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I don’t believe I have ever seen a television commercial for broccoli. We have commercials for eggs and milk, but not broccoli, carrots, spinach or any vegetable. Why?

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“What will it take to get Americans to change our eating habits?” Mark Bittman a food columnist for The New York Times asked on Saturday. He recommends taxing bad food and subsidizing good food and although I’d like to agree with this, I think Mark Bittman’s suggestions render his argument trifle, even harebrained.

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Part of the responsibility of being a leader is a clear understanding of whom you’re impressing upon. And, the assignment of any role of authority, whether or not they asked for it, comes with a duty to provide guidance that is not only helpful, but wise.

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“It looks as though you’re helping people and that’s simply not allowed.” Angela Shea wasn’t an intimidating woman. In fact, she seemed rather intent on avoiding an argument. You know those types of people; always seemingly obliged to hear about the good news in your life, and certain to follow all of the posted rules, otherwise everything would surely end up going to hell in a hand basket.

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Controversy surrounding Cassandra Smith, a 20 year old Hooters employee, is gaining momentum among civil rights activists after she was told by her employer that she ought to lose weight otherwise face termination.

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Oxygen has apparently replaced, Marissa Jaret Winokur,  the host of Dance Your Ass Off, with what many people are calling “a skinny host.” Now, in case you glossed over it and before I get to my point, let me repeat the name of the show one more time; Dance Your Ass Off.

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As a “health-oriented service magazine” that has transformed into a “lifestyle magazine for men,” was the choice to put Taylor Lautner on the cover of Men’s Health solely for magazine sales without consideration of the misguided message?

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