Confession: I have never eaten Nutella, but whenever I saw it advertised it always looked kind of good. Lucky me. After a little research, I found Nutella to be – if not death in a jar – not exactly a healthy alternative to smear on your toast. Two tablespoons (one serving) has the same sugar as one “Oh Henry” bar or three lollipops. If you like it, you should eat it, but be careful. One serving contains 200 calories, 12 grams fat, 4 grams saturated fat, 15 milligrams sodium, 23 grams carbohydrates, 21 grams sugars, and 2 grams of protein. The bottom line, it’s more a dessert topping than a breakfast treat.
It’s been almost three months since January 1 – that’s 90 days, one-fourth of the year. So how are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions? Have you lost that Holiday fat? Are you reading more and watching bad TV less? Are you a better person than you were at the beginning of the year? If you’re like me, you have had mixed results. Just a friendly reminder that it’s not too late to get back on track. As an old friend of mine liked to say: Onward and upward. Unfortunately, my pal died at 88 some years ago, but to his credit, he never stopped trying to be better right up to the end.
When I was a youngster in the South, people hung their toilet roll so it unrolled on the back side, closest to the wall. When I met my wife, her family hung their toilet paper roll just the opposite, so it unrolled on the near side, closest to the toilet.
So that’s the way we do it now. I’ve seen it both ways, but which is the best? You tell me.
“What makes you think human beings are sentient and aware? There’s no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told – and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare. Other animals fight for territory or food; but, uniquely in the animal kingdom, human beings fight for their ‘beliefs.’ The reason is that beliefs guide behavior which has evolutionary importance among human beings. But at a time when our behavior may well lead us to extinction, I see no reason to assume we have any awareness at all. We are stubborn, self-destructive conformists. Any other view of our species is just a self-congratulatory delusion. Next question.” – author Michael Crichton
Of all the elements on earth, water is unique. Without it, life can not exist. It expands when it freezes, turns into steam when it’s hot, and as a liquid has surface tension that small insects can actually walk on. Read More HERE