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DVD Review: Rugrats: The Complete Series - 26-Disc Set
Over 67 hours of old-school animation, this set marks the first time ever that all nine seasons of the venerable '90s-era favorite have been collected together. Announcement: Words on Bathroom Walls Due on Home Video November 17
"If you can't trust your mind, trust your heart," as the teen romance story arrives on Digital on November 10 and Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand a week later. Directed by Thor Freudenthal. Blu-ray Review: The Kitchen (2019)
Not sure went wrong here. Oscar-nominated screenwriter making her directorial debut. Cult fave comic miniseries as source material. Three great stars - Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss - headlining. Blu-ray Review: 10 Minutes Gone
A heist thriller with two marquee names but not enough thrills. Bruce Willis is really a supporting player here to Michael Chiklis. Should've been more interesting. Holiday Gift Alert! Now on DVD: Barry: The Complete First Season
Double Emmy winner (for star/writer/director/creator Bill Hader and co-star Henry Winkler) this HBO Original Series is funny and quirky.

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Feature Column by Calorie Ken

Ask Calorie Ken

For two years, Ken Brooks (Calorie Ken) was a volunteer in the Tufts University CALERIE Study focused on studying how calorie restriction increases longevity. Longevity is the goal, but weight loss is the byproduct. He is now a nutrition evangelist.

Ask Calorie Ken: Body Confidence and Venice Nutrition, Part I

When I first heard about his new book, Body Confidence, I was a skeptical. Great...another hyped-up diet book that says it is not a diet book. I was wrong. Body Confidence is the real deal.

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September 20, 2011 7:00 PM ET
Donnelly reminds us that eating smaller portions of filling foods that are well-seasoned not only satisfies our senses, but also helps us find our swanky selves buried under all the padding.
September 17, 2011 8:00 AM ET
If we pay attention to the number of calories we and our kids are consuming, then we'll maintain a healthy weight and naturally occurring toxins and carcinogens won't matter.
September 16, 2011 3:35 PM ET
Sixty teachers will win $750 for school supplies and $250 in Del Monte fresh fruit coupons for classroom snacks, ten schools will win a salad bar for their school, and many more winners will get a Del Monte Fresh Field Day event for their school!
August 31, 2011 6:55 AM ET
Hunger at home is real, however, the crisis in America is not that people are starving, but that we are so blind to our food dysfunctions that even a respected news organization can't distinguish between bad habits and real hunger.
August 19, 2011 6:50 PM ET
Each of us has a number, a target calorie intake for maintaining our best weight. Today. Tomorrow. Next year. Whether we are 18 or 80, we have a number that won't change much from year to year once we find ourselves in our adult body.
August 18, 2011 12:30 PM ET
I showed her the chart, and, when she asked what the increase meant, and I told her two pounds, she told me to get my skinny ass out of her sight and quit whining.
August 13, 2011 12:45 PM ET
Teach us how to eat better and help us have a good time doing it, but build the effort on a foundation of portion control and calorie awareness. Turn a blind eye to the metaphorical elephant in the room, and we’ll continue to be the embodiment of it.
August 11, 2011 2:00 PM ET
Being kind to the receptionist is more important on a daily basis than sucking up to the CEO.
August 8, 2011 9:45 AM ET
In our First World of extraordinary plenty, the vast majority of us haven't a clue what real Hunger feels like.
July 30, 2011 4:15 PM ET
Tzatziki is a versatile dish that can be used as a sauce, spread, or dip. It's as cool as the cucumber in it, perfect for summer, and easy to make.
July 23, 2011 8:25 PM ET
Calorie Ken espouses balance, but balance is elusive. Most of us keep it between the lines, but some don't or can’t.The list of brilliant artists who died way too young is long. They created beauty and then left too soon.
July 23, 2011 9:00 AM ET
After topping off a greasy BBQ joint meal with a big bowl of ice cream, my husband sat across the table from me one night and bragged about his weight loss while I was eating a dry baked potato, green beans, and smoked chicken, not losing an ounce. I told him I wished I was a lesbian because if he were a woman, he wouldn't be able to eat like that and lose weight, and I wouldn't have to listen to him.
July 11, 2011 1:25 PM ET
You have taken the first steps to a well-deserved new life, but now is the time to take baby steps, not giant leaps for mankind. You are losing 250 pounds of baggage by jettisoning a spouse. That's a great start!
June 27, 2011 4:40 PM ET
Add or substitute high-fiber foods to your meals and snacks. Mix cereals to enhance the flavor. You'll never need a laxative or fiber supplement, and your only excuse for getting a colonic treatment is that you really enjoy having water shot up your butt.
June 20, 2011 1:30 PM ET
Calorie Ken thinks you deserve a break today, and encourages you to have it your way and make your obsession with fries a healthy one. Own your obsession by making your own fries your own way. Slice 'em to the size of your liking. Season 'em to your taste.
June 17, 2011 10:30 AM ET
Calorie Ken will be 101 on their 50th wedding anniversary, April 29, 2061. It's quite possible I could live to see it, but in case I don't, "Congratulations, Will and Kate! Thank you for 50 years of swanky love and leadership."
June 16, 2011 10:20 AM ET
Previously, Calorie Ken took a magnifying glass to the father of fast food French fries, McDonald's, and reminded you that their marketing message is "feel good about our food," not, "our food is good for you." Part deux is about size, as it really does matter.
June 13, 2011 12:30 PM ET
I thought about cigarette advertising while working on this piece. After all, a cigarette and a French fry are about the same size and shape, both go in your mouth, and both can cause heart attacks.
June 7, 2011 5:40 PM ET
Diets fail for many reasons, but one main reason is that we exchange real food for what we think we are supposed to eat instead of developing a healthy overall, ongoing balance that includes the occasional indulgence.
June 3, 2011 4:45 PM ET
Dear Calorie Ken, Is there a magic cure for a preposterous posterior? Dawn in Ohio Dear Dawn, Calorie Ken loves Pee Wee's Big Adventure, and is particularly fond of this exchange between waitress, Simone, and Pee Wee as they sit in...
June 1, 2011 3:30 PM ET
Our bodies are machines that need fuel 24/7, so, even if we stay in bed all day, we still burn calories.
May 31, 2011 3:00 PM ET
Dear Calorie Ken, I recently completed the P90X work out program.  In addition to P90X, I've been running 3-5 miles 5x/week.  I have only lost 3 pounds, and I am wondering if you think I should have lost more weight.Kris...
May 27, 2011 7:45 PM ET
For a green salad to be a good choice, you absolutely must know the exact amount of every ingredient, and the only way to know that is to make it yourself and measure, measure, measure as you do.
May 26, 2011 1:20 PM ET
Jenna in Jamaica Plain writes, "Dear Calorie Ken, Are you going to share some of your delicious recipes with us?" Sure, Jenna.  In fact, as we continue this changing-our-world-one-calorie-at-a-time adventure, we will introduce Calorie Ken's $10 Tin Can Ten...
May 25, 2011 2:40 PM ET
Nancy in Tennessee writes, "Dear Calorie Ken, Can you magically find the remedy for the tubby tummy?"Well, Nancy, once upon a time, a woman magically removed tubby tummy with something called "foundations," and no one knew her foundations or...
May 24, 2011 4:35 PM ET
While jaw-wiring keeps you from eating solid food, it doesn't stop you from desiring it, and you can still suck more calories through a straw on a daily basis than you need.
May 23, 2011 1:20 PM ET
Some of us were born to be skinny, some fluffy, and others somewhere in between. Regardless of what body type we have, part of being swanky is about fueling our bodies well.

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