Here is some good and bad news for chocoholics. The good news is that dark chocolate can lower your blood pressure; the bad news is that only a very small amount of dark chocolate is needed.
Nutritional and Health Counselor Shoshanna Harrari is a beloved fixture on Israel's organic foods scene.
As a longtime "born-again single" and parent, I've come to the conclusion that the road to matrimony is like the road to weight loss.
The menorahs have been put away; the scale groans with the added weight of the sufganiyot and latkes that were devoured; and people are starting to formulate their Pesach plans (so soon already!).
In an ancient myth, the Greek gods condemn Sisyphus to roll a great rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone will inevitably fall back of its own weight. By imposing this terrible judgment the gods had prescribed the dreadful punishment of interminable labor. But they also revealed something vastly more difficult to understand, namely, that even such useless labor need not be altogether futile. Such labor, they knew, could also be heroic.
One of my favorite memories from childhood is eating my grandmother's sour pickles.
In my previous column I wrote about the importance of assigning minimal value to the utterances of those who make nasty, ego-wounding comments.
This e-mail came across my desk. It was written by that famous writer known as "unknown author."
As my friend Eve (not her real name) and I started filling our plates at a recent buffet dinner, she commented that lucky for her, her mother wasn't with us.
For many of us, the focus in the days after Pesach has been the Pesach weight gain.
The seven weeks between Pesach and Shavuos are a time of spiritual awakening; a time when we strive to achieve growth in many areas of our lives. The one area, however, in which growth is not appreciated is our weight. The following are some great products you can use on Shavuos that won't cause an overload on the scales.
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