Canadians tell America it’s great

Published under Introspection Oct 26, 2016

Smart and clean campaign by Canadians:

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Michelle Obama Speech

Published under Introspection Oct 19, 2016

This personal and authentic speech by Michelle Obama shook me to the core. All Trump supporters have a responsibility to listen to it with an open mind. It is just the last of many datapoints that cannot be ignored.

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Quote of the week

Published under Introspection Oct 19, 2016

“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”

– Booker T. Washington

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By ANAHAD O’CONNOR

The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show.

The internal sugar industry documents, recently discovered by a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, and published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest that five decades of research into the role of nutrition and heart disease, including many of today’s dietary recommendations, may have been largely shaped by the sugar industry.

“They were able to derail the discussion about sugar for decades,” said Stanton Glantz, a professor of medicine at U.C.S.F. and an author of the JAMA Internal Medicine paper.

The documents show that a trade group called the Sugar Research Foundation, known today as the Sugar Association, paid three Harvard scientists the equivalent of about $50,000 in today’s dollars to publish a 1967 review of research on sugar, fat and heart disease. The studies used in the review were handpicked by the sugar group, and the article, which was published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, minimized the link between sugar and heart health and cast aspersions on the role of saturated fat.

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Amos Oz, as always, provides interesting insights on a variety of topics in this succinct interview on BBC

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Excited to have just received my copy of The Belly Art Project by Sara Blakely. Make sure to get your copy today!

” Mothers are one of our planet’s greatest resources and we need to do everything we can to support them! Created by Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx and the Sara Blakely Foundation, this is the book that will inspire everyone to paint a belly and help a mom!”

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Quote of the Week

Published under Favorite Quotes Oct 05, 2016

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

-Lao Tzu

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This weekend I watched an HBO special about Fran Lebowitz, Public Speaking, and enjoyed it SO much I want to recommend it.  She is quite a funny and provocative author and thinker.

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