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  • Tips for travelers with allergies

    Tips for travelers with allergies
    Traveling can be tough enough, but if you or other family members suffer from food allergies, hitting the road can be a nightmare. About 4% of adults and up to 8% of children younger than 4 have allergies to various foods and additives, according to the...
  • Houston's offbeat art scene

    Houston's offbeat art scene
    Let's play a quick word association game. I say "Houston," and you say, "(Fill in the blank)." You probably did not answer "quirky." "Astrodome," maybe, or "humid," or "We've got a problem." All solid, serious words that evoke the opposite of quirk. But...
  • Another kind of guide

    Another kind of guide
    The way to approach Texas is from space — you see the United States, the land mass south of everything looms up at the bottom of the country, Oklahoma rushes past, the sky gets dusty, boom, you're in a used-car lot outside Dallas, humid. Texas is so...
  • International visitors' favorite places to visit in the U.S.

    International visitors' favorite places to visit in the U.S.
    Whether you're shopping at Tiffany, contemplating the Liberty Bell, hiking in Yosemite National Park or throwing dice inLas Vegas, odds are good you'll meet an international tourist enjoying America alongside you. New York, Florida, California, Nevada...
  • Quinn pardons 50 for past crimes

    Quinn pardons 50 for past crimes
    Rosa Young-Bey Williams said she had been praying for what happened Friday, the day Gov. Pat Quinn made her one of 50 people getting pardons for past crimes. The 64-year-old Williams now lives in Vista, Calif., but she said her teaching career was cut...
  • Pregnant breast cancer patients more likely to survive

    Pregnant breast cancer patients more likely to survive
    There may be few pregnancy nightmares worse than finding a lump in one’s breast, given the dueling fears that if it’s cancer, treatment could harm the developing fetus, while delay and pregnancy hormones could fuel a tumor’s growth....
  • Psychiatrists prescribe remedies for school bullying

    Psychiatrists prescribe remedies for school bullying
    Bullying in school is a process that arises out of toxic group dynamics, not a problem originating with a single troubled person. It may not feel that way when you've just been jeered at by one of the stars of the school's athletic program or the...
  • 10 fast-growing retirement spots

    10 fast-growing retirement spots
    Nationwide, the age-65-and-older population increased by 15 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to a recent Brookings Institution analysis of 2010 Census Bureau data. But many major U.S. cities are aging much faster than that. Some 31 metro areas,...
  • Governors group is Perry's largest donor

    Governors group is Perry's largest donor
    The biggest political donor to Texas Gov. Rick Perry during his 11-year tenure has not been one of the state's oil barons or cattle ranchers, but a Washington-based organization into which Perry helped funnel millions of dollars. The Republican Governors...
  • Placebos may help women with sexual dysfunction

    Placebos may help women with sexual dysfunction
    Women with low sexual arousal who took a placebo drug showed an improvement in symtpoms, a new study finds. The 12-week double-blind study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, followed 50 women who were diagnosed with female sexual arousal...
  • The unlikely lawyer in Conrad Murray's corner

    The unlikely lawyer in Conrad Murray's corner
    As his trial in the death of Michael Jackson approached, Dr. Conrad Murray found himself with an unlikely new cardiology patient — his own attorney. A battery of tests determined that the chest pains Ed Chernoff was experiencing were symptoms of...
  • Florida moves up to No. 7 in AP Poll

     
    With the Texas Longhorns losing (badly) to UCLA, the Florida Gators have benefitted moving to the seventh spot in this week's AP poll. The top was unchanged with Alabama, Ohio State and Boise State occupying the top three spots. Miami improved to 16 and...