Fun Fact Friday - Super Bowl Facts

According to Las Vegas, the Super Bowl spread is currently at 7 points for the Steelers over Cardinals. In 1944 due to World War II, the Cardinals (then based in Chicago) combined with the Pittsburgh Steelers to play as ONE TEAM. That team was called Card-Pitt. The 2008 Super Bowl between the New York Giants and New England Patriots drew 97.5 million viewers, making it the second biggest event in U.S. television history, topped only by the 1983 series finale of M.A.S.H., which drew 106 million viewers. ...more

Poison In The Ketchup: This HFCS Scare Might Actually Make Me Start, You Know, Cooking From Scratch Or Something

So, I'm, like, THIS close to just packing it in to move to the backcountry to live off the grid and raise and grow my own food. If it weren't for the fact that 'off the grid' means 'no Internet connection,' I would probably be packing my bags already. Because, seriously, is everything that's sold in stores poisonous now? In case you haven't heard, there's mercury in a whole lot of food on the grocery shelves. There's mercury - possibly dangerous levels of mercury - in the high-fructose corn syrup that's in things like ketchup. And salad dressing. And yogurt. ...more


 Thanks so much for writing about it, Amy!


Caffeine Self Defense

At the nearby Starbucks, across from the middle school, at certain times of the day - every morning before class and when school is out in the afternoon - the lines of young people waiting to order coffee are out the door. ...more

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White House Victory Garden: Symbolic or Stupid?

In his inaugural speech this week, President Obama spoke of the notion of responsibility, public service, and personal sacrifice, three things that Americans (my generation in particular) love to hear.  I’m pretty sure he wasn’t talking to me, but it got me thinking about the rest of you and what you all might have planned in terms of lifestyle changes that will benefit the country as a whole.  And that brought me, eventually, to victory gardens. ...more

In other parts of the world people have started land and yardsharing as a response to high ...more