Are healthy mini-markets the wave of the future?

Who would have thought that the third largest retailer in the world would go small instead of big? With Wal-Mart and Costco eating up the “Mom and Pop” stores, it is not a bet that many retailers would be willing to make. You may not have heard of Tesco, but the British retailer is no … Continue reading “Are healthy mini-markets the wave of the future?”

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Who would have thought that the third largest retailer in the world would go small instead of big? With Wal-Mart and Costco eating up the “Mom and Pop” stores, it is not a bet that many retailers would be willing to make. You may not have heard of Tesco, but the British retailer is no small potatoes. Third largest retailer in the world, they have a plan to popularize the mini-sized supermarket.
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Embarrassment – The Secret to Motivation?

For decades people have tried to figure out the secret to motivation. With our ever busier lives and longer and longer lists of to-do items, we long for the secret to getting motivated to turn off Grey’s Anatomy and go outside for a jog. Most often you were told to “use your willpower”. Turn off … Continue reading “Embarrassment – The Secret to Motivation?”

For decades people have tried to figure out the secret to motivation. With our ever busier lives and longer and longer lists of to-do items, we long for the secret to getting motivated to turn off Grey’s Anatomy and go outside for a jog. Most often you were told to “use your willpower”. Turn off the TV, put down the Oreos, and organize the garage by using your willpower! But willpower seems to be an elusive superhero power that you either have or you don’t. Maybe you’ve wondered where the storefront was that sold the stuff so you could have the willpower of all those gym rats and Kate Moss’. Do they have a secret stash in a health food store in San Francisco? Somewhere in Rainbow Grocery on a top shelf in the back corner perhaps there is a well-worn label on a glass jar of alliaceae willpowerus. (Sorry, sold out.) So until the next crop of willpowerus arrives in local stores, how do we get motivated on our own? Continue reading “Embarrassment – The Secret to Motivation?”

Delicious Home-Grown Tomatoes – Time to Plan is Now!

Anyone who has ever tasted home-grown tomatoes can appreciate the vastly superior flavor to those purchased at your local supermarket. As prices of the pale hued, nutritionally inferior, bland tasting store bought fruits continue to move skyward, I find myself longing for delicious, tasty sweet fruits from the garden. I thought I was being rather … Continue reading “Delicious Home-Grown Tomatoes – Time to Plan is Now!”

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Anyone who has ever tasted home-grown tomatoes can appreciate the vastly superior flavor to those purchased at your local supermarket. As prices of the pale hued, nutritionally inferior, bland tasting store bought fruits continue to move skyward, I find myself longing for delicious, tasty sweet fruits from the garden. I thought I was being rather clever when I tried to grow some on my patio this summer, even starting the seeds indoors to offset the short growing season here in the Northwest. But alas, my cats’s insatiable appetite for tasty growing green things averted my attempts to produce delectible summer treats. So I’ve turned to Robin Wyll of www.Grow-Tomato-Sauce.com for advice on how to be victorious in the growing war next summer. Continue reading “Delicious Home-Grown Tomatoes – Time to Plan is Now!”

Alli Weight Loss Drug – Friend or Foe?

Who would have guessed that anal leakage would have been a successful motivator in the weight loss wars? The colorful kiosk at your local grocery store for the new over-the-counter diet drug, Alli, warns users to “make sure you are ready”. They slyly imply that you should be ready to lose weight, but what they … Continue reading “Alli Weight Loss Drug – Friend or Foe?”

Who would have guessed that anal leakage would have been a successful motivator in the weight loss wars? The colorful kiosk at your local grocery store for the new over-the-counter diet drug, Alli, warns users to “make sure you are ready”. They slyly imply that you should be ready to lose weight, but what they should be saying is “make sure you are ready… to wear adult diapers”.

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