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Updated at 7:33 AM

What is respect? Being considerate and polite? Listening to what people are saying? Caring about someone else’s feelings? Speaking in quiet tones even when you disagree? Using kind words toward others? Being aware of the effect of your behavior on others? It seems a little difficult to define, but everybody wants it from others. Everyone can offer examples of how they did not feel respected themselves. This is true in all venues — the grocery store, on the highway,...

Updated Jul 29, 2015 at 7:58 AM

It didn’t take long for Debra Tacad, a registered dietitian and coordinator/instructor for the UNLV Nutrition Center, to list foods that people think are healthy, but aren’t necessarily so.“Juices and...

Updated Jul 28, 2015 at 7:20 AM

Who doesn’t love lunges?They are spot on for great hams and glutes, and perfect for any lower-body workout. And besides, they are fun!We have front ones, back ones, low, elevated, pulsing and slow ones. Basically, go...

Updated Jul 28, 2015 at 6:57 AM

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of research on relatively brief exercise protocols known as high-intensity interval training. Interval training is a universally accepted alternative to what is typically referred to as...

Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 2:17 PM

Do you believe this? You make better decisions about your later-in-life financial situation if you “see” your senior self. Research at Stanford University has documented the “disconnect” we often feel with our older selves. The studies suggest we...

Updated Jul 26, 2015 at 11:54 AM

Many people think that you have to be “crazy” or extremely dysfunctional to seek out the services of a mental health counselor. The truth is that most people can benefit. Here are some of the best reasons to see a counselor • Manage anxiety.

Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 8:37 AM

Whether you’re wheezing, snorting or snuffling while sawing logs, your snoring is not only upsetting to your family, it could be a sign of ill health. And it’s probably getting worse with age. There are reasons...

Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 7:56 AM

On a time crunch? Maybe you overslept and missed the gym. Or you simply want to catch up on your favorite talk show.No need to skip your fitness altogether. Keep it simple and make the best of what time you have.There are...

Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 6:40 AM

When the weather turns hot and humid, there are certain precautions that you should take to avoid exercise-related heat illness, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke (which is often fatal). Let’s begin by...

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 9:28 AM

So you‘re traveling for two this summer, even if your traveling companion doesn’t yet qualify for a reduced-fare children’s ticket.How should pregnant women prepare for their summer trips? First, check in...

Updated Jul 19, 2015 at 11:44 AM

There is almost nothing that can make us more vulnerable than lack of sleep. When we are sleep deprived our ability to cope with emotions, solve problems and act effectively is drastically reduced. Everything seems more difficult. On the other hand,...

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