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A Women's Online Magazine. Have you ever seen those trucks that have wheels the size of a good economy car and are so far up off the ground that you could reasonably shelter there in the event of inclement weather?

A Women's Online Magazine

And have you ever seen someone try to park one of them? It’s not easy, I’ll tell you that. You see, sometimes we can become so obsessed with the way something looks that we completely overlook the fact that it was intended to perform a function as well. This is true of monster trucks, and it’s also true of our abs. Sure, a huge truck might be great in the event of a natural disaster, but it’s a little impractical when you need to run errands around the suburbs. 1. Now this one just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. 2. Perhaps you do your P90X (or maybe Richard Simmons is a little more your flava), count your calories and do crunches like the fitness warrior that you are … and yet somehow you are still fighting with that spare tire. 3. 4. Read more on how stress affects weight gain in women HERE. The Lamm Farm. Every year in mid-March, I head to San Francisco (or rather, San Mateo) for the San Francisco Garden Show.

I always take a day off from work so I can visit the show early in the week and round up whichever of my gardening friends are available to make the trip. But this year, we kicked it up a notch. The plans have been brewing for weeks and we made the pilgrimage on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Carri (front yard veggie gardener extraordinaire) was the driver and I was the fairly competent navigator (GPS reader) and after getting coffee, gassing up, picking up a forgotten FastTrack pass and totally spacing on getting cash, we headed off to the bay area. First stop: Our friend Chuck’s place in Bernal Heights.

They have an enormous old car filled with plants and other recycled materials on display outside.


Mark's Daily Apple. Chicken vindaloo is an Indian dish that can also be beef, lamb or pork vindaloo, depending what you’re in the mood for.

Mark's Daily Apple

It’s a dish known for being very spicy, but it doesn’t have to be if you make it at home. You can even skip the hot peppers entirely and still have an extremely flavorful dish from the ample amount of onions, ginger, garlic and spices. The complex flavors in this dish belie the simple preparation and short cooking time. Just blend the spices, marinate, sauté and then simmer for 25 minutes. You’re likely to already have many of the spices in your pantry – cumin, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon – and some versions of chicken vindaloo also add cloves, cardamom, mustard seeds or paprika.

Keep reading… GNOLLS.ORG - Home of J. Stanton and The Gnoll Credo. Drs Eades. Mary Dan Eades, M.D. The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D. One of the first patients I saw as a medical student was a nice lady, who presented to the university hospital outpatient clinic with colicky, cramping abdominal pain.

The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

She described the pain as coming on after a meal, and said that it doubled her over with pain. The pain came and went, but had gotten worse over the past few days. I took a long history from her and performed a physical exam, which included examining her abdomen. When I pushed on her right upper quadrant, she all but yelped and grabbed at my wrist. At that point in my medical education, I knew just enough to be dangerous, so I excused myself, left the exam room and presented this lady’s case to the medical resident running the clinic that day. He asked me a few questions, which, I, in my ignorance, had failed to ask the patient.