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Friday, January 21, 2011      5 comments

Bear: I'm not going to play poker with that cat. Elephant: Why not? Bear: Because he's a cheetah! emoticonRead more

Unanswerable Questions

Thursday, January 20, 2011      7 comments

Borrowed from Marilyn vos Savant's column in Parade magazine Some of my readers' questions would confound the Oracle of Delphi! Here's a selection of recent unanswerable ones worth pondering anyway: As I travel the highways, I notice ... Read more

Avoiding weight gain at parties

Wednesday, January 19, 2011      2 comments

Yes, you CAN enjoy parties without gaining weight. Follow the 300-calorie rule. Don't restrict yourself unreasonably. Instead, eat a little of what you love. One good rule of thumb: Allow yourself up to 300 extra calories only on da... Read more

Instant Inspiration

Tuesday, January 18, 2011      2 comments

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; And for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." -Audrey Hepburn... Read more

Chewing Gum?

Monday, January 17, 2011      5 comments

Try this for quick energy. Next time you're yawning at your desk at 3 pm, skip the caffeine run and pop a piece of gum instead. People are more alert, focused and even cheerful after chewing gum. Chewing stimulates your sensory nerves, in... Read more


Sunday, January 16, 2011      8 comments

Will it make you happier to quit complaining? There's nothing wrong with having a reasonable gripe and discussing it with the person who can help fix the problem. But if you spend a lot of energy lamenting over what's gone wrong to people ... Read more

Would you want to live on...

Saturday, January 15, 2011      2 comments

IT’S A WEIRD, WEIRD WORLD Elizabeth Brennan, of Conisbrough, England, was sick and tired of people stopping in front of her house to take pictures of the street sign. Some of the gawkers even mooned the sign. So Brennan and her neighbors press... Read more


Friday, January 14, 2011      1 comments

UNCLE JOHN’S STALL OF FAME Honoree: Brad Feld, a venture capitalist from Boulder, Colorado Notable Achievement: Making a “charitable donation” The story: Feld recently gave $25,000 to the University of Colorado. Now the second-floor ... Read more


Thursday, January 13, 2011      3 comments

Daydream about chocolate, get slim? If you're trying to stick to a diet, don't block all thoughts of brownies from your brain. It's natural to assume that pushing away dessert (or whatever your downfall is) will help bolster your willpower... Read more

Proud Heart

Wednesday, January 12, 2011      2 comments

emoticon Want to be healthy? Love yourself. High self-esteem may protect your heart Read more

One week to beat stress

Tuesday, January 11, 2011      2 comments

There's no way around it: We're living in exceedingly stressful times. And stress doesn't just do a number on your mood; research shows it can also have a detrimental effect on your health. But there are ways to manage it. Is all stres... Read more

Be Fearless

Monday, January 10, 2011      2 comments

If you make only one resolution this year, let it be to live boldly. You control this moment: Rather than cautiously test the water, dive straight into life with freeing abandon. Imagine the person you want to be and the life you want to live... Read more


Sunday, January 09, 2011      4 comments

The rule: Hold your ground against cravings. Smarter strategy: Indulge yourself-in moderation. Sure, you can try to substitute your way out of a craving, first by noshing on an apple, then a couple of graham crackers, followed by a fat-f... Read more


Saturday, January 08, 2011      6 comments

Too many women swat away compliments by rejecting or disagreeing with them ("This old thing? I got it on sale!" or "You like my hair today? I didn't even wash it!"). But dismissing kind words can gradually chip away at your self-esteem, makin... Read more


Friday, January 07, 2011      4 comments

CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT - HILARY SWANK The two-time Oscar winner was studying a script in a busy Los Angeles bakery when she noticed an older woman—who was obviously in a hurry—asking for help at the counter. All the salespeople were busy with oth... Read more

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