There are lots of places you can read about Austin and the unique things to see and do here, but this article is about the big question people always have about Texas: Yes, it gets hot. The question is, how can you handle it? Well, it’s really not that bad if you know how to … More How to Deal with Serious Texas Heat
I’ve been tracking my food for the last few months (32 lbs lost so far in the ProClub’s 20/20 Lifestyles program!) but their online tracking system has a mountain of frustrating user experience issues. I was so happy to find MyNetDiary – it isn’t free but it’s cheap and you can try it for free. … More My favorite iPhone app: MyNetDiary
Since I’ve been in 20/20 I’ve heard a lot of interesting ideas about what to do with the over abundance of stomach-ache inducing (and paunch producing) Halloween candy. One recommendation I thought was particularly ingenious is for parents to offer their kids a trade-in deal – candy for tangible treats like a DVD, book, or … More How to avoid the Halloween stomach ache
Reading Michael Pollan’s New York Times article "Unhappy Meals" has changed the way I think about food, or the stuff we constantly consume and call "food". It’s not a shock-and-horror Super-size Me or a "we’re all going to die so let’s kill Kraft" manifesto, it’s the history of how we got ourselves in this mess … More The rise of nutritionism: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
My new favorite guilty pleasure is my heated mattress pad I got a Fred Meyer (for 75% off last April!). After a long day just knowing my bed will be toasty warm when I get in is so exciting! (Yes, in the past I’ve been accused of being too easy to please). But just like … More If loving you is wrong I don’t want to be right: Is my heated mattress pad going to kill me?