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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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I picked the kids up from camp yesterday. When I got there Little Girl was literally bouncing off the walls. Not to mention whining, crying, running around, and freaking out. She wanted water. Okay, I said. Let’s go to the water fountain. When we got there she said she wanted to do it herself. I […]

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Big Girl is a Girl Scout. A Brownie to be exact. I am a Girl Scout leader. It’s been three years. Every year around this time we’re asked to peddle cookies to our friends, relatives, and neighbors. Every year around this time I am extremely conflicted. In case you haven’t heard: Girl Scout cookies aren’t […]

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Foods that Poor People Eat

I can remember sitting down to snacks of powdered mashed potatoes or macaroni and cheese. (Even as a child I craved carbs!) I’d come home to an empty house and want to eat something. My mom was not one to buy a lot of junk food, but she did buy boxed side dishes. And so […]

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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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