Any time is a good time to hit the water

During frigid weather like we’ve seen in Indiana, I inevitably find myself daydreaming about balmy, sandy beaches and peaceful lapping waves. Carol Kennedy-Armbruster, functional fitness guru at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, reminded me this week that I can enjoy water — and get a good workout — any time of the year. Some […]

Small talk, the “cornerstone of civility”

Last month we shared with reporters shyness expert Bernardo J. Carducci’s tips for making small talk more interesting and comfortable. His suggestions, such as arriving at events on time and focusing on being nice rather than titillating, are helpful around the holidays but also practical any time of the year. “Small talk is really, really […]