| Sep 13, 2010
The best medicine for a longer, healthier life may be the support of family and friends: That's the conclusion of an exhaustive July report looking at studies over three decades on social relationships and mortality.
People with adequate social...
| Sep 23, 2010
In 2004, New York's Shelley Contin-Hubbs was diagnosed with the most advanced stage of breast cancer; two different doctors told her she could have as little as six months to live.
Contin-Hubbs found a third physician, one who was as optimistic and...
| Sep 20, 2010
Attention 20-year-old men: Look at the people around you. Are most of them women? If so, you're in for a longer life (statistically speaking). On the other hand, if the men outnumber the women, you might want to consider moving somewhere like Hartford,...
| Sep 20, 2010
Studded with vivid character sketches and evocative descriptions of the American landscape, journalist Judy Pasternak's scarifying account of uranium mining's disastrous consequences often reads like a novel — though you will wish that the bad...
| Aug 16, 2011
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has powered his political career on the largesse of donors like Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, who gave the governor $1.12 million in recent years.
And donors like Simmons have found the rewards to be mutual, reaping benefits...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 6:17 PM
Mitt Romney will not participate in the Iowa straw poll this summer, a possible sign that he will not make a full-fledged effort to win that state's leadoff nominating contests in 2012.
In a statement issued Thursday evening, Romney's campaign said it...
| Jun 18, 2011
In Jon Huntsman's final weeks as ambassador to China, he stressed that he would not decide whether to run for president until he returned to the United States -- an important statement, because sitting ambassadors are prohibited from actively taking...
| May 17, 2011
| 10:03 PM
Disney is opening a new research lab.
According to a report in the Boston Globe, Disney is opening a lab in the Boston-area neighborhood of East Cambridge, just a short distance from M.I.T. The project there comes a little more than a decade after Disney...
| Aug 18, 2011
Dear SOS: On a trip to Zion National Park, we had the most delicious meatloaf at Wildcat Willies in Springdale, Utah. Please ask the chef to share the recipe. I'd love to try it.
Dear Suzy: This is one heckuva meatloaf! The...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 4:32 PM
UCF has been awarded $1.05 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to promote clean energy start-up companies through a competition that eventually will encompass the entire Southeast. UCF's MegaWatt Ventures competition is one of five projects the...
| Jun 30, 2011
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Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University. Her research considers the impact of political comedy and political entertainment on everyday life. She also studies public...