Carole Carson

Speed and efficiency have become key values for us. We expect an instant response when we flip a light switch or download a movie on television. We anticipate immediate acceleration when we put our foot on the gas and a reverse but equal response when we brake. We are a nation of fast-food lovers.…
volleyball By Joe Duty on Flickr
Growing up in Iowa in the '50s, I played several sports including volleyball and softball, but my favorite was basketball. My father, who encouraged his five offspring to be competitive, converted the haymow of our barn to a basketball court so that we could practice year round. (He played radio…
Fountain of Youth
If you could take a pill and prevent further aging, would you take it? Besides extending the length of your life, what if the pill could protect you from cancer, Alzheimer's disease and type 2 diabetes? You might even find your skin looking younger.
Do you follow the folk wisdom practice of eating like a king for breakfast, a prince for lunch and a pauper for dinner? Or do you hoard your calories and eat like a pauper throughout the day and like a king at night? If you tell me what time of day you eat your main meal, I'll tell you whether…
When you're flat on your back with the flu, the ceiling becomes a blank slate on which you can write your thoughts.  Still bedbound on day five of what experts say is usually a three-day event (I would love to personally update these "experts"), I have moved on from feeling sorry for myself to…
If you are willing to adopt new ways, you can enjoy the weight you've always desired. Here are eight proven tips:
Isn't eggplant an odd moniker for a purple vegetable? Just for the record, the eggplant is not really a vegetable. Technically, eggplants are considered fruit, and the first eggplants were small, round and white; hence the name.
The amount of information and advice swirling around us on how much and what kind of fat to eat is enough to make a person dizzy. We're told some fats are bad for us (saturated fats and trans-fats) and others are good for us (monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and omega-3 fats). Some diet…
Are you ready to learn the best-kept secret to weight loss? It doesn't involve purchasing a miracle product or submitting to a killer exercise routine. Nor does it involve weighing yourself three times a day or obsessing over every bite you put in your mouth.
When it comes to calories, soup is such a bargain that even during the summer months, I hate to give it up. But now that cold weather is returning, I can easily delve into my repertoire of filling soups for delicious and satisfying meals.
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