| Jul 31, 2011
The news from Washington — bickering over the debt ceiling, poor prospects for the economy — hasn't been uplifting lately. It's time for some beach reading.
And I have just the ticket. There's a whole crop of potential Republican presidential...
| Aug 28, 2011
Until a few weeks ago, the race for the Republican presidential nomination seemed wide open. There was a presumptive front-runner, Mitt Romney, but he held first place mostly because he was a familiar face; his support among Republican voters appeared...
| Sep 3, 2010
With Labor Day only a few days away, many families will be traveling this weekend. Some are heading to the mountains, or maybe camping and hiking in a national park. Others may be headed for adventures in South America or even Asia and encounter higher...
| Jul 1, 2010
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Nagging is one of the worst things an in-law can do, because it makes you feel stupid. If they're so worried about your situation, they should sit down and help you develop a concrete plan. When we were starting out, me, my wife, and our three girls lived...
| Jun 30, 2010
Not only is obesity bad for your health, it's one major factor behind skyrocketing healthcare costs. Even so, Americans are still losing the battle of the bulge in a big way. In fact, a new report from the Trust for America's Health says rates have...
| Aug 26, 2010
To donate the stem cell-rich umbilical cord blood produced during the birth of her daughter, Jaime Feaster of Lake Charles, La., would have had to drive more than two hours to the nearest hospital equipped to collect it.
That's a long way to go when you'...
| Oct 1, 2010
We all know we're supposed to exercise, to move our muscles and be strong.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates about three-fourths of older adults are sedentary, despite informative articles insisting activity helps prevent many related...
| Jun 28, 2010
Fitness these days means balancing physical health with financial health. If the goal is to shrink that bulge under your clothes, you'll do it, but it will be coming from your wallet, not your spare tire. Before you sign a gym contract, consider these...
| Oct 26, 2010
Tony Horton — effusive, energetic, enthusiastic — bounds into a hotel ballroom on a recent Saturday morning and leaps onto the platform set up for him. The 300-plus people in the crowd cheer when he says he's 52. They get even louder when he...
| Jul 2, 2010
Elite and pro athletes using drugs to enhance performance is nothing new. But poker players? Really?
Researchers from Nova Southeastern University in Florida interviewed 198 professional, semi-pro, amateur and recreational players from the U.S. and...
| Jul 14, 2010
Attention, expectant dads: Moms aren't the only ones who experience health risks before or after birth.
Even though fathers-to-be don't go through the physical changes of carrying a child, some have insomnia, nausea, irritability or even labor pains, a...