September 11, 2007 |
Organizers of the 2012 London Olympics have agreed to a designers' recommendation that seats in the new 20,000-seat Aquatic Center should be four centimeters wider and five centimeters deeper than originally planned, the British tabloid the Sun reported. The reason: increasing girth. The total population of the United Kingdom is less than 61 million, yet the number who are, by definition, obese, is expected to reach 27.6 million by 2010.
November 6, 2006 |
Some questions have pat answers -- such as, "Does this dress make me look fat?" (Of course not.) More tricky is the question of whether a person's address can make her fat. Many urban planners and health researchers think it can. In study after study, they have all but concluded that urban sprawl -- malls miles away, homes too far away for people to walk to shops, schools and parks -- contributes to obesity.
July 6, 2005 |
When Daniel Negreanu gets a yen for a salad with chickpeas and peppers and hard-boiled eggs, it doesn't matter that it's not on the menu; the kitchen is happy to oblige. And if Jean Gluck wants her New York steak -- 12 ounces, crusted with cracked black pepper and seared in butter -- cut into bite-sized pieces, it will come cut into bite-sized pieces. These folks are not regulars at the Polo Lounge, nor are they aboard the QE2.
June 28, 2005 |
Scientists are surprised at the success of California's newest elephant seal colony thriving in a rocky cove near San Simeon, despite its proximity to zooming cars on Highway 1 and hordes of gawking tourists. In a tale of adaptation and opportunity, biologists say the herd produced 3,500 pups last winter, 16% more than the year before and a rate higher than at other colonies. Yet, the increase occurs in the shadow of intense human activity.
January 13, 2003 |
It started before it started. Frank Middleton of the Oakland Raiders stomped to midfield just before kickoff Sunday, yanked off his helmet, and glared at the New York Jets. "One of their guys had been asking for me all week, so I let him know I was here," Middleton said. "The black guy. The fat guy. Number 73. Right here. Somebody want me? Come get me." Matt Turk, the Jet punter, asked Middleton to chill. Middleton got hotter.
February 20, 2002 |
Mo Vaughn is in a New York state of mind, recharged by his bustling new surroundings and eager to reaffirm his star power. The New York Met first baseman, who reported to spring training here Tuesday, is reveling in his good fortune, having been given a chance to revive his stagnant career in baseball's marquee city. Vaughn quickly embraced the Big Apple after three demoralizing seasons with the Angels, saying he wasn't suited for the laid-back Southland.