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The Definitive Guide to Nutrition to Answer All Questions Once and For All*

There’s so much conflicting information out there about how to be healthy. Many of us are also trying to shed unnecessary pounds, so in honor of the upcoming holidays, which are a dieting minefield, I’d like to solve this once and for all. ***1. Watch your carbohydrate intake. Carbohydrates are starches, and starches turn to sugar, which quickly gets stored as fat. 2. Eat all the carbs you want, as long as they are complex carbs and not simple carbs. 3. Grains are bad for you,  ...

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August Holidays

My wall calendar tells me there are no holidays during the month of August. Google disagrees, and so I’d like to offer you the following suggestions for making the most of your summer and your waistline. Aug. 1: Girlfriends Day. Also, Raspberry Cream Pie Day. If you love your girlfriend, bake her something. Just do it. Aug. 2: Coloring Book Day and Ice Cream Sandwich Day. Both of these sound fabulous to me. Thank goodness coloring books for  ...

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8 Things I’ll Never Say to a Radio DJ

1. If you’re active on the radio, does this make you radioactive?Yes, I know. Dad jokes. Sorry. I had to get it out of the way. I said this to a DJ friend of mine once. Or, rather, I said it about him and my comment made its way to him via someone else. From the stinkeye he gave me the next time I saw him, I guess he didn’t appreciate the joke. So now I’m thinking twice before I make any further remarks about this honored profession, like: 2. What’s going on in those  ...

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Traditions that Need to Go Out of Style: Thank You Notes

Thank you notes. Were they foisted upon us by greeting card companies, or is there someone else I should blame? I have nothing against thank you notes themselves, just the social compunction to write them. Most of the time, I still dutifully snail mail my “thank you” when somebody gives me a gift. I guess it’s one of the die-hard remnants of my Very Traditional Upbringing. But if this point of etiquette were to join those that have already fallen by the wayside in modern  ...

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