Announcements

Where to Get Cool T-Shirts & More

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OK, I’ll tell you. You see, I’ve been deluged with questions from colleagues, friends and new blogging buddies about where I get these cool personalized mouse pads, mugs, tote bags, notebooks, and other fun products and inspiring wearables that I offer for sale on my SugarShock.com website. So, here’s the scoop: First off, it’s very […]

Not-So-Sweet News

Decorated Sugar Cubes Become All the Rage

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Please note that the following item is not an endorsement for the following sugary objects! Lately, sugar news is mostly upsetting and disheartening. Sometimes the news borders on plain silly. Turns out that "fancy sugar cubes — plain white cubes embellished with candy-hard icing in various colors and designs — are becoming a common sight […]

Comments, Rants, Raves & Musings

Just Say No Virtually!

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If you grab a cookie, you’ll get a "Whoa" warning from Cathy, the cateferia worker. On the other hand, when you choose a salad, Cathy will gush, "Congratulations! That’s a food with both vitamin A and vitamin C." But, wait, this really isn’t happening in our world. That’s right, you can meet Cathy right here, […]

Comments, Rants, Raves & Musings

My Sweet Encounter With A Sugar Cane

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Well, it finally happened. After years of wondering, I had my first encounter with a sugarcane — I mean a bona fide, bamboo-like shoot from the ground. Yes, the other night at a classy restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I satisfied my long-held curiosity and actually nibbled on some sugar cane over dinner! Seriously, […]

Clever Takes on the News

Eating Disorders: Fodder for TV Comedy

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Darn, I’m bummed. I missed the premiere this week of FX’s new TV sitcom, "Starved." In case you haven’t heard, "Starved" is the controversial new TV comedy that has drawn the ire of psychiatrists and eating disorders groups while TV reviewers are wondering if people have an appetite for a comedy about eating disorders. The […]

Obesity News

Swallow a Lie & You Could Lose Weight!

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Just believe a white lie about your childhood, and you may unlock a key to beat the battle of the bulge. Indeed, a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that implanting unpleasant, false childhood memories about fattening foods could help you to lose weight. Researchers led by psychologist […]

Hurrah for Hopeful News

Gain Income if You Lose Weight!

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Here’s some hopeful, heartening news for folks who shed a lot of pounds. Overweight Americans (white men, white women, and black women) who lose considerable weight tend to build more wealth after they’ve slimmed down, according to a study from Ohio State University’s Center for Human Resource Research. "The typical person who loses or gains […]

Announcements

Chuckle! Meet “Connie, The Sugar Shrew” of 1998!

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Good morning. For those of you struggling with what seems like an overwhelming sugar addiction, I’d like to amuse you by letting you laugh at me. That’s right. Go ahead, have some fun! Meet "Connie, the Sugar Shrew!" — No More! that is! I’m inviting you into my weird world (that once was) so you’ll […]