| May 24, 2011
Let's be blunt: If you like to take lots of vacation, the United States is not the place to work.
Besides a handful of national holidays, the typical American worker bee gets two or three precious weeks off out of a whole year to relax and see the...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 5:05 PM
I don't know any Joneses, and if I did I wouldn't waste my time trying to keep up with them.
Not on pointless things like the price of my car, color of my lawn or size of my TV, at least. I do like to compete on the size of my belly though, in that...
| Jan 12, 2012
"Engineered Doomsday." "Mutant Bird Flu." These may sound like the names of disaster movies, but they are headlines on recent news reports about experiments involving the H5N1 influenza virus.
The H5N1 virus is known as a "bird flu" because it mainly...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 1:21 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Lighting up could be slowing you down in the bedroom, suggests a new study.
Men who successfully stopped smoking improved on lab measurements of sexual health more than those who relapsed after a quit-smoking program. The...
| Oct 24, 2010
"Hello, I'm Walter Cronkite." The stentorian voice booms from an oversize replica of an early console television. To viewers older than 40, the image on the screen is familiar, though more distant with the passing of years. Younger observers appear...
| Sep 26, 2011
Shel Hershorn, a photojournalist who documented the tumult of the 1960s and then dropped out to live a rustic lifestyle in northern New Mexico, died Sept. 17 at a nursing home in Espanola, N.M. He was 82.
Born in Denver on June 11, 1929, Herbert...
| May 17, 2011
Ah, hindsight. Some of life's best lessons spring from the gnawing shoulda, coulda, woulda of missed opportunities.
Just ask any graduating college senior to reflect on the last four years:
If only I'd been more outgoing as a freshman, I might have more...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 10:02 PM
Dr. Ralph M. Steinman was a creative and dogged researcher who spent years convincing a doubting scientific community that he had found cells that were key to the working of the immune system.
Diagnosed in 2007 with pancreatic cancer, which usually kills...
| Apr 3, 2012
You walk out of the house, and you find that your garage has been spray-painted by a vandal.
You see a guy toss a bag of trash out his car window.
Your lawn is a minefield because somebody walks their dog there and doesn't clean up.
These random acts...
| Sep 10, 2010
Every year, well-meaning fitness magazines and newspaper articles warn that our brains will melt like ice cream if we exercise outside in the heat of the day.
Triple-digit temperatures and sauna-thick humidity are facts of life in some places. But it's a...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 6:28 PM
Like a lot of young women, Kelsey Webb, 25, has been off and on birth control pills since she was 18. Every time she started taking them, she gained 5 to 10 pounds. "My normal weight is around 125 pounds. On the pill, I would get up to 130 or 135," says...
| Sep 27, 2010
Yoga guru Baron Baptiste says that when he was approached about developing a yoga program for multiple sclerosis patients, he grabbed the opportunity.
"It was kind of exciting to me to take my skills of teaching yoga and making the benefits of yoga...