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  • Meghan Daum: Anthony Weiner's inner geekdom

    Meghan Daum: Anthony Weiner's inner geekdom
    Anthony Weiner, the disgraced New York congressman whose sins certainly don't need to be spelled out again, has, we are told, checked himself into rehab. We can't be sure exactly what kind, since his spokeswoman said only that he was seeking "professional...
  • Meghan Daum: David Mamet's new herd

    Meghan Daum: David Mamet's new herd
    David Mamet, the acclaimed playwright known for characters that drop the F-bomb at every opportunity, has dropped the ultimate bomb on his fans and the creative community: He is no longer a "brain-dead liberal" but rather a "newly minted conservative."...
  • Let's all get off the term 'on steroids'

    Let's all get off the term 'on steroids'
    Not so long ago, the way to convey that something was extreme was to simply call it extreme ("X" for short.) There were extreme sports (think bungee jumping), extreme tourism (think traveling in order to bungee jump) and, of course, the "Extreme Makeover"...
  • Jamie Oliver: Food fighter

    Jamie Oliver: Food fighter
    Jamie Oliver presses a "happy cow" veggie burger on me with the fervor of a believer handing out religious pamphlets. He asks me whether I love it, but his smile is pure certainty that I will -- and even love him for making it. He's stepped out from the...
  • Daum: Beauty in the eye of the app

    Daum: Beauty in the eye of the app
    If you're one of those people who says, "There should be an app for that!" every time you're confronted with one of life's little quandaries (recent entrepreneurial brainstorms in my household include What's the Dog Thinking? and some form of gaydar),...
  • Goldberg: Birth control agitprop

    Goldberg: Birth control agitprop
    In 1984, Mario Cuomo pioneered the argument that one may be "personally opposed" to abortion while supporting abortion rights. Ever since, this convenient locution has become a staple for countless Democratic politicians, particularly Roman Catholic...
  • Goldberg: Free healthcare? That's rich

    Goldberg: Free healthcare? That's rich
    "It's not about contraception," thundered GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum. "It's about economic liberty. It's about freedom of speech. It's about freedom of religion. It's about government control of your lives. And it's got to stop!" He was...
  • Campaign of misinformation against Planned Parenthood

    In the ongoing rancor surrounding federal funding of Planned Parenthood, misinformation has a starring role. There have been, of course, predictable gusts of hot air from pundits like Bill O'Reilly, who asserted last month that "nobody's life is...
  • Amid scrutiny, a surge of suicides in L.A. County jails

    Amid scrutiny, a surge of suicides in L.A. County jails
    He was a handsome lad, with dark eyes and olive skin. In family photo albums, his smile was luminous, and he often had an arm around his little brother. When he was just 11, he took the initiative to raise thousands of dollars for the distraught family of...
  • Post-workout stretch flexes thigh muscles

    Do deep stretches after your workouts, when your muscles are warm and pliable. They'll lead to greater flexibility — and be easier — than those done at the beginning of your workouts. Here's a fun and effective way to stretch the backs of your...
  • Good Form: A half-step handstand

    Good Form: A half-step handstand
    If you've always wanted to do a handstand but can't get in the correct position and hold your balance, try practicing half a handstand at the wall. Over time, it will help you develop the necessary strength in your shoulders and core so you can do a...