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Why the most popular rule of weight loss is wrong

There’s a popular rule you’ve probably heard before about losing weight: for every 3,500 calories you shed from your diet, you’ll lose a pound. But just because everyone, including nutritionists with graduate degrees, keep repeating this doesn’t make it true.

How do ill doctors decide what to do?

Like all of us, doctors sometimes wind up as patients. When facing difficult decisions about the best treatment for themselves and close relatives, what questions do they ask? What risks do they consider? What calculations do they make?

Newcomers find spark of innovation in Detroit

DETROIT — Detroit has always attracted outsiders who wanted to contribute to the city’s growth. From architect Albert Kahn to civic rights activist Rosa Parks, over the decades numerous benefactors who hailed from elsewhere found in Detroit a stage for their best efforts.

No room at the inn for innocence

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — The children gather at dusk on the pitted motel parking lot, hard against the sound wall of the freeway. They kick a scuffed soccer ball and play with the stray dogs they have rescued. One holds a cockroach he pretends is a pet turtle.

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Activities to resume on limited basis at wildlife refuge

With flood waters receding, the Visitor Center at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge is set to reopen this Friday, just in time for Saturday’s Youth FIRST program. At present, visitors can only access the center from SH 289 via Refuge Road and all refuge activities for August will be held at the center as the refuge’s interior roadways and trails are still closed to the public.