Sholeh Patrick

Research: Maybe Flag Day can pull us together

June 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

What is it about flags that can elicit so much emotion? Flags aren’t the only symbols of nationalism or clan-feeling. Yet all around the world, the one which provokes the most feeling is undeniably that colored strip of cloth. One hundred y...

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Opinion: Dads just want a day free of guilt

June 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

All right, girls, admit it. We’ve all done it. That little sigh before you say, “OK …” The tightened lip, the silent look that says, “That’s not what I hoped you’d choose.” In a word, guilt. It’s probably an aspect of maternal instinct in o...

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Research: D-Day at a glance

June 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

War may be as old as mankind, but few were so clear-cut in purpose as World War II. A madman bent on domination, enslavement and genocide engaged nearly all of the world’s nations (most of them Allies) and cost at least 55 million lives — m...

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Research: MLP: Hitting the very bottom of the barrel

June 04, 2019 at 5:00 am

Help, Dear Readers! The situation is dire. Calamitous, dreadful (anything but “very bad”). Bored to the point of fainting, one might say — comatose, spent (how much more these words convey!).Why, you begrudgingly ask? Because (writers have ...

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Research: 10 tips for those addicted to studies

May 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

If you’re a regular reader of this column you’ve read a little bit about a lot of studies. Academic research is one of journalists’ best tools to explore topics. But it takes some skill, and great care, lest we forget that a study does not ...

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Research: Epigenetics: Nurture your genes

May 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

Each year as a volunteer judge for Coeur d’Alene High School senior projects, I learn something new. This year, it’s that “nature vs. nurture” doesn’t complete the debate. As a matter of fact, say epigeneticists, nurture can influence natur...

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Research: Study says retired veterans love Idaho

May 22, 2019 at 10:58 am

Military service is challenging enough. While our thanks is a good start, the last thing new veterans need is healthcare or housing problems as they readjust to civilian life and cope with the aftermath of combat.May is Military Appreciatio...

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Research: How to feed your genes

May 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Are you a cheese fanatic? Can’t stand spinach? It might be in your genes.In 2014, Italian researchers discovered 17 genes related to specific food cravings, plus a genetic connection to salt perception. (Maybe that’s why the hubby dumps sal...

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Opinion: Sobs: RIP, Doris

May 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I felt a painful tug o’the heart when I read the news: Doris Day, dead this week at 97. Atta girl, giving it such a long go.Yes, I’m a big fan. She had that elusive image of a wholesome sexpot — and I think she ...

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Research: Debt can ravage mental health

May 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

When we think about mental health, debt doesn’t typically come to mind. Perhaps it should.According to research published by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, people with high debt-to-asset ratios are tw...

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