Opinion

Let’s make a worldwide observation. Man’s “inhumanity to man” has been chronicled--as well as played out, unfortunately--across the centuries. (Hey, now. I’m writing in broadest terms that likewise include women, too. They’ve worked right alongside, and often ahead, but that’s a whole ‘nuther story...
Guys, does watching “Godfather Part II” make you feel like a hyped-up lone wolf? According to a 2004 study in Hormones and Behavior, that’s because the macho movie has made your testosterone level rise 30%. Conversely, the study says, if you watch a romantic flick like “When Harry Met Sally” your...
Hi Taylor - My husband and I are in a bit of bind. He recently got laid off and is receiving unemployment, but he has a $700/mo car payment that we can no longer afford. What are our options? We don’t want to have the car repossessed and take a credit hit (his credit is already subpar), but I don’t...
Dear Dietitian, I was just diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia. What should I do about my diet? Will I never be able to have dessert again? Please help. Megan Dear Megan, A new diagnosis can sometimes be overwhelming, but as you learn how to manage it and you feel better, it will become a part of...
The Great Salt Lake on the Utah-Nevada border registers 30% salinity in the northern reaches and 6% to 27% in the southern areas. Only brine shrimp and some algae thrive. The Dead Sea is so salty that it doesn’t feel like water -- some say it’s more like olive oil mixed with sand. Its only...

Rick Kraft
It is something none of us knows. How it will end.  Just about everything we experience has a beginning and an end. A short list would include having our parents around, having children at home, our job, the coronavirus scare, even life itself. There is anxiousness in life. We don’t know the future...

Tanya Larkin
I think that the Coronavirus has provided us with the opportunity to reimagine what a hero is and what heroes mean to each of us. By definition, a hero is “a person (real or fictional character) who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through feats of ingenuity, courage, or strength.” There...

Walter Wendler
During the ‘Your Community, Your University’ Tours, visits to high schools in the Panhandle and South Plains—daytime visits while school was in session—had a larger number of students present. Evening sessions were a more equal mix of students and parents, administrators, school board members and...
Instagram has more than 8 million posts for #plussizefashion that include young people of many shapes and sizes. It’s a welcome change from the ultra-thin images long favored on the platform. Acceptance of all body types reduces fat-shaming. But kindness toward yourself or others who are carrying...
What a long month March was. After a month that seemed like it had 300 days in it, April for the most part has seemed like a quick month as everyone is adjusting to shelter-in-place orders, distance working, distance learning and ultimately, and most importantly, staying healthy. It’s no different...

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