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Best Doctors: A Special Report On Brain Health

Keep your most vital organ sharp with our advice on how to improve brain health. Plus, Cleveland’s 1,331 best physicians in 92 specialties.

Food + Drink

Ball Ball Waffle Brings Hong Kong To Cleveland

The traditional-style bubble waffle spot fills Asia Plaza with a sweet treat.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill Turns Sushi Upside Down

The Tuna Tower stacks sushi nearly five inches high.

Cuyahoga River Brewery Trail Promotes Ecotourism, Local Brews

The newly launched brewery trail is perfect for paddlers and promotes the 18 breweries in the area.

How To Build A Better Sandwich

Kick your sammie game up a notch with these tips and tricks from Herb 'N Twine's Brendan Messina and Ohio City Provisions' Adam Lambert.

Lehman's Deli Expands In Westlake

We give you three things to know about the update to the deli that's been around since 1983.

Local Brewers Deliver Summer Fruit Bombs

These over-fruited beers use double, triple or more the typical beers. 

Our Five Favorite Steakhouses

Plus, we tell you what to order at each one.

Worth The Drive: Osso Farm Restaurant Takes Farm-To-Table To The Next Level

The Hambden spot boast a “pasture to plate” approach using fresh, seasonal ingredients and creative techniques.

In the CLE

1944: An Explosion Destroys an Entire Neighborhood

The explosion at the East Ohio Gas Co. took out almost 1 square mile of Cleveland

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Opens In Shaker Square

President Sondra Miller explains why the new hub was necessary in the wake of the #MeToo movement. 

Editor's Note: Be Your Own Brain Health Advocate

After years of struggling with migraines, editor Kim Schneider is ready to take brain health into her own hands.

Euclid Beach Pier Revived

The 315-foot pier features three ironwork arches depicting three different eras of Euclid Beach Park.

How To Confront Cleveland's Aging Population

As those older than 60 begin to outnumber those younger than 25, can young and old learn to get along?

More Green Time, Less Screen Time

How one parent is working to help his children find wonderment beyond the screen.

Northeast Ohio DACA Recipients Are At Risk

Many of them came here as immigrant children with their parents, searching for a better life. Now, as part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, their futures hang in the balance while the U.S. government decides if and how it will offer these individuals a path to citizenship.

One Woman's Search For Health, Wellness and Happiness

After founding Room Service, Made in the 216 and Dredger's Union, style guru Danielle DeBoe's transition into a health and wellness coach finally gave her fulfillment.  

Stipe Miocic Fights For His Legacy

If he regains his title belt at UFC 241 this month, Stipe Miocic could solidify his legacy.

Three Other Things We Should Ban Besides Plastic Bags

From commenters to politicking speeches, let's get rid of these Cleveland annoyances.


(In)Dependent Personifies Heroin As A Siren-Esque Figure

Two years after premiering her docu-theater piece on the opioid epidemic, Emelia Sherin revamps it for the Millennial Theatre Project.

12 Must-Go Places On Chardon's Historic Square

From a pizza place to plenty of antique shops, these spots have it all.

America's Got Talent's Drew Lynch Hits Hilarities

The Indiana native is shedding new light on how comedy and his speech disorder intersect. 

EarthQuaker Devices' New Chapter

The company celebrates its fourth annual Earthquaker Day August 2-3. 

Here's Where Hulu Should Film Little Fires Everywhere

Three spots where Hulu should film the new miniseries starring Reese Witherspoon, based on Celest Ng's novel.

Why Teen Girls Experience More Anxiety And Stress

As teen girls' stress and anxiety levels continue to rise, Lisa Damour's book explores the troubling epidemic.

At Home

5 Tips To Get Your Home Ready For A New Pet

Don't bring a new furry friend into your home unprepared.

Rock Your Interior Design With These 4 Stones

Architectural Justice's stone yard has more than 3,000 options — so we narrowed it down to four that work for countertops and beyond. 

This 26,000-Square-Foot Hinckley Home Is Ready To Entertain

The huge house with Euro flair was a custom build by Otero Homes.


Lettie Briggs Co.'s Scarves Transcend Neckwear

Monica Dorazewski designs and paints each Lettie Briggs scarf by hand and has them printed in Italy.

Travel & Outdoors

Make The Most Out Of The Perseid Meteor Shower With These Tips

The big event runs July 17-Aug. 24, but don't miss its peak Aug. 12 and 13.

Three Destinations To Discover At Sparx City Hop

These hidden gems will have you seeing the CLE in new ways.

Three Fall Birding Spots We Love

Fall migration is an underrated time to bird watch.


Best Doctors: 15 Brain Conditions Explained

The brain's enigmas often extend to the diseases that attack it. Doctors explain what symptoms to watch for and more.

Best Doctors: A Special Report On Brain Health

Keep your most vital organ sharp with our advice on how to improve brain health. Plus, Cleveland’s 1,331 best physicians in 92 specialties.

Best Doctors: Add These Brain Boosters To Your Diet

Fish oil, probiotics and prebiotics and a little bit of discipline are easy ways to optimize your diet for brain health.

Best Doctors: Art Goes A Long Way For Brain Health

How the Cleveland Clinic Arts & Medicine Institute heals through art.

Best Doctors: Do Sleep Aids Work?

We ask the experts about blue-light glasses, melatonin supplements and weighted blankets.

Best Doctors: Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps A Day?

We look into the marketing-driven history of the 10,000 steps a day rule.

Best Doctors: Four Brain-Friendly Activities To Keep You Sharp

Improving your brain health doesn't have to be boring. Have some fun — and stay sharp — with these brain games.

Best Doctors: How Aerobic Exercise Improves Brain Health

Physical activity improves cognition and has a beneficial effect on Alzheimer's pathology.

Best Doctors: How Creating Digital Media Brings Teens Together

A group of students build infomercials to promote brain health — and improve their own along the way.

Best Doctors: How Gut And Brain Health Are Connected

Dr. Gregory Cooper of University Hospitals' gastroenterology fellowship explains how one affects the other.

Best Doctors: How Human Connection Affects Brain Health

No matter what age you are, how we interact with each other throughout our lives can have a pronounced affect on our health and wellness.

Best Doctors: These Superfoods Combat Aging Effects

Berries, dark chocolate, fish and nuts help slow brain aging.

Best Doctors: Three Ways To Stay Connected IRL

A strong social connection improves brain health, experts say.

Best Doctors: What's Next In Brain Health?

The next wave in brain health discoveries is ready to crest. Check out these four breakthroughs.

Best Doctors: You Really Should Be Napping Right Now

Here's why sleep deprived people — so, most of us — can benefit from an afternoon nap.

Best Doctors: Your Brain Needs Some Gym Time Too

Test out these three physical exercises to help increase your brain health.

Best Doctors: Your Brain Really Wants You To Go To Sleep

While you sleep, your brain is hard at work keeping itself healthy.