Shailene Woodley Promotes Healthy Body Image

Shailene Woodley recently announced that she prefers to not wear make-up to events because she feels more like herself. Umm, you go girl! Read more at! ...more

Goodbye Cigarettes: Should CVS Dump Junk Food and Alcohol Too?

When CVS announced its plan to stop selling all tobacco products at its 7,600 stores by October 1, 2014 and walk away from 2 billion in tobacco related business, the media immediately began to speculate whether other major drug store chains would follow suit. The more interesting question to me is whether tobacco is the only product line that will be removed from "drug store" shelves. ...more
Elaine Griffin  I think you are right, they will probably divide the space so clinic separate in ...more

Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead-UPDATED

Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. The 46-year-old actor was found dead in his New York City apartment this morning around 11:30....more

Bob Costas’s Eyes 2 Red 2 Work

NBC sportscaster Bob Costas is taking the night off in the middle of the Olympics!Costas ( a fellow Commack HS South alum) is apparently turning the prime time coverage over toToday show host Matt Lauer tonight because of a bad case of pink eye:...more

Cancer Diagnosis for Tom Brokar

Veteran NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw revealed that he is being treated for a bone marrow cancer called multiple myeloma. Brokaw was diagnosed in August 2013  at the Mayo Clinic. Doctors are “optimistic” about the outcome of the treatment he is receiving....more


I realize my blog posts have become sporadic and random lately...While Papa is a Preacher is the equivalent of "home" for me on the internet, it has been exciting to be so busy at "home" (and it's surrounding areas outside of my comfort zone) in the real world.      I'm currently a piano teacher teaching intro to piano to kids, and also hold a position as a Social Media TA at my school. This spring I have started my second year of university (what?!) and am enjoying school immensely....more

Best & Worst Diets for 2014

The US News and World Report has given their best and worst diets for 2014.  And on top is the DASH Diet.  I totally agree, and the reason I think the DASH diet is so great is because not only do you lose weight, but it’s also the best diet for your overall health & wellness.   ...more

A Fast and Furious, fiery death for Paul Walker

By: Denise N. Fyffe.Copyright © 2013, Denise N. Fyffe...more

New Study: Internet Use Connected to Cancer Prevention

Finally, some good news about internet use.  We hear so much about the negative affects of technology and internet use on our lives, but maybe soon we will be hearing more about the positive affects too.  Maybe we will even find that the positive affects of internet use, outweigh the negative?   Today we find out about a study that actually links being an internet user to cancer prevention....more

The Government Shutdown Diet

[meat inspector magnet via Zazzle] ...more