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Last weekend I visited Charlotte, N.C. for my first time. A friend of mine from college lives there, so in addition to getting to see them, I was able to experience what “Southern Hospitality” is all about.

Overall I was impressed with the area. They call their downtown area “uptown,” thus invoking a Bruno Mars-sing-a-long every time it was mentioned (“Funk you up!”). About 75 people move there a day, so the the city is experiencing a vast amount of growth.

Of course, my trip did not come without its share of moments that reminded me I was far from home. At a house party, a woman spotted an oppossum and immediately went to grab her gun. Later she explained that she would have shot it but she left her purse in the car.

Other noteworthy moments: jogging past a front yard with a chicken pen (live hens included!), seeing a liquor store with a kids play area and of course being called an “expletive Yankee.”

There were also some great people, excellent food (BBQ! Grits!) and a whole lot of sunshine.

40 is the new 30, not the new 28. According to this report on MSNBC, you should probably be mindful of:

– Smoking tobacco
– Not eating enough fruits and vegtables
– Drinking too much alcohol (men: more than 3 per day; women: more than 2)
– Getting less than two hours of physical activity per week

I asked myself this question all the time, and now I have multiple answers – click through for more.

I’d write something here, but NBC’s Brian Williams sums it up so succinctly below…

Just going to link to a thread from last year about calories found in the most common Super Bowl delicasies.

See you at the gym.

– Greek Yogurt (Delish)
– Quinoa
– Nut Butters
– Flax Seed (Good stuff)
– Dried Fruits

The full article is here. All of the aforementioned foods could help you make that resolution in 2009.

You can read more here. Good luck with that.

“College students who ate one truffle were more likely to eat more — and to desire other temptations.”

Read more here.

heath magazine released a list of the top 10 sit-down chains and top 5 fast food joints for healthy grub. some of the mentionables for nepa…

– uno’s (dickson city)
– olive garden (w-b)
– denny’s (all over) (yes, apparently there is a “fit fare” portion of their menu)
– panera bread (all over) (my personal fav)
– au bon pain (tannersville)

according to this study, people who have unhealthy food in their house have an easier time resisting it…

eh, always want what you can’t have. right?