| Jan 15, 2013
Dyer Brainerd Holmes
NASA manned space flight director
Dyer Brainerd Holmes, 91, director of manned space flight for NASA when Americans were making their early forays into space in the early 1960s, died Friday at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., of...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:36 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Screening one- and two-year-olds for lazy eye can reliably detect children at risk for vision problems, a new study suggests.
Researchers found tests by trained volunteers correctly caught a similar proportion of toddlers...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:28 PM
One in nine of us works in sales, according to the U.S. government. The other eight in nine of us work in... sales, according to Daniel Pink. We just don't sell it as such. "They're not stalking customers in a furniture showroom, but they — make...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 10:46 AM
There has been a lot of news about medical tests lately. Physicians are coming out against unnecessary testing and screenings to save patients time, money and health risks.
As a senior, how do you know which tests or screenings you should have done, and...
| Nov 30, 2012
— Take a walk around Lathrop Hall at the University of Missouri, and it won't take long before you meet someone from the Chicago area.
There are the roommates from Barrington and Cary, and, two doors down, freshmen from Lemont and Mount Prospect....
| Dec 2, 2012
Six years ago, when University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign officials announced plans to enroll more undergraduates from outside the state, the public outcry was so intense that the plan was scrapped within a week.
But despite the university's...
| Dec 19, 2012
If I could sum up my breast-feeding ordeal in one image, it would be me sitting in a hospital bed with one of my newborn sons cradled in my arms.
Above me hovers the lactation consultant, her complexion dewy, her curls buoyant. She clearly hasn't...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 3:44 PM
David Plowden's second-floor office in his Winnetka home is not the sanctuary that was his now-shuttered basement darkroom. It is more prone to distractions, but that is just one of the allowances that the celebrated 80-year-old photographer has made to...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 1:01 PM
The literary events at the Chicago Humanities Festival are illustrative of the festival's sprawling theme, “America.” A diverse array of voices, perspectives and characters will illuminate the American experience. And for those whose passion...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:04 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teens and preteens with a parent deployed in the military may be more likely to binge drink or misuse prescription drugs, according to a new study.
Previous studies have found that with a parent's multiple deployments come...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 6:36 PM
Visionaries. Blake had a special name for them: "Mental Travellers." Their bodies might be enslaved, but not their minds, which roamed and saw things "cold earth wanderers never knew."
If you consider yourself one of these travelers, you're in good...