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Seeking the Northern Lights

  • Nancy Monson

When I tell people that I went to Iceland in January, I get one of two reactions: “For God’s sake, why?” or “How cool!” So why did I seek out one of the northern-most countries at the height of winter? The Aurora Borealis, that’s why. Iceland is one o…read more

Hearty Oatmeal Cranberry Almond Cookies

  • Nancy Monson

I love oatmeal cookies and have been experimenting with different additives and recipes…until my experiments yielded this delicious, semi-healthy cookie. Perfect for a winter’s day! (NOTE: If you’re trying to cut back on sugar, reduce sugar amounts a…read more

4 Reasons Why Retirees Don't Need a Nest Egg

  • Nancy Monson

This article came through my in-box today and I thought it made some great points (especially for those of us who fret about having enough money to retire!). I’m posting it on the blog today—with permission of course. Conventional Wisdom Has Its Flaws…read more

8 Tips for Eating Slim in a Fat World

  • Nancy Monson

The odds are against us: Our lives are too busy, the temptation too great and our willpower too weak to try to eat mindfully, says Brain Wansink, Ph.D., a Cornell University food psychologist and mastermind of the 100-calorie snack pack. Not only do…read more

Book It!

  • Nancy Monson

About 300,000 books were published in the United States last year, but most of us had no time to read more than a few of them. A Huffington Post poll of 1,000 U.S. adults found that 40% had read between one and ten books in 2013, and 28% hadn’t read…read more

No More Trans Fats!

  • Nancy Monson

Great news today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is going to force food manufacturers to eliminate unhealthy trans fats from processed foods over the next few years. These fats, typically signaled by the designation “partially hydrogen…read more