Attention wearers of skinny jeans: don’t squat — at least not for long. Doctors in Australia report that a 35-year-old woman was hospitalized for four days after experiencing muscle damage, swelling, and nerve blockages in her legs after squatting for several hours while wearing tight-fitting denims. “We were surprised that this patient had such severe […]

WASHINGTON — A new report names the D.C. region the fittest of the 50 biggest metropolitan areas in the country, based on a combination of health and lifestyle factors, for the second year in a row. The American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation released the 2015 American Fitness Index data Tuesday.   The Washington […]

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA — finally his his own Twitter Account. Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack,” his first tweet read Monday.   “Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.” With just a few typed words, it appears that Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to announce his own Twitter account, from which […]

There are only a few actors that can exude the amount of “cool” that actor Terrence Howard comes across on screen. And few can find where he gets it from. It’s not like he hasn’t had his fair share of troubling time. From his mother losing her battle with cancer, to having to get fit […]

A love of literature can quickly add up, forcing readers to hunt down less expensive books than those found in traditional bookstores — a daunting task considering there are close to 130 million published books in the world. For those with ereaders and tablets, there’s an easier way. Enter BookBub, a free daily email that […]

The first thing that strikes many about Amiri Baraka‘s poetry, most especially his later works, is that it carried the sharp tone of an oppressed,…