French Fries to Go

I used to envy Christine Gorman. After all, she is an immensely popular TIME health columnist, drawing hundreds of e-mails a week from readers soliciting her advice. She is one of the most unflappable people I know, able to report and write covers on topics ranging from AIDS to managed care without ever looking the least bit stressed. And then I heard about the cafeteria problem.

It seems Christine can't buy lunch in our building without folks critiquing her choices. If she buys a slice of pizza, a stranger who recognizes her is sure to comment on her unhealthy habits. "I...

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