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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. Inside, there is a brightly colored wall decorated with air plants and an old, ornate window. On the flip side is a wall of plants! Check out this old sink full of pitcher plants…


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. Paleolithic man doubtless ate anything he could get his hands on that was even remotely edible, drank his water from streams, ponds, and probably even mud puddles as dogs do today.

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

Of the many ways scientists have to unearth the actual diets of early ancestors, stable isotope analysis is probably the most accurate. Such analysis […] Have you seen the guy on the smart phone video popping up all over the internet saying he has disproven the carbohydrate-insulin hypothesis of obesity? His name is Kevin Hall and he must be experiencing some real cognitive dissonance. Or I certainly am, given the sharp contrast between what his study results actually show and […] As we know all too well there has been an explosion in the incidence of obesity and type II diabetes over the past 30-40 years. The new 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) finally came out in 2016. It’s not often that faculty members of major academic institutions do anything but sneer at low-carbohydrate diets.