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  • Ask the Nutritionist: Limiting red meat reduces risk of some cancers, other health problems Apr 1, 2015 5:00 AM
    Registered dietitan Karen Collins explains that red meat, especially beef and lamb, is high in a form of iron called heme iron. Some studies have linked diets high in red meat and therefore heme iron to risk of colon cancer as well as increased risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

     
  • Loft living now a part of the mainstream Apr 1, 2015 6:28 AM
    Loft implies a certain urban culture that is in opposition to the establishment. Originally, lofts were created out of abandoned manufacturing spaces or warehouses. Large windows, tall ceilings, cement floors, exposed hvac systems, large freight elevators and industrial lighting fixtures are just some of the typical architectural elements that have become iconic of lofts.

     
  • Francis recalls John Paul II's suffering decade after death Apr 1, 2015 7:00 AM
    Pope Francis hails 'suffering' of St. John Paul II on eve of 10th anniversary of his death

     
  • Cracking the code on egg-carton labeling Apr 1, 2015 11:55 AM
    Deciding which carton of eggs to grab at the market can be the most difficult thing about them. The confusing claims on the shelf are nothing short of mind-boggling. Nutritionist and cookbook author Ellie Krieger helps us crack the egg carton code.

     
  • Not-Your-Mother’s Matzo Brie Apr 1, 2015 11:56 AM
    Sandy Missenberg likes to change up her matzo brie with add-ins like bananas or mushrooms and spinach.

     
  • Chocolate-Orange Souffle Apr 1, 2015 11:56 AM
    Soufflés can be intimidating — even terrifying — to make. The place most people tend to go wrong is with the egg whites. But if you follow the instructions here for whipping the whites and folding them gently into the batter—and don’t overthink what you are doing — this Chocolate-Orange Souffle will please the fussiest French chef.

     
  • Garlic and Green Onion Noodle Kugel Apr 1, 2015 11:56 AM
    You can assemble Garlic and Green Onion Noodle Kugel in advance, cover it tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate it for up to 2 days or freeze it for up to 2 months.

     
  • Engineers create boot-like device to make walking easier Apr 1, 2015 11:03 AM
    These boots are made for walking easier: Motor-free device will put a spring in your step

     
  • Buffalo Ranch Deviled Eggs Apr 1, 2015 12:09 PM
    Which came first? Buffalo chicken wings? Or Buffalo Ranch Deviled Eggs?

     
  • Banana French Toast with Cinnamon Breakfast Syrup Apr 1, 2015 11:56 AM
    Banana French Toast will bump matzo pancakes off the Passover table, so says Victoria Dwek, co-author of "Passover Made Easy."

     
  • Maya Angelou play in development by Tavis Smiley, Kenny Leon Apr 1, 2015 10:20 AM
    In the nearly 30-year friendship that Tavis Smiley shared with Maya Angelou, he learned the renowned writer's views on life and how to live it to the fullest. One year after Angelou's death, TV and radio host Smiley is joining with Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon to develop a stage adaptation of "My Journey With Maya," Smiley's new memoir about the invaluable relationship.

     
  • Weekend picks: REO Speedwagon rocks the Genesee Apr 1, 2015 12:27 PM
    Catch the 1980s rock sensation REO Speedwagon in concert on Thursday at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. Tennis greats like John McEnroe and Andy Roddick compete as part of the PowerShares Challenge at the Sears Centre. And the Smoking Popes join Face to Face for a three-day stand at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago. All this and more in this weekend's Time out! entertainment section.

     
  • Eggs fit into festive Easter, Passover meals Apr 1, 2015 12:27 PM
    Eggs have made a place for themselves in spring menus, especially spring holiday menus. From a Christian point of view, eggs are linked to Jesus’ emergence from the tomb and resurrection. In Judaism, a roasted, hard-cooked egg is part of the traditional Seder plate. And, of course there's the Easter bunny who hides decorated eggs.

     
  • Total lunar eclipse offers weekend treat for West Coast Apr 1, 2015 1:39 PM
    Total lunar eclipse offers weekend treat for American West, Australia, Asia

     
  • No more 'no girls allowed' at Spike Apr 1, 2015 1:35 PM
    Fallon's lip sync show signals a new approach at Spike TV network

     
  • Des Plaines ‘Badger bar’ among ‘fan bars’ geared up for the Final Four Apr 1, 2015 10:50 AM
    Want to watch the NCAA Final Four games with Wisconsin, Michigan State, Kentucky and Duke fans? To be among the true fans, the best place to go is one of the school-specific “fan bars” that dot the Chicago area. Among them is Countryside Saloon in Des Plaines, a newly designated “Badger bar.” “After badgering them,” co-owner Janet Bar said, laughing, “the (University of Wisconsin) alumni association was great about it. Last year was our first official year of being a Badger bar.”

     
  • ‘Woman in Gold’ paints heavy-handed portrait Apr 1, 2015 5:00 AM
    The true story of Maria Altmann, an Austrian Jewish woman who fled the Holocaust and, many years later, sued the Austrian government for the return of family-owned artworks that had been looted by the Nazis, is a great one. It’s also one that has been movingly told before on film, in such documentaries as “The Rape of Europa.” Newly dramatized, with Helen Mirren in the starring role, it unfortunately has lost a bit of its power.

     
  • First Folio dresses up 'Love, Loss and What I Wore' Apr 1, 2015 6:18 AM
    The long-running off-Broadway hit "Love, Loss and What I Wore" wears well in First Folio Theatre's new production at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook. The joys, memories and trauma of clothing in women's lives are explored in this 2009 theatrical adaptation of Ilene Beckerman's best-selling book by Delia Ephron and her late sister, Nora Ephron.

     
  • King Edward coronation memorabilia is collectible Apr 1, 2015 6:00 AM
    This is a picture of one of the commemorative pieces that I have. My parents bought quite a number of “royal” souvenir items that were made to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VIII, who gave up the crown to marry the divorced American Wallis Simpson.

     
  • Decorative accessories can give a finishing touch to a room Apr 1, 2015 6:00 AM
    Oftentimes, accessories are precisely what create or give a finishing touch to a room. There are rooms that you can enter and immediately tell they were designed professionally, and usually this is due to the rare or unusual accessories they feature.

     
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