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When the Pew Research Center asked more than 2,200 childless men ages 18 to 49 about their future dreams, almost half said they hope to have kids at some time. And 57% of men who have children say their kids are extremely important to their sense of self and identity -- almost tied with the 58% of...
Estes Park Colorado is one of my favorite towns in Colorado. Known for the Stanley Hotel which was featured in the Stephen King movie The Shining. Estes Park is a beautiful little town in the heart of the Rocky Mountains just 70 miles from Denver. Estes Park is a great place to beat the heat of...
Proverbial truisms typically go unchallenged, but an expression dating back to the sixteenth century has gone by the boards when its application is directed toward men’s footwear. Historically, what men have worn on their feet has been basic, often dictated by comfort, durability and practicality....
When the musical “Hair” launched the song “Let the Sunshine In,” it was 1969, and no one was thinking about the risks of over (or under) exposure to solar rays. These days, we know a lot more about the dangers and benefits, but increased knowledge doesn’t always translate to increased self-care. ...
Everybody knows that the first American auto was invented by Henry Ford. The year was 1894 and they called it the “Model T’’ at a cost of $575.00. There were many autos invented during those early years, but few made it over the long haul. In all of my 84 years of watching the development of the...
As I sat on the porch of our condominium on vacation in San Antonio I looked down on the River Walk. In front of us on a tree on the river bank was a beautiful shiny dark blue bird and a brown bird. I admired the feathers of the shiny blue bird, but didn’t think much of the plain brown bird. It got...
Sixth in a series on Regional Universities Some university leaders have had a transformative impact on their institutions and, in turn, the larger community. Leadership excellence is leadership excellence, no matter how, where or when it occurs. Earl Rudder at Texas A&M University lead...
There are astounding, but unverifiable, tales of couples who had many children: Take Valentina and Feodor Vassilyev. It is claimed that she gave birth to 69 children -- 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765.  Today, with fertility rates falling...
Dear Dietitian, I have had diabetes for fifteen years and have kept it under control. But recently, my blood sugars have been higher, around 200 during the day. My daughter thinks I should try the glycemic index diet. What do you think? Terry Dear Terry, The glycemic index diet was introduced by...
Hey Taylor: Any idea what kinds of careers a young adult might look into this day and age? I’ve been talking with my son who just graduated high school about his plans for the future, and I feel like we’re both kind of stumped. - Taylor Hey Keith: First things first, there’s nothing wrong with an...

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