| May 7, 2010
| 4:11 PM
The elegance, grace and pirouettes of a ballerina -- who doesn't marvel at how well these artists perform? It certainly looks like a dream job to covet.
Electric images of dancers leaping and twirling don't begin to expose the sweat and strain they...
| May 3, 2008
Pop quiz: What comes to mind when you think about Yogi Berra, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein and Toni Morrison? Brilliant minds, inspiring souls, trailblazers -- all are likely responses.
And ... New Jersey?
Yep. They all have strong ties to the oft-...
| Aug 31, 2010
Even people with a strong genetic predisposition to obesity can offset their risk of being overweight by being physically active, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal PLoS Medicine.
British researchers examined the effects of 12...
| May 9, 2011
When it comes to mealtime, I usually don't pay much attention to calories. I eat until I'm full, and then I stop. Briefly. But I can report that a recent breakfast — a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats, frozen blueberries and skim milk along with a...
| May 11, 2011
| 1:59 PM
For such a ubiquitous plague, cold sores can be mighty shaming.
In addition to the indignity of wearing a bulging, weepy blister on your lip, sufferers also must contend with the stigma of its source: HSV-1, a type of herpes simplex virus.
| Jun 13, 2009
Renovation of a 1950s manufactured house sounds like code for a tear-down. But Ben Thorne and Eliza Howard think differently, perhaps because their home is Los Angeles' best-known example of the modernist prefab houses by the General Panel Corp. If that...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 1:13 PM
Rabbi David Spey
Title: Spiritual leader, Temple Bat Yam, Fort Lauderdale, since July.
Other job experience: Former construction assistant for a hospital; former medical research assistant at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx.
| Jan 20, 2010
Garry Wills is a formidable Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, one of America's leading public intellectuals and, over the last 50 years, our most important lay Catholic thinker and writer.
In his 28th book, "Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the...
| Jan 20, 2010
OXFORD, England -- Cue the college choir. Roll the "Brideshead Revisited" footage. Lay out the strawberries and clotted cream.
And let me begin by saying, ahem, that it's a rich experience, reflecting upon one's days at Oxford. The morning sun through...
| Aug 23, 2009
I was on a roll. I knew my topic: living in a historic neighborhood. I knew my purpose: an opening for a collection of essays I'd been publishing as stand-alones over the years. All combined (I realized recently) memoir with history and politics,...
| Feb 17, 2010
The media, and its consumers, generally keep conversation about plastic surgery and careers pegged on a couple of figures: The aging Hollywood idol and the would-be Hollywood idol. Cosmetic surgery is de rigueur in the movie and TV business--pretty...