Opinion

“I went to the bank and asked to borrow a cup of money,” quipped stand-up comic Steven Wright. “They said, ‘What for?’” “I said, ‘I am going to buy some sugar.’”  He should take heart from the fact that he was rejected for that loan. Over the course of a 15-year study published in JAMA Internal...
The season of spring--God bless it--wears many faces. It has inspired poets to greatness, encouraged the downhearted, confounded meteorologists and induced weeping by throngs of spouses who don’t care for yard work. I am one of those, ashamed that I’m far south of my wife’s expectations, rarely...

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson gave a speech before Congress, “Conservation and Preservation of Natural Beauty,” announcing plans to build thousands of hiking trails across the country. Johnson noted, “Doctors recommend and encourage such activity for fitness and fun.”  Today, thanks to that...

Rick Kraft
Today I wake up having been given an extra year of life here on earth, something I think all of us could use. One year ago today my heart almost stopped beating. I found myself flat on my back with needles in my arms strapped to a gurney being airlifted by Learjet to a hospital 200 miles away,...

Walter Wendler
Dual enrollment, or dual credit, is the process whereby students in high school enroll in college courses that count for both high school and college credit. These programs are heavily subscribed to in various parts of our state and nation. Some students graduate from high school with both an...

Taylor Kovar
Hey Taylor - What’s the secret to retiring early? I hear people talk about saving all their money so they can stop working at 40, but that seems too good to be true. - Jake Hey Jake - There’s not just one secret to early retirement, but there are concrete steps you can take to make it happen. I...

Toni King
Hello Toni: I received a notice from CMS (Medicare) saying they do not have record of me having prescription drug coverage that “met Medicare’s minimum standards from 8/1/2017 to 1/1/2020 and I may receive a Part D late enrollment penalty. My HR director told me not to worry because the employer...

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
“An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh,” Will Rogers once said. That may be true, but vegetables have an even more special talent: They keep the brain healthy and slash your risk for Alzheimer’s disease, thanks to a superhero “Polly Phenol...
Last October, the Pittsburgh Steeler’s quarterback Mason Rudolph was knocked unconscious by Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas. It was a scary moment when Rudolph was face down on the field and not moving, but he eventually came to and was able to walk off under his own power.  But there are...

Don Newbury
Locals already were “big-eyed” by massive oil discoveries in the Wichita Falls area about a century ago. Money flowed, and for many folks, life was good, might near the land-of-milk-and-honey status. For the oil people, it was even better. If they wanted milk and honey, they could yawn while...

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