A better future is the goal for children in Guatemala

What stands out in a visit to Guatemala are the hardworking, gracious people who endured a 36-year civil war claiming more than 200,000 lives and displacing even more before it ended in 1996. With more education, fewer children to raise and more time, Guatemalans will widen today’s narrow paths into opportunities and new ways to improve the country.

Event on Sunday at Sporting Park should build financial literacy

A financial funfest on Sunday to improve people’s money management skills should occur every day in the Kansas City area. Ensuring that more families can better manage their financial resources will help build up the financial health of the community and keep more residents from depending on high-interest payday loan joints.

Too much exercise can be harmful, a new study finds

A new study shows that men who are into excessive workouts such as marathons had 62 percent more plaque buildup in their coronary arteries over 25 years than men who were sedentary, But that’s not an excuse not to exercise at all. It still makes sense to become more fit and lose weight. Moderation is the key.

People feel compassion for victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

It’s easy to see how that news emotionally distressed relatives and friends of those on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with some making wild accusations against the Chinese and Malaysian governments. No hard evidence has surfaced yet of the plane crashing into the ocean despite intensive search efforts by many countries.