Lavine is a features and health reporter for the Duluth News Tribune.
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DULUTH, Minn.—Fresh snow, January temps, it's the perfect setting for the full-body workout of cross-country skiing. It's one of the most recommended outdoor activities, said Dr. Sam Harms, orthopedic surgeon at Orthopaedic Associates of Duluth.
DULUTH, Minn.—Lis Hendrickson has two hangars and an airstrip at her home. She also has three planes: a Cessna 170, a Cessna 120 and a Piper Super Cub. (The latter has floats and skis on the wheels right now, she said.) Hendrickson is chief flight instructor and operations director of Fly Duluth/Duluth Flying Club, a privately owned pilot training center. Before that, she wore other hats, including chief flight instructor at Lake Superior College, corporate pilot for Cirrus, flight instructor at Cloquet Airport.
It has a name. That twinge in your gut when you see people laughing in sweaters on social media, or when you haven't checked your Facebook feed in a while. This anxiety, or FOMO (fear of missing out) is the pervasive apprehension that you're missing a rewarding experience, said Essentia Health psychologist Dr. Nicole Fleming. And even she isn't immune. "My triathlon team, they had a get-together when I was in California last week, and I thought, 'FOMO,'" she said.
Fall's a good time to hunker down. Tea, football, laughing in sweaters. It's also time to get crafty. Here are some easy and affordable autumn-inspired DIY projects. Animal Mason Jars
A hairless bat photo landed in Debra Johnson Robnik's text messages. Her response: "I hope that's not your dinner." Insert barbecue grill emoji. Like this exchange with a friend, the Duluth woman uses emojis to add humor and communicate feelings. "I'm a very creative person, and it's really hard to put down a sentence and not put what emotion is behind that," she said.
DULUTH, Minn. — Scott Burnes of Duluth has spent a lot of time in saunas. He has asthma, and the hot air helps his breathing; it opens and cleanses his pores. "It just made you feel good. It's really relaxing," he said. And there's science behind that. "Sauna has the same effects on the body as physical exercise," said Dr. Anemona Anghel, interventional cardiologist at St. Luke's. High temperatures lead to increased heart rate and dilation of blood vessels, which reduces the effects of cardiovascular risk factors.
CANNON BALL, N.D. — The events around Standing Rock stir heavy emotion for me — from last Sunday's news that an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline was denied, to the Duluth City Council's resolution to support the demonstration, to reports of water cannons and rubber bullets being used against protesters last month.
For witches around the world, Monday marks "the most magickal time of year," said Lorene Couture of Duluth. On a recent Saturday, eight witches, including Couture, gathered at her home to celebrate Halloween, Samhain or the Witches' New Year. Guests of Couture and her husband, Bill, sat around a table in their candlelit dining room. On the agenda: verbal offerings, divination (runes and tarot), feasting and absinthe. "Van Gogh and Picasso, they used this to release their creativity," Couture said of the absinthe. "It's a ritual."
DULUTH, Minn.—For witches around the world, Monday marks "the most magickal time of year," said Lorene Couture of Duluth. On a recent Saturday, eight witches, including Couture, gathered at her home to celebrate Halloween, Samhain or the Witches' New Year. Guests of Couture and her husband, Bill, sat around a table in their candlelit dining room. On the agenda: verbal offerings, divination (runes and tarot), feasting and absinthe. "Van Gogh and Picasso, they used this to release their creativity," Couture said of the absinthe. "It's a ritual."
It's hard to visualize a black hole because you can't see one directly. A black hole's gravity is so strong not even light can escape. Without light to let us know it's there, we see only darkness, hence the name. Luckily, there are several ways to know they're there. Black holes can be "seen" by calculating how fast stars and gas clouds spin around them. From these observations, we learn how massive the object must be to do the spinning. For instance, the black hole at the center of the galaxy M87 in Virgo is 6 billion times more massive than the sun.