Opinion

There are four, short animated films on YouTube titled “Snack Attack.” Clearly, being overwhelmed by the urge to gobble down whatever is handy is a common impulse -- and one that can inspire humorous tales of frustration and desire. But snack foods are no joke when it comes to your health or your...

Walter Wendler
Eighth in a series on the reopening of West Texas A&M University in the midst of COVID-19. A recent NICHE study found after surveying 20,000 students, 78% said in-person classes were appealing, and 29% found online courses appealing. The findings could be challenged as the survey took place...

Rick Kraft
In a world of constant change, is there anything out there that has remained constant? What is there that remains unchanged over the last 100 years? I address change regularly in this column and have shared often that each of us will leave a world that will be totally different than the world we...

Toni King
Hi Toni: Recently, I had a bad car wreck and ended up in the hospital with only a minor concussion from hitting the windshield and my wife was not hurt at all. I was surprised when the hospital asked for my medical power of attorney. I am 64 years old and have not even thought about long term care...
We cannot argue the fact of the mind unless we turn our full attention to the cerebral cortex(brain). The brain is designed to reflect everything that we learn,think,and experience. The physical brain allows a non physical entity to inhabit the sacred body temple we know as the mind.  Undestand...

Leanne McCrate
Dear Dietitian, I recently lost forty pounds to get my cholesterol level down. My LDL went from 150 to 117, and I’d like to get it down to 100. I am 70 years old, and the doctor wants me to gain a few pounds! He says if I were to get sick, I would need some extra weight as a safeguard. How am I...

Taylor Kovar
Hey Taylor: I’m thinking of buying a boat. I’ve got enough to pay cash for a decent ship, but I’m wondering how good or bad of an investment it might be. — Brad Hey Brad: In this case, it all depends on how you want to define “investment.” Compared to a piece of real estate or some other commodity...

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Paul Hines, 23, played for the Providence Grays in 1878. He’s known for three remarkable achievements: the first recorded unassisted triple play, the first Triple Crown and being the first player to wear sunglasses on the field -- possibly because as a centerfielder he committed 27 (sun-forced?)...
Paul Hines, 23, played for the Providence Grays in 1878. He’s known for three remarkable achievements: the first recorded unassisted triple play, the first Triple Crown and being the first player to wear sunglasses on the field -- possibly because as a centerfielder he committed 27 (sun-forced?)...
Seventh in a series on the reopening of West Texas A&M University in the midst of COVID-19 Written a number of years ago and updated for its value as we return to campus. A culture is created and sustained by human energy expended to attain shared purpose.  Leadership sets the tone and pace,...

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