FEATURES COLUMN: Guerrilla tactics heat up battle of the thermostat
Never draw an open battle line in the battle of the thermostat until you know which side the polar bears will take.
From food to fans, here is a hodgepodge of information about the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl XLVIII will be broadcast in 30 different languages.
HEALTH & FITNESS: Science does not change, but our knowledge of it does
As we age, our ability to move about is one of the more important quality of life issues that we face.
FEATURES COLUMN: Stupid questions sometimes sneak up on you
Sometimes you have to think before you open your mouth.
FAITH COLUMN: The public stance on the constitution has made many Copts uncomfortable
Coptic Christians comprise about 10 percent of the Egyptian population and have endured ostracism and violence over the centuries.
FEATURES COLUMN: Good conversation can be good for the soul
Good conversation can be good for the soul.
FEATURES COLUMN: Southern manners tend to rub off on others
There are many things I love about the South. But here’s what I love just a little bit better than all the rest: We believe mightily in courtesy and manners.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Make a plan to bring good intentions to life
Personal improvement and doing things to improve your community take initiative and resolve.
FEATURES COLUMN: Red carpet style worth missing a little sleep to see
Nothing goes better with a Golden Globe and a red carpet that your basic orange.
THE OLD ROCKER: Neil Diamond a classy example for others to follow
Neil Diamond, one of the most versatile and dynamic entertainers of the past 50 years, will celebrate his 73rd birthday on Friday. The classy crooner has sold more than 125 million records and he is the third most successful adult contemporary singer, trailing only Barbra Streisand and Sir Elton John.
FAITH COLUMN: Hundreds of factors guide where a person eventually decides to worship
Each person has unique criteria for determining which house of worship is the most comfortable fit.
FEATURES COLUMN: What is, 'Personal information that makes you cringe?'
For smart people, contestants on “Jeopardy!” say some awkward things about themselves.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Also called the squat thrust, the burpee is a full-body exercise
Burpees burn calories, increase strength, improve conditioning, requireme no equipment and are versatile.
THE OLD ROCKER: Ah, if only little Suzie had an alarm on her watch
How well do you know your Doo-Wop trivia?
HISTORY COLUMN: Area news from January 1896.
Known at the time as The Albany Daily News, a bound copy of the pages from January 1896 tell the story of life at that time.