Chicago Med’s Norma Kuhling ‘Feeling Nothing But Gratitude’ Ahead of Exit

Norma Kuhling is expressing “gratitude” to her Chicago Med family in the wake of news that she will be leaving the NBC hospital drama at the end of its current fourth season. As reported Friday, Kuhling — who joined the series as Dr. Ava Bekker in the Season 2 finale — will be departing Med along with co-star […]

Book Excerpt: A Woman Will Stop at Nothing to Be ‘The Perfect Girlfriend’

Winter is finally (FINALLY) beginning to morph into spring, and it’s never too early to start piling up your beach reads. And we’ve got a recommendation: Karen Hamilton’s The Perfect Girlfriend (out this week from Graydon House), the story of a young woman willing to go to any lengths – and I do mean any – to […]

I taught history at Georgetown for 60 years. Americans today are afraid of China, but most Americans know nothing about the average Chinese citizen.

VCG via Getty Images Today it looks like US-China relations are at their lowest point in decades, and that perception on both sides is clouded by misunderstanding and paranoia. The average American has no awareness of, nor exposure to, the average person in China.  Instead, Americans see 1.4 billion Chinese people and the handful of Chinese leaders […]

10 reasons you might be gaining weight that have nothing to do with your diet

iStock Watching what you eat is important, but you may still be not losing weight. There are some other health reasons that could be preventing you from losing weight. It is important to consult with your doctor. There are a number of reasons you could be struggling to lose weight or are gaining weight, even […]

The New Retirement Plan: Save Almost Everything, Spend Virtually Nothing

A group of younger workers, devotees of the FIRE movement, are seeking ways to leave the workplace decades ahead of the norm, ducking mistakes made by previous generations. One woman’s grocery budget is so detailed she knows how much she will pay each month for oatmeal: five pounds for $ 3.

A Democratic campaign that looks nothing like the ‘resistance’ could be the Democrats’ key to flipping the Senate

Eliza Relman/Business Insider Phil Bredesen, a popular former Nashville mayor and Tennessee governor, is running for US Senate as a centrist Democrat.  In one of the most competitive Senate races in the country, the Democrat has rejected his party’s national leadership and is banking on voters’ trust in his long record to carry him to […]

The Good Place Recap: Nothing Matters Anymore/Everything Matters Now

The Good Place gang gets a real-life philosophy lesson this week after they discover the awful truth about their Earth-bound experiment. The four humans have spotted Michael and Janet’s “crazy space door,” and they heard everything those two said about the afterlife, too. Michael plays dumb and tries to lie his way out of it, but […]

American shame: US has nothing to teach the world about justice or politics after Kavanaugh farce

Many outside the US watched Thursday’s hearing with open-mouthed revulsion at the bad faith, lack of due process and inhumanity on display. Dysfunction in the biggest Western democracy sets a poor example to the rest of the globe. The present does not own the monopoly on ugly scenes in Congress; the McCarthy interviews are on […]