HOME & GARDEN
October 10, 2009 |
While the kids go door to door for sweets, some adults might celebrate Halloween with something a little stronger. Whip up a batch of bloody Marys or zombies, and you can deploy the frozen skulls and crossbones of the Bone Chillers ice cube trays, $9.95 each from Z Gallerie -- ideal for bartenders who like to take orders by asking, "What's your poison?" www.zgallerie.com. -- David A. Keeps
August 31, 2009 |
Here are two ways to help you stretch your inner thighs and hamstrings. It's very important that you remember to keep your back straight. A common mistake is to lean forward with a rounded upper spine, which makes the stretch less effective. -- Karen Voight 1 Sit on the floor with your legs extended straight in front of you. Place your hands behind you and keep your spine upright as you slide both legs out to the sides as far as they can go. Make sure your toes and knees are facing up toward the ceiling.
June 6, 2009 |
An Israeli border police officer shot and killed a Palestinian man and seriously wounded a teenage boy Friday during a violent demonstration against Israel's installation of a barrier in the West Bank.
May 25, 2009 |
Typical yoga routines include a variety of backbends practiced repeatedly throughout the postures. When doing these backbends, it's important to create an "even" arch along the entire spine so you don't end up "crunching" your lower back. Here are two versions of backbends. -- Karen Voight 1 Lie face down on a mat or a padded surface with your elbows under your shoulders and your legs extended behind you. Keep your inner ankles and inner knees facing each other.
May 4, 2009 |
Rich Behm, a Dallas Cowboys scouting assistant, was permanently paralyzed from the waist down after his spine was severed during Saturday's collapse of the team's tent-like practice structure in a severe storm at Irving, Texas. The team announced Behm was in stable condition at Parkland Hospital on Sunday after surgery to stabilize a fracture to the thoracic spine. The 33-year-old Behm was among a dozen people hurt in the accident and was one of three Cowboys staffers who remained hospitalized.
February 26, 2009 |
Moguls, yes. Dictators, not so much. Which is the short way of saying that David Welky's long and dutiful study of Hollywood's relationship with the larger political world in the years prior to World War II is a lot less melodramatic than its title implies. That's because Welky has the academic's tendency to get lost in the archives, stressing material only a professor can love. That's too bad, because there is a powerful story buried in this mound of material.
January 5, 2009 |
A common mistake when performing this exercise, referred to as a plank, is to drop the hips too low and sag in the lower back area. This compresses the spine and makes the exercise less effective. When you practice this move, think of using your abdominal muscles to hold the pelvis up. -- Karen Voight 1 Begin on all fours with your wrists directly below your shoulders, fingers facing forward.
August 11, 2008 |
Use this stretch to release your back and hips if you've been seated for a long period of time or after brisk walking, hiking or biking. You'll stand taller and feel more energized once your spine and hips have been loosened up. 1) Sit on the floor or a padded mat. Bend your knees out to the side with the soles of your feet pressed together in front of you. Place your hands behind you on the floor, close to your hips, with fingers turned away from your body.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2008 |
A Fountain Valley High School student has been charged with threatening teachers with bodily harm if they issued failing grades, police and school officials said Thursday. The alleged threats -- sent by e-mail to at least three teachers -- were frightening at first glance but were deemed "ludicrous" as the investigation progressed, said Fountain Valley Police Det. Mike Parsons. Nevertheless, the teachers were relieved to know that a suspect had been identified, he said.