| Sep 8, 2010
| 2:12 PM
For 10-year-old Jacob Krause, getting ready for the new school year wasn't a simple matter of back-to-school shopping. It also involved working out logistics for getting to the bathroom as many as 20 times during a single school day.
| Apr 28, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Janell absolutely rocks, recapping last night's Idol from her vacation. Here's the story:Let me set the scene for you guys. I’m in a hotel room as I type this, my two kids are a barricaded door away supposedly sleeping, but......
| May 4, 2011
| 1:17 PM
When is it OK to catch some shut-eye on the job?
Workplace snoozing has been the topic of an awful lot of water-cooler jesting lately — at least among those awake enough to remember their conversations.
First, there were a rash of reported...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 1:22 PM
It's home-stretch time at Magooby's Joke House, as the Baltimore area's most exhausted comics prepare for the last few hours of their 81-hour comedy marathon.
"Things have all worked out," comic Jim Meyer said Thursday afternoon, just minutes after...
| Dec 27, 2011
All the presents have been opened; wrapping paper is strewn all over the house. The dog is wearing a large shiny bow, courtesy of the kids; while the cat has one end of a piece of curling ribbon hanging out of her mouth and the other end hanging out her...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Are you tired, run-down, listless? The answer to your problem is probably not in a little brown bottle. It could be as simple as a good night’s sleep. But for 45 million Americans, that’s an elusive dream. Even worse, sleep deprivation,...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 5:26 PM
It was hard to tell whether his eyes were actually open when Derek Jones shuffled into his dimly lit kitchen at 5:45 a.m., the smell of bacon in the air. The 16-year-old didn't speak, but took directions from his mother who whispered: "I have your...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 5:42 AM
Sure, the yearly switch to daylight saving time always puts some of us into a funk and a fog.
It's true that it's harder to concentrate on writing that legal brief or counting out the correct change. It can't be denied that to the sleep-deprived, small...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:35 PM
WASHINGTON The CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques on foreign terror suspects a practice that has provoked international condemnation was more widespread than the agency has publicly acknowledged, Senate investigators have learned.
| Apr 2, 2014
Ernest Hemingway once wrote that "the things of the night cannot be explained in the day." A litany of nocturnal disasters in recent history certainly supports his observation.
Consider the time of day in all of the following: At 4 a.m. on March 28,...
| Mar 31, 2014
Last week's CTA derailment left me with a queasily fresh awareness of the dangers of nodding off while operating a vehicle.
Not just for a train operator, like the one who apparently fell asleep at the controls of a Blue Line train, which went on to...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Earlier this month, the publication Scientific American reported that a series of studies at both Harvard University and the University of Utah showed that people are more likely to make ethical decisions in the morning than they are as the day wears on....