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Obesity rate plummets for young children / NYTimes

February 26, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

  By SABRINA TAVERNISEFEB. 25, 2014 Continue reading the main story Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a 43 percent drop in theobesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade, the first broad decline in an epidemic that often leads to lifelong struggles with weight and higher risks for cancer, heart disease and stroke. The drop emerged from a major federal health survey that...

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Gay Marriage Bans

February 24, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

Holder Says State Attorneys General Don’t Have to Defend Gay Marriage Bans By MATT APUZZOFEB. 24, 2014 Washington — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Monday that state attorneys general who believe that laws in their states banning same-sex marriage are discriminatory are not obligated to defend them. Mr. Holder was careful not to encourage his state counterparts to disavow their own laws,...

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Texting Etiquette by Debbie Baldwin of Ladue News

February 24, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

  By Debbie Baldwin Everybody has a cell phone, and almost everybody texts. Texting is easy, cheap, fun, mildly illicit, and it makes you feel cool—it’s kind of like the 21st-century’s version of smoking. And not unlike smoking, it can be offensive at certain times. The good news is, after a solid decade of text capability, certain rules of order have been...

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From Cooking Light.com

February 24, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

I was very inspired by a book club meeting where several women brought healthy, delicious soups. Hopefully, I'll be making this delicious recipe sometime soon!  Ingredients Print Email Send To Mobile Save Recipe Add to Menu Add to Shopping List Add to eCookBookLearn more Soup: 5 bacon slices, chopped $ 1 1/2 cups chopped onion $ 2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic 2 (4-inch) portobello mushroom caps, chopped 1 (3-pound) whole chicken, skinned $ 1 thyme sprig 4 1/2 quarts cold water 8 ounces Swiss chard 1 cup uncooked pearl barley,...

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We need a Choice, not an Echo

February 24, 2014  |  No Comments  |  Share

The title for this post is the title of a book conservative author and media personality, Phyllis Schlafly, self published in her battle over the Equal Rights Amendment. Back then, she was worried that government regulation would rob women of their choice to stay home as housewives and mothers. It is an equally forceful title today. But one that has...

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