IS STRESS RUINING YOUR MEMORY?
Major Harris, quarterback at West Virginia in the late 1980s, is a college football Hall-of-Famer. But in a pivotal game against Penn State, as the clock was running out, Harris blanked on what play he'd called. As his entire team went left -- where he'd called it -- he ran right. Disaster? No. He faked out ...Read more
Learn to set the pace: In 1925, WWI flying ace Eddie Rickenbacher did it; so did James Garner in 1975 and Jay Leno in 1999. They drove pace cars at the Indianapolis 500. But when their pace car pulled off the track (it happens at every car race), all you-know-what broke loose. Kinda like what happens when you get your engine all revved up and ...Read more
Actor Idris Elba may be the busiest man in showbiz, with seven movies in post-production or filming. And while he's always intense, his portrayal of a solider slowly unraveling in the 2010 movie "Legacy" was enough to make anyone's heart skip a beat.
Now the LEGACY Study from Australia reveals that if you have atrial fibrillation (or a-fib, an ...Read more
"Step right up, ladies and gents. Step right up!" Carnival barker Gabby Gilfoil (W.C. Fields) in the silent 1927 film "Two Flaming Youths" enticed passersby to try a new experience. And we'd like to get you to step right up, too, and get your free step-counter app for your smartphone! It can help you reduce your risk of heart disease; improve ...Read more
When Hans and Franz (Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon) appear on TV ("Saturday Night Live" reruns and, more recently, in a cheeky commercial), they're all about fitness training to "Pump ... you up!" They know that's a great way to maximize testosterone levels. But what would they say about taking testosterone supplements?
The shady ones sold on ...Read more
Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton have more in common than yesterday's news. They're spray-tan fans, and like other pale-skinned North Americans, they're opting for dodging the sun's rays while still getting a glow from head to toe.
But whether you pay $300 for an airbrushed blush at a Beverly Hills salon or less than $10 for a bottle of do-it-...Read more
The Greek myth about powerful Amazonian women evolved over many years, and by the fifth century B.C., the historian Herodotus reported that the alluring, but frightening, females lived in a fortified city on the Black Sea and raised their girl children to be warriors equal to any challenge.
More than 2,400 years later, an archeological dig in...Read more
Last October, when school systems in Solon, Ohio, and Parkside, Texas, closed because of overhyped Ebola fears, we worried that the "cry wolf" effect might interfere with real reasons to keep kids home from school.
You know, sometimes it's smart to keep them home to avoid infecting schoolmates and teachers with highly contagious but not life-...Read more
In the late 1800s, Ralph Waldo Emerson was credited with saying, "Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door." Even though historians now agree he didn't use those exact words, his concept -- figuring out a better way to do something is great for business -- is a guiding principle that folks take to heart. Since the ...Read more
In Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere" (old spelling), the Old Salt recounts his harrowing tale of troubles on the high sea. And although he finally lands on solid ground, he can't shake the curse of the salty ocean or that albatross that was hung around his neck.
And we know it's not easy for you to shake off the curse...Read more