Category Archives: health

All-American Cracked-Wheat Summer Salad

A rose by any other name … got me thinking. “All-American Cracked Wheat Summer Salad.” That’s my new name for tabouli. Or tabbouleh. Or tabuleh. Or any of the other variations of this wheaty salad. (What? Spellcheck says “wheaty” isn’t … Continue reading

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One in Three

One in three. In a lot of competitive programs, on the first day of training the instructors will tell the candidates: look to your left, and then look to your right. Come graduation day, one of you won’t be here. … Continue reading

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How to Live to be 100

Dan Buettner shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that are found in the world’s longest living communities.

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Now we’ve seen everything

The new KFC Double-Down. I really thought this was just a publicity stunt, but apparently it’s real. Surely the combo meal comes with a tray of doughnuts, an XXXL Snuggie, and a bottle of Lipitor.

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The Kids Are Alright

The Winter Games are on. I’m not sure if the Winter Games are significantly different than the Summer Games in this aspect, but I find myself marveling at the kids who are performing on the international stage. There are so … Continue reading

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Guiness Shout-out

With St Paddy’s Day right around the corner, here’s some good advice, as if you need another reason to opt for a glass of Gaelic black gold. (Although, if you’re drinking the draught canned version, you’re supposed to drink it … Continue reading

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Food and Geography

A couple or three scary maps from the USDA’s Food Atlas that fairly clearly lay out the correlation (if not the causation) between food choices and health issues. (Hat tip to La Vida Locavore.) First up, note the link between … Continue reading

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Chicken Noodle Soup with Cheddar Scones …

… that’s really more of a stew than a soup. Actually, it’s more of a casserole, except that it’s not baked, in that it could almost be eaten with a fork. In fact, in the original recipe, it called for … Continue reading

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January Nutrition News and Odds and Ends

Scanning the funny papers … 1. Tons of school lunch news these days, starting with La Vida Lacovore. If you have a school-aged child, in public or private school, or if you pay taxes that support a school, or if … Continue reading

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January’s News You Can Use

A quick jaunt around the newsroom … 1. Weight lifting is good for your brain. From the NYT’s Well. Seems like the more we learn about the brain, the more we find that it’s just one big muscle, capable of … Continue reading

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