Lifestyle & Opinion Archive
Health & Wellness
The Simplicity Of Well-Being
The Duke Center for Living at Fearrington recently wrapped up a very successful member competition entitled “The Fitness BINGO Challenge.” Members...
Arts & Entertainment
The Grinch Steals DPAC
I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the silly traditions of Christmas. While I’m adamant about not getting caught up in the extreme consum...
A Better Way in Germany
Should we look to Germany for a better way to organize our government? Our parents and grandparents from the “Greatest Generation” would be shocke...
Short List Submissions — Best Place to Warm Up with a Hot Holiday Beverage
Plenty of sites and publications offer “best of” lists and top ten awards, but how many let YOU vote on the best businesses and locations around y...
Food & Dining
A Smart Local Cookie
Ten years ago, Elizabeth Pyle was working in the field of interior architecture in San Francisco. Today she is the mother of 7-year-old twins, using h...
Barilla My Heart
In search of a better brand than Barilla, we descend into the weird world of pasta snobbery.
It’s The Extraction, Not The Emissions, That Matters
Since personal obligations have kept me busy this week over Thanksgiving, I will not be publishing the conclusion of the “Sudden Cardiac Arrest” s...
Thursday, Black Thursday
I go "Black Friday" shopping at Southpoint on Thanksgiving. (Don't worry, I didn't buy anything.)
Style & Fashion
Ten To Fall For This Fall
Autumn is still in the air, with winter rapidly approaching. If you continue to build your fall wardrobe or plan to take advantage of the deeply disco...
Where is Waldo? Where is Wolfe?
Do people in North Carolina remember Thomas Wolfe, their once famous son, author of Look Homeward, Angel, whose books helped many of us get through th...
When “Kinda Like” Makes Us Kinda Stupid
I like Pope Francis as much as any liberal, but are we endumbening ourselves by only "liking" folks who say things we already agree with?
November Short List Winners – The Best Place For A Micro-Brew
The votes are in, and it’s official: the winner of November’s Chapelboro Short List for “The Best Place For A Micro-Brew” in the Chapel Hi...
Food & Dining
Evening La Providencia with Carrboro Coffee Roasters
Carrboro Coffee Roasters held a special event at the aptly-titled Open Eye Cafe (101 S. Greensboro Street, Carrboro) on Thursday, 11/21 to introduce t...
Food & Dining
Crisp, Spicy and Buttery Hors d’Oeuvres
Everyone is familiar with the smallish bright red radishes. Leave it to Alex and Betsy Hitt, owners/farmers of Peregrine Farm and vendors at the Carrb...
We Get All Kinds
We get some crazy press releases at WCHL. Here are my favorites.
Durham’s Pretty Nice This Time Of Year
Random thoughts on house-hunting...from a possible future Durham denizen.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Part III: First Aid
This is the third installment in a series on the science of heart disease set against the backdrop of my father’s experience of having and surviving...
I Am The Affordable Housing Crisis
Just learned I'm getting priced out of my apartment. Now I'm wondering: is our affordable housing crunch about to be a mid-range housing crunch too?
The Crisis Of Modern Journalism (Part II)
Widespread staff reductions, compounded by the increasing power of the PR industry, have made modern-day journalism increasingly shallow.
Dr. Tina Lepage
A Crazy Little Thing Called Love
In my first Parenting Page column entitled The Long Short Hall I wrote, “Sometimes I know when my husband and I are being crazy, and we still can’...