Cooking Basics for the Single Man

September 29, 2009 Health & Fitness

Nutrition is important. Unless you’re rich you’re not going to be able to eat all of your meals at restaurants, and too many prepackaged meals use hydrogenated oils, high-fructose corn syrup or fatty meats. Ergo, cooking is a basic skill you should know and practice. In addition to saving money and eating more nutritious foods, […]

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Hump-day Links XIII

September 9, 2009 Dressing

An extraordinary day (9/9/09) in an extraordinary week (apologies for the light posting): New Beatles stuff (if you like The Beatles), the USA plays Trinidad & Tobago in an important World Cup qualifier (if you like soccer), Apple announced a video-enabled iPod Nano (if you like iPods) and the President speaks to Congress on health […]

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The War to Break Your Willpower

August 27, 2009 Health & Fitness

It’s an old cliché: “give the people what they want.” Our friends at KFC seem to firmly believe in that, although they don’t seem to be certain exactly what it is that “the people” want. It wasn’t long ago that they rolled out grilled chicken to much fanfare (and anger, and near-riots). And in a […]

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Hump-Day Lessons

July 28, 2009 Dressing

Predictions peg our high temperature at upwards of 100 degrees today, which would be an all-time record here. (Yes, you folks in Phoenix are crying me a river right now.) So know that I lost about half my body’s fluid acquiring you this week’s readings. Umm-hmm: In Dating expert Steve Santagati inspires ‘The Ugly Truth’, […]

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101 Reasons That Salads Are Awesome

July 23, 2009 Health & Fitness

You need vegetables. They give you nutrients and disease-fighting compounds that just don’t exist in beef and cheese, from Vitamin C (so you won’t get scurvy) to lycopene (which may reduce the risk of prostate cancer). And what better way of getting a wide variety of nutrients than combining them in a salad? Summer is […]

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Eat Right

June 26, 2009 Health & Fitness

One of the greatest conundrums in our society is that of healthy eating: we all know what we should really be eating, yet we all fall to what’s easiest and/or tastiest. You do it, I do it. Zac Efron eats Carl’s Jr. Bacon Cheeseburgers. Chuck Liddell eats “rich desserts.” Brad Pitt no doubt does it […]

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The Three ‘C’s I Can’t Live Without

March 6, 2009 Grooming

I was thinking about the household items that are the most important to me. Not the ones that are life-critical, like the bed, or the stuff that is great to have (my iPhone 3G came in very, very handy in Kauai), but the things that serve crucial functions in shaping my life. As of right […]

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