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How Your Date of Birth May Affect Your Mood & Behavior

What is it that makes you a "born pessimist" or "incurable optimist?" Why do some of us feel low more often than others, while some breeze along life with a smile? Of course, the genes we inherit f…

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Asparagus with Gremolata

I look forward to asparagus season all year. But, after a while, roasting or grilling up some spears with a little olive oil and salt and pepper can get a bit tired. That's why I like this recipe so …

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Love to Garden? Here’s Your May ‘To-Do’ List!

May is the month to get out in the garden! To help plan for the season, I've put together this guide---what to plant, harvest and care for during this month. Here in the northwest suburbs of Chicago,…

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Essential Spring Cleaning for Your Body & Mind

Spring is finally upon us! After the long, dark doldrums of winter, you may be feeling a little less spritely than you did before the eternal frost. You may be moving more sluggishly, fitting more tig…

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Shaved Asparagus & Parmesan Salad (Recipe)

I'm not offering any suggested adaptations or substitutes for this dreamy salad -- it's just so perfect on its own! With such a short ingredient list, it's important to find the best asparagus you can…

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Braised Leeks and Artichokes (Recipe)

I like to serve this both as a side dish and as an appetizer, with sliced bread as an accompaniment. It really celebrates the bounty of spring; want to up the ante? Add peas, green beans, fresh fennel…

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What Your Gym Exercise is Missing

Taking your workout outside isn't just a great way to enjoy the spring weather that looks like it's finally here to stay (fingers crossed!). It also may be more beneficial to your health than exercisi…

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14 Beautiful Tree Branch Crafts

Spring is here, and in a lot of places that means blustery days. Have those spring winds felled some tree branches in your neighborhood? Harvest some of that fallen lumber and get crafty! We've got 14…

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6 Super Spring Detox Foods

Living in a northern climate often means a long chilly break from fresh produce. By December, produce in the grocery store is looking questionable. By February, fruits and vegetables are low on flavor…

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16 DIY Container Garden Ideas

Need some spring garden inspiration? Check out these 16 DIY container garden ideas to get you started. I can't tell you how happy I am that spring is finally here! Winter is not my favorite season, a…

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