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YOUNG VOICES: When do you pull a prank, when do you pull the plug?

YOUNG VOICES: When do you pull a prank, when do you pull the plug?

Pranks have been pulled for as long as anyone can remember. When is it funny and when is it enough? Is it a practical joke or something more? These questions are probably what go through most people’s minds.

February 10, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Keep a cool head to avoid road rage perils

GUEST COMMENTARY: Keep a cool head to avoid road rage perils

Aggressive driving, also known as road rage, has made the region headlines. In early August, a 61-year-old Cook County correctional officer fatally shot a 23-year-old East Chicago resident in an aggressive driving incident. Allegedly, the altercation started when the elderly male “cut off” t…

September 15, 2013 12:00 am
Cigs 4 Less treats customers as family

Cigs 4 Less treats customers as family

Cigs 4 Less store and retail manager Kareem “Buck” Waz takes pride in not only offering the widest selection of smoking necessities, but also takes pride in treating the Dyer shop’s customers like part of the family.

September 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Valpo council urged to support anti-bullying efforts

VALPARAISO | In the battle against bullies, a growing number of people are getting involved, ranging from the U.S. Army to a Valparaiso middle school student.

May 13, 2013 5:47 pm
Resolve to Quit Smoking in the New Year

Resolve to Quit Smoking in the New Year

It’s at the top of many New Year’s resolution lists — quitting smoking. In fact, 15 million people try to quit smoking cigarettes yearly. Only 5 percent succeed when they use no support or go cold turkey. Moreover, the average smoker will attempt to quit up to nine times before successfully …

December 30, 2012 12:00 am
Judge deciding if stores must post tobacco apology

Judge deciding if stores must post tobacco apology

A federal judge will soon decide whether your next tank of gas or bottle of soda comes with a free apology from the Marlboro man and Joe Camel.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am
Parents struggle to find gender-neutral toys

Parents struggle to find gender-neutral toys

Parents who hope to expose their children to different kinds of play, like science sets for girls and dolls for boys, for example, can find themselves stymied by a toy industry that can seem stuck in the past when it comes to gender roles.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Dealing with grief, sadness at the holidays

Dealing with grief, sadness at the holidays

The egg nog is flowing, the lights are twinkling and words like "joy" and "jolly" are in season. But not everyone feels that joy or is in the mood for holiday festivities.

December 23, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Holiday gifts for pets following high-tech trend

Holiday gifts for pets following high-tech trend

A holiday present for Fido or Fluffy used to be an extra table scrap or a new squeeze toy. But as with gifts for their human counterparts, pet presents are becoming increasingly high-tech.

December 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Right at Home: Party favors with flair

Right at Home: Party favors with flair

A New Year's bash is one of the easier parties to throw. Everyone's already in the merry-making mood, so it's a simple matter of setting the stage.

December 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Meditation relaxes the mind, helps the body

Once known as spiritual discipline practiced in Eastern cultures, meditation has now found itself in the mainstream, with many touting its health benefits.

November 19, 2012 12:00 am
Keeping kids and teens tobacco-free

Keeping kids and teens tobacco-free

The teen years bring plenty of changes for students, as well as new worries for parents. Smoking is at the top of that list for many parents.

November 16, 2012 9:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Dating in college isn't like it was in high school

YOUNG VOICES: Dating in college isn't like it was in high school

It’s universally realized that college is a world of its own. Fledgling young adults are thrown into an atmosphere where eating pizza for every meal is socially acceptable, going to bed before midnight is abnormal, and skipping class because “my bed is just so much more inviting!” is a commo…

October 08, 2012 12:00 am
AP sources: NFL, union to meet HGH test experts

AP sources: NFL, union to meet HGH test experts

Negotiators for the NFL and the players union will meet with anti-doping experts next week as they try to reach an agreement on HGH testing before the start of the season, people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

August 19, 2011 10:00 pm

Games pimps play: mental manipulation in prostitution

CHICAGO | Before co-founding The Dreamcatcher Foundation and becoming a Cook County Court advocate for victims of sexual exploitation, Brenda Myers-Powell spent 25 years as a prostitute.

March 25, 2011 6:45 pm
Valentines are for collecting, cherishing

Valentines are for collecting, cherishing

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue ... Many St. Valentine Day cards start with that phrase. And the cards mean different things to different people.

February 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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