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  • Noel shared from The No S Diet: The Strikingly Simple Weight-Loss Strategy That Has Dieters Raving--and DroppingPounds by Reinhard Engels, Ben Kallen
    It may seem strange, given the striking contribution of snacking to our increased caloric intake since the 1970s, that all the messages you hear about it are so positive. But the reason for this is simple: Follow the money. You can’t sell “no snacks.” Snacks, on the other hand, especially the booming “healthy” snack segment, are a multibillion -dollar industry. Fat people like to snack—that’s why they’re fat—so they’re glad to hear pro-snack talk. Avarice + gluttony (and a little bit of sloth) = obesity.
    Note: You can't sell no snacks.... talk about the nutshell.
  • Noel shared from The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook by America's Test Kitchen
    BLUEBERRY MUFFINS We sprinkle our moist and tender blueberry muffins with lemon sugar for a bright sweet-tart crunch.
    Note: In general, I am not the world's biggest cookbook collector, but if you're living in a small household, this cooking for two cookbook is really nice.I do a lot of baking in my toaster oven, and it's nice just to bake a couple of servings of something. These muffins are very good.
  • Noel shared from Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant by Tracy Borman
    Wolsey was the son of a tavern-keeper.
    Note: I thought it was a butcher...
  • Noel shared from Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    "I think I know," said the Duchess. "Poor, wretched children! There ought to be a sort of moratorium in the matter of social laws. The old rules don't hold. We are facing new conditions. This is a thing for women to take in hand, practically, as they are taking in hand other work. It must be done absolutely without prejudice. There is no time to lecture or condemn or even deplore. There is only time to try to heal wounds and quiet maddening pain and save life."
    Note: This was written a hundred years ago during WWI. I am not so sure times change as much as all that.
  • Noel shared from The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives
    A maudlin readiness to feel sorry for himself was one of the least endearing features of Henry VIII's unappealing personality
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