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4 Incredible Benefits of Cumin Seeds, and How to Include Them in Your Diet

In India, we use cumin seeds in our cooking almost as liberally as we do salt and pepper. In addition to spicing up my dals and curries childhood upward, cumin also played healer when I suffered from …

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2 Quick & Zesty Chutneys That Fight Off Cold & Flu

 In Northern India, where I live, most meals are incomplete without a side of chutney or pickle. Growing up, I took the chutneys on our table for granted, liberally spooning them on to my plate or sco…

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Tips for the Decision-Making Process

Decision-making is the “reasoning” process we use to select a course of action from among any number of possibilities. Making a decision either can involve a period of deliberation or seemingly none a…

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A Delicious Soup That Fights The Cold & Flu

Winter might slow us down in general, but it can make the nose run. Body ache, fatigue, colds and flu are, alas, a bane of the cold months all over the country. Traditional advice on how to fight s…

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Achieving Peace & Love in Your Life

We have endlessly tried to bring peace to the world, creating organizations like the UN and NATO. We’ve had treaties and summits, and scores of meetings and programs, but still there are so many confl…

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The Nature of Stress – 2 Key Indicators

What is stressful for some, may be exciting, even invigorating for others. Think of the high dive, a colossal roller coaster or a ride down the rapids. Perhaps these all might cause some trepidation i…

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Ease Your Anxiety About the New Year

Given the state of the world today it’d be totally understandable if you've been dreading the new year and whatever might happen next, instead of feeling joyful and full of anticipation. Yet a new …

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Which Coffee Type is Easier on the Stomach: Light or Dark Roast?

Does coffee brew up irritation in your  stomach or give you heartburn? If yes, you are not alone—studies say more than 40 million people in America are forced to stay off coffee because of these probl…

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Childhood Obesity and Emotional Eating

When I was in grade school, one of my classmates was greatly overweight. Michael was an easy target for teasing and bullying. He couldn't run very well and always did poorly in gym class. He was shy, …

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The Machine That Is As Dirty As a Public Toilet Seat

It is a machine we use regularly and take for granted as a convenient facility, not much else. But did you know: the ubiquitous ATM machine harbors as many germs as the average public toilet seat. …

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