The Shape of Your Body and Body Mass Index

September 26, 2016 TonyC 0

If you’re at all interested in weight loss, one thing you must know is your body mass index or BMI. The BMI is a calculation that takes your weight and height into consideration to determine if you’re average, over, or underweight.

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The edge of your world

April 19, 2012 TonyC 0

Less than a thousand years ago, some idiot climbed into a leaky boat and sailed off toward the edge where the sky met the water. His friends pleaded with him not to go, that he would fall off the face of the Earth. But he went. And he returned. Eighteen years ago, The Shawshank Redemption was released that had what Read More

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April 4, 2012 TonyC 0

Spring is in the air, at least in the Northern Hemisphere. And spring means flowers; or the promise of flowers depending on your gardening prowess. Tell us your favorite flower story. Do you like flowers? Do they make you sneeze? Do you have a favorite? Or maybe you have a least favorite. Blogger Twitter Article Pat Eggleton @modicana Sicilian flower Read More

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March 22, 2012 TonyC 0

The Girl Scouts do their best this time every year to make sure we are stuffed to the gills with cookies. Boxes of those cookies — complete with pleading, eager young faces feeding us a side of guilt — are everywhere; at the office, in front of the library, at your grocery store. What the heck, if you can’t beat Read More

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What’s your grammar pet peeve?

March 4, 2012 TonyC 0

In an era where everyone who’s anyone publishes content to the internet, the English language is being abused like never before. While it’s true that English is a remarkably adjustable tongue, there are some rules. We pride ourselves around here with our strict adherence to AP Style. Even that changes with alarming regularity. So it led us to the next Read More

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That song stuck in your head

February 22, 2012 TonyC 0

It’s that song that gets stuck in your head that some call an earworm. You can read a tweet with some lyrics snippet or hear it briefly while on hold or as you pass by a local shop. Sometimes a brief listen to a radio station as you flip the dials will put a song in your head. And you Read More

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What smell takes you back

February 10, 2012 TonyC 0

It’s been said that the most powerful sense is the scent. It has been used by retailers to enhance the shopping experience, by perfume-makers to make you feel more attractive and restaurants to enhance a dining experience. Smell even stole the show in the movie Annie when she was saying goodbye to Daddy Warbucks for what she thought was the Read More

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My grandmother always said…

January 26, 2012 TonyC 0

Around the Let’s Blog Off offices, we’ve been reading a lot (and talking a lot) about the Great Depression and the huge body of literature produced during the years after the stock market crash and the beginning of World War II. Most of us around here had grandparents who lived through those years and we grew up with living reminders Read More

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If you could turn back time

January 13, 2012 TonyC 0

Maybe I’ve read one too many “letters to my 16-year old self” or perhaps the pangs of regret have been nipping at the heels of my mortality as I feel time rushing by at double-time each year I age, but this struck me as a great theme for a Lets Blog Off when I found myself whispering it into the Read More

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What are you looking forward to in the new year?

December 27, 2011 TonyC 0

It’s a new year. Just like with every year, January brings with it the promise of a new way to go about doing things and a new way to look about life as you know it. January derives its name from the Roman god Janus. Janus had two faces, one that looked forward and and another that looked backward. It’s Read More

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