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November 12, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times
Staying healthy may also mean staying informed. Here are some stories to keep you in-the-know. -- What’s good for employees turns out to be good for the company. The Baltimore Sun’s Picture of Health blog reports on why free flu shots in the workplace matter. -- Just let go — of heavy weights, that is. The Morning Call in Allentown, Penn., offers tips on how to tone up by lifting fewer pounds. Hint: Slow down! -- Doctors could learn something from breast milk — and that’s just what they’re doing.
August 6, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
This morning's #Weekendeats chat on Twitter got pretty fruity as people shared their photos and recipes of fruity desserts, drinks and snacks from over the weekend. Peaches and blueberries seemed to be favorites, making appearances in everything from salsa to pies. Here are some of the highlights: Daisy from the blog Daisy's World started things off with a kick with her boozy ice bellini pops and the blog Buttercream Blondie kept things shaking with peachy bourbon crumble cupcakes . Kristina of the blog Onblank made a simple fresh peach sauce to go with some waffles, and Emily Baker of the blog 'A Gilt Nutmeg' shared a beautiful white peach cream cheese tart . For the blueberry lovers, Carrie Fehr of the blog Kitchen Garden made blue corn blueberry pancakes . Diana Hossfeld of the blog Diana Takes a Bite shared a picture of her very first pie made with blueberries and peaches.
January 7, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
It's the new year, and people are busily struggling to keep their new year's resolutions to eat better. We're in full support of a healthful diet, but why not have one last, little hurrah? During Monday morning's #Weekendeats chat on Twitter, some participants embraced a more healthful new year, while others couldn't help indulging... just a little. Here are some of the highlights: Carol Sacks, from the blog In Medias Recipe, balanced her butterscotch glazed cinnamon rolls with a kale, cabbage and carrot salad , while Jo from the blog My Last Bite shared a ridiculous photo of the pig tail from the Spice Table, with the words "crispy, fatty, porky" in the caption.
December 6, 2012 | By Christine Mai-Duc
John McAfee has been denied political asylum in Guatemala and could be deported back to Belize where he is wanted for questioning in the slaying of neighbor Gregory Faull. Belize officials said they expect McAfee to be flown back to their capital city, 75 miles from the Caribbean island he had called home for several years, according to an Associated Press report. In a fresh blog post Thursday titled "Urgent from John," McAfee implored supporters to "Please email the President of Guatemala and beg him to allow the court system to proceed, to determine my status in Guatemala.
October 15, 2012 | By Mark Medina
In yet another example of how he's transcended basketball, former Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will serve as California's After School STEM ambassador. The STEM acronym stands for science, technology, engineering and math, subjects state Supt. Tom Torlakson believes will help improve California's education system. As an ambassador, Abdul-Jabbar plans to speak publicly on the importance of education. Through 2013, Abdul-Jabbar will travel to cities that host after-school STEM events.
January 15, 2008
More arts and entertainment coverage on the Web. POP MUSIC Call your own Grammy tune Will Grammy voters -- or should they -- say "no, no, no" to the newly blond Amy Winehouse come ballot time? Weigh in yourself at the Extended Play blog at CELEBRITIES Skirting the lack of glamour issue So, the 65th annual Golden Globes had no red carpet and no stars. Translation: no designer gowns. But the Golden Globes still had a smattering of style. TV anchorwoman style, that is. So let's do a fashion recap, shall we?
January 21, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
Wal-Mart wants you to eat more healthfully, really. The superstore, joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, on Thursday unveiled a plan that in part will reduce sodium and sugar in processed foods it sells and reduce prices on fresh produce. But will the company's changes really improve the eating habits of the 140 million Americans that pass through its doors weekly? Columnist Nicole Brochu at the South Florida Sun Sentinel says it's about time that companies such as Wal-Mart get the message that consumers want better food options.
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