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Can Your Kids Pass the Test?

Ready for the latest IQ test for your kids?  It is an easy one; all you need are 10 items, presumably easily obtainable in grocery stores all across the country.  It is a simple quiz of identification: can your child correctly identify each of the 10 items?

* Sweet Potato
* Broccoli
* Eggplant
* Tomato
* Carrots
* Bell Pepper
* Brussels Sprouts
* Asparagus
* Onion
* Spinach

One point for each right answer.  Bonus points if your child can not only identify it, but eats it on even an occasional basis.  What do you feel would be an acceptable score?  Is it fair to say “failing” would be getting less than half right?

Guess what? Our kids are FAILING.  Across the country, they are FAILING.  If this was a math test, adults would be up in arms.  If this was a reading comprehension test, parents would be demanding more time allotted in school to study …

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A Letter to Oprah Winfrey

Dear Oprah,

You are an amazing woman and I am a huge fan!  I especially like how you have extended your reach and are gradually sharing more and more of your “Soul Series” type info – on your XM Radio program, via The New Earth 10-week class, in your magazine and even on your daily television talk show.  It was you that introduced me, a mere Zen Mama Wannabe, to the wonderful Dr. Oz and through him I have learned more about general health and my body than any doctor or book has ever taught me. 

So imagine my surprise when I was clicking through YOUR website and found this ad:

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Although unwilling, I had to click through, to prove to myself that it was NOT as it appeared.  That this was NOT an ad on YOUR site promoting high fructose corn syrup.  Because what do Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen say over and over to stay away from:  …

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