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When cowboys in the wild West hunkered down over beans and biscuits, it’s all they had. We love the picnic, but why limit ourselves to the usual beans-‘n’-burgers combo? Easy chicken-avocado-bacon wraps deliver can’t-beat-it grilled flavor, and the grill serves double duty for roast corn on …
When Charles McDowell was diagnosed with prostate cancer almost two decades ago, he and his doctor, Dr. P.R. Unni, a board certified urologist at Methodist Hospitals, discussed what to do next.
There's a lot of animal magnetism these days at Washington Park Zoo. With new and refurbished exhibits, visitors can find themselves inches away from a monkey, feeding a bird on their shoulders, and having an "Otter Body Experience."
"I get four to five hours of sleep." So say some high-profile high achievers. It can make some people wonder if they're just not being as productive as they could be.
If you’re a man, you probably shave every day. No big deal. Grab a razor, slather, scrape, inspect, and you’re done. But maybe you shouldn’t be.
The style and sophistication of Art Deco design had been a seductive siren calling to Chuck and Julie Kaplan for years. In response they had collected pieces enough to outfit a home. So when the decision came 13 years ago to move from Illinois to the Michigan shoreline they‘d visited for yea…
Sharon Porter’s family grew up in a Frank Lloyd Wright home and loved it. But what they saw at John Lloyd Wright’s “Tile House” in Long Beach, Ind., surprised and delighted them. Now, years later, young and older still gravitate to the house nestled into a Lake Michigan dune.
For a quick getaway with plenty to see and do, head east for the attractions of South Bend and Mishawaka, Indiana. The two cities’ shared border makes exploration of each a convenient combo.
Gardening isn't just all about plants and soil. It's also about providing spaces that encourage the flow of chi; call it feng shui for the outdoors.
Before you head for the garden center, make sure you're not choosing species that can threaten native Indiana plants, chase away bees and butterflies, and affect the ecosystem in a bad way.
They’re one of the most feared events for an older adult: falls that cause fractures. A broken bone can mean surgery, hospitalization, and certainly pain, but there are ways to lessen the odds of them ever happening.
When the hurly-burly of city life began to grate, John Natsis and Tom Hemingway sought relief along Lake Michigan’s quieter shore in southwestern Michigan. They found it in a Zen-like retreat at their rehabbed Union Pier home.
The phone is ringing, the baby is fussy, and paperwork waits to be sorted. But the mother is not multi-tasking at home. She’s one of a small but growing number of parents who have the option of bringing baby to work.
Children are bombarded with snack food commercials on TV, billboards, even fast-food signs can trigger a snack attack.
When parents play board games with their children, there are scads of opportunities for the kids—and their parents—to learn.
When great food and award-winning wines are served in a beautiful setting, the experience is bound to be memorable. Guiseppe “Joe” Scalzo has created that experience at Ciao Bella, where authentic Italian dining is true to his family’s roots in their native town of Calabria, Italy. Scalzo di…
What makes a customer confident that a business is reliable, providing excellent customer service and top-quality appliances? A family-owned business just naturally captures consumer confidence, especially when the family has been in the business for years.
Seattle Sutton is helping people lose weight steadily and sensibly, the kind of healthful eating that sheds pounds and keeps them off.
Oncology nurse and nurse practitioner Lisa Guzman established and opened Blue Skies Hospice in Hammond, Ind., in 2002. Her mission was to provide palliative care and hospice treatment to Northwest Indiana and Chicago suburban patients at their most vulnerable time—after being recently diagno…
The aromas from the Italian cuisine at Giovanni’s are tantalizing, promising dishes sure to satisfy everyone. That’s because family-owned Giovanni’s has been true to its tradition of serving up the savory flavors of Italy for nearly 48 years. From a welcome weekday dinner to a special-occasi…
For anyone deciding it’s time to grab onto a diet plan and hang on for dear life, there are plenty of diets out there. But which to choose?
You’re a senior who expects to maintain a healthy weight, but the scale numbers are creeping up. What’s going on?
Key West influences, a flair for design and a splash of fun have made Alex and April Tompsidis' Michigan City, Ind., beach home a welcome retreat.
With politicians from Indiana and Illinois having their quirks and odd trivia and Presidents Day nearly here (Feb. 17) here are fun facts and tidbits about a governor and three presidents.
The year 2013 saw some promising advances in cardiovascular drugs and treatments — good news for doctors and their patients. According to northwest Indiana-area cardiologists, this year should offer patients more comfort and hope and doctors a bigger arsenal to combat the threats of heart di…
Snow crunches underfoot and every breath is a bite from the cold, crisp apple of air.
Zest for life—it’s what everyone wants. If it seems there’s always something getting in the way of fully optimizing your energy, read on. Local experts in health and well-being offer tips for a new you in the new year.
For the fabulous holiday party of the year you want to be at your fabulous best, right?
Catching up to Santa Claus for an interview can be a challenge, especially now when he’s busy getting ready for the holidays.
Want this year's Christmas tree to attract a second look?
You love it but can't find a place for it - that spun-glass angel, a treasured figurine, the small poinsettia-painted plate.
One woman's sadness over two losses threatened to cast a pall over the holiday season - until she came up with a radical idea that her family embraced.
Snow crunches underfoot and every breath is a bite from the cold, crisp apple of air.
You've kept your outdoor plants going through pleasant to hot and dry weather, but with days and nights getting downright chilly, you're thinking about moving some of them indoors.
The art of robotics: Technology advancements help surgeons to be more precise and patients to heal quicker
Is it a science fiction movie? It looks like the future, a robot operating on a human being with movements so precise they rival a surgeon's.
Barai likens treating a chronic cancer to treating diabetes or high blood pressure: The condition exists but is controlled as much as possible with medication.
Geriatrics. Palliative care. Hospice. For many people, each term denotes helplessness and hopelessness. But those are the very things healthcare workers and volunteers are dedicated to helping people avoid.
When Angela Moore held a 2-month-old baby at Nazareth Home in 1997, she was simply doing what she’d always done: volunteering where help was needed. As a young, single woman just finishing grad school, “I had no intention of adopting. But his eyes seemed to tell me, ‘Okay, what are you going…
4-H, now in its 111th year, teaches its young members a wide variety of skills, including arts, crafts, aerospace, music, life skills and more. But agriculture remains at the core of its original purpose.
Once a week, members of the Interact Club ignore the final bell and head instead for Clark's classroom to plan food drives, charity events for Relay for Life and March of Dimes.
Just in time for a fall refurbishing, Indiana Furniture, a local member of Furniture First National Buying Cooperative, is participating in the group’s first National Furniture Sale, on now through Sunday, Sept. 29.
An audience hushes as the lights dim. Suddenly footlights blaze and a musical blooms like a brilliant flower onstage.
It’s been a summer of fun, with pastels and poppy-bright accents, cool, sheer fabrics, and all things sunny. But “As the summer draws to a close, furniture has suffered the consequences, and suddenly our thoughts turn to fall,” said Dee Dee Duhn, owner of Customs Imports in New Buffalo, Mich…
Another good deck flower is the moonflower, which opens as you watch at twilight, with an ethereal, 4-inch bloom.
Red impatiens, coleus and a little silver spike create a bright display for shady or low-sun areas.
Lots of plants are possible in a small space when they're stacked on a small bench, crate and inverted pot.
An old tea cart holds herbs and flowers; just beyond, a table keeps green beans at waist height.
Create a pretty entrance with layering, using a chair for petunias and moss roses below, and morning glories climbing up the fence.
Confess: On the way home you look with a certain envy at your neighbor’s lush garden. Waving foliage and riotous blooms would do much for your workaday soul.
“I knew I was in trouble when my 95-year-old patient suddenly got up to get a fan for me—I was sweating that much,” recalls Joanne Cubberly of Chesterton, a physical therapist for an area home health care agency. “That pushed me over the edge (to seek hormone therapy).
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