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  • Google buys startup Lift Labs to expand disease research Sep 14, 2014 7:11 AM
    Google Inc. is acquiring health- technology startup Lift Labs to add to its Google X research unit, as the company pursues new methods to address neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s.

     
  • Arlington police accepting unwanted drugs Sep 14, 2014 4:25 PM
    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Arlington Heights Police Department will coordinate efforts to remove potentially dangerous drugs from homes. The Prescription Take-Back Initiative will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the police department, 200 E. Sigwalt St. The service is free and anonymous.

     
  • Be aware: How quickly viruses can spread Sep 14, 2014 7:00 AM
    Viruses can spread from a single doorknob to 40 percent to 60 percent of surfaces and people in a building in just a few hours, according to a new study. Researchers put a tracer virus on one or two surfaces in a building (for example a doorknob or push plate) at the beginning of the day. And after two to four hours, the virus could be detected on a majority of commonly touched surfaces such as light switches, coffee pot handles, phones and computers.

     
  • Autumn in N.Y.’s Hudson Valley: History and scenery Sep 14, 2014 6:15 AM
    Exploring the region north of New York City isn’t just for locals, and autumn is one of the nicest times of year to do it. The Hudson Valley offers history, culture and outdoor attractions with Hudson River scenery as a backdrop, just an hour or two from Manhattan. Here are five places worth visiting.

     
  • Bring your garden indoors with cut flowers Sep 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    Q. Do you have any tips for cutting flowers from the garden to bring indoors?

     
  • Seedheads give perennials another season of interest Sep 14, 2014 6:45 AM
    It is best to remove the spent blooms from a few perennials; others have gorgeous blossoms that transform into sensational seed heads.

     
  • Jimmy Choo wants IPO value near $1 billion Sep 14, 2014 7:35 AM
    Jimmy Choo, the luxury shoemaker owned by JAB Holdings, may begin its initial public offering here as soon as this month amid rising demand for designer footwear, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The company has hired Bank of America to manage the sale and is seeking a valuation of about $1 billion.

     
  • Tiny powder room can make a big impression Sep 14, 2014 6:45 AM
    Very often, the powder room bath is the tiniest room in your house. Yet this traditionally minimal space can become one of your most alluring attributes, no matter how small.

     
  • Hungry rib lovers flock to Grayslake’s Downtown Rib Throwdown Sep 14, 2014 7:09 PM
    Supply quickly exhausted demand Sunday at this year’s Downtown Rib Throwdown, to benefit The Oasis, Grayslake’s youth center. A hungry crowd quickly descended on the contestants’ offerings, some of which were cleaned out within a couple of hours.

     
  • The sandhill crane: A restoraton success story Sep 13, 2014 7:49 AM
    It's a restoraton success story. Just 10 years ago, the sandhill crane was a rare sight in Kane County. But wetland restoration efforts have been a boon to this big bird, and sandhills are now a common sight throughout northern Illinois.

     
  • iPhones with bigger screens may find eager buyers among seniors Sep 13, 2014 7:22 AM
    After pioneering the smartphone market, Apple is moving away from its focus on smaller screens. While bigger displays make it easier for a younger crowd to read digital books, play games or watch movies, the large screens also let people who need reading glasses boost the size of the font and images on their smartphones without sacrificing screen real estate.

     
  • Plant mums and asters now Sep 13, 2014 6:01 AM
    Try to buy chrysanthemums and asters for fall color when their flower buds are just beginning to open. That way, the blooms will last longer in your garden.

     
  • On the road: Local brews featured at Logan Square Beer Fest Sep 13, 2014 5:30 AM
    Twenty craft breweries (including 3 Floyds, Ale Syndicate, Bells, Berghoff, Lagunitas, Lake Front and Metropolitan) and more than 50 beers will be featured in the Logan Square Beer Fest. Andersonville's City Made Fest is a celebration of all of things made in Chicago, featuring an array of Chicago-based musicians, brewers and artisans. And Green County, Wisconsin, is home to Monroe's Cheese Days celebration at the Courthouse Square.

     
  • Study: Teens who smoke pot daily less likely to complete high school Sep 13, 2014 7:00 AM
    Teenagers who smoke marijuana daily are more than 60 percent less likely to complete high school than those who never use. They’re also 60 percent less likely to graduate college and seven times more likely to attempt suicide.

     
  • Fungus threatens organic coffee farms Sep 13, 2014 4:16 PM
    Global warming has been a friend to the fungus, enabling it to thrive in elevations that used to be inhospitable. The worst worldwide outbreak in 30 years has meant diminished yields, lower income and laid-off workers from Peru to Mexico. Organic growers face additional loss as they look for ways to save their livelihoods while at the same time avoiding chemical solutions.

     
  • Slow Money invests in small food enterprises Sep 13, 2014 2:34 PM
    Since the national network started in 2010, Slow Money networks and investment clubs around the country, including in Maine, Massachusetts, California, North Carolina, and in cities like Boston and New York, have made a total of $38 million in investments in 350 small food enterprises.

     
  • Decorating 'rules' have gone out the window Sep 13, 2014 6:30 AM
    Q. We have a lot of space in our new loft. A lot! What are the rules about arranging furniture? And what about colors? Everything we have is slick, modern, beige-ish (and boring).

     
  • Is your interior design depressing you? Sep 13, 2014 6:00 AM
    From time to time, at a cocktail party or when visiting a friend, someone will corner me and confess to me that they are depressed. As if I were a member of the clergy, they whisper in sotto voce that they believe their decorating is making them sick.

     
  • Editorial: Listening to all, towns can keep puppy mills out of pet sales Sep 12, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says towns like Arlington Heights can protect animals and permit legitimate, humane businesses to operate if they set firm standards after listening to all interests involved.

     
  • ‘She Blinded Me With Science’ star becomes teacher Sep 12, 2014 5:45 AM
    Before composing his 1982 synth-pop hit “She Blinded Me With Science,” Thomas Dolby sketched out the story line for the music video. That’s not just rock-and-roll trivia — it’s one of the experiences Dolby can lean on as he teaches film and music students at Johns Hopkins University, a school known more for medical science and research than the arts. Not bad for guy whose formal education ended at age 16.

     
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