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Entertain – Hollywood Style

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Oscar-mania is upon us once again. For those “in the know” and for those who “want to know,” the awards show will air on Sunday, February 24th.  For the Academy Awards, it’s the 85th annual, but for Figs & Function, well, we’re just a baby. Welcome to the 2nd Annual Figs & Function Healthy Awards… Read more »

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What Should I Eat?

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  Are you continually stressing over what’s the “healthiest” breakfast to eat? Do you ever wonder why on some days you have a ton of mental and physical energy, while on other days the brain fog is so thick you can barely see past your glasses, and your mood is so low you wonder how… Read more »

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Here’s To You!

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So here we are, the third week of January. Have you heard the phrase, “New Year, New You”?  Of course you have. It’s as much a part of January’s mega media blitz as the ever-popular “After Christmas Salesathon.” It seems January 1st has become our national holiday to “begin again, hit the reset button, start… Read more »

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Holiday Gift Guide – 2012

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For those of you who have been following Figs & Function since last winter, you may remember how much I truly adore the holiday season. I preset my car radio stations to the ones where the DJ says, “Playing all Christmas music…all the time.” Yes, that makes this Jewish girl very happy—go figure! But even… Read more »

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Sandy vs. Andy

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What do you eat when a hurricane is approaching your neighborhood? Anything you want!!! So as Mr. S. stocked our home with batteries, bottled water and band-aids, I stocked our fridge with brownies, fried chicken, and meatballs. I’m not exactly sure why. I guess I needed to be comforted by my old friends, sugar and… Read more »

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Got Paint?

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Okay, so I’ve never been a real saver. I don’t like living with clutter, and keeping things that I’ll never use again, ever, is not my style. But there is one thing that most of us are programmed to save —leftover paint. I’m guessing that most of you have partial paint-filled cans stashed away in… Read more »

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Giving Them Wings

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  I just picked up the October issue of O magazine and O my goodness, Miss Oprah has outdone herself this month. Right there on the cover: 101 Best Pieces of Advice – Ever. She enlisted the help of her favorite “in the know” gurus to bring us everything from how to get Jennifer Aniston… Read more »

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Hello Again…

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  “Think Big Thoughts, But Relish Small Pleasures”                  – Jackson Browne, singer, songwriter and musician Well, it seems Jackson Browne and I were on the same page this summer. Such grand plans I had for accomplishment during July and August — photography lessons, blog weekly, read the… Read more »

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Food Frustrated?

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Do you ever wonder why you continue to eat even when you’re full? Or why you just can’t stop the “not-so-healthy” snacking? Well, you’re not alone, my fellow food-frustrated friends. We’ve all been there.  We’re told that the reasons are everything from stress, to boredom, to “our bodies actually are in need of the fat… Read more »

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Good Things Come In Small Packages

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Funny, as I’m writing this week’s post, Mr. S. is making his monthly run to Costco, buying the biggest packages of paper goods available to add to our current three-year supply. I’m not criticizing super stores or super husbands; I’m just so over the notion that “Bigger is Better.” Now, we all know we shouldn’t… Read more »

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