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Melinda Hinson
I recently returned from a wonderful trip to North Carolina, the state of my alma mater, first owned home and many dear friends. I was quickly reminded, upon stepping foot onto my old stomping grounds, of one particular food item which is emblematic of the region. Yes, many of you might think I’d mention grits,...
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In the marketing world and beyond, there’s so much talk about social media. It seems to be the be-all, end-all savior of selling products and services, keeping in touch with friends and tracking down the latest thoughts and actions of celebrities (if you are in to that sort of thing). But there’s another social activity...
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I must preface this blog entry with the admission that I do have one box of dinosaur nuggets in my freezer. After all, there are nights when we are running out to a tennis match or soccer practice, and I need to get something in Luke’s stomach fast, before he goes psychotic from low blood...
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What foods are healthy? Depending on who you ask, you’ll likely get a different answer. No wonder our population is becoming increasingly obese and confused over food labels! In a New York Times article last week, entitled “For Your Health, Froot Loops,” William Nueman discussed a new food labeling system called Smart Choices. Apparently, cereals like Froot...
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I have just started reading French Women Don’t Get Fat as a means of doing a little research for my own books. Whenever you submit a book for publication, you survey the competitive landscape to see what other books align with your own idea (The same step we always take in my branding workshops, too). After...
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I spoke to my friend Bill this morning and had to break the news that he didn’t get called out by name in my book. (It was hard to pick and choose the stories I shared, as I didn’t want to bore readers to death.) After a sincere apology, I promised to include him in...
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Last week, in a Wall Street Journal article entitled “Girls and Dieting, Then and Now,” Jeffrey Zazlow discusses the pressures on fourth grade girls to be thin. Though his dialogue actually began in 1986 after studies in Chicago and LA were carried out, weight-focused pressures on young girls are even stronger today than in the earlier decade....
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