Tue November 22, 2011
Around the Nation

Parenting Advice For The 20-Something Years

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 5:53 pm

Brian Griffith (left), shown here in 2009 at age 26, moved home with his parents, Jay and Jennifer Griffith, after losing his job. The tight job market, especially for college grads, has prompted many young adults to move back in with their parents.
Robert Lahser MCT /Landov

From pregnancy on, parents often keep a stack of bedside reading full of advice on raising children — survival tips from the terrible toddler years through annoying adolescence. Los Angeles comedy writer Gail Parent figured she'd be done with all that once her kids turned the magical age of 21.

"Because I didn't tell my parents anything bad or negative," she says. "I let them be very peaceful about me when I was an adult. But I had told my kids to tell me everything when they were young."

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Tue November 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Obama Gets Heckled, Occupy-Style

A protester shouts during a speech by President Obama today in Manchester, N.H.
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Tue November 22, 2011
State Capitol

Further Restrictions on Meth Makers Considered

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Kentucky lawmakers will again take up the issue of meth production and pseudoephedrine. The legislature has considered making cold and allergy medication that contains pseudoephedrine prescription-only, but that proposal failed. "We had U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers come and testify about why it should be made prescriptive. [He] certainly made a good argument. However I was not persuaded at that point that that was the solution," says Rep. Brent Yonts (D-Greenville). 

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Tue November 22, 2011

Postmaster: Postal Service In Dire Financial Straits

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 2:07 pm

U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Monday that the Postal Service is in "a deep financial crisis" because it has a "business model that is tied to the past."
Karen Bleier AFP/Getty Images

U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe appealed to Congress on Monday to help him reform the Postal Service.

"We're in a deep financial crisis today because we have a business model that is tied to the past. We are expected to operate like a business, but do not have the flexibility to do so," he said at the National Press Club.

Donahoe also rejected the postal reform bills that have passed committees of the Republican-controlled House and the Democratic Senate.

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Tue November 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Too Sweet A Deal? British Cupcake-Maker Says She Was Burned By Groupon

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 2:31 pm

Sites like LivingSocial and Groupon offer big discounts at a variety of retailers, like cupcake bakeries.

Sometimes, there is such a thing as too sweet a deal. A British cupcake-maker decided to offer a Groupon deal that she says wiped out any profits she had made all year. If you're not familiar, Groupon is an Internet coupon company in which businesses offer deals to lure new customers into their shops.

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Tue November 22, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

The Thanksgiving Meal Today and Tomorrow

Culinary students doing their prep just before Thanksgiving break
Stu Johnson Weku

For many Kentuckians, preparations are already underway for a big Thanksgiving dinner.  The traditional feast is woven into the fabric of this country.  But, that’s not to say there can’t be some tweaking of traditions.  A room full of ‘white coated’ and ‘hats on’ culinary students were prepping for the day’s work in a food lab at Sullivan University in Lexington recently.  It was their last chance before Thanksgiving break.

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Tue November 22, 2011
Living Large: Obesity In America

School Transforms Teens' Lives, One Pound At A Time

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 7:04 pm

Wellspring students do high steps on the tennis court. Exercise is paramount at Wellspring, and a little rain doesn't get in the way of outdoor activities.
Travis Dove for NPR

First of two stories, which are part of an ongoing series on obesity in America. The first part begins in August as students start their weight-loss journey at Wellspring Academy, a boarding school in Brevard, N.C. The second checks in with the students a few months later.

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Tue November 22, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

When Weighing Painkillers, Americans Worry: 'Will I Become An Addict?'

Narcotic painkillers are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S., with more than 244 million prescriptions dispensed in 2010.

The drugs help ease the pain of tens of millions of people each year. But the potent narcotics also carry serious risks that can be heightened by chronic use or abuse.

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Tue November 22, 2011


Tue November 22, 2011
The Commonwealth

Holiday Travelers Should Plan Ahead

More than 66,000 passengers are expected to travel through the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport over the Thanksgiving holiday, and officials have one piece of advice: Plan ahead. Many airlines, including Delta Air Lines, allow passengers to check in online and print or download boarding passes. Some also allow flyers to check baggage online before leaving home. But holiday travelers should still arrive at the airport early: generally, at least an hour before takeoff. Flyers are strongly urged to double-check with their airline.

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