Jill Richardson

10/30/2014 - 1:54pm

    As airlines, cruise ships, and hospitals cope with waves of Ebola jitters, I’m wondering whether the panic the deadly virus is inducing will distort Halloween traditions this year.

    No, I’m not talking about Ebola-related costumes....

09/11/2014 - 2:31pm

    Popular activities like hiking, camping, and backpacking come with all kinds of risks. You can get heat stroke or hypothermia, run out of water, fall off a cliff, and bump into cougars or grizzly bears. If you get close enough to an infected ground squirrel...

09/04/2014 - 1:17pm

    What if I told you there was a lot in Africa that was going right?

    Now, I don’t mean programs that are successfully handing out food aid, treating malaria, or preventing elephant poaching,...

08/14/2014 - 6:43pm

    You can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can’t make her eat. Especially if the food doesn’t taste good.

    That’s what the government found out in the wake of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

    I was...

08/10/2014 - 7:26pm

    A Pantene commercial that tells women to stop apologizing and “#ShineStrong” has gone viral. It contrasts scenes of women saying things like “Sorry, can I ask a stupid question?” with snippets of them behaving in an assertive way.

    Pantene...

08/07/2014 - 3:23pm

    California’s harsh new measure to deal with long-term drought is making waves. Residents caught wasting by washing sidewalks with their garden hose and committing similar reckless acts are incurring fines of up to $500.

    Is that fair? Or will the fine be...

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