Yuppie Foodies Hoodwinked By "Health Halo"

Did you guys know that if you're eating too much, you'll gain weight? Even if the food you're gorging on has healthy buzz words like "trans-fat free" and "organic"? Well, apparently folks in a new study conducted by New York Times science reporter John Tierney were easily distracted by shiny ad-speak and that's why… » 12/02/08 4:20pm 12/02/08 4:20pm

Calorie Counting: Worth The Effort Or Anxiety?

There's a piece in the Times » 10/29/08 2:30pm 10/29/08 2:30pm today that I found kind of depressing: apparently calorie-counting, the hallmark of 80s weight loss, is back with a vengeance. Inspired by some states' initiatives to force restaurants to post calorie count of all their food, the pernicious practice has reentered the cultural…