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Outside editorial: Stimulus is a lousy way to increase consumer spending

If you put a dubious baldness remedy on your scalp and find that you get no new hair, you may conclude that you wasted your money. Or, if you're an incurable...
Wildlife Spy: A gathering of cranes

...bare skin on the forehead of an adult. A juvenile doesn't lose the feathers covering its entire head into the flashy adult baldness until partway through its first winter. The colts also sound different than adults. They have a high, peeping call, not...
Pure Sole: A little off the top, please

...spring golfing season, their unis are perfect for an 18-hole day, where they will be after meeting Kentucky.Now back to my baldness.I discovered as a commercial fisherman that month-long outings were always best with less hair. Nothing gets more irritating...
Slack Tide: At least it's not age 40

...majority of my hair before the turn of the millennium. Now THAT makes me feel old.Incidentally, while premature male pattern baldness remains one of nature's cruelest jokes, at least it spares me a fate I'm noticing many contemporaries presently endure...
My Turn: Insurance rates: Credit where credit is due?

Some phrases make a person cringe. "Male pattern baldness" is especially chilling to me. "Your insurance premium is being adjusted" makes others shudder. And many Alaskans are shuddering...
Soft drink tax, like soft drinks, not filling

...American Heart Association, for example - linking soda pop and other sweetened drinks to diabetes and every condition short of baldness. The health reform debate in Washington was nerve-wracking, with all those nanny-state politicians proposing a tax on...
There's no denying it now: Barack Obama has been scheming since elementary school to take over the White House.

...Obama wants Americans to believe that running for president is something that just came over him in his 40s, like male pattern baldness or the urge to buy a red convertible. But staffers for his chief Democratic rival, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, produced...
You can't deny denial

...occasional white strand is now accompanied by all of its friends and relations--too many to pull out anymore without risking baldness. I'm afraid that if I get my hair cut, all the red will end up on the cutting room floor and I'll be left with a head...
Beard envy

...suffer from androgenic alopecia, better known as male pattern baldness - full-blown by the time I reached 24. At 17, I had a long...bikers. Those dudes can grow a beard. Anyway, male pattern baldness is caused by hypersensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT...
Life continues, graciously

...with shouts of laughter and those fierce hugs you give people you haven't seen for way too long. There are patches more of baldness, strands more of gray, inches more of fat, time doing its merciless work. There are updates on marriages and divorces...


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