Fighting fat with the Arosha-Pressotherapy treatment at Emirates Palace Spa

The main goal of the Arosha skin wrap combined with Pressotherapy is to reduce the appea­rance of that bane of female existence: cellulite. Although the recommendation is a course of eight, hour-long sessions, for this test run at Emirates Palace Spa, I opted for four. And it took me nearly all of them to wrap my head around this strange treatment. Each time, I started out on a spa bed while my therapist sprayed and smoothed a glycolic-acid serum containing fishy-smelling seaweed all over my legs, back, tummy and arms. The goal was to exfoliate, allowing subsequent products to penetrate better. She followed up with a serum containing a tightening combination of caffeine and L-Carnitine, a nutrient produced in the body that is increasingly being used in creams and supplements to target cellulite, with varying opinions on the results. I then stood up, feet apart, while she wrapped me in what looked like a wet tensor bandage, starting under my foot, encasing each leg and winding around my abdomen. It was then time for the Press­otherapy portion, which involved me crawling onto the bed, where Cassandra had laid out three black, Kevlar-type cases, each topped by a plastic sheet. One...

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YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> Francestown’s Select Board is opting to stick with the geothermal heat pump that controls the climate of the George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library after looking into alternatives following a pump failure last winter. The existing system was originally installed when the library underwent major renovations in 2009. It uses the thermal energy of the groundwater in a 1,000 foot-deep well to regulate the building’s temperatures, heating in the summer and cooling in the winter. The system has worked well, Selectman Henry Kunhardt said, but last winter a valve failed on the heat pump, forcing the library to heat the building with electric space heaters for a week. The repairman who fixed the valve suggested the town replace the aging pump, which operates with refrigerant technology that’s now discontinued, which makes repairs more expensive, Kunhardt said. Kunhardt acknowledged that last year’s repair, in conjunction with the fact that the system’s initial installation went over budget, might have made some residents worry th...

Anderson: Outdoors programming over the years has featured people, places, products

Beginning in 1965 and continuing through 1986, “The American Sportsman” was broadcast on ABC, hosted by Curt Gowdy. Gowdy was an outdoorsman and broadcast journalist who stumbled across the show’s concept when ABC sent him to Argentina to fish with world famous angler Joe Brooks. The segment was slotted in an episode of ABC’s “Wide World of Sports.” “The public reaction was so strong a new series was born,” Gowdy, who died in 2006 at the age of 86, later recalled. At its core, “The American Sportsman” was a call to adventure that reflected and validated the interests of its viewers, while also transporting them, vicariously, to places they might never visit. In those respects, the show was a film version of American outdoor storytelling that began around campfires in the 1700s. So much has happened in the centuries since, particularly in the past 50 years, that Gowdy might not recognize the outdoors broadcasting “industry.” Now, as many Minnesotans settle in for a long winter of more “watching” than “doing,” they’ll see changes among hunting and fishing shows. Some hosts are han...

WATCH LIVE: Shop over 60 of our favorite gifts this holiday season

Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you love them too and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a commission. Pricing and availability is subject to change. The holiday shopping season was cut short by six whole days this year, with Thanksgiving and Black Friday falling on the last week of November. That means there are less days to browse, less days of deals and less days to wrap your gifts. To help you catch up, In The Know is working to bring you the top deals and gifts of the season with two brand new live video series. From Monday, Dec. 2 through Friday, Dec. 6, our hosts will be going live twice a day to show you gifts for everyone on your list, from self-care buffs and fashionistas to gamers and foodies. Bookmark this page and set yourself an alarm—we’ll be airing here, as well as on Yahoo, AOL and across social media, at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. eastern standard time. At noon, catch “You Need This” where our hosts will help you discover the products you can’t (and shouldn’t) live without and talk with some of the founders of our favorite brands. Later on, check out “Add to Cart” where hosts will f...

Vistra Energy Chief Executive Officer, Curt Morgan, to be Featured in Upcoming Podcast Interview on “The Stock Podcast”

IRVING, Texas, Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) today announced that Curt Morgan, Vistra’s president and chief executive officer, will be featured in an upcoming podcast interview on “The Stock Podcast,” hosted by Nate Abercrombie.  The podcast interview will be available beginning at 9 a.m. ET (8 a.m. CT) today, Dec. 12, 2019, from a link in the investor relations section of Vistra’s website, www.vistraenergy.com, and at www.thestockpodcast.com. About Vistra Energy Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) is a premier, integrated, Fortune 350 energy company based in Irving, Texas, providing essential resources for customers, commerce, and communities. Vistra combines an innovative, customer-centric approach to retail with safe, reliable, diverse, and efficient power generation. The company brings its products and services to market in 20 states and the District of Columbia, including six of the seven competitive retail markets in the U.S. and markets in Canada and Japan, as well. Serving nearly 5 million residential, commercial, and industrial retail customers with electricity and gas, Vistra is the largest competitive residential electrici...