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Fitness aficionados spitball options for state exercise

posted: 07/28/2014 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Not that anybody ought to do anything merely because it has been done by Missouri, but Missouri has a state exercise. And Arkansas doesn't.

Notion of expanding tastes tally is budding

posted: 07/28/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Sweet, salty, sour and bitter -- every schoolchild knows these are the building blocks of taste. Our delight in every scrumptious bonbon, every sizzling hot dog, derives in part from the tongue's ability to recognize and signal just four basic flavors.

Jury still out on plasma therapy

posted: 07/28/2014 2:07 a.m. Discuss

They might as well call it magic. One clinic's website dubs platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy "revolutionary." Other purveyors call it a "breakthrough" and "a paradigm shift."

Happy Trails

posted: 07/28/2014 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Happy Trails, as regular readers know, finds a nice shady place to hunker down during Arkansas’ steamy months.

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: How blood glucose monitor models measure up

posted: 07/28/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

As mentioned at the end of my last column, I'm writing more about blood glucose meters this week, and will finish up in my next column. There is so much information that I can't get it into just two columns.

SLIM PICKINGS

posted: 07/28/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

WHAT: The Gilded Nut Gourmet Pistachios STATS: One ounce of the Habanero Heat flavor (1.12 servings per box) contains 160 calories and 13 fat, 8 carbohydrate, 3 fiber and 6 protein grams.

Burrowers' limbs are tools

posted: 07/28/2014 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Q: My backyard soil is so rocky that I often need a pickax to dig a hole, yet chipmunks and moles burrow through with apparent ease. How do they do it?

Bridge to open at Shilcutt Bayou

posted: 07/28/2014 2:02 a.m. Discuss

A new bridge for bicycle and foot traffic at Shilcutt Bayou on the Arkansas River Trail is expected to open late Tuesday in North Little Rock's Burns Park.

MASTER CLASS: Agility drill on obstacle course builds alertness

posted: 07/28/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Fitness can be defined in many ways. Whether one's goal is cardiovascular endurance or optimal body composition, fitness means different things to different people.

Jumping jack devised for West Point hazing

posted: 07/28/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Gen. John J. Pershing (1860-1948) is credited with inventing the jumping jack at the United States Military Academy at West Point in the 1880s.

Schoolkids swayed Missouri legislators

posted: 07/28/2014 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Jumping jacks are almost the state exercise of Missouri. Not now but soon.

Helpful Hints

posted: 07/28/2014 1:52 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Here is this week's Sound Off, about rebates: "My Sound Off is about rebates. I like getting money back as much as the next person, but it seems they are making rebates harder and harder to get.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 07/28/2014 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. The next seven weeks bring financial good fortune. A mending in your personal life will happen in September. October brings renewed physical strength.

On Christianity

posted: 07/28/2014 1:52 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: What do you think about someone who claims to be a Christian, but thinks nothing of gossiping about other people, lying or things like that? My neighbor is like that, and her attempts to get me interested in her church really turn me off.

Super Quiz: Words in names of countries

posted: 07/28/2014 1:51 a.m. Discuss

1. Ran

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