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“I have wined and dined with kings and queens and I’ve slept in alleys and dined on pork and beans.”
This quote made famous by WWE Hall of Famer “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes could apply to the subject of my column this week.
Married people are fatter and happier
Doctors at Harvard tossed some more data on the pile last month, showing that married patients were more likely to identify cancer in its early stages and less likely to die from the disease than their unmarried peers.
EDITORIALS: School lunch lessons; D.C. focuses on box scores
Instead of refusing a now-nutritious National School Lunch Program, schools, parents and students should embrace the healthier standards / A box-score mentality - with too much emphasis on winners, losers, scores and assists - afflicts Washington with little concern for those who buy the tickets.
US needs to take action against 'nightmare' bacteria
Last spring, Arjun Srinivasan, an associate director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, delivered a presentation to state health officials with some alarming information.
What's left over looks pretty good to me
On a recent morning, I woke up in the worst way, and by that I mean hungry as a bear yet indecisive about what to eat.
Who had the worst week in Washington? John Boehner
WASHINGTON - "I got overrun, that's what happened."
That was House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, explaining to President Barack Obama how he wound up at the head of a party that pushed the government into a two-week-plus shutdown amid an ideological scuffle over the Affordable Care Act, according to a behind-the-scenes report in Politico.
EDITORIALS: Government's true colors; A graying population
If you’d asked Americans a couple of weeks ago to name their most hated federal agency, we doubt that the National Park Service would be high on the list. Today, many Americans rightly see many park service employees as a group of thugs. | A new report reveals that nations are simply not working quickly enough to cope with a graying population. By 2050, for the first time in history, seniors older than 60 will outnumber children younger than 15.
Be the Goldilocks of social sharing, and other advice for the next generation
I hope that my daughter and her peers can learn from the mistakes of those who have gone before. As clueless as we parents can be about these things, let's try to guide our children to be their genuine and best selves online, just as they are in the "real world."
Increasing numbers of Americans are catching on to Congress
A new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll says 60 percent of Americans would like to fire everyone in Congress. When I read this, my thought was: What’s wrong with the other 40 percent?
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