| Jan 19, 2003
BILLIE HOLIDAY called Baltimore a tough town. Frank Zappa moved away at the age of 10 and never came back. Edgar Allan Poe died here. John Wilkes Booth is buried here.
But John Waters? John Waters, the one-time Pope of Trash, thrives on the place, and...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 3:30 PM
A boy asked for a basketball game of one on one and Stanley Johnson accepted the challenge.
One dunk, two dunks, three dunks …
"That's not fair. Take it easy on me." the boy said. But Johnson wasn't going to let up.
After five dunks, the game...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Merrick Pet Foods recently conducted a contest via Facebook, asking readers to ask me: "Why does my dog...?" The first 20 responders received a copy of "Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or...
| Mar 10, 2014
Dear Amy: My boyfriend and I have excellent customer service skills. Our customers appreciate the way we handle things — and yet we don't know how to communicate with each other.
I try not to be rude when I express opinions, suggestions and...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:52 PM
Bariatric surgery did more to improve symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol after three years than intensive treatment with drugs alone, according to new results from a closely watched clinical trial involving patients who were...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:16 AM
If you believe obesity is a serious health risk in the United States and sugary drinks are a major contributor to the problem -- and that's surely the prevailing nutritionists' view -- then a sugared beverage tax has to be on your radar screen.
| Feb 26, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Yasiel Puig is overweight. Anyway, overweight by his chiseled standards.
Depending on reports, he reported to camp either 26 pounds or 20 pounds more than what he weighed when last season ended.
To which the Dodgers have mostly shrugged.
| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:51 PM
San Antonio Coach Gregg Popovich, on returning Sunday to AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, where his team lost Games 6 and 7 of the Finals last season: "Uh, it'll be a horrible memory walking in that gym. If I said anything different, I'd...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Americans are still carrying too much weight, but a new federal study offers a glimmer of hope amongst the nation's smallest eaters: Between 2003 and 2012, obesity among children between 2 and 5 years of age has declined from 14% to 8% -- a 43% decrease...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Most anyone who’s ever tried to lose weight probably has wondered about appetite, perhaps wishing it to be less voracious. Scientists are looking at appetite and feelings of fullness as they try to figure out genetic connections to weight and what...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:08 PM
A UnitedHealth Group study shows that playing interactive sports video games can help overweight children lose weight, Forbes.com reports.
The 16-week study showed that overweight children that expended energy by playing simulated sports games on...