Back to the Basics: Classic cuisine is alive and well at Café Europa

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These days, most of the attention in the food world seems to be going to exotic cuisines such as the Nonya of Malaysia, or to Spaniards and their eager disciples fashioning foods from foams and jellies. It’s accordingly comforting to come across a menu on which calf liver and caramelized onions is featured — with […]

Wanted: Full-Term Births & Healthy Babies


Premature births and low-birth-weight babies are on the rise. According to the March of Dimes, the rate of infants born preterm in Texas increased 22 percent between 1993 and 2003. “In spite of all of the advances in biomedical science and technology, we continue to see significant numbers of premature births in every municipality across […]

The Company Retreat: How to make it dynamic and effective

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Ever noticed the eye rolls when an employer announces it is time for another company retreat? People are thinking “Well, there goes another day shot when I have work I need to be doing!” or “Not again! I don’t need another day being bored!” Of course, that’s not exactly the response the employer wants. She […]

Marrying Again: Making money and marriage work the second time around


The old Frank Sinatra tune opines, “Love is lovelier the second time around.” That might be true, but merging money and marriage may be anything but lovely for couples going into marriage for the second (or third or fourth) time. If working out money issues is difficult in first marriages, it doesn’t seem to get […]