President Donald Trump has warned China that it must respond “humanely” to the protests in Hong Kong if it wants a trade deal, for the first time suggesting that the United States would impose costs on Beijing if it launched a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on the city. It’s about time. Ch…

Once, back when my husband was in medical school, he found himself in an elevator with a woman he instantly recognized from something he’d read in the school paper. So he struck up a conversation with her.

For about a decade, I lived in an old dogtrot house. Also known as a dog run house, this vernacular style of home was popular throughout the upper South before electricity, fans and air conditioning. They were built for maximum ventilation, so folks could survive the sweltering hot summers. …

We all enjoy plants and flowers, whether in containers in our house or in our garden. We enjoy the bright colors and fragrance they give. We also enjoy our pets and the joy of their companionship and activity. Our pets and plants can coexist nicely with a few precautions.

Given its surplus of violence and scarcity of resources, Chicago surely has bigger things to worry about than the menace, as the city sees it, of Laura Pekarik’s cupcakes. Herewith redundant evidence of regulatory government’s unsleeping solicitousness for the strong.

Regimes, however intellectually disreputable, rarely are unable to attract intellectuals eager to rationalize the regimes’ behavior. America’s current administration has “national conservatives.” They advocate unprecedented expansion of government in order to purge America of excessive respe…

When we were little kids getting ready to return to school during the last few weeks of summer vacation, the school supply list was pretty simple: a Big Chief Tablet, No. 2 pencils, the trapezoid-shaped eraser, notebook paper, spiral notebooks, a jar of paste, a bottle of glue, maybe some co…

The Better Business Bureau is warning seniors to be on the lookout for scam artists posing as DNA testers in an attempt to obtain Medicare numbers and other personal information. Also referred to as buccal swab tests, the process involves collecting DNA cells from inside an individual’s chec…

During the Labor Day holiday, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will partner with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to get drunken drivers off the roads and help save lives.

What do the French digital services tax, the employers’ share of payroll taxes and the corporate income tax all have in common? They are rarely shouldered by those entities and individuals targeted by legislators. In fact, one of the most important things to know about taxes is that the peop…

What do Pablo Picasso, Howard Hughes, Sonny Bono and Prince all have in common? Interestingly enough, despite all of their fame and fortune (and the myriad friends, associates, managers and advisers they must have had during their lifetimes), they all died without a will. According to a 2018…

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