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  • Raising the high-tech bar on workout wear

    Raising the high-tech bar on workout wear
    Back in the day, a runner hit the pavement wearing cotton shorts and a cotton T-shirt, and when things got hot, sweat turned those clothes into a big, wet, stinky mess. Today, fitness clothing is all about nanoparticles that suspend moisture, compression...
  • Possible changes to five health law provisions could have big effects

    Possible changes to five health law provisions could have big effects
    The Republican effort to repeal the health care law is sure to founder in the Democratic-controlled Senate, but that doesn't mean that the GOP is ending its assault on the law. House Republicans are already beginning work in committees to lop off and...
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder's home in Mansfield, Missouri: The center of the 'Little House' world

    Laura Ingalls Wilder's home in Mansfield, Missouri: The center of the 'Little House' world
    If you grew up female in the second half of the 20th century in the United States, you might hold these "truths" about children's literature to be self-evident: •Nancy Drew commanded a certain loyalty from readers, but we all knew that real-life...
  • What's a lollapalooza?

    What's a lollapalooza?
    Two thoughts, as we watch Columbus Drive transform into a wall of portable toilets. One, must be Lollapalooza time. Two, where on Earth did that word come from? Legend and Encyclopedia Britannica have it that founder and Jane's Addiction leader Perry...
  • What's with 'come with'?

    What's with 'come with'?
    We Midwesterners have a way with words. And the rest of the country has a way of replying, "Say what?" Consider this e-mail from Northern Californian Carolyn Koehler, in response to an article about commonly mixed-up words. (More on the mixed-up words...
  • A rate-cut crash course

    A rate-cut crash course
    So you've been cruising along with affordable car insurance for years thanks to a clean driving record. Then, like an annoying fender bender during slow-moving traffic — bam — your premium skyrockets. The reason? Could be you've added a...
  • Ask Tom why: How many people were killed in the Joplin, Mo., tornado and how does it rank among deadly tornadoes in the U.S.?

    Dear Tom, The tornado that hit Joplin, Mo., has faded from the news. What was the final death toll, and how does that tornado rank among deadly tornadoes in this country? —Phil Brown, Chicago Dear Phil, The tornado that ravaged Joplin, Mo.,...
  • Neither snow nor rain nor … violence?

    Neither snow nor rain nor … violence?
    On a chilly fall morning, mail carrier Khalalisa Norris wheeled her cart along West Congress Parkway in the city's Austin neighborhood. She had just dropped a bundle of envelopes into the mail slot of a two-flat graystone, when she heard a man call from a...
  • What else are you going to do with all that corn?

    What else are you going to do with all that corn?
    Because Iowa is the nation's top corn-producing state it should, in turn, produce bourbon, thought Jeff Quint, founder of Cedar Ridge Distillery, when he first began distilling vodka in 2004. That's because bourbon, by definition, is a whiskey made of a...
  • Green beer: Not just for St. Patty's Day

    Green beer: Not just for St. Patty's Day
    Over a plate of eggs from a free-range, hormone-free, vegetarian-fed, organic chicken, I pondered the carbon footprint of my beer consumption. I recycle bottles and cans, sure; but is that enough to offset all the water, energy and other resources that...
  • Review: 'Eating Animals' by Jonathan Safran Foer

    Review: 'Eating Animals' by Jonathan Safran Foer
    "Eating Animals" By Jonathan Safran Foer Little Brown, 352 pages $25.99 Americans spend less of their income on food than any other civilization in history. We demanded cheap food. And we've gotten it. But at a heavy price, according to Jonathan Safran...