Opinion

There was “people-watching” at its best recently when Texans gathered at polling places to exercise their voting preferences in primary elections. Yep, it was a foretaste of the “Big One” in November. They showed up in attire ranging from the serious sloppy to “after five,” with a few of the latter...
If you had the opportunity to list out a baker’s dozen of maxims that would be typed up and placed in a time capsule to be opened 25 years after your death and then disseminated through every media source, electronic and paper, so virtually the entire country could learn from your wisdom, what...
Reader Alert: Many company benefit plans terminate the day you are no longer working full-time. Explore you or your spouse’s group medical plan rules and options with Medicare if you are 65 or older. Morning Toni:My wife and I desperately need your guidance because last November, I was rushed to...

Don Newbury
Gawkers gathered to gaze at a gigantic “goof” of an implosion attempt gone bad. Thus was the origin of the “leaning tower of Dallas.” The demolition company’s failed effort to take down an 11-story office tower could make Lloyd D. Nabors Demolition shift gears into construction rather than...

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
When a fermented bean paste has its own following on Etsy, you know you’re talking about something with which people have an odd but special relationship. Or as a multitude of T-shirts and greeting cards on the site declare: You make miso happy -- udon even know! Miso is a fermented soybean paste...

Taylor Kovar
Hey Taylor - Are there any home improvement projects that actually “pay for themselves?” I never believe contractors when I hear that pitch, and yet I keep on hearing it so I’m wondering if it’s true in some cases. Can I break even with new windows or a better HVAC? - Jeremiah Hey Jeremiah - Can’t...
The most important conversations you will ever have are those that take place in the privacy of your own mind. God gave you the freedom to think whatever you want. You can go to your quiet place in your home, relax, close your eyes, and then “think away.” No one knows what goes on in the six inches...
“If I’d known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.” That’s an old gag repeated by Dick Van Dyke (still dancing at 94), composer Eubie Blake (he lived to be 96) and Mae West (she lived to be 87). Clearly, they understood how important good health (and a sense of...
Dear Dietitian,I’ve recently stumbled upon a few articles touting a return to the diets of the 1950s, which were influenced by war-time rationing. They say people ate healthier. What are the pros and cons of following a typical diet from that era?Sincerely,RickDear Rick,These days there are several...
Hey Taylor - I am about 46 years old and I make about $90,000 a year. I was told that an annuity would be a great investment for me. I know that it deals with insurance products, but is this something that I should do? - John Hey John - Since I don’t know your entire financial situation, I can’t...

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