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Johnny Depp in ‘Transcendence.’ (Special to The Commercial)

Movie Review - ‘Transcendence’

Apr 18, 2014 4:30pm

Although it never really moves beyond anything you’ve seen before, there’s a very good reason to plunk down your hard-earned money to see “Transcendence”: Johnny Depp sheds all of his quirks and...

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Goals to chase in 2014: One body-weight squat, one pullup

Jan 08, 2014 9:22pm

New Year’s is about fresh beginnings and new goals. I have a couple of goals for you this year. I challenge you to be able to do one unassisted pullup and/or one body-weight squat by next year....

Book Review - ‘The Invention of Wings’

Jan 08, 2014 6:00am

Your best friend has been all a-flutter about something lately.

You haven’t seen much of her, in fact. She’s been sticking close to her nest but that’s OK. Next time you get together, it’ll...

Book Review - Best of 2013

Jan 08, 2014 12:10am

Reading.

Pfft. Who has time? Who can take hours and hours to actually read a book, especially if it’s not all that good? Why waste that kind of time?

You wonder that often, which is...

Book Review - ‘The Thicket’

Jan 07, 2014 11:53pm

You know who your friends are.

They’re the ones who keep your secrets, or your car keys when you need them to. They’ll loan you five minutes or five dollars, tell you when your ideas are...

Book Review - Books about Alzheimer’s

Dec 27, 2013 4:46pm

This time of year always makes you think of things past.

You’re reminded of the holidays and the kids when they were small. That makes you think about when you were a kid, of fun outside,...

Movie Review - ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

Dec 26, 2013 1:42pm

Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) snorts coke through a rolled-up hundred-dollar bill, unfurls that Benjamin Franklin, shows it to the camera, then wads it up and chucks it into the trash.

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Trainer Laura Salcedo demonstrates the barbell mash for quads  exercise at CrossFit Mountain's Edge on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. (Justin Yurkanin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

PERSONAL TRAINER - Barbells work overtime as useful mobility tool

Dec 23, 2013 5:24pm

Barbells are a great tool for exercising. You can use them for squatting, dead lifting and pressing. Did you know that you can also use them as a mobility tool?

Yup, it’s true. You can use...

Movie Review - ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

Dec 20, 2013 6:00am

In the hands of Emma Thompson, “Mary Poppins” author P.L. Travers is a spoonful of something, all right, but it sure ain’t sugar.

She’s blunt, bristling and belligerent — as well as a few...

Trainer Laura Salcedo demonstrates the starting position for the barbell thruster exercise at CrossFit Mountain's Edge on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. (Justin Yurkanin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Personal Trainer - For full-body conditioning, in thrusters you’ll trust

Dec 16, 2013 12:54pm

Squats and shoulder presses are hard enough when done as isolated movements. Let’s see what happens when we combine them into one movement, the thruster. The results may surprise you.

First...

Book Review - ‘Junkyard Planet’ by Adam Minter

Updated: Dec 16, 2013 12:22pm

This will probably be the last year for your old Christmas lights.

You’ve noticed that the bulbs are half burned out and replacements are hard to find these days. Besides, you’d really...