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“1 In 4, 4 In a Year”

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It is nearly impossible for me not to read something-whether it be book, magazine, browsing the internet, poetry, whatever. So it saddens me (though rarely surprises me) when studies surface telling us America doesn’t read so much. I came across an article on MSNBC back in August of 07 titled “Poll: 1 in 4 Adults […]

Bayer (and others) Face Numerous Lawsuits Over Birth Control Pills

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There appears to be several cases, within the past year or so, where women who are (or had been) taking oral contraceptives such as Yaz, Yasmin and NuvaRing- a flexible ring containing hormonal contraceptive-have had serious complications, some leading to death. One of the more common reasons for death among the women taking these contraceptives […]

Try This At Home: Making Nutmeg Cookies

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True, Christmas is over, but it’s still snowing like crazy in most places across the US, some of you snowed in. So, before you start digging out, and if the kids like to help in the kitchen,  give these cookies a try. It makes the house smell so good! Besides, do you really need an […]

The “New Traditional” Spanish Rice

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Spanish rice holds a lot of memories from my childhood. It was a staple at family gatherings, along with the deliciously greasy chorizo sausage. It was a dish my full-blooded Spanish grandmother and great-grandmother made and had many variants. Sometimes it would just be chicken breasts with saffron rice, sometimes chorizo was added, but no […]

Christmas: A Time of Cheer, Santa and Horrifying TV Specials

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It is the week of Christmas. Things are starting to get a little hectic around here. We have our extremely fake, blue-tinseled, non-organic, non-eco-friendly, pre-lit tree up.  A string of Chrismas lights are aglow along the door frame. Our house is full of Christmas cheer. There are some presents under the tree-though not to be […]

Nutmeg Frenzy

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Earlier this month, there was a lot of (ahem) buzz about Nutmeg and kids getting high off it. Some even suggesting locking up your spice cabinet.  Seems a little ridiculous and extremist to me. I mean, if you’re going to lock up the nutmeg, might as well lock up your entire kitchen because, dear god, […]

Marriage Falling Out of Favor?

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Is marriage falling out of favor for some people? According to the Pew survey, 39 percent of Americans say marriage is becoming obsolete. And that sentiment follows U.S. census data released in September that showed marriages hit an all-time low of 52 percent for adults 18 and over. The changing views of family are being […]

Drugs, Side Effects and Women

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It seems pretty obvious that the bodies of women and men would react differently to the same pills. Yet,within the medical world, women are treated, as the article says, “like one of the boys” in reference to drugs and side effects. ….new research has uncovered some less obvious differences between the sexes—specifically, our responses to […]

Ancient Birth Control

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I came across an interesting list the other day on ancient birth control. It is by no means a complete list, but mentions “methods that would be unusual today”. The two most unusual seem to be Papaya…. and Mercury…..Yikes.

The Concept of Hiding Vegetables

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Jessica Seinfeld’s first book, Deceptively Delicious, was hugely popular,. encouraging moms to hide the vegetables as a purée within every meal so the kids would get the nutrition they need without even knowing they were eating the vegetables. This particular concept is nothing new, as moms have been doing this in some form for years […]