Lee Kurtz

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Work out smarter, not longer

The most common complaint that I hear from prospective clients is this: "I work out three times a week, but my body never changes."<p>When I ask them what they do in the gym, I almost always know what I'm going to hear. They generally do two or three circuits of machine-based strength training and …

The Bone Bed

• <b>Author:</b> Patricia Cornwell<p>A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She has no idea why.<p>But as events unfold with …

Touch & Go

• <b>Author:</b> Lisa Gardner<p><b>The secrets of a picture perfect family are exposed in this “tour de force”* thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner.</b><p>Ten minutes after walking the elite Back Bay townhouse and investigator Tessa Leoni already doesn’t like what she sees. Signs of an …

Takedown Twenty

• <b>Author:</b> Janet Evanovich<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p><b>Powerhouse author Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels are “as entertaining as ever” (Entertainment Weekly), “brilliantly evocative” (The Denver Post), and “making trouble and winning hearts” (USA Today).</b> <b></b> <b><br>Stephanie Plum has her sights set on</b> …

Cell

• <b>Author:</b> Robin Cook<p><b>The New York Times–bestselling author and master of the medical thriller returns with a top-notch fusion of groundbreaking medical science and edge-of-your-seat suspense.</b><p>George Wilson, M.D., a radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter a profession on the brink of an …

W Is for Wasted

• <b>Author:</b> Sue Grafton<p>The first victim was a local PI of suspect reputation who’d been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. The other body was found on the beach six weeks later—a homeless man with Kinsey Millhone’s name and number written on a slip of paper in his pants pocket.<p>Two seemingly …

Here with You

• <b>Author:</b> Kate Perry<p>"Perry is a storyteller, weaving magic wherever she goes, much to the delight of her millions of fans." – The Literary Shed<p>Nicole James knew it was NOT better to have loved and lost.<p>She never expected that love to swagger back into her life. Sure, she pined after Griffin Chase all …

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

…Or next week.

8 Genius Ways to Use Veggies You Never Would Have Thought Of

Beat salad boredom with these beyond-creative veggie creations

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

Interactive Infographic: The Lifespans Of Pathogens

Which microbes can live the longest on the floor?<p>Here's a look at maximum pathogen survival times on a dry, inanimate surface. (Not pictured: salmonella, which can survive essentially indefinitely.) Press plus and minus to navigate.<p><i>Update: An earlier version of this graphic had a Hepatitis C</i> …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

Stating the Case for Germs Awareness Month

Commemoration is perhaps the best way to celebrate a historical moment, such as the birth of American Independence or the end of the First World War. But over the years, the art of signification has widened to include a number of topics ranging from smiling (October 4rd) to talking like a pirate …

Possible Link Found Between Bacterium And Multiple Sclerosis

A new study found MS-like brain damage in a mouse infected with this bacterium.<p>Nobody knows exactly what causes multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, though a combination of environmental and genetic factors plays a part. But new research suggests that, …

There's More Than One Way To Cure Diseases With Genes

A recent roundup in The Economist looks at a few new ideas for gene therapy.<p>Many people have inherited genes that are making them sick, or will, one day. Troublesome genes are part and parcel of being human. In the future, however, doctors may have some fixes, ranging from giving their patients …

Found: Possible Antidote For Death Cap Mushroom Poisoning

Poisonings from death cap mushrooms (which look similar to other fungi) are often difficult to diagnose and treat.<p>The flesh of the death cap mushroom is said to be quite tasty, and many who have eaten it claim it is the most delicious they've ever tasted. But it is also deadly, as the name …

The Scent Of Your Earwax May Yield Valuable Information

Warning: It doesn't get any less gross from here.<p>As an Asian lady, I can't get over that people of African and European descent have moist earwax. I learned this years ago. I still can't get over it! I assumed everyone had earwax like me, so it was just too weird to learn otherwise.<p>Don't know what …

Kale: Benefits Beyond Nutrition

Kale benefits your body in many ways, but the nutritional power packed into this winter veggie isn't the only reason to love kale. It's a gateway to cooking with your kids.<p>In some circles, kale may be cliché, but for my family there is a simple reason why it ranks high on our family favorites list. …

Beat the Wheat: Swiss Chard Breakfast Strata

AKA: My Grocery Store Meltdown: The Overwhelming Sadness of Cross-Contamination<p>Two years after I was diagnosed with celiac disease, I thought I had …

9 Reasons You Should Feel Great About Spending Valentine's Day With A Bottle Of Wine

Valentine's Day can be a less-than-thrilling holiday when you're riding sans significant other. Flowers, hearts and red and pink everything invade this country like a plague, and it becomes impossible to ignore the day completely. Reluctantly, all this "love in is in the air" attitude may leave you …

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Why Use Dried Mushrooms?

Improved mushroom cultivation means more varieties of fresh mushrooms are available at the grocery store, from chanterelles to shiitakes. So why …

Recipes

Don’t Order Last-Minute Flowers: Make Chocolate-Dipped Bacon Roses

Maybe your planned flower delivery is delayed. Maybe the nasty weather has you stranded at home and unable to head outside to shop for gifts to mark …

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