Category Archives: Overall Health and News

Talking Heads: Listening to Your Inner Voice (Recipe: Blueberry and Peach Coffee Cake)

A’s mom sent me this article titled “Talking Heads: What happens when scientists try to eavesdrop on the inner voice?” from Discover Magazine by Cassandra Willyard. It was really interesting. This is how it started (I’m sure you’ll be able to … Continue reading

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Give Your Brain a Workout (Recipe: Ina’s Blondies)

Moving your body is one of the best things you can do for your brain. When you exercise, your heart pumps oxygen and nutrients to your brain cells, and your body produces chemicals that stimulate the brain cells to sprout … Continue reading

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11 Things Every Type A Person Wants You to Know

I read this article on the 11 things every Type A person wants you to know. I consider myself Type A, so here goes: We’re not impatient, just efficient. I completely agree. Although, A swears he is going to make me more … Continue reading

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23 of 25 States with Highest Rates of Obesity are in the South and Midwest (Recipe: Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Spinach Quesadilla)

You’re probably thinking, “I could have guessed that.” The report is The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) (formerly known as the F as in … Continue reading

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Porta-Potties: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know (Recipe: Parmesan Herb Baked Turbot)

We have all used one. Some of us more than others. Runners use them a lot. And there is usually a long line. How long, on average, does it take people to use a porta-potty? 1:15 – 1:30 is the … Continue reading

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Eat Your Leafy Greens + My Trip to Blacksburg! (Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter Pie)

Apparently, eating your leafy greens can help you stay mentally sharp. Leafy greens = spinach, kale, collards, etc. A new study has shown that older people whose diets included just one or two servings of these vegetables per day had … Continue reading

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Menu Labeling Guidelines Released (Recipe: Chicken Spaghetti)

Back in July, FDA conceded that chain restaurants and other establishments needed more time to comply with the December 2015 menu labeling deadline and agreed to a one-year delay for businesses to post calorie disclosures. Chain establishments, such as bakeries, cafeterias, convenience stores, … Continue reading

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