January 15, 2013
Re "Not a good fit?," Jan. 10 On the same day a study showed Americans are the least healthy among citizens of wealthy countries, there is a front-page article about residents of Santa Monica complaining that too many people are exercising on public land at Palisades Park. That's more than a little ironic. Lack of physical activity is one of the main drivers of poor health in this country, and you would think everyone would be in favor of more people exercising. This is just an example of the unexpected challenges faced when trying to help people be healthier.
May 26, 2012
I felt as if I had my own private hacienda overlooking the historic grounds of the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, along the Santa Cruz River and Anza Trail in Arizona. If you want peaceful luxury, this is it. A real plus is the easy access to the Southwestern art shops of Tubac. Doubles from $114 midweek, depending on the season. Tubac Resort & Spa, 1 Avenue de Otero Road, Tubac, Ariz.; (520) 398-2211, http://www.tubacgolfresort.com/. D. Kay Renick Ventura
November 27, 2011 |
If Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle Fire turns out to be the blockbuster that many are predicting it will be, it won't be because of design or hardware features. If Fire ignites consumers, it will be because it sells for $199, wears the trusted Amazon Kindle brand name and serves as a direct and easy-to-use pipeline to Amazon's online store, a massive offering of e-books, music, movies, TV shows and apps matched only by Apple. But although Fire's content offering is top-notch, the hardware is as plain as you can get. The 7-inch screen on the Fire is bright and clear, and its 1024-by-600-pixel resolution provides ample room for reading books or watching TV shows and movies.
December 24, 2010 |
By the time Richard Ready became chief resident of neurosurgery at a prominent Chicago-area hospital, prescription drugs kept him going. Stimulants to stay alert through his daily rounds. Heavy pain relievers to numb his emotions after his mother's death. A powerful sedative to calm his nerves. In the second year of his residency, Ready became a regular user of a type of Tylenol mixed with codeine. He'd steal them by the dozens and carry them inside a little plastic bag in the pocket of his lab coat.
October 10, 2010 |
The Eureka Freedom Tent ($454.99) was designed to allow easy access for wheelchairs. Its high, wide, zipper-free front door leads into a spacious vestibule/sitting area, and an interior door with pull handles leads into a sleeping area. Combo side-entry doors/windows in the sleeping area allow a person to be transferred to a cot. They're also great for any camper with bulky gear. The tent has a self-supporting aluminum frame, mosquito netting and a polyester rainfly. At 17 pounds, it’s obviously for car camping.
April 22, 2010 |
Maserati's latest is a bit of a gigolo — so schooled in the art of seduction that it will make you want to pay, no matter the cost. It smells good. It looks good. Drivers: Queue Blondie soundtrack here. New for 2010, it's called the GranTurismo Convertible. The third model in the Maserati tridentate, the $140,000 canvas-topped beauty rounds out a rarefied lineup that began with the Quattroporte sedan while Maserati was owned by Ferrari and continued with the GranTurismo coupe after the Italian manufacturer became an independent entity within the Fiat Group.