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Up Against The Wall

A Great Hike on the Great Wall. You have two years to get in shape for this one because this section of the "Wild Wall" is closed for renovation. So Today's Way is the inspiration for your personal Great Leap Forward Two-Year Plan.
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Soda Pop: Drink a Peach

Mix some of the season's delicious and cheap peaches with semi-exotic flavors to make two very different, very refreshing sparkling beverages. One's great with hot dogs. The other's a terrific match for everything from Thai to ceviche to cheese.
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Ripe Now. Lasagna Squash.

Not spaghetti squash. Lasagna squash. Summer squash and tomatoes are everywhere. Totally ripe, totally fresh. Really cheap. Lasagna Squash is quick and easy to make - a meal in a single pan. Tastes great hot or cold - and always slow.
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Slower Sunday: Those Cool Days of May

Today, let's be Better Cooler Slower. All the way back to, well, a couple of months ago. Before the heat. Take a little break, just a couple of minutes, to look at something cool and beautiful. And do nothing else. It's Sunday. Just press Play.
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Cool Your Greens

With the weather this hot, I'm doing all I can think of to keep us all cool. While I was eating my salad and daydreaming about snow yesterday, I thought what if I froze the salad dressing - and let it melt and dress the greens? Cool salads.
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Indoor Hiking: a Museum Mile or Two

When the temperature-humidity index approaches triple digits, it's time for indoor hiking. If you're on your feet for 3-4 hours, you'll cover 3+ miles and burn 600-1000 calories in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Soda Pop: Make Your Own Ginger Ale

This sounds like a great idea - but if it doesn't taste great, it's just an idea - not a solution. So I'm going to give you a tasty taste every week until you get hooked on one. This is a healthy addiction that can replace a very unhealthy one.
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