| Oct 6, 2010
| 5:14 PM
Doctors are seeing an increase in the number of tech-related problems, and we’re hearing new terms that we’ve never heard before. Blackberry thumb, cell phone elbow, and computer vision syndrome are the newest ailments to float around a...
| Sep 12, 2010
| 2:43 PM
Anyone who's struggled to match the grace of a dexterous chopstick handler might think using your fingers and bread is a relative cinch. I'm not so sure. But those who need help mastering the practice will find a valuable teacher in Dukem, 1100 Maryland...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Hopefully, you're not eating breakfast just yet. And if you are, keep the milk and cereal away from the computer in case the above photo freaks you out. Looks like Lakers guard Kobe Bryant's fingers are super bendable -- except for that bandaged digit,...
| Aug 30, 2010
For a great stretch in your shoulders, chest and legs, practice this exercise at a wall. Start by doing just the first variation, with both feet on the floor. As you become comfortable with the move and want more of a challenge, progress to the more...
| Jul 26, 2010
If you've always wanted to do a handstand but can't get in the correct position and hold your balance, try practicing half a handstand at the wall. Over time, it will help you develop the necessary strength in your shoulders and core so you can do a...
| Jul 25, 2010
"'Course it's a legend. But legends be the only stories as is true."
Grandpa, in "Misty of Chincoteague," by Marguerite Henry
As he motors his pontoon boat away from the dock and into one of the shallow channels that surround Chincoteague Island, tour...
| Jul 5, 2010
| 4:04 AM
Macy's flagship store in New York City's Herald Square is again being criticized for allowing hazardous conditions to exist -- this time after a 4-year-old boy's finger was completely severed by a wooden escalator.
On Friday, Maxlee Gell-Tejada,...
| Jul 2, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Early Friday, my friend and colleague Mary Schmich posted to her Facebook page, âThis morning Mary Ellen Findlay Schmich left the world she loved so much.â Mrs. Schmich, 87, whose wit, warmth and passion were well known to Tribune readers......
| Jun 21, 2010
| 11:17 AM
A Long Island woman who lost a thumb and two forefingers last year after someone threw a lit M-80 firecracker at her from a passing car, has plenty to be thankful for after doctors successfully amputated her toe to replace her missing thumb.
| Jun 8, 2010
Yoga is more than just striking a pose. But how you strike that pose is nonetheless critical.
Maintaining correct form is essential not only for building a solid yoga practice but also because improperly doing the same yoga poses repeatedly —...
| Jun 3, 2010
Your body is a walking, talking billboard telling the world how well it's being managed by you. Your waistline, skin tone and even your disposition are all outward signs of just how well you're doing. But there's another marker that is putting some pretty...