Keiler Roberts sat with her 6-year-old daughter, Xia, last week on the short stone ledge at a playground in Chicago’s north suburb of Evanston, their backs to the whir of a game of hide-and-seek.
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ATLANTA — Lillian Brown didn’t think much of it when she noticed one of her feet was darker than the other. Her doctor, though, recognized it as a sign of poor circulation.
“Lying is a bad thing - this is what mentors, parents and teachers tell us. But there is no society without lies.”
New research by Esther Friedman of the RAND Corporation and Robert Mare of UCLA finds that parents of college grads live two years longer than parents whose kids didn’t graduate high school. That two-year bump in life expectancy for parents of the most-educated kids is surprisingly large — it amounts to about two-thirds of the longevity benefit of running every day.
MIAMI — When a Miramar, Fla., woman allegedly hurled her 3-month-old baby boy into a lake earlier this month, many people, including seasoned professionals, were left speechless.
House cleaning isn’t just an inside job. Your siding, driveway and garage floor get dirty, too. And just as a freshly cleaned car seems to drive better, a spic-and-span exterior feels great to come home to.
You’ve got a rash. You quickly rule out the usual suspects: You haven’t been gardening or hiking or even picnicking, so it’s probably not a plant irritant such as poison ivy or wild parsnip; likewise, it’s probably not chiggers or ticks carrying Lyme disease; and you haven’t been swimming in a pond, which can harbor the parasite that causes swimmer’s itch.
Holly Simone Cantu has been named as the August “Photographer of the Month” at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. A virtual album of 12 of her photos taken at the refuge are now being exhibited at www.friendsofhagerman.com/Gallery .
Upcoming contests will be the focus when the Texoma Poetry Society (TPS) gathers at 2:15 p.m. this Saturday in the Hope Waller Community Room of the Sherman Public Library.
VAN ALSTYNE - The Van Alstyne Public Library and Howe Community Library are jointlyi sponsoring a visit this Friday by Dinosaur George. The 6 p.m. program will be held at the Van Alstyne Library and is free and open to people of all ages.