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Mobile-phone programs track steps, beats and calories

No smart-phone application — at least not yet — can accelerate heart rates, inflate muscles or trim waistlines. To accomplish that, bodies must be moved, not just thumbs, and calories watched. While apps alone can’t transform a beer gut, they at least offer quite a bit of guidance, and they are legion, offering everything from […]

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What does your purse say about you?

An inventory of a woman’s handbag can reveal her age, the roles she plays in her own life and, sometimes, a glimpse of her soul. That’s the thesis of “The Contents of Her Purse,” a documentary that treads the line between wry humor and sociological treatise. The movie is the centerpiece of “The Purse Chronicles,” […]

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SpaFinder Deal Days Bring Great Discounts for Mom

With a nod to the recession and knowledge that price is one of the main things keeping people from getting more massages and facials, local day spas and exercise studios are offering half-price treatments and classes during upcoming spa weeks. It’s a chance to try a ballet-style fitness class, get that pedicure you’ve been putting […]

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