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articles by: Katie Waldeck

8 Health Issues You Probably Don’t Have to Worry About

From beauty ideals to family histories, read on for some of the biggest health issues you don't always have to worry about.   1. Cellulite Here's the biggie: cellulite, we promise, i…

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7 Smart Habits You Can Do in Just 5 Minutes

Transforming your life for the better can seem like such a monumental task. But it doesn't have to be—there are plenty of fast, easy and, yep, really important habits you can take on in just a few min…

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12 Surprising Uses for Peanut Butter

Peanut butter shouldn't solely be reserved for kindergarten! Indeed, peanut butter has so much more to offer than pb&j's and cookies (though I love both as much as the next guy, don't get me wrong…

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15 Surprising Uses for Bananas

Sure, most of us love to enjoy bananas for breakfast or, perhaps, a snack. But bananas have so much more going for them than just a delicious and nutritious treat. In fact, so many of the reasons bana…

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6 ‘Bad’ Habits That Are Actually Good

We hear all the time about all these different habits that could be killing us. But plenty of "bad" habits aren't nearly as bad as they appear to be. And other habits that are not so great in excess a…

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8 Reasons You’re Waking Up in the Middle of the Night

Insomnia is usually thought of as a disorder that makes it difficult for people to fall asleep. But it's not only FALLING asleep that can be an issue for people with insomnia; in fact, many people wit…

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7 Natural Wonders You Haven’t Heard Of

We all know about the Grand Canyon and Mount Everest. Sure, they're spectacular, but there are plenty of other places on this planet that are just as spectacular but don't get the recognition they des…

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8 Super Foods You Don’t Know About

Sure, by now we know all about quinoa and kale, but there are plenty of other super foods just waiting for their time in the spotlight. Read on for some of the healthiest foods that you haven't heard …

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5 Incredible Things Dogs Sense About You

For centuries, people have been turning to their beloved pooches for affection and companionship. And for good reason -- dogs are incredibly perceptive and intelligent creatures. They may not understa…

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7 Biggest Myths About Dairy

For something as common in many of our diets as dairy, it's a little surprising that there are so many misconceptions about how it impacts our bodies and the environment. Read on for some of the bigge…

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about Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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