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  • Love lessons from the Boomers

    Love lessons from the Boomers
    Baby boomer marriages are having a best of times/worst of times moment. Despite the overall divorce rate in the U.S. dropping during the past two decades, the rate of couples divorcing after age 50 has doubled. In 1990, fewer than 10 percent of...
  • Study shows simple ways to reduce hospital infection risk

    Study shows simple ways to reduce hospital infection risk
    A recent study of nearly 75,000 patients describes two simple techniques that decreased by more than a third the risk of patients developing a type of bacterial infection resistant to certain antibiotics. In addition, the number of bloodstream...
  • Corrie Wallace, helps immigrants with education

     Corrie Wallace, helps immigrants with education
    Corrie Wallace has helped immigrant parents — from the Philippines, Mexico, Malawi, Russia, Poland, Pakistan and elsewhere — navigate the sometimes puzzling American public school system, giving them tools, as she says, to "help parents help...
  • Vacations with a payoff

    Vacations with a payoff
    Picking a volunteer vacation is a lot like dating: The choices are mind-boggling, but finding the right fit takes work. Treat the search like a job. Opportunities to travel and immerse yourself in a different culture are everywhere. You can enlist...
  • Loves every aspect of the pastry business

    Loves every aspect of the pastry business
    Sophie Evanoff Owner, Vanille Patisserie 2229 N. Clybourn Ave. and at the French Market, 131 N. Clinton St. When Sophie Evanoff was a kid, she baked from scratch with her mother and occasionally took a day off school. "Any time the church would...
  • University of Michigan study links social media and narcissism

    University of Michigan study links social media and narcissism
    For those Americans unnerved by the popularity of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, a new study from the University of Michigan will come as little surprise. And it might even add some smugness.   The gist of the study:  Narcissists “...
  • Pioneer shared 'Old Southern Cooking'

     Pioneer shared 'Old Southern Cooking'
    Abby Fisher arrived in San Francisco a generation after the Gold Rush ready to make her fortune. In a few short years, she won kudos and prizes for her pickles, jellies and preserves, set up her own pickling business and made influential friends who...
  • Coming Together in Skokie festival features authors

    Coming Together in Skokie festival features authors
    For six weeks beginning Sunday, Skokie becomes a cradle of civilization as its fourth annual Coming Together in Skokie festival focuses on Greek culture. Local libraries, schools, colleges, museums, churches and other locations will host cultural events...
  • Habits linked to obesity may differ for boys and girls

    Habits linked to obesity may differ for boys and girls
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some behaviors, such as TV watching and eating school lunches, were linked to obesity among sixth grade boys and girls in a new study, but other risk factors were gender specific. Involvement in sports, for example, was tied...
  • It's finals week: Do you know what your teen is taking to study so hard?

    It's finals week: Do you know what your teen is taking to study so hard?
    By the end of high school, 12% of teens say they have taken a stimulant medication for reasons other than to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But parents, including many of those whose kids are taking ADHD drugs in a bid to boost...
  • Resident work hour limits introduce new concerns

    Resident work hour limits introduce new concerns
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Restrictions on work hours for doctors-in-training may end up inadvertently limiting their educational opportunities and increasing errors, new research suggests. Long shifts and lack of sleep among medical residents have long...
  • Millions of workers might dump employer plans under Obamacare: study

    Millions of workers might dump employer plans under Obamacare: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - As many as 37 million Americans who receive health coverage through employers may be better off with the government-subsidized insurance plans that will be offered under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law for next year,...