| Jun 15, 2011
Newborns today are more likely to be breast-fed than were babies from generations in the recent past, experts say.
But the sight of a mom breast-feeding her hungry baby in a public space — even discreetly — is still unacceptable to some and...
| Jul 5, 2011
It's the height of wedding season, and brides are getting ready to say "I do." Why not make your special day truly unique by finding, say, a giant elephant to stroll you down the aisle? Sound a bit odd? According to 1-800-Registry(1800registry.com)...
| Jul 6, 2011
Nationwide, the age-65-and-older population increased by 15 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to a recent Brookings Institution analysis of 2010 Census Bureau data. But many major U.S. cities are aging much faster than that. Some 31 metro areas,...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 1:42 PM
T.J. Hromisin's parents haven't left his side since the young man returned from Iraq in 2007 blinded, with a traumatic brain injury and unable to care for himself.
An Iraqi sniper had shot the 24-year-old in his left temple, expertly targeting a small...
| May 24, 2011
"School's out for summer!" Those Alice Cooper lyrics may still rock certain segments of the population, but when it comes to 10 weeks without the child care that the school year provides, Mom and Dad may not be as excited.
Whether you work in a...
| May 10, 2011
To be gay and Christian at the same time can feel like conflicting identities, but a weeklong summer camp in Minnesota gives teens license to be both.
"For some of these kids it's perhaps the first time in their lives they can be truly authentic," said...
| May 6, 2011
Traditionally, spring is when prospective homebuyers come out of hibernation and begin the hunt for their next residence. But with the economy still in flux, budget battles raging in Washington and a housing market on shaky ground, many house hunters...
| Aug 3, 2011
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...
| Nov 11, 2010
Dear Nancy: Three weeks ago, I was driving home when my car hit a hole in the street. Within minutes, both the front and back tires on the passenger side went flat. After I called the tire shop, they came and told me that the rims had bent on impact. This...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 4:54 PM
For me, it was all about ethical meat.
For years I'd been searching for meat I could feel OK about — in terms of the environment, health and animal welfare.
But I never imagined my quest for the most politically correct meat could end with what...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 3:26 PM
Not long ago, I interviewed the chief operating officer of electrical giant Exelon in my jammies.
He didn't seem to notice.
I was telecommuting from my dining room, doing my part for the planet.
Increasingly, other Americans are, too.