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April 27th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

David Barton’s Fight Club

A few weeks ago I tweeted about having my personal trainer seriously kicking my butt during a recent session. This prompted a childhood friend to invite me to a class at David Barton. Never one to turn down a good workout, I took him up on the offer. While the first rule of Fight Club […][...]

April 24th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in obesity

How media shape the public’s thoughts on obesity

Researchers at the University of Alberta’s Health Law Institute analyzed 360 news articles from 12 newspapers in three countries. Their findings were published online in November 2010 in the Journal of Public Health Policy. The focus of the study was the media’s role in shaping public opinion[...]

April 17th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

A Look in the Mirror

I recently had one of those come to [INSERT RELIGIOUS BELIEF PERSON HERE] moments about how I perceive my career. I have been working for what seems like forever, but what really is just a little more than 3.5 years. During that time I have held jobs at two VERY different agencies. So far, I [&helli[...]

April 10th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise, obesity

Stick to Your Diet Even with the Biggest Distractions

I am trying to watch my weight because there is thing in September where I will be wearing a really pretty white dress. I am an active runner and I really don’t eat poorly (aside from my ridiculous sweet tooth), but in the last few months (let’s go with six) it has been really hard […][...]

April 3rd, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

What does a productive day in PR look like?

PR is like having multiple personalities. Being able to flit easily from the mind-numbing task of building a media list, to securing a media interview, to answering a client e-mail and more is invaluable in this industry. Given the fast-paced nature of our profession, it is hard to imagine that ANYO[...]