Tuesday, May 30, 2006

health magazine: USA Weekend offers hipper news, focus on community

Next Sunday you'll find a different Sunday magazine in your Herald-Republic.
We're adding USA Weekend after decades of offering Parade. And we hope you'll take the time to read the new magazine and let us know what you think.

This has been a tough decision, simply because of our history with Parade, which is included in more than 370 newspapers nationwide. But USA Weekend, which is a part of 600 newspapers across the country, made us an offer we just couldn't refuse.

The first part of that offer was content: the articles, columns, photos and contests that make up the magazine every week. Next week's edition, for example, is a special partnership with Men's Health magazine to look at men's widening waistlines and why they should be concerned.

There's also a feature on six great roller-coaster rides and tips on being a gracious guest.

And yes, there's celebrity news (even for those of us who don't admit to reading it).

Then, on Sunday, June 25, you'll find an extra special USA Weekend in your newspaper. That one will include an 11-by-19-inch poster of the new Superman, Brandon Routh.

Many readers find USA Weekend a little fresher, a little hipper, a little more fun to read. I do, and hope you do, too.

The second part of its appealing offer was USA Weekend's commitment to Newspaper in Education programs.

NIE is the name for programs that put daily newspapers in classrooms. At the Herald-Republic, that amounts to about 40,000 copies of the newspaper a month distributed to more than 220 schools throughout the Yakima Valley.

In addition to financing to help pay for those papers, USA Weekend also will provide weekly teaching guides and other materials that can be downloaded free of charge from its Web site.

(Teachers who are interested in learning more about NIE should contact Robin Beckett at 577-7731 or rbeckett@yakima

Our third reason for adding USA Weekend was its Make A Difference Day program, which on Oct. 28 this year is celebrating its 16th anniversary.

Make A Difference Day was designed as a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors and is now the largest national day of helping others, with hundreds of registered projects across the country. Most are in communities served by USA Weekend, but that's not a requirement.

For the 2005 Make A Difference Day, for example, there were 22 communities throughout Washington state that registered on the national Web site (www.makea

Their projects included a community garden cleanup in Tonasket, fundraising efforts to buy pet food for the Everett Animal Shelter, a blood drive in Silverdale and 4-H'ers sewing book bags in Walla Walla.

In April, 10 projects are selected from those registered to win $10,000 each from actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, who donates all
after-tax profits from sales of Newman's Own products to educational and charitable purposes.

Those 10 honorees, plus hundreds of other local projects, are then featured in an April edition of the Sunday magazine.

There has been a Make A Difference Day event in Yakima — a dinner at the Southeast Yakima Community Center to honor local volunteers — but it has not been affiliated with the national event.

We'd hope that can change, and we hope other local organizations and individuals will also join in.

A final reason we made the change was fin-ancial. USA Weekend simply was a better deal, and that's important as we — like every business — looks at keeping costs
in line.

But without the other three reasons, the fourth wouldn't have mattered.

So I hope you enjoy our new Sunday magazine. It's a good change for us, for you and, we believe, for our community.

* Sarah Jenkins is editor of the Yakima Herald-Republic. If you have a question or concern, you can reach her at 577-7703; P.O. Box 9668, Yakima, WA 98909; or sjenkins@yakimaherald.com.

health magazine: TRU NONI is proud to name Jeremy Shores its Director of Affiliate Relations

Jeremy Shore is introduced as TRU NONI's new Director of Affiliate Relations to bring the soon to be $1 trillion dollar wellness industry to the common man accross America.

Redwood Shores, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2006 -- TRU NONI™, the direct source for 100% pure fresh pressed Noni juice from Hawaii today named Jeremy Shore its Director of Affiliate Relations.

Jeremy’s interest in health and fitness began at the early age of 14 when he discovered his father’s weight set in the basement of his house. In college he played soccer for the nationally ranked Queens University team in Charlotte, NC while pursuing a degree in business administration and marketing.

Jeremy has had a very successful career as a personal trainer in New York City, Dallas, and Los Angeles. He is also an internationally recognized fitness model. He has modeled around the world and been featured in numerous fitness publications including Men’s Fitness and Outside magazine, and has appeared on the cover of Men’s Health magazine both in United States and Germany.

“TRU NONI is fortunate to have joining us a man of faith and integrity that is found in Jeremy who brings years of dedication in the health and fitness industry working with people to achieve life changing goals, said Michael Fox, TRU NONI, CEO. The Noni industry is full of companies that will say and do just about anything to sell their Noni products, sometimes even stepping over the line of the law, says Fox.

One of the most recent examples was caught on tape by a hidden camera in southern California by a local CBS TV news team that went under cover to a TAHITIAN NONI INTERNATIONAL™ multi-level distributor meeting held at the company’s regional office in Costa Mesa, California. In front of a large room filled with distributors, a motivational type speaker referred to the sacred Noni fruit as “…to me it tastes kinda just like money.” In another example in the same news broadcast, the CBS undercover producer posing as a lupus patent invited two TAHITIAN NONI distributors to a house in Orange County, California and asked, “should we consult our doctor?” and the TAHITIAN NONI distributor answered, “No…No. Just do it. No. No.”

Both of these examples clearly cross the line of the standards of “Zero Tolerance” TRU NONI has set up for our Super Affiliates who represent our Noni juice product. The integrity that Jeremy brings in his personal and business life along with his strong leadership skills will help maintain TRU NONI’s strong standards to follow what the U.S. congress wrote into law in the form of the “Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994”, making him the perfect fit for our fast growing company, said Fox.

Behind every man of great success is a strong supportive wife, and for Jeremy her name is Holly. She is part Hawaiian and grew up during the summer months on the beach of Kailua, Oahu. Jeremy met Holly while the two were on a modeling assignment in Los Angeles in 2002. Holly is a certified Holistic Health Counselor, helping her clients find the foods and lifestyle choices that work best for the life they desire. “ Holly introduced me to the "wholistic" approach to nutrition that is a vital component to true health,” said Shore. “Noni juice is a great addition to enhancing life from the inside-out.” Jeremy and his wife volunteer their time with various homeless ministries and environmental organizations throughout their community.

“I feel like we are getting a two for one deal as Jeremy encouraged by Holly joins our TRU NONI family of Hawaiian farmers and the other affiliates to bring this sacred fruit juice from the Creator called Noni to the people of our great Nation”, said Fox.

CBS2 News source: http://cbs2.com/goldstein/local_story_047223136.html

Thursday, May 25, 2006

health magazine: http://cuncecuncecunce.blogspot.com

As government plans for a possible global flu pandemic, it's ducking one of the hardest questions: Who gets vaccinated first?

The federal plan, released in November and updated earlier this month, painted a worst-case scenario of 2 million deaths, 90 million sick and 10 million hospitalized if a new flu virus emerges and begins spreading human-to-human.

The plan depends on vaccination as the ultimate solution. But it is also honest in acknowledging the likelihood of a four- to six-month lag between when the exact virus is identified and when vaccines can be manufactured and distributed.

It notes that only a few factories produce flu vaccine worldwide. Manufacturing capacity is weak.

Within the first year of a pandemic, chances are that only 10 percent of the U.S. population would be vaccinated. America needs frank talk about who should receive those early shots. Nearly everyone ranks frontline health-care workers, emergency responders and vaccine manufacturers first. After that, sorting becomes complicated.

Bioethicists Ezekiel Emanuel and Alan Wertheimer debate ethical principles in a provocative May 12 Science magazine article that should spur national discussion, not just on pandemic priorities but also on America's general approach to rationing health care.

Should America focus on saving the most lives? Or on "those instrumental in making society function"? Or those with the prospect of the "most quality years"? Or those most likely to recover?

Emanuel and Wertheimer favor "life-cycle" pandemic flu vaccination allocation based on the idea that each person be given the opportunity to experience all stages of life.

"Death seems more tragic when a child or young adult dies than an elderly person - not because the lives of older people are less valuable, but because the younger person has not had the opportunity to live and develop through all stages of life," they write.

Emanuel and Wertheimer would give people between 13 and 40 years old priority, in part, because of that age group's ability to ensure safety and provide necessities, such as food and fuel, during a pandemic. They reason that young children and the elderly can be more easily quarantined at home.

Other experts disagree. Paul Offit, director of Children's Hospital's vaccine education center, thinks young children are a "reservoir" for flu epidemics, and vaccination should start there.

Indeed, recognition of children's role in spreading seasonal flu led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in February to recommend annual flu vaccination for all children 6 months to 5 years old, and their caregivers. Previously, vaccination was recommended only for toddlers and children with medical conditions, such as asthma or kidney disease.

Also, emotionally, few parents would be able to vaccinate themselves ahead of their children, even if that did make the most sense.

Ultimately, the country will need one set of priorities, designed federally, implemented locally. The discussion needs to happen now, long before a crisis arrives.

health magazine: Workplace Excellence Seal Awarded to Verizon Wireless

BETHESDA, Md., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has received double honors from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence, a national, non-profit group dedicated to building and recognizing outstanding workplaces. For the fourth consecutive year, the Alliance presented Verizon Wireless with its Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval, which recognizes visionary employers that view workplace excellence as the best means for providing outstanding customer service.

The company was also named a 2006 Health & Wellness Trailblazer, a new award that honors employers demonstrating exemplary commitment to the overall physical and mental health of their employees.
Verizon Wireless has 58,000 employees nationwide, including more than 3,000 in the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia region. To help employees improve their health and well-being, the company operates 22 on-site Health and Wellness centers at its offices across the country, including its Laurel, Md. regional headquarters building and its Hanover, Md. customer service center. Each center employs one or more coaches whose full-time job is to promote employee fitness. For $15 a month, employees have access to top of the line equipment, personal training, nutrition seminars, smoking cessation classes, health fairs and screenings, flu shots, and a wide range of exercise classes, including Pilates for Pregnancy. In addition, moms-to-be can participate in online seminars, led by a physician, throughout their pregnancy and have the use of an on-site lactation room after their babies are born. Each week, employees receive three "Quality at Work" emails with motivational messages and health and wellness information.
"We applaud Verizon Wireless for its commitment to establishing a culture that allows today's workforce to achieve success at work, at home and in the community. Trailblazing companies like Verizon Wireless are leading the way in finding effective business solutions to help employees decrease stress and improve overall health and productivity," said Evelyn Steward, founder and CEO, Alliance for Workplace Excellence.
Verizon Wireless Regional President Tami Erwin, a marathon runner and mother of two teenagers said, "Verizon Wireless is honored to be named as both a Workplace of Excellence and a Health & Wellness Trailblazer. We strive to provide our employees with the best work/life benefits in the industry because it is the right thing to do. We also believe that employee fitness has led to an increase in productivity and employee health, along with healthier pregnancies, fewer absences, and lower health care costs."
Verizon Wireless has regularly been recognized for its programs that address the work/life needs of employees. Nationally, the company has been named by Working Mother magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" for five years in a row, and as a 2006 "Best Company for Women of Color." Health Magazine recognized Verizon Wireless as one of 10 U.S. employers to best help women balance their professional and personal responsibilities. Training magazine has named the company as one of the nation's "Top 100 Training Organizations in America" for five consecutive years.
Locally, Verizon Wireless has been recognized as a best place to work by Baltimore Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, Smart Woman Maryland Magazine and Hampton Road's "Inside Business."
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 53 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . Find more information on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com/. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About The Alliance for Workplace Excellence
Headquartered in Montgomery County, Md., the Alliance is a nonprofit organization committed to positioning workplace excellence as a competitive advantage in the public, private and nonprofit business community by building and recognizing outstanding workplaces. Through the implementation of workplace excellence strategies such as health and wellness programs, flexible work programs, family friendly initiatives, social responsibility, and growth and learning services, employers create healthy work environments that result in personal and organizational effectiveness.
Verizon Wireless

CONTACT: Sherri Cunningham, +1-202-364-5856, for Verizon Wireless; orJohn Johnson of Verizon Wireless, +1-240-568-1429,John.H.Johnson@VerizonWireless.com

Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/

Friday, May 19, 2006

health magazine: Neighbor is a centerfold

Locals line up to meet Playboy’s ‘Miss June’ – a ’99 Carroll graduate

A column by Kevin Leininger


“I’m just trying to build a relationship with her first,” 20-year-old Zach Jarrett said as he stood in Riegel’s Pipe & Tobacco Shop, studying every detail of Playboy Magazine’s centerfold.

Less than an hour later, 25-year-old Stephanie Larimore was there – in the flesh, so to speak – fulfilling fantasies and talking about what it’s like to be Fort Wayne’s first Playmate.

She likes it.

I would prefer to end this column right there because, frankly, it’s possible to get tired of anything – even writing (or reading) about our fascination with sex. Recently, I’ve done columns about the Men’s Health Magazine survey listing Fort Wayne as one of America’s “limpest” cities and the opening of Priscilla’s, an adult toy store. I’ve also written about Fort Wayne’s biggest, newest strip joint.

Three times.

“No more women in G-strings!” I pleaded with my editor this week. I have a reputation as a judgmental, repressed Christian right-winger to protect. Not only that, people at church are starting to talk.

But my boss prevailed – maybe because Larimore wasn’t wearing a G-string in her photos, or much of anything else.

But Miss June, a 1999 Carroll High School graduate now living in the Indianapolis suburb of Fishers, is thrilled with her exposure. And so were the scores of admirers who crowded into Riegel’s, 624 S. Calhoun St., between noon and 2 p.m. Wednesday.

“This has been my goal for a long time,” said Larimore, dressed in blue jeans and a white T-shirt emblazoned with Playboy’s famous “bunny” logo. “I checked out my first Playboy when I was 10 years old and found a copy under my dad’s bed. They have the most beautiful women.”

The long line of admirers waiting for a picture, autograph or conversation clearly agreed.

Tim Wilhelm wore a Carroll T-shirt, but the two Chargers had never met before. “She graduated when I was in the seventh grade,” said Wilhelm, 19. “But it’s pretty cool Miss June is from Fort Wayne.”

Michael Brust, 46, came wearing a string of Mardi Gras-style beads around his neck – the kind often traded for a flash of skin. Having read in Larimore’s “Playmate Data Sheet” of her love for the Indianapolis Colts, he donated his silver and blue beads – Colt team colors – but got only an autograph in return.

Like the photos themselves, a Playmate’s comments are carefully composed to avoid revealing too much. Larimore, who previously appeared in the online version of Playboy and in several special editions after submitting photographs to the magazine, said she still has relatives in Fort Wayne, but would not name them. “My family and friends are very supportive of what I’m doing,” she said.

And Lee Waedekin, Playboy’s newsstand operations director, wouldn’t discuss how much Larimore was paid for her appearance at Riegel’s or for her reign as Miss June. Various reports, however, put a centerfold’s salary at about $25,000.

Larimore, whose magazine profile lists her as a 105-pound, 5-foot, 4-inch former go-go dancer, currently does some modeling but would like to become an actress. Judging by her performance Wednesday, she knows how to please a crowd – a young, male crowd, at least.

Riegel’s, which normally receives 80 copies of Playboy each month, quickly sold out once word spread of Miss June’s local connection. Another 400 were ordered for Larimore’s appearance – most of them autographed on the centerfold . At least half of those sold, for $6 each.

According to her data sheet, one of the things that turns Larimore off most is smoking – although she does like cigars. So why was the city’s premier tobacco shop chosen to host the city’s latest celebrity?

“We did this with some hesitation,” said Frank Bougher, assistant manager. “They offered this event to us because we’re one of their oldest distributors and are an over-18 store, but we got rid of most of our adult magazines years ago because they were getting raunchy. But Playboy has stayed true to its origins.” That origin, as founder Hugh Heffner has said, is to present tastefully revealing photographs of “the girl next door.” In Fort Wayne, for the first time ever, that could literally be true.

“But I wouldn’t want any of my four daughters to do this,” Bougher said.

Kevin Leininger’s column appears in The News-Sentinel every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The column reflects his opinion, not necessarily that of The News-Sentinel, and discusses issues affecting Fort Wayne. To pass along ideas or feedback, contact him at kleininger@news-sentinel.com, or call 461-8355.

health magazine: Health magazine bills create ill will


AT YOUR SERVICE: In the spring of 2003, our school ordered Current Health magazine with money from a Community of Caring grant. The magazines were delivered in my name. We did not renew this subscription. This fall we started receiving Current Health 1 and 2 . I had not received a bill until Jan. 10. It indicates the account is more than four months past due. I do not have authority to make purchases for the school and think I have no obligation to pay this bill just because it is in my name. The company is threatening my personal credit.

I called Weekly Reader ’s customer service department Jan. 30. I was told an order was placed online in my name Aug. 4, 2005. I had not been on their Web site until Jan. 30. I would appreciate your help in clearing this up. — M.E., Excelsior Springs

Dear M.E.: Shortly after we contacted Weekly Reader, you told us that someone with the magazine had called you and insisted that you placed the order and could not understand that teachers do not usually spend more than $700 out of their pocket for school books. The representative said she would mail you a copy of the Web site order, but you said you hadn’t received it but did get another bill for $589.20.

We contacted the parent company, WRC Media Inc. The company said an order for you and eight additional subscriptions, each from different health teachers at different schools, had been entered. These subscriptions were submitted on Aug. 2, 2005, with a confirming e-mail address for the person who did the paperwork on your original order. The company said it later received separate requests to cancel some of the subscriptions, along with your request in January.

The company said that during the time between receiving the Web order and cancellation in January, five issues of Current Health were sent to you. The magazines were not returned, and the company concluded that you kept them. The company has credited the remaining balance and assured you that your personal credit was not threatened.

Send your request for help to At Your Service, The Kansas City Star, 1729 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 64108, or send e-mail to acurry@kcstar.com. 4/18

health magazine: Health Kick: Practice, practice, practice

By Michelle Theall
Complete Health Index

I’d wanted to see Africa as long as I could remember. When my friend Mark called and said he was putting together a trip, I knew it was time to go. With more detail, Mark explained that we’d be climbing Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain, for the first week, and then going on a photo safari. I hesitated.
Nine months prior, I’d been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Because of that diagnosis, I’d become even more determined to do and see all that I could while I had two strong legs to carry me. But, tackling Kili had never been on my list.

I’d never been a peak-bagger. Meaning, I didn’t care how tall a mountain was or if I reached its summit. I preferred isolated trails with expansive views to those with serious trekkers marching like ants toward the top to cross it off their lists.

But, having MS changed my mindset a little. How far could I go? Was I ready to start turning away athletic challenges without trying? I had an excuse. Would I use it?

I signed up. I paid my money - large sums of money that ensured I wouldn’t back out. Once committed, I began to train. I hiked the 14,000 foot peaks in Colorado, ran, and walked everywhere. Kilimanjaro became a goal where only a vague one had been before. Before deciding to go on the trip, my goal was just to stay healthy and active. I’d done bare minimum to that end. But with Sept. 8 looming and nine other people counting on me, I stepped up my efforts and became an athlete again. Yes, I had MS. But, I’d decided to do this, and didn’t want to be the weak link on our team.

Go online to www.active.com or to www.komen.org. Pick an event at least two weeks or more away, and sign up today. Make a goal for that event. Perhaps it’s just to finish or to complete the event within a specific time limit.

Scaring yourself a little with a commitment to participate in an athletic event for which you are currently unprepared is terrific motivation. You’ll unleash the athlete inside of you.

Michelle Theall is the founding editor of Women’s Adventure magazine, and the author of several health and fitness books. She can be reached at michelle@womensadventuremagazine.com.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

health magazine: FYI: Nothing to sneeze at

Sneezing and wheezing but prescription and over-the-counter meds leave you groggy? The folks at Women's Health magazine have alternatives.

• Sublingual immunotherapy. The therapy involves prescription-only drops that include extracts of the plants you're most allergic to. The drawback is that you have to take them daily for up to five years.

• Stinging nettle. The plant contains a histamine that may help your body acquire a tolerance to the things that make you sneeze. The stinging nettle capsules are available over-the-counter, and you'll need to take two every four hours during allergy season.

• Local honey. Since honey contains pollen, eating it may help your body build up a tolerance. Honey straight from the hive also contains enzymes known to reduce inflammation and that have antibiotic properties. Use the honey to sweeten your tea or chew on some honeycomb.

• Acupuncture. Some experts believe acupuncture strengthens the immune system. Try one or two sessions a week during the allergy season.


A study by UC San Francisco revealed that part of the problem in fighting childhood obesity is perception: Some moms fail to recognize that their children have a weight problem.

Latina mothers of preschool-aged children frequently have inaccurate perceptions of their children's body mass index, and believe they are healthy when they are overweight, UC San Francisco researchers said.

The study findings were presented at the Pediatric Academic Society's annual meeting recently in San Francisco. Researchers said the problem is not restricted to the Latino population. It is important for pediatricians to talk with parents and children about weight concerns.


If you're doing dozens of crunches every day and still not getting flat abs, you may want to change your diet. According to Fitness magazine, a number of foods make take you where exercise can't. Here are five choices:

• Almonds. Packed with protein, fiber and vitamin E; 23 almonds a day is your goal.

• Soy. Rich in antioxidants, fiber and protein; snack on edamame and add some tofu to a smoothie.

• Apples. Large apples are nearly 85 percent water and contain fiber and cancer-fighting compounds; have one or two a day.

• Berries. Packed with fiber, berries can actually help reduce the amount of calories you absorb; eat a half-cup daily of raspberries, blueberries or strawberries.

• Vegetable soup. Studies show that people who ate broth-based soup twice a day were more successful at losing weight than those who consumed the same amount of calories in snack food.

-- Compiled by Joan Morris

health magazine: Lies Women Tell About Their Weight--Anti-Obesity Advocate MeMe Roth Lists Top 3

1-Pregnancy Made Me Fat. 2- Genetics Made Me Fat. 3- Middle-Age Spread Made Me Fat.

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 11, 2006-- As women across the U.S. celebrate Mother's Day, anti-obesity advocate, MeMe Roth, draws attention to obesity's continued threat to women and their families. Today, MeMe Roth announces the Top Three Lies mothers tell about their weight:

1- "Pregnancy Made Me Fat."

While the effects of a healthy pregnancy may include bulging veins, stretch marks and a host of other physical mementos, it does not leave a woman obese. Yale-New Haven Hospital and other medical professionals advise that a healthy pregnancy, on average, leaves behind five to ten pounds of additional fat. Unfortunately more than half the women of childbearing age in the U.S. are overweight or obese, leading to an increased risk of birth defects as well as pregnancy and delivery complications. If a woman is abusing her body with excessive or poor-quality food and lack of exercise, her child is likely to suffer the consequences of health risks and obesity. Ideally, women should demonstrate a healthy lifestyle well in advance of conceiving, which includes wholesome foods and ample exercise. Additionally, an overweight or obese woman should gain far less weight during pregnancy than a healthy-weight mother-to-be. The most important factor is following guidelines prescribed by an attending OB/GYN.

Anti-obesity advocate, MeMe Roth said, "We should no more glorify getting fat as a rite of passage to 'Momdom' than any other self-respecting institution. Women must stop scapegoating their pregnancies as sources of obesity."

2- "Genetics Made Me Fat."

Fact: genetics plays a role in the propensity for obesity. However, "propensity" is not an immutable sentence; it's a gift of advance warning. Having the knowledge that one comes from a legacy of obesity is ample reason to avoid the "obesity axis-of-evil," which comprises junk food, soda and sitting around.

Roth said, "It's true there is what I call 'Second-Hand Obesity.' If your parents are obese, studies show you're 15 times more likely to be obese--so work 15 times harder to clear a healthy life path."

3- "Middle-Age Spread Made Me Fat."

Time is no friend to metabolism. Each year--life's cruel joke--metabolism takes another dive. Combine the natural decline of metabolism with the hormonal cocktail of menopause and the result for most women is extra fat, especially around the middle. Nutritionists and personal trainers alike advise a decrease in calories and increase in exercise. Particularly effective is weight-training, which increases muscle mass--which in-turn--increases metabolism. Studies project that in the course of a woman's life, 70% will become overweight or obese. Post-menopausal weight gain is riskier due to its link to breast cancer and other health complications.

"There's a popular country song that sings '...live like you were dyin'...' If you're a woman facing 'middle age spread' and you have not been given a terminal diagnosis, it's more important than ever to live like you are living. That means facing up to a slowing metabolism and eliminating the food choices and sedentary lapses contributing to extra weight gain," Roth advises.

"One in every three women is obese. Two in every three women is overweight or obese. Women make more than 90% of food-buying decisions in the U.S. Studies show that only a modest weight gain of 10-20 pounds after age 18 materially compromises a woman's health. If there is to be a resistance to the obesity epidemic, it will come from mothers. So on Mother's Day, let's stop telling lies about our weight. Why are these lies so dangerous? Blaming pregnancy, genetics and middle-age spread for obesity only ushers in a new generation of obesity. Lying to our families is one thing, but it's far more damaging for a woman to lie to herself," Roth concluded.

About MeMe Roth
MeMe Roth is host and organizer of the Wedding Gown Challenge, where women enter into marriage at a healthy weight and maintain it for a lifetime. As an anti-obesity advocate, Ms. Roth's efforts to eliminate junk food from schools and to celebrate women committed to remaining fit have been featured on FOXNews' The O'Reilly Factor w/ Bill O'Reilly, Your World with Neil Cavuto, CBS's The Early Show, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The New York Post, Playboy Magazine, The New Jersey Star-Ledger, TimeOut New York, Big Apple Parent, WABCRadio, 106.7 LiteFM, Q104.3, Parents Magazine, Vicinity Magazine, Suburban Essex Magazine, School Administrator, American School Board Journal, The Winnipeg Sun, UPN Channel 9 News, News Target, Baristanet.com, The Item, WCRN Boston, BigFatBlog, Nippon TV, The Associated Press and Health Magazine. Ms. Roth's agenda: Brain/Body/Libido. "Let's re-tool the image of 'mom' and live a lifestyle free of excuses."

health magazine: Rodale award-winner pats editor on back(side)

By Sam Kennedy
Of The Morning Call

Who has the best rear end at Rodale?

An answer to that question was put forth in dramatic fashion Tuesday night at a black-tie, Oscar-esque awards ceremony in New York.

Lehigh Valley Local Links
There, Backpacker, published by Rodale of Emmaus, won one of the magazine industry's top editorial honors, a National Magazine Award, or an ''Ellie,'' from the the American Society of Magazine Editors.

Upon hearing the announcement, Backpacker Editor in Chief Jonathan Dorn sprang onto the stage and embraced the host, ASME President and Newsweek Editor Mark Whitaker, in a spoof of the infamous Adrian Brody-Halle Berry kiss at the 2003 Academy Awards.

Dorn then proclaimed that fellow Rodale employee David Zinczenko, editor of Men's Health magazine, has ''probably got the best ass'' at the company.

That, anyway, is how Advertising Age quoted Dorn on its Web site Wednesday morning.

The quote on another media industry Web site was just a little different — more definitive in its pronouncement. Gawker.com had Dorn saying that Zinczenko ''has the best ass at Rodale.''

Either way, the sentiment was clear.

(Zinczenko was named one of People magazine's top 50 bachelors in 2002. He is also the author of the bestselling book ''The Abs Diet,'' which instructs readers to eat 12 foods, including almonds and protein powder.)

Dorn's speech didn't stop there.

''I'm going to be working at Details by the time this night is done,'' he told the audience, according to Industry Age.

''This was actually my speech from general excellence,'' he added, alluding to Backpacker's loss to New York Magazine in that category.

The Ellie that Backpacker won honored its front-of-the-book department called ''Basecamp,'' which includes a mix of first-person travel narrative and practical outdoors advice.

''This is a great moment for Jonathan Dorn and the Backpacker team, as well as for Rodale,'' Rodale Chief Executive Steve Murphy said in a news release.

Efforts to contact Dorn were unsuccessful. A Rodale spokeswoman said Wednesday he was not available for comment.

The Ellies are the magazine industry's highest editorial honors. Although only Backpacker won an award, four other Rodale publications were finalists.

Backpacker, Men's Health, Prevention, Runner's World and Bicycling received a total of eight nominations in various categories. (In addition to Backpacker's two, Men's Health received three nominations.)

The big winner Tuesday night was newsweekly Time, which took the general excellence Ellie in the highest-circulation category, plus the single-topic award for its ''An American Tragedy'' issue, which came out the week after Hurricane Katrina.


Wednesday, May 17, 2006

health magazine: The pumped-up price of water

If you think you're getting gouged at the gas pump, wait until you reach into your refrigerator for a bottle of water.

That 9-ounce bottle of Evian spring water at $1.49? That'll cost you about $21 a gallon, thank you very much. That 16-ounce Dasani or Aquafina _ filtered tap water brought to you by Coke or Pepsi, respectively _ that will be $1.50 at your nearest vending machine.

Of course, lots of things cost more than gasoline these days. Diet Snapple goes for $10.32 per gallon. Heck, Pepto-Bismol is $123.20 a gallon.

But we consume much more water on a daily basis than that pink stuff _ at least, let's hope so.

Part of the reason stems from the still common _ but mistaken _ belief that we need to drink eight to 10 glasses of water a day to be properly hydrated. People embraced this "first commandment of good health" with a vengeance, and it was rare that you'd pass someone on the street who wasn't carrying a bottle of water.

But nutrition specialists, investigating the source of this daily prescription about five years ago, found it had no basis in medical fact. The dictum more likely came from the bottled water industry. Most of us are well-hydrated, thank you, through the water we get through meals and other beverages.

No matter. Individual bottled water sales have risen about 30 percent during the past five years.

For those consumers who have chosen the cheaper route to good-tasting water via in-home water filters, get ready for some sticker shock.

Drinking water from a carafe with a carbon filter is cheaper than buying bottled water, to be sure. It costs about $75 a year for a typical household drinking 240 gallons of water annually, compared to about $214 annually for the cheapest jugs of supermarket drinking water. Nonetheless, the cost of a single Brita replacement carbon filter has risen $2 over the past 18 months, from $6.99 to $8.99, said a company spokesman.

The reason? Flash back to that gas station. Believe it or not, higher oil prices are to blame.

"There's a lot of resin in the plastics we use to sheath the carbon filter," said Marc Umscheid, brand manager for Brita, which is owned by The Clorox Corp. "Almost all plastics are resin-based, which in turn is oil-based. That's the hidden truth about oil prices, which affect a lot more than gas. They affect everyday pricing from toothpaste to lipstick."

Brita's main competitor, Pur, which is owned by Procter & Gamble, hasn't raised prices on its filters during that time period, said Suzette Middleton, a company spokeswoman. They do cost more, at $10.99. However, the company claims it also filters out more contaminants _ 99.95 percent of parasitic cysts such as cryptosporidium and giardia.

Today, consumers don't think twice before purchasing bottled water, from the upscale designer brands like Evian or Perrier, which can set you back thousands of dollars a year, or even slightly less glitzy brands, from Poland Springs. Even the plain old jugs of filtered drinking water from the supermarket at 89 cents a gallon will cost about $214 annually, according to a recent edition of Consumer Reports.

So why do we do this?

"Because we are idiots," said Robert Wolke, professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and author of the two-volume "What Einstein Told His Cook."

He was only half joking.

Concerns about tap water are legitimate _ about 7 million Americans get sick from contaminated drinking water annually, according to Health magazine.

The expensive European mineral waters might carry cachet, but "we get calcium and magnesium in the vegetables we eat," Wolke added.

Still, "Americans are very suspicious of impurities and poisons and dangerous stuff. We're a paranoid society, and the bottled water companies are making the most of a good thing."

So what's a confirmed anti-tap water drinker to do?

A cost-effective way to good-tasting filtered water may be to switch from bottles or carafes in the refrigerator to faucet mounted filters, which can be screwed onto existing faucets at a cost ranging from $40 to $80 and which are designed to last for about a year, according to the March issue of Consumer Reports. Faucets with built-in filters are available, but they are more expensive overall than buying inexpensive bottled water.

Pur was the first out of the gate with faucet mounts ranging from $19.99 to $39.99, depending on the level of filtration desired, but Brita recently came out with its own model, retailing at $39.99. Both claim more efficient filtration using water pressure instead of gravity.

"It would take you hours to filter a pitcher of water using the carbon filter" in a Brita carafe, said Umscheid.

But neither company is giving up on filter carafes yet _ they're popular with consumers both here and abroad.

In fact, Wolke remembers a friend from Spain pleading with him to bring some Brita filters over on his next trip abroad.

"They've always been much more expensive in Spain than they are in the U.S.," he said.

Kind of like gasoline.

(E-mail Mackenzie Carpenter at mcarpenter(at)post-gazette.com.)

(Distributed by Scripps Howard News Service, www.shns.com.)

health magazine: DETOUR® Whey Protein Energy Bar Rated 'Best Protein Bar' in Men’s Health Magazine

World’s Largest Men’s Magazine Awards ‘Best Protein Bar’ to a Growing List of Accolades for DETOUR

Carlsbad, Calif., May 12, 2006 – NEXT Proteins, the leading producer of a full-line of whey protein products under the DESIGNER WHEY™ brand, has just learned DETOUR Whey Protein Energy Bars received the “Best Protein Bar” award from Men’s Health magazine…the second year running.

The 85 gram Caramel Peanut DETOUR Whey Protein Energy Bar has received the “Best Protein Bar” award from Men’s Health in their June 2006 article, “The 125 Best Foods for Men”.

The editors of Men’s Health, along with nutrition advisors and staff meet annually to determine which healthy products will make the grade to score their coveted “Best Food” award. For the second year in a row, DETOUR Whey Protein Energy Bars won the “Best Protein Bar” award.

With over 10,000 new products launched annually, Men’s Health was challenged with eliminating foods that contained less than desirable ingredients such as unhealthy trans-fats but at the same time, maintained an excellent taste profile. Based on the criteria established by the leading magazine, DETOUR Whey Protein Energy Bar scored another #1 spot in 2006.

David Jenkins, 3 time Olympian and creator of DETOUR Whey Protein Energy Bars, states, “It’s no surprise DETOUR would receive this impressive award for the second year running. DETOUR was developed to provide a healthy alternative to the current protein bars on the market…without sacrificing taste!” Jenkins explains, “We’re extremely proud of our ability to produce fresh bars daily at our own facility in Nevada – it’s an advantage we have over the competition.” Jenkins adds, “The recognition received from one of the premier men’s magazine, Men’s Health, is truly fulfilling.”


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health magazine: Your Health Now A Free Consumer Health Magazine

ATLANTA, GA (May 16, 2006) - Every day people are inundated with health information – some of it confusing, and even contradictory.

Now, the publisher of The Merck Manuals, a trusted medical resource since 1899 and the world’s most widely used medical reference books, is introducing yet another educational, unbiased, and free resource called Your Health Now.

“Increasingly, people want information to help them take more active roles in health care decisions,” notes Dr. Robert Berkow, editor emeritus of The Merck Manuals, and editor-in-chief of the new magazine. “ Your Health Now is a tool to help people stay informed about health issues and foster productive conversations with their doctors.”

Your Health Now answers common health questions and also provides information about getting free and discounted medicines.

Each issue focuses on a different health theme based upon the most frequently accessed topics on the Merck Manuals website. An Advisory Board reviews the magazine to ensure that the content is non-promotional and unbiased. Each issue also includes expertise from a guest editor.

Check out the latest issue and sign up for a free subscription at www.yourhealthnow.com today.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

New Thinking in Home Stereo

New Thinking in Home Stereo--Attention retail consumers: you don't have to buy that rubbish from the high street electronics store! You know it will only malfunction and fall apart like an '87 Plymouth.

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What's in your living room right now? Do you have a large silvery plastic thing containing a couple of cassette decks, a pop-up CD drawer or a five disc carousel and an FM tuner with LED's all over it? Is part of it broken, just like the one you had before?

Let's face it, most of the equipment we see on the shelves at "The Good Guys" and "Circuit City" is all flash and no guts. You drop it and it breaks. You bump it, it cracks. You push it a little too roughly and the doors jam open or closed. And even though the stickers proclaim 200w total system power, it sounds awful if you turn the volume up.

Well it's our own fault that these things are out there on those shelves. We buy them, we break them and we replace them. And we're too polite or stupid to say "Hey, this thing sounds awful and parts of it don't work anymore!"

By Jeffrey the Barak

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health magazine: Southender makes waves in community

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A young Southender is being trumped as a potential winner of a national award after making waves in community communications.

Wavemaker, a national youth charity, highlights and celebrates the things children and young people throughout the UK have achieved through their annual awards scheme.

Last year, the young people behind Vibe, Southend's very own teenage health magazine picked up an award.

This year, Southend Youth Council member Tom Carlile, an 18-year-old from Westcliff-on-Sea, has made it onto the shortlist.

He was nominated by Southend Youth and Connexions Service for his work on the Proactive Essex Police Youth Strategy and developing a Youth Police Authority for Essex.

He said: "I thought up the idea of a Youth Police Authority to bridge the communication gap between the police and young people. Apart from crime issues, as either victims or perpetrators, there isn't much contact at all. I hope this new organisation will help anyone affected by young people's issues to come together and encourage greater understanding."

Winners of this year's Wavemaker Awards will be notified by June 1 and will be invited to celebrate their achievement at an awards showcase in London on July 6.

Young people, youth organisations, Wavemaker's supporters and celebrities will all come together at the ceremony to recognise the achievements of children and young people.

Michael Bracey, Head of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council's Youth and Connexions Service, said: "We are all delighted that Tom has made it onto the shortlist for this prestigious national award and hope that he makes it two in a row for Southend."

health magazine: Rap Artist LL Cool J Teams With Rodale For Fitness Book

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Rodale Books today announced its agreement with internationally renowned rap artist LL Cool J to publish a book about fitness entitled LL Cool J's Platinum Body by LL Cool J and Dave Honig, with Jeff O'Connell. Zachary Schisgal of Rodale Books acquired the World English rights from the William Morris Agency. LL Cool J's Platinum Body is slated for publication in January 2007.

The book features the "Platinum Body" regimen, an accessible fitness program for both men and women created by LL Cool J and his personal trainer, Dave "Scooter" Honig. The authors introduce readers to the basics of fitness and nutrition and offer a variety of programs of increasing intensity, including:

-- Bronze Body, a five-week program to take two inches off your waist;

-- Silver Body, a four-week program to achieve a 50 percent increase in energy levels;

-- Gold Body, an overall program of increased intensity, and

-- Platinum Body, the program used by LL Cool J himself.

"This workout program changed my life - both physically and emotionally," says LL Cool J. "Now I want to share with others how they can achieve their own personal version of a Platinum Body."

"We are very pleased that LL Cool J and his trainer are partnering with Rodale to share their experiences and fitness expertise," said Zachary Schisgal of Rodale Books. "LL Cool J has a unique workout program that helps him maintain peak physical conditioning to meet the rigorous demands of his schedule and live performances. When it comes to platinum, LL Cool J is an expert."

LL Cool J is regarded as one of the greatest Hip Hop art ists of all time, with every one of his albums hitting platinum selling status. In addition to being a recording artist, LL Cool J is a film and television actor who has appeared in many films, including the smash Last Holiday, S.W.A.T. and Deep Blue Sea, among many others, and he starred in the hit UPN sitcom In the House. Dave Honig is a noted expert in boxing and conditioning and has worked with elite athletes and celebrities for many years. Jeff O'Connell is a journalist and author and currently an Executive Writer with Men's Health magazine.

Monday, May 15, 2006

health magazine: Women With Dry Skin Find Relief With Unconventional Oil-Based Moisturizer From J'esprit Corp.

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J'esprit Research Team Has More Than 100 Years' Experience in Skincare Industry

CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- J'esprit Corporation today announced the release of Oui J'esprit Shower Oil, an oil-based moisturizer for women that doesn't evaporate like many water-based moisturizers and can be conveniently applied in the shower when pores are best able to absorb and retain moisture.

The company's lead dermatologist, Dr. Robert Baer, and its president, Ye- Vetta Wilson-Worst, worked with a team of cosmetic chemists to create a formula that would allow women to apply a blend of natural oils, vitamins and ceramides to leave their skin feeling nourished and silky - not oily.

"We wanted to create a moisturizer that was almost like a nutritional supplement for a woman's skin and could last all day," Wilson-Worst said. "We worked hard to make sure that our oil would penetrate and replenish a woman's skin without making it feel oily."

Each bottle of Oui J'esprit Shower Oil includes various essential oils, including safflower seed, jojoba, rice bran, avocado, rosehips, and tea tree. The product also includes aloe extract, a natural anti-bacterial moisturizer, vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K - which are anti-oxidants that prevent irritation and rebuild and protect cells - and ceramide 3, which is naturally found in the skin and retains natural oils and rebuilds depleted lipids. Ceramides are the most common type of lipid and comprise 45 percent of lipids in skin. While many facial moisturizers incorporate ceramides into their formulas, Oui J'esprit imparts the benefits of ceramides to the entire body.

Oui J'esprit Shower Oil is applied after showering while the skin is still wet - avoiding the feet and face; excess oil is then rinsed off. The oil and its application process help the skin stay soft and moisturized hours longer than traditional lotions.

"Damp skin allows for better absorption and helps lock in moisture," according to Dr. Jeanine Downie in the January/February 2003 issue of Health magazine.

Over time, ceramides in the skin and in J'esprit oil will help women retain more moisture, so their skin appears smoother and younger.

Oui J'esprit Shower Oil comes in an 8-oz. bottle, which sells for $60, and a 4-oz. bottle, which sells for $45. The oil comes in two scents - morning dew and lavender. The company plans to launch a men's line of shower oils in the near future.

For more information, client testimonials and product availability, visit http://www.Jesprit.com or call 877-LUV-OILS.

About J'esprit Corporation

J'esprit Corporation was founded in 2002 with the mission of producing exceptional quality health and beauty products that are highly valued by its clients. The J'esprit cosmetic team has over 100 years of combined experience in the skincare industry. J'esprit's consultants have worked with and for some of the most respected skincare and cosmetic companies in the U.S. J'esprit Corp. is a woman-owned business and is especially attuned to meeting women's health and beauty needs.


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Rocker and actor GAVIN ROSSDALE has added fitness advisor to his resume after agreeing to give up his tennis tips to US health magazine Best Life.

The former BUSH frontman admits tennis keeps him fit and helps him handle stress - but he advises all wannabe court champs to warm-up properly before a game.

He tells Best Life that he skips rope for 10 minutes and then stretches his shoulders, back and calves. (KL/MH/SC)

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Hot wired: Blazing the entertainment trail

High-tech consumer gadgetry gets shown off around the world each year in the first weeks of January, so trail-blazing electronics manufacturers don't get much of a New Year's break.

A four-day trade show in Las Vegas sounds like a bit of a high-life doddle, but this year's record-breaking Consumer Electronics Show (CES) attracted 2500 exhibitors and 150,000 punters.

Needless to say, heaps of hotels and exhibition centres are needed to accommodate all those people. The Samsung booth alone covered 2500sq m.

At CES, both market leaders and lesser companies get to show off their innovations. Bill Gates and Larry Page are regulars, and this year Hollywood stars including Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres and Tom Cruise helped get the big-business message out.

Morgan Freeman was there as a spokesman for services that will soon be delivering first-run movies to people's homes via the internet while the movies play in theatres. ClickStar, a joint venture between his production company and Intel, will this year release a movie starring Freeman called 10 Items or Less that will be downloadable two weeks after it is released.

There was disappointingly little in the way of revolutionary new home-theatre products at CES.

Toshiba was one company to show off new television technology. Its prototype flat-panel SED (surface-conduction electron-emitter display) screens greatly impressed, and the picture quality was rated superior to LCD or plasma screens. Toshiba expects to release this new SED line late this year with screen sizes starting at 55in.

Toshiba's new Gigabeat S Series portable video player was also acclaimed - and was even talked up as a challenger to the iPod.

The brand also showed some of the first HD-DVD players, expected to be on sale in the US by April. They can upscale standard DVD images to 720p or 1080i, making things look even better if you have an HDTV standing idle.

Panasonic is committed to plasma, and asserted that biggest is best with a 103in plasma TV screen - out-gunning rival Samsung by a whole inch.

Both home-entertainment giants had high-definition Blu-ray disc players on display. These units look to offer lots of advantages over standard or even HD-DVD players including much greater hard-disc capacity, but will be several months away and will break new cost frontiers.

For LCD-screen advocates, Westinghouse showed a 56in display with eight megapixels - four times the standard 1080 pixel count. Targeted at those needing ultra-high resolution like medical imaging, it is nonetheless a pointer to LCDs' flexibility.

And in case those choices aren't enough to confuse, Philips Electronics was talking up 3D TV, saying it hoped to introduce a high-definition television that can play 3D content in about two years.

By Richard Thorne

Thursday, May 11, 2006

health magazine: 'Potty' Prince Charles

Britain's Prince Charles says he knows he is called the 'Potty Prince' and is constantly ridiculed for his wacky ideas.

The 57-year-old, who has previously admitted talking to plants and singing to seals, admits he is known as the most eccentric member of the British royal family.

He told the May issue of Britain's 'Men's Health' magazine: 'I've been labelled the Potty Prince and all that stuff. There's been endless ridiculing and rubbishing, endless laughing.

'But is it so controversial to suggest we're made up of mind, body and spirit and not just the body?'

The heir to the throne is a vocal supporter of alternative medicines, once endorsing a controversial cancer treatment which involved taking coffee enemas and drinking fruit juice instead of taking drugs.

Asked how men could be encouraged to take better care of their health, the prince - who celebrates his second wedding anniversary with the Duchess of Cornwall this Sunday (09.04.06) - replied: 'Through the ladies, I would have thought. It's funny, the influence women can have on getting us men sorted out is enormous.'

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health magazine: Michael to lose hippy hippy shake?

Friday, April 14, 2006
Chuck Yarborough
Plain Dealer Columnist
I got a call from a credit-card company dude asking where the heck my payment was. I told him I'd send it just as soon as the dying am bassador's widow who e-mailed me made that deposit in my account. I got him off the phone this one time. But I have to admit, I'm no Michael Jackson. (See, I really do have a point here.) Wacko Jacko has gone for years owing one company close to $270 million. Well, The New York Times said that while Jacko was hiding out in Bahrain, his money people worked out a deal to increase his debt to $300 million and lower his $4.5 million monthly payments. If all the parties agree, all he will have to give up is a stake in his 50 percent share of the Beatles catalog, which is worth about $1 billion. He also gets a slightly used Gremlin, Lasik surgery and a complete set of Ginsu knives. Meanwhile, I can't get a credit-card company to "let it be." I wonder, if a tree falls in a "Norwegian wood," and I'm not there to hear it, will MJ pay my bill?

Let's talk ethics:

The latest claim by a gloating New York Daily News is that one of the New York Post's gossip reporters took a freebie trip from Jaguar to visit the Left Coast and tool around in vintage cars. But the reporter said it was OK because he didn't write anything. This is just the newest Page Six revelation, right on the heels of the Page Six scandal in which billionaire grocery dude Ron Burkle taped part-time Post gossip reporter Jared Stern purportedly hitting him up for almost a quarter-mill. That much money would help me keep the credit-card ijits off my back. But you should know, I would never, ever, ever consider such a thing. Why? Well, first off, it's a firing offense. I've never been fired, but it doesn't sound like a pleasant experience. Besides, if I did get fired, it's a given that more than one guy would be hounding me. Second, I don't want to be beholden to anyone. This way, nobody is off limits. Except, of course, for my Lovely Bride, who knows that I have to sleep sometime. Third - and most important - it would be wrong. Look, I'm a so-so driver, I drink more than I should, I have too much fondness for words of the four-letter variety, and I have been known to leave a single tattered sheet on the toilet-paper roll. But my parents raised me to be honest. If I screw up, I screw up. But I won't do it by lying or intentionally bending reality to fit anyone else's agenda - or my own. Unless, of course, it gets that credit-card guy to leave me alone. Kidding!

Did I say that out loud?

Josh Holloway, who stars in "Lost," told Men's Health magazine that he's happily married. Boy, he sure sounds like it: "If I were single? Damn, I'd have one girl doing my laundry, one shaving me, one bringing me a cocktail and another one coming out of my tent all hung over." Dude, 10 seconds after your wife reads that, you just might be single.

So that's why:

It took Dave Chappelle 10 pages in the new Esquire to explain why he skipped out on a $50 million deal for his "Chappelle's Show." "The bottom line was, white people own everything, and where can a black person go and be himself or say something that's familiar to him and not have to explain or apologize?" he asked. Shoot, I think the only apology he should make is for leaving us with the claptrap that remains on the tube.

This column gleans from wire and Internet reports.

To reach this Plain Dealer columnist:

cyarborough@plaind.com, 216-999-4534

health magazine: Metrosexual man ousted by the ubersexual

THE metrosexual is dead - say hello to the ubersexual and heteropolitan.

Social commentators have kindled a backlash against the type of preening moisturising male exemplified by the likes of Gavin Henson and David Beckham.

In their place, they have coined novel phrases for a slightly more rugged breed of new man, similar to the metrosexual but displaying more traditionally "manly" traits.

Equally at home on the school run or on the rugby pitch, the ubersexual role models are the likes of Jos Mourinho, Brad Pitt or our very own Brent Cockbain - nicknamed "disaster" on the pitch, yet just as happy to rustle up a tasty chutney from his allotment vegetables.

Heteropolitans, meanwhile, are usually young family men unafraid to change nappies one minute and then head down the pub with the lads the next. Think Jamie Oliver, Vernon Kay or even Port Talbot actor and committed father Michael Sheen.

Advertising guru Marian Salzman coined ubersexual in her book, The Future of Men, partly in response to metrosexuals looking like "sad sacks incapable of retaining their sense of manhood".

She said, "We think that metrosexuals have been upstaged by this ubersexual guy who's more masculine, who's looking for stronger male relationships.

"He still has some of those characteristics of the metrosexual - he's more aesthetic, more concerned with how he looks, more interested in furniture and great wines - but he's more of a guy's guy."

She points to figures such as Bono and George Clooney as ideal ubersexuals.

Heteropolitan meanwhile - which cynics could dismiss as the bits left over when the word metrosexual was invented - was recently identified in Men's Health magazine to describe the kind of men not averse to pubs and grooming but also "surprisingly committed to relationships and family life".

At the same time trend-spotters say the "death" of the metrosexual phenomenon is apparent in the closure of influential male shopping magazine Cargo.

Worse, Mark Simpson - widely credited with inventing the word - says the sight of permatanned, brylcreemed and waxed men has simply become too "common" in an era when Welsh rugby star Gavin Henson has happily confessed to shaving, moisturising and applying fake tan before matches.

Stephen Williams, a lecturer in sociology at the University of Glamorgan, believes the bewildering array of new terms may be little more than a marketing ploy.

"I think this is new advertising terminology, and may be more to do with who they're targeting goods and services at," he said.

"It's irrelevant and all it does is create more stereotypes which nobody can live up to.

"But what you are getting is a trend towards men wanting to be more caring and move towards a less hegemonic masculinity of the kind that said rugby players had nothing 'effeminate' about them in the 1970s.

"Nowadays we've got Gavin Henson and a shift towards men who are masculine in a different way. You can still be masculine but without being sexist or homophobic."

Dr Williams personally preferred the more neutral term "new man", dreamt up in the 1980s to capture men's burgeoning roles as hands-on family men.

"When you've got metrosexual and other '-sexual' words people start to ask, 'What exactly is that?' and start to be more wary about whether they can accept that."

But whether or not we really are witnessing the death knell of the metrosexual, just as once we saw the demise of the 'new man' with the rise of 'lad culture', Dr Williams conceded labels did have some benefits.

"I think the 'new man' label enabled men to both recognise their vanity and to realise they were missing out on the positives of child-raising.

"And the metrosexual tag again has highlighted the issue that men do use moisturiser," he added.

Tryst Williams, Western Mail

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Roulette Systems?

Legions of people are forever devising systems to beat roulette, but if those systems were any good, casino owners would do what it takes in a New York minute so no lamb could ever slaughter the butcher. It’s a gimme that owners of gambling joints don’t spend bazillions of dollars to build mega-resorts so that some system player can come in, beat the hell out of the place, and ask for the keys to the front door.

The schemes I am speaking of, advertised on the Internet and elsewhere with windy but empty 'guarantees,' that they are the sure-shot systems that will teach you to tar-and-feather the casino. Send $10. P. O. Box---.' Now, if their POBOX scheme were that good, would Mr. POBOX be waiting around for your measly $10 to show when all he could do is walk into a casino and pulverize the place? In reality, I do not know a casino owner alive who wouldn’t send the limousine for a roulette system player with a certified bankroll. and load them up with all the comps he could manage, and still make a fortune off him. The casino owner might even consider sending POBOX a thank-you note.

For games of chance, which means most casino games like roulette, the best a player can do is to wager on bets having the lowest casino advantage or find the right type of roulette table. No system can change the fact that all wagers on an American Wheel (this is the wheel that offers both 0, 00) with the exception of the Five-number bet, give the casino an advantage of 5.26%. For an even better value, find a casino that offers single zero roulette tables. A single zero game will give the casino only a 2.7% edge on all roulette bets.

An example of a good wager would be an even-money bet (red/black, odd/even, 1-18/9-36) in Atlantic City, where you lose only half your wager if the roulette ball lands on 0 or 00. These outside wagers cut the house edge down from 5.26 to 2.63%. Keep in mind that this advantage is only in effect for even-money bets.

Finally, look for a true European single-zero wheel that offers a rule called 'en prison.' If you make an even money bet and the ball lands on zero, the croupier doesn’t rake in your wager. Instead, your bet is 'imprisoned' or held hostage, and you are forced to let it ride until the next spin. If your bet wins, you can remove it from the table. What is exciting about this wager is that it cuts the house edge on even money bets in half, down to a very respectable 1.35%. This makes it the absolute best bet on a roulette table.

We also need to chitchat about money management systems. Money management cannot affect the house advantage on any wager, nor guarantee that you will win more money. If the house has an advantage before you apply a money management system, it has that same advantage even after you apply money management techniques. Some NMMS (Nincompoop Money Management Schemes), now being hawked by mail order hucksters, seem to promise you once again, casino proprietorship, but it ain’t so - no way - can’t be.

BIO: As a recognized authority on casino gambling, Pilarski survived 18 years in the casino trenches, working for seven different casinos. Mark now writes a nationally syndicated gambling column, is a university lecturer, reviewer and contributing editor for numerous gaming periodicals, and is the creator of the best-selling, award-winning audiocassette series on casino gambling, Hooked on Winning.

© Copyright 2004 Gambling Online Magazine

health magazine: Health Magazine's Best of Food Awards Spotlight 25 Top Products

How can you eat right and satisfy your taste-buds, too? Recognizing the boom in the number of food products for health-conscious Americans, and consumers' need for help in making smart choices, Time Inc.'s Health magazine presents its second annual Best of Food Awards -- the ultimate guide to grocery shopping. The special report appears in the May '06 issue; on sale April 25.

Health reviewed more than 500 products -- from snacks and staples to frozen meals and desserts-based on criteria that included taste, nutrition, convenience, and availability. The 25 winners were chosen by a panel of highly-skilled, food-savvy judges, including best-selling cookbook author Mark Bittman, Food Network's Robin Miller, spa chef Scott Uehlein, and Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert.

South Beach Diet, Denver-Style Breakfast Wraps -- A healthy take on the classic Denver Omlette (egg whites, mozzarella cheese, red and green peppers, ham and onions) in a whole-grain high fiber wrap.

Starkist Albacaore Lemon & Cracked Pepper Tuna Fillet -- Slide this ½ inch thick slab of tuna onto a bed of greens and you've got a no-fuss nicoise salad. Stow these single-serving pouches in a drawer at work for a quick protein powered lunch.

Tumaro's Gourmet Multi Grain Tortillas -- Each of these 100-calorie wraps is loaded with 8 grams of fiber and delivers a pleasantly "wheaty" flavor.

Synder's of Hanover EatSmart Malt Vinegar & Sea Salt Café Fries -- The only thing that is really frylike is the shape. These crunchy, tangy snacks are made out of potato flour so you can munch on a bunch of them for just 150 calories.

Edy' Dryer's Slow Churned Light Ice Cream French Silk -- This blend of mocha and vanilla ice creams with bitter sweet chocolate chips has half the fat and a third fewer calories than the regular stuff.

health magazine: Health Magazine Names StarKist Tuna Fillets(TM) 2006 ''Best in Foods'' Awards Winner

An Excellent Source of Lean Protein, Packed with Essential Nutrients and Heart-Healthy Omega-3 Fatty Acids -- StarKist Continues to Reel In the Accolades with its Delicious, Hassle-fresh and Healthy StarKist Tuna Fillets

Charlie(R) the tuna's latest mouth-watering catch is making a splash with the editors at Health magazine, one of America's most trusted sources on healthy living. Health magazine today announced that StarKist Tuna Fillets(TM) is a winner in the 2006 "Best in Foods" Awards. Reeling in the accolades -- StarKist Tuna Fillets is among 25 of the best foods of the year that will be featured in the publication's May issue, which is now on newsstands

Health reviewed more than 500 products--from snacks and staples to frozen meals and desserts--based on criteria that included taste, nutrition, convenience, and availability. The 25 winners were chosen by a panel of highly-skilled, food-savvy judges including: best-selling cookbook author Mark Bittman; Food Network's Robin Miller; spa chef Scott Uehlein; and, Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert.

"The result of our 'Best of Foods' Awards is a well-edited list of foods you don't have to think twice about filling your shopping cart or your stomach with," says Frances Largeman, RD, Health's food and nutrition editor. "Our panel was impressed by StarKist Tuna Fillets for several reasons - great taste, convenience and the heart-healthy benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids that are found in tuna. This product is ideal for a high-protein lunch at the office. We applaud StarKist for taking tuna to the next level with these new fillets."

According to Lisa Henriksen, Vice President of Marketing at StarKist Seafood, "We are thrilled that StarKist Tuna Fillets was named a 2006 "Best in Foods" Awards winner. At StarKist, we are passionate about providing consumers with healthy, delicious and convenient ways to incorporate more fish in their diet. StarKist Tuna Fillets bring restaurant-quality taste to the table in a matter of seconds -- while avoiding the intimidation of preparing a tuna fillet. All you need is an appetite for adventure and 20 seconds to make a big splash for lunch or dinner."

StarKist Tuna Fillets(TM) is a delicious and healthful entree-style tuna fillets conveniently packaged in the revolutionary Flavor-Fresh Pouch(R) with no artificial preservatives added. The product was introduced in September 2006 and is made of prime quality Albacore and Yellowfin Tuna. Each fillet is grilled, marinated and glazed in a delectable sauce.

Three StarKist Tuna Fillets product varieties available at major grocery retailers nationwide include: Albacore Lemon & Cracked Pepper; Light Meat Lightly Seasoned; and Light Meat Teriyaki. Available in the 5 oz. Flavor Fresh Pouch, StarKist Tuna Fillets provide one serving of tuna per pouch. They are fully cooked and can be enjoyed hot or cold.

Nutritional Benefits Galore

"StarKist Tuna Fillets, an essential part of a heart-healthy diet, deliver the same health benefits associated with the complete line of StarKist products," said Laura Molseed, Registered Dietitian, Del Monte Foods. "Eating tuna is an excellent and affordable source of lean protein and essential vitamins and minerals. In fact, it is one of the easiest ways for consumers to add foods rich in Omega-3s to their diet and fulfill the twice weekly servings of fish as recommended by the American Heart Association."

Recent studies have shown that consuming foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids can help maintain a healthy heart, lowers blood pressure and is critical for a child's brain development. StarKist tuna is an excellent low-fat source of protein and a natural source of the B Vitamins, Niacin and B-12, as well as Selenium and Omega 3 fatty acids. These nutrients are part of a healthy, balanced diet. Consider:

-- Tuna fish provides an excellent source of lean protein; it is low in total fat and saturated fat.

-- The B Vitamins, Niacin and B-12 found in tuna fish are essential to maintain energy levels and build red blood cells.

-- Selenium, an essential mineral, acts as a powerful antioxidant, protecting cells from damage and promoting cell growth.

-- EPA and DHA Omega 3 Fatty Acids found in tuna fish have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, macular degeneration and to promote brain and visual development in children.

"If we can get people to eat just one more serving of tuna each week, as well as a variety of fruits, vegetables and tomatoes, each day - that is a significant movement towards a healthier lifestyle," said Molseed. "With StarKist Tuna Fillets, consumers can easily increase their intake of Omega 3 fatty acids and begin to enjoy the benefits of a balanced diet, an essential part of healthy living."

To learn more about StarKist Tuna Fillets, the complete line of StarKist products, as well as recipe ideas and nutrition information, visit www.starkist.com.

About Health magazine

Health is America's most trusted health and wellness magazine, giving women inspiration, information, and advice they can act on every day. The award-winning Time Inc. publication reaches more than 7 million women with all the know-how they need to lead happier and healthier lives.

About StarKist Seafood

StarKist Seafood, a division of Del Monte Foods, is the leading producer of canned tuna and the category leader in innovation. StarKist represents a 65-year tradition of quality, innovation and consumer trust. StarKist was the first to introduce the revolutionary Flavor Fresh Pouch(R), as well as a dolphin-safe policy.

About Del Monte Foods

Del Monte Foods is one of the country's largest and most well known producers, distributors and marketers of premium quality, branded and private label food and pet products for the U.S. retail market, generating over $3 billion in net sales in fiscal 2005. With a powerful portfolio of brands including Del Monte(R), Contadina(R), StarKist(R), S&W(R), College Inn(R), 9Lives(R), Kibbles 'n Bits(R), Pup-Peroni(R), Snausages(R), Pounce(R) and Meaty Bone(R), Del Monte products are found in nine out of ten American households. For more information on Del Monte Foods Company (NYSE:DLM), visit the Company's website at www.delmonte.com.

Editor's Note: Please contact Michelle Faist for product samples or recipe ideas that call for new StarKist Tuna Fillets.

health magazine: Health Magazine's Girl's on the Move Running Club

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 11, 2006--eXerciseFriends.com (www.exercisefriends.com), the best place to find friends to exercise with, announced today it has signed a deal with Time Inc.'s Health magazine which will enable members of the magazine's new Girls on the Move Running Club to find friends to run with anywhere in the country. Using eXerciseFriends.com technology, Girls on the Move club members can go online to www.Health.com/girlsonthemove and search for women who are on their fitness level that can run at times that fit their individual schedules. Many studies have shown that people who exercise with a partner tend to stick with it longer and get better results. This new service will benefit everyone from beginners to competitive marathon runners.

Health Special Projects Editor Lisa Delaney wanted the Girls on the Move Running Club to be multi-dimensional -- to allow Health readers to connect not just online, but in person. She was impressed by the dynamic online community that eXerciseFriends.com offered its users, and approached the website about working with Health to launch the running club.

"eXerciseFriends.com has helped us truly take the Girls on the Move Running Club beyond the pages of the magazine," said Delaney. "Members can actually meet people online, and in person, who share their fitness goals, who can help keep them motivated, who can give them a push when they need it. That's extremely valuable when you are, like Health, in the business of helping people transform their lives."

This new agreement also benefits eXerciseFriends.com by giving access to the more than 7 million Health Magazine readers every month. Those readers will generate substantial page views searching for and communicating with new eXercise Friends in over 111 healthy activities.

"We are very excited to be working with such a credible and insightful publication and look forward to a long lasting relationship, which will benefit both parties," said Patrick McCluskey, CEO and co-founder of eXerciseFriends.com. "Health is the nation's premiere resource for women seeking to live healthier, more rewarding lives, which goes hand-in-hand with the eXerciseFriends.com philosophy."

About eXerciseFriends.com

eXerciseFriends.com is a Top 10 Most Popular Fitness Site on the internet as rank by Alexa.com (an Amazon.com Company). It was launched in January of 05 with the mission to help people across the United States and Canada find friends in their local area to exercise with who share the same schedule and fitness level. Obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol are all on the rise and each of these conditions can be reduced or eliminated through exercise and proper nutrition. Obesity related deaths are now the number 2 preventable killer in the United States and is expected to surpass smoking as the number 1 preventable killer of Americans in the not too distant future. Meet Friends. Exercise More! www.exercisefriends.com.

About Health Magazine

Health is America's most-trusted health and wellness magazine, giving women the most credible, useful, and up-to-date information and inspiration on how to live a healthier, happier life. Its get-real perspective helps readers make sense of conflicting news, trends, and studies. Health covers well-being, fitness, nutrition, and beauty with intelligence and flair, showing that healthy living truly looks good on you. The magazine, which launched in 1987 and has more than 7 million readers, is published by Southern Progress Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Inc.

Christian Scarborough, 512-244-7088

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Health magazine: Health magazine given green light

A schools' health magazine which was shelved because of concerns over its content has been given the go-ahead.
Distribution of the Explode magazine was put on hold after Portsmouth's education chief objected to the way it gave advice on sex, drugs and alcohol.

The city council and the YMCA have now agreed it can be distributed to primary schools - as long as parents consent to their children being given it.

A copy will be sent to the head teacher of every primary school in the city.

Content 'handled sensitively'

The distribution of the magazine, which looks at health issues affecting children and young people, to ten and 11-year-olds was postponed last month.

The council and the YMCA Fairthorne Group, who were both involved in putting together the magazine, have since held talks over how it should be used.

Schools have been told to give parents the opportunity to see the magazine for themselves so that they can decide if they want their children to take part in lessons using it.

Lynda Fisher, the council's strategic director for children, families and learning, said: "Following discussions about the risks associated with distributing a magazine that includes content that needs to be handled sensitively, I am delighted that we were able to reach a agreement with the YMCA Fairthorne Group."

Health magazine: Health magazine bills create ill will

AT YOUR SERVICE: In the spring of 2003, our school ordered Current Health magazine with money from a Community of Caring grant. The magazines were delivered in my name. We did not renew this subscription. This fall we started receiving Current Health 1 and 2 . I had not received a bill until Jan. 10. It indicates the account is more than four months past due. I do not have authority to make purchases for the school and think I have no obligation to pay this bill just because it is in my name. The company is threatening my personal credit.

I called Weekly Reader ’s customer service department Jan. 30. I was told an order was placed online in my name Aug. 4, 2005. I had not been on their Web site until Jan. 30. I would appreciate your help in clearing this up. — M.E., Excelsior Springs

Dear M.E.: Shortly after we contacted Weekly Reader, you told us that someone with the magazine had called you and insisted that you placed the order and could not understand that teachers do not usually spend more than $700 out of their pocket for school books. The representative said she would mail you a copy of the Web site order, but you said you hadn’t received it but did get another bill for $589.20.

We contacted the parent company, WRC Media Inc. The company said an order for you and eight additional subscriptions, each from different health teachers at different schools, had been entered. These subscriptions were submitted on Aug. 2, 2005, with a confirming e-mail address for the person who did the paperwork on your original order. The company said it later received separate requests to cancel some of the subscriptions, along with your request in January.

The company said that during the time between receiving the Web order and cancellation in January, five issues of Current Health were sent to you. The magazines were not returned, and the company concluded that you kept them. The company has credited the remaining balance and assured you that your personal credit was not threatened.

Health magazine: Charles tells muscle magazine how the women keep men fit

THE PRINCE of Wales has revealed his top tips on staying fit and talked about the influence women can have on male well being.

Charles, 57, tells Men's Health magazine that the best way to get men to pay more attention to their health is "via the ladies", as he gives his first interview for the publication.

He said, "It's funny, the influence that women can have on getting us men sorted out is enormous."

The magazine - famous for the rippling muscles of its cover models - called him a "Great British Pioneer, a dissident defender of the nation's health".

Men's Health is currently asking its readers to enter a competition to be a cover model if they have a "cracking body" and asks them to send in a photo of their head and chest, minus shirts.

The Prince, pictured, who does not grace the cover, added, "I'm not a medical man, but I am a historian. I've got a degree. They can't take that away from me. History is a very valuable tool I think for understanding a lot of things."

And he said, "I've been labelled the 'Potty Prince' and all that stuff.
"There's been endless ridiculing and rubbishing, endless laughing full stop.
"But is it so controversial to suggest that we are actually made up of mind, body and spirit and not just of the body?"
Men's Health is mostly aimed men in their 30s and dedicates itself to the subjects of fitness, health and sex.
A Clarence House spokesman said, "We were very happy to do the interview.
Men's Health asked the Prince to do it for their Best of British section.
"They wanted to look at his contribution to health matters.
"It was a great chance to reach out to an audience of young men."
The issue goes on sale on Monday.

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Monday, May 08, 2006

VRG in the news

VRG Nutrition Advisor Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, was interviewed about vegetarianism for the San Jose Mercury News and for The University Daily Kansan, the University of Kansas' student newspaper. Also, she was interviewed for an article about vegan infants in the New York Daily News and for an article about the protein needs of vegetarians in Vegetarian Times. In September, her article, "Vegetarian Diets: Good For You!" was published in AV Magazine, the magazine of the American Anti-Vivisection Society. Both Reed and VRG Nutrition Advisor Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, RD, were interviewed by Natural Health magazine for a story about low-carb diets for vegetarians in October. VRG's Food Service Advisor Nancy Berkoff, RD, EdD, CCE, did an interview about healthy cooking for Thanksgiving on WOLB-AM 1010, an African-American radio station in Baltimore. She also did several radio interviews about healthy, vegetarian holiday cooking in the Los Angeles area.

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health magazine: Health magazine touts healthy beauty award winners - search for the healthiest beauty products

NEW YORK -- Health magazine recently honored the winners of its second annual Healthy Beauty Awards. In May, editors began their search for the healthiest beauty products in categories, including body care treatment, foundation, facial cleanser and more, and came up with 10 winners.

Winners included: Eucerin Daily Sun Defense Sensitive Skin Lotion with SPF 15 for body care treatment; ThermaSilk Heat-Activated Clarifying Conditioner; Nu Skin 180 Face Wash; RoC ChronoBlock Prevention Active for facial moisturizer; Calvin Klein Sheer Coverage Foundation SPF 20; Bobbi Brown Essentials SPF 15 LipShine; Maybelline Full 'N Soft Mascara; Earth Therapeutics Gardener's Nail & Cuticle Care; Rusk Deepshine Bio-Marine Therapy Sea Kelp Creme Shampoo; and Pantene Pro-V Essentials Hair Revival for healthiest styling product.

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