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How to Quickly Lose Weight

September 4th, 2012

You've probably been told countless times that fad diets don't work - whether it's cutting out carbs or drinking nothing but lemon juice and chili powder for two weeks, most of these diets may help you cut down a few pounds, but you're going to have a hard time keeping that weight off once you go back to your normal habits. If you want to lose weight quickly and permanently,...

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How To Make a Great Trail Mix Recipe

August 31st, 2012

Trail mix is the ultimate grab-and-go food. Its ability to fit in any portable container or bag makes it highly convenient for road trips, picnics or outdoor excursions. While you can always opt for a store-bought mix, you'll get more for your money if you personalize it to your taste buds' preferences. Here are some tips for concocting the perfect trail mix that's both...

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Exercises That Will Benefit You on the Tennis Court

August 29th, 2012

If you've just started playing tennis and you're looking to improve your game, there are a variety of ways that you can better your game by working out off the court. Here are a few exercises you might want to regularly introduce to your workout routine. Lunges According to OptimumTennis.net, lunges are vital in tennis because many times, as you go to hit a shot, you'll...

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Natural Bug and Pest Repellents

August 29th, 2012

As the summer months become numbered, you might be tempted to maximize the last of the warm weather by spending evenings outdoors. But you won't be alone outside - pests like mosquitoes are bound to appreciate your company as well by getting a taste of you. While you may usually opt for a commercial bug spray, that might not be the best option. According to GreenYour.com, many...

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How to Make Bedtime Easier for Children

August 28th, 2012

In many households, the announcement of bedtime is accompanied by screams, tears and plenty of protests. Kids just don't like going to bed, especially when they see their older siblings and parents staying up later. Instead of letting them stay up late and risk having a bad day tomorrow, use these tips inspired by WebMD to ease them into a more peaceful bedtime routine. 1....

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Cool Tips for Keeping Your Freezer in Order

August 23rd, 2012

Whether you use your freezer to keep your favorite foods fresh or preserve your leftovers for a later date, sometimes that useful space can get cramped. Fortunately, by following these useful organizing tips, you can create more room in your freezer so everything is in order and easily accessible.Keep shapes togetherIt can be tempting to stuff things into your freezer as soon...

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Tips For Establishing a Good Workout Routine

August 23rd, 2012

If you're looking to shed some weight and get in shape, it's a good idea to establish a workout routine that suits you so you stay committed and see the results you want. Here are a few helpful tips for coming up with the right fitness plan.Do what you enjoyThe first step in establishing a good workout routine is picking an activity that you enjoy. This'll make getting in...

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The Freezer — Keeping You Healthy and Saving You Money

August 22nd, 2012

While reaching into the freezer for that pint of ice cream or bag of frozen fruit might be second nature by now, you may not realize how beneficial the appliance is for health, wallets and calendars.Saves moneyWe live in a society of excess in which useful items are discarded without a second thought every day. Freezers harness our tendency to waste and help preserve those...

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Living With Lactose Intolerance

August 22nd, 2012

Lactose intolerance is the inability to properly digest lactose, which is a sugar found in milk and other dairy products. It occurs when the intestines don't produce enough of the enzyme called lactase, which helps the body absorb lactose. Lactose intolerance can occur at any point in one's life, and it's very common in Americans, according to PubMed Health. The condition...

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The Benefits of Eating Foods That Are in Season

August 22nd, 2012

In the age of the supermarket and efficient produce transportation, the idea of eating food that's in season may seem antiquated. If you can have apples at any time, what's the point of waiting until the summer to pick up a bushel? As it turns out, there's quite a bit of difference between an apple in June and one in December. For instance, according to the World's Healthiest...

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