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by For most people, Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks, getting together with those you care about, celebrating, sharing, and eating lots of food. Enjoying a Thanksgiving meal can mean consuming foods and beverages that you do not normally eat, but can also be a time of overdoing it and spending the following week trying to make up for it with dieting and exercise. Following are some ideas on how...
by It's that time of year. Halloween has just passed, the once abundant supply of Snickers bars, lollipops and Tootsie Rolls now nothing more than empty wrappers and the eclectic mixture of smells in a pillowcase. Now we have Thanksgiving, Christmas and a season's worth of birthdays to contend with as we try to navigate our way to a healthier body. However, lurking under all of these obvious triggers...
by The term "cage-free" often brings to mind chickens who roam around freely on a farm or in a pasture of some sort, running about, pecking for food, and enjoying the pleasant sunshine afforded in this type of environment. When many agribusinesses switched to cage-free chickens, many consumers began purchasing the new products, believing that they were making a difference by supporting more humane living...
by When choosing a dry cleaner, many people make a choice based on location, convenience, or cost. While important, there are other factors to be considered that might be more critical, especially for those who are concerned about the impact of dry cleaning on the environment or on our health. The dry cleaning services who use less toxic methods are often referred to as “Green Dry Cleaners." How Can...
by Acupuncture is an alternative medical treatment practiced by the Chinese for 2,000 years. Fine needles inserted into a person's skin at specific points are said to affect the meridians, or channels of energy, in the body in order to block pain or eliminate anxiety. After Westerners witnessed Chinese surgeons perform operations using acupuncture in lieu of anesthesia in the 1970s, the method became...
by You may be surprised at some of the things given the "lime" light in this article. As a general rule, too many people ignore how important cleanliness is in relation to food safety. The worst that can happen, some people think, is an upset stomach, diarrhea or vomiting. That, however, is one of many misconceptions which, in spite of food safety education programs, still "plague" us. Foodborne illnesses...
by Arguments among dating and married couples have gotten a bad name. Sure, they cause anger, frustration, tears, breakups, and divorces, but apart from that, who doesn't enjoy a good yell at their partner from time to time? If you're looking to have a totally irritating and unproductive argument, here are some tips I recommend: 1. Strike while the iron is hot. If your significant other does something...
by Unless you were born prior to the mid-twentieth century, you've heard this warning all of your life: “Saturated fats are bad for you. They increase cholesterol and cause heart attacks." I sure did. My mother would only make us eggs for breakfast once a week because she didn't want the family to get clogged arteries. The house was filled with low-fat this and reduced fat that, diet this and sugar-free...
by Many years ago I had a conversation with my wife that could have ended our marriage. And I have seen many couples engaged in the exact same cycle of relationship destruction.Here's what happened:My wife said something to me and I responded back. She accused me of having a “tone." Who, me? So now I am defending my “no tone."She now says something back with a “tone" in her voice. So I escalate with more...
by Some of the most troubling conspiracy theories that are floating on the Internet and other sources of information are those relating to the impetus to depopulate the earth. The proponents of said agenda, we are told, feel that this is necessary because there are simply too many people on the planet. They use as evidence global warming, the lack of food to feed everyone on the planet, the shrinking...