January 17, 2013 |
If we truly are what we eat, then please, please, don't let me be the Cheesecake Factory's bistro shrimp pasta dish. Nor, for that matter, IHOP's country-fried steak and eggs combo, Johnny Rockets' bacon cheddar double burger, Uno Chicago Grill's deep-dish macaroni and three-cheese dish, Smoothie King's Peanut Power Plus Grape Smoothie or Maggiano's Little Italy's chocolate zuccotto cake. Why? Well, start with this: The Cheesecake Factory dish, which you wouldn't think would be too unhealthful -- crispy battered shrimp, mushrooms, tomato, arugula and basil-garlic-lemon cream sauce -- comes in at a whopping 3,120 calories and 89 grams of saturated fat. Wanna wash it down with that Smoothie King smoothie?
May 7, 2008 |
Ask Josephine Gonzalez how many children a family should have and the stick-figured 31-year-old mother answers without hesitation. "I only wanted three," she says, trying to soothe the naked baby boy who tugs at her ragged dress. But Gonzalez is, in fact, a mother of six. Her sister Angie Maquiran, two years older, has seven children.
March 4, 2008 |
First they said they might do it, then they said they wouldn't. Now it seems more of a definite maybe. At issue is the sensitive question of how best to control the growth of the largest population on Earth. Over the weekend, an official said China was considering making changes to its one-child policy, but didn't offer any specifics.
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December 28, 2007 |
There were too many squirrels in Santa Monica and too many pigeons in Hollywood. But rather than thinning out their ranks with the traditional technique of killing off the excess, the two communities decided earlier this year to try a more humane, yet experimental, method: birth control. Nature being nature and bureaucrats being bureaucrats, the results were decidedly mixed.
December 13, 2007 |
Samson, otherwise known as Elephant No. 1, is twisting his trunk around some succulent young tufts of grass, tugging them up and throwing them into his mouth, perfectly aware we have sneaked up on him but willing to nonchalantly ignore us, for now. We crouch on a rock about 40 yards away -- about as close to a wild bull elephant as it is safe to get on foot. Even though Samson shows no signs of irritation, it's nice to be with David Powrie, who is something of an elephant whisperer.
November 4, 2007 |
Nevada wildlife officials, who have dealt with a record number of bear complaints, are considering holding the state's first-ever black-bear hunting season. About 300 adult bears live in the state, primarily around Lake Tahoe. "It's a hunter recreation opportunity. We believe there is a harvestable surplus of bears out there," said Kevin Lansford, wildlife staff specialist for the Nevada Department of Wildlife.