Health

Waste Not! Revisiting the 5-Second Rule and other Kitchen Classics

Working as a line cook for almost four years exposed me to the dirtier side of the food service business. Generally, I was less-than-impressed

The new face of poverty is fat

Twenty years ago, I parked at a supermarket, near where a poor family had just parked. I knew they were poor, because they looked like poor folks are supposed to look: Their clot

Get enough sleep

I have a theory about sleep. My theory is this: everyone who routinely uses an alarm clock suffers from chronic sleep deprivation. Using an alarm clock a few times a year (to c

Peanut Butter: The Poor Man’s Protein

Peanut butter is a staple food of many households. The rich and the poor alike find it to be filling and delicious. Eating the ri

Healthy recipes--with cost data

Want to eat a cheap, healthy diet? Want some recipes that use real food instead of packaged food products? Want to argue about how much it costs to feed a family a healthy diet?

The case for caloric labeling

As a conscientious consumer, you have a right to know what you're buying, eating, or wearing. New York City is enforcing a law that requires chain restaurants to provide nutrit

Exercise (and alcohol) good for your brain

A story in the New York Times says that exercise helps human brains build more neurons (a process called neurogenesis). It also reports on some mouse studies that show that exe

Alcohol is good for your heart

After quitting smoking, having one or two drinks a day is the best single thing you can do for your cardiovascular health. [more]

Crocs bite! Shoes pose danger on escalators.

How many of you think Crocs are just the best thing since sliced bread? I'd have to put my hand up, too. [more]

The Cost of Meat—Too High To Pay

Let me start by making one thing clear: I do not think it is wrong to eat meat. It's not because I believe God gave us "dominion" over everything on Earth either. [more]

The Cost of Meat—The Personal Health Argument

This continues from "The Cost of Meat—Too High To Pay." The Personal Health Argument attempts to show that there is few, if any, benefit from eating meat. This will cover heart disease, cancer, and calcium intake. [more]

Nobody walks in LA - or anywhere!

There's a saying that no one ever walks anywhere in Los Angeles. Apparently, that idea has been imported to where I live. Now if only we could get a King Taco. I just started up a contracting job with a little company named Microsoft. [more]

Being asthmatic just got more expensive

Feeling wheezy? Asthma attack coming on? Reaching for that inhaler? Let's stop and think about the CPP (cost per puff). Oh, it may not seem like much now, but that will all change soon. [more]

I Feel Pretty: Beautiful Coupon Codes (and Free Shipping)

One of my favorite scent blogs, Now Smell This, offers up some tempting online deals to be had. [more]

Get a Free Copy of "Navigating Your Health Benefits for Dummies"

Are you confused about how to choose the right health benefits? City Girl reported that Aetna is giving away free copies of Navigating Your Health Benefits for Dummies. [more]

That extra weight is costing you money

The New York Times has a story on the extra cost of being overweight. There is another consequence to packing on extra weight: being fat costs money — tens of thousands of dollars over a lifetime. [more]