The Fascinating Stories Behind Your Favorite Toys & The Secrets to a Long Life
Published September 28, 2017
40 min
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    It’s easy to order pizza online – but should you? It turns out that ordering pizza (or any take out food) over the phone rather than online may be better for your waistline. How can that be? I’ll explain in this episode. I love classic toys and with the holiday season around the corner, this is a great time to reminisce about some favorite old toys. Not only do they bring better great memories, they often have great backstories. For instance, did you know Mr. Potato Head was actually quite controversial when he came out in 1964. Before they were toys, Slinky and Silly Putty were actually part of the World War II war effort and then evolved into toys. If you like classic toys, you will love my conversation with Tim Walsh author of a beautiful coffee table book called Timeless Toys( With all the health advice available today, you would think we would all be healthier, slimmer and more fit than anyone in history. But of course, that’s not the case. Much of the information we get is confusing and contradictory. So Professor Merlin Thomas took a deep dive into the research to find out what is true, what isn’t and what the best health advice is to follow. He joins me in this episode to reveal what he discovered. Professor Thomas is a physician and author of the book, The Longevity List ( Also, you know how handy that clingy, plastic wrap can be in the kitchen – except when it doesn’t cling and when it gets all tangled up. While I don’t normally do kitchen tips, this piece of wisdom is going to save you so much time and frustration in the kitchen that is well worth sharing.
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