March 30, 2013 |
Sometimes it's the simplest things that are the most confounding. Last year, right before Easter, I blogged about how to make a perfect hard-boiled egg. Basic? Yes. Popular? Very. This seemingly simple task received tens of thousands of page views. And, it seemed, almost as many complaints: "But how do you peel them?" Mea culpa. while my method ensures that hard-boiled eggs are never overdone (at last: the cure for the dreaded copper-green ring!), it also can make them harder to shell, because perfectly cooked eggs turn out to be stickier than ones that have been overcooked.
September 6, 2010 |
Use this Pilates roll-down exercise to stretch and strengthen your core muscles. Leaning against a flat wall to perform the move helps you hold and maintain a C-curve shape to your spine. Grasp a light dumbbell in each hand and stand with your back against the wall. Your shoulders and hips should touch the wall. Walk your feet forward, bend your knees slightly and firmly press your back into the wall. Let your arms hang below your shoulders. Tuck your chin in toward your throat and begin to roll down until just your lower back and the back of your pelvis remain in contact with the wall.
October 4, 2012
Enjoy some of the city's best neighborhood destinations on foot, skates or a bike without the threat or hassle of traffic during the next CicLAvia. CicLAvia's newest car-free, fun-filled route will take participants through MacArthur Park, Little Tokyo, Boyle Heights, Chinatown and more. Various locations. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun. Free. (213) 365-0605. http://www.ciclavia.org.
August 5, 2011 |
Men interested in a permanent form of birth control are turning to an unlikely source for medical advice - "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" correspondent Jason Jones, who televised his vasectomy on Thursday night's program. As Jones describes it, he went to the doctor after suffering for five years from a mysterious malady that caused him to feel lethargic, gain weight and hear voices at night. The stunning diagnosis: "You have children. " And the condition was contagious, Jones explained: "Tragically, through unprotected intercourse, I had spread children to my wife," fellow "Daily Show" correspondent Samantha Bee . “Similar to herpes, you are stuck with children for the rest of you life.” The children the couple already had could not be “cured,” Jones said, but the simple procedure could prevent future “outbreaks.” So he went to Dr. David M. Weiner (yes, that's his real name)
November 11, 2009 |
at Dallas 121, Houston 103: Jason Terry scored 24 points, Erick Dampier had 14 points and 20 rebounds and the Mavericks overcame a 17-point deficit. Orlando 93, at Charlotte 81: Dwight Howard had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Vince Carter scored 15 points in his return from a sprained ankle for the Magic. at Miami 90, Washington 76: Dwyane Wade scored 41 points and the Heat remained in first place in the Southeast Division. Gilbert Arenas finished with 21 points, eight assists and 12 turnovers for the Wizards.
April 29, 2010
‘Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life' ‘A Book by and for the Fanatics Among Us (with Bitchin' Soundtrack)' Steve Almond Random House: 240 pp., $23