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C-sections are increasing because we’re messing with evolution, scientists say

When mothers had narrow pelvises and couldn’t fit babies through the birth canal, it used to mean they would die during childbirth. Thanks to modern medicine that’s no longer true, but Caesarean sections have an unintended consequence.

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Conjoined twins undergoing risky separation surgery

Conjoined twins Eva and Erika Sandoval of suburban Sacramento, Calif., will undergo a rare surgery Tuesday after living fused from the chest down since they were born more than two years ago. Doctors calculate a 30 percent chance that one or both twins will not survive the surgery – but they and the girls’ parents say it’s necessary for their long-term health, freedom and mobility.

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Ex-etiquette: Sorry, you weren't invited to this party

Q. My ex is having a small holiday get-together a couple of weeks before Christmas and all our kids and their significant others are going. Although we usually both go to all the family festivities, I haven't been invited to this one. Our youngest daughter says it was just an oversight and I should go, but I'm not so sure. I don't think my ex's new girlfriend wants me around. What's good ex-etiquette?

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Ask Mr. Dad: Stepfather clearly is overstepping his bounds

Dear Mr. Dad: My former wife got remarried and had a baby not long after we got divorced. I was happy for her and tried to be as supportive as possible, but her husband isn't making that easy, and the two of them are cutting into my time with my daughter and seem to be trying to cut me out of her life altogether. To start with, he's been having my daughter call him "dad," which infuriates me, and my daughter tells me that he's saying all sorts of bad things about me. Even though my ex and I have joint legal and physical custody, they pulled my daughter out of the school she was in - without getting my permission - and enrolled her somewhere else. They pick her up from school on days when I'm supposed to pick her up, and they've taken trips on weekends when she's supposed to be with me. The stepdad also goes to a lot of my daughter's sporting events. I'd be OK with that except that every time he sees me, he gets in my face and has even threatened to "punch your lights out." For my daughter's sake, I've been trying to remain calm, but I'm not sure how long I can keep that up. What should I do?

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Young girl’s astonishing recovery is being investigated as a miracle

After nearly dying 10 years ago at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Avery Gerleman is fulfilling a promise she made to herself to become a nurse and to help others. And the Vatican is investigating her case as an “alleged miracle” made possible by the heavenly intercession of Father Emil Kapaun as he is considered for sainthood.

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8 things you probably didn't know about Thanksgiving

As you prepare to sit down and gobble up turkey, take 99 seconds and discover just how colorful the Pilgrims really were, Thomas Jefferson's disdain of the holiday and what those in the International Space Station plan on eating on Thanksgiving.
Chris Ware Lexington Herald-Leader
8 things you probably didn't know about Thanksgiving 1:40

8 things you probably didn't know about Thanksgiving

Turkey 101: How to cook a turkey 3:26

Turkey 101: How to cook a turkey

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This 4-year-old ring bearer has had enough

Do we still need Daylight Saving Time? 1:16

Do we still need Daylight Saving Time?