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Magic of Summer Aug. 22, 2020

Katiedid Langrock

"Hold tight to the magic of summer," I told my son this time last year. He'd just found out a few ki... Read More

History Is a Foible Agreed Upon Jul. 01, 2020

The Word Guy

When, in the course of human events, high school students write American history papers, watch out! ... Read More

Ode to a Covid Independence Day Jun. 25, 2020

Lenore Skenazy

Things you can do on the Fourth of July If you're worried 'bout COVID and don't want to die: You can... Read More

Who Put the Dad in Dad Jokes? Jun. 18, 2020

Lenore Skenazy

Sundays are kind of sad. But the day before is a sadder day. Yup. It's time to talk about dad jokes.... Read More

Short Takes on Badly Named Streets and Badly Informed Federal Staffers Nov. 04, 2019

Daily Editorials

Naming Rights The last thing the St. Louis region needs is to continue offering accolades to a team ... Read More

Brother, Can You Care Me a Dime? Jun. 19, 2019

Wellnews

The costs of caregiving are myriad and diverse. Often, when the topic comes up, it's about the emoti... Read More

Teasing's Terrible Twist Jun. 12, 2019

Wellnews

Teens who said they were teased or ridiculed about their weight increased their body mass by 33% eac... Read More

Tri, Tri, Again Jun. 05, 2019

Wellnews

For some years, physicians, engineers and sci-fi geeks have been trying to create a medical device s... Read More

Midlife Learning Disabled May. 18, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

"Did you really just fall out of your chair? In the middle of class? For no reason?" my brother aske... Read More

Eke! Cigs May. 15, 2019

Wellnews

Electronic cigarettes contain a number of chemicals known to be harmful, most notably nicotine, heav... Read More

Tweeter-Totter May. 01, 2019

Wellnews

A nationwide survey of 600,000 people found an uptick in the number of teens and young adults experi... Read More

Again: Vaccines Don't Cause Autism Apr. 24, 2019

Wellnews

Another major study, this one involving more than 650,000 Danish children, has found no link between... Read More

Being a Great Caregiver Apr. 17, 2019

Wellnews

Caring for a spouse with a serious chronic illness often places incredible strain upon a relationshi... Read More

Alone Time Apr. 10, 2019

Wellnews

If you're reading this, you're not alone, but you may be lonely. A national poll asked adults 50 to ... Read More

'Glide Path' Lands Smoothly on Political Runway Mar. 27, 2019

The Word Guy

On "PBS NewsHour" last month, South Bend, Indiana, mayor and likely presidential candidate Pete Butt... Read More

Paste Not Mar. 27, 2019

Wellnews

The Centers for Disease Control estimates nearly 40 percent of U.S. kids ages 3 to 6 are spreading t... Read More

Hedgehog Hygiene Hitch Mar. 06, 2019

Wellnews

The CDC is warning the public to be careful about playing with pet hedgehogs. A salmonella outbreak ... Read More

Food for Naught Feb. 27, 2019

Wellnews

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. After all, it's when you literally break... Read More

Car Giving and Taking Away Feb. 20, 2019

Wellnews

At some point, almost everybody becomes too old to drive — safely. But deciding when is often ... Read More

This Quiz Leaves No Room for Error Feb. 13, 2019

The Word Guy

"Roominate" on the choices posed by this usage quiz as it races from the classroom to the emergency ... Read More