USA Today’s Dirty Mind, Tour de Palm Coast, Plutocratic Scott: The Live Wire
FlaglerLive | July 7, 2011
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Today’s Live Wire: Quick Links
- Rick Scott’s Plutocratic Florida
- Why Exercise Makes Us Feel Good
- Tour de Palm Coast
- Debt Limit Hypocrites
- USA Today’s Dirty Minds
- 14th Amendment Memories
- Adagio for Scott: Governor’s Net Worth Drops by Half, to $102 Million
- Surprise! Rick Scott Also Had “Fatal Flaws” as a CEO
- Drawing Widespread Criticism, Rick Scott Discovers the Joys of SunRail, and CSX
- How Rick Scott Bought the Election
From The Times: “Why does exercise make us happy and calm? Almost everyone agrees that it generally does, a conclusion supported by research. A survey by Norwegian researchers published this month, for instance, found that those who engaged in any exercise, even a small amount, reported improved mental health compared with Norwegians who, despite the tempting nearness of mountains and fjords, never got out and exercised. A separate study, presented last month at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, showed that six weeks of bicycle riding or weight training eased symptoms in women who’d received a diagnosis of anxiety disorder. The weight training was especially effective at reducing feelings of irritability, perhaps (and this is my own interpretation) because the women felt capable now of pounding whomever or whatever was irritating them. But just how, at a deep, cellular level, exercise affects anxiety and other moods has been difficult to pin down. […] Perhaps best of all, Dr. Lehmann does not believe that hours of daily exercise are needed or desirable to achieve emotional resilience. The mice in his lab ran only when and for as long as they wished, over the course of several weeks. Other animal experiments have intimated that too much exercise could contribute to anxiety, and Dr. Lehmann agrees that that outcome is possible. Moderate levels of exercise seem to provide the most stress-relieving benefits, he said.” The full story.
- Putt-Putt Golf at Belle Terre Elementary: 9-Hole Course Meets School Board Bogeys
- Flagler Palm Coast YMCA Closing After 9 Years At Florida Hospital; Stand-Alone Y a Goal
- Ten Major Benefits of Exercise
- Palm Coast’s Waterfront Park, Carving Out Tranquility on the Intracoastal, Opens
- Palm Coast “Joy Ride” Draws Far Fewer Participants Than Anticipated
- End of the Trail for New Palm Coast Parks As Money and Visionary Plans Dry Up
- What Caused the Deficit and the National debt?
- Detox for Tax Fact Cheats
- National Debt: $14 Trillion
- A Confederacy of Bipartisan Dunces
Charles Apple in American Copy Editor writes, below the headline, “You need a dirty mind to be an editor in this business,”: That’s the only way you can avoid running something like this graphic — cell-camera shots of which have been zooming around the internets over the past day or so.
It’s from the USA Today weather page, of course. It ran last Friday, July 1. […] Now, chances are about five percent of you don’t “get” what I’m talking about with that graphic illustration. But at least 95 percent of you do — in fact, you’re laughing like mad right now. Which proves my point. You need to have a dirty mind to be in the business of mass communications. Or, at the very least, you need someone with a dirty mind on your staff. Because you do not want to give the sixth grader in all of us this kind of viral amusement.” More examples here.
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