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2009-12-14 12:00:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Holiday parties at work. Cookie exchanges with friends. Family coming for dinner. Gifts of fudge, fruit bread and candy. How can you possibly survive the holidays without gaining weight? You can still enjoy all the parties, family gatherings and festivities - just be reasonable. Dietitians from The Polyclinic's nutrition management services department offer a few practical suggestions for getting through the holidays without packing on the pounds: Be...

2009-09-02 14:25:00

FRESNO, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With the return of busy school schedules combined with the complexities of challenging economic times, parents are thinking back-to-basics when it comes to keeping on-the-go families fit and eating healthy. That's why California Raisins and celebrity fitness trainer, Valerie Waters, have teamed up to create simple solutions for keeping families healthy all school year long. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090902/CG69919-a) (Photo:...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'