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Whiskey Is Healthy?

We all have that friend who consumes liberal amounts of red wine under the pretense, "Hey, it’s good for me." And yes, red wine has benefits, in moderation. One more time — IN MODERATION. But red w…

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Boost Metabolism While You Sleep

At times it seems like everyone is looking for an easy way to boost their metabolism and shed some pounds. We've been told to drink cold water before meals. Some say constant fidgeting is key. Some us…

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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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How Empathy Can Make You Colder, Literally

Just looking at someone who appears to be cold is enough to make us begin feeling cold ourselves, according to a University of Sussex study. Have you ever been stuck outside on a sweltering, muggy …

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Natural Remedy Could Help Treat Flu Symptoms

Flu season is definitely upon us. Everyone I talk to seems to be getting a nasty flu bug that’s been going around. If you’re among them, you’ll probably be thrilled with this exciting research. A S…

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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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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Cold & Flu?

'Tis the season for tissues, coughing and sneezing coworkers. While it's hard to avoid sick germs completely, arming yourself with a little knowledge (and vitamins C, D and E) may help ward off the dr…

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15 Best & Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Sick

Being sick is never fun. While reducing stress and getting plenty of sleep can help you get through a nasty bout of seasonal sickness, food can play an important role, too. Of course, some foods are b…

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Why You Should Probably Not Read the Magazines at Your Doctor’s Office

It’s something we do without really thinking about it—leafing through a magazine while we wait for our turn at the doctor’s clinic. But it may be a good idea to resist that habit. Instead, pop your…

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4 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

'Tis the season of holiday parties, frothy mugs of eggnog, sugary cookies, and plenty of good cheer. It is a lovely season, but once the new year arrives, many of us are filled with regret. The averag…

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Interesting, and I appreciate the non-judgemental tone.

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