May 9, 2011 in Features

Your week

 

YOUR HEALTH

Want to lose weight? Go to bed earlier, a new study suggests.

Staying up late can lead to an additional 2 pounds a month weight gain, according to Northwestern University research reported in the online journal Obesity.

Late sleepers consumed more calories at dinner and, after 8 p.m., ate more fast food, drank more high-calorie soft drinks and had lower fruit and vegetable consumption, the study found.

Overall, they consumed 248 more calories per day than normal sleepers – mostly in the afternoon and evening.

“When sleep and eating are not aligned with the body’s internal clock, it can lead to changes in appetite and metabolism,” said the study’s senior author, Dr. Phyllis Zee.

» Find more health and fitness tips in Tuesday’s Today section.

YOUR HOME

No one wants cockroaches. Here are tips from the National Pest Management Association for keeping them out of your house:

• Don’t let dirty dishes accumulate in the sink and sit there overnight.

• Remove garbage from your home regularly, and vacuum regularly.

• Periodically check and clean the evaporation pan under your refrigerator or freezer.

• Seal cracks in your home’s exterior of your home to keep pests out.

• If you suspect an infestation, contact a licensed pest professional to identify the species and recommend the proper treatment.

» Find more home and garden ideas in Sunday’s Today section.

YOUR FOOD

Real cooks do make quiche – especially if it’s as easy as this quick Ham and Wild Mushroom Quiche that uses bread crumbs in place of a pastry crust. For the recipe, see page C5.

»Find more recipes and restaurant news in Wednesday’s Food section.

YOUR FUN

Here’s what’s on the schedule for this week:

On CD (Tuesday)

Matthew Morrison, “Matthew Morrison”

The Cars, “Move Like This”

Randy Newman, “The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 2”

Okkervil River, “I Am Very Far”

On DVD (Tuesday)

“No Strings Attached”

“Blue Valentine”

“The Illusionist”

In theaters (Friday)

“Bridesmaids” (comedy)

“Priest” (action horror)

On TV

“CSI”: Langston tries to rescue his ex-wife from the Dick & Jane killer in the Season 11 finale. (Thursday, 9 p.m., CBS)

“Smallville”: Superboy signs off after 10 seasons. (Friday, 8 p.m., The CW)

“Survivor: Redemption Island”: The 22nd season ends with yet another winner of the $1 million prize. (Sunday, 8 p.m., CBS)

On stage

“Frost/Nixon”: Spokane Civic Theatre, Studio Theatre, opens Friday

Spokane Jazz Orchestra: Season finale, Saturday, Bing Crosby Theater

Coeur d’Alene Symphony: Season finale, Saturday, Lake City Community Church

Idina Menzel/Spokane Symphony: Sunday, The Fox

Around town

Musicfest Northwest: Through Friday, Gonzaga University (Bing Crosby Theater concerts Wednesday/Friday)

Spring Pow Wow: Friday-Saturday, Spokane Falls Community College

Celebrate Life Expo: Saturday, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center

» Find a full arts and entertainment roundup in the Thursday and Friday Today sections.


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