I am not a trained reader of horror. Usually whenever I encounter horror stories, I'm left feeling dissatisfied with the quality of my unsettlement; I think "oh, that was gratuitous" or "eh, was that necessary?" With very few exceptions, I tend not to seek out horror.
Emily Carroll's Through the Woods is so thoroughly an exception that I have to revise my stance on the whole genre.
Temperatures have cooled off to near record territory for this time of year again. Because of the cooler than usual July, many people are thinking Alabama will experience an especially hot August. National Weather Service Meteorologist Holly Allen says that's not necessarily so, she says a massive weather system in Southeastern Canada and the Great Lakes region is causing the cooler air to push farther south. She predicts a return to more normal temperatures by early next week, if not sooner.
It's a painful dilemma for seriously ill Medicare patients: To receive the extra support, counseling and care provided by the program's hospice benefit, they have to agree tostop receiving curative treatment for their disease.
You know how it feels. You're a moderately frequent business traveler and trying to get some work done from your hotel. But you're slowed — and sometimes stalled — by an intermittent Internet connection. Your hotel Wi-Fi has the download speeds of an early 1990s dial-up connection.
Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 11:40 am
By Eyder Peralta
The NCAA has reached a settlement with former athletes that provides $75 million for medical monitoring and research into head injuries. The settlement also calls for a change in the way schools handle head trauma.
As USA Today explains, the NCAA currently requires that member schools only have a concussion management plan. The settlement would require schools to make changes to their policies and "institute return-to-play guidelines."