Training in media literacy in order

In this era of fake news, covfefe, and biased advocacy journalism outlets like Fox News and MSNBC, how can news consumers surf through this wave of in...

July 11th, 2017 |  


As physical jobs decline, something is lost

As jobs that require physical work decline thanks to technological advances, life superficially appears to get better. Cheap cellphones, video games, ...

July 11th, 2017 |  


How much weight should you gain during pregnancy?

How much weight should you gain during pregnancy?

In 2009 The Institute of Medicine (IOM) updated their guidelines for how much weight women should gain during pregnancy for optimal outcomes for them ...

July 10th, 2017 |  



Goodbye to the gas pedal

Progress in electric car development was steady — a new Tesla here, a Chevy Bolt there. Until, like a thunderclap, came news that portends the e...

July 10th, 2017 |  


Leave concealed carry laws to the states

A few years ago, Illinois lost a notable — some would say notorious — attribute. It was the last state that banned any carrying of conceal...

July 10th, 2017 |  


Ticket to work puts people back in the driver’s seat

Ticket to work puts people back in the driver’s seat

Social Security encourages people to rejoin the workforce when they are able. Ticket to Work is our free and voluntary program that helps people get v...

July 9th, 2017 |  


It’s been a few days since United did anything terrible

As something of an expert in the communications field, I’d like to offer my services to United Airlines.The company has been going through a rou...

July 9th, 2017 |  


Don’t paint all Trump backers as idiots and fools

It is apparently de rigeur to make fun of President Donald Trump supporters these days. It is not enough to go after the Great Leader, who is tweeting...

July 9th, 2017 |  


Man can destroy an entire species

Man can destroy an entire species

We can look at the downfall of two birds and learn how a species of wildlife can be so abundant and yet so vulnerable.There were an estimated 3 to 5 b...

July 7th, 2017 |  


Ruling won’t end fight against Redskins name

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling effectively allowing the Washington Redskins to keep their trademark name even though many consider...

July 7th, 2017 |