Join the gym for free

Published May 7, 2007

With the summer holidays fast approaching, you want to make sure you're in tip-top swimsuit shape. To help, Lifestyle Family Fitness is launching its second Free Teen Summer Membership program May 15. The memberships will be available through Aug. 15 for students ages 12 to 17. Each student can sign on for a free two-month membership. Online preregistration is open now at www.lff.com. Last summer, more than 2, 200 teenagers participated in the program. For more information, visit www.lff.com or call toll-free 1-800-LIFESTEP for the nearest Lifestyle location.

Happy with Mom

Here's a nice gift for Mother's Day. Harris Interactive, a research firm, asked kids ages 8 to 12 which people make them happy. Sorry, Dad, but Mom rules. Here are the results:

Mom: 91 percent

Friends: 90 percent

Grandmas: 80 percent

Dad: 76 percent

Pets: 61 percent

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"I'm fine with spiders, I respect their place in the world. I don't kill spiders." - Tobey Maguire, star of the Spider-Man trilogy, talking with the Los Angeles Daily News about his thoughts on the eight-legged creatures