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Sleep: An Ingredient for a Healthy Life

July 31, 2014 Zachari Breeding

Most people know to get enough sleep. But busy lifestyles, erratic work schedules, or even new children (and puppies) can keep someone from getting the sleep they need. Current research now shows a connection between

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The Wonders of Watermelon

July 30, 2014 Sara Haas

Watermelon season is upon us, and if you have no clue how to pick a ripe one, don’t feel bad — you’re not alone. It can be intimidating and slightly uncomfortable trying to figure out

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Drinking Your Calories: It All Adds Up

July 22, 2014 McKenzie Hall

Back in the '70s, liquid diets were hot — liquid meal replacements and diet shakes had just entered our lexicon. And today, with the popularity of juicing and a litany of beverage choices such as coffees,

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Kefir: A Party of Probiotics

July 17, 2014 Anne Cundiff

Do you eat food? Do you have a digestive tract? Have you ever been sick? Have you ever taken an antibiotic? Do you get heartburn or other related tummy issues? If you answered yes to

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Putting the “Smooth” in “Smoothie”

July 17, 2014 Marci Evans

Product Reviewed: Dynablend Horsepower Plus  As a dietitian, I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve been way behind the smoothie bandwagon. Sure, I’ve made smoothies before. But over the past year or so, juicing and blending

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Are Healthy Fats Making a Comeback?

July 15, 2014 Gina Lesako

A recent staple of Paula Deen’s kitchen — butter — graced the cover of TIME magazine earlier this summer. Fat became public enemy No. 1 in 1970 when Ancel Keys published a study demonizing fat by

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Lemon-Zested Blueberry Crisp

July 11, 2014 Kate Scarlata

There is nothing quite as tasty as a fresh-picked blueberry bursting in your mouth on a warm summer day. In fact, summertime berry picking is one of my most-loved warm weather traditions.  Today, I combined

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Celebrating National Pickle Month

July 10, 2014 Vanessa Oliver

What do Cleopatra, Aristotle, Shakespeare, Napoleon, Queen Elizabeth and Amerigo Vespucci have in common? They would all have been enthusiastic celebrants of July’s National Pickle Month. In fact, they would probably celebrate with relish. (See

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Wild Shrimp Tacos

July 9, 2014 Megan Wolf

Shrimp tacos are a summertime favorite in my house! This recipe can be made by grilling or sautéing marinated shrimp and assembling tacos with your favorite fixings. Also great for a crowd, there’s something for

Young woman with muesli bowl. Girl eating breakfast cereals with nuts, pumpkin seeds, oats and yogurt in bowl. Girl holding homemade granola. Healthy snack or breakfast in the morning.
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Do You Have Insulin Resistance?

July 7, 2014 Jill Weisenberger

I am fond of saying that prediabetes is not pre-problem. Rather it is the problem and proof that insulin resistance has been going on for some time. It’s a hint that a diagnosis of type

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SocialPro: How to Get Started on LinkedIn

July 5, 2014 Matt Alderton

What Is LinkedIn? LinkedIn is a 21st-century White Pages that lists not only members’ names, but also their jobs, education and skills. Essentially, your LinkedIn profile is a virtual resume that you can share with

July-August 2014

Shake It Up, Buttercup

July 1, 2014 Roberta Larson Duyff

In commercial creameries, butter making follows a similar process: Heavy cream is separated from whole milk by centrifugal force and churned vigorously until the membrane around milkfat breaks down, letting it emulsify naturally into a