If you've ever scratched your arm or leg and left a trail of white flakes (who hasn't?), then you’ve seen the effects of dry skin. While uncomfortable, dry skin usually isn’t "serious," but it can make a formerly-smooth... Read more
As we race against the clock in our overscheduled, fast-paced world, convenience often trumps common sense. Although we know that processed foods probably aren't the best choice for our health, we assume they're a necessary evil—and if... Read more
These days, an increasing number of health-conscious consumers are choosing to eat fish for its heart-healthy benefits. The American Heart Association recommends that adults eat fish twice a week to meet their needs for omega-3 fatty acids, but how d... Read more
Diet advice is everywhere—in the newspaper, the new government guidelines, and on the SparkPeople site. "Limit sweets, cut down on sugary foods, and decrease consumption of refined carbohydrates," it says. So, bold words like &quo... Read more
Have you noticed that every magazine you pick up lately has advertisements for the many ways we can look younger than our chronological years? There are ads for injections and creams to remove our wrinkles, surgery to zap away our fat, and hair... Read more
Weigh your food to make sure you're putting in the right amounts, guessing can often make you think you're eating less than you are. Also try to make sure you at least hit your minimum, going under can be just as bad as over. Welcome back! :)... Read more
Welcome! Make sure you weigh your food, guessing is inaccurate and usually leads to eating more than you think you are. Also try not to go below your minimum, it can be as bad as going over. Best of luck with reaching your goals! :)... Read more
The whole post-quit food craziness can be the worst part. The first time I quit smoking I put on 10kg from just replacing them with food. Keep yourself distracted as much as you can, it's more breaking the habits than anything else. 2 years quit here... Read more
Firstly, are you weighing your food? Guessing can be off by a lot and end up with you eating far more than you think. If you are, are you at least hitting the minimum calories? Going under is as bad as going over and puts your body in starvation mode... Read more
I love bright colors & black clothes, but I don't like seeing them fade and get dull. What I do is on the first wash, I put the new garment in the washer with 1 cup of white vinegar. This sets the dye and prevents fading. You can but don't have t... Read more
A symbol of rebirth and renewal, eggs are closely associated with spring and Easter. Dyeing these iconic orbs is a popular spring pastime that yields a beautiful decoration, protein-packed treat.With so many people interested in making their own heal... Read more
I grew up with a native black walnut tree in my back yard. Its ugly green corrugated round fruit would ripen and eventually fall in our yard each year serving as a routine lawn-mowing hazard. My brothers liked to use them to practice their baseball p... Read more
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