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    January 30, 2014

    Here's A Secret: Gluten-Free Doesn't Mean Calorie-Free

    I'll never forget watching the Heisman Trophy announcement the year Robert Griffin III (RGIII) won. While my Baylor friends and I watched our quarterback on TV, hoping he would be awarded with the trophy, we were enjoying a spread of snacks, including two types of cookies. One was the peanut butter ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    The MySpaceification of Facebook: Do I Need a Smiley To Tell People How I Feel?

    A funny thing happened last week in Facebook world. As a means of, I suppose, helping people better identify their moods or what they are eating at the moment, Zuckerberg Inc. added a new feature to status updates. They had already changed "Say something" to "How are you feeling?" in the status fiel ... More >>

  • Film

    January 31, 2013

    Aw, Nuts

    A brief history of movie characters getting whacked in the balls.

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    October 24, 2012

    Hey Kids, Stop Drinking Monster -- You Could Ruin It For Adults

    Headlines this past week have been screaming -- OK, raising their voice slightly -- once again about those dastardly energy drinks. Which you could be drinking right now as you read this, depending on the time of day and your occupation. This time it's Monster Energy drinks, those 24-ounce jobs es ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Turn Your Browser and Cough: The Top 15 Health Care Web Sites

    Lt. Reginald Barclay was a character on Star Trek: The Next Generation. By trade, he was an engineer, but he was well known on the show for being a massive hypochondriac. On one episode, Dr. Beverly Crusher advised Reg not to look through the Star Fleet medical database anymore because it was causin ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Domenica Catelli of Catelli's

    Photo by Matthew DresdenDomenica Catelli, outside her family restaurant in Geyserville, CA.​Yesterday on part one of our chat with Domenica Catelli, we discussed how she left Houston to reopen her family restaurant in Geyserville, California. Today, we discuss her work as a Food Network person ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    New Year's Diet Tips: What To Believe? Seven Bits Of Crucial Information

    Photo by Britanie SheyWorking out that resolution....but are you hungry?​The Downtown Y was packed yesterday morning, the first workday after all those New Year's Resolutions were made. Is it likely to be as packed on a typical February morning? We're guessing not. But everyone starts out th ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    Top 5 Ways to Save Calories at a Holiday Potluck

    petekraynakKIDDING! We have some more reasonable ways to maintain weight than unnecessary surgery.​The holidays are possibly the worst time to be a dieter, or at least try to maintain your current weight. With all the awesome pot-luck goodness going around, sometimes a free lunch is simply ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Flaxseed Fad?

    ​Acai berries, whole grain, probiotics and fiber are about to be usurped by flaxseed. Once seen mostly in specialty health food stores and used as an additive to salads, breads and soups, flaxseed-infused products are making their way to the same store shelves that stock things like Cheez-Whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Swine Flu FAQs: The Answers You Need...And The Answers You Deserve

    Unlike in 1918, when the flu really bitch-slapped humanity, leading medical experts have the ability to immediately update us with information on how to stay safe, and how to separate myth from fact. For example: By now, unless you're a vapid hotel-fortune heiress who answers the cell phone during s ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007