Monthly Archives: March 2012

Anatomy of a Fitness Magazine

When I was a little girl, I would make my mother read Little Red Riding Hood to me over and over again. And each time she got to the part with the wolf, I’d cover my eyes in renewed fear … Continue reading

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How to Fake a Gourmet(ish) Meal

Growing up as the only child of a single working and MBA-earning mother, I learned to “cook” at an early age. The infamous Alphabit/Lucky Charms medley was my specialty, but I could also make a mean peanut-butter-on-a-spoon. As my skills … Continue reading

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Tailgating is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

One of life’s most universal truths is everybody loves hearing how much you admire their attire. Men, women, and spoiled canines alike – we find great pleasure in having our choice of that-hair-with-those-shoes validated. I suspect some 87% of my … Continue reading

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Don’t Ride the Sea Turtles: A Lesson in Scuba Diving

Thanks to my mother’s 1980s crush on Harry Hamlin, I spent my early childhood on Clash of the Titans overkill – resulting in both a mistrust of men with really long beards and a healthy fear of the sea. But … Continue reading

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