Thursday, December 18, 2014

How and What to Pack for a Sightseeing Trip

October 28, 2014 by  
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After months of saving, you finally booked that sightseeing trip that you’ve always dreamed of. Whether you’re backpacking across Europe or taking a car trip through South America, you’ll need to know what to pack before you go. Packing these …

Fruit 101: A Brief Guide to the Fruit Food Group

May 27, 2014 by  
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You know the common ones: apples, bananas, oranges, and a few others. But what else qualifies as a fruit? There are a few things about the fruit group that might surprise you! Here are a few interesting facts about fruit

Improve Your Health in Five Minutes

February 25, 2014 by  
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Running a mile or cooking a nutritious meal require a chunk of time, but there are a number of other things you can do to improve your health that take fewer than five minutes. These simple tips from the Centers …

Find Your Body Mass Index with This Online Calculator

December 23, 2013 by  
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Body Mass Index is oftentimes much more helpful than your weight in determining your overall health. If you’re unsure of your BMI and want to assess your obesity-related health risk, this simple online calculator from the National Heart, Lung, and …

Avoiding a Winter Slump

January 31, 2012 by  
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Exercise routines can fall by the wayside in the deep winter months, as short days and inclement weather restrict our access to the outside world. Stay active year round with these ideas for at-home indoor exercise:

Try some exergaming
Motion …

A Little Something – Five Great Trifles

November 8, 2011 by  
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Trifles are coming back into fashion in the dessert world. If you’ve never had one, they’re layered treats made with candied fruit, cream, and spongecake, usually presented in a clear dish so you can better admire the visual splendor of …

Brilliant Breads: Fun Baking Ideas

October 25, 2011 by  
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Let’s be frank: plain bread isn’t that good for you! It packs a carbohydrate load but wheat flour lacks many essential vitamins and minerals. Thankfully, there are many ways to make bread with added ingredients that not only taste delicious, …

Get in Shape With a Couch to 5K Program

September 22, 2010 by  
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Getting in shape (and the motivation to exercise, period) is no easy feat. For many, there is always an excuse as to why today is NOT the day to throw on the old sneakers and hit the gym. So why …