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Weight Watchers and other fad diets

A fad by definition is “an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived and without basis in the object’s qualities; a craze.” When Weight Watchers founder, Jean Nidetch opened her first Weight Watchers meeting in the loft over a pizza shop in Queens, NY, it looked like a fad for […]

There’s a poppy seed stuck in your tooth and 3 other things friends tell friends

Mostly I’m of the “didn’t ask so I don’t tell” philosophy. I believe my friends are intelligent adults with their own opinions and values and they don’t need me pushing mine on them. There are times, though, when a friend just has to say something if a friend is truly a friend. If your friend […]