THE F BOMB

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For more than 10 years, New York nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot has helped hundreds of patients in her private practice to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle through her fiber-based diet. After years of success, Zuckerbrot—a Great Neck, N.Y., native who now calls the Upper East Side home—wanted her program to have a broader impact. [&hellip
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THE SKINNY ON TOFU

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Since the mid-20th century, tofu in Western culture has been synonymous with health food—and everything good and bad that phrase evokes. Tofu is high in protein, iron and calcium, and low on calories. But many people also complain that it’s low on taste, or they are turned off by its texture. To learn a little [&hellip
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NOTES ON SUMMER CAMP

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For more than 100 years, parents horrified at the prospect of having to care for their restless, sullen teens with no help at all from algebra teachers have been dumping their progeny on summer camps. In the old days, as ’80s period pieces like Meatballs, Little Darlings  and Friday the 13th document, these camps were [&hellip
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2008 GIFT GUIDE: $100 and Under

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The Naughtinano $70 at Babeland, 94 Rivington St. (at Ludlow St.), 212-375-1701 No matter what you think of the finally released Chinese Democracy, it will make you cum—your Naughtinano will make sure of it. The sleek, plastic, vibrating phallus comes in four distinct colors, but it will leave you pink with pleasure.  Connecting easily to [&hellip
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2008 GIFT GUIDE: How to Buy Music for the Fan Who’s Got it All

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You’ve got this friend who’s got this problem with music. She can’t be satisfied with just the songs; she needs to live the band: books, videos and auctioned undershirt. For the severely afflicted, we bring a list of music gifts that go beyond studio releases and B-sides to offer a multidimensional musical experience. Old Concerts [&hellip
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2008 GIFT GUIDE: The Gift of Geek: Where to Shop for a Comic Nerd

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Don’t bother denying it: Every time you see a trailer for a new superhero movie, you cross your fingers and hope it will hit that secret spot that only spandex-clad heroes can satisfy. Not to mention it’s the holiday season, and you’ve got buyin’ on the mind. So with The Spirit and The Watchmen both [&hellip
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2008 GIFT GUIDE: $10 and Under

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Vegan Cupcake $3.25 at Babycakes, 248 Broome St. (betw. Orchard & Ludlow Sts.), 212-677-5047 This is a token I-don’t-know-anything-about-you-or-what-youmight-like gift for victims of the secret Santa grab bag. It’s cheap—$3.25—and because it’s dairy, egg and soy-free, it’s virtually resistant to any GI problems. The hefty sweets come in vanilla, carrot, chocolate and red velvet varieties [&hellip
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2008 GIFT GUIDE: $50 and Under

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Double Cross Vodka $49.99 at Bottlerocket Wine and Spirit, 5 W. 19th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-929-2323 We’ve done beer from the Brooklyn Brewery, wine from locally grown grapes and, one time, some home-brewed swill when we really needed a fix. For a classier hometown boozing option, there’s Double Cross vodka—a locally made, [&hellip
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2008 GIFT GUIDE

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When it comes to receiving gifts, conventional wisdom states that how much someone spent on you speaks to how much they love you. This year, however, with everyone flipping out about a recession, perhaps it really will be the thought that counts. While we’re no strangers to Dec. 24 Duane Reade runs—what mom doesn’t love [&hellip
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