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Is Snow Safe to Eat?
When I was a kid I ate a LOT of fresh snow. It's just frozen water right? Well, no, not really. When snow is falling through the sky it's picking up pollutants along the way, such as soot and dirt. Also found in snow, depending on where it comes from: mercury, formaldehyde, nitrates, pesti…
What is the Most Bachelor Meal You’ve Ever Made?
My brother Billy is the most "bachelor" bachelor that I know. Any doubt about that title was erased when he offered to make dinner for myself and Anneliese. I'll let him describe what you're looking at on that plate...
Anneliese is his Number One Fan so she gave it a thumb…
The Best Way to Wash Your Germy Hands!
A terrible flu has swept through my kids' school. There were so many kids out of school with high fevers, and now they are hanging out over their April vacation break. Parents have fingers crossed that the poor kids won't pass it around again...
Portland May Raise the Age to Buy Smokes. Yay or Nay? [POLL]
City leaders in Portland want to raise the age to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21. The topic will be discussed at the Health and Human Services meeting tonight. About 100 other towns have raised the age to buy smokes, including Manhattan, Chicago and Boston...
The Day After Easter, Can I Eat These Eggs?!
Probably not. Boo hoo, I know. I now have 2 dozen inedible eggs because I found out too late that you need to refrigerate them right away after hard boiling them. I share this with you so that next Easter fewer eggs will be wasted. Eggs don't grow on trees you know...
Blimpsters Battle Colds and Flu!
This is our night stand. Everyone at our house has been sick and they all want to recover in "Mama's" bed, and that's fine with me. When germy trash started taking over the bedroom, I turned one empty tissue box into a receptacle for the used ones...

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