Have a Baby, Lose a Tooth!Filed in Syndicated Features
South of the chin, it’s pretty obvious where a woman plumps up during pregnancy. Less noticeably, her gums become swollen, too. Not only are puffy gums painful, but they also pose a risk to the unborn baby.
Pay to Work? Sounds Like My Kind of Vacation!Filed in Newspaper Features
My woodworking experience is limited to popsicle stick crafts, but that didn't stop me from paying beaucoup bucks to spend a week in Maine learning how to build heirloom-quality furniture. I came back with all 10 fingers and a solid cherry wood dining table, plus this story for the Chicago Tribune Travel section.
Potato Pleads 'Not Guilty'; Jury BiasedFiled in Syndicated Features
A jar of Skippy was once considered suspect. An avocado also was a culprit. But those and other foods once thought of as “bad” have since been exonerated. We now know that peanut butter and avocados contain healthy forms of fat. But other foods that have gotten a bad rap have not regained consumers’ trust, though the evidence against them is scant, inconclusive or nonexistent.