Opinion


Wendler, Walter
First in a series on the reopening of West Texas A&M University in the midst of COVID-19. In the coming weeks, I will address a number of issues regarding our return to campus—things such as residential life, classroom and community gatherings, scheduling of classes, flexibility required in a...
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? Hey Jeremiah: Can’t blame you for...
In 2018 Americans ate a record-breaking amount of red meat and poultry (much of it fried) -- 222.2 pounds apiece. No wonder a new study published in the journal Hypertension has us once again singing the praises of omega-3-loaded fish, like salmon and sea trout, and advising you to eat lean,...
Dear Readers: The Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has been released. The report is based on scientific evidence in nutrition and is issued by a team of  experts, including Registered Dietitians, Medical Doctors, and Doctorates of Nutrition. The information will...
We cannot argue the existence of God without first answering the questions of the physical universe-“The sun,moon,stars and the galaxies,from whence did they come???”....If then we find resolve in the origin of the universe we have settled the argument of the reality of God.If we will,and we must,...
Until mid-twentieth century, most American women had every right to sing “washday blues,” because one day of the week--for most, the longest day--was committed to washing, hanging out, ironing and folding the family duds. The day started with a trip to the laundromat, since most homes at the time...

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
A poll of 1,012 Americans found that 47% of women say they’ve gained weight “due to COVID restrictions.” Most said they put on one to nine pounds, but 21% says it’s more like 10 to 20. For middle-age and older women that compounds health problems that may appear post-menopause. A new study based on...

Rick Kraft
I think it’s all right to begin a column with a confession. So here I go...I’m “old school.” Not only am I “old school,” regardless of what you think, I am proud of it! So, what does that mean? It means different things to different people. My children might say, “Dad, it’s time to catch up with...

Walter Wendler
First in a series on the reopening of West Texas A&M University in the midst of COVID-19. In the coming weeks, I will address a number of issues regarding our return to campus—things such as residential life, classroom and community gatherings, scheduling of classes, flexibility required in a...

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Emma Stone uses coconut oil as makeup remover. Mindy Kaling applies it to her hair as a mask. And Mandy Moore loves how it hydrates her skin. All appealing ways to use the oil that’s loaded with sat fat and medium-chain fatty acids. But when it comes to eating coconut oil, that’s another story....

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