April 4, 2013
WHAT WOULD you say if I told you that you could profoundly cut your risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer? Significantly decrease your risk for Alzheimer's disease, too? And, better yet, that you could do all this without spending a single dime? Impossible, right? Wrong. All that and more may be possible simply by following the sage advice of Dr. Michael Mosley, a British medical journalist and co-author of The FastDiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting . The "Fast Diet" is all the rage in Britain and could take flight here as well.
October 22, 2012 |
THE ONGOING SAGA of Lindsay Lohan and her parents is so oddly pathetic, her family can't even get an intervention right. TMZ.com reports that Daddy Michael tried one on Friday, and when he arrived at Lindsay's Beverly Hills home, she not only didn't let him in, she called the cops on him. Mommy Dina , of course, criticized Michael's intervention plan, telling TMZ, "This sole act by my ex was not an intervention nor was this extreme antic sanctioned by...
April 8, 2011
By Harvey M. Sapolsky and Benjamin H. Friedman America's halfhearted adventure in Libya falls within a cycle of U.S. military intervention since the end of the Cold War: Success brings hubris, hubris causes overreach and failure, and failure breeds caution - though not necessarily restraint. Once another cautious intervention seems to succeed, the cycle begins anew. The first major post-Cold War U.S. military intervention was cautious. Once an American-led coalition ejected Iraqi forces from Kuwait, in 1991, the first Bush administration resisted pressure to overthrow Saddam Hussein by marching on to Baghdad or fighting alongside Shiite insurgents.
October 31, 2006 |
EVERYONE sitting in the waiting room at Family Court was being deliberately civilized for the sake of the child whose future was to be decided that day. Was he to return to his negligent mother or remain permanently in the custody of his paternal grandparents? The only unrelated witness there was the boy's second-grade teacher. The teacher had been asked to testify to his nearly perfect attendance and academic progress while living with his grandparents, compared to his prior year with Mom. The waiting continued.
January 10, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - Leif Garrett didn't want to go to rehab - or at least not "Celebrity Rehab. " "I didn't want to have a camera stuck in my face while I was trying to kick," said Garrett, the 1970s teen idol once as famous for his singing and acting as his mane of blond hair. "I thought, 'It's nobody's freaking business.' But I finally came to the realization: It's everybody's business, because it's been in the papers. Instead of paying to go to rehab, why not get paid for it? And show the world that I am no longer using?"
October 14, 1993 |
The recent deaths of U.S. servicemen in Somalia, and current debate over whether, when and how deeply to involve U.S. armed forces in Haiti and the former Yugoslavia, pose difficult moral and pragmatic issues. Our standing by and watching hundreds of thousands starve or be victimized by "ethnic cleansing" without taking action seems deeply repugnant. But Americans are understandably reluctant to send their sons and daughters into war, and especially into potential quagmires. Unquestionably, peaceful solutions are preferable to military force, and even a cursory review of recent situations in which the U.S. intervened militarily, such as Grenada, Panama, the Gulf War or Somalia, would indicate that diplomacy emphasizing conflict resolution, as opposed to headline-making confrontations, might well have secured better and far less costly results.
March 22, 2005
One thing is certain: Terri Schiavo's life will come to an end one day. As will all of our lives. What's not clear is whether hers will end in the coming days, or years from now. Nor whether the brain-damaged woman who grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs will be attached to a feeding tube. Schiavo's life since her disabling illness 15 years ago has been one full of uncertainties - and a life in search of closure. The removal on Friday of her feeding tube, upon orders from a Florida judge, looked to be a step toward Schiavo finding peace.
January 25, 1987 |
The Vietnam War and the American Revolution were similar in that they demonstrated that a foreign power cannot suppress a war of national liberation, a Temple University military historian said yesterday. Speaking to about 75 people as part of a Pennsylvania Historical Society lecture series about the Vietnam War, Professor Russell Weigley asserted that the experience of the British in their American colonies and that of the United States in Vietnam suggest that "when confronting a national liberation movement, intervention will always be counterproductive.
March 29, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama on Monday declared the U.S.-led military intervention in Libya a success, saying that it had averted "a massacre" by longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi and that NATO's takeover of the multilateral mission this week means the United States can shift to a support role with less risk and cost. "Tonight, I can report that we have stopped Gadhafi's deadly advance," Obama said, speaking from the National Defense University in Washington. The address was designed to respond to criticism that he had not sufficiently explained the goals of the first major military involvement he has initiated abroad.
August 24, 2012 |
IF THE NUTTY SET of circumstances is true, as police allege, Nicole Hathcock is a real ball-breaker. When Hathcock, 36, staged a drug intervention for her brother earlier this month in Upper Providence, Montgomery County, things went "very wrong" and she ended up slicing his testicle with her fingernail, causing a gash that required seven stitches, police said. Hathcock had staged the intervention at her parents' house on High Street on Aug. 11 to address Robert Rosenberger's alleged rampant drug use, according to court documents.