November 20, 1988 |
Your skis are waxed and ready to go. Your ski outfit and goggles are marvels of modern technology. You know about eating pasta for energy, drinking water to counteract the cold, handling minor injuries and how to avoid fatigue and altitude problems. But what about your skin? Although skin care may seem to be a trivial matter, neglecting your skin may cause annoying rashes, itching and many other discomforts. Skiing can be tough on your skin. Cold. Wind. Sun. Low humidity.
September 8, 2013 |
Like many grocery shoppers, Michele Ricketts dreads long checkout lines. But lately, she's been breezing by the cash register at her neighborhood Ralphs even with the usual crowds at the store. "In the last month, I have noticed it was faster," said Ricketts, 27, an actress from the Miracle Mile. "I thought I was dreaming. " She wasn't. To shave precious minutes off wait times, Ralphs has been installing technology to measure foot traffic in nearly all of its supermarkets.
March 19, 2007 |
Search teams combed mountain terrain for a 12-year-old Boy Scout who disappeared after lunch Saturday during a Greensboro troop outing in the Blue Ridge Parkway. Searchers found part of his mess kit less than a mile away. Searchers spread out from the trail into rugged terrain but were narrowing their search at night because of the risks involved, authorities said. The broader search was to resume at today. A helicopter with a body heat sensor was assisting.
February 24, 1991 |
On the shade inside his bathroom door, Mickey Rourke has scribbled his warrior credo. "I must be mentally and physically prepared so defeat does not exist in my mind and body. Shadow box in a mirror 30 minutes a day. Movement is concentrated. Positive attitude to survive and be as good as I can possibly be. No excuses for laziness. And no second chance again."
October 11, 1987 |
Sylvester Stallone was in his Rambo get-up, seated on the steps of his trailer in afternoon heat of 120-plus. It was a curious image: Instead of brandishing his glistening "survival" knife, Stallone was wielding a fly swatter. Never missing a beat during an interview, he idly swatted at flies that landed on his pants and bare chest. And he whapped at flies that settled on the khaki-clad legs of the interviewer alongside him. "Did you meet this one?," Stallone said.
September 14, 2008
In her On The Spot column on Aug. 31 ["Flier Frostbite"], Catharine Hamm describes sitting on a flight listening to Motown sounds of the '70s: "You're doing nothing but losing body heat and killing brain cells with bad music." That kisses off landmark albums by Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder and such classic singles as Diana Ross' "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," the Temptations' "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" and the Commodores' "Easy." I'm glad Hamm is a travel writer and not a music critic.