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Objects in Mirror: December 31, 2007 Archive

Minnesota: Always a bridesmaid?

Posted at 7:04 AM on December 31, 2007 by Julia Schrenkler

Bob Collins pointed out that Minnesota is the most... whatever. Among the various - and dubious - rankings, he notes we rank 6th "most happy," and the second most healthy. Late last week he shared "We're #26!" in population growth.

In what area does Minnesota want to rank #1? Share your thoughts or persuasive essay in MPR's online discussion group Minnesota Life.

Feed your family, feed your relationships

Posted at 11:39 AM on December 31, 2007 by Julia Schrenkler

Some folks resolve to lose weight, quit smoking, or save money. MPR's Nanci Olesen suggests a New Year's resolution: Eat together as a family.

She points out that you don't have to have life-changing, tear-wrenching or inspiring conversations at each meal, but that the simple act of spending a little time together [My recommendation is you turn off the cell phone] builds relationships because you're simply present.

Share your tips for getting the family and the food to the table at the same time.

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