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Book Review — ‘Stone Cold’

Apr 23, 2014 2:06pm

Sometimes, you just can’t fit in.

You stick out like a sore thumb, totally unable to melt into the crowd. You feel like you have a neon sign across your shoulders, one that says “I’M NEW!”...

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Instruments used for the roll exercise for the IT Band muscle is at Mountain’s Edge CrossFit in Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. (Justin Yurkanin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Proper technique safest way to roll

Mar 18, 2014 6:00am

Continued education is invaluable.

The more you know, the better you can perform your job. Legal and medical professionals often are required to take continuing education courses to stay up-...

Book Review - ‘Kitty Genovese’

Mar 17, 2014 10:38pm

You always hold doors open.

That’s because your mama taught you to help others: you hold doors for stragglers, lend your ear, dispense advice, volunteer, donate and keep an eye on your...

Aaron Paul stars as Tobey Marshall in ‘Need for Speed,’ which chronicles a near-impossible cross-country race against time. (Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon)

Movie Review - ‘Need for Speed’

Mar 13, 2014 8:21pm

Since it’s based on the long-running series of video games, the makers of “Need for Speed” were stuck with the title. Yet speed is the one thing the movie doesn’t lack.

There’s a definite...

Trainer Laura Salcedo demonstrates the staring position for the internal rotation pull-up exercise at Mountain's Edge CrossFit in Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.(Justin Yurkanin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Build shoulders by pulling, lifting with proper form

Mar 10, 2014 7:57pm

Shoulder pain can be the force that halts your physical activity and curtails your goals. It may start small and slowly build. Trauma also can be a source of shoulder pain.

Lifting with poor...

Book Review - ‘Shotgun Lovesongs’

Mar 10, 2014 5:04pm

It all seemed like a good idea.

You’d graduate from high school and take three months to bike across country. Or build a house. Or start a business, hitchhike Europe or any other harebrained...

Sulivan Stapleton as Themistokles in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure ‘300: Rise of an Empire.’ (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

Movie Review - ‘300: Rise of an Empire’

Mar 07, 2014 6:00am

If the 1996 comedy “Multiplicity” taught us anything, other than moviegoers preferred Michael Keaton in smaller doses, it’s that a copy is infinitely inferior to the original.

“300: Rise of...

Trainer Laura Salcedo demonstrates the starting position for the box jump exercise at Mountain's Edge CrossFit in Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.(Justin Yurkanin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Never too early to start training for next football season

Mar 04, 2014 6:00am

The Super Bowl marks the end of football season for fans and athletes alike. But that doesn’t mean you can’t train for next season, as an energetic fan or an up-and-coming player.

Today I...

Book Review - ‘Living Safely, Aging Well’

Mar 03, 2014 7:59pm

The third step from the bottom squeaks when you tread on it – which is something you tried to remember when you snuck in after curfew.

There’s a light switch near the door that does nothing...

Photography By Myles Aronowitz

Movie Review - ‘Non-Stop’

Feb 28, 2014 5:36pm

You’ll never see Tiger Woods leave the PGA Tour to spend his days playing putt-putt.

Even if the mini-golf course were right next door to a Hooters.

So why is Liam Neeson only making...

Trainer Laura Salcedo demonstrates the starting position for the band press exercise at Mountain's Edge CrossFit in Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.(Justin Yurkanin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Jump stretch bands enhance stability

Feb 26, 2014 9:02pm

Jump stretch bands are starting to appear in gyms.

In past columns I have used them to assist with pullups. They are stretchy enough to provide pullup assistance without compromising good...