delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:43:43 +0000 App Finder: Best movie apps Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 FANDANGO: The popular website also has a popular app. With it you can buy movie tickets, check showtimes for your theaters, watch trailers and more. Free for iOS and Android. http://www. [...]]]> Looking Up: See the lunar eclipse on April 15 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Peter Becker More Content Now Those of us in the Eastern Time Zone will see the full moon start to enter the Earth's main shadow at 1:58 a.m. A small "bite" will appear on the right side. This "bite" will grow, making the moon appear as a crescent, until the complete, total eclipse begins at [...]]]> Health Watch: Not all calories are created equally Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 Do you meticulously count calories to stay fit? We hate to break it to you, but a 150-calorie brownie is not the same as 150 calories worth of broccoli. But what about that age-old weight loss saying, "Calories in vs. calories out?" Well, it's true that a calorie is a calorie regardless of its source, but not all calories have the same effect on your body, and that's the real key!
Here's what you should be eating to get the most bang for your calorie's buck:
- Make [...]]]>
Suzette Martinez Standring: Letters to the newly deployed Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Suzette Martinez Standring More Content Now It began when her 22-year-son Thomas became a Marine last year. He has been [...]]]> Cooks’ Books: Personal attacks aside, Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook is my personal favorite Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:29:17 +0000 Creators Syndicate
"It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great," by Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen (Grand Central Life & Style, $32).
It may be scandalous. But at a time when Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently suffered comments from haters after almost having gotten into a scooter accident with her child and reportedly successfully squashing an unflattering Vanity Fair cover story about her life, is down again, just having [...]]]>
Nutrition News: Healthy eating on a budget Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:40:02 +0000 By Charlyn Fargo Creators Syndicate "Go for whole foods — whole grains," she said. "They are so much better for you than processed. Buy ingredients instead of finished products. With processed foods, you are paying for the packaging and labor."
Her No. 1 tip for saving money? "Cook from scratch."
And if you [...]]]>
Religion News: Churchgoers want to slow things down Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 While life seems to be speeding up, some churchgoers would like to slow things down.
Going to church these days can be a little too quick and easy, say the authors of a new book from InterVarsity Press, "Slow Church." Authors C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison would like to apply the lessons learned from the slow food movement to congregational life.
Smith and Pattison are part of a network of writers, friends and pastors who decry the "McDonaldization" of church. [...]]]>
Spine & Sports: Do you really need that X-ray? Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:35:06 +0000 By Scott Gillman More Content Now Understandably, people want to know what is causing their neck or back problem, but unless there is viable suspicion of a dislocation or broken bone, an S-ray serves no purpose in diagnosing neck or back [...]]]> Senior Q&A: Moving closer to home Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:23:52 +0000 By Debbie Gitner and Linda Sullivan More Content Now A: That is a good question. There is no [...]]]> Dr. Jeff Hersh: Sciatica: one big pain in the back Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:11:50 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now A: The left and right sciatic nerves, the largest nerves in the body, emerge from the spine in the lower back and then travel to the left and right leg. They carry the signals that control some of the muscles of the calf, foot and the back of the knee. They also carry the sensation signals for the back of the thigh and calf as well as the sole of the foot. [...]]]> Dr. Murray Feingold: All about redheads Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:35:27 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now These genes are more common in individuals with Scottish and Irish backgrounds.
It is well known that redheads are at a higher risk of developing melanomas and other types of skin cancers, but there are other [...]]]>
Lost in Suburbia: The case of the nocturnal popcorn thief Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Tracy Beckerman More Content Now Since I never eat anything in bed and since I knew I did not have any popcorn before I went to bed, I had no idea why my bed looked like the floor of a movie theater cineplex.
"Did you have popcorn in bed last night?" I asked my husband.
He gave me that look he always gives me when I ask him something inane.
"Nope," he responded.
"Are you sure?"
"I'm sure I did not have any popcorn in bed last night," he affirmed assuredly, as [...]]]>
Dear Monty: Building a real estate investment team Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Richard Montgomery More Content Now Monty's answer: Hello, Rob, and thanks for your question. Owning investment real estate can be a great business. You are spot on to be looking at assembling a team approach. A team will be extremely helpful for a newcomer to the business.
Basic considerations
Much of how to proceed depends on a variety [...]]]>
5 Things to Do This Weekend (April 11-13) Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 1. The big movies opening this week are "Rio 2," a G-rated sequel to the animated hit; "Draft Day," a PG-13 drama starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner; and "Oculus," an R horror flick.
2. The Masters Tournament tees off Thursday, with action taking place all weekend. While Tiger Woods won't be in the running for the green jacket, this is still can't-miss golf. Head to the official website,, for TV information and [...]]]>
Dave Ramsey: Your bank’s advice is bad Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Dave Ramsey More Content Now I want to roll over a 401(k), and my bank is encouraging me to roll it over to fixed annuities. Is this a good investment?
Dear John,
More times than not, when you go to a bank for investment advice, what you'll get in the bargain is bad advice. And that's the case here.
I'd move toward a traditional IRA, in a series of good growth stock mutual funds. Put it across four types of accounts: growth, growth and income, aggressive growth and international. What you're [...]]]>
Love your Brussels sprouts Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:47:45 +0000 By Margaret Maples More Content Now I used to be in the "ewww" crowd, too. I almost skipped down the menu when I saw sprouts listed at Ristorante Tosca, a lovely Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C. ( Too late. I was hooked by the strip steak, which arrived on a bed of sprouts with a side of radicchio.
Not my usual crew of veggies, but with rising meat prices in mind, I decided to do a little research. Yes, and revel in that steak. [...]]]>
Peter Chianca: Spinning into middle age on vinyl records Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:18:18 +0000 By Peter Chianca More Content Now 1) It's at least a marginally more respectable hobby for a grown man than collecting comic books, which I begrudgingly gave up in the ninth grade, because I figured I would eventually want to date.
2) I'm convinced that in the case of an apocalyptic development that left the world without power, I could rig up some sort of makeshift device to play records using an old bicycle and a series of belts [...]]]>
A League of Her Own: Cinderella stories Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:10:08 +0000 By Heather Harris More Content Now Because, let's be honest, Cinderella did little to help her cause. She was already a beauty, dressed in rags. All it took was a fairy godmother to doll her up. It was only in her beautiful gown that she was able to turn the prince's head.
I have my doubts that he was that great of a catch. With Cinderella back in rags, and out of her [...]]]>
Healthy Habits: Spring forward, everyone Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:56:58 +0000 By Betsy Cross More Content Now So that we don't get overwhelmed, it might be helpful to put all of our ambitions into one of three categories: Our Health, Our Surroundings and Our Relationships. In the spirit of inspiration and motivation, here are some ideas to consider:
Our Health
Stock up on allergy medications if [...]]]>
Dr. Elaine Heffner: Understanding your child’s behavior Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:43:43 +0000 Dear Michael: Ready to date again? Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:38:54 +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 17:04:21 +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 15:01:52 +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 13:11:57 +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 11:10:01 +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 17:17:30 +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 17:15:16 +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 16:49:26 +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 17:04:13 +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 16:36:56 +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 [...]]]>