Sing Along To Set Health Goals

“Mom, they just played that song again!” my daughter said. I think she wanted us to change the radio station. “That was a different singer, though. I think everyone likes it, so they play it a lot,” I said as we listened to the radio station that plays all holiday music. Soon one of her…
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10 Tips To Fit Your Clothes After The Holidays

Everywhere I go, I see more candy and cookies to taste, and unfortunately, my willpower is not overly strong during the holiday season. In the interest of food science, of course, I need to try these things. I am testing my willpower as a bowl of treats sits about 10 feet from me just outside…
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Try An Unusual Fruit This Season

“What is that thing?” my husband asked as he pointed at something in the produce aisle. “I have no idea,” I said as I walked slowly toward the bin of fruits. I reached out timidly to examine the bright pink globular thing with green spines protruding from the sides and top. I was ready to…
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Try This Thanksgiving Quiz

One evening a couple years, I poked around an antique store in West Virginia after a day of being at a conference. I always enjoy seeing the antiques that are available in states that have been in existence longer than those in most of the Midwest. I came upon little candles shaped like pilgrims in…
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An Ode To Thanksgiving Dinner Preparation Past And Present

I recall last year’s Thanksgiving preparations. I noted my dining room was not “Thanksgiving dinner” ready. My dining room was a sewing and craft room at that moment. My kids had decided that I am their tailor, so I was fixing clothing. The sewing supplies needed to be put away to make way for holiday visitors…
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