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Wednesday, May 04, 2011      2 comments

CANDY FACTS • The average American eats 25 pounds of candy each year. Worldwide leader: Denmark, at 36 pounds per person per year. • The melting point of cocoa butter is just below human body temperature, which is why chocolate melts in y... Read more


Tuesday, May 03, 2011      2 comments

A full, thoughtful breath is the quickest way to short-circuit your stress response. First, sit up tall and place both feet on the floor. Rest one or both hands on your stomach, just below the navel. Inhale through your nose, taking in as muc... Read more

Eat less at lunch...

Monday, May 02, 2011      8 comments

and still feel full by pulling the plug on distracted eating. Research shows that people who multitask while munching have trouble remembering what they've eaten, don't feel full, and are more likely to snack. I am SO guilty of this mindle... Read more


Sunday, May 01, 2011      4 comments

• Snacks Fifth Avenue • Lawrence of Oregano • Wiener Take All • Jonathan Livingston Seafood • Boogie Woogie Bagel Boy • Just for the Halibut • Grill from Ipanema • The Frying Dutchman • Brew Ha Ha • C... Read more


Saturday, April 30, 2011      3 comments

REDEFINE SUCCESS. You're probably familiar with this saying's first cousin: "Winners never quit. Quitters never win." I like the idea of redefining success much better. If you see your sole options as winning, losing or quitting, that l... Read more

Tom Swifties

Thursday, April 28, 2011      3 comments

“Thanks for shredding the cheese,” Tom said gratefully. “Please put some folds in these trousers,” Tom pleaded. “I’ve located the dog star,” Tom said seriously. “You look like a goat,” Tom kidded. “I used to own that gold min... Read more


Wednesday, April 27, 2011      3 comments

Walter and Betty Roberts, a young couple in Atlanta, Georgia, gave drama lessons to the children of Coretta Scott and Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s. Even though the Robertses were white, they welcomed black children into their home during ... Read more


Tuesday, April 26, 2011      5 comments

You don't need a map or an itinerary for a personal journey, just a sense of adventure and maybe this reminder: That breathless, soul-quenching feeling of awe you get when you catch a water color sunset never comes during a commercial break. T... Read more


Monday, April 25, 2011      1 comments

Heading back home now after a wonderful, albeit short, visit. Hope we get home in time for Dancing with the Stars!! emoticonRead more

Family Time

Sunday, April 24, 2011      4 comments

I just spent a wonderful few hours with my husband's family for a wonderful Easter brunch. We finally got to meet our fantastic, gorgeous little great-niece, Grace. I feel so very fortunate to have married into this family. They truly have... Read more

Easter Trivia

Saturday, April 23, 2011      4 comments

IT’S EASTER! SOME EASTER TRIVIA • According to surveys of kids, the most popular Easter candy is jelly beans, specifically red jelly beans. • 76 percent of people say they eat a chocolate bunny’s ears first. • Chocolate eggs origin... Read more


Friday, April 22, 2011      4 comments

In 2007 a Jack Russell terrier named Nell spotted a rabbit in a field outside Douglas, England. The rabbit took off and Nell gave chase. Then the rabbit unknowingly ran over the edge of a cliff. Nell kept following, and both animals flew over th... Read more


Thursday, April 21, 2011      2 comments

I am a plant. I am mostly ornamental. I am among the oldest cultivated plants in the world. I symbolize both death and purity. I grow from a bulb. Girls are named after me. My pollen might stain. Easter, Tiger, and Stargazer... Read more

Humor in Poetry

Wednesday, April 20, 2011      4 comments

There once was a butterfly who fell in love with a bumblebee. Said the bumblebee to the butterfly, “Will thou marry me?” “Nay, nay,” said the butterfly. “For I am the ... Read more


Monday, April 18, 2011      3 comments

Let's be honest: When most of us look in the mirror, we don't always take in the fabulousness. Basically, we hover inches away from the glass to study whether our eyebrows are uneven or if there's a cluster of zits threatening to erupt. Of co... Read more

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