| Jul 27, 2011
Somewhere between Skull Island and the Crazy Horse Saloon, I lost her. There I was in the blistering sun of a Texas summer, a 7-year-old in rumpled shorts and a pixie haircut, suddenly missing a sister 12 years my senior.
I remember feeling afraid, but I...
| Nov 25, 2010
| 6:00 AM
Wham! Bam! Ka-Pow!
A bruising brawl involving comic-book superheroes, Saturday morning cartoon characters and extreme sports icons will change the ride and roller coaster landscape of Six Flags' 11 U.S. amusement parks in 2011.
| Nov 12, 2010
| 9:44 AM
It already feels as if 2011 is shaping up as a tweener ye
ar for new rides and attractions at U.S. theme parks.
Last year saw the blockbuster debuts of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida and the "World of...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 5:50 AM
Some 2 million Americans adolescents experienced a bout of major depression last year, but only about a third of them got any help in dealing with the sadness, irritability, anxiety, guilt and loss of interest and energy that are the hallmarks of such...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Illinois' Class of 2011 posted the highest average ACT score in a decade — 20.9 — but the performance fell below the national average and most graduates left high school unprepared for key college classes, data released Wednesday show....
| Sep 29, 2010
A brief needle-in-the-back test could someday tell you, if you were inclined to know, whether you're likely to suffer from neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, and how bad the condition will be in your case.
Researchers are using...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 4:41 PM
With a flag hanging outside her house, a crate of Girl Scout cookies in her living room and a dog named for Disney sensation Miley Cyrus at her feet, Laurie Thompson is about as American as it gets.
The same cannot be said for the 14-week-old twins in...
| Nov 22, 2010
It's frighteningly easy to drop a couple of hundred dollars on a holiday present. If you're considering spending big money on a health-related gift, you'll want to make sure that it will do something besides take up space in the gift bag.
| Sep 29, 2010
| 1:09 PM
When Angel McNall arrived at the hospital in labor with her second son in February, she was in excruciating pain. The baby was facing her front instead of her back, in a posterior position, which can make labor more painful because the baby's skull pushes...
| Jan 7, 2011
Marriage breakups can be tense. And when divorcing couples sell their homes, it's buyer, agent and everyone else beware.
Nationally, there are about 1 million divorces a year, and in most cases there's a home that needs to be sold. That can mean great...
| Jan 11, 2011
A reader asks: Are there other health insurance options besides high-risk pools for people who can't get coverage in the individual market because of a preexisting condition?
The answer: It depends on where you live.
Under the current health insurance...