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The median pay of U. S. workers has stagnated in recent years, but that is not true for all workers. When adjusted for inflation, the wages of low-paid workers have declined. But the wages for better-paid workers have grown significantly more rapidly than inflation. The Labor Department last week reported the levels of “usual weekly wages” reported by Americans questioned in the household survey that…

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Trying to get fit? Stop worrying about being up or down a few pounds. That’s the consensus of doctors we asked to help us wade through the bewildering and sometimes conflicting number of ways to measure your fitness level. Instead, these doctors say, you need to pay attention to your Body Mass Index and waist circumference. Why? Because if you exercise the way you should,…

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Health statistics show clearly that during the past 30 years, American teens have become somewhat taller and much heavier, resulting in a steady increase in body mass index, a ratio of weight to height. But a study conducted in Europe suggests there maybe an increase in what researchers are calling extreme teenagers, those on both sides of what is considered a healthy weight. While public…

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My name, as you may or may not have noticed, is far from typical. I was the only Alandra in a school full of Jennys, Amandas, Heathers and Jessicas. I wasn’t, however, the only kid with a creative moniker; my classmates included LaKota and Sahalie. When I Google Alandra, I come up with a British Web site for novelty products and jewelry (think plastic devil…