|Posted on May 7, 2014 at 9:45 AM||comments (0)|
As a mom for the second time, I’m making new discoveries concerning all things infant again. One thing I wish I’d known about years ago, that I’ve just discovered through a friend of mine, is the use of essential oils.
In the past I’d heard about it in the context of aromatherapy w...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 12, 2012 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
Most expectant mothers are overwhelmed with advice-- from loved ones (and strangers!) and all the parenting books. Personally, some of the advice I received was helpful, some of it was horrible (and absolutely wrong-- like from my former pediatrician), and some of it just didn't fit with me and my baby.
This got...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 15, 2012 at 5:30 PM||comments (0)|
These are the yummiest bran muffins I've ever eaten! Made with maple syrup instead of sugar, and applesauce and yogurt instead of butter, they're tastier AND healthier (full of fiber, vitamin A, and protein) than your average muffin.
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|Posted on February 14, 2012 at 1:45 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on January 21, 2012 at 10:25 AM||comments (0)|
Today I turn thirty. It's funny, I don't feel thirty. Wait... What's thirty supposed to feel like?
For years I've actually envisioned what thirty might feel like, and it was more about goals than about any particular emotional reaction. Since I turned twenty-two I began dreading birthdays, feeling my youth ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 10, 2010 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
For decades scientists have been searching for the most healthy and environmentally sound manner to dispose of spent fuel. Spent nuclear fuel is "the world's most dangerous radioactive high-level waste," according to Vladimir Chuprov, a nuclear expert with Greenpeace Russia, and in Russia much of the nuclear waste is being mismanaged.
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|Posted on November 22, 2010 at 5:45 PM||comments (0)|
"A Vegetarian Thanksgiving, Even for Carnivores"
By TARA PARKER-POPE
Published: November 22, 2010
Shifting the focus from the bird to the rest of the meal can have a surprising effect.
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|Posted on November 16, 2010 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
Daylight savings times ended a week ago, and now I'm dreading the winter blues...
Here are 5 of what I have found to be the most effective ways to fend off those winter blues:
1. Make it a p...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 1, 2010 at 1:35 PM||comments (0)|
Warning: Read no further if you're a vegetarian who is in love with cheese and wants to be spared the truth!
Back in F...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 22, 2010 at 1:30 PM||comments (0)|
Images of smiling teenage women flash across the television screen. One shoots a basketball into a hoop, another pounds on the drums, and another jumps rope with two friends chanting “o-n-e l-e-s-s, I wanna be one less, one less!” Indeed, this commercial promises women that if vaccinated with Gardasil she will be one less young woman affected by four strains of the virus that cause cervical cancer. But despite the benefits for most who a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 20, 2010 at 1:30 PM||comments (0)|
Vegetables come in a variety of forms today: canned, frozen, fresh. Undoubtedly, fresh vegetables-- organic or from IPM (integrated pest management)-- bought locally are best. However, not everyone lives near a farm, or has the time to get to a farmer's market. Furthermore, if you live in the northern United States, winter is upon us and the farmer's markets are closing, and Community Supported Agriculture subscriptions end in late October. A goo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 12, 2010 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
It's two in the afternoon and I'm the only customer on the farm, surrounded by green corn turning into a crisp gold, the sun beating its hot pulse above, total silence except for the wind and a car whizzing by. I stroll over to the barn to see what vegetables are being sold today.
Within minutes I fill several bags with corn, gre...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 10, 2010 at 1:20 PM||comments (6)|
The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 23, 2010
After a Campus Shooting, a New Reality
By Mariana A. Cotromanes
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|Posted on May 3, 2010 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
On what would be the last warm day of 2009 before winter would set in, out in the cornfields of northern Illinois I walked with my labradoodle Lucky through the tall grassy land next to the park, just down the street from our home. We stop walking for a moment—he puts his nose down into the forest at his feet to sniff whatever critter is crawling on a leaf. I close my eyes, put my head back, and let the sun kiss my face. My chest expands as I ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 11, 2010 at 9:35 PM||comments (0)|
The winter sun casts its brightness on me through the front window of the gym as I finish my two-mile run on the treadmill. My skin glistens with sweat, my breathing is in a steady rhythm, and I’m energized and feeling great! Except for my knees, that is…
I’ve been a “runner” (using the term v...Read Full Post »