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Is learning a second language worth it? [Researchers say not really, to which I say el burro sabe... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I can still vividly remember her face — her dark hair curling around her face, her hands gesturing widely as she told me a very dramatic story. I nodded and gr ... Read on »
My Great Pee Experiment [The surprising answer to how much water we should really be drinking] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise This is so so true for me.  Colorado is a desert. A high plains desert, but a desert nonetheless. So why are we having this geography discussion (on a holi ... Read on »
What to do for a woman who’s having a miscarriage: Love, listening, lunches and other stuff... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to not tell you… I just, uh, just didn’t know what to say to you,” my friend said, tucking a soft blanket around her adorable chubby- ... Read on »
Is gluten sensitivity a real thing? New research says your bagel bloat is all in your head by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Leave it to Jimmy Kimmel and late night TV to be the harbinger of the next big thing in dietary science. I mean, he is the guy famous for the “ I ate all your ... Read on »
How being a pet owner keeps me healthy by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Jungle Kitty is our cat Luna’s nickname – because I’m pretty sure she thinks she’s still a wild beastie and that our house is a primordial jungle through which she st ... Read on »
My cat got stuck in our car engine and almost died today [How do you deal when your pet is hurting?] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise NOTE: I had a prescheduled post about Luna for Sheba set for today, before any of this happened. (That post was written and scheduled a month ago as the third out of ... Read on »
The girl went over the mountain*… almost [My grand adventure part 2] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Successes are sunshine and failures are fertilizer but you need both to help you grow. That adage was on my mind a lot on Saturday. First, because two of my besties h ... Read on »
I’m having a grand adventure part 1 (White water rafting!) by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I’m spending this weekend with some girlfriends, on an adventure trip! Today was white water rafting! (That’s me , front left, and my friend Beth playing line ... Read on »
La Perla removes mannequin with visible ribs and hip bones: Skinny shaming or promoting healthier... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise My thoughts when I first saw this picture, as they jumped onto the hamster wheel in my head: 1. Wow, that mannequin is super skinny! 2. But aren’t all ... Read on »
Bigger plants, less food: New Harvard study shows how global warming may starve us by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Forget GMO’s (although did you see Vermont voted GMO labeling into law?), food additives and the Trix Rabbit - the scariest thing to affect our food is now som ... Read on »
How to not eat when you’re not hungry [Why is something so simple so hard??] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Have you seen the Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos video yet? So adorable, so cheeky, so… weirdly mesmerizing! I think it’s because I used to make elabora ... Read on »
Thanks Mom… For Telling Me Gum-Chewing is Illegal [Happy You Have a Uterus Day!] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise If you haven’t seen this “Thanks, Mom” video yet – it’s HILARIOUS. “Thanks mom for making me afraid of germs. I’m basically the Howard Hughes of kindergarten. ... Read on »
“I love your potential more than I love you”: The importance of loving ourselves for... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise This afternoon I spent a harrowing hour biting my nails and waiting to hear the test results. No not another test on my heart or broken brain. In fact this test ... Read on »
You Know You’re a Fitness Nerd If… [My top 20 funniest answers - what are yours?] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise You know you’re a fitness nerd…if “dressing up” means wearing your silver Nikes. Anyone who’s ever done weighted hip thrusts while having a serious convers ... Read on »
Why Are We So Scared to Say What We Mean? Necklace Promises to Rescue You From Bad Dates But Not... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise All bodybuilders go to heaven… This is still my most favorite thrift store find and I know I’ve used it on here before but deal with it because I love this so ... Read on »
Learning to Enjoy the Now: 8 Steps to Ditching Worry and Regret [From someone who's basically made... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise  Warning: Imma get all hippie-dippy up in here so if you don’t feel like navel gazing, you can always check out Humans of New York. Make you smile all day.  ... Read on »
What We Say to Girls* Matters [New study shows what telling a girl she's "fat" really does] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Jelly Bean (r) and friends know they are working it.  90210 wasn’t really my jam. (Sure Luke Perry was cute and all but Jordan Catalano stole my flannel-sh ... Read on »
Should Gyms Even Have Dress Codes? Planet Fitness Strikes Again, Booting Pregnant Lady for... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Earlier this week a pregnant woman was booted from a gym for not sufficiently covering up her bump. Planet Fitness’s bizarro dress code strikes again! The gym ... Read on »
Getting Territorial About Food: The Problem With “Can I Just Have One Bite?” [Help a... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise “Ooh, that looks good! Can I have a few bites?” These words sparked the one and only time in my marriage I nearly punched my husband out. I wish I were exagger ... Read on »
What Are Ancient Grains and Should You Be Eating Them? [Angelina Jolie's Birdseed Diet] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Do you think Angelina Jolie poops a lot? I don’t normally think of the toothy actress much but the past few days I’ve spent a lot of time wondering about her a ... Read on »