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August 12, 2018

Have you ever started a new workout program, or a new diet, with fierce determination and the greatest of intentions ... only to let your standards relax just a bit here and there ... and you miss one day, and then another ... until finally you realize you're not even...

July 11, 2018

There are times in your life when you just need to flash some useless knowledge.

Maybe you're on a date and you want to say something impressive. Or you need to win a bar bet. Or you find yourself behind a buzzer on Jeopardy ... It's always good to have a couple of rand...

July 9, 2018

Note: Both "lie" and "lay" have several, very different definitions - we're only dealing here with the one definition of reclining or placing something.

When should you use "lie" in a sentence, and when is "lay" appropriate? Is there really a big difference between thes...

April 27, 2018

I grew up believing that placing importance on money was greedy and materialistic. I came to view money as my enemy, like the popular mean girl everyone wants to be friends with but who's never there when you need her, and when she does grace you with her presence,...

April 22, 2018

Exercise and good nutrition don’t have to be solo ventures. Here’s what we’ve learned about teaming up throughout 34 years of togetherness: 


1. You motivate each other. Toward the end of 80 Day Obsession, I was visiting my dad, so Tom and I had to do our workouts separa...

February 6, 2018

We're more connected to each other than ever before in the history of the world, but in our haste to post, share, comment and react, we've decided that paying attention to grammar, punctuation and spelling is too time-consuming. After all, everyone knows what we MEAN,...

January 23, 2018

I did SO WELL with eating clean and exercising last week (lost 5 pounds, too!) but with my schedule this week, that train has jumped the tracks.

Getting back into better habits today ... Cafe Latte shake in hand. There's a feeling you get when you treat your body well,...

January 23, 2018

Tom and I used to come up with great business ideas. We once thought about marketing playhouse kits made of PVC pipe and ripstop nylon fabric. We planned out menus for our own pizza place. We invented an independent food delivery service decades before Grub Hub or Uber...

January 23, 2018

For most of my adult life, I was comfortable being a follower in most situations. An active, dependable follower who plays a crucial part in the leader's success. That's me.

I tried to be a leader a few times when I was a kid, and got shut down, mocked and ignored ... s...

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