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Healthy Aging

Why Laughter Really is the Best Medicine

My loved ones and I often use humor to get us through difficult situations. And I have wondered if we are, in fact, all insensitive jerks -- or if we are just helping our own healing process. Just …

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Quiet Joy Italian Vegetable Eggplant Sandwiches

Add a twist to your standard sandwich: Rather than using bread, try crisping up eggplant with olive oil and breadcrumbs. Then fill the "sandwich" with a delicious pesto, tomato and mushroom combo. Del…

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Maintain A Willingness to Embrace Change in Life

An undeniable truth about the physical universe is that change is constant. From the tiniest known particles on Earth to an estimated 500 billion galaxies in our universe, everything is in motion. All…

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Don’t Be Fooled by These 6 ‘Healthy’ Snacks

The grocery store is filled with snacks that tout themselves as healthy, natural, and smart. But, many of these packaged snack foods can be quite misleading. Here are 6 common snack foods that aren't …

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The Scary Truth About In-Home Care Workers

Abigail assumed she had everything under control. Her elderly mother was beginning to get confused and she feared that it was an early sign of dementia. Or worse – Alzheimer’s! But she wasn’t ready – …

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The Unexpected Best Time of Day to Exercise

If you’re looking to lose weight or improve your health, you may be trying to do everything in your power to ensure your success: you eat right, sleep well, exercise daily. You may have even wondered …

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10 Reasons to Eat More Carrots

Carrots are more than a tasty addition to soups, salads and juices. They are also good for your body’s overall health, especially that of the skin, eyes, digestive system and teeth! So if the sweet…

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Xenohormesis: What Doesn’t Kill Plants May Make Us Stronger

A new concept, called xenohormesis, has arisen to explain the mystery of why so many plant molecules interact with and modulate key regulators of our physiology in ways that are beneficial to our heal…

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The Healing Power of Trees

I’ve had the good fortune to live in a wide range of places: in the city, in the rainforest, in the desert, in a canyon, in the mountains, beside the ocean, and numerous other places. I learned a lot …

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102-Year-Old Woman Falls in Love With Shelter Cat

We’ll leave you this Friday with a happy adoption story. Iona, who’s 102 years old, found the perfect match when her son brought her to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Texas. She said she need…

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