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Breakfast's merits scrambled by tests

posted: 09/08/2014 2:13 a.m. Discuss

For years, we've heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But scientific support for that idea has been surprisingly meager, and a spate of new research at several universities -- published in multiple articles in the August issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition -- could change the way health-conscious Americans think about eating in the early hours.

Practically Active: Author: Create your path to more healthful life

posted: 09/08/2014 2:12 a.m. Discuss

It sure is hard to believe that September is here. School is back in session; the weather will eventually get cooler, and holiday candy is back on store shelves.

Study: Fast-paced TV could be fat-based TV

posted: 09/08/2014 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Could action-packed TV fare make viewers fat? Or could high-minded public affairs programs make them thin? Either case might be implied by the results of a new study that found students snacked more while watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.

MASTER CLASS: Unilateral strength training is beneficial to the core

posted: 09/08/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Not many people make unilateral strength training exercises part of their routine, but they can have a meaningful effect on program outcomes. Specifically, the core musculature becomes more involved during many unilateral movements. That challenge can result in a body that's much more ready to handle whatever life or sports throws its way.

South Korean nutritionist: Go easy on instant noodles

posted: 09/08/2014 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Instant noodles are cheap, convenient and tasty. Now for the bad news about ramen.

Slim Pickings

posted: 09/08/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

WHAT: Garden Veggie Straws

On Christianity

posted: 09/08/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I'd probably decide to follow Jesus if I ever met someone who really took it seriously. All the so-called Christians I've ever met didn't seem to be any different from anyone else. Why should I believe in Jesus if it won't make any difference to me?

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 09/08/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. You'll gravitate toward ideas that set you free and shun limiting ones. This makes the year remarkable. November brings financial luck, but the personal win in January rocks your world.

Helpful Hints

posted: 09/08/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Here is this week's Sound Off, about to-go cups:

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