By JACCI GRUNINGER, MS, C-IAYT, ERYT500
Ever feel tight after sitting at your desk?
In a future column, I’ll write about why sitting is so bad for us, but until then read on to learn what you can do at your desk to alleviate some of that sitting tightness.
Do what you can when you can. Your body will thank you whether you do all the movements or just some. (One way to remember to stop and stretch is to set an alarm every 20-45 minutes as a reminder).
Sitting at a desk can cause tight shoulders, cranky neck, back pain and tight hip flexors to name a few discomforts.
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By ALLEN MCQUISTON
Serving Los Alamos Since 1963
Historic inflation and other contributing trends have been driving up costs related to the repair and replacement of homes and vehicles – and these higher costs are forcing carriers to raise home and auto premiums.
Across seemingly every news outlet, it’s hard to escape reports of inflation and rising consumer prices. And, like other goods and services across the economy, insurance rates are a part of the conversation.
Home-related trends: higher building materials costs and a skilled labor shortage
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By DOUGLAS REILLY
We have a lawyer problem. It’s not just too many; it’s where they are and what they’re taught.
The American Bar Association says there are four lawyers for every thousand people; that’s 0.4 percent. The percentage of lawyers in our congress is 40 percent. Imagine if we had a representative distribution of work categories in congress.
Congress would have almost no lawyers; however, It would have more agriculture, manufacturing, and construction workers, and many more service sector workers. Physicists represent 0.003 percent of the population; it would be unlikely Read More
ALBUQUERQUE — The continuing COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on New Mexico’s children, families, communities, and small businesses. But not all of the hardship has been felt equally.
Families of color – Hispanic families in particular – have been hardest hit by income losses and are more likely to be having trouble paying their usual household expenses and putting enough food on the table.
That is one of the findings in the 2021 New Mexico KIDS COUNT Data Book, which was released Thursday via a virtual press conference.
This annual accounting of child well-being in the state tracks Read More
By RICHARD SKOLNIK
Editor’s Note: This is the 10th in a series of COVID-19 Updates by Richard Skolnik that appear bi-weekly in the Los Alamos Daily Post. These are meant to keep the community informed on the status of the pandemic, critical new findings on the pandemic, and what this information suggests for our community’s response to COVID-19. These updates complement the data that Eli Ben-Naim prepares for the Post. Unless otherwise noted, data is from the New York Times and the New Mexico Department of Health.
Pandemic Data and Trends – For the Week Ending Jan. 18, 2022
In Read More
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
The good news this week is that Eagle Nest Lake has been opened for ice fishing. Arguably the best lake in the state among anglers who like to fish through the ice, it had resisted freezing thick enough to where it was safe to fish.
As stated in last week’s Fishing Report, this is a good time to visit Southern New Mexico, where temperatures are milder. The State Game and Fish Department conducts a Winter Trout Stocking Program which stocks catchable-size rainbow trout in most of the small lakes and streams in Southern New Mexico. Most of these Read More
By Milan Simonich
The Santa Fe New Mexican
Guard your wallet. State legislators are back in session.
They have 30 days remaining to elbow for openings to advance poorly conceived pet projects, often at enormous public expense.
William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens favored the phrase “dead as a doornail” and it has a place in this column. The literary giants also inspired the term “doornail bills” to highlight legislation that deserves to die — the faster the better.
Topping the list of bad bills for the second consecutive year is a proposal to establish a public bank in New Mexico.
Rep. Patricia Read More