The Ebola virus has saturated our news cycle in the last month. Some of the information has been confusing and inconsistent. The Ebola epidemic of 2014 is the largest in this virus’ history, affecting many countries in West Africa. The countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have had the largest numbers of infections. The most recent World Health Organization (WHO) death toll is as high as 15,000, with a death rate of 70 percent.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Some years ago, I attended a series of lectures at a local hospital with a family member who had recently been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. The classes were taught by a nutritionist who gave advice and tips on eating the right foods to help keep blood-sugar levels from reaching extremes. It wasn’t, I found out, just about sugar.
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What do ghosts, goblins, ghouls and things that go bump in the night eat? Well, after they take off their Halloween costumes, they might enjoy a caramel apple-on-a-stick. Of course, the appeal of an apple-on-a-stick is not limited to Freddie Krueger, Count Dracula or Batman. Princesses, dragons, dinosaurs or even Elsa, this year’s No. 1 Halloween costume, from the movie Frozen, may also enjoy one.
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Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo. It’ll do magic believe it or not. Bippidy-boppity-boo. These words may not magically turn your pumpkin into a Rolls-Royce or produce the charming prince who is the man of your dreams, but they are a catchy tune that you can sing while you’re cooking up something special – like The Great Pumpkin Meatloaf.
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No matter how long I’ve been a parent, I’m still capable of being astonished by my own adult children. And let nobody tell you that “adult children,” that ultimate oxymoron, aren’t still works in progress.