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    • Baby Got Back

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      Mechanical disorders of the musculo-skeletal and central nervous systems -- which chiropractors address with hands-on spinal manipulation -- are more commonly associated with elders than…
    • Getting the Go-Round

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      Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again" has always been one of my favorite workout wailers, a tune injected with just the right amount of insolence and…
    • Katrina's Kids

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      The psychological trauma wrought by Hurricane Katrina is hardly receding -- it's still coming in waves. That's the finding of a report published earlier this…
    • Yoga Party

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      Five years ago, when I was living in Utah, I took my first yoga class and felt like a saint. Instead of curling up in…
    • Booze Muse

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      The driver had just "a couple of beers" one evening last August in Hines-burg, but it was enough to cause a fatal accident with an…
    • Iron Maiden

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      Last Sunday was made for running, cycling and swimming. Kim Loeffler did it all. The Colchester triathlete was competing in the Lake Placid Ironman, a…
    • Horse Power

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      If you fall off a horse at New Moon Ranch in Richmond, there's no getting back in the saddle -- because there is no saddle.…
    • Hair and Now

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      For all the attention and pricey primping my hair receives, I've always considered my long blonde locks to be short on usefulness -- until I…
    • Twist and Shout

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      My fascination with Madonna dates back to 1984, when my 12-year-old cabin-mates convinced me to impersonate her in our summer camp's talent show. "Madge" looks…
    • Lifting Hopes

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      It's a powder day at Sugarbush. Thick pillows of snow are piled up among the pine and birch glades, and showboaters are fluffing them with…
    • SARS Scars

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      Tim Brookes says he "knew nothing" about severe acute respiratory syndrome, a.k.a. SARS, when he was first approached to write about it. "I couldn't even…
    • Hip-nosis

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      My New Year's resolutions tend to last about as long as a flute-full of champagne, and I'm not alone. Whether we want to quit smoking,…
    • Breathing Room

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      Vermont's winter weather is unpredictable. But global warming notwithstanding, we can still usually count on a string of polar days when temperatures tumble well below…
    • Boning Up

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      In a sunlit studio, three exercisers begin to rock back and forth on their heels. "Pum, pum," they chant, their voices competing with the George…
    • Crew Cut

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      Just before daybreak, the Lamoille River curves through Milton like a black satin ribbon, reflecting cobalt blue from the waning moon. A squadron of sweatshirt-clad…
    • Odor Readers

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      Sidling up to the bar at Lunaroma is a lot different than pulling up a stool in a regular pub. Replacing Swedish vodka and Irish…
    • Swiming Whole

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      Of all the places to swim in northern Vermont, it seemed like a questionable one: The waters of Lake Champlain lapped the beach in lazy,…
    • Walking Papers

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      Christopher Wren shed 19 pounds while hoofing it from New York City to Fairlee, Vermont. Nearly two years after finishing the journey that inspired his…
    • Woods Working

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      Most christenings involve water or champagne, but Chip Schlegel has something else in mind. Standing in a small clearing in the woods at Bolton Valley…
    • Flower Power

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      Gardening is an all-American activity. Some 80 percent of Americans reportedly got back to the land last year, and are likely to do so again…
    • Snooze or Lose It

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      "spring forward" is a cheery euphemism for the annual switch to Daylight Savings Time, which happens this year on April 4. Sure, we have an…
    • Back to the Basics

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      When it comes to our overall health and wellness, many of us pay the least attention to the spine. The long lines for the treadmill…
    • Just Doin' It

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      Is there a connection between sex and sports? The two seem to go hand in hand -- if the tabloids are any indication. Wilt Chamberlain…
    • Inside Story

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      Switching off his vacuum cleaner, George Michaels leans down to inspect the filter he's placed in the machine to show me how much gunk has…

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