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In the garden: Feels good, Smells good, and… HUH?

Spending time in nature is good for health. Benefits include improved attention, reduced stress, and increased happiness. No wonder in The Secret Garden, the sickly, tyrannical Colin tells his cousin Mary that if he were to go the the garden everyday, he should stop being bad-tempered. “There is Magic in there—good Magic,” he proclaims. So … More

In the Eye of the Beholder, “Man of God” Inspects the Male Gaze

We’ve all heard of the old axiom that “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” While the expression appears innocently empowering, making a point that beauty is subjective and allowing beauty to come in all colors, sizes, and shapes, the phrase in fact does the opposite—it authorizes the Beholder to be the judge of … More

Consider the parsley.

America’s salad landscape has since gotten so exciting since my childhood salad days comprised of iceberg/romaine lettuce salad mix dressed in Ranch, Thousand Island or Caesar Salad dressing. As the modern salad becomes a main dish in its own right, dressed in various condiments and accompanied by meats or seafood, here’s a fresh ingredient to … More