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Lifting Weights for Toning vs. Bulking

If you're someone who engages in strength training, it only makes sense to consider what you ultimately want to achieve as you push yourself at the gym. One thing I learned from my early weight liftin…


What You Can Eat to Fight Climate Change

Unless we reduce man-made emissions, the average temperature of our planet will rise, making both floods and droughts more severe. Many foods will begin to disappear, as farmers abandon variety for la…


World’s First Shoes Made From Illegal Fishing Nets

The regrettable fact is that most shoes sold in the United States aren't recyclable. Most shoe recycling programs are simply shoe redistribution programs. But there are some shoe manufacturers that be…


4 Ways to Stop Your Dog From Excessive Mounting

While mounting and thrusting (humping) are normal dog behaviors, they can be embarrassing in certain situations. After taking your dog to the vet to rule out any urinary tract infections, urinary inco…


6 Uses for Apple Peels

Bakers make apple pies for summer holidays, and an apple a day keeps you-know-who away. But what to do with all those apple peels? If you’re sending them down the garbage disposal, you’re missing out …


Teaching Two Dogs To Get Along

You’ve decided to get a companion for your dog. Much like roommates, dogs have their individual quirks and habits. Every living thing with a brain comes with some sort of “personality baggage” based o…


Helping Others is Good for Your Health

Research shows that altruistic behavior can lower your risk of heart disease, and even improve your mental health. When you help others selflessly by “paying forward” or performing an act of kindness,…


5 Foods to Eat After Your Workout

You just completed a vigorous workout. You didn’t eat much before working out, so your body’s starving for fuel. Your muscles need sustenance to rebuild, and you’ve got to recharge your body before th…


Exercise Does Little to Help You Lose Weight

Those aerobics classes, daily jogs and punch-kick workouts may have numerous medical benefits, but they’ll do little to reduce your waist size. A growing body of scientific evidence backed by a recent…


4 Ways Men and Women Sleep Differently

Sleep Cycle, a popular sleep app, recently gathered data from over 940,000 users in 50 countries to discover how men and women differ in their sleeping habits. Here are four ways the sexes differ when…


about Alex A. Kecskes

As owner/president of AK CreativeWorks, Alex A. Kecskes is a national award-winning writer/blogger/journalist who has written over 2,000 published articles on health/fitness, "green" issues, careers, consumer tech, arts/entertainment and many other topics. He also writes web content, ads, brochures, sales letters, mailers and scripts for national B2B and B2C clients. Follow Alex on twitter at

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