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Study: Continuous light unhealthy

posted: 08/29/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Every day, people are exposed to hours of artificial light from computers, office lights, even 24-hour lighting in hospitals. Now new research in animals suggest that excessive exposure to "light pollution" is worse for humans than previously known, taking a toll on muscles and bones.

MASTER CLASS: Action plan, taxing last set maximize workout time

posted: 08/29/2016 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Exercise program adherence would be dramatically improved if we had no other responsibilities, pressures or deadlines to meet. Everyone would simply wake up whenever they wanted, stroll into the fitness center and perform a nice, comprehensive workout session.

Super Quiz: Foods With U.S. Place Names

posted: 08/29/2016 1:44 a.m. Discuss

1. Baked _________

Helpful Hints

posted: 08/29/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Today's Sound On comes from a reader complimenting a large chain restaurant's effort to recycle. He wrote: "I want to commend a local restaurant for their carryout containers.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 08/29/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. This year brings high stakes in a competitive arena. Some would call it "high pressure," but because you've learned to regulate your emotions, you'll approach it with ease.

On Christianity

posted: 08/29/2016 1:42 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I don't understand my cousin. Whenever I talk with her about Heaven or salvation, she just laughs and says she's not going to worry about it, because it will all work out in the end. Why is she like this?

High Profile: Stephanie Funk McCratic

updated: 08/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE -- Eight years ago, Stephanie McCratic was newly married and going slightly stir crazy in a new town, Prairie Grove, in west Washington County.

Husband-and-wife team devoted to work for vets

posted: 08/28/2016 2:41 a.m. Discuss

The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary are married -- two parts of the same whole, working both separately and together to accomplish their goals. It seems only natural that the people heading up the two groups are married.

KICKING CANCER: Cowpokes for a cause

posted: 08/28/2016 2:40 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Guests arrived dressed in Western wear, cowboy hats and cowboy boots to the Cattle Baron's Ball at Alda's Magnolia Hill in Little Rock on Aug. 20. The theme for the American Cancer Society fundraiser was "Give Cancer the Boot."

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: Matchmaking friends scored with introduction

posted: 08/28/2016 2:39 a.m. Discuss

When Brenda Miller's best friend, Sylvia, asked her to go to a movie with her boyfriend's best friend, she didn't hesitate to say yes.

MALE CALL: Keep shoes simple, classic when you dress for success

posted: 08/28/2016 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Q. I have a few dozen shirts and ties, but only two pairs of business dress shoes: one black and one dark brown. They are both comfortable and in good shape, is there any reason that I need to add another pair? I'd rather spend that money on a few pairs of good pants for the fall.

The Taste of success

posted: 08/28/2016 2:38 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Arkansas' annual Taste of the Finest feast was more than twice the size of last year's, with 27 restaurants participating. The net cash haul was a record $139,000 and counting. The Aug. 19 soiree in the Wally Allen Ballroom of the Statehouse Convention Center was what development director Amanda Hodge called "next level" in terms of success.

RESORT-LIKE CONDITIONS: Spa City film festival benefits from party set in 'Acapulco'

posted: 08/28/2016 2:37 a.m. Gallery Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- Blue skies, margaritas, a shimmering infinity pool and a patio overlooking an expanse of water set the scene for A Night in Acapulco at the home of Kathy and Michael Rose on Lake Hamilton.

PIGSKIN PARTY: Razorback fans rev up at Governor's Mansion

posted: 08/28/2016 2:36 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The first Razorback football game is not until Saturday, but fans are already gearing up for the season. About 250 of them gathered Aug. 18 for the sold-out Pigskin Preview at the Governor's Mansion.

Boy starts home bakery to help mom, homeless

posted: 08/28/2016 2:35 a.m. Discuss

FRESNO, Calif. -- Eight-year-old Jalen Bailey was saving some of his money for a KitchenAid mixer.

Infrared sauna fad sizzles since some like it hotter

posted: 08/28/2016 2:35 a.m. Discuss

Tippi Clark, a 24-year-old nutritionist who lives in Manhattan, was describing a mission that tested her endurance. "You reach the peak," she said, "and it's like, 'Oh, my gosh, can I make it through the last 20 minutes?'"

Orchestras opt for pop to rev sales

posted: 08/28/2016 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Tchaikovsky's bombastic "1812 Overture" had been a staple of the Boston Pops' Fourth of July concert since 1974, when the famed Pops conductor Arthur Fiedler added it -- complete with cannon blasts and church bells -- to lift attendance. It became the traditional lead-in to the fireworks display over the Charles River.

Shower caps combat rainy-day frizz

posted: 08/28/2016 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Aly Walansky does not care how ridiculous she may look.

CLASS of '18: Clinton School welcomes new class at reception

posted: 08/28/2016 2:33 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Classes began Monday for 40 new students in the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service's master of public service degree program, but before they got down to saving the world, they got to know each other better at a reception Aug. 18 at historic Trapnall Hall.

DEAR ABBY: Despite guest's boorishness, gift 'thank you' note is due

posted: 08/28/2016 2:33 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: During my wedding reception a month ago, one of the guests (a friend of my mom's) poured a glass of water on the DJ's laptop because he felt the music was too loud and he wanted it shut down. My husband was furious and asked the guest to leave. The incident was blamed on too much alcohol, and it ruined the rest of the evening. Many guests were upset and left.

In the jazz kitchen

posted: 08/28/2016 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Miles did it. That's who.

Spin Cycle: Hey Ryan, Welcome to the club!

posted: 08/28/2016 2:30 a.m. Comment 1

Dear Ryan Lochte, We want to wish you a hearty congratulations on all those many, many gold medals you won at the Olympics.

Critical Mass: 'Stop staring at all that blood; it won't do you any good'

posted: 08/28/2016 2:30 a.m. Discuss

It is a truism to say that comedy comes from misery. Clowns are depressed, fueled by anxieties and neuroses. To be funny you have to present something true and to present something true you have to confront the awful emptiness at the world's core. You have to stare down the absurdity of creation.

The TV Column: FX kick-starts fall season with return of Strain

posted: 08/28/2016 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Ordinarily, I'm not one to get worked up over TV fantasy/horror thrillers.

TV on DVD: Delightful Supergirl offers entertaining supporting cast

posted: 08/28/2016 2:26 a.m. Discuss

What is it? Supergirl, Season 1, 20 episodes on three Blu-ray discs from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

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