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5 Effective Ways to Warm Up Cold Hands and Feet

Are your hands and feet always "frozen" in winter? One of the obvious causes for this is the cold season, which slows down circulation. To get the blood flowing better, here are some easy tricks t…

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6 Tips For Taking Great Winter Photos

[caption id="attachment_1296572" align="alignleft" width="443" caption="Blue Mountain, NS (Photo by Doug van Hemessen/NCC staff)"][/caption] Blue Mountain outside Halifax, Nova Scotia, December 27,…

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5 of Canada’s Favorite Winter Birds

Winter can be a cold, bleak and depressing time of year, yet there is incredible beauty, if you know where to look. Birds that are usually hidden by dense foliage are revealed by the starkness of the …

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How to Tell If Your Cold or Flu is Serious

The flu virus is now widespread across much of the United States. Nearly 3% of the population is currently sick with the flu, emergency rooms are overloaded and some areas are even experiencing vaccin…

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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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5 Reasons to Love the Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice, the first official day of winter, often gets short-shrift due to its proximity to Christmas and the fact that many people are often buried in snow and ice, and fighting the bitter col…

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A Ridiculously Simple Way to Keep Your House Warm

  In the winter, bitterly cold temperatures can take a major hit on your utility bills. But what's the alternative -- freeze? Wear gloves and a hat to bed? It doesn't have to be that way, thou…

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3 Warm Apple Recipes for a Cold Day

The comfort of apples on a freezing day... few pleasures rival it. I am currently reading a beautiful book titled From the Apple Orchard by Lee Jackson. It contains a treasury of charming apple recipe…

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The Perfect Winter Soup (Recipe)

  It's cold out there! Warm yourself up with this soup. This quick and easy butternut squash soup is perfect for a busy weeknight supper. Butternut Squash Soup with Gruyere-Sage Breadcrumbs…

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7 Fruits and Vegetables That Boost Your Immune System

  With cold and flu season just around the corner, now it's more important than ever to get your immune system in the best shape you can. Getting enough sleep and exercise, and keeping your st…

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