We've talked a lot about the cost of providing oneself with nutritious food choices, but never before has this been more apparent than this weekend. I was in Utah, which I regularly forget is mostly desert.
I had offered to make dinner one night, so off we went to a regular suburban grocery store with a list of essentials. I was planning a peasant-y autumn meal, but wanted to amp up the vitamin content of the meat and potatoes meal, so I grabbed an organic spring lettuce mix and a largish butternut squash.
The groceries for the meal cost $90, and while granted, one of the things I bought was a $5 bottle of almond extract, I also didn't need to buy things like olive oil or red wine vinegar that were needed for the salad dressing.
The shocker of the trip was that butternut squash, which ended up being $8.70! Um, hello, isn't squash in season right now? Two weeks ago at my own local farmer's market, I bought a similarly sized squash for $1.25. Of course, I live in an area of the
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We've talked a lot about the cost of providing oneself with nutritious food choices, but never before has this been more apparent than this weekend. I was in Utah, which I regularly forget is mostly desert.Read More »from Could you live on $25 of food a week?
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The gourds are just coming out of the woodwork, and the time for savory, hot, delicious meals is settling in and getting ready to stick around. While it is still a pleasure to enjoy chilly winds and longer nights and knee-high boots and the desire for hot and filling foods, why not celebrate with a pie that takes advantage of this time of year? The kitchn's got an easy to throw together, and super-healthy, squash, rosemary and tofu pie (that's even easier if you buy a pre-made crust). The autumny flavors sound perfect right about now. And then how about a hot lunch? The leftovers are easily heated up for a meal that's a couple notches up from your standard pb&j.
And after dinner comes dessert: Try this super easy recipe that turns into a delicious breakfast in the morning.
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Photo Credit: AFP/Prakash MathemaWhen Crabkid one day turns to me and expresses sufferings real and imagined from childhood, I'm well prepared with my responses: "at least you weren't a Chinese gymnast." Not to mention a Hindu goddess.
Yesterday Nepal anointed a 3-year-old girl, Matani Shakya, a "kumari" or living goddess. The deal is that Matani must now leave her parents and go and live in virtual isolation in a Katmandu temple until she menstruates, at which point she loses her divine status and is replaced by another living goddess.
To become a kumari is tricky. A panel of judges evaluates 2-4-year-olds,, and according to this AP article the process is as follows:
The judges read the candidates' horoscopes and check each one for physical imperfections. The living goddess must have perfect hair, eyes, teeth and skin with no scars, and should not be afraid of the dark.
As a final test, the living goddess must spend a night alone in a room among the heads of ritually slaughtered goatsRead More »from Note to little girls: Living like a goddess, not so great
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I'm feeling better about myself now, especially after kicking so much ass in the Lazy Waister Triathlon (and I'm very positive that I will reach my goal in this next 30 Minute Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge, which you too can join, because it starts today and it's not too late to sign up!), and when I was walking into work this morning, carrying my breakfast in one hand and a low glycemic coffee, I was feeling the muscles in my thighs being all happy and ready to run.
My ten days of traveling knocked me off my feet, as it usually does, but I've never before felt my energy return so quickly, and I can only believe that it's due to the increased stamina caused by regular exercise. So I'm focusing on that, rather than hating my gut for defying the airplane tray tables. And then I read a blog post from Shoshie that was so eerily similar to my own predicament
- Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Wed, Oct 8, 2008 5:58 PM EDT
OK, shameless plug time. Have you guys seen the November Glamour issue? You've got to! Remember over the summer I was traveling in "the south" for a "secret" story I was writing? Well, that story is out (and posted online) and I really want you to read it. The title: SHE SAID SHE HAD BREAST CANCER -- BUT SHE LIED. The teaser: This popular teacher told students and friends she was going to die. What no one knew: She'd feigned chemo nausea, shaved her own head and was never actually sick at all. How crazy is that? I spent the entire summer working on the piece and it was by far the most incredible/intense/interesting thing I've ever done (I actually found and spoke to the woman who was faking cancer--you wouldn't believe the lengths she went to in order to keep up her patient persona). It's a long read so maybe wait until your lunch break to check it out (or don't...you won't regret it!), but please do take a look. I would love to hear what you think. Thanks!
P.S., Shout out to myRead More »from Life with Cancer: Meet a woman who faked having cancerâ€”three times!
You know how sometimes you see a woman wearing a risky item that looks unbelievably fabulous, but you would never have the nerve to pull it off? You know how, for a few seconds at least, this makes you feel kind of irritable and defeated? You know how you then go into "scheming" mode where you think about every single thing in your wardrobe and how this scary new addition could possibly fit in? Well, I'm experiencing this right now with capes. I'm desperate to own one and look cool in one, but seriously, it's a lot harder than you'd think. The ones I've tried so far have either made me look too monk-ish, too vampire-like, too like an old-timey war nurse, or--in one particularly bad case--like Grimace. But I am not giving up. They're too cute! And if done well, too stylish! Check out the ones I found on eBay--in burnt orange, tan and hooded, winter white, leopard print, and the best of all, this drapey one from Mama Stone Vintage--and tell me what you think.Read More »from Caped crusade
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After reading Cristina Mueller's beauty auto-pilot, I thought to myself, "You call that lazy?" I'm lucky if I ever even make it to the mascara-application phase! After snoozing several times, ripping out my earplugs (I find the foam earplugs to be the most effective, as they form to the shape of your ear. It should also be noted that this is the ONLY way to get any sleep in this town), I finally peel myself out of bed. My obsession--and thus my morning routine--focuses on intense moisturization. I begin with a large bottle of water. As one of my favorite makeup artists once told me, hydrating is the best defense against aging. At 24, I say you can never be too careful. Then I begin my makeup-less, yet effective, routine:
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2. Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner has to be the single most refreshing thing my face has ever experienced. I would turn down freshly squeezed mint lemonade on a hot summer day for a
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Hi Dr. Kate,Read More »from Ask Dr. Kate: Does HPV ping-pong between you and your partner?
A friend of mine and I have both been diagnosed with HPV in the last year--she is 29, I am 33. We both have abnormal, benign cells. We have both been told by our doctors that the HPV will likely clear on its own. I am in a sexually-active, monogamous relationship. She is seeing someone new but has been abstaining due to her diagnosis.
Now here is the question: My doctor told me that I don't need to worry about my boyfriend and I passing this back and forth (we always use condoms). My friend's doctor told her that if she has sex with someone, it's likely that she will give HPV to him, and that he will give it back to her. Basically that they can infect each other back and forth forever. (What are the STD risks without condoms?)
Is this how it works? Is it possible to pass HPV back and forth, keeping you both infected? This is an especially important question for my friend, since she was just denied health insurance because of the HPV (how messed up is that?), so she's