Yin and Yang of Healthy Living, Part 2

You will never get in shape through diet, and you will never control your weight through exercise. Yesterday, we talked about diet. Today we talk about exercise. Together they work like two halves of a fitness and health puzzle that fit together perfectly. ...more

Yin and Yang of Healthy Living, Part 1

You will never get in shape through diet, and you will never control your weight through exercise. A little explanation here. My office is beginning a "Biggest Loser" style challenge this week, and this post is in support. Yes, I know everybody sensible did their posts on this topic at the beginning of the year. Perhaps this will help those at risk of falling off the New Years Resolution bandwagon. It's never too late to start new, good habits. Those of you who have sworn off diets permanently should feel free to scroll down to the closing bits. ...more

Mothers Day Blogswarm for Maternal Death

The ArchCrone and the ShortWoman are proud to announce a Mothers Day blogging event called the Mothers Day Blogswarm for Maternal Death.   ...more

Is America Ready for a Woman President?

Please, do not mistake any of what I am about to say for any sort of endorsement of Hillary Clinton whatsoever. This is not about Hillary. The question of whether Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Dole or Nancy Pelosi is prepared to be our "Iron Lady of Politics" is another issue altogether. You'll hear it at parties, you'll see it alluded to in blog posts and political cartoons. Everybody suspects it is something the political strategists ask themselves behind closed doors. It's only happened on television. The question is "Is America Ready for a Woman President?" ...more

America, though she is not perfect, does have her advantages from all the countries listed in ...more

Words of Advice for College Students

Hey guys. I know this is a pretty cool time in your lives: you are legally grown-ups; you are making new friends, some of whom are from wildly different places than you; you are either deciding what you want to do "when you grow up" or actively working towards it; some of you are living on your own -- or at least not with mom and dad -- for the first time. ...more

A Little Message for the College Crowd

Hey guys. I know this is a pretty cool time in your lives: you are legally grown-ups; you are making new friends, some of whom are from wildly different places than you; you are either deciding what you want to do "when you grow up" or actively working towards it; some of you are living on your own -- or at least not with mom and dad -- for the first time. ...more

BlogHers Act Nominees

My nominees for BlogHers Act issues are as follows: The Environment has to be the number one issue facing the world today. Sadly, this is the only planet we have at the moment, and if we don't keep it in good enough shape to support human life, we will very quickly reach a point where no other issues will matter. It's more than just Global Warming. ...more

Yep, the environment, health care, and civil liberties are definitely major challenges for ...more