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The Mediterranean Diet focuses on fruits and vegetables, a higher proportion of fish over meat, no processed foods, like baloney, no refined sugar or flour. It has been associated with a lower risk of cancer and is recommended by some nutritionists for cancer patients after therapy.
A memoir is a written description of significant events in one's life. In this, it is distinctive from an autobiography, which covers the whole span of a life, but the two terms are often used interchangeably.
Also see: Autobiography
A Mommy Blogger is a mother who writes about her family and her observations of the world in a blog accessible to the public on the Internet. Originally a way to connect isolated Moms, its popularity has attracted professional writers. Now, many bloggers connect in networks of Mommy bloggers to increase their visibility both to their intended audience and to the search engines, potentially aggregating an audience of readers large enough to attract sales to advertisers to pay for the blog in the young mother demographic and to provide a more complex site of varied opinions and observations.
Moral license is the psychological phenomenon of excusing bad behavior that is balanced by good behavior. Thus, a corporate raider who bankrupts a company may excuse the behavior to themselves by contributing heavily to a charity. It is distinct from moral hazard in which a disproportionate weight is given to one side in a dispute because of their power, not the value of their contribution. If a government, for example, supports a business or a country or a political party in a dispute, the business may then act inappropriately because it has the weight of the government's support behind hit.