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Searchable Recipes   The Department of Healthy and Human Services has a variety of healthy recipes sorted in almost every way imaginable: breakfast, lunch, and dinner; appetizers and desserts; vegetarian, fish, and meat; soups and salads; even by how long it takes to prepare. Dig in at www.health...
12/23/2009
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The Power of Prunes.   The fiber in dried plums is known for helping regulate digestion. But it turns out prunes may help build better bones too. Laboratory studies have shown that compounds in dried fruit enhance the body's ability to mineralize and build bone.   The American Legion Magazine
12/23/2009
What is cyberbulling?   Online bullying comes in many forms. Cyberbullies flood their targets with nasty e-mails or text messages. They set up websites devoted to attacking their victims or spared rumors and personal attacks via chat rooms. A clever harasser can even steal another teen's user nam...
12/23/2009
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Only In America   Two Wyoming junior high school girls who threw fries at each other during lunchtime have been cited by police for "hurling missiles." Laramie Junior High has recently been abuzz with rumors of an imminent food fight, explained Police Chief Bob Deutach, and the principal had warn...
12/22/2009
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I have learned that people will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But, people will never forget how you made them feel. * Always, always always acknowledge someone's negative feelings right away, if they have them. This allows the person to feel heard and understood and creat...
12/22/2009
How can you green your kitchen?   Tame the room's biggest energy hog: the refrigerator. First, make sure the temp isn't to low. The fridge should be at 37 degrees. Then do a little fridge feng shui: Don't stuff it, but make sure it's adequately stocked so it doesn't  have to work hard to cool emp...
12/22/2009
Recently I have had several customers ask... what are loan points? I thought this was common knowledge... but here goes... Points are interest paid in advance to reduce the rate on a loan. One point is equal to 1% of the mortgage amount. The general rule is that 1 point is worth 1/8 of 1% off the...
12/21/2009
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Wise Up As your waist expands, your brain contracts. Obese people have 8 percent less brain tissue then those with a normal BMI, new research reveals. "Once your brain volume decreases by 10 percent, you begin to show symptoms of Alzheimer's," says researcher Paul Thompson, Ph.D., professor of ne...
12/18/2009
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The Fat Trap   Reaching for a third helping? Palmitic acid, a type of saturated  fat in butter, cheese and red meat, blocks satiety hormones and increases appetite, new research shows. "After three days of eating this type of fat, your brain pays less attention to the signals to stop eating," say...
12/18/2009
If I've given extravagant gifts in the past, do I have to continue the tradition? You should only think about two things when you think about price--your budget and your relationship to the person. What I give my sister might be different than what I give to my coworker. The other thing is, you d...
12/18/2009
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