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June 29, 1986 | MARCIA DOUGLAS, Douglas is a Toronto, Canada, free-lance writer.
Too often bypassed by travelers en route to other Eastern maritime destinations, the province of New Brunswick beckons, especially if you want to go houseboating. The lower Saint John River Valley is one of the most beautiful rivers in North America, and best of all for the traveler, it is greatly under-used. You can have the river and the entire system of tributaries and lakes almost to yourselves, where it is virtually impossible to get lost.
July 11, 2013 | By Monte Morin
Were you planning on running this morning, but wasted too much time reading Twitter messages on your iPhone? When you do make it to the gym, do people give you the evil eye because you sit on a weight machine and text with a friend? If you answered yes to either question, you may be turning into a "hyper-connected" couch potato. According to a study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity , frequent cell phone users were far more likely to forego or disrupt physical exercise and scored lower on fitness assessments than peers who used cell phones less frequently.
May 4, 1990
Its symptoms are many, but there's only one cure. Senioritis, as a disease, knows no discrimination. It may strike anyone at any time and in any number of ways. While it is next to impossible to treat, it can be cured--by graduation. Hot Topics wonders, "What is your definition of senioritis?" "I don't know, but I've had it since I was a freshman."
March 9, 2010
Dear Amy: I recently visited my parents and my 27-year-old brother, who is living with them. He earned a dual degree in business and marketing in May and has been unemployed ever since. I asked him how he pays his bills with no job, and he told me "the magic bill-paying fairies" take care of it. Not only have my parents been paying his bills, but they also make excuses for why he doesn't have a job. They do not understand that they are stunting his growth by eclipsing his responsibilities.
September 3, 2013 | By Jeff Spurrier
One of the enduring lessons of gardening life is to remember the recommendations of other gardeners. More than a year ago, musician and edible gardening consultant Lauri Krantz told me that she was stunned by a harvest of Jerusalem artichokes from only eight plants. Krantz, whom I profiled last year , had put them in a garden for chefs Suzanne Goin and David Lentz, mostly for the pretty yellow blooms that appear in August and last for a month. While transitioning the garden to fall, Krantz found more than 400 edible tubers in the soil, so many she needed help carrying them out of the garden.
September 4, 2006 | Karin Klein, KARIN KLEIN is an editorial writer for The Times.
THE END OF SUMMER brings a sad little dread that tugs the heart downward. Truth is, though, summer as it exists in our nostalgic memories -- long days of swimming, playing and, best of all, accomplishing absolutely nothing -- has been withering, and gone, for years, like a worn-thin autumn leaf. Summer was, for a while, a child's time, conferring an inviolate right to laziness.
September 8, 2008 | AL MARTINEZ
In the arena of human indolence, the male of the species has no equal. It's why he invented the couch, television, underwear and holidays, all of which combine to allow him to lie on his primary creation wearing only boxer shorts and watching other primates bat, kick, pass or lob balls of varying sizes for his delight and edification. What man considers both comfort and enjoyment can be achieved on any weekend day, but tradition has a special tug when it's a national holiday, an occurrence that he feels has been created especially for him to laze.
October 22, 2000 | JONAH GOLDBERG, Jonah Goldberg is a nationally syndicated columnist and editor of National Review Online. Copyright National Review, 2000
If you are honestly torn between eating a thick, juicy porterhouse steak or gnawing on a month-dead raccoon, you are not considered a gourmet. Generally, we do not expect a person who walks into a theater halfway through the film to be the most knowledgeable about what's happening in the movie. In no sphere of human activity do we automatically associate indecision, laziness and ignorance with shrewdness, commitment and expertise. No sphere, that is, but one.
Successful treatment of amblyopia, or lazy eye, in children requires that a patch be worn over the good eye for all or part of the day, forcing the lazy eye to work. But many kids resist this. Now research from the National Eye Institute has found that eye drops work as well as a patch and are easier to use. The drops, containing the drug atropine, are placed in the good eye, dilating the pupil and temporarily causing blurry vision in that eye.
March 25, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant said that former Lakers center, and four-time NBA champion, Shaquille O'Neal was lazy. "It used to drive me crazy that he was so lazy," said Bryant of O'Neal to the New Yorker .  "You got to have the responsibility of working every single day. " Bryant and O'Neal won three titles together with the Lakers before the team sent O'Neal in trade to the Miami Heat in 2004, where he won his fourth title in 2006. The Lakers and Bryant won two additional titles without O'Neal, after acquiring center-forward Pau Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies in 2008.
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