Chicago Teacher Strike Kicks Students to the Curb

On Sept. 10, thousands of Chicago public-school teachers went on strike, leaving some 350,000 students without schooling and forcing parents to decide whether to stay home from work, fork out the extra money for childcare, or leave their children at home to fend for themselves.

Why Obama Will Lose on Nov. 6

In all the years writing this column, I have never entered into the minefield of prognostication. But I’m going to take that step now.

Looking Back

During a recent rainy day in Phoenix, I began reading the journal I kept when my husband, Michael, was dealing with esophageal cancer.

Advice for the Over-50 Crowd

Dear Old Bag: I salute the “Solution-Minded” person who wrote a letter last month suggesting that we turn illegal immigrants into the solution, rather than the problem.

Making memorization fun: Tips and tricks to strengthening your memory

Use tricks and simple tips to improve your memory and to stop your memory from playing tricks on you. Medicare benefits will also pay for some memory improvement programs.

Six Time-Saving Kitchen Tools

Our lives are busier than ever. Trying to balance the demands of work and home life is no easy feat.

Benefits of using natural toner for the skin

Most beauty experts indicate that using a natural toner is the most important step in the ideal beauty regimen, and it is the key to maintaining a youthful glow as we age.

Child safety checklist: Kiddie-proof your home for maximum safety and minimum boo-boos

Having the grandkids over can be dangerous for them if your home isn’t kiddie-proofed. Here’s a child safety checklist to point you in the right direction.

Help your elderly parents retire from driving when it's time

Helping your parents understand when it is time to turn in their car keys for safety is an important, but difficult task. Here are several tips to make that job easier.

Advice for the Over-50 Crowd

Dear Old Bag: I am sure you have received much mail, pro and con, on this immigration thing. It seems to me that there is a better solution to the problem.

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New Mexico Chile Verde

I’m always looking for “the one.” You know, the one recipe in any ethnic food category that you can count on time and time again to be a crowd pleaser.

How sleep could save your marriage

Sleeping in separate beds or bedrooms can help save your marriage if sleep disorders and other sleep pattern habits are disrupting your ability to sleep soundly.

How to let your garden go to the hummingbirds

Interested in turning your backyard into a hummingbird habitat? Find out what the best flowers are to get the job done.

How to help your spouse through menopause without losing your mind

An overview of menopause symptoms and general treatment alternatives for couples. Going through menopause together is the best way to beat menopause and depression.

Mature ladies: Finding the right hairstyle for your face

Need a new look but aren’t sure how to start? Here are a few tips to help you find the right hairstyle for your face.