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1 Thing Fruits and Vegetables Can’t Do (And 6 Things They Can)

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but it won't be much help if you're trying to slim down. Recent research reviewed studies on the link between fruit and vegetable consumption and weight gain, …

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Top 5 Fat-Burning Spices

Losing weight can be a lot easier if you spice up your food.  Add these top five fat-burning spices to your diet to ramp up weight loss: 1. Garlic and 2. Onions;  These yummy foods contain phytoche…

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Simple Habits Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s, Says New Study

The notion of being able to prevent or minimize cognitive decline as we age by engaging in healthy lifestyle behaviors—exercising, eating right, staying mentally active—is both alluring and highly-deb…

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The Alzheimer’s Myth Most People Believe

Is Alzheimer's a normal part of aging? If you are someone who is prone to being swayed by public opinion (as opposed to science) you would answer this question incorrectly--with a "Yes"--along with…

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Height is a Factor in These 5 Diseases

My husband and I differ in height by 13 inches, and while I lament the challenges of being shorter, he reassures me that being taller is not always a picnic.  The reality is that there are benefits as…

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6 Everyday Habits for Better Brain Health

June 2014 is the first-ever Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, an ideal time for all of us to take stock of whether our daily routines are enhancing or degrading the health of the all-important or…

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6 Signs You Need to Eat More Fat

Look at the aisles of low-fat products in any grocery store, and it might be hard to believe that fat can actually be good for you. Fats can be just as vital to your health as your daily intake of veg…

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The Brain Benefits of Bilingualism

In an increasingly connected world, the everyday advantages of being able to speak multiple languages are easy to recognize. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, bilingualism…

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Real-Life Love Stories That Will Banish Your Inner Cynic (Video)

All too often, we walk around in a jaded mindset—making assumptions about the selfish motivations behind the actions of strangers, colleagues and acquaintances. Apart from being purely unproductive…

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Scientists Uncover Special Memory Trick for Seniors

We've all heard the "Those who can't do, teach," maxim. But based on the findings of a new University of Florida study, perhaps the better phrase would be "Those who can't remember, should teach." …

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