The Biggest Loser

When I first heard that NBC had created a reality show about weight loss I cringed, and something tells me I wasn’t the only one. Reality shows (the ones on network TV, that is) strike me as being inherently degrading to begin with. But inviting America to watch (and snigger ...
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Hey, if it’s good enough for Francois Payard…

Just stumbled across this in the new New York Magazine: The Candy Bar Taste Test. They blindfolded pastry god Payard and fed him exactly the kinds of candy I've been so tempted by lately. Results are, predictably, mixed, but I'm surprised at how much good he had to say. His ...
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The Threat Down the Hall

This week I'm wrapping up a 3-month freelance gig, filling in while someone's on maternity leave. While I can't say I love working 9-5 (the shlep on the subway, the work-appropriate clothing, the alarm clock, the rules that govern pretty much everything in corporate life whether we realize it or ...
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