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Top 10 Things to Do When You (or Your Kids) Have Too Much Halloween Candy (via Promega Connections)

I wanted to share another great post regarding Halloween candy. The best thing to do is replace processed candy with unprocessed candy, and let your kids (or yourself) eat those as treats. However, these are other great trips. I don’t really agree with number 9, just donate or throw away half of the stash. My parents fooled us for the longest time saying the candies were rotten, needed to be inspected by the doctor, an animal stole them, etc. It worked for a few crucial years and we still got to eat the good stuff.

Top 10 Things to Do When You (or Your Kids) Have Too Much Halloween Candy 10. Set a daily limit. (An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.) Allow X number of pieces of candy per day, then put the bag away, under lock and key. 9. Parental help (good for the child, not so good for the parent). In my childhood, though it was not apparent at the time, Dad was helping by eating some of the candy. Many Promega parents engage in this practice with their children now. 8. Burn more energy. Go for a run or walk or outsid … Read More

via Promega Connections

Check Your Candy – 6 Companies Issue Halloween Candy Recalls (via PureBebe)

It’s that time of the year, when we are just surrounded with candy. Candy that we grew up on, candy that makes us forget about healthy portions and healthy ingredients. Well, here is another reason why you should reconsider candy. Eat safe!

Check Your Candy - 6 Companies Issue Halloween Candy Recalls Six Companies (Nestlé®, Hershey, Colombina, Anhing Corp., Cocon Food Industries and Chula Vista Candy Companies) have issued recalls on Halloween candy for a variety of reasons ranging from the discovery of peanuts to high levels of lead found in the candies. Nestlé® – RAISINETS® (Made in U.S.A.) Nestlé® has issued a voluntary recall of its N … Read More

via PureBebe

Delicious World Series

Phillies had men on base and it was the bottom of the ninth inning. The crowd and bars fell silent. San Francisco Giant’s pitcher Brian Wilson’s black beard glistened as he already walked two in the ninth inning. This was the moment of truth- and the Giants were only one pitch away from loosing or going to the World Series. Then swiftly, Wilson struck out  Phillies’ Ryan Howard.

“Every victory is tasty, but tonight’s was especially delicious,” said Wilson afterward. A sentiment appropriate of a San Franciscan foodie.



No Offfice To Go To…

Tomorrow is bike to work day, an event I would definitely participate in, if I had an office to go to. Until recently, I was part of the telecommuting culture- my office was in Houston, TX and I live in San Francisco, CA. I have not had an office to go to in about 3 years. So I made offices out of my bedroom, my dining room, many, many cafes, airports, and even in the middle of a rain forest in Jamaica. Albeit, I was sitting on the balcony of our five star room.  My laptop became an extension of myself. Telecommuting had liberated me in so many ways. I was rather stress-free- no fighting traffic, no bad office coffee, or indulging the office’s Gossip Girl. I, also, got to set my schedule. As long as I met all deadlines and was available by phone and email, I could travel, socialize or take care of personal business as I wished. Another bonus, I didn’t have to get out of  my PJs. There was a bonus for the environment and economy, as well.  A gallon of gasoline produces 19.4 pounds of carbon dioxide; I’ve reduced my carbon footprint by 3,725 pounds a year! I also used the money not spent on $4/gallon of gasoline on really nice shoes.