CINCINNATI (AP) — A 14-year-old Virginia girl preparing to have brain surgery in Ohio has donated more than 4,000 toys that she collected for other patients who will be in the hospital with her at Christmas. Savannah Day and her family presented the toys to …
“The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life ,” written with doctors Mark Hyman and Daniel Amen, details a lifestyle program that helped Rick Warren, founding pastor of Saddleback Church lose 65 pounds in 2011 and propelled members of his congregation to get healthier by dropping more than 250,000 pounds collectively that year.
Just about anyone who values both their salty and sweet tastebuds has discovered that “sea salt” and “chocolate” go together like “get in” and “my belly.”
Look alive, selfie. There’s another word of the year that’s not all about you. While Oxford University Press, the British publisher of the Oxford dictionaries, declared those little smartphone self-portraits its winner last month, the folks at Merriam-Webster announced “science” on Tuesday.
Joe and Paula Greco, who live in an Italian enclave along Harlem Avenue, where they own a bakery, wanted to see how the food stacked up to their idea of authentic Italian cuisine. “And I want to see if Mario Batali really speaks Italian,” Paula joked.
MONTMORENCI (AP) — It was 1935 when Gene Leak, then 23, got his first tractor — a 1930 4-wheel drive Massey Harris — for $700. “We got that tractor almost at cost,” Leak, now 101, recalled. “You worked any shenanigans you could think of (to …
CLEVELAND — The film “A Christmas Story” opened 30 years ago to mixed reviews but has shown its staying power as a holiday family favorite. Cleveland, where parts of the movie were filmed and hard-luck Ralphie dreamed big, is celebrating the anniversary with iconic leg lamps, holiday store windows like the ones that drew Ralphie’s wide-eyed stares, and stage and musical versions of “A Christmas Story.”
Even if you just woke up this morning and thought, yikes, Thursday is Thanksgiving, don’t panic. We’ve got a game plan that will ease the stress and will end with you enjoying the day as much as your guests.
If you’re traveling to a destination within a couple of hours for Thanksgiving, keeping food hot is very doable.
Hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? Here, three leading Chicago chefs give their top insider tips to ensure the most enjoyable and hassle-free holiday.
Roger Beahm, professor of marketing at the Wake Forest University School of Business in Winston-Salem, N.C., expects that it’s just a matter of time — he estimates five years — before most chains open all day on Thanksgiving.
Nov. 22, 1963, was a Friday. Unseasonably warm in Chicago, in the mid-60s, cloudy with light rain. There was plenty of news going on around the city. At the Municipal Court, Hugh Hefner was on trial for obscenity. Miss December sat in the gallery, in …
In the digital age, people are increasingly communicating by computer and smartphone. No handwritten signature necessary. Call it a sign of the times. When the new Common Core educational standards were crafted, penmanship classes were dropped. But at least seven of the 45 states that adopted the standards are fighting to restore the cursive instruction.
In case you haven’t looked at your calendar, bubeleh, let me tell you: On Nov. 28, that all-American holiday, Thanksgiving, falls on the first day of the eight-day Jewish festival Hanukkah, a once-in-a-lifetime meetup of the fourth Thursday in November on the U.S. calendar and the 25th day of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar.
DRS. ROIZEN AND OZ: Like many others, you may want to lose weight and exercise, but somehow you can’t keep those goals? How’s a person to stay on track?
Chicago’s Willis Tower — once the biggest skyscraper in the world — will fall to the rank of second-tallest in North America when New York’s One World Trade Center is complete next year.