Sara

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Pucker Up

SMART FUEL Pineapple! Get this cool walllpaper at Planeta What it is: Neither a pine nor an apple, the pineapple is actually a fusion of many "fruitlets". The pineapple is special for many reasons, but for the science nerds, this is one of the only bromeliad fruits humans eat. A bromeliad can be either an epiphyte (rootless, chillin' in the air) or a regular old…

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When Was the Last Time Anybody Starved?

Sara here. I was just cruising through my morning RSS blog batch and one post in particular made me think about food (never a bad thing). A useful blog covering all manner of personal improvement topics, Ririan Project, had a very handy list of tips for revving up your energy, with the inclusion of "energy bars" on the list. Being the nutrition nerd that I…

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Chicken Cutlets Are Not Out to Get You

It's just your kitchen they're after. Sara here. Calling all germophobes! Specifically, that sub-species of kitchen clean freaks with a special loathing for dealing with raw chicken. As many of you know, I'm pretty much the world's worst vegetarian. Better not ask me what I'm eating...this week...because I'm not even sure. But, I will say, carnivorous concerns aside, handling anything beyond fish severely interferes with…

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How to Eat More Fat

Sara here. Alert the press, for I am going to share with you the best ways to eat a lot more fat. That's right (whew...you can stop stressing now). Your weekly health challenge: eat more fat. I want you to get greasy with it. But this isn't a license to hit up the candy aisle or to stop in at McDonald's. I want you to…

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10 Sure Ways to Sabotage Your Weight Loss

The Tuesday 10 Want to derail a diet or perennially perch on the pound plateau? It's easy - just be sure to do one or more of the following: 10. Drink Alcohol - lots of it! Ketosis, schmosis. Cutting out refined carbs and empty calories will definitely help you peel off those pounds, but it will be much harder if you're drinking more than one…

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My, You’ve Got Beautiful Skin!

Have you noticed the flood of moisturizers for use in the shower? These lotions come in several formulas, from moisturizing washes to rinse-off lotions. The latter confuses me a bit: is it conditioner for skin, or is it creating a protective barrier that clings even when the goop is washed away? And do I want anything that durable anywhere near my living, breathing skin? And…

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