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In defense of Funny Bones. (The peanut-butter filled chocolate cakes, not the anatomical push-button that paralyzes your arm.) Words of wisdom—and what better on a Friday afternoon?

You do realize that if you stand in front of the pastry case at the coffee shop and calculate calories in your head, trying to figure out if a chocolate chip cookie is going to show up on your hips, you are actually doing more damage to your heart from the stress than if you simply ate the damn cookie and allowed yourself to experience the joy of it, right? You do realize that happiness and personal acceptance are hundreds of times better for you than stressful self-denial, right?

The only true blasphemy is refusing joy.

This gem is from Philip E. Lefebvre at Utne Online. The article features a more realistic diet than I’ve ever seen advertised…

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