- She is a card-carrying java freak As I was refreshing the coffee service at work last week, refilling the Keurig machines, it occurred to me how far coffee consumption has come in my lifetime, and I started to wonder about the origins of the stuff. According to the website roaste.co
- The thrifty food plan I have been thinking about budgets in general, and food budgets in particular, a lot lately. The biggest reason for my obsession is that what I had anticipated as two college students away at college is, in reality, two college students living at hom
Help children go from fear to anticipation
Sitting with a group of pre-teens and teenagers recently, someone asked the question, "What is your greatest fear?" To my surprise, the number one answer: "Change."
Win the battle of the bulge
There are many names for it … "beer belly," "the pooch," "spare tire," "paunch," "jabba the gut." Regardless of your term of endearment, many would like to change the shape of their abdomen, and there are thousands of "techniques" to help.
The magic sun pie
Imagine I have two pies. Any kind: apple, pecan, lemon meringue -- it doesn't matter, but I'll take cherry. Now one pie is ordinary and one is magic. When I eat the ordinary pie, it's gone. Delicious, but depleted. All that's left is a dirty pie plat
Snack cakes for everyone
Have you heard that Twinkies are back on store shelves? The only thing that really disturbs me about the resurgence of this beloved snack cake is the fact that they are advertising it will have a longer shelf life than the original version. I am pret
- Aim for health not just fitness It's always nice to receive a compliment. "Hey, you're looking healthy" sounds nice and much better than the alternative. But would you rather hear, "Hey, you look fit?" Let's explore the definitions to see which is better and why. First, we will l
- Encourage learning all summer long The crowd gathered at Sam's was a dead giveaway. Parents searched for curriculum to keep their children busy during summer and the learning going. "I'm worried about him losing math," said one mom, as another poured over reading books. Several just
- There's music in them thar hills "Smoke on the Mountain" just opened at Beef & Boards Dinner Theater. It is the story of the Singing Sanders Family as they perform at a Saturday night bluegrass gospel sing after a five-year hiatus. The time is 1938 and the place is the Mount Pleasan
- Make a green sprint to a yard sale Yard sales are part of Zionsville's warm weather routine. Yes, even the high-end subdivisions declare a "community yard sale" day. Whether hunting essentials and bargains or treasures and finds, yard sales add a bit of adventure to the necessary rout
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