Soda Packs Big Sugar Wallop

  If you think it’s no big deal that your child has a soda at school, you might ponder this, says the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Each 12 ounce serving of a carbonated, sweetened soft drink contains the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar and 150 calories.  Would you give your child permission to eat 10 teaspoons of…

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What’s Pie Say About You?

It is said that if you like pumpkin pie you are a funny and independent person. Similarly if you like apple pie, you are independent, but also realistic and compassionate. Any pecan pie lovers? Well, you are thoughtful and analytical.  And, you guessed it, chocolate pie lovers are said to be romantic. November 2008 Newsletter

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Give Thanks with Dog Safety

Don’t let your Thanksgiving feast become a holiday hazard for your dog. Control the situation with these guidelines:   *Never give a dog a cooked bone—especially poultry bones. These can splinter and harm your pet’s throat or even cause internal injuries.   *Don’t serve your dog leftovers. What’s good to us may seem tasty to a dog, too.  But…

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Talking Turkey

Turkey is the main course at Thanksgiving meals in 90 percent of U.S. households.   *The average weight of the bird when purchased is 15 pounds.     *The largest turkey raised so far was 86 pounds. But the biggest turkey feather–bearing fowl is Sesame Street’s Big Bird, cloaked in about 4,000 large feathers all originating from 45-pound turkeys….

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Planing Your Shopping Strategy

According to the National Retail Association, more than 130 million shoppers will be out for the bargains the day after Thanksgiving. They will spend about 10% of their allotted Christmas money. Here are some tips on how to get the most:   *Get up early, as in very early. If you want the best deals, you have to be…

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In an Age of Copies of Copies

One day a new monk arrived at a monastery and was assigned the task of helping his fellow monks make copies of ancient texts by hand. After working a while, the novice monk caught himself nearly making a mistake. He looked around at the other monks and realized that all of them were merely making copies of copies—nowhere was…

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Election Day & Thanksgiving Day

Two of the biggest days this November will be Election Day on the 4th and Thanksgiving on the 27th. Test your knowledge on some these useful and memorable facts about Thanksgiving and how presidents got to the White House.   1.  How many presidential candidates have won the popular vote but lost the election?   2.  Which Native people…

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Last days of Fall

What a perfect day even if it was a little on the chilly side for portraits outside.  Here are a few portraits from this morning.  What a beautiful family!!  

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How to Change a Critic’s

When Michelangelo was putting the finishing touches on his “David” masterpiece, his patron, Piero Soderini, was standing by and gave it great praise. However, noted Soderini, the nose of the statue was too large.  Michelangelo noticed that the patron was standing directly beneath the colossal statue and couldn’t possibly see the sculpture properly. Rather than argue the point, the…

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