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I Give It A Year

By Bob on January 16, 2014 2:40 AM

I Give It A Year is a great indie comedy you've never seen featuring actors you see all the time. It's one of those how-did-I-miss-this-one films you'll be telling your friends about -- and they'll be glad you did.

I Give It A Year-600.jpgSimon Baker (The Mentalist), Anna Farris (CBS' Mom) Stephen Merchant (Britain's The Office) and Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids) star in this romantic comedy about a star-crossed couple who should've never crossed paths.

It's laugh-out-loud funny (Stephen Merchant's Bridegroom speech is the best you'll ever see,) witty and so well-written you'll be rewinding it to make sure you caught all the great lines. 

The plot takes the usual rom-com twists and turns - boy-leaves-girl; girl-leaves-boy; both realize the error of their ways -- but it's all handled with so much humor, heart and fun that you won't care.

Yeah, you'll see the ending coming long before you reach the funny conclusion, but that's only half the fun. 

If you liked Love Actually, About a Boy or Notting Hill, you'll want to give I'll Give It A Year a spin in your Blu-Ray player. You'll give IT a big thumb's up.




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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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Windy City

It's been almost 18 years since Alison Krauss gave us a solo album, but the wait is over with Windy City. The release (her fifth solo studio album) features ten covers of classic songs (and some bonus tracks) she picked with producer Buddy Cannon.

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