| Sep 24, 2010
Cataracts, a clouding of the eye's lens that blocks vision, are common in people 65 and older. But although age is a major risk factor, you may be able to slow the process. Some tips:
Wear sunglasses. The sun's ultraviolet rays can speed up tissue...
| Sep 19, 2010
In "Knuffle Bunny" and "Knuffle Bunny, Too," readers fell in love with the highly expressive Trixie in her pre-verbal and preschool states. Along with her, we experience the drama of (temporarily) losing her beloved stuffed Knuffle Bunny, and we strain...
| Sep 17, 2010
| 6:19 PM
Have you ever wondered how to get rid of your back pain? Have you ever wondered how you got the crazy back pain in the first place? Statistics have shown that 80% of Americans have had some kind of lower back pain. I have been one of those statistics...
| Sep 19, 2010
Imagine being in a judo fight and not being able to see your opponent, or anything at all.
Nicholas Hoekstra knows what that is like. He is a judo fighter from West Michigan who is completely blind.
The University of Michigan graduate lost his eye sight...
| Sep 11, 2010
Orr was one of 19 patients to receive the telescope seven years ago at Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat Associates. The Charlotte practice was the only one in the state to participate in the clinical trial in 2003.
Medicare still has to review and...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 2:23 PM
Part Two: I'm continuing this week with ideas and tricks to make your cosmetic application easier.
Smoother lips: Lip pencils can redefine the lips and prevent lipstick from bleeding into the finer lip lines. First, use a camouflage lip liner around the...
| Oct 3, 2010
It's been almost 29 years since Edith Head's died, but interest in the enigmatic American costume designer with the signature, seemingly impenetrable, circular eyeglasses has never waned. This fall, the Hollywood legend is the subject of a new book, as...
| Oct 1, 2010
| 10:36 PM
Here is a puzzle for you: What do Ricky Gervais, Oscar Wilde and your very own Printer's Row have in common?
Last night I went to see Ricky Gervais' stand-up at the Chicago Theatre and he did a bit about Oscar Wilde's famous quote "I have nothing to...
| Oct 2, 2010
| 8:09 PM
Can simple makeup and costumery bring out the evil intentions in a person?
Looking back at a childhood where the worlds of "Sleeping Beauty" and "Snow White" were as natural to me as the one I actually lived in, I can't think of any time where I...
| Oct 21, 2010
Between acceptance and defiance there's a middle way of relatively small tweaks that will make an old face look younger.
Age affects every nook and cranny of the body, but nowhere are the consequences on such open display as on our faces. Dozens of...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 4:56 PM
"The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South"
By Alex Heard
Harper, 416 pages, $26.99
What begets a work like 'The Eyes of Willie McGee,' a book that should be must reading for serious students of 20th century U....
| Jul 17, 2010
According to recent surveys, the Danes, with their socialist monarchy, carpe diem atheism and boisterous birth rates, are the happiest people on the planet. Just don't try telling this to Thomas E. Kennedy. His ensnaring, original novel, "In the Company...