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  • Two concerts honor GWAR guitarist

    Last year was turning out to be a banner year for GWAR, Richmond's most infamous musical export.

  • Take it slow when it comes to weight loss

    If you're thinking of jumping on a diet to get those pounds off quickly, make sure your plan is healthy by following these five guidelines.

  • Your Health: Reducing sodium

    Too much salt is bad, but too little can also be a problem

  • Health Notes for Jan. 2

    Gluten Intolerance Group of Richmond, 7 p.m. Thursday, Trinity United Methodist Church, 903 Forest Ave. Ellen Bernstein, holistic health coach, will speak. Topic: "Keeping Better Balance in Your Life — Ways to De-stress." Free. Details: Madelyn Smith, (804) 968-4111 or

  • Fitness: Efforts to get Richmonders more active

    This is the year for all of Richmond to get active. Richmond Sports Backers, as well as a host of other organizations, are working toward that goal.

  • Fashion Matters: The resolution vs. revolution

    Forget the resolution and go for a style revolution

  • In My Shoes: Happiness is only a smile away

    One of my happiness tricks is to close my eyes and think of people who make me smile and laugh out loud. I am fortunate because I don't have to go outside my family.

  • Vines and Wines: Governor's Cup changes coming

    The prestigious Governor's Cup wine competition is making changes, and all point to a result that more state winemakers can live with.

  • Health notes for Dec. 26


  • Your Health: Counting influenza cases

    State part of trial to get more specific data

  • Modern Aging: Helping a parent move

    Helping a parent through a move, especially a move out of a "forever" home, is more about emotionally supporting the transition than the act of moving.

  • Savvy Senior: How to find and research doctors who accept Medicare

    Q: What resources are available to help seniors locate and research Medicare doctors? Our current doctor is not enrolled with Medicare and will not continue seeing us as Medicare patients.

  • Life Notes: Best unwrapped Christmas gifts on Earth

    Merry Christmas, Mom, Dad and kids.

  • Fashion Matters: Make your compliments genuine

    How many times have you walked up to a friend, given her a hug and told her she looks fabulous?

  • In My Shoes: The reluctant volunteer

    I left my position as information technology manager at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in August 2010 to begin a new chapter in my life. So much of it had been spent being defined by my husband, my children or my career. I wanted to take time to learn who I was independent of my profession.

  • Wellness: Dealing with achy joints

    Though the toy soldiers that march in "The Nutcracker" may perform gloriously with stiff joints, the rest of us know that day-to-day activities are nearly impossible without use of the more than 300 joints in our bodies.

  • Murder on the menu

    White House Executive Chef Olivia “Ollie” Paras often finds herself in hot water in Julie Hyzy’s series.  And the fifth entry, “Affairs of Steak” (293 pages, Berkley Prime Crime, $7.99) is no exception:  Ollie is in danger of being sliced, diced and filleted. Ollie and her nemesis, White ...

  • Christian Bale comes under fire from Chinese government

    “Batman” star Christian Bale should feel embarrassed for trying to visit a human rights activist while he was in China to promote a movie the country has submitted for an Oscar, a government spokesman said Wednesday.

  • Signing and succumbing

    Only rarely is an inheritance either a blessing or a burden.  In most cases, it’s a maddening combination of the two, and that’s the situation facing Darla Pettistone in “Double Booked for Death” (325 pages, Berkley Prime Crime, $7.99), the first in a projected series by Ali Brandon. Texan Dar...

  • Health Notes for Dec. 19


Lauren Deloach

Fashion Matters

Lauren Deloach, owner of D&R Style Consulting and Category5, has been helping women find their perfect style self for 10 years. Email her at


In My Shoes

Check out In My Shoes, a weekly column that connects you with women who’ve been through it all and are willing to talk about it.


Your Health Blog

Look to Tammie Smith for news about your health. Stay current with ever-changing health news and information.

Jack Berningerhen

Vines & Wines

Raise a glass with columnist Jack Berninger.

Maria Howard


Maria Howard follows the trends in exercise. Read her column for information on how to keep your fitness goals on track.

Stacy Hawkins Adams

Life Notes

Stacy Hawkins Adams writes about families and parenting.

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