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The Benefits of Growing Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has been on my mind since I spoke with a non-gardening friend recently. He was tentatively interested in growing a few houseplants. At that point all the windowsills and side tables in my ho…

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9 Unique Ways to Enjoy the Healing Powers of Dark Chocolate

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Except in the case of dark chocolate. Sure, chocolate’s exquisitely decadent. But its primary ingredient, cocoa, has triple the antioxidants of gree…

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Why Happier Wives Have Healthier Husbands

The "happy wife, happy life" adage has been around for decades, but new research shows that there may be a kernel of truth to this oft-cited wisdom. After analyzing the responses of nearly 400 olde…

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9 Ways to Protect You & Your Kids from Lead Poisoning

Lead is one of those insidious toxic substances that can show up where it is least expected, then do damage that is irreversible. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, no safe blood lead …

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10 Unusual Uses for Pepper

Pepper does a lot more than spice up your salads and meat. The vitamin-rich spice, prized by ancients and moderns alike, has many health and household uses, too. Pepper as Health Aid 1. Deconges…

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18 Easy Food Swaps to Save Money

If there was one sound that rose above all others at the grocery checkout line last year, it was this: Ouch! When your grocery budget is under assault, it's easy to succumb to panic ("Nine dollars a…

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8 Habits Your Body Loves

Would you like to be healthy and full of delightful energy? Do you dream of looking hotter than the noonday sun? This sounds like an infomercial pitch, but it's really a pitch proposing a handful of s…

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Public Schools ‘Force’ Students to Go Meatless on Mondays

Schools around the world and across the U.S. have been implementing Meatfree Mondays for over two decades in an effort to highlight healthy meals that are meatfree. Some call it compassionate eating, …

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4 Breathing Techniques to Ease Anxiety

Controlled breathing techniques can help you calm your mind and even ease the physical symptoms of anxiety. Next time you're stressed, try these breathing techniques! Related: Yoga for Concentra…

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Sunlight’s Strange Effect on Suicide Rates

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is now responsible for more than 39,000 deaths per year, and is preventable. In fact, most people who consider suicide do not actually attempt t…

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