Jill Urbach

Jill posted 4 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Fair food is key to getting lean, fit | Jill Urbach

Have you been feeling tired and sluggish? Still trying to lose the extra weight that you swore would be gone before summer began?

  • Aug 14th, 2008 11:48am

When ‘faking it’ wears out its welcome

Have you learned to “fake it?” (And no, I’m not referring to the scene from “When Harry Met Sally.”) Most adults have.

  • Jul 2nd, 2008 8:00am

Lessons I learned from my exchange student

Next week, I lose a member of my family. For the past year, my husband, daughters and I have been a host family for a Norwegian exchange student. Although I wasn’t surprised we decided to embark on such an adventure, I’d be lying if I said we did much pre-planning for the experience.

  • Jun 18th, 2008 6:21pm

Advice to text-happy grads seeking work: spell it out

Noted historian David McCullough gave the commencement address at Boston College last month. In his speech. he urged the graduating class of 2008 to improve their communication skills by eliminating needless words such as “like,” “you know,” and “actually” from their speech. Good advice, to be sure, but not enough. Today’s graduates need practical, “real world” advice that will help them get a job.

  • Jun 6th, 2008 8:43pm