| Sep 17, 2012
Mark Thierer has a sticker for everything: golf balls, fruit, cars, states, letters, numbers. In all, he thinks he has probably 40,000 of them, collected from around the world.
"If you're ever actually looking for them, you'd be amazed where you'd...
| Jul 30, 2012
Laura Pincus Hartman stood before a congregation in a church just south of 75th Street, gazing at anticipatory faces.
The pastor had just finished preaching an hour-long sermon from the Gospel of Mark about Jesus healing a woman. Hartman was about...
| Oct 2, 2010
| 5:46 PM
The world of America's soldiers come sharply into focus without the need for film clips, old newsreel footage or graphic photographs at the National Constitution Center's new exhibition, "Art of the American Soldier."
Soldiers swapped their guns for...
| May 6, 2010
Blogging moms and nutritionists are criticizing a new formula for toddlers that comes in chocolate and vanilla flavors as an early start to obesity.
"Is it really a good idea to get our kids hooked on all things chocolate at the same time they're...
| Sep 15, 2010
There has never been a magic prescription to help millions of obese Americans lose weight. Whether one is any closer to reality is now under scrutiny.
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will decide Wednesday whether the diet drug Meridia...
| Aug 31, 2010
It's a tough balancing act: finding child care while working full time. Can you leave early to relieve the sitter, or maybe to see your son's soccer game? Parents are constantly trying to be everywhere at once. How can we be proactive parents without...
| May 21, 2009
Dr. Mark Geier has, he says, solved the riddle of autism. He says he has identified its cause and, in the powerful drug Lupron, found an effective treatment -- what he calls a "major discovery."
But behind Geier's bold assertion is a troubling paper...
| Aug 4, 2009
As a candidate for president, Barack Obama lambasted drug companies and the influence they wielded in Washington. He even ran a television ad targeting the industry's chief lobbyist, former Louisiana congressman Billy Tauzin, and the role Tauzin played in...
| Mar 12, 2009
| 9:45 PM
Movies have been made and treatises have been written on the role of barbershops in African American life. In the pre-Civil Rights era, they were one of the first businesses that black men, especially in the South, could own, and, outside of churches, one...
| Jun 6, 2008
For almost 20 years, they've been painting the town red in Temecula.
Atop onion fields and grazing pastures, they've built a parade of 4,000- and 5,000-square-foot houses -- palaces, many of them, with turrets and faux backyard grottoes, with six-car...
| Sep 30, 2007
What science the Bush administration chooses to stifle or promote seems to be a matter of politics and economics. According to a recent story in the Washington Post, the multibillion-dollar baby formula industry pressured the Department of Health and...
| Sep 12, 2008
Not every teenager is willing to admit his hometown is an awesome place.
Tommy Filkin is.
Scanning the Lake Michigan beach where he is a lifeguard, this shaggy-haired 16-year-old says of Lake Forest: "I love it here. It's a nice, safe place to grow up....