Archive for February, 2013

Sitting is Killing You

Sitting is Killing You

Being someone who is fairly active this bit of information came as a bit of a shock. I’m no couch potato, but I do sit in front of a computer, sometimes for hours on end. Check out these statistics and you may want to get up and walk around. As soon as you sit: • […]

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Mina Danielle | A Meteoric Rise, and the Glow to Match

Mina Danielle | A Meteoric Rise, and the Glow to Match

Diamonds are just part of the reason behind Marissa Small’s glow. Amid the crush of the holiday shopping season, the up-and-coming jewelry designer moved her rocketing enterprise, Mina Danielle, from her increasingly-crowded Penn Valley home into the public eye with the opening of a workshop and boutique in Gladwyne. Small’s handmade pieces, crafted from gemstones, […]

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When Health Insurance Becomes Cost-Prohibitive

When Health Insurance Becomes Cost-Prohibitive

People are amazed when I tell them that I don’t have health insurance. I stopped buying it in 2010 when it became unaffordable. My rates went up. Again. I hadn’t been sick or used the insurance much, but the provider boosted my monthly bill 25 bucks anyway. Health insurance for a small business owner/sole proprietor […]

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A Return to Innocence

A Return to Innocence

Nothing makes Dr. Christina Davis happier than watching a child, as she puts it, go “mainstream” in the serene milieu of Peace Valley Holistic Center, which sits along a northern edge of Peace Valley Park in Chalfont. After nearly five decades of administering alternative therapies to those with special needs—and often pioneering them—the naturopathic physician […]

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Bite-size Bursts of Age-Defiance, Injury-Prevention, Performance-Enhancement

Bite-size Bursts of Age-Defiance, Injury-Prevention, Performance-Enhancement

The biggest nutritional difference-makers come in the smallest packages. By Todd Soura Beans and seeds rarely seem to surface in discussions of restructuring diets. Maybe it’s the fart jokes from junior high resonating. Or the perception that they’re too hard to incorporate into non-vegetarian cooking. Either way, you’re missing out. Don’t infer from their small […]

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Standing on the Cusp

Standing on the Cusp

Well removed from the fast times of the start of the millennium, it was through a gradual and necessary coming-to-terms that we’re about to arrive at an entirely fresh eating culture. By Cailen Ascher Tastes are always evolving. But, talking strictly within the confines of our eating habits, it’s felt, for some time now, as […]

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The Fixer

The Fixer

Fantasize all you want about having someone else do the heavy lifting in your life. Just realize, sooner rather than later, preferably, that such a person exists. By Avery Greene The Age of Convenience is a false façade. Sure, most everything that comprises our daily lives is easier to do and to manage than it […]

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Heeding the 4:30 a.m. Wake-up Call

Heeding the 4:30 a.m. Wake-up Call

Tomorrow morning, when you’re filling your cereal bowl, try to envision the origin of that gallon of milk. Or, better yet, visit the farm itself. Really. They’re looking for an audience. By Lynne Goldman If you’ve never been to a working dairy farm, you owe it to yourself—and your children—to visit one before the endangered […]

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The Ultimate Comfort Food

The Ultimate Comfort Food

Ruthie Bzdewka’s ambitions were modest. Still, when the recession settled in a month after she opened her shop, she feared the worst. But, opportunity soon came calling, literally. And once the world was familiarized with her cupcakes, there’d be no more worrying. I’m pinching myself a lot these days. Fortunately, never once has it snapped […]

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The Food is Serious, the Chef, Not So Much

The Food is Serious, the Chef, Not So Much

The name of a certain Ottsville caterer delivers a distinct impression, which makes it worth noting that we do not live in a box of Lucky Charms, and food is not magically delicious. Whimsical as a brand like The Flying Avocado Whole Foods may seem, it gets you through only so many doors. The owner […]

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