Body politics: Get ’em when they’re young

Did you know that there are not only toning shoes for women but there are also toning shoes for … girls? “Toning shoes” are sneakers with rounded soles designed to create an unstable walking surface and theoretically force the wearer to engage different muscles while walking. But not only are the claims that they can…

News on the war on plastic bags

Great news! On Tuesday Whole Foods announced it will completely do away with plastic bags at its 250+ stores by Earth Day. The store will encourage folks to bring in their own reusable bags and will still make recyclable paper bags available upon request. According to the Nevada Conservation League, Americans throw away 100 million…

Dress code

I know I’ve been living in Las Vegas too long when I don’t see the hubub over a short skirt. Is everyone sick of the whole Southwest Airlines fiasco yet? (Sigh.) I certainly was and then I read message boards that called Britney Spears’ VMA outfit that of a hooker or stripper. (Which, by the…