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Kill count sheds light on cat vs. bird issue

Subscriber onlyJennifer L. McDonald is an ecologist by profession and a cat person by avocation. Years ago, Tiggy, her ginger-and-white shorthair, would bring home freshly killed mice and shrews for her consideration. Continue reading...

Soccer 'heading' not main culprit in concussions

Subscriber onlyWould soccer be safer if young players were not allowed to head the ball? According to a new study of heading and concussions in youth soccer, the answer to that question is not a simple yes. Continue reading...

Scientists ID 6th taste as subjects chew the fat

Subscriber onlyTaste, the sense that allows us to appreciate the beauty of good food, is something scientists understand fairly well. Continue reading...

Enough talk about starting: Let’s start

Subscriber onlyThis week I want to introduce the book "Diabetes Weight Loss Week by Week," which I plan to follow for the next year. Continue reading...

Kids as young as 6 can try a shortie triathlon

Subscriber onlyThe Ironman World Championship is an annual triathlon held in Hawaii consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2 -mile marathon run. It is widely considered to be the single most difficult one-day sporting event in the world. Continue reading...

Slim Pickings

Subscriber onlyDannon Oikos Triple Zero Yogurt: One 5.3-ounce container has 120 calories and zero fat, 15 carbohydrate, 6 fiber and 15 protein grams. Continue reading...

Marathon leaders to discuss training

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock Marathon training team leaders will explain their free running and walking groups at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Centre at University Park, 6401 W. 12th St., Little Rock. Continue reading...

Bench press with foam roller challenges triceps

Subscriber onlyBarbell bench press is the quintessential weight-training exercise. From the time young people set foot in their junior high or high school gym, they are challenged with performing it to the best of their abilities. Continue reading...

MRI used to study dog's brain activity

Subscriber onlyUntil recently, scientists could only speculate why dogs that have the right personality for a career in threat detection respond to training with such extreme drive. Continue reading...

Puppy born blind but able to smell

Subscriber onlyPuppies are born blind and deaf. Dogs' eyes and ears remain closed for about 14 days after birth, but Paul Waggoner says, "pups come out smelling; that's how they interact and get around the world." Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. You have the tenacity to execute plans and follow through with ideas. Nurture a relationship because it leads to luck in every part of your life. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I'm an old man now, and for me the worst part of getting old has been loneliness. My wife has passed away, none of our children live nearby, and when I go to church, almost no one talks to me. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Secular Holidays

Subscriber only1. Day in June to honor a relative Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

"My gripe is: When did shopping carts become personal wastebaskets? The things left in them can be disturbing." Continue reading...

Lesbian mom's son hesitates to accept new kids as siblings

DEAR ABBY: I am a 22-year-old male and my brother, "Brian," is 14. When I was 9, our parents split up. After a year, Mom realized she was a lesbian. She is married now to a younger woman, and they are starting a family through in vitro fertilization. Continue reading...