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Celebrity birthdays for July 12, 2011

Actor-comedian Bill Cosby is 74. Singer Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 68. Actress Denise Nicholas is 67. Actor Jay Thomas is 63. Singer Walter Egan is 63. Fitness guru Richard Simmons is 63. Actress Cheryl Ladd is 60. Actress Mel Harris (“thirtysomething”) is 55. Gospel singer Sandi Patty is …

Zimbabwe’s president says he is not ill

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s 87-year-old president scoffed at speculation over his health as “misplaced” and said Thursday he and his wife are fitness enthusiasts. President Robert Mugabe also dismissed recent reports that his wife Grace, his former secretary who is half his age, was also ill. He told state …

Richard Simmons + Air New Zealand = Best In-Flight Safety Video Ever

Never have we been so excited about putting our tray tables in the full upright and locked position. In this brand-new spot produced for Air New Zealand, you’ll see the usual suspects: There are the attractive, diverse, impeccably groomed flight attendants; the mild-anxiety-inducing notifications about life vests and air masks; …

Paraplegic loses gym rights over parking – UPI.com

FLINT, Mich., March 19 (UPI) — A paraplegic with a penchant for busting people who illegally park in spots for the handicapped has had his Michigan gym membership revoked, officials said. James McGarry’s membership at Hurley Health and Fitness Center in Flint was revoked following a confrontation between McGarry and …

Military mess halls: Fried, fatty, processed foods and sugary drinks are hurting our armed forces. – By Kristen Hinman – Slate Magazine

Two years into the Revolutionary War, a surgeon general in the Continental Army issued a pamphlet on nutrition. “The diet of soldiers should consist chiefly of vegetables,” Dr. Benjamin Rush wrote in Directions for Preserving the Health of Soldiers. “The nature of their duty, as well as their former habits …