To get enough exercise, try engaging in three different activities a week
Now that most of us are rethinking our exercise regimens, it's a good time to consider a different -- and possibly more effective -- approach to increasing our level of activity. A study published in January argues that we should obsess less about that 150-minutes-a-week goal and focus instead on a greater variety of exercise.
Bicycling craze is one saving grace of COVID-19It's the kind of COVID-19 surge that doesn't pack a gut punch. Biking is back as suburbanites find their best escape is on two wheels.
Dog's scratching driving you crazy? Consider how he must feelAugust has been named Itchy Pet Awareness Month. Every dog scratches from time to time, but if your dog scratches excessively, it is time to make an appointment with a veterinarian to ease his discomfort.
What remote learning will look like this school yearKitchen tables and family dens will serve as desks and classrooms as many suburban districts begin the school year remotely starting this week with Chromebooks and iPads bridging the divide between students and teachers.
Straight from the Source: Gurnee man with heart damage from a virus says take COVID-19 seriouslyA suburban man whose heart was damaged by a virus years ago warns others to take the coronavirus seriously. "The sheer terror of knowing I was not breathing on my own still haunts me," Steven Urizar writes.
What makes a great vacation home?Vacation homes should project the lighter side of life. Playful, comfortable, easygoing and casual are all good adjectives for a vacation home.
Youth sports and COVID-19: Understand the risksWith youth sports, it's important for parents to understand the risks and make choices that take into account what is going on in the community and what is best for their families.
Weight, health and avoiding the 'COVID-15'If you've gained weight during COVID-19, you're not alone. While it's too soon for formal study results, doctors report that patients are packing on pounds. Like the famous "Freshman 15" that new college students fall prey to, COVID-related weight is easy to gain, but not so easy to lose.
Want to spend a day in Chicago? Top attractions have changed in light of COVID-19If you are heading into Chicago for a few hours, you won't be competing with as many tourists as in the past. But you will have to plan ahead -- and study up on safety rules.
Any summer flower show will feature dahliasDahlias are at their peak in late summer, and there are varieties ideal for every sunny garden situation from containers and the front of borders to specimen plantings and the back of borders.
Remote work really does mean longer days -- and more meetingsThose who sense this grand experiment in working from home also comes with plenty of downsides -- longer days, more meetings and more email to answer -- are now backed up by data from 3.1 million workers.
Through the Film Magnifier: Bill Veeck, George Hamilton, Bridge Club, Stateville Prison riot and more
Through the Film Magnifier: Doug Buffone, Cloris Leachman, draft registration, aerobics class and more