(StatePoint) Everybody wants to be in shape for bathing suit season, but all those fun seasonal activities -- from barbecues to vacations to baseball games -- can derail a diet.
(StatePoint) Losing weight to look good may be a great motivator. An even better motivator is to get healthier, as excess fat tissue breeds inflammation, which can contribute to many debilitating and deadly diseases. And according to many doctors, even just a modest amount of extra weight can be damaging to your health.
If your scale is your worst enemy, it may be time to adopt a workable weight management strategy. A New Year is the perfect time to recommit oneself to health, wellness and shedding those extra pounds.
ROANOKE — In a garage in a southwest Roanoke County subdivision full of streets named after Monet, Renoir and Chagall, Jason Becker is creating art of his own.
On Kathlyn Wade’s blog, The Patriotic Peacock, the Lynchburg native describes herself as a “blogger, creator, crafty stuff maker.”
Nestled between an antique store and a beauty shop on Altavista’s Broad Street is the kind of store you’d expect to see in a much bigger city.
NEW YORK (AP) — There were stunners, snoozers and bummers at the Met Gala, the former led by Sarah Jessica Parker, Karolina Kurkova and Sarah Silverman in stunning princess ball gowns and the latter led by, well, many.
The E.C. Glass grad is an aspiring haberdasher who currently produces a line of custom bowties that are available at the downtown boutique Pastiche at Main.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have survived and made it to land, scientists concluded in a recent study.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida has been granted by a county judge who also declared the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration will move to prevent fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A doctor who examined the body of an Oklahoma inmate who died during a botched execution says he is convinced the man suffered after being declared unconscious.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out his conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Marines who served with a Pennsylvania man who killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives before committing suicide said he fought constantly with his wife during the time they knew him.