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Cleanliness is Next to Healthiness: Engage in a Little Fall Cleaning This Year

It's fall, y'all (in case you missed my tirade on Pumpkin Spice Lattes). Although this means that leaves will be changing and pumpkins will be carved, this also means that a significant amount of time is about to be spent indoors as we transition to sweater weather. What it typically does not mean on the other hand is that these inside spaces are going to be cleaned--that's a task reserved for spring. But just because it doesn't (almost) rhyme, should we really be neglecting the autumn … [Read More]

Pumpkin Spice: Not So #Basic in Sugar

With the new school year kicking off and temperatures cooling down, it's evident that fall is just around the corner. However, according to my social networks there is one key event that signals this seasonal change: the return of the PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte; you can follow it on Twitter). For the next several months, every form of mass-marketed food or beverage you consume (or that your dog does--thanks, Trader Joe's) likely is sporting a festive pumpkin spice version. In reality th… [Read More]

Be a Kid for Halloween this Year: It’s Good for Your Health

Fall is far and above my favorite season, even as many are mourning the end of summer. There's the beautiful leaves, the cool, crisp air, pumpkin everything, and, of course, the greatest holiday of all: Halloween! (Okay, I'm a bit biased; it's my birthday, too.) But one of the things I love about fall is that there are so many opportunities to be a kid again, and it's socially sanctioned! Besides having fun and being outside in the gorgeous weather, acting like a kid again can be good… [Read More]
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