| Oct 15, 2010
There's just no denying it any more. Itchy, gross bedbugs are back in the United States, and their rapid spread has many thinking an epidemic is well underway. Residents of New York, Chicago, the Midwest, Alaska and elsewhere are currently coping with...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 8:39 AM
One ad shows a pig in a sauna. Another reads: “Fresh Bacteria Casserole. MMMM.” While still another reads: “Now Serving Salmonella, With a Side of E. Coli.”
The ads may seem odd and offbeat, maybe even funny. But their messages...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 4:00 PM
The folks at PETA are now baring their sweet tooths by sponsoring a contest to find the best vegan frozen dessert in the country.
The Chicago Diner is among the six contest finalists, according to a press release from PETA (People for the Ethical...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 10:18 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - This would have made an interesting episode of "The Brady Bunch."
Florence Henderson, the actress who played perky mom Carol Brady in the beloved family sitcom, says she once got crabs after a one-night-stand with career...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 11:32 AM
The table in Jack Samuels' Fells Point office is piled two feet high with books, papers, scientific journals and grant applications.
Samuels' wife likes to tease him that he has a hoarding problem, just like the people he studies. In reality, those...
| Feb 28, 2011
You use seat belts, right?
Most people do. The undeniable safety advantages, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's ubiquitous "Click It or Ticket" campaign, the fear of seeing those flashing lights in your rearview mirror all help...
| Sep 21, 2010
| 10:51 AM
Brian Norgard left his job in April, but this isn't another unemployment story.
Historically, times of recession have proved opportune for starting new businesses. By the same token, we've seen start-ups flourish in the last few years, but Norgard has...
| Jun 21, 2011
In the era of iPods, cellphones and BlackBerrys, overnight summer camps are tussling with how much technology should intrude upon their bucolic bubbles.
Most camps are trying to hold the line against the onslaught, implementing a flurry of rules —...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 2:18 PM
The hidden cameras were perched in Grant Park near Buckingham Fountain. What they captured, at least from what we could tell during a few minutes of watching, were tentative creatures circling an odd structure constructed for a few hours. It was not as ...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 7:55 AM
Not long after birth, especially if you have siblings, you realize you are not the only person on the planet. Apparently that fact has not sunk in with patrons of Starbucks, barbecue joints or breakfast cafes judging by the grumbling and gnashing of...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 2:44 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Jonathon LaPaglia was born in Adelaide, Australia, on this date in 1969. This birthday guy has starred on TV series such as "The District," "Seven Days" and "New York Undercover." He played a recurring role on "Cold Case" and has...