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Monthly Archive for October, 2011

A fellow Twitter pal clued me in that the New England Confectionery Company, the company behind NECCO Wafers, decided to go back to its old recipe — and all the artificial colors that used to be in it. I confirmed the news by reading this piece, Customer Outrage Forces Necco To Put Artificial Ingredients Back [...]

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I was on Twitter last night checking in when I noticed an interesting hashtag: #WhoNu. For those who are uninformed: WhoNu cookies are being billed as “nutrition rich cookies.” They have, according to the manufacturer: as much Vitamin C as cup of blueberries as much iron as a cup of spinach as much calcium and [...]

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Every so often — when I am not leaping up to care for children –  I wake up, lie in bed, and wonder what kind of animal would have trampled me had I been born before the introduction of modern ophthalmology. Because someone like me with such a case of myopia (nearsightedness to me and [...]

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued new policy statement — Media Use by Children Younger Than Two Years — about babies and toddlers watching TV. The organization’s take is simple: The AAP discourages media use for babies and kids under two Parents should avoid putting a TV in a child’s room There may [...]

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Last week I started recording The Dr. Oz Show. I added him to my TiVo To Do list because of something I saw the week before. I was watching The Soup on E! and Joel McHale had a clip about genital age. Seems Dr. Oz has a quiz, which can be found on his website [...]

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I’ve been a CSA member for a while now. (For those who don’t know what CSA stands for: Community Supported Agriculture. The real definition: Boxes of local organic veggies appear weekly in my garage.) I love it and I hate it. I love it because, hey have you ever tried a sweet potato that was [...]

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Things crunchy and green tend to take a backseat when someone is going through a major life crisis. (I don’t want to even think about the carbon and waste generated by my night in the hospital. All that gauze! All those tubes, needles, and chucks!) I’m feeling more like myself these days, so much so [...]

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Sometimes, my job is pretty cool. This past Monday was one of those times because I got to preview the new Sony Pictures Animation film Arthur Christmas with my husband and my two girls. We got to see the movie at the Sony screening room, which was an experience in itself. (Big, cushy seating, super-loud [...]

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