For me, grocery shopping's mostly an on-the-run, in-and-out Saturday errand. Quick-trip food shopping leaves me little to no time to read packaged product ingredient lists and places me in at a disadvantage when it comes to selecting the healthiest options.
The N.C. Central University women’s tennis team won 14 matches with eight losses this past season. Coach David Nass was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. Coach Nass has been coaching tennis at NCCU since 1997 and along with producing consistent winners on the court, his teams always do well academically.
Q. I've heard about a therapy in which a sugar solution (no steroids) is injected into an injured joint. The theory is that it irritates the joint into repairing itself or something. Is there anything to support this approach?
Yesterday was a big day. I went to Costco, and only spent $1.35.
And I left as happy as a country singer at a sequin convention.
This week recycle is the name of the game. At the Frank Gallery couture is created with bottle caps, plastic food bags, twist ties and film strips; at the Ackland Museum Store, Victorian fantasies have been recycled by some of today’s artists who are part of the Steam Punk genre. Both shows are about flights of creative visions.
Q: I am a 21-year-old female and swear I have a male libido. Most guys would find that desirable, but, of course, I had to fall madly in love with a guy who has a low libido.
Bob Cox is a member of the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame. Cox was a fullback on the 1933 football team that went 9-1 under Coach Wallace Wade. Cox was named All- Southern Conference after leading that team with 11 touchdowns. Not only was Cox a great athlete at Duke, but he served Duke in many coaching and teaching positions from 1942 to 1978. He was an assistant football coach from 1943 to 1970, head men’s tennis coach from 1943 to 1952 and again from 1960 to 1970, and also was a professor in the physical education department from 1942 to 1978.
Petey and The Kid love spicy food. They relish vittles that make me break out in a sweat just by viewing them. If a dish even has a bit too much black pepper, it’s too burny for me and my timid palate.
But, I love onions. Raw or cooked, I never met an onion I didn’t like. But puzzlingly, my spouse and child run like bunnies from most members of the allium family. You’d think with their love of scorching foodstuffs, onions would be a walk in the park.
When we grocery shopped more than 20 years ago, we relied almost exclusively on food product ingredient lists to divine their nutritional content. Those labels listed ingredients by weight from the most to the least, but standing in a supermarket aisle attempting to quantify that list into something numerically useful required mystical powers or today's Smart Phone.
A copy of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln, is on view at the N.C. Museum of History for one month, and it is a big deal. Unless you are a history buff beyond the movie “Lincoln” you may not know there was a Preliminary Proclamation issued on Sept. 22, 1862.
Q. I thought I’d share my experience using Listerine as an acne treatment after reading about it in your column. I have tried all types of antibiotics and topical prescriptions on the market. Nothing has worked as well as applying Listerine morning and night. Who knew it could be that simple?
Being active improves academic performance. That statement, it would seem to most of us, should be as plain as the nose on your face. But as schools across the country seek to improve the academic performance of students, many have cut physical education and recess periods so more time is saved for classroom instruction.
For the past five or six years The Kid and I have enjoyed a delicious tradition. We ruthlessly ration our food intake on Friday, and on Saturday, with growling bellies, we head over to the state fairgrounds to graze our way through the Got To Be NC festival.
Looking for escape? Try Dan Herrera’s intergalactic vaudeville show at Through This Lens gallery or the group exhibition titled “Scapes” at the Durham Art Guild.
Q. I’ve relied on natural crystal deodorants for years, with the understanding that they were safer than the usual antiperspirants. I was under the impression that they were free of aluminum. When I checked the label, it said “potassium alum.” Does that mean aluminum?