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Not So Appetizing Ingredients in Everyday Foods

July 28th, 2014

Unfortunately, modern food processing practices are meant to increase the shelf life of products above anything else. This means that unsavory ingredients may be sneaking their way into your diet through your favorite supposedly-healthy foods without you even realizing they're there. Food manufacturers feel they need to use unhealthy preservatives because there is no...

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A Guide To Basic First Aid Tips

July 28th, 2014

Emergencies can happen at any time and it is important to be prepared. Knowledge of basic first aid is an important skill to have, especially if you are the caretaker for children or the elderly. By learning just a few simple techniques, you could prevent a potentially disastrous situation.Build your first-aid kit It is important to have access to a basic first-aid kit....

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How To Soothe Bug Bites Naturally

July 28th, 2014

Nothing can ruin a beautiful day and drive you inside faster than an infestation of bugs. Whether it be spiders, mosquitos or any other insect, no one wants to stay out with them around. In addition to being a general nuisance, many bugs bite or sting. They can leave behind painful or itchy red welts. Bug bites can be hard to avoid when spending time outside, but there are...

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Margarine vs. butter: Which is healthier?

June 30th, 2014

In today's world, it can be difficult to make food choices based on health. It seems as though every night news anchors are reporting something different, contradicting what that they have previously said. One of the biggest questions that many have is about the effects of butter on our bodies. Some people, although they love it, will forgo their butter and bread for...

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Close by Companions - Tips for Being a Good Neighbor

June 30th, 2014

The term "neighbors" should mean more than just a group of people who live in the same neighborhood. It should mean close friends who live nearby and can be relied on. In order to establish this friendly feeling in your community, consider a few of these tips.Find something in common CBS noted that a good way to become acquainted with your neighbors is to find...

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Antioxidants And Other Health Benefits Of Blueberries

June 23rd, 2014

We're so used to hearing that the foods we love are likely to make us sick that the health benefits of blueberries are almost too good to be true. What other berries are used in so many delicious foods? Blueberry pancakes and muffins, a sweet sauce added to ice cream or just eaten by the handful - these are favorites year-round, not just during summer when blueberries are...

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Face Your Fears About Going To The Dentist

June 17th, 2014

For some children, stepping into a dentist's chair can seem like a scene from a monster movie. All they see is ominous-looking machinery hovering above them while they sit in a chair that's much too big for them. In such an uncomfortable position, they're probably feeling there's no way to escape.This is hardly a happy memory from childhood, so it's no...

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3 Natural Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away This Season

June 11th, 2014

It's summer! That means it's time to open windows and enjoy the sunshine. Unfortunately, it is also time for mosquitoes to start coming out. Nothing can drive people indoors faster than a swarm of those annoying pests, because no one likes to deal with the swollen, itchy, red bites that come along with this time of year. Fight off those mosquitoes with some great...

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Sun Safety: The Importance Of Wearing Sunglasses

June 2nd, 2014

Sunglasses aren't just a summertime accessory anymore. On this, experts agree - it's just as important to wear sunglasses in winter when bright sunlight can cause snow glare and obstruct a clear view as it is to practice sun safety throughout the year.The sun's ultraviolet rays are present regardless of the season and are a primary contributor to the...

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Make Healthy Meal Plans with Yogurt Recipes

May 14th, 2014

What's the key to creating healthy meal plans that contain yogurt? Look for the words "low fat."Too often, people are tempted by the array of fruit-flavored yogurt, some with nut and granola toppings, others with fruit sauce on the bottom. But these versions of yogurt and the denser Greek varieties can be high in sugar content - as much as 26 grams of sugar...

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