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Entries by Verena von Pfetten from 06/2008

Robin Hood Foundation: Raising My Spirits And Raising The Bar

| Posted 06.01.2008 | Healthy Living

Last Tuesday marked the annual Robin Hood Foundation Gala. And I, by some mysterious twist of fate, got invited. If you're not familiar, Robin Hood is...

How To Survive A Wedding From Hell

Posted 06.02.2008 | Healthy Living

Mary McPhail, a 47-year-old online retailer from Bexley, Ohio, will never forget her wedding to husband and business partner Geord Douglas 23 years ag...

The Benefits Of Breakfast

Posted 06.02.2008 | Healthy Living

As meals go, breakfast is something of a celebrity. It is one of the most studied, analyzed, parsed, discussed, and advised-about subjects of nutritio...

The Best Time To Do Everything...According To Your Cycle

Posted 06.02.2008 | Healthy Living
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When it comes to giving up smoking, pick the start date carefully. At certain times in your menstrual cycle, you are twice as likely to succeed at kic...

Marijuana Shrinks Your Brain: Study

Posted 06.03.2008 | Healthy Living

ong-term heavy use of marijuana may cause two important brain structures to shrink, Australian researchers said on Monday. Brain scans showed the hip...

My Musings On Vanity

| Posted 06.04.2008 | Healthy Living

Mirror, mirror, on the wall! Who's the vainest of them all? Yesterday, while doing something decidedly un-vain, my thoughts happened to stumble upon ...

Mediterranean Diet: UNESCO's Newest Addition?

Posted 06.04.2008 | Healthy Living

In Madrid's popular Santa Ana square, tourists can't get enough of plates of sliced mature Manchego cheese, cold meats and cured ham, and of course ri...

Yves Saint Laurent: A Tribute in Pictures

Posted 06.04.2008 | Healthy Living

Yves Saint Laurent, iconic clothing designer and inspiration to women and men everywhere, passed away late Sunday night at the age of 71. To honor ...

Moonshine: Finally Legal!

Posted 06.04.2008 | Healthy Living

MADISON, N.C. -- Joe Mahalek had mixed feelings the first time someone brought out the moonshine and offered him a glass at a Winston-Salem blues fest...

What To Eat When You're Working Out

Posted 06.05.2008 | Healthy Living

DR. MARK TARNOPOLSKY, a muscle physiology researcher at McMaster University in Canada and a physician, knows all about the exhortations by supplement ...

The Skinny On Cellulite

Posted 06.05.2008 | Healthy Living

I've recently completed my sixth cellulite treatment at a spa in New York's speedily gentrifying Hell's Kitchen neighborhood -- about 10 blocks from T...

Densuke Watermelon Sells for $6100

Posted 06.06.2008 | Healthy Living

If you think pomegranates are expensive, a man in Japan has just put the $6 fruit to shame. According to the AP, "a jumbo black watermelon auctioned i...

5 Ways To Simplify Your Family Life

Posted 06.06.2008 | Healthy Living

If there's one universal truth in becoming a parent -- and there may be only one universal truth in becoming a parent -- it's that life instantly beco...

Why You Should Eat First, Decide Later

Posted 06.06.2008 | Healthy Living

Big decisions are best made on a full stomach, research suggests. Skipping meals lowers levels of a brain chemical key in keeping careless and impuls...

Sex After The Baby

Posted 06.06.2008 | Healthy Living

When I got pregnant, there were many things I worried about: contributing to overpopulation, getting fat, losing my inner life, being a badly dressed ...

The World's Worst Mom?

Posted 06.09.2008 | Healthy Living

Out of the blue, I've become a lightning rod in the parenting wars. Mention my story and millions of people not only know about it, they have a very s...

Heat Exhaustion: How To Keep Your Cool

Posted 06.09.2008 | Healthy Living

In case you missed the memo and/or managed to miraculously spend your entire weekend indoors, the first heat wave of the summer has finally hit. Since...

What To Do When You Can't Afford To Be The Maid-Of-Honor

Posted 06.09.2008 | Healthy Living

Being a bride's maid or matron of honor is a distinction many women cherish. But it doesn't come cheap. It can easily cost a woman $1,000 or more fo...

6 Ways To Reduce Bloating

Posted 06.10.2008 | Healthy Living

Bloating. The bane of women everywhere. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it's also remarkably unflattering. But you're in luck! The Guardian has 6 fa...

What Gay Couples Can Teach Straight Couples

Posted 06.10.2008 | Healthy Living

Hot on the heels of California's legalizing of gay marriage comes a new social study on healthy marriages. The New York Times reports that "same-sex c...

The Rapture: You've Been Left Behind - Now What?

| Posted 06.11.2008 | Healthy Living

So, I feel like I'm kind of late on this, but that's not something I can really help - this column is every Wednesday, and I came across this little n...

What Men Love About Women's Bodies

Posted 06.11.2008 | Healthy Living

"Why I love women's bodies" No, no, those are not my words - though it is true I've dabbled in a little, ahem, saphic seduction, during my crazier ye...

The New Extra-Marital Affair: Financial Infidelity

Posted 06.11.2008 | Healthy Living

So, it's no surprise that men and women both struggle with monogamy, but there's a new form of infidelity in town and it can wreak more havoc on your ...

Bright Lights May Prevent Dementia

Posted 06.11.2008 | Healthy Living

When it comes to Alzheimer's disease, no one yet knows the best way to halt the gradual slips in memory and other brain functions that are the hallmar...

Why Straight Women Dig Women

Posted 06.12.2008 | Healthy Living

Today's New York Times Thursday Styles section has a very intriguing piece on a recent study conducted by a Dr. Meredith Chivers at the Center for Add...