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Melinda Hinson
I have been on this bandwagon before and about to hop on it again. I am convinced that children will eat healthy foods if we simply go to the time and trouble of preparing it for them. It’s easy to fall in the macaroni and cheese, pizza and dinosaur nugget habit because it’s easier. Easier...
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I had lunch with someone yesterday who asked me when I started running. It’s hard to believe, but I first hit the pavement in the seventh grade. Not because I had some innate  talent for the sport, and not because my mom took a hint from Andre Agassi’s parents and pushed me to excel. (In...
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Is that time of year again, for us crazies who like to run ridiculous miles in the middle of a cold and gloomy winter. Marathon training always seems to “start” when the mile 15 run(s) kick in, and I ran my second one today. I woke up at 5:30 a.m. to hit the trails by...
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According to TrendHunterTV, one of the top trends of 2010 is DIY Healthcare. That’s right! Whether you are twenty-something and trying to get pregnant or fifty-something and trying to avoid hot flashes or hair loss, there’s a good chance you’ll turn to over-the-counter remedies to heal your medical woes, without an MD. DIY is not...
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I’m excited to announce the birth of my new web site. The old one did the trick for logging my thoughts, but the new one has lots of cool functionality (plus, it looks better, too!). I want to thank Jed Splittgerber at Jed Split Design for doing an amazing job for me. In fact, when...
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Last fall, I was in Charlotte visiting my long-time friend Cam. During the course of the visit, we laughed and joked about the various effects of aging we were sadly enduring. We both agreed that laughter is the best way to cope with these rather disparaging changes. Cam’s funniest comment, however, was an afterthought amidst...
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In college, my nickname was PB (aka “perfect boobs”). When you take a C cup in high school and add the Freshman 25, you get a D cup. And without the years of gravity to take its toll, you get PB. Given my proficiency in Math, I would describe it as follows: C + 25...
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I mentioned in my last company newsletter that I wasn’t a big fan of new year’s resolutions. Though I could certainly stand to cut back on sweets and drink fewer glasses of wine, I don’t really need to lose weight (thankfully!), dramatically alter my eating habits or exercise more (in fact, my spouse would prefer...
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I would not call myself a meditation expert. To the contrary, I would actually refer to myself as a meditation disaster. So I guess if I were to advocate meditation as a daily practice, you might refute my claim based solely on my admission that I can’t do it very well myself.
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A work-in-progress excerpt from  my new book, placeholder title of “Starting from Scratch: Introducing the Beginner Chef to the Kitchen.” Last night, I was most pleased when my husband offered to cook dinner. His offer was timely, as it usually takes at least a week to recover from preparing a Thanksgiving feast.
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