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Study ties gym pills, powders to cancer

posted: 04/20/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

The growth in popularity of dietary supplements has come largely despite a lack of scientific evidence to back up claims that they work.

Mines and graveyard tell history in the Lower Buffalo Wilderness

posted: 04/20/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Hikers who like to explore Arkansas' Ozark Mountains by map and compass rather than trails have given the Buffalo National River's headwaters the nod as a spectacular place to bushwhack. With the Upper Buffalo Wilderness lining the banks of the river at its origin, the forest abounds in natural marvels, panoramas, waterfalls.

Scientists see cure for colorblindness

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For the more than 10 million Americans with colorblindness, there has never been a treatment, let alone a cure, for the condition that leaves them unable to distinguish certain hues.

10% of Internet breast milk for sale had some from cow

posted: 04/20/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Investigating the sale of human breast milk over the Internet, a study published in Pediatrics found that more than 10 percent of samples of breast milk bought online contained significant amounts of cow's milk.

Happy Trails

posted: 04/20/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss


Older really can mean wiser, new analysis shows

posted: 04/20/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Behind all those canned compliments for older adults -- spry! wily! wise! -- is an appreciation for something that scientists have had a hard time characterizing: mental faculties that improve with age.

Concussion affects batter's hitting skill

posted: 04/20/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

A study published recently in the American Journal of Sports Medicine looks at concussions in baseball players. It raises questions about whether athletes -- at all levels -- are truly recovered when Coach sends them back on the field.

Research links height to heart disease risks

posted: 04/20/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Scientists have found that height appears to be inversely correlated with risk of heart disease. In other words, being short comes with a greater risk.

MASTER CLASS: Rolling away that delayed onset muscle soreness

posted: 04/20/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Delayed onset muscle soreness is one of the less appealing aspects of strength and conditioning.


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Item: Ripflexx RS-1 shirt

Super Quiz: Product Promoters

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1. Mother Nature

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 04/20/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. You aren't interested in a life without beauty, and this year you will do what it takes to bring gorgeous additions to your world. Your work will be appreciated.

On Christianity

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DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I know God sometimes says "No" when we ask for something in our prayers. But if He really loved us, wouldn't He always answer our prayers with a "Yes"?

Helpful Hints

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DEAR READERS: This week's Sound Off is about too-short sheets:

Ernest Ritter Arnold

posted: 04/19/2015 2:21 a.m. Discuss

If America’s frontier spirit no longer means westerly migration and homesteading, it lives on in the generational belief that children should leave their hometowns and “make a name” for themselves. Not Ritter Arnold. His name is made. His hometown is his enterprise.

Wild Wines event in ideal hands

posted: 04/19/2015 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Scott Hanayik might not have wine in his blood, but it's certainly on his mind.

FASHION ICON: Bolo Bash = Big Bucks

posted: 04/19/2015 2:18 a.m. Gallery Discuss

New York fashion designer Nicole Miller is known for taking traditional, elegant, figure-loving styles and endowing them with a bit of the unusual. Her spring line includes the liberal use of black and white -- in some cases, black and white infused with other colors -- as well as tropical prints and sleek, warm-weather solids.

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: Her language got his attention, talk sealed romance

posted: 04/19/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Jim Daly ticked off the names of Romance languages in the fall of 1962, and Eleanor Birau let him know that he left out Romanian.

MALE CALL: Blue blazer partners with many options

posted: 04/19/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Q. I just bought my first expensive blue blazer. Obviously I can wear a white shirt and nearly any tie, but what else does and doesn't work best with this?

MUDBUG BOOGIE: Come rain or shine

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How many mudbugs does it take to fill two pavilions with hundreds of happy twisting, sucking, pinching crawdad-dicts shimmying to zydeco and raising a cheer for CARTI?

HUMANITARIAN AWARDS: West-Scantlebury and Barth honored as humanitarians

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Just Communities of Arkansas inducted two new humanitarians into a council of Natural State illuminati at a banquet Tuesday night at the Statehouse Convention Center -- Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation chief Sherece West-Scantlebury and Hendrix College professor-pundit Jay Barth.

ARTISTIC EGGSPRESSIONS: Supporters of Youth Home shell out $130,000 at event

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Youth Home's Eggshibition at the Jack Stephens Center at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is the event where local artists and celebrities transform large plaster eggs into creative masterpieces for ticket holders to bid on.

SURGEON'S CALL: Former chief surgeon's party just what the doctors ordered

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"Here's the deal," said Dr. John Weiss of Fayetteville, to the three or four dozen doctors, family and friends assembled in the banquet hall at the Little Rock Country Club to toast Dr. Gil Campbell.

UP AND COMING: IV Party to give hospital a transfusion of support

posted: 04/19/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

For a while the foundation folks at CHI St. Vincent -- or maybe the event planners? -- were sotto voce about the big "IV" party's location. Since its debut atop the parking deck at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center nine years ago, location -- or the transformation thereof -- has always been a big part of its serendipity. Event planner Todd Bagwell temporarily carpeted the oil-stained concrete in a bright pink shag, and socialites still applaud the bathrooms (they were so not-rooftop).

Elizabeth Piper Smith - Jonathan Francis Keizer

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Robin and Michael Barry Smith, 5311 Edgewood Road, are the parents of the bride. She is the granddaughter of the late Selma and L.A. Ratley of Little Rock and the late Inez and Lt. Col. Clyde Smith of Jacksonville.


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