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Sunshine Superman

Between the balmy, carefree beats of the Beach Boys and the edgier introspection of the Beatles, showing less grit than Dylan and more mysticism than the Rolling Stones, Donovan Leitch, known simply as “Donovan”, bounded to the top of the charts in the mid-1960s. With iconic hits such as “Sunshine Superman,” “Mellow Yellow,” “Hurdy Gurdy […]

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Top Ten Tips for Now

So the other day I was once again wanting to codify some behavior characteristics just to share with others. It seems to me that adjusting one’s life activities to consider these moves might be advantageous. In ascending order, I came up with this. Avoid All Chemicals. Humans have made, found or used over 55 million […]

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Health Expo 2016

Health fairs, expos and conventions are a dime-a-dozen these days. Corner drugstores, corporate call centers, college campuses, even church basements pull out a few tables, invite a few doctors with blood pressure cuffs, fancy glucose testing schemes and free pens sponsored by drug companies and set out to tell the public what to do and […]

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Clean Up Your Act

Okay, it may be dramatic to declare “Detox or die,” but that doesn’t make it any less true. Factually, your body is detoxifying daily, more exactly, constantly. By-products of natural metabolism create contaminants that, if they build up, will downright kill. And environmental toxins can do worse than that by making a body desperately ill […]

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Laughing Your Ass Off

“Laugh, laugh I thought I’d die…” In 1964, Norman Cousins lay dying at UCLA Medical Center. Doctors told him his disease was terminal and there was nothing they could do. They were half right. There was nothing they could do. Cousins didn’t accept their prognosis. While in excruciating pain from ankylosing spondylitis, a rare disease […]

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Design Interview: Buf Reynolds

Buf Reynolds – fashion designer What drew you to your particular field? It was something I always appreciated. I loved shopping, I loved looking at clothes and style and how things were worn. I remember seeing a fashion show in kindergarten, and I couldn’t look away from it; it was just the coolest thing. When […]

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Reader Reminiscences

Those were the days, my friend … and though I can remember only three or four of them from that wine-soaked era, I nonetheless look fondly on the years I spent writing little doodads for the Reader. I fancied myself to be Dorothy Parker — except for, you know, the writing talent — and I’m […]