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  • 'Diving' into a new way of thinking

    'Diving' into a new way of thinking
    Fiona Fairhurst and her design team at Speedo faced a hefty creative challenge: to design suits that would improve the performance of competitive swimmers by reducing the effects of drag, the forces that water exerts on a swimmer's body. For inspiration,...
  • U.S.: The no-vacation nation

    U.S.: The no-vacation nation
    Let's be blunt: If you like to take lots of vacation, the United States is not the place to work. Besides a handful of national holidays, the typical American worker bee gets two or three precious weeks off out of a whole year to relax and see the...
  • Taking time out for exercise pays in spades

    Taking time out for exercise pays in spades
    I don't know any Joneses, and if I did I wouldn't waste my time trying to keep up with them. Not on pointless things like the price of my car, color of my lawn or size of my TV, at least. I do like to compete on the size of my belly though, in that...
  • Killer bird flu? What's behind the controversy over bird flu research

    Killer bird flu? What's behind the controversy over bird flu research
    "Engineered Doomsday." "Mutant Bird Flu." These may sound like the names of disaster movies, but they are headlines on recent news reports about experiments involving the H5N1 influenza virus. The H5N1 virus is known as a "bird flu" because it mainly...
  • Smokers don't make better lovers

    Smokers don't make better lovers
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Lighting up could be slowing you down in the bedroom, suggests a new study. Men who successfully stopped smoking improved on lab measurements of sexual health more than those who relapsed after a quit-smoking program. The...
  • Walter Cronkite: 'Eyewitness to a Century' exhibit

    Walter Cronkite: 'Eyewitness to a Century' exhibit
    "Hello, I'm Walter Cronkite." The stentorian voice booms from an oversize replica of an early console television. To viewers older than 40, the image on the screen is familiar, though more distant with the passing of years. Younger observers appear...
  • Shel Hershorn dies at 82; photojournalist chronicled '60s tumult

    Shel Hershorn dies at 82; photojournalist chronicled '60s tumult
    Shel Hershorn, a photojournalist who documented the tumult of the 1960s and then dropped out to live a rustic lifestyle in northern New Mexico, died Sept. 17 at a nursing home in Espanola, N.M. He was 82. Born in Denver on June 11, 1929, Herbert...
  • From one grad to another

    From one grad to another
    Ah, hindsight. Some of life's best lessons spring from the gnawing shoulda, coulda, woulda of missed opportunities. Just ask any graduating college senior to reflect on the last four years: If only I'd been more outgoing as a freshman, I might have more...
  • Nobel winner dies before receiving prize

    Nobel winner dies before receiving prize
    Dr. Ralph M. Steinman was a creative and dogged researcher who spent years convincing a doubting scientific community that he had found cells that were key to the working of the immune system. Diagnosed in 2007 with pancreatic cancer, which usually kills...
  • Finding peace in Jerkville

    Finding peace in Jerkville
    You walk out of the house, and you find that your garage has been spray-painted by a vandal. You see a guy toss a bag of trash out his car window. Your lawn is a minefield because somebody walks their dog there and doesn't clean up. These random acts...
  • Acclimatize yourself

    Acclimatize yourself
    Every year, well-meaning fitness magazines and newspaper articles warn that our brains will melt like ice cream if we exercise outside in the heat of the day. Triple-digit temperatures and sauna-thick humidity are facts of life in some places. But it's a...
  • Does this birth control pill make me look fat?

    Does this birth control pill make me look fat?
    Like a lot of young women, Kelsey Webb, 25, has been off and on birth control pills since she was 18. Every time she started taking them, she gained 5 to 10 pounds. "My normal weight is around 125 pounds. On the pill, I would get up to 130 or 135," says...