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Book Review - ‘Dog Gone, Back Soon’

Apr 14, 2014 8:25pm

You were sure that everyone was in awe.

There you were, poised, confident and in control. You had a handle on things and you were workin’ it. All eyes were on you, watching, and you were...

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Ending position for rhomboid stretch with Laura Salcedo at Cross Fit Mountain's Edge on Wednesday January 15, 2014. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Listening to your pain can help you get stronger

Feb 10, 2014 4:00pm

Pain is a wonderful teacher. It instills a sense of caution and respect for our surroundings.

As a kid, I went camping a lot with my Boy Scout troop. In every troop there is a kid overly...

Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for Saturday, Feb. 8

Feb 07, 2014 9:10pm

Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Saturday, Feb. 8.

Best Bet: Race 8 Alsvid/ Black Bear entry 14-5-4-0

Best Longshot: Race 7 Pappascat 16-1-1-0

No...

All levels of athletes can benefit from battle ropes

Feb 05, 2014 7:49pm

Two-minute sets. That sounded easy. By the fourth set I was worn out; lying on the gym floor exhausted! My love for the battle ropes was born.

Giving gym equipment an intimidating name like...

Book Review - ‘An Unexpected Grace’

Feb 05, 2014 7:31pm

You never did like broccoli much.

Oh, you ate it when you had to, but it wasn’t the first thing on your plate. You’re not too fond of liver, either, and you can’t stand the smell of a banana...

Movie Review - ‘Labor Day’

Jan 31, 2014 10:11pm

“Labor Day.”

It sounds like one of those Garry Marshall, every-holiday-is-a-movie extravaganzas a la “New Year’s Eve” and “Valentine’s Day.”

Or maybe a screwball romantic comedy with,...

Want to be a titan on the tees? Build your strength

Jan 28, 2014 10:14pm

Mini-golf as a kid and some long drives out in the desert as a teenager are about the extent of my golfing experience.

Despite my lack of knowledge on the green, I can still help improve...

Book Review - ‘Reset: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues and Get Ready for Your Next Act’

Jan 28, 2014 9:56pm

You haven’t had to hit the alarm for quite a few months now.

You haven’t had a whole lot of reason to look presentable, either; sweats and tees are just fine. You’re not even sure your...

Hang tough, suspension trainers work many muscles

Jan 25, 2014 12:59pm

Sore for days. My first day using a suspension trainer seemed easy until I tried to roll out of bed the next day.

My “everything” hurt. My core felt sorest. The soreness lasted for about a...

Movie Review - ‘Gimme Shelter’

Jan 25, 2014 12:35pm

If a Lifetime movie had a one-night stand with a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, and their Afterschool Special love child were weaned on a steady diet of “Teen Mom,” “Davey and Goliath” and “...

Book Review — ‘The Truth is in the Wine’

Jan 24, 2014 5:41pm

Over the course of your lifetime, you’ve shared a lot with Mom.

You’ve shared advice, ice cream, rides and arguments, to name a few; furniture, recipes, clothes and jewelry. She’s been...