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Going Veggie? Now’s the time.

Want to give up meat, but worry that you’ll miss out on flavor and important nutrients? Fear that you’ll end up gorging on carbs and getting fat? And wait, isn’t being a vegetarian too complicated? This article, with tips from chefs and registered dietitians, explains the facts and tell you how to get enough protein, flavor and more to be a vegetarian. And as a bonus, you’ll feel healthier, get slimmer and reduce your risk of dying from heart disease, while also lowering your chances of developing diabetes, cancer and other ailments – from diverticulitis to dementia.

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Are You Dating a Zombie?

Ever notice how people staring at their phones have a blank, spacey look?

Sort of like a zombie.

While pretending to be paying attention to you, they’re “discreetly” sending off a text. But the zombie face gives them away.

If you’ve been on a date with someone who spent more time staring at his or her phone than staring into your eyes, you’ll understand why it’s a real romance ruiner.

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Get Cancer, Lose Friends?

When I learned that I had advanced ovarian cancer, I knew I’d lose my lady parts. I dreaded losing my hair. I expected I’d lose some weight. But the loss I never anticipated? Many of my friends vanished.

And though I thought I had steeled myself for everything cancer and chemo would throw at me, I never saw that coming.

October 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bad Writing? It’s a Crime

You’ll get a good laugh (and some pretty good grammar lessons) out of Weird Al Yankovic’s new parody.

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vocabulary Building and Twerking

Despite one’s feelings about Miley Cyrus’s VMA performance, you gotta admit one thing. She taught the word “twerk” to million of people who previously might have merely called it “booty-shaking.” … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Writers, Will Robots Take Over Your Jobs?

Writers, beware. As if things aren’t tough enough for journalists, now robots are threatening to take over your jobs. Think of the advantages robots have over you and me. Robots … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

“We Don’t Need No Education” — Prof says good grammar and spelling are so last century.

  Why bother learning to spell? Your smartphone can do it for you. Good grammar? That may have been useful 100 years ago, but nowadays, no one cares. Believe it … Continue reading

September 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Saroyan’s Advice to Aspiring Writers (and Mencken’s suggestion to would-be editors)

Looking for writing advice? You might want to pick up the 1931 edition of The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze by William Saroyan. Read the preface. Here, Saroyan … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Do Kids Write Right?

As an old fogie, I tend to believe that texts and technology are destroying the English language. I bemoan the use of “i” for “I”; I decry numerals such a … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

English Majors: Hold Your Heads High.

Confession time: I am a recovering English major. As a college student, I floated into the major. I liked to read. I liked to write. Math mystified me; business sounded … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pronunciation Problem? Eleven words you’re probably saying wrong.

Poor President George W. Bush. No matter how he tried, he stumbled over the word “nuclear.” Of course, he’s not alone with pronunciation problems. This Mental Floss article lists 11 … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

So You Think You Know Grammar? (Are you smarter than 116 editors and writers?)

Just when I was beginning to think that good writing was going to hell in a 140-character Tweet, an argument about apple trees has renewed my faith in the future … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment
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