The drumbeat of alarming stories linking concussions among football players and other athletes to brain disease has led to a new and mushrooming American phenomenon: the specialized youth sports concussion clinic, which one day may be as common as a mall at the edge of town.
In the last three years, dozens of youth concussion clinics have opened in nearly 35 states — outpatient centers often connected to large hospitals that are now filled with young athletes complaining of headaches, amnesia, dizziness or problems concentrating.
Ron Finley was home by the pool recently when his thoughts once again turned to dirt. "People need to realize how powerful the transformation of soil can be," he said, with a hint of evangelism. "We've gotten so far away from our food source. It's been hijacked from us. But if you get soil, plant something in it and water it, you can feed yourself. It's that simple."
It was early afternoon and Mr. Finley, who is tall, extroverted and disinclined, had been up since dawn dealing with e-mails, invitations and other byproducts of what he called "the TED effect." Last winter at TED, the annual ideas confab in Long Beach, his rousing 10-minute talk about guerrilla gardening in low-income neighborhoods was the hug-your-neighbor presentation of the week, and Mr. Finley was suddenly the man to meet.
Catastrophes, superheroes, sequels — the months ahead have it all. Critic Stephanie Merry highlights some of the buzziest movies of the summer, including "The Great Gatsby," "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "Man of Steel." For trailers and reviews, click the bold text in each item.
A little herb garden in a container allows you to move beyond sweet basil alone. With so many great herbs to choose from, there is no one right mix.
Your selection of herbs is not only personal but also connected to your favorite dishes, which in turn are linked to your cultural background, childhood memories and palate. It is worth knowing, however, that there are now more varieties of herbs commonly available than ever, especially with basil, thyme, oregano, scented geranium, lavender and rosemary. Reserve a little room for something new this season.
These high-tech specs with a built-in computer have the geek world abuzz, but wearing them in polite society requires decorum. Here, an open letter to very early adopters.
Congratulations! You're one of the privileged few who've scored a pair of Google GOOG +1.94% Glass, the futuristic eyewear that puts a tiny, voice-controlled, Wi-Fi-enabled computer on your face. It's the most anticipated gadget since the iPad, iPhone or iAnything, really. And the best part? You members of Google's "Explorer Program"—mostly app developers and supernerds—will be testing Glass in the wild months before the general public will get to wear it, fingers crossed, at the end of the year.
On a recent morning, Robert Newton leaned on the bar at Seersucker, his Brooklyn, N.Y., restaurant, watching diners tuck into breakfast, Southern-style. The Arkansas-bred chef noted that getting Brooklynites to embrace stone-ground grits has been easy. Selling them on the whole, dried corn kernels known as hominy, however, took some effort. "A lot of people don't know what hominy is," Mr. Newton said—or that grits are really the same food, processed differently.
Over the centuries, the terms for hominy and its byproducts have come to be rather haphazardly applied. "Hominy" can indicate most any dried field corn, but dried corn treated with lye or lime—in a process known as nixtamalization—is likewise called hominy.
! write a lunch column, so I'm pretty sure my midday repasts are all deductable (or at least my accountant seems to think so). But even here in New York, I'm pretty good at keeping it under $10. New York is a city famous for quick and affordable lunches you will almost certainly be eating at your desk — you take the good with the bad — so I thought I'd call out the obvious splurges for a day when one traditionally indulges. Or, you know, cries.
Shelfies, a Canadian clothing company, has come out with a line of food– and drink-themed sweaters that may shock you. The in-your-face prints of gigantic watermelons, gummy bears, coffee beans, chocolate chip cookies and french fries look realistic, though biting into them in certain instances may qualify as cannibalism.
Don't let Mother's Day sneak up on you this year! It's time to think about something more than just a scented candle and a card. Forget balloons and last minute store-bought chocolates. This Mother's Day, make mom some gifts that are sure to impress -- just don't expect her to share.
Summer's almost here and that means it's time for some grilling. While there are so many different dishes to cook outdoors, there's one that wins the popularity contest year after year — yes, we're talking about big, fat, juicy burgers.
Because burgers evoke such crazy and obsessive reactions, we've decided to pay them the attention they deserve and compile a list of the 50 best burger recipes for you to try this summer. Whether you're a meat lover, a vegetarian, or an adventurous cook, we've searched high and low to round up the best burger recipes for you, and ranked them in terms of taste, technique, and ingenuity.