March 10, 2000
THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO SURVIVAL HANDBOOK. Includes: How to Survive an Avalanche, How to Escape from a Mountain Lion, How to Fend off a Shark, How to Land a Plane. How to Survive a Breakup is for the advanced edition.
breakupgirl.netMMMMMM ... Have a heart? Maybe what you need to keep it from breaking isn't a wo/man ... but a mantra. A new study shows that Transcendental Meditation (a simple stress-relief technique that does not require you to live in a remote cave) may "trigger self-repair homeostatic mechanisms in the body" and reduce the danger of heart disease. Find a place to learn near you and meet someone serene to reach a ripe old age with!
NAVAJO JOE. Hasbro has just released a new G.I. Joe figure honoring the Navajo Code Talkers, marines who used the Navajo language as an "unbreakable code" in WWII (CF. The X-Files). The 12" figure translates seven phrases (such as "Request air support!") from Navajo into English. Now, if they could only make a "Relationship Code Talker."
STICK FIGURE: DIARY OF MY FORMER SELF. Big-to-Doer Lori Gottlieb, now in med school, was not always so healthy herself. Not just another memoir, her actual diaries from her preteen struggle with anorexia bring us her brittle reality without the "What I Learned" filter.
HER LOSS IS HER GAIN. Monica Lewinsky could earn up to $1,000,000 from her deal with Jenny Craig if she loses 40 pounds. Who wants to use calipers on a millionaire?
WWBD? If The Buddha Dated: How to be the one with everything.
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