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How to add a workout at the workplace

1. Walk or bike to work once a week.<p>2. Don't park your car in the spot closest to the front door. Instead, find the parking stall farthest away. (Of course, take security into consideration.)<p>3. Stairs, no elevators.<p>4. Stop the impulse to email. Instead, get up off your duff and walk to a …

Bit by bit, a more fit workplace

Nearly all of us need to make more time for fitness. Finding that time, though, can seem impossible.<p>But what if you could wedge that workout in at work? If it sounds far-fetched (or a great way to get yourself fired), listen up.<p>Dr. James Levine, an obesity expert at the<p>Mayo Clinic, says Americans …

Planned food safety rules rile organic farmers

HUSTONTOWN, Pa. — Jim Crawford was rushing to load crates of freshly picked organic tomatoes onto trucks heading for an urban farmers market when he noticed the federal agent.<p>A tense conversation followed as the visitor to his farm — an inspector from the<p>Food and Drug Administration— warned him …

Acetaminophen in pregnancy linked to ADHD in kids, study finds

Pregnant women have long been assured that<p>acetaminophencan treat their aches, pains and fevers without bringing harm to the babies they carry. Now researchers say they have found a strong link between prenatal use of the medication and cases ofattention-deficit hyperactivity disorderin children.<p>The …

How to Know If Someone’s Really Dead

<b>Correction added Feb. 28, 2014</b><p>Dead is dead—except when it isn’t. That’s the lesson 78-year old Walter Williams of Holmes County, Miss., learned late …

The Week In Numbers: The Top Speed Of A Polar Bear, Quark Mystery Solved, And More

<b>25 miles per hour</b>: the sprinting speed of a polar bear (read about Google's quest to bring polar bears to Street View here)<p><b>500 trillion</b>: the number of particle collisions it took to discover the last as-yet-unproven way of making top quarks<p><b>2016</b>: the year the Hybrid Air powertrain, which propels a …