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Splenda: spiking you covertly since 1998
Friday, May 31, 2013      4 comments

Well, there goes that. According to this study, Splenda DOES have an effect on your insulin production; I am definitely avoiding Splenda now.
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It's definitely worth a shot!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013      3 comments

I came across this interesting tidbit today, and I'll link the whole article at the bottom of this, but wow, it's a very intriguing study/results about the power of positive thinking: In short, a researcher told half of a group of mostly-ov... Read more
Living seasonally - with bonus workout ideas
Wednesday, May 22, 2013      1 comments

I love this article, linked below. It's not necessarily anything new -- many savvy families grocery shop with the aim of buying what's in season when menu planning -- but I love how the article combines the concepts of not only eating in-season,... Read more
Double-amputee summits Everest
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      2 comments

For those days when you just can't find the drive to work out:
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FDA petition for proper contents labeling of milk
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      6 comments

I got an email about this today, if anyone is interested in pursuing it. It is a group petition letter to the FDA about not allowing the food industry -- specifically big dairy -- to put the artificial sweetener aspartame in milk without specify... Read more
Dear Americans, Don't eat healthy food
Monday, May 20, 2013      5 comments

Tongue-in-cheek "letter from the food industry" with some pretty good points about how they operate: blogs.scientificamerican
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Quick survey on your best features
Monday, May 20, 2013      3 comments

I am not sure how much response I'll get on this, but I was thinking this morning about features. I have actually heard someone, in my lifetime, say "But she has such a pretty face!" about an overweight person. I always though that was a joke, a... Read more
Horoscope for today
Monday, May 20, 2013      2 comments

For Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius: The coming year is likely to present challenges; these trials are when your true character will show. Trusted friends can provide a... Read more
Well played, vegetarians - I know it was you!
Saturday, May 18, 2013      3 comments

Look at this... it's the FOURTH article THIS WEEK (and that's only the ones I've seen) about eating bugs as a dietary staple:
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Inspiring reminders for today
Friday, May 17, 2013      5 comments

A random collection of notes I just found, that I made while watching the documentary, "Hungry for Change" some time ago. It's nothing new, really, except that I had never seen the visualization argument about it still impacting you. However, it... Read more
Low-Carb Convenience and Fast Foods (long)
Thursday, May 16, 2013      5 comments

I am so excited! This morning, I went to the grocery store, and -- lo and behold! -- "Lean Cuisine" has lived up to its name in a way that I can appreciate... they now have low-carb, no-grain-based-starch entrees! I just stared in disbelief for... Read more
Freudian sylph
Thursday, May 16, 2013      3 comments

I have always been interested in dreams, not as some sort of predictor of the future, but as a window into the neuroses of my subconscious. However, last night I had a rare dream in which I was able to see myself (that is, see my own body in the... Read more
Berry season saver
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      5 comments

I love fresh berries, and so this is getting on toward my favorite time of year. One issue with fresh berries, however, is that they are prone to deteriorate quickly. Something I learned, last year, was a great tip that has proven effectiv... Read more
Great frugal tips: coffee
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      3 comments

We roast our own coffee, NOT because we are hipsters and live in the Pacific Northwest, but because it is incredibly inexpensive. You can get green coffee beans for $5/lb at (the variety sampler pack), and then just cook them... Read more
Allie Brosh is back!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      1 comments

After 18 months off from a serious bout of depression, humor blogger Allie Brosh ("Hyperbole and a Half") has returned! If you aren't familiar with her stuff, here are some great articles -- a bit lengthy, but worth the read if you are looking f... Read more

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