This June, when Amanda Moore, 25, gets married in Beverly Hills, Fla., she intends to wear a black gown with pink daisy accents. Black, she says, is slimming, and pink matches a special necklace from her great-grandmother. "My mother-in-law was the only one who was, like, 'Oh, my gosh, you have to call the church and make sure it's OK'." (She did.
This year about 10 million Americans will hit the slopes to ski and snowboard. One out of 250 will also hit the ground--or a tree--and go home injured. We asked the pros for some advice on how to stay safe. (See www.apta.org or nsaa.org for more info.) First, remember: it's your head, so wear that helmet.
Fifty years ago, Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino started the Joffrey Ballet with six dancers, a borrowed station wagon and a U-Haul. Though Joffrey himself is no longer alive, Arpino, now 83, and the company's 47 dancers are celebrating their half century of performances with productions like John Cranko's "Romeo and Juliet" (opening Feb. 15).
King County, which encompasses Seattle, has a bus fleet of 1,400. Only 236 are hybrids, but fleet manager Jim Boon anticipates that number will multiply: "Having the stored energy in the batteries gives us much better fuel economy."Seattle's taking on enviro-friendly causes is no shocker.
Can't seem to get into the holiday spirit? Here are some tips for avoiding seasonal depression. Ignore Norman Rockwell. "Don't measure yourself or your holiday celebration against some impossible ideal," says Chicago psychiatrist Nada Stotland, vice president of the American Psychiatric Association. "If Uncle Harry usually gets drunk, he's going to get drunk again.
Most kids need at least 10 hours of sleep. But if your child isn't getting enough, should you turn to sleeping pills? Many parents do. Last week Medco Health Solutions, a managed-care company, released an analysis that showed sleeping-pill usage has increased 85 percent among kids 10 to 19 in the last five years.
Women who want fuller cheeks and softer lines between their noses and lips have a new tool at their disposal. Sculptra, a cosmetic "volumizer" approved last year for facial-skin atrophy in HIV patients, stimulates the growth of collagen and reduces sagging and wrinkling.
It's always nice when Uncle Charlie leaves you a fat inheritance. But a growing number of people are handing down something extra: an ethical will. The document, which can be a simple one-page sheet or an elaborate write-up with an accompanying video, spells out their beliefs and wishes for family and friends.