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Sledding gear, snow tactics and physics of fun

posted: 12/15/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Before uniform municipal garbage carts marched across the land, snow fell heavily upon the owners of round-lidded trash cans.

You've got ... email stress?

posted: 12/15/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Marshall McLuhan, once upon a time a well-known critic of the times, offered this insight about humanity and its tools: "First we build the tools, then they build us."

Study raises doubts about antioxidants

posted: 12/15/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Antioxidant vitamins are enormously popular with people who exercise. The supplements are thought to alleviate muscle damage and amplify the effects of exercise. But recent studies have raised questions about whether antioxidants might be counterproductive for runners and other endurance athletes.

Happy Trails: Eastern End Lake Ouachita Vista Trail

posted: 12/15/2014 2:13 a.m. Discuss

EASTERN END LAKE OUACHITA VISTA TRAIL

Study finds tired doctors apt to prescribe more antibiotics

posted: 12/15/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

The phenomenon of "decision fatigue" has been found in judges, who are more likely to deny bail at the end of the day than at the beginning.

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Do you know how to safely shovel snow?

posted: 12/15/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Another year is almost behind us, and I feel I've frittered it away, not actually doing much of what I sort of planned at this time last year.

MASTER CLASS: Curtsy Lunge steps up lower-body workout

posted: 12/15/2014 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Lower-body strength training is an area of fitness that people tend to really gravitate toward or ignore altogether. My experience has led me to believe that this phenomenon is largely due to common misconceptions about proper training parameters.

Women Run seeks leaders to direct spring clinics

posted: 12/15/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Women Run Arkansas, the statewide women's running club, has begun recruiting directors for the 2015 series of free running and walking clinics.

Fish with white flesh sit around, fish with red flesh zoom to town

posted: 12/15/2014 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Why do some fish have white flesh, such as flounder and tilapia, while others have red or orange flesh, like tuna and salmon?

Sledders with soap slip into the shade

posted: 12/15/2014 2:08 a.m. Discuss

A wooden sled with metal runners benefits from a bit of maintenance, says Sam Cooper, a Kingwood resident who loves his sleds.

Hookahs are carcinogenic, scientists' new study warns

posted: 12/15/2014 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Smoking through a hookah is not harmless, according to a new study that examined more than 100 hookah smokers and their nonsmoking companions. In addition to the usual tobacco carcinogens, dangerous levels of benzene are inhaled from the lump of smoldering charcoal that ignites the moist tobacco mixture.

Helpful Hints

posted: 12/15/2014 2:07 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Here is this week's Sound Off:

SLIM PICKINGS

posted: 12/15/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

WHAT: Plum Vida Organic Fruit & Veggie Blends

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 12/15/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. As you build a network of customers and friends, your relationship with yourself is still the most important one to nurture. Do what you must to grow your talents.

Super Quiz: The Grinch

posted: 12/15/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Super Quiz: The Grinch

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