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Monthly Archive for December, 2009

Here in New York we’re hearing rumors of a giant, paralyzing (yes, a newscaster actually used that word) snowstorm coming our way. Giant. I think I am in the minority when I say I am actually really excited about it, even though I haven’t done any Christmas shopping yet except for what I’ve bought for [...]

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A Moment on the Lips…

This week the New York City health department launched what has become a popular YouTube clip. In it, a man gets ready to guzzle some soda. When he pours it into a glass, globs of fat drip out instead. He drinks it anyway, which makes for good video. The point, of course, is to gross [...]

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Something Rotten in Denmark

You may have missed it with all the Tiger Woods news, but this month, leaders of more than 115 countries are meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark to discuss climate change. If you didn’t miss it, you may be wondering why you should care. If you’re like most people, the details of the meeting are a little [...]

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We went away for a few days to an unnamed theme park. (I wanted to provide a look at how the resort was going green, and asked for a few interviews but the theme park PR people refused me. So the resort doesn’t get a shout out here!) While I was there, I realized that [...]

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This morning I woke up and checked Facebook like I always do. My sister’s status update made me laugh: “So, we watched Rudolph tonight and it was harsh! Santa made fun of Rudolph, and yelled at Rudolph’s dad for hiding the fact that he was a freak. Rudolph’s dad told his mom to stay home [...]

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Consider this: In the 1990s, the average age a little girl got breast buds — a precursor to puberty — was just shy of 11. Today the average age is about nine! More than one in ten girls start developing at seven. (Thanks @DrGreene for pointing this out!) How could this be? Some experts think [...]

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News for December 1, 2009

Cincinnati.com discusses why it’s important to keep kids safe from lead. Lead exposure, Brain Damage Linked KB: I wrote an article for Parents on this a few years ago.

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We recycle. I Freecycle. I try not to throw anything away. Still, every Tuesday and Friday a big garbage truck shows up at my home to take away our trash. It’s inevitable. With two kids and a trying-to-be-green husband, we make garbage. I’ll save you the boredom of its contents, but suffice it to say [...]

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