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Over The Edge

The Reality of Living the Dream

Heartland Healing

Lube Job

Work Interview: Terry Victor

Work Interview: Colleen Plasek

Work Interview: Kristi Hamilton

Heartland Healing

Epigenetics

I was excited to read The Double Helix when I was young. That was the account by James Watson of the discovery of deoxyribonucleic acid as the building block of life. I was always looking for explanations and causes in those days and it seemed Watson and Francis Crick had identified DNA as life’s foundation. It was indeed a landmark scientific moment in understanding the biological sequence over time; how worms,...

Img 5191 (1) Max Gets Buff

As an adoptee whose identity quest has shaped his life and as a research specialist investigating people's family trees, Max Sparber perfectly embodies his "history detective" tagline.

His Douglas Country Historical Society fact-finding duties feed his work as journalist-blogger-playwright of wide-ranging interests, from Irish-American culture-history to early Omaha infamy to social justice. Then there's his thing...

The Sex Issue

The fundamentals of sex may not have changed much over the years but societal attitudes, relationship dynamics, and the means of meeting partners and communicating look very different than they did even in the not-too-distant past. The Reader surveyed four local experts to get a snapshot of what sex and relationships look like today:

DR. SOFIA JAWED-WESSEL Assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha in...

Heartland Healing

23.06-needles-and-target Vaccines: A Shot in the Dark

While raging about vaccines, both sides of the aisle seem fraught with emotion. Anti-vaxxers and pro-vaxxers are vehement in supporting their positions. But some people are confused about vaccines and whether they should get them for themselves or their children. Some claims are outlandish. Others simply untrue. There are some common-sense conclusions, though. My observation is that maybe some vaccines make sense...

Sexperts: Dr. Sofia Jawed-Wessel

Interview with Dr. Sofia Jawed-Wessel, an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. “I teach in the area of sexual health and I also do research on sexuality,” she said. 

What books or websites would you recommend to people interested in cultivating healthy relationships and intimacy?
When someone comes to me with specific concerns or...

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