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articles by: Mel, selected from Delicious Living

10 Shockingly Violent Video Games

By DivineCaroline via Common Sense Media The names of violent video games tend to travel fast among preteen and teen gamers. And the next thing you know, your kid wants to play them. Common Se…

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Old Food: What to Keep, What to Toss

By Allison Ford, DivineCaroline I was having breakfast with a friend recently, and when I peeled my banana, I discovered that the top half was brown and bruised. I nonchalantly broke the banana…

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Power Seeds

Last year when I wrote about eating the sprouts off of my daughters' Chia Pets (that's a bad mommy!) I discovered a wealth of information about the powerful punch of nutrients that seeds can pack--for…

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Natural Treatments for Jaw Pain

By Kelli Rosen, Delicious Living If you suffer from chronic facial pain related to problems with the jaw, namely the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, you may want to turn to natural therapies f…

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How to Maximize Your Time

Summer has come to an end, your to-do list has multiplied, and you have just 24 hours in your day. So how can you fit everything in it? "If your mind is spinning like a hamster wheel at bedtime, your …

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Simple Steps to Clean Your Indoor Air

Did you know indoor air pollution can actually be more of a problem than outdoor? As the seasons change and you're warming up inside your home, try these inexpensive solutions. 1. Replacing your st…

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Natural Help for Cellulite

For women, cellulite (the dimpled fat beneath your skin) is the body's way of storing fat for pregnancy, but how much you have depends on various factors such as genetic predisposition, age, rapid wei…

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Natural Help for Stretch Marks

Rapid stretching of the skin through growth spurts, weight gain, or pregnancy causes these red or purple marks that are most commonly found on the abdomen, hips, and chest. More than 90 percent of wom…

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Natural Help for Varicose Veins

These twisted, enlarged blood vessels most commonly appear on the legs and feet. When valves malfunction, blood pools when valves malfunction, and veins lose the elasticity needed to propel blood back…

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Ginger for Health

In addition to being a zesty Asian flavor enhancer, used in everything from baked goods to sushi, this rhizome's potent gingerol compounds help reduce inflammation, ease nausea, and may lower blood pr…

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Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people... more

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