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Movie Review — ‘The Other Woman’

Apr 24, 2014 7:35pm

For a movie about three intelligent women — well, two intelligent women and an amiable assemblage of curves played by model Kate Upton — “The Other Woman” is disappointingly, disturbingly dumb....

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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 5:25pm

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 12:55pm

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

Dec 16, 2013 11:48am

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...

Movie Review - ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

Dec 13, 2013 6:00am

For a movie that’s all about literally going home again, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is further proof of just how hard it is to do so figuratively.

After 2003’s “The Lord of the...

Trainer Laura Salcedo demonstrates the starting position for the jumping pull-up exercise. (Justin Yurkanin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Personal Trainer - Jumping adds to getting the heart pumping

Dec 10, 2013 6:00am

“I came to get down. I came to get down. So get out your seats and jump around!” No joke, “Jump Around” by House of Pain is the ringtone I set for all my clients.

Maybe I have been a trainer...

Mary Papenfuss

Book Review - ‘Killer Dads’

Updated: Dec 09, 2013 11:22am

Snow White had it pretty bad.

She had an evil stepmother who tried to get some poor schlub to kill Snow, to no avail. Abandonment didn’t work for Hansel and Gretel’s stepmom, either, but it...

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