No worries, you can still get a passport during the government shutdown

Flickr/sean hobson The government shutdown is ongoing, with no end in sight. The State Department does not have funding during the shutdown. But despite the lapse in funding, the State Department’s passport functions are still operational. Americans can still apply for and renew passports during the shutdown. The timeframe for receiving a new passport will […]

Extreme makeover: Off-season shakeups have curling teams still figuring out their way

The Canadian curling carousel was furiously spinning during this past off-season as teams were shaking up their lineups to secure their foursomes for this next four-year Olympic cycle. It was almost weekly that teams were announcing their new lineups — keeping track of it all was challenging. But not that the curling season has hit […]

6 reasons why you’re still hungry on the keto diet

Shutterstock The keto diet is arguably the trendiest diet of the year. It can help with weight loss, weight maintenance, increase energy, and promote healthier skin. Some complain of hunger when trying to follow this diet. Not consuming enough fiber or water could be contributors to hunger. Relying on plant-based dairy and getting inadequate sleep […]

Many teens resist allure of smartphone ‘catnip’ — but some still struggle

The seemingly irresistible draw of social media scrolls on smartphones can be hard to withstand. But some teens are finding ways to strike a balance. Studies have found slight associations between spending five hours or more online and poorer adolescent well-being in surveys.

Does No-No-No-Yes-No Still Mean No?

#MeToo Miseries EUGENE, SIR: First, let me say I’m totally down with the #MeToo movement. But when men and women are alone, things can get strange. I was having sex with a woman. In the middle, she said to stop. I stopped. She asked to go again, and we did until she said to stop […]