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The Shoes!

Posted by bmagnus On July - 23 - 2010Comments Off on The Shoes!

Picking a pair of shoes has become an interesting problem. Simple issues of fit, style, and durability haven’t gone anywhere, but they are buried under technological innovations that are designed to help you — or at least designed to sell you an expensive new pair of shoes.

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Start Now.

Posted by bmagnus On July - 19 - 20101 COMMENT

“I really ought to quit smoking.”

“I’ve been meaning to start exercising.”

“I know I ought to moisturize and use sunscreen.”

“I need to lose some weight.”

Is there a reason you don’t start right now?

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It’s in the Can

Posted by bmagnus On May - 21 - 2010Comments Off on It’s in the Can

A new report on how much BPA is in canned foods is now available from the National Workgroup for Safe Markets. As you may recall, Bisphenol A, or BPA for short, is a chemical used to make clear plastics and line metal pipes or cans. Research has shown that it can disrupt our hormones. As a result, it has been implicated in a variety of maladies from some cancers to heart disease to obesity.

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Fritatta: Less Than 400 Calories Well Spent

Posted by wmagnus On March - 29 - 2010Comments Off on Fritatta: Less Than 400 Calories Well Spent

Sunday breakfast is less programmed than the rest of my week and it allows for a little experimentation. Rooting around in the fridge  revealed the components for this easy fritatta.

I used:

  • 2 Large Egss
  • 12 spinach leaves
  • 5 grape tomatoes
  • 2 large mushrooms
  • 2 slices of deli ham
  • 1/2 oz. feta cheese crumbles (optional, not pictured)

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Snapshot America: The Fattest and Thinnest Cities

Posted by bmagnus On March - 8 - 20101 COMMENT

Normally the news media is all over reports on how fat America has become, but this one somehow slid under radar. Gallup — the nice people who bring you so many political polls — has been working with Healthways since 2008 to deliver a regular snapshot of Americas fattest and slimmest cities.

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