- 5 fave fitness tools The fitness industry is always booming with cutting edge technology, supplements and programs to help you improve your physical condition. Sifting through everything to find which will actually help can be a daunting task. Here are some of our favorite fitness tools and why we like them:
- One for all and all for 'cousies' Several weeks ago I wrote about trying to find a beautiful blue whale suit, which prompted a comment from one of my shirttail kin about finally understanding what that meant. She had heard the term blue whale during a family party more than 30 years ago.
- The case of the traveling chicken nuggets Last week I saw an article on Bloomberg.com entitled, "Don't Trust a Chicken Nugget That's Visited China." I don't generally trust chicken nuggets anyway, but the headline caught my attention. Why would a chicken nugget "visit" China, and why would that be a bad thing?
- Got water? Keep it clean We do it so often we hardly consider what a marvel it is. How often do we turn on the faucet to wash our hands or get a drink? Water: We so take it for granted. Consider these facts from the EPA: ~Water is the most common substance on Earth.|We do it so often we hardly consider what a marvel it is. How often do we turn on the faucet to wash our hands or get a drink? Water: We so take it for granted. Consider these facts from the EPA: u Water is the most common substance on Earth. u The
Is diversity a strength or a threat?
INDIANAPOLIS -- In a recent column I wrote when visiting Washington, D.C., as the city was preparing to host the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, I asked the question: “Will we see diversity as a threat to our seemingly secure world? Or embrace it as a strength?”
Helping your young athlete excel
Football, soccer, volleyball, cheer … whatever your game, fall is an amazing time for athletes and spectators alike.
Along with this come the questions from parents about how to help care for their young athletes for longevity, injury prevention, and the highest level of performance possible. Here are some general guidelines to use to assist your young athlete.
Checking e-mail and fighting fire
Last week I opened my email on Monday morning and found a message from Eldest with the subject line reading "the most amazing thing I've seen in a while." It had hit my inbox shortly before midnight.
Given that Eldest isn't one to check her email on a regular basis, along with the fact that the subject line could have been one of those advertisements for nasty products you can buy online, I was hesitant to open it. We all know that computer viruses frequently arrive in strange emails.
Do's and don'ts of handling public tantrums
As my daughter and I perused the school supplies aisle, it dawned on me that our voices had risen several decibels. The cause? One aisle over, a mom stood comparing prices while her 6-year-old son sat in the back of the cart screaming. It barely fazed her.
I wasn't sure which was worse — the misbehavior of a boy old enough to know better or the absolute disconnect of the mom.
- A spirit of creating inspiring community spaces Some of Zionsville's talented residents will be represented at the inaugural White River Arts & Music Fest, aka WARMfest, in Broad Ripple this coming weekend. The three-day event, which will run 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Broad Ripple Park, 1550 Broad Ripple Ave., will "promote environmental responsibility, independent business and artisans, and sustainable goods and services through the magic of music, art and culture." It fuses Broad Ripple Music Festival, Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace, recycling and several activities on the White River.
- Wedding plans unhinge 'Father of the Bride' "Father of the Bride" just opened at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre starring Jeff Stockberger as Stanley Banks and Lisa Ermel as his daughter and bride to be, Kay. This production was a step away from the musicals that B&B usually stages, and I have to admit it wasn’t one of my favorites. I was in the minority, though.
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