From the monthly archives: December 2017

The Pantone Color Institute recently announced their 2018 Color of the Year, a “dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade,” PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet. Smithsonian American Art Museum staff promptly cranked up “Purple Rain” radio and searched the museum’s collection for purple tones, discovering a variety of artworks, some of which we didn’t remember having seen before. Here […]

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DOCTOR’S NOTE

A study that purported to show that diets high in meat, eggs, and dairy could be as harmful to health as smoking? If you missed it, please see the video: Animal Protein Compared to Cigarette Smoking.

Protein is so misunderstood. For more on the optimal amount of protein, see Do Vegetarians […]

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Illinois may become the first state in the United States with a junk credit rating. The state has been trying to figure out how to pay $15 billion of unpaid bills and close a pension shortfall of $251 billion. It has been rumored the state will need to halt the sale of lottery tickets because […]

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Good News About Robots!(?)

On December 19, 2017 By

When both The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times do the same non-breaking-news story within the same week, a media cynic suspects the gentle hand of corporate public relations.

And so it is with Workers: Fear Not the Robot Apocalypse in the Journal and As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles in the Times.

Both are well-reported on-sceners about […]

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Celebrating Marriage

On December 15, 2017 By

Celebrating Marriage

 My husband and I will soon celebrate 33 years of a very happy and harmonious marriage, based on our mutual love, respect, trust and understanding.  When we celebrated our Silver Anniversary with dear family, we asked them to sign a paper for us, as witness of our everlasting commitment.  This special document was […]

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While I can’t tell you what your purpose “should” be, I can tell you that for most people, what brings meaning to their lives often includes other living things: people, children, animals, nature, etc.

One way to begin honing in on what is meaningful to you is to take a little time exploring what you […]

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Are you looking to maintain your weight, eat healthy, and stay younger? You’re in luck. The Mediterranean diet has recently been ranked as one of the best programs to accomplish these goals. In our book, “Mind-Body-Spirit Connections: A Pathway to better Health,” we stated the Mediterranean diet was one of the better diets to stay […]

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“Go buy a foam roller,” these are words I commonly say to most of my athletes of all ages and skill levels.  Foam rolling is a marvelous way to stretch your tight tendons and muscles and work out your problem areas before activity.  Essentially, the log of hard foam serves as a rolling pin to […]

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