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Rosemary Boggs

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Fake train, real gravy at Gail's Diner

posted: 01/22/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

There's just something special about a diner. There are many restaurants that call themselves a diner these days. But according to Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, a diner is a small, informal and inexpensive restaurant that looks like a railroad car.

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Readers outline strategies to lose weight in 2015

posted: 01/12/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Is fat really the worst thing a human being can be? Is fat worse than vindictive, jealous, shallow, vain, boring, evil or cruel? Not to me.

Service with a sizzle at Mi Ranchito

posted: 01/01/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Mi Ranchito sits on one end of a very short strip center near the intersection of Arkansas 5 and 89.

Practically Active: 5 Skinny Habits diet plan rooted in ancient teachings

posted: 12/29/2014 2:04 a.m. Comment 1

I recently got my hands on the book The 5 Skinny Habits by David Zulberg. The author's aim is to share "How ancient wisdom can help us lose weight and change our life forever."

Gadgets & Gizmos: Extra-Wide Convection Oven

posted: 12/17/2014 2:02 a.m. Discuss

When my oven stopped working early last year and I started using my small toaster oven in its place, I quickly learned a toaster oven can handle a lot of what I cook in a conventional oven. It is fine for a six-muffin pan or an 8-by-8 cake pan, but forget baking bigger things.

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Do you know how to safely shovel snow?

posted: 12/15/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Another year is almost behind us, and I feel I've frittered it away, not actually doing much of what I sort of planned at this time last year.

New York Style a slice above

posted: 12/11/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

A few months ago I happened to notice that one of Sherwood's longest-running pizza joints, Le Star Pizzaria, had closed. The empty place looked sad and lonely.

Practically active: Fluid intake, diet key in kidney stone prevention

posted: 12/01/2014 2:02 a.m. Discuss

I recently read about a report titled "Dietary and Pharmacologic Management to Prevent Recurrent Nephrolithiasis in Adults: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians."

West, East meet at Emily's

posted: 11/20/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Some restaurants use fusion, mixing different ethnic cuisines in one dish.

Practically Active: Planning is crucial in approaching holiday eating

posted: 11/17/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

The good stuff is coming. It's right around the corner at this truly wonderful time of the year.

Practically Active: Too much information, too little accountability

posted: 11/03/2014 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Forget about going viral and go give value.

Practically active: Unaffordable medication means alternate plan

posted: 10/20/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Being an adult means accepting those situations where no action is possible.

Bobby's: Big on comfort food

posted: 10/09/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Many of us are aware that Little Rock and, to some extent, North Little Rock are close to running over with restaurants, and it seems like more and more are opening every week.

Practically Active: Fasting is tricky, even inadvisable, for diabetics

posted: 10/06/2014 2 a.m. Discuss

When I was first diagnosed with diabetes, my former doctor told me about Medifast. Online advertisements say it's doctor-approved, but I wonder what group of doctors they actually polled?

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Examine those perfect bodies in ads, realistically

posted: 09/22/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

I know that advertising pays the bills for most media companies. This paper lives by selling ads, and I get it. But it's not the print media, billboards or radio ads that are a problem for me. It's TV advertising.

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