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Mind: A nature break is the perfet cure

Mind: A nature break is the perfet cure

| March 4, 2015

Is it time to take a nature break? Nature is too often overlooked as a cure for what ails you. When your life is traveling at light-speed and you can’t slow down the momentum, heading out to a local park and basking in the natural is bound to help. There have been studies to prove […]

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Gear Review: Solar chargers have arrived

Gear Review: Solar chargers have arrived

| March 3, 2015

About a decade ago, I bought a solar charger. It was an 8 x 6 inch plastic box with solar panels on top that was supposed to be capable of charging rechargeable batteries and electronic devices with USB adapters. My hope was that it would be able to charge batteries and my phone so I […]

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Sunday Meditation: Religion reconsidered

Sunday Meditation: Religion reconsidered

| March 1, 2015

  Most of us grow up believing our religion or our beliefs are good, generous and noble. So how did religion become such a divider of human kind that it is actually becoming justification for murdering innocent people? That’s the topic of our Sunday Mediation. When we’re children, most of us are taught to believe […]

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How to Make Healthy French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Syrup

How to Make Healthy French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Syrup

| February 27, 2015

A fun challenge when cooking your own meals is figuring out how to make them healthier without losing the one factor that counts most: Flavor. This Healthy French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Syrup recipe gave me the ability to eat one of my favorite occasional breakfast treats without worrying that I was eating a lot […]

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Health: Chronic pain plays a role in stealing sleep

Health: Chronic pain plays a role in stealing sleep

| February 26, 2015

A survey released today by the National Sleep Foundation found that pain is a key factor in the gap between the amount of sleep Americans say hey need and the amount they’re getting. On average, chronic pain steals 42 minutes of sleep a night, while acute pain robs sufferers of 14 minutes of sleep. Many […]

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Mind: Music therapy to treat the blues

Mind: Music therapy to treat the blues

| February 25, 2015

This time of year, it’s pretty easy to fall into a funk without even realizing it. I found myself in one last week, for no apparent reason. I wasn’t sure how I was going to snap out of it, then I stumbled onto an uplifting song that had my mind soaring in no time. Have […]

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Health: Do you wash your hands after using a public restroom?

Health: Do you wash your hands after using a public restroom?

| February 24, 2015

Being healthy isn’t a great mystery. You need to eat a healthy diet, participate in regular aerobic and strength training exercise, participate in activities that lift your spirit and challenge your mind, and get adequate rest. Oh, and practice good hygiene, like handling food properly, brushing and flossing your teeth, and washing your hands after […]

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Exercise: What to do in the event of accidental overuse

Exercise: What to do in the event of accidental overuse

| February 23, 2015

It happens. You get caught up in the moment during your regular exercise session, a competition, or even at a music festival. You’re having such a good time that you forget your body has its limits and you accidentally over use it. The result? Extreme soreness or injury. How should you treat accidental overuse? The […]

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Sunday Meditation: What if you’ve arrived?

Sunday Meditation: What if you’ve arrived?

| February 22, 2015

One of the hardest things  in life to recognize is when you’ve actually, for the most part, reached your destination — you’ve become the person you wanted to be. That’s the subject of today’s Sunday Meditation. We all strive to become a certain kind of person in life. Most of us want to be wise, […]

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Diet: Your Health Depends on the Choices You Make

Diet: Your Health Depends on the Choices You Make

| February 20, 2015

With the impending release of the government’s dietary recommendations, arguments are breaking out over whether the committee of experts that wrote the guidelines went too far or not far enough to promote public health. The most radical changes they’re making to the existing recommendations is a loosening of the strict limits on cholesterol intake. Otherwise, […]

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