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December 2009 Archives

Just found this very neat site that compiles live New Years Eve webcams around the world–EarthCam. Times Square is definitely in there, but so are lots of other cams–from Paris to Prague. So even if you’re tucking in for a […]

I know we’re all about Tigered to death, especially those of us who live in towns with many tabloid papers who have been rolling in pun heaven. But there’s obviously a reason it’s all struck such a deep emotional chord, […]

But since I plan on having a glass of champagne at midnight tonight, I’m taking on the scout’s motto “Be Prepared.” Thankfully, our friends at Chicago Healers put out this list of 4 simple natural hangover cures that will have us all feeling right as rain tomorrow as we usher in 2010.

New Year’s morning is the freshest of all mornings, don’t you agree?  I also think there’s something special about New Year’s Eve morn, as there’s an excitement in the air that something–the simple but radical act of turning a page–is […]

Recall this very funny Fran Lebowitz quote? “The opposite of talking isn’t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.” That’s what most of us tend to do, at least some of the time–wait for our moment instead of fully giving […]

Every morning we give you a little bite-sized bit of wisdom, a tip, or some inspiration to start your day. The idea is that every day is a new opportunity to step into your life, be present, and begin again; […]

Every year I need a couple of wall calendars–one for home, one office–but sooo many choices. It’s a struggle–in a small-shopping-decision sort of way. I’ve got criteria: – It inspires me whenever I look at it – It doesn’t annoy me in […]

Note to all you arthritis sufferers out there – Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Tylenol, have issued a voluntary recall of the Tylenol Arthritis Caplet product (the one with the red EZ-open cap), citing concerns that a musty smell in some batches might cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

I love this version of The Sound of Music’s famous song “A Few of My Favorite Things.”  Performed by the kooky-cool duo Pomplamoose (check them out on MySpace Music), it’s got just the right minor-chord mix-ups to make the song […]

Swine flu and health care and loss…oh my! In retrospect, 2009 sounds pretty dismal, especially when we look back it through the lens of health.  Let’s take inventory, shall we?  Pandemic disease confused and sickened up.  Toxic chemicals and bacteria […]