3 ways Nancy Pelosi won't be speaker next year
WASHINGTON -- Nancy Pelosi is a drug that Republicans just can't quit, and the GOP hopes that the threat of her becoming speaker of the House again will awaken any potentially apathetic base voters. While that might work for Republicans for yet ...Read More
Movie review: 'Mary Shelley' gratuitously sanitizes monster creator's life
The name "Mary Shelley" conjures up images of a lumbering, disfigured, greenish-skinned monster of a man. That monster, now a cultural icon of horror films for over a century, and his mad scientist creator, Dr. Frankenstein, was dreamed up by the ...Read More
How a perceptive friend saved a life
John Murphy had grown accustomed to seeing the age spot on his forehead. He had even had a dermatologist look at it in the past. So he was surprised when a friend and work colleague noticed it.
"After lunch she very quietly, very respectfully ...Read More
Unemployment: For the older professional who had everything
What retirement? Americans will have to work longer, we've been warned. Fewer companies guarantee pensions.
With more old people to maintain, Congress is weighing plans to limit Social Security and Medicare, raising qualifying ages, and curbing ...Read More
Fiat Chrysler recalling 51K Jeep Cherokees because of fire risk
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 51,000 of its 2018 Jeep Cherokees because of a fire risk.
The company said it is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the defect, involving fuel-supply tubes that could leak. The ...Read More
On Philanthropy: UN's development goals are a roadmap for powerful donor...
In 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and established a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Let's put these new goals into a good news/bad news context.
Between 2000 and 2015, the world made enormous...Read More
On Gardening: Golden Delicious pineapple sage
There is an old adage that you can't have your cake and eat it too, which is most likely correct, but with Golden Delicious I assure you, you can have your pineapple and eat it too. Well maybe I should clarify; we aren't taking fruit, but the most...Read More
Half of kids experience trauma, new report says
Nearly half of children nationwide experience at least one traumatic event before they reach age 17.
That's according to a recently released report examining trauma among children from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services ...Read More
A thought for the day
A thought for the day: There are those who look at things the way they are and ask why ... I dream of things that never were and ask why not? -- Robert F. Kennedy
Science & Technology
A little extra global warming will mean a lot more habitat loss for ...
What difference does half a degree Celsius of global warming make?
To many plants and animals, and especially insects, it could mean the difference between life and death, according to a new study.
In a paper published Thursday in Science, ...Read More