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Once upon a time, I was shy about wearing knee socks

While we're lucky enough to have readers around the globe, it's cold and gray where I live in the midwestern U.S. While I love winter, once the snow disappears and the sun goes into hiding for days on end, I start hankering for color. As
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The acid alkaline balance diet is sometimes known as the acid alkaline diet, and sometimes simply as the alkaline diet. But although there are a number of different names for this ancient way of eating, the acid alkaline balance diet may be a particularly appropriate name. That's because the central concept behind this diet
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Photo by Mike Baird

This question landed in our inbox this morning, and because time was of the essence, we decided to (ahem) gallop with it:
Hello! I was wondering if you could help me out. I'm going horse riding for the first time for a hen's weekend and am more than a
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Comfortable in my own pants

I love yoga. The reasons are many: it's a low impact activity (perfect for my myriad prior injuries), practice can be adjusted to suit just about any ability level (no need to take one of those overachieving "power yoga" classes to reap its benefits) and body type (I am a master
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Incomplete Self byTinyBeauregard

This one was just fun. And cool. And the fact that the printed image (what we see) was less of herself than the negative (what's really there) was a nice metaphor for how we often see ourselves vs. how we truly are.

What funky image can you create of yourself that speaks to
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You carefully test your garden soil to see whether it is more acidic or alkaline before planting expensive garden plants, so why would you not do the same for your body before feeding it? Just as some plants will not survive in soil that is too acidic or alkaline, the human body tends to be
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The alkaline diet is the healthy way of consuming food and beverages that will give your immune system the boosts it needs to keep blood cells, energy. and overall physical health in perfectly-maintained balance. Taking advantage of the benefits from eating the recommended foods will reduce harmful acids from the body. These unhealthy properties build
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Most nights, a couple of hours after dinner, I find myself thinking about dessert. Scavenging around the kitchen looking for something sweet, I discover I have a few choices: skip dessert, grab a big glass of water, and try to distract myself; sniff out the nearest chocolate bar or bowl of ice cream and indulge
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We've got a great, growing family of bloggers here at FGG, with Michelle's yummy weekly Foodie Fridays food porn column, Peony's popular confessional, Sex and the Single Fat Girl, and now Charlie's new monthly hit, It's a Guy Thing.

Now we're ready to add another new voice to our clan - a weekly
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This is a very common question from people who are considering or just starting the alkaline diet. Since many fruits are rather acidic in their natural form outside the body, there is a general assumption that they would all be off limits to a diet concerned with controlling acid inside the body.



In fact, this is
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