Diet and Nutrition

Paralympian: Anybody can become active

I recently had the chance to interview kickass athlete Sarah Reinertsen at a turbocharged Chicago event to announce the First Lady’s new anti-inactivity initiative. Here it is, via espnW.com: Paralympian: Anybody can become active Serena Williams, Gabby Douglas, Sarah Reinertsen, Allyson … Continue reading

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Go Green or Bust? When to Buy Organic

Pesticides, parabens, phthalates, oh my! You know you should go green, but living eco-friendly 24/7 can be pretty rough on your wallet. (Little known fact: “Organic” is Latin for “expensive.”) The truth is, while there are a few arenas in … Continue reading

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Pop star: My life in soda

First of all, let’s get one thing straight: The fizzy stuff that comes in cans? It’s called pop, not soda. Second, a hearty Happy Birthday to Diet Coke, currently celebrating her 30th birthday. May you never get fat or develop … Continue reading

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This s#&! is Yonanas!

At my friend Lisa’s recent bridal shower, she was unwrapping presents to the requisite “Oohs!” and “Aahs!” of all in attendance. Glass nesting bowls? “Ooooh!” A grill pan? “Ahhh!” But the real doozy – the one gift that made all … Continue reading

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Help! I’m a mono-eater

Virtually every morning of my pregnancy, I performed the following gastronomic song and dance: Woke up, semi-sleptwalked into our kitchen, opened the giant plastic baggie on the counter which housed a luscious, doughy two-pound raisin challah (one of my only … Continue reading

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