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Stephanie Nielson

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Service field projects sought by Clinton School for ’ 14-15

posted: 02/09/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service is seeking applications for field projects for the 2014-15 academic year. The projects give students working toward their Master of Public Service degrees practical experience in public service while meeting identified needs of partner organizations.

Author: Trainees need carbs

posted: 10/07/2013 3:31 a.m. Discuss

The New Rules of Marathon and Half-Marathon Nutrition by Matt Fitzgerald (Da Capo Press, paperback, February), 290 pages, $17.99 While the term “nutrition rules” may bring to mind a joyless regimen of chalky shakes and cardboard sports bars, Matt Fitzgerald makes a convincing case in this book that most runners training for a long race can benefit from paying closer attention to how they eat while training.

Slacklining good for balance, core strength — and fun

posted: 07/08/2013 2:23 a.m. Discuss

You may have seen someone walking on one at a park, campsite or gym.

Outfitter, gym can rig climber with slackline

posted: 07/08/2013 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Slacklines are available from outdoor outfitters and some climbing gyms in Arkansas as well as from Internet shops.

Forestalling falls and broken lines

posted: 07/08/2013 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Any time you’re falling repeatedly there’s a danger of hurting yourself, but slacklining enthusiast Daniel Carnahan says new slackliners can take steps to fall more safely.

A White House recipe produces beer made right at home

posted: 11/28/2012 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Why brew beer at home? It’s not a quick process ; most beers take four weeks or longer before they’re ready to drink. It’s not cheap; while a batch of beer can cost less per bottle than buying craft beer, it can’t compete on price with mainstream brands. It’s not difficult, but the terminology and technical details can seem daunting to a beginner. What brewing at home does offer is the chance to try beers that can’t be found in stores, like the White House Honey Ale.

Bicycle safety takes practice

posted: 10/29/2012 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Here’s a scary thought for Halloween. Imagine yourself on a 30-pound piece of metal, trying to keep pace with machines that outweigh you by thousands of pounds. Nothing but a bit of foam and plastic on your head for protection.

Just 7 months left

posted: 07/30/2012 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Training for the Little Rock Marathon begins next Monday.

Reluctant ramblers

posted: 06/04/2012 3:05 a.m. Discuss

Why are so many women reluctant to hike park trails alone?

Games on wheels

posted: 10/12/2011 1:22 a.m. Discuss

How slow can you go on a bicycle ?

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