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Cynics say Valentine’s Day is about making us spend money on chocolate, flowers, stuffed animals, cards, jewelry—fill in the blank? Last year, Americans shelled out a record $19.7 billion, up almost a billion from the previous record-setting year... more

Feb 7, 2017 11:51 AM Lifestyle

How did we not know this? America’s entrance into space—a stunning achievement that made America great again during the Cold War—was, in a big way, the untold story of three brainy black women at NASA toward the end of the Jim Crow era. It was untold more

Feb 7, 2017 11:51 AM Lifestyle

Valentine's can seem like a holiday of obligation. Will we meet our sweethearts’ expectations? It can be hard work, and we don’t even get off of our day jobs for this “holiday.” more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Lifestyle

It’s going to be another dazzling fall day, but the sun hasn’t been up long enough to spread warmth on the roughly 200 volunteers milling around a lawn at South High School on a recent Saturday morning. more

Dec 7, 2016 7:46 AM News

It’s never been easier for an individual to find amazing options and niches for service in ways that are more personally meaningful. more

Nov 7, 2016 11:07 AM News

Beware of dog. A dog, or cat, can take you out with one look. Stroll through the annual South Pearl Street Pet Adoption Fair on Sunday, Sept. 18, at your own risk. more

Sep 6, 2016 5:02 PM News