Parking is another matter, as the new fixtures for locking bikes disappear under the snow in the zone between sidewalk and street.
Here's the perfect stocking stuffer for the active woman. It's the GoGirl female urinary device. We just gave one to friend heading off for a bike tour through India, but it's also for more mundane locales, including ice fishing, walks in the woods or music festival port-a-johns.
I ran across this news report about a UC Davis study that looked at health complications related to consumption of high fructose corn syrup. If you relied on the London Times article, you'd think:
Scientists have proved for the first time that a cheap form of sugar used in thousands of food products and soft drinks can damage human metabolism and is fuelling the obesity crisis.
Beware of statements that limited studies have "proved" anything. Beware also of stories that don't link to the actual research. And beware especially of unfamiliar news sources, especially those owned by Rupert Murdoch.
So I tried to locate the study, and guess what? The news story is riddled with all kinds of errors and misstatements. Bottom line, the biggest problem is we Americans consume too much sugar.
[anti-hat tip to change.org for almost suckering me on this one]