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The Kansan - Newton, KS
Updated at 9:12 AM

Coloring books for children have long been a popular item but recently have been newly promoted with sophisticated and “artistic” drawing outlines for children to color. The negative side of these books is that too often children get the message that the “right” way to color is to “stay inside the lines.” That becomes the measure of how good a job a child has done and for which children may be praised when they succeed in adult eyes.

Posted at 9:00 AM

I have a fondness for neighborhood drugstores, as my late pharmacist father owned one when I was growing up. I was not so happy, however, when this store tried to gouge me on my first prescription, a generic thyroid medication that should have cost...

Posted at 9:00 AM

Airlines will still be allowed to jam passengers into ever-smaller seats and charge them for checked luggage, but they will have to provide refunds when those bags are delayed or lost.

Updated at 8:36 AM

WASHINGTON -- By any measure, the three most likely people to appear on the November general election ballot are, in order, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

Posted at 8:30 AM

Lots of researchers are working on so-called smart skins. The idea is to package electronic sensors into a super-thin, super-flexible material - so thin and flexible that the user could wear it like a temporary tattoo.

Updated at 8:18 AM

"Because I was down there, and I watched our police and firemen down at 7/11, down at the World Trade Center... ." Whoops. That unfortunate quote came from Donald Trump as he rallied in New York ahead of the primary there.

Posted at 8:15 AM

Gentrification is a constant in major cities, and it can contribute to massive problems. Without good data, it's hard for cities to take appropriate action. Conventional tools like censuses are slow and clunky, compared to the pace of development.

Posted at 8:00 AM

If you think that dog cafes or cat cafes are cool, then you've been sleeping in on the newest in cuddly: hedgehogs. The spiny little mammals are the stars of a cafe that has Tokyo residents lining up to get inside. Here's a peek.

Posted at 7:45 AM

Trader Joe's, the food retailer that is all the rage with the "in the know" crowd, has been dethroned as the America's favorite grocery.

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