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The Surprising Impact Sunlight Has On Your Weight

For the first time, a study reports the timing, intensity, and duration of your light exposure throughout the day is linked to your weight. A team from Northwestern Medicine led the study which was pu…

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23 Hot Health Tips For The Cold Winter

Winter brings the cold and snow. This can be stressful for us on many levels. We may notice an increase in things like dryness, body pains, lethargy, coughs, flus and even depression. Have you noti…

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4 Tricks to Outsmart the Winter Blues

Daylight Savings Time is upon us. That means the holiday season is coming, but that also brings along the cold, dark, shortened days of winter. For many people, this can be a depressing time of year; …

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Trouble Sleeping? Get More Sunlight

The key to a better night's sleep may be right outside your window. A recent study showed that office workers who had a window with a view outside had a better quality of sleep than those who worked i…

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6 Advantages to Buying Your Food at the Farmers’ Market

With all the dirt being dug up about some of my favorite health food companies supporting No on Prop. 37, I was starting to feel betrayed. "No, Santa Cruz Organic! Not you too," I thought, when I firs…

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How to Rescue Your Sun-Damaged Hair

Good job--you're wearing sunblock. But did you know that the sun's rays can also damage your hair and put your scalp at risk for skin cancer? Watch this to learn how to protect your locks.…

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Adorable Pets in the Sun (Reader Photos)

With less than a month left of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, we—and our animals!—are making the most out of these last rays of warm sunlight. In celebration of the end of summer, we asked you …

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Catching the Tail End of Summer: Call for Pet Photos!

It's the dog days of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and all of us are looking to enjoy that extra sun—especially our animal companions! In honor of this time of year, we're putting together a s…

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4 Sunny Activities for Summer Stress Relief

Everyone looks forward to summer outdoor fun, and you may even feel your energy pick up when you head outside, but it's not just a summer state of mind. It has been proven that the sun can improve you…

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Everything You Need To Know About Skin Cancer (Infographic)

Summer brings bright sun and warm weather. To celebrate, we trade sweaters and boots for tank-tops and sandals. After being cooped up all winter long, it feels great to shed these heavy layers and fee…

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Sounds yummy. Seems like a nice summer meal.

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