August 28, 2012
Someone with a lot of belly fat has a higher risk of death than those who are obese, a new study suggests. "We knew from previous research that central obesity is bad, but what is new in this research is that the distribution of the fat is very important even in people with a normal weight," said Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, senior author on the study and a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic , in a statement. "This group has the highest death rate, even higher than those who are considered obese based on BMI. From a public health perspective, this is a significant finding.
June 19, 2012
The OC Blog is back again with another spot check for you and your hungry palettes. If you are looking for one of the best local eats in Ocean City, go no further than Belly Busters Seafood & Deli on 45th Street and Coastal Highway. With a surf shack feel, "Belly's" serves up the good eats, including excellent steamed crabs and seafood, wraps and beers. It also serves up huge sandwiches that at times are so big they serve as two meals. And there's no need to stop at the store to grab yourself a few brews for the evening, Belly Busters has carry out beer for you right in the restaurant.
February 24, 2012
This is the third installment of the fourth Grammarnoir serial. The final installment will be posted on National Grammar Day, March 4, a Sunday, because grammar never takes the day off. You can read Part 1, "A Belle in the Night," here . Part 2, "The Mission," is here. Part 3: The belly of the beast The Greyhound bus nosed through a darkened landscape as flat and barren as a corporate vice president's conscience.
October 29, 2011
When Nawal Qalbi enrolled in a belly dancing class at the Carroll County YMCA five years ago, she never dreamed she would find her calling. Qalbi discovered the ancient dance form offered not just exercise, but camaraderie. "I was curious, really," said Qalbi said about signing up for that first class. "I thought I would be going in and be one of the oldest. There were so many women of different shapes, sizes and age groups. "It was very refreshing to see such a mixture of women in this classroom, and everybody enjoying each other's company.
October 11, 2011
Since mid-September, lots and lots of bars in town have been touting specials and tie-ins in observance of Oktoberfest, the 200-year-old celebration of Bavarian culture and huge excuse to drink lots of beer. But few places in Maryland have a right to these promotions quite like Blob's Park in Jessup, a nearly 80-year-old resident that claims to be home of America's first Oktoberfest. Blob's is Maryland's very own Valhalla, a beer hall as big as an airport hangar where German culture is celebrated year-round, though with especially distinguished gusto during these few weeks in the fall.
July 12, 2010
In a recent episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" called "The Bare Midriff," Larry David is disgruntled that his new secretary is wearing a shirt that exposes her tummy. When he confronts her, she tells him she's proud of her body and wants to flaunt it. "You can flaunt two-thirds of the day outside the office and then you have one-third non-flaunt," he tells her. "Why not take a break in the flaunt?" In white-collar offices across Maryland, "the flaunt" has become an issue and a distraction, particularly when it comes to interns who, professionals say, perennially show more daring than sense in their work wardrobes.