delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 04:56:34 +0000 Physician Focus: HIV/AIDS, then and now Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:27:08 +0000 By Dr. Thomas Treadwell More Content Now It was the first official account of what was later to be identified as HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that leads to AIDS. The deaths were the first of [...]]]> Looking Up: Here comes Mars Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:52:07 +0000 By Peter Becker More Content Now Named for the Roman god of war, the fourth planet from the sun has struck our imagination for thousands of years. Our active presence with robotic landers, rovers and imaging satellites about the planet have only deepened our fascination and raised more questions.
How would you describe the color of Mars? We call it the "red" planet, yet it isn't [...]]]>
App Finder: Best gardening apps Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 GARDEN PLANTS GROWING GUIDE: This app has information on flowers, vegetables and herbs and lets you look up specific plants. It will tell you how to care for the plant and give other tips. Free for Android.
GARDENS: This app from Into lets you take pictures of the plants in your [...]]]>
Suzette Martinez Standring: A group gabfest with God Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Suzette Martinez Standring More Content Now My two-cent theory is that whenever I lack inner strength then I need to be around people who have it in surplus. Here's another three cents. When I get stuck in my own complaints then [...]]]> Health Watch: Get on the ball for health Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 The medicine ball is a master of versatility. What else can you toss, bounce, lift and throw in the pool? (Yes, they float!) In the past, medicine balls were used exclusively by athletes and strength coaches, but now, you'll see them in almost every health club, workout class and sporting goods shelf. If you're new to the medicine ball or need a refresher, here's a breakdown of the ins and outs of this awesome gear:
Function. Medicine ball workouts increase your muscular [...]]]>
After-Work Gourmet: Tackling takeout Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:11:16 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate It may be wiser to experiment with ingredients and spices for quick copies you can make at home. Often, just a few tweaks are all it takes to create a dish reminiscent of the original, like gourmet pizzas that are prepared with chicken breast, cilantro [...]]]> Dr. Jeff Hersh: Helping friend with eating disorder Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:57:39 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now A: Restricting caloric intake even when someone is underweight for their age and size is one of the diagnostic criteria for the eating disorder called anorexia nervosa. The other criteria include:
• A fear of gaining weight and/or behavior that prevents weight gain.
• A disturbed self-body image that makes the person perceive themselves as [...]]]>
Shayne Looper: Hope for those who lack the 'religion gene' Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Shayne Looper More Content Now He was not prepared for my response (which I've given to many people over the years). I looked him in the eye and told him that I wasn't particularly religious either.
For a moment — I [...]]]>
Religion News: Morals and belief in God Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 A new global poll of people in 40 countries by the Pew Research Center found that many people around the world think it is necessary to believe in God to be a moral person. This view was more common in poorer countries than in wealthier ones.
Americans are unique in the survey, with only 53 percent saying a belief on God is necessary to be a moral person.
In 22 of the 40 countries, a clear majority of people surveyed said that it was necessary to believe in God to be a [...]]]>
Dr. Murray Feingold: Smartphones can be hazardous to your mental health Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:53:55 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now As the telephone operator made her exit, a phone with a rotary dial made its entrance. The caller dialed the phone number, and since the phone was quite large, it was easy to dial. Again, not much stress.
The rotary dial phone was [...]]]>
5 Things to Do This Weekend (March 28-30) Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 1. The big movies opening this week are "Noah," a PG-13 movie about the Bible story of Noah, starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins and Emma Watson; "Sabotage," an R action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard and Olivia Williams; and "Cesar Chavez," a PG-13 biopic starring Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson and John Malkovich.
2. March Madness isn't over yet, although your team [...]]]>
Dear Monty: The benefits of owning small apartment buildings Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Richard Montgomery More Content Now Our other two-family is hitting on all cylinders, debt is looking good and we once again have a good amount of disposable income. I have been looking at multifamily [...]]]> How to control swallows Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Katie Marks Dave Ramsey: Playing ‘Financial Russian Roulette’ Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Dave Ramsey More Content Now Cooks’ Books: ‘Well-Preserved’ is well-timed for spring Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:50:33 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate Taking huge quantities of fruits or vegetables and turning your kitchen into one large water bath is a process called "putting up" batches. Spring begins the march through summer when a lot of this is attempted.
Problem is, unless we're full-time farmers, many of us don't have the time or patience to "put up" with the procedure. That's a shame since the flavor [...]]]>
Nutrition News: Make it a home-cooked meal Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:33:05 +0000 Creators Syndicate
Want an easy way to shed some calories? Simply cook at home. Seriously. And you'll be saving money as well.
A new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds that Americans are slimming their calories, thanks to home cooking. The study, reported in the April 2014 issue of Environmental Nutrition, found that working-age adults consumed an average 118 fewer calories per day between 2009 and 2010, compared with four years earlier. Some 20 [...]]]>
Gary Brown: How I fell in love with bald women Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:23:13 +0000 By Gary Brown More Content Now Dr. Elaine Heffner: More than special needs Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now Many of these children have out-of-control rages in which they scream, push, and hit other children or teachers. Often such children [...]]]> Family Time: Tips for new moms going back to work Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 Going back to work for new moms can be challenging. Learning to balance work and family while facing many new stressors can be overwhelming.
Jill Smokler, author of the New York Times bestselling book "Confessions of a Scary Mommy" and "Motherhood Comes Naturally (and Other Vicious Lies)," shares tips and tricks on how new moms can acclimate back into to the working world.
* Plan ahead: After working a full day and driving to daycare to pick up your baby, the last thing [...]]]>
Wine Talk: The mystery of Chablis Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:18:20 +0000 By Robert Whitley Creators Syndicate The village of Chablis, from whence the wine takes its name, is the northernmost wine-growing region in Burgundy. The only French wine-growing regions to the north of Chablis are Champagne and Alsace. This is an important aspect of the taste profile found in [...]]]> delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 04:56:35 +0000 Dear Michael: Ready to date again? Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:38:48 +0000 By Michael Serode More Content Now My friend has been a widow for over a year. She seems so lonely, and I'd really like to see her be happy again. How soon can she start dating? She is in her late 60s, but still very active and beautiful. How young is too young for a new beau? I want to start talking to her about it, but I figured I would ask you about it first.
Second Time Around
Dear Miss Second Time,
I think that since it has been a year it would be acceptable for her to start dating [...]]]>
A League of Her Own: Time waits for no one Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:04:17 +0000 By Heather Gillis Harris More Content Now Watching my children grow up could possibly be the hardest change for me to accept.
I fully admit when they were first born I couldn't wait for them to be able to do things for themselves — to eat, walk, talk or use the bathroom without my help.
My exhaustion as a young, inexperienced parent caused me to wish time away.
When you are in the thick of it, you don't always appreciate [...]]]>
Shayne Looper: The prophet of the fall of Christendom Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:01:48 +0000 By Shayne Looper More Content Now The church's moral authority has diminished. People are not turning to the church to ask what is right, they are turning to the courts to ask what is [...]]]> Family Matters: Toss out the guilt with the rest of the trash Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:11:49 +0000 By Diana Boggia More Content Now Even if you are a seasoned parent with a large family, the needs of each child vary, and therefore your response to the challenge will vary.
To be most effective, you've got to be on your A game at all times, with expectations clearly defined, consequences for both wonderful and worrisome behavior at the ready, and a great, big bag available to carry parental guilt.
Hopefully, you are able to throw out [...]]]>
Gary Brown: The calm that comes with forgetfulness Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:09:47 +0000 By Gary Brown My delay in remembering made unsurprising sense to me, in a confirming sort of way. The column, you see, concerned forgetting things.
I fear sometimes that I'm becoming my mother.
The chance that I could be following in her mental [...]]]>
Get A Life: The problem with the Biebers of the world Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:56:00 +0000 By Loretta LaRoche My question is has it always been this way, or is it possible that our culture paves the way for individuals to become famous and rich without the foundation to support their success? Yes, [...]]]> On Computers: Delete never deletes; you need a disk washer for that Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:17:24 +0000 More Content Now
When you give a used phone, tablet or computer to somebody, it's not enough to delete all of your data files. The word "deleting" is one of the great misnomers of computing.
When you delete a file, all you do is change its entry name on the hard drive. It could be as simple as turning the first bit of the file upside down. That makes the data invisible, but it is still there. There are programs that restore the entry with a mouse click, and the deleted [...]]]>
After-Work Gourmet: Current events can be a culinary adventure Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:16:14 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate Why not stir that up with a bit of delicious food history, as well? One thing people with curious palates soon find out is that they can learn the history, culture, politics and other characteristics of a place through its food, whether the destination is as close as another part of your own state or as [...]]]> Dr. Murray Feingold: Medical scribes free up physicians Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:49:15 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now How does the information for the electronic records get into the computer? In many instances, doctors are inputting the data while they are seeing the patient. And while they are doing that, they are spending less time relating to the patient. As a result, patients are not [...]]]> Jim Hillibish: Mountain moonshine suddenly respectable Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:04:07 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now In the interest of tax revenues, 46 states relaxed their liquor laws. The result was moonshine suddenly became street legal - even in grocery stores.
Moonshine. That backwoods elixir of 100-proof grain alcohol, that premiere American instrument of tax evasion, that white lightning that almost caused a civil war in 1791 in western Pennsylvania - the Whiskey Tax Rebellion.
In five years since the Recession of ‘08, legal ‘shine has [...]]]>
Dr. Murray Feingold: Child’s allowance could serve as teaching moment Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:37:11 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now Many questions are raised about allowances. Should a child have an allowance in the first place? If so, when should it be started and how much should it be? Should the allowance be associated with the [...]]]>