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  • hCG diet leaves some hungry for less

    hCG diet leaves some hungry for less
    When Lynn Patterson resolved to lose weight early this year, she took a hormone normally associated with pregnancy, not dieting. The 53-year-old Catonsville nurse went on the hCG diet, named for human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone that is produced...
  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Freedom' by Jonathan Franzen

    BOOK REVIEW: 'Freedom' by Jonathan Franzen
    Jonathan Franzen begins his fourth novel, "Freedom," with an extended set piece introducing Walter and Patty Berglund, urban homesteaders who, back in the 1980s, moved to the crumbling core of St. Paul, Minn., and became "the young pioneers of Ramsey...
  • Click it, even if it doesn't warrant a ticket

    Click it, even if it doesn't warrant a ticket
    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...
  • 9 companies hiring now

    9 companies hiring now
    Targeting companies you want to work for can be an effective job-search strategy, particularly if you make connections with people who already work there. But which companies should you target? While it's smart to approach your dream company about a...
  • Bill Barich's 'Long Way Home' started with John Steinbeck's 'Travels With Charley'

    Bill Barich's 'Long Way Home' started with John Steinbeck's 'Travels With Charley'
    American author Bill Barich, a resident of Ireland these past nine years, was rummaging through a local secondhand shop in the summer of 2008 when he stumbled across a "beat up old copy" of "Travels With Charley," John Steinbeck's late-in-life attempt...
  • Indie rock star Jennifer Herrema pairs with Volcom on jeans collection

    Indie rock star Jennifer Herrema pairs with Volcom on jeans collection
    Denim and rock 'n' roll go hand in hand, so it makes sense that indie rock goddess Jennifer Herrema would eventually come out with her own jeans collection, a series of patched-up, skinny-fit, shred-to-hell designs that blend two unlikely extremes: high-...
  • George Crumb hears the heartbeat of America

    George Crumb hears the heartbeat of America
    Reporting from Media, Pa. — Despite having turned 81 less than three weeks ago, American composer George Crumb remains deeply absorbed in his craft. The native of Charleston, W.V., has been nestled in his suburban Philadelphia home for 45 years....
  • Children and heart disease risk

    Children and heart disease risk
    Signs of heart disease — generally thought to be a disease of middle age — can be seen even in children, cardiologists now know. But risk factors in children and young adults run the risk of being undetected and untreated, largely because of...
  • Ralph Albertazzie dies at 88; Air Force One pilot for Nixon

    Ralph Albertazzie dies at 88; Air Force One pilot for Nixon
    Ralph Albertazzie's most memorable flight as President Richard Nixon's personal pilot on Air Force One was the final, history-making journey they took together. Summoned to fly Nixon home to Orange County after the president resigned on Aug. 9, 1974,...
  • Julia 'Judy' Bonds dies at 58; environmental activist fought coal giant Massey

    Julia 'Judy' Bonds dies at 58; environmental activist fought coal giant Massey
    Julia "Judy" Bonds, a West Virginia environmental activist who garnered national attention for her homespun opposition to mountaintop removal coal mining, has died, the environmental group Coal River Mountain Watch said. She was 58 and had cancer. Bonds,...
  • Jamie Oliver: Food fighter

    Jamie Oliver: Food fighter
    Jamie Oliver presses a "happy cow" veggie burger on me with the fervor of a believer handing out religious pamphlets. He asks me whether I love it, but his smile is pure certainty that I will -- and even love him for making it. He's stepped out from the...