Oct 09

Lose 10 Pounds in 5 Weeks

scalesIf you have a weight problem, it can feel hopeless. The heavier you get and the longer that you’ve been overweight, the more impossible it seems to be able to drop weight and keep it off. It’s hard to believe that this time, it will work. But it can.

Even if you have biological tendencies that make it easy to gain and hard to lose weight, you can be leaner and fitter than you are now.

If you are overweight, there’s a good chance you could be making smarter lifestyle choices. To lose weight, you’ll have to train yourself to substitute poor choices with ones that will help you drop pounds.

Now is the time to take stock of your behaviors. This first step—a reality check of the eating and exercise choices you make most of the time—may be the most challenging part of making a change. But it’s crucial for achieving lasting success.

So, to get yourself ready to follow the Lose 10 Pounds in 5 Weeks plan.  Learn how to do it. Click here.

Oct 09

Your Favorite Foods Are Suddenly Good For You?

Have you seen commercials lately that your favorite cereals or other foods are suddenly good for you, or have an added ingredient that now makes a sugary cereal healthy?  This is because all those self-endorsement labels food companies like PepsiCo (Smart Spot),  Kraft (Sensible Solution), and many companies collectively (Smart Choices) have been putting “better-for-you” stickers on the front of junk food packages.  Why?   “FDA’s intent is to provide standardized, science-based criteria on which FOP [front of package] nutrition labeling must be based.”The companies set up their own nutrition criteria and then applied those criteria to their own products. Surprise!  A great many of their products qualified for the “better-for-you” labels.  Smart Choices was the final straw for the FDA. The idea that the Smart Choices check mark could go onto Froot Loops was so astonishing, and the subject of so much ridicule, that the FDA had to act.

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Oct 09

The Price of Wine Falling

winefallingThe price of wine is falling, thanks to a growing glut of the beloved beverage, according to worldwide experts. Pinot Noir that once fetched up to $60 a bottle is now going for just $19, and prices may keep dropping. Robert Smiley, director of wine industry studies at the University of California, said its an industry-wide phenomenon.

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Oct 09

Have a Drink at the Lemon Bar

3699 McKinney Avenue, suite 106B

Lemon Bar is now open in the hard-luck West Village space that formerly housed Ferre, Pescabar and most recently short-lived Lazare.  (That’s ‘lemon’ like the fruit, by the way, not ‘Lemmon’ like the street that runs alongside it.)  A look at the new resto’s extensive menu reveals a gastro-pub style combination of sophisticated entrees and hearty happy hour faves.  Choose from stylish selections like Steak Frites ($14) and Herb Dijon Salmon ($13) or opt for the likes of fried calamari ($9) and chicken wings ($14).
Drink deals include $4 and $5 drafts, $7 and $9 wines by the glass and $7 bottomless mimosas and bellinis on the weekend.  Daily drink specials are also available, but if you want to know what they are, you’ll have to do as the menu says and, “Ask someone about it.’

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Oct 09

Cooking the Cowboy Way

Fort Worth cowboy chef Grady Spears’ latest cookbook, Cooking the Cowboy Way: Recipes Inspired by Campfires, Chuck Wagons, and Ranch Kitchens is hitting shelves Tuesday — months after the opening of his eponymous Fort Worth restaurant, Grady’s. Like the new restaurant, the cookbook is a variation on the cowboy theme, with hearty portions of rich, honest food — a collection that draws from Spears’ many years of restaurant experience, his always-relaxed cowboy style and his palpable respect for the rancher and the cowboy way of life.

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Oct 09

67th Annual Shrine Circus

This year is the 67th Annual Shrine Circus at Will Rogers Coliseum. Expect the real stuff: Big cat acts, bear acts, elephant acts, high-wire acts and more. The family-centered fun runs Friday through October 17 (and on October 12 and 13, school teachers, military, fire, police personnel and their families get in for free with a photo ID to the 7 p.m. show.) Tickets range from $15 to $20. For more information, call 817-335-9469 or visit or

Oct 09

An Apartment Home Office

home-office[1]Most of us have seen the hit sitcom , “The Office.” Personally, I think the show is absolutely hilarious, so I welcome any humor that relates close to it. It has also become known that I love Apartments, so if someone could truly find a way to combine apartments with “The Office,” it would be a win-win, most sensational combination. 

A  more viable and realistic combination of an apartment and an office, is the apartment home office. There are a number of Apartmentites out there who are required to work from home whether it be for work or for school. Here are a few tips to keep in mind for getting the best results out of your apartment home office.

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Oct 09

Business Lunch Box 2.0

With the recession being felt in full force now all across the country, people have begun to take a closer look at their consuming habits and making steps to cut back costs in any way possible. One strategy people have started warming up to again is the brown bag lunch. Spending $10-15 every day of the week on buying lunch at work can add up rather quickly and so we’ve put together a guide that will help reacquaint you with that old childhood lunch box – upgraded for the working class man and woman.

So save some cash and eat well by replacing the business lunch with the business lunchbox.

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Oct 09

Enjoy the Mesina Winery and Resort

The Mesina Hof Winery is a Texas vineyard established in 1977 by Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo. It is located in Bryan, Texas, and  rooted in the union of two family heritages. Winemaker Paul Bonarrigo’s family dates back seven generations to Messina, Sicily. Merrill’s family is from Hof, Germany.

Enjoy the fruits of this winery, drink a few glasses while you’re there. Here’s more info.

Oct 09

Risk Factors and Causes of Sleep Apnea

It is during sleep that people are supposedly having the most restorative and restful time in the day. This is not true, however, with people with obstructive sleep apnea. Their apneic events, which happen when there are breath pauses, wake them hundreds of times a night and therefore disturb what should be a continuous, good night’s sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs for a number of reasons. However, not all people are aware of them, which makes it hard for the potential patients to seek immediate medical attention. Treatment is necessary, but it starts by knowing the risk factors and causes of obstructive sleep apnea.

To learn more about sleep apnea click here

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