Category Archives: Health

Bananas Won’t Make You Fat – And Nine Other Secrets to Life

I adore a good epiphany – when you’re plodding through life, doing something completely innocuous, then suddenly a moment captures your attention and a tiny little metaphorical light bulb begins blazing in your head. Once the buzz subsides, you are … Continue reading

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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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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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Unfinished Business: Resolutions of Yore

It’s New Year’s Eve morning, and I’m up bright and early to savor one last day of gluttony, sloth and various other deadly sins before my shiny new halo arrives promptly at midnight. This time last year, I made – … Continue reading

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White Elephant

As you can infer by the title of my blog, I’m fascinated by the concept of the white elephant. Once upon a time it referred to possessions too valuable to part with, but also too burdensome for their worth (as … Continue reading

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Out Sick

DJ Tanner was my idol. She had the greatest bangs, she got to sing onstage with the Beach Boys, and she was an all-around good girl which afforded her a free pass on some occasional bad behavior. So when DJ … Continue reading

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