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Health, Wellness, & Fitness

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Energy Express Sick of Dieting? Sick from Dieting? Read This Now. By Marilynn Preston What’s the worst thing you can do if you want to lose weight? Go on a diet. Are you surprised? Probably not. Are you relieved? I hope so. For the first time in recorded history, overeating is a bigger global problem […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 1/30

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Mother knows best A woman calls the police station to report her television stolen from her residence. When asked who she believes might have taken the TV, the woman told detectives without hesitation that her son took it. When asked why she would blame her own son, she said that, “given his past” she thinks […]

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News of the Weird

Weird Chemistry In Lawrence County, Tennessee, law enforcement officials are confronting the fallout from a new drug known as “Wasp” (crystallized wasp repellant mixed with methamphetamine). To wit: On Dec. 18, as the Johnson family baked Christmas cookies in their Lawrenceburg kitchen, Danny Hollis, 35, walked into their home and asked for help. NewsChannel 5 […]

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Sign Language Astrology: 1/30

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You think you’re an astute observer of human behavior, but at the next dinner party, watch out for whatever’s happening beneath the table, just out of sight, instead of above it. Is your lover toe-fondling your neighbor’s crotch? Is there a gun (or similar-type threat) pointed your way? A dog begging […]

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News of the Weird: 01/23

Wait, What?  Ikea has taken advertising in a whole new direction with its recent print ad for a crib. The ad, which appears in the Swedish magazine Amelia, invites women who think they might be pregnant to urinate on the paper to reveal a discounted price. “Peeing on this ad may change your life,” the […]

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Sign Language: 01/23

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) How are your New Year’s resolutions going? If you’re succeeding beautifully, congratulations! Please ignore the rest of this horoscope. If, however, you’re off to a rocky start, continue reading. Let’s say you already fell off the wagon, or perhaps even under it. Never fear, because this week is actually the ideal […]

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Advice Goddess: 01/23

Burden Of “Poof!” Out of the blue, my boyfriend of two years broke up with me. Not long afterward, I saw pix on Facebook of him with some other girl. It’s been two months since our breakup, and he wants to reconcile, so whatever he got into obviously tanked. We were planning on moving in […]

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Vaccines are iffy

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Do one more thing to resist the flu With Marilynn Preston I was driving the other morning, listening to Forum – one of my favorite radio interview shows. The topic of the day was the flu. The Flu! After a few noisy coughs, I leaned right in, because pretty much everyone I know either has […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 01/23

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Regional police blotters, reported and interpreted Researched and reported by Megan Garrison The cost of tires A Daytonian in need of new tires for his truck decided to potentially buy them from an independent salesman instead of a mechanic or dealership. The savvy shopper approached the house and left his truck to knock on the […]

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Advice Goddess: 01/16

Guess Pains I got dumped four months ago, and I’m still not sure what happened. All of my boyfriend’s explanations seemed vague, and the breakup really came out of nowhere. I don’t want to contact him. How do I sort this out so I can move on? -Desperately Seeking Closure Science has yet to figure […]

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A New Year’s Revelation!

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Tiny Habits Lead to Big Changes By Marilynn Preston What? You’ve already failed to keep your New Year’s resolutions? Of course you have. Welcome to human nature. And don’t feel badly. Zillions of your fellow Americans are also failing to give up nachos, sleep seven hours a night, bicycle to work, defend their souls against […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 01/16

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Like taking candy from an unborn baby A woman was sitting on a bench waiting for the RTA bus that would take her home. A man who appeared to be in his 40s, wearing a Steelers scarf and a tan Carhartt jacket with white painter style pants, sat next to her. The woman set her […]

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Sign Language: 01/16

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You’ve heard all about how weaknesses can be strengths, and vice versa, but you haven’t quite mastered putting the idea into practice. This week, let’s change all that. By trying to hide or protect that vulnerable spot of yours, you’re perpetuating it as a weakness, and setting yourself up for failure, […]

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News of the weird: 01/16

But He Started It!  Tennis instructor Osmailer Torres, 30, of Miami, was arrested in July 2016 after hitting a 5-year-old with the child’s pint-sized tennis racket and causing a bruise on the boy’s arm and a lump on his eyebrow, reports the Miami Herald. But now Torres believes he has a grand-slam defense: Florida’s Stand […]

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adult advice goddess: 01/09

Sleep Actually My husband and I have been married for eight years. We have a 5-year-old son, and we both work full time. We used to have these amazing crazy sex marathons, but now we’re too tired from our jobs and parenthood. We have sex about once a month, if that. I’m worried that this […]

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Small moves and big government

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Well-being matters in 2018 By Marilynn Preston New Year clearances are happening all over town, including my own desk, piled high with articles, notebooks and coffee-stained press releases leftover from 2017. It’s an activity, like skinny-dipping, that I highly recommend. One thing I am keeping is an intriguing new book called “The Psychobiotic Revolution,” by […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]