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Energy Drinks Could Be More Dangerous Than You Think

Energy drinks have sexy names like Black Mamba, Full Throttle and Rock Star. College kids "chain drink" them like soda pop to cram for exams—some even wear t-shirts emblazoned with their favorite drin…

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3 Strange New Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Tossing and turning? Scientists have found a few surprising solutions.   1. Work Near a Window Need some help convincing your boss that you need a corner office? Bring up this study publ…

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Tanning Salons: What You Risk for That ‘Healthy Glow’

If you’re like most people, you don’t want to show up at the beach or pool party looking like you spent your life in a flour sack. You want that glowing bronze-healthy tan. So you schedule a few hours…

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Should We Take a Multivitamin?

About one in three Americans take a multivitamin. Is that helpful, harmful, or just a harmless waste of money? In 2011, the Iowa Women's Health Study reported that multivitamin use was associated with…

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Healthy Eating that Works for Your Family

These days there's a widespread awareness of the need for good nutrition, a balanced diet, and positive approaches to food and body image. But you'll find many differing opinions about exactly *what* …

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Tips to Avoid Backpack Injuries

As you make your way through your back-to-school checklist, there's one item that could directly affect your child's health. The backpack. While style, color, and the latest "in" logos may be uppermos…

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Can Telling Lies Harm Your Body?

We all fabricate the truth or stretch facts. Okay, so most of us lie. A lot. What happens when we tell lies? Other than its predictable effects on the health of relationships, lying can also harm y…

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Baked Falafel Salad

This is a great way to enjoy falafel. It’s a hearty, colorful and tasty meal! The falafel mix is baked instead of fried, but loses nothing in translation. It’s a Mediterranean delight! Falafel ingr…

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Back-to-School Anxiety: A Parent’s Guide

Back-to-School anxiety hits students of all ages. But you and your children don't have to suffer in silence. Dr. Victor Schwartz, associate professor of psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and…

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How the Heart Helps You Change

Have you ever tried to make a change in your life only to fail or come up short on motivation? We all have. What we’ve learned at Institute of HeartMath is that when you really want to change, reinfo…

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Naoma, why would I scream? Not everyone should have a pet of any kind. I am glad you don't have an…

mighty microgreens! great advice!

Bless all the wonderful people who have helped to save these cats. I wish I lived in California to …

Sigh !!!! Dale O. now you are trying to tempt me with romantic talk about ice cream and Gelato and t…

Have no pets never did. Dogs stink (literally) and I want none in my house. No one I know owns one…