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by It's that time of year. Halloween has just passed, the once abundant supply of Snickers bars, lollipops and Tootsie Rolls now nothing more than empty wrappers and the eclectic mixture of smells in a pillowcase. Now we have Thanksgiving, Christmas and a season's worth of birthdays to contend with as we try to navigate our way to a healthier body. However, lurking under all of these obvious triggers...
by When choosing a dry cleaner, many people make a choice based on location, convenience, or cost. While important, there are other factors to be considered that might be more critical, especially for those who are concerned about the impact of dry cleaning on the environment or on our health. The dry cleaning services who use less toxic methods are often referred to as “Green Dry Cleaners." How Can...
by Arguments among dating and married couples have gotten a bad name. Sure, they cause anger, frustration, tears, breakups, and divorces, but apart from that, who doesn't enjoy a good yell at their partner from time to time? If you're looking to have a totally irritating and unproductive argument, here are some tips I recommend: 1. Strike while the iron is hot. If your significant other does something...
by Unless you were born prior to the mid-twentieth century, you've heard this warning all of your life: “Saturated fats are bad for you. They increase cholesterol and cause heart attacks." I sure did. My mother would only make us eggs for breakfast once a week because she didn't want the family to get clogged arteries. The house was filled with low-fat this and reduced fat that, diet this and sugar-free...
by Many years ago I had a conversation with my wife that could have ended our marriage. And I have seen many couples engaged in the exact same cycle of relationship destruction.Here's what happened:My wife said something to me and I responded back. She accused me of having a “tone." Who, me? So now I am defending my “no tone."She now says something back with a “tone" in her voice. So I escalate with more...
by Some of the most troubling conspiracy theories that are floating on the Internet and other sources of information are those relating to the impetus to depopulate the earth. The proponents of said agenda, we are told, feel that this is necessary because there are simply too many people on the planet. They use as evidence global warming, the lack of food to feed everyone on the planet, the shrinking...
by I met Michael Gross about four years ago at a favorite local sushi hangout in Oceanside California. I took a seat at the sushi bar and he was sitting right next to me. I did not know who he was, but our mutual friend and sushi chef, Davin Waite, made the introduction. The conversation started easily enough as the man has a lot of compelling things to say. Not really conversation, as I would much...
by Going by the mainstream media, it appears as if Ebola is no longer the big news item it became just a few weeks ago. In fact, some of the members of the "I told you so" brigade (otherwise known as the "Chicken Little mockers") appear to be participating in "Official End of the Ebola Scare" festivities. Reportedly, these ridiculous (to those who know that Ebola and many other Ebola-like disasters will...
by Many of us are concerned that our inability to get a good 8 hours of sleep each night may have an adverse effect on our health. Research shows that sleeping 8 hours or more (or 6 hours or less) per night can actually increase your mortality risk. Time Magazine reported results of a study by Daniel Kripke, a sleep psychologist in California, that found that people who get 6 to 7 hours of sleep live...
by At first blush, it would seem our society deplores competition, except in sports. Even that is being watered down at the youth level as participation awards gain more traction over actual improvement in the skills of the sport. But look a bit deeper, and you may be surprised to discover that competition is not only widespread in almost all aspects of living, but indeed, quite healthy. Let's lightly...