Some think drug courts are the utopian answer to both drug use problems and over-incarceration. Drug courts are part of a kinder, gentler drug war. Mind your manners, pass clean urine screenings, and everyone wins. The reality is much different.
To each his own, but in my dieting and my life, I'd rather rock than be in the rocking chair. I don't see myself as old, don't feel old, and don't want to be in the company of people who whine about getting old.
Now that I've been a dad for several years, I am reinvigorated to lose weight and to make it stick. Sure, I'd like to live a longer life, but I'd also like to make sure I don't embarrass the kids now that they're getting to an age where it's obvious that they care about what their friends think.
I realize that by continually contributing to the uncalled-for public discourse surrounding Jessica Simpson's appearance, I'm arguably just feeding the image-focused fire. And yet, I can't keep my fingers off the keyboard every time the star makes headlines for all the wrong reasons.
I'm of the mind that telling someone they need to lose weight is a gift of sorts. Yes, they surely know they are fat but many people are not going to do anything about it until they are told to their face that everyone else knows they are fat and it's, well, unattractive.
Losing weight is hard enough, and being surrounded by delicious treats in a bakery doesn't make it any easier. I caught up with the lovely Sarabeth Levine, of Sarabeth's restaurants, to discuss everything from cookies to weight loss.