Weight training is touted as the cure for many ills. But if the goal is to lose belly fat, aerobic exercise is the only way to go, exercise scientists say.
We're not talking about muffin tops, the annoying bit of pudge that rolls over a woman's waistline and is featured in those strange Internet ads. Rather, this is gut fat lodged around internal organs, which could look like a beer belly from the outisde. It's considered a risk factor for diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
Rebels' advances in Libya are renewing praise and criticism for the country's leader. Americans are questioning how Barack Obama's support of the rebels will affect his 2012 presidential campaign. And Texas Governor Rick Perry is changing the picture for the GOP presidential candidates. Host Michel Martin talks politics with Politico's Cornell Belcher and Republican strategist Ron Christie.
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Nervous investors - and these days that's most investors - were all ears this morning as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered a speech in Wyoming. The investors were listening for any clues about additional steps the Fed might take to shore up the sagging economy. Bernanke did not outline any big rescue plans, but he did say the Fed has tools it can use if necessary.
– Jurors in Kansas have returned a guilty verdict for a former Greenville resident charged with four counts of capital murder.
James Kraig Kahler was alleged to have shot and killed his wife, their two daughters and his wife's grandmother. The shootings occurred over Thanksgiving weekend in 2009, near Topeka, Kansas. Kahler's son was able to flee from the residence unharmed.
Greenville – Two Fannin County residents are facing federal charges of embezzlement from the City of Garland.
44-year-old Duane Milford Stailey, and his wife, 45-year-old Sharon Ware Stailey, along with a Denison man, are each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit theft from a program receiving federal funds.
Yes, it was Albert Einstein who unified space and time together into a single, coherent whole. As a physicist I can say that was a pretty impressive feat, but as parent — slogging across interstate whatever on the last weekend of the summer — I have to ask: What's the big deal?
Anyone stuck in vacation traffic with kids in tow can tell you that Space and Time have always been unified but not in the wiggly, abstract sense my buddy Al Einstein was talking about.