Cinnamon and blood sugar levels


Dear Dietitian, My boyfriend is a big believer in taking dietary supplements. He has type 2 diabetes, and he takes medication for this. He eats right most of the time and exercises three times a week. He recently started taking cinnamon to help improve his blood sugar levels. Does cinnamon ...

The easy yoke and light burden


Believe it or not, the Bible was not written to you. It was written with you in mind, but it was not written to you, sitting at your kitchen table in Marshalltown, Iowa, in 2021. No, it was written over thousands of years to people who lived far away in a much different culture than we live in ...

Marshalltown Community School District ‘Good Old Boys Club’

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A friend told me to look at the school board in my high school yearbook. He told me the school board in his yearbook was made up of local businesspeople, farmers and community professionals. There were no school related professionals. He said he would bet the school board in my yearbook was ...

Condoleezza Rice wants to move on


She concedes that what happened on Jan. 6 was “wrong.” It was, she told the hosts of “The View” last week, an “assault on law and order, and an assault on our democratic processes.” And Rice, a former national security adviser and secretary of state, thinks those who attacked and ...

The end of risk and the end of civilization


Human beings aren’t great at assessing risk. In 1979, psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky posited a new branch of behavioral economics, which they titled prospect theory. One of their key findings was that human beings are naturally loss-averse — we generally are willing to ...

Trump’s election lies still dangerous

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If there was any question whether Trump is a cult figure, just read the Associated Press article “Iowa’s GOP Leaders stand by Trump as he repeats false claims” in the Times Republican from Monday, Oct. 11. It leaves no doubt. After the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the ...