Ticked off by a red-meat allergy?

Dec 9, 2013

Ticked off by a red-meat allergy?

by Marta Zaraska

Almost every time he eats a steak, Mack Halsey develops hives on his arms and legs. Burgers are no better. About two to four hours after a meal, his skin starts to itch and break out in hives. For a long time, Halsey, who ...

Should we put the sleep-aids debate to bed?

Dec 2, 2013

Should we put the sleep-aids debate to bed?

by Jill U. Adams

Every morning I am greeted by Facebook friends complaining of sleepless nights or awakenings. I know the feeling — as do many other people. In a 2005 survey of 1,506 Americans by the National Sleep Foundation, 54 percent reported at least one symptom of ...

Effect of recreational pot on ski biz remains hazy

Nov 26, 2013

Effect of recreational pot on ski biz remains hazy

by Kristen Wyatt

Colorado’s ski resorts are taking the offensive in ensuring the multi-billion-dollar-a-year industry isn’t hurt by recreational marijuana stores that are set to open at about the same time many families begin planning their winter vacations. For some skiers and snowboarders, hitting the slopes with ...

Nov 25, 2013

The 'family room' need not be the kids' space

by Melissa Rayworth

In many homes, the “family room” is decorated with just one purpose: to withstand the impact of juice-spilling, game-playing, cookie-eating, crayon-wielding children. The result is often a room that’s long on durability but short on style. How can you create a stylish, sophisticated family ...

Never too early to start your Christmas shopping

Nov 11, 2013

Never too early to start your Christmas shopping

To help you get in the right frame of mind, our writers offer a few ideas for gifts that, actually, they wouldn’t mind getting themselves. For everyone Christmas may not be an official holiday in Japan, but you can still bring plenty of festive ...

Perfect match: Miyakon help singles connect

Nov 9, 2013

Perfect match: Miyakon help singles connect

by Jun Hongo

Despite being located almost a stone’s throw from the historic town of Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture and establishing itself as the gyōza capital of Japan, Utsunomiya was languishing in the economic doldrums for the much of the early 2000s. Nearly a decade later, the ...