Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Dyeing Easter eggs? Try using shaving cream ]]> Lead story image

If dyeing Easter eggs with vinegar and color tablets is feeling old, reach for a new duo: shaving cream and liquid food coloring. It’s a tactile project many kids will enjoy — especially swirling the colors into the cream. “They thought it was really cool to drop the food coloring into the shaving cream and take the toothpick and swirl it,” Sarah Barrand of Caldwell, Idaho, says of her four children. “And the shaving cream will actually even help clean up the mess afterward,” she wrote in her blog, A Thrifty Mom. As simple as the traditional egg-dyeing method but … ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:42:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ ‘Love at first sight’ is often fleeting feeling ]]> Lead story image

DR. WALLACE: I dated Rachel for over two years. She was my first true love, and I really thought she had deep feelings for me, too. Well, I guess I was wrong. During the spring break she went to a cousin’s wedding and met a guy from another school. She broke up with me and told me it was “love at first sight” for her and Andrew, and that he had broken up with his girlfriend to go with her. I was completely caught by surprise when she broke up with me, and I began to feel really depressed. I … ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:22:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Finesse nosy strangers with a ‘thank you’ ]]>

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I fell and hit my head, which left a large bruise (black eye and large scar) on one side of my face. Every time I go out in public, someone asks me what I did to my face. Most of the questioners are total strangers, e.g., store clerks and fellow bus riders. I usually get mad and tell them to mind their own business. Is there any polite but firm way to let these people know they’re out of line? I understand friends asking, but why does a visible injury make me Exhibit A? GENTLE READER: Snarling … ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:04:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Tell rude employee behavior must stop ]]> Lead story image

Dear Abby: How do I deal with an assistant who keeps calling me a “brownnoser”? She did it again yesterday at a staff meeting in front of my boss and another assistant. It was the third time she has said it. She is gruff and rude, and several people have complained to me about her attitude. Should I address her comments during her next employee evaluation, or would it be better to speak to her privately? — The Boss in Lakeland, Fla. Dear Boss: Talk to her privately and tell her what she said is insulting, not funny, and you … ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:08:13 -0500 <![CDATA[ Al-Anon can help wife of alcoholic ]]> Lead story image

Dear Abby: I am a 34-year-old wife and mother of four. I’m concerned about my husband. He is 44 and drinks at home every evening after work. I don’t mind him having a few cans of beer, but he drinks between six and 12 a day. He refuses to see a doctor for checkups or when he is sick. I am worried about his health. The drinking could have an impact, and I would like him to have a physical exam to put my mind at ease. I tell my husband I want him to take care of himself to … ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:12:26 -0500 <![CDATA[ Georgia Nicols horoscopes for April 18 ]]> Lead story image

◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): This is a feel-good day. And although you might just want to relax and take it easy, you also have a lot of energy to make things happen. Some of you will use this energy to explore a secret love affair or have a little tete-a-tete no one knows about. ◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You might attract a powerful friend. Or you might fall in love with someone powerful; or a friend might become a lover. You should know that all your relations with others, especially in groups, are intense and influential. ◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): … ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:08:24 -0500 <![CDATA[ Hangry? Snack might help avoid fight with spouse ]]> Lead story image

A quick candy bar prevent major fights between husbands and wives. That’s because low blood sugar can make spouses touchy, researchers propose. ]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:04:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Georgia Nicols horoscopes for April 17 ]]> Lead story image

◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): This is a Mother Teresa day. You will find it rewarding and gratifying if you have a chance to help others who are in need or worse off than you. Look for opportunities to practice kindnesses both small and great. (You will feel good.) ◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This is a great day to entertain at home or to accept the invitation of others because hanging out with friends, especially in group situations, will please you enormously. This is also a wonderful day for a vacation and interacting with others because people are happy and upbeat. … ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:12:37 -0500 <![CDATA[ Time to dump lying, cheating boyfriend ]]> Lead story image

Dear Abby: I have been in a long-distance relationship with “Victor” for several years. Recently I began to suspect he was cheating. What raised my suspicion was that I suddenly couldn’t reach him on the weekends. Usually we would Skype — Sunday night for me, Monday morning for him. Last February when I visited him, I snooped in his phone — spare me the condemnation. I found an email he had written to an old girlfriend in which he suggested they plan their “next” rendezvous. I plan on dumping him, but I don’t know how to go about it. I’ve … ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:07:11 -0500 <![CDATA[ Generic drug safety drawing scrutiny ]]> Lead story image

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? ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:11:28 -0500 <![CDATA[ Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center receives Women’s Choice Award ]]> Lead story image

Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, according to a press release. The Women’s Choice Award seal signifies Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals’ commitment to a global mission to elevate the patient experience for women and all patients as one of America’s Best Breast Centers. “Today, there are nearly 3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, and we only want to see this number increase,” said Delia Passi, CEO & founder of Women Certified, home of the … ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:11:38 -0500 <![CDATA[ Anthony Bourdain has no fear in ‘Unknown’ ]]> Lead story image

The season opener of Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” illustrates what makes it unique. Bourdain tells stories about the tense border between India and Pakistan and a Sikh gathering place where a free meal is served to tens of thousands of people each day. He rides a rickety train to a Himalayan village that was a summer getaway for the ruling class, and visits a luxury home nearly frozen in time. In between, he eats. ]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:56:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Dinner party boor? Change the subject ]]> Lead story image

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am a political appointee. At a dinner party recently where I was a guest, one of the other guests asked about a controversial policy issue relevant to my agency. I attempted to answer factually, but this seemed to inflame the guest further (she had had quite a lot to drink already), and ended with her insisting that I was fabricating information and delivering propaganda. After the event, the other guests told me that they were appalled by her behavior. What should one do in that circumstance, when the dinner party conversation is overtaken by a belligerent … ]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:11:46 -0500 <![CDATA[ Belly size is more telling than weight ]]> Lead story image

A large waist size is linked to poor health and premature death, even if your body mass index (your weight in relationship to your height) is in a normal range. ]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 02:12:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Michigan fruit may feel winter’s effects ]]> Lead story image

Chicagoans who get their fruit from Michigan may feel the sting of winter with damages to cherry, peach, grape and blueberry sources. ]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:46:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ For Chef Paul Kahan it’s the food, not limelight, that matters ]]> Lead story image

Paul Kahan — the former computer scientist turned last year’s James Beard Award winner for best chef — shies away from the spotlight almost entirely. Instead, he chooses to focus on his family and the handful of Chicago restaurants he runs with his partners — nationally known eateries such as Blackbird, avec and The Publican. ]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:25:40 -0500