Can Chocolate Keep Your Memory Sharp?

 Can Chocolate Keep Your Memory Sharp?

Attention, chocolate lovers: Your favorite treat might protect you from age-related memory loss, according to a new study recently published in the medical journal Nature Neuroscience. In the study, Columbia University Medical Center scientists tested the brains and memories of 37 healthy adults in…

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Snacks That Make You Beautiful

Snacks That Make You Beautiful

Carrots and Hummus Carrots are considered one of the most nutritious foods because they promote healthy skin, teeth, and gums, have anti-aging properties, and can help cleanse the body. They are also filled with beta-Carotene, which protects the skin from sun damage, preventing wrinkles and spots.…

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Ways To Treat Stress

Ways To Treat Stress

Question Yourself Describe situations that make you anxious. Ask yourself why you were so distressed. What were your concerns? (I'll never get to the meeting ... I'll lose my job ... We'll have to sell the house ...) How might you think or act differently in the future to help you…

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Three Ways to Recapture the Girl You Used to Be

Three Ways to Recapture the Girl You Used to Be

1) Think about a small object or article of clothing you've kept over the years. Write down three things that you associate with it. Let's say the object you have in mind is a vase that you picked up at a gallery in Santa Fe when you were driving across the country with your senior-year…

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The Downfalls Of Standing Desks

The Downfalls Of Standing Desks

You've heard all the buzz: Standing desks are going to save a slouchy, weight-gaining generation of nine-to-fivers. And it's true they're a great way to counteract the serious side effects of sitting and ease pressure off your back. But as writer Gwynn Guilford recently found…

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The Guide To Your Real Heart Attack Risk

The Guide To Your Real Heart Attack Risk

1. Your family's heart-health history Genetics can work for or against you. 2. How autoimmune diseases affect risk Rheumatoid arthritis and lupus are linked to heart disease. 3. Your diet, exercise, and stress levels A healthy, low-stress life helps your heart. 4. If you've had…

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What It's Like To Regain Lost Weight

What It's Like To Regain Lost Weight

Five years ago, Frances Kuffel, a Brooklyn-based dog walker, became a real-life "biggest loser" after chronicling her 188-pound weight loss in her critically acclaimed memoir, Passing for Thin. The size-6 phenom (formerly size 32) became an instant It girl, landing a segment on Today and a profile…

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Foods That Reduce Stress Levels

Foods That Reduce Stress Levels

Reach for these items next time you're feeling under pressure, under the weather, or just too close to that breaking point. Munching on these stress-free foods will help pull you back into the game. Oranges A German study in Psychopharmacology found that vitamin C helps reduce stress and…

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Can An Apple A Day Keep The Doctor Away

Can An Apple A Day Keep The Doctor Away

If you want to feel fuller, longer, simply eat an apple. A Granny Smith to be exact. At least that's what a team of researchers from Washington State University is saying. While all apples are a good source of non-digestible compounds, Granny Smith's in particular can help…

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Does Your Smartphone Make You Sick

Does Your Smartphone Make You Sick

Smartphones The situation: Just as we were chatting on our iPhones about our Memorial Day weekends, the news broke: The World Health Organization had just classified radio frequency waves — the radiation we know most from cell phones — as "possibly carcinogenic." No new studies were…

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Get More Sleep And Energy

Get More Sleep And Energy

PART 1: SLEEP BETTER For the typical adult, there is, in fact, a key to happiness: more sleep. Sufficient shut-eye (seven to eight hours a day) is what wards off colds; lends the brain creativity, wit, and focus; strengthens the body; brightens the complexion; improves sex; and just plain makes…

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HIV Prevention In The Works

HIV Prevention In The Works

t's not unusual for sexually active women to worry about pregnancy and STIs. But, while there's a bevy of options available for women to prevent pregnancy (oral contraceptives, IUD's, and NuvaRing, to name a few), STIs can get a tad more complicated. Recent scientific…

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Ways To Burn 100 Calories

Ways To Burn 100 Calories

Pop gum in your mouth Even if you've told your kids to stop chomping on their gum, you'd be smart to keep chewing the stuff. Besides freshening breath, and sending a signal to yourself that you're finished eating, gum-chewing has a 150-pound woman blowing off 11 calories every 12…

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Ways You Might Be Sleeping Wrong

Ways You Might Be Sleeping Wrong

1. You only use your pillows for your head. If you sleep on your back, wedge one under your knees to take pressure off your lower back. Or if you sleep on your side, wedge a pillow underneath your top armpit to support your arm and one between your legs to keep your spine aligned: 2. You sleep…

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Why You Shouldn't Drink Warm Bottled Water

Why You Shouldn't Drink Warm Bottled Water

You may want to think twice before taking a sip from that plastic water bottle that's been sitting in your hot car. According to new research, really high temperatures can increase the amount of dangerous chemicals released from the bottle's plastic into the water. In the study,…

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Check With Your Eye Doctor Annually

Check With Your Eye Doctor Annually

Just because you have 20/20 vision doesn't mean you should skip a visit to the eye doctor.  Make sure to check in with your optometrist once a year. If you've had corrective eye surgery, you're at a higher risk for retinal detachment. Once your eyes are fixed, getting an eye…

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Cancer Fighting Foods You Should Eat Now

Cancer Fighting Foods You Should Eat Now

Consuming more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is a smart plan for cancer prevention, but there are some foods that may give you extra protection. Compared with those who don't drink tea, regular sippers (green, black, oolong, or white all count) are at a lower risk of certain cancers,…

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Snacks To Take On Your Hike

Snacks To Take On Your Hike

The following is a list of different snacks to bring along with you next time you spend a day hiking.  They will give your body more energy, and taste good. Energy Boosting Drink Mixes For an energy boost without caffeine jitters, look for ingredients such as these: green tea extract for…

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Frozen Entree Lunch Choices

Frozen Entree Lunch Choices

These lunchtime frozen entree choices can be purchased at your local supermarket.  They are affordable, cheap, low-calorie , and healthy. Ethnic Gourmet Chicken Tikka Masala For dessert, have 6 oz. Greek yogurt with ½ c. sliced strawberries and ½ tsp. honey Trader…

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