The Times West Virginian


  • VIDEO: Bacon, pork shortage expected for next year

    Hog farmers are slaughtering animals at the fastest pace since 2009 as a surge in feed costs spurs the biggest losses in 14 years, signaling smaller herds next year and a rebound in pork prices.

    September 27, 2012

  • carrie-big_610.jpg Watching your favorite programs together may be killing your relationship

    You know the classic story: Boy meets girl. Boy falls for girl, girl falls for boy. Several years later girl gets bored with boy, boy gets bored with girl. Both of them call it quits.

    September 27, 2012 1 Photo

  • 1306463_34868199.jpg The fun of thrift shopping

    Once upon a time, picking up pre-loved clothes was reserved for bargain hunters. Now, thrifting, swapping and consigning are widespread money-saving tactics and lucrative hobbies for those who choose to buy low and sell high.

    September 27, 2012 1 Photo

  • Slate: What 'Honey Boo Boo' says about American culture

    June Shannon, who stars with her daughter Alana "Honey Boo Boo Child" Thompson in TLC's controversial hit "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," would have provoked a firestorm even if what she calls "go-go juice" were the only sin she was broadcasting all over Christendom.

    August 27, 2012

  • ABERCROMBIE26.jpg Abercrombie sales slide as half-naked models underwhelm

    Abercrombie & Fitch Co.'s soft-porn ads and nightclub vibe once delighted American teenagers and infuriated parents. Today, many aren't even paying attention.

    August 27, 2012 1 Photo

  • heart-attack.jpg Sudden cardiac death less likely after exercise, study says

    People whose hearts stop functioning during or shortly after exercising are three times more likely to survive than those who have cardiac arrest unrelated to working out, researchers said.

    August 27, 2012 1 Photo

  • doctor-health-insurance.jpg Almost half of doctors say they're burned out as workloads rise

    About 1 in 2 doctors are burned out, showing signs of emotional exhaustion and little interest in work as patient loads increase, U.S. researchers found.

    August 23, 2012 1 Photo

  • 9-highschoolteacher.jpg Advice from teachers on how to make happier students

    Parents can learn a lesson or two from teachers about what their kids' instructors want in the upcoming year. Teachers in several school systems were asked what parents can do, beyond reading with their kids, to help their children be better students. Here's what they had to say.

    August 23, 2012 1 Photo

  • 082112 UCO thumb war record.jpg College sets Guinness world record for thumb war

    More than 800 members of the University of Central Oklahoma community descended on Wantland Stadium for Thumbmania Tuesday, as students and faculty set a world record for the longest continuous chain of thumb war.

    August 23, 2012 1 Photo 1 Video

  • Katilin-diploma.jpg Diploma withheld from valedictorian who used 'hell' in speech

    High school valdictorian Kaitlin Nootbaar says she doesn't consider the context in which she used the word "hell" in her commencement speech inappropriate or even impolite.

    August 22, 2012 1 Photo

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