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  • Is exercise work or play? Weight gain or loss depends on your answer

    Is exercise work or play? Weight gain or loss depends on your answer
    It's a common rookie mistake, but plenty of diet-and-exercise veterans make it, too: With an act of will, you muster yourself to the gym or the track, and you gut your way through an arduous workout. When you sit down to dinner or go to the break room...
  • John H. "Jack" Zink Jr., mechanical contractor

    John H. "Jack" Zink Jr., mechanical contractor
    John H. Zink Jr., a retired mechanical engineer and contractor who enjoyed playing gin rummy going to the beach, died July 3 of an apparent heart attack. He was 95. Mr. Zink was lunching and playing cards with friends at the Green Spring Club when he was...
  • Matt Bendik, 'Glee' star Becca Tobin's boyfriend, found dead

    Matt Bendik, 'Glee' star Becca Tobin's boyfriend, found dead
    "Glee" star Becca Tobin's boyfriend Matt Bendik has been found dead in Philadelphia. Bendik's death was confirmed by Tobin's publicist, Emily Yomtobian, who had no additional information to share with The Times on Friday morning.  Police were called...
  • Watch! Origami-inspired robot assembles itself in 4 minutes

    Watch! Origami-inspired robot assembles itself in 4 minutes
    It’s alive! Using some paper, a circuit board and the plastic used in Shrinky Dinks, a team of researchers has designed an origami-inspired crawling robot that folds itself into working order in about four minutes. These transformer-like paper...
  • Origami robotics: Here's how to fold your own 'metamaterial' at home

    Origami robotics: Here's how to fold your own 'metamaterial' at home
    Origami: It’s not just art anymore. Engineers are harnessing the Japanese art of paper-folding to build in smarter, more efficient ways. A team of researchers designed a self-folding robot that can assemble itself and crawl away in four minutes,...
  • 'Magic Island' may show Titan's oceans are hardly pacific

    'Magic Island' may show Titan's oceans are hardly pacific
    The sudden disappearance of a bright spot on a methane sea on Titan could add more proof that Saturn’s largest moon is a lot like Earth – just colder and gasier. Astronomers at Cornell University were flipping between radar images of...
  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Set yourself up for success with mindful eating

    Environmental Nutrition Be aware of your food environment -- plate size, food packages and distractions -- in order to achieve your goals for healthy eating. We all complain of not having enough time -- even for sitting down to a quiet meal. Instead, we...
  • Facebook's user manipulation study: Why you should be very afraid

    Facebook's user manipulation study: Why you should be very afraid
    Facebook just doesn't get it.  The company doesn't get why people are pitching such a fit over the user-manipulation study it conducted in 2012, the details of which broke this weekend. It doesn't get what this says about how it treats its users, and...
  • Edgar H. German Jr., electrical engineer

    Edgar H. German Jr., electrical engineer
    Edgar H. German Jr., an electrical engineer who founded GT-Tech Inc., died Friday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries suffered in an Aug.1 automobile accident in Reisterstown. He was 82. The son of Edgar H. German Sr., director of public...
  • Southern Lehigh grad Del Priore a finalist for NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award

    Southern Lehigh graduate Jake Del Priore has been selected as one of 36 finalists for the 2014 National Football Foundation High School National Scholar-Athlete Awards. Del Priore, who holds most of the Spartans receiving records, was named the NFF...
  • Chicagoan Ben Weprin launching Graduate Hotels

    Chicagoan Ben Weprin launching Graduate Hotels
    The night after I graduated from Northwestern, I stayed with my parents in a Fairfield Inn in Gurnee, 32 miles north of campus. It was the closest room my family could find and afford. More than a decade later, downtown Evanston boasts all of five...