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Aug 6, 2015

Body-building supplement overuse signals new male eating disorder

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Low-self esteem, poor body image and a perception of not meeting the modern ideal of masculinity are driving more men to consume over-the-counter body-building supplements, constituting what researchers believe is an emerging eating disorder.

Supplements such as whey protein, creatine and L-cartinine are used to improve athletic performance and physique and are sold in grocery stores, vitamin shops and online.

Aug 4, 2015

Young fathers face raised health risks in middle age: study

NEW YORK (Reuters) – First-time dads in their early 20s may have the energy and agility to keep up with their young children, but a new study shows early fatherhood can pose perils later in life.

Research by Finnish researchers showed that becoming a father before the age of 25 is linked to a higher chance of dying in middle age.

Jul 31, 2015

Exercise during teens reaps long-term benefits for women, study shows

NEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) – Playing team sports and
exercising during adolescence can have long-lasting benefits for
women and may even reduce their risk of dying from cancer and
other causes later in life, a new study showed on Friday.

Researchers who analyzed how often women exercised while in
their teens found that being active for just 1.3 hours a week
had a positive impact as they got older.

Jul 7, 2015

Checking work emails at home? It’s part of the job for most Americans

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Checking emails at home is just part of the job for most Americans, who would also prefer to receive money rather than more paid vacation or sick days, according to a poll.

More than half of adults questioned in a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair survey said monitoring emails outside office hours was routine, compared to 38 percent who said it was unnecessary.

Jun 30, 2015

Misty Copeland leaps past racial barrier in U.S. ballet

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Misty Copeland on Tuesday became the first African-American female principal ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre in the dance company’s 75-year history.

Copeland, 32, joined American Ballet Theatre in 2001 and has been a soloist with the prestigious company since 2007.

Jun 29, 2015

Boxers Mayweather, Pacquiao top Forbes best paid celebrity list

NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) – Boxers Floyd Mayweather and
Manny Pacquiao topped Forbes list of the world’s 100
highest-paid celebrities on Monday, on the heels of their
lucrative clash in Las Vegas last month.

With an estimated $300 million in earnings over the past 12
months, Mayweather more than lived up to his nickname “Money”
and was the undisputed champion. Pacquiao was second, making
$160 million over the past 12 months.

Jun 26, 2015

Sci-fi TV series ‘Humans’ breathes new life into robot debate

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Attractive, efficient robots relieve people of the menial tasks of everyday life but problems arise when the androids threaten to surpass their creators in “Humans,” a new sci-fi TV series that explores the fascination and fear about technology.

The eight-part drama, which premieres on Sunday on AMC, is a co-production between the U.S. cable network behind the hit series “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad”, and Britain’s Channel 4.

Jun 26, 2015

FEATURE: Come to the theater, ride a chandelier, play a role in show

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Aerialists descend in a giant chandelier and lift a guest back up with them, a showgirl leads an audience member back in time to a 1920s Parisian nightclub and actors single out guests for a mysterious experience yet to come.

Immersive theater productions such as “Sleep No More,” an adaptation of “Macbeth” that has been running in New York since 2011, have brought audiences into the performance.

Jun 26, 2015

Feature: Come to the theater, ride a chandelier, play a role in show

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Aerialists descend in a giant chandelier and lift a guest back up with them, a showgirl leads an audience member back in time to a 1920s Parisian nightclub and actors single out guests for a mysterious experience yet to come.

Immersive theater productions such as “Sleep No More,” an adaptation of “Macbeth” that has been running in New York since 2011, have brought audiences into the performance.

Jun 26, 2015

Come to the theater, ride a chandelier, play a role in show

NEW YORK, June 26 (Reuters) – Aerialists descend in a giant
chandelier and lift a guest back up with them, a showgirl leads
an audience member back in time to a 1920s Parisian nightclub
and actors single out guests for a mysterious experience yet to
come.

Immersive theater productions such as “Sleep No More,” an
adaptation of “Macbeth” that has been running in New York since
2011, have brought audiences into the performance.

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      "I am based in New York where I run the Reuters Lifestyle service, coordinating, editing and writing stories on topics ranging from family, food and fitness to travel, health and work issues in the Americas. Previously I worked in London as the European Health and Science correspondent and as a reporter covering legal, political and general news in Britain."
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