NORTH SHORE BOOK NOTES: ‘How to Be a Good Creature’

Sy Montgomery is one of us, one of those people who respects animals and who intuits the depth of their intelligence, psychology and emotional range. Despite how distraught she became when her animals died, she found perspective. In her struggles, she brings herself and her readers through the dark times. She can’t help herself. She…

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Poised to make noise this spring, St. John’s Prep green track team could be great with established vets

If past is pretext, things are pretty sunny for the St. John’s Prep spring track team, which opened practice March 18. They are particularly solid in the field events, and that’s not merely speculation, either. In fact, for three of these Eagles they exemplify the resilience of a youth-laden program — seniors on the squad…

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Chicago Med’s Dr. Rhodes Receives an Alarming Call Mid-Surgery in Cryptic Sneak Peek

You know that crippling terror the second you realize your mom is calling to see if you defrosted the chicken? And that feeling of dread building with each ring because you know that you hadn’t? That might be the best way to describe what Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) is going through in this week’s […]

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REFLECTION ON REJECTION

REJECTION is a normal part of life. But coping with it or learning from it? That’s another thing entirely. Now, with so many people out of work and finding it hard to get jobs, rejection – and our reaction to it – has become especially important. Even as adults, rejection has a way of cutting……

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FOOD ADDICTION A REAL AFFLICTION

A lot of men and women have been turning up in my office lately because they haven’t been able to lose weight through diets or exercise. Some are only 10 pounds overweight, whereas others are overweight by 30 pounds or more. The diets have plenty of recipes and the gyms have plenty of equipment —……

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John Medeski’s Mad Skillet sizzlin’ up songs at Brighton Music Hall

Keyboard ace John Medeski hasn’t stopped playing for something like the past 50 of his 53 years. He has a recollection of sitting next to his dad – an amateur pianist who was always a hit at parties as he launched into “Tea for Two” or “Up a Lazy River” – when he was a…

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What causes a bounding pulse?

A bounding pulse is when a person can feel their heart beating strongly. They may feel the pulse in their chest, neck, or wrists. This is often caused by anxiety or panic attacks, though in some cases it can signal another medical condition. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for a bounding pulse here….

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MUSIC REVIEW: Standout classical CDs of 2018

 Selling recordings has never been a strength of classical music. In fact, now it’s not strength of any kind of music. But classical music ensembles have found a way — with limited pressings, direct sales from web sites, recording live performances, touring and selling disks like the entrepreneurs they are — to make the economics…

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