Lifestyle

Local doctor making house calls, advocates for personalized care

Dr. Kenneth Albrecht’s office is always with him.


Kerth: Silencing a lie is not the same as speaking a truth

You can try to silence objectionable speech with bullets, as the Charlie Hebdo terrorists did recently, but there are quieter ways at work every day.

January is big month for gyms

NEW YORK – How’s that new year, new you fitness pledge going?


Local companies, stars share ideas at Old House New House Home Show

Scott Skiermanski of Stoneridge Builders in Prairie Grove wants to help you beautify your bathroom.


Atwater: Jake’s track record

“Jake” was a successful business man. He had a track record of winning at sales, but it always came at the cost. Eventually, he began stepping on competitors by making grandiose promises he couldn’t keep or by spinning a story to make him right and others wrong.

Kerth: In case you wondered, it’s not as much fun as it sounds

I laughed all the way to the bank the other day.

McHenry County fitness experts weigh in on 6 fitness trends for 2015

With 2015 comes the hope and drive to finally get in shape. You promised yourself this year was the year. You’re really going to do it. You may fall off the wagon along the way, but if you are determined to stick it out, these fitness trends might be just the ticket to keep you stretching, lifting or running.


Gadget show debuts a few gems for home

LAS VEGAS – Technology forecasters are calling 2015 the year of the Internet of Things – that idea that everyday objects will use sensors and Internet connectivity to start thinking and acting for themselves. At the International CES gadget show this week, I explored many of the elements that could lead to a smarter home. Some were intriguing; others disappointing. Are the capabilities on offer worth the expense and hassle? I’m not entirely convinced.


Improve kitchen in small ways

Another holiday season has passed, and with it the marathon cooking and baking sessions. The hours spent using every kitchen appliance and inch of counter space had a potential benefit more lasting than a good meal: When we really use our kitchens, we discover what does and doesn’t work in this very important room.


Lessons from the past: McHenry County was WWII home of German POWs, Japanese-Americans

At a time when some in this country feel a sense of antipathy toward Arab-Americans living among us, it is worth remembering that during World War II a number of Japanese-Americans – as well as German prisoners of war – were working and living in McHenry County.


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