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Wellness
Should you Snack Before Bed? According to Dieticians Probably Not, but Maybe.
If you snack at night, you are not alone. A recent survey by the International Food Information Council showed ...
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Wellness
Science Says, Short Naps are the Best Naps
Has this happened to you? You’ve awakened from a nap and felt more tired than you did before nodding ...
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Relaxation
Sleep Spray – The What, Why & How
On the nightstand next to the bed in our hotel room stood a sleek little bottle. A treat to ...

Living

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Wellness

Diaphragmatic Breathing – Help Yourself with This Simple Exercise

My kids are athletes – ten times over where I was in my prime – and are constantly looking for ways to boost their cardiovascular ...
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Health

Cold and Flu Season is Here – Boost Your Immune System with these Nutrient Rich Foods

They say food is the best medicine. With the arrival of cold and flu season, why not give your immune system the boost it needs? ...
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Wellness

A 10-Minute Breather – Yes, We Can All Use Some Zen

It’s easy to become overwhelmed. Stressors may appear from just about anywhere. The question is can we release the steam before the lid pops off? ...
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Hosting

I’ve Tested the Best Ways to Store Leftover Wine – And These Are My Favorites

You don’t have to pour money down the drain. And you don’t have to finish the bottle just because you don’t want it to go ...

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Packing

Don’t Travel Without These in Your Carry-On

We all hope for seamless travel. Your best bet, though, is to be prepared, anytime, anywhere, for anything. Delays, cancellations, and lost checked luggage are ...
Travel

How to Get Invited Back: 6 Ways to be a Stellar Houseguest

The holiday season is such a special time of year! Family and friends gather to enjoy good cheer, good food and quality time together. Though ...

Recipes We're Loving

Strawberry Crisp with Honey Vanilla Yogurt
This is one of those dishes that straddles between brunch fare and dessert course. Served with a honey sweetened Greek yogurt as called for in ...
Apricot Mimosa cocktail
Apricot Mimosa
Mimosa’s are fun, festive and require minimal effort, making for excellent party cocktails. But why not deviate from the norm? Since any sort of juice ...
Asparagus & Gruyere Tart
Spring cooking doesn’t get more simple than this gorgeous asparagus tart. Store-bought puff pastry means putting this together is a cinch- and fresh, in season ...
Kitchen

Game Day and Beyond – Recipes for Get-togethers

Whether you are planning on watching a game with friends, doing dinner and a movie at your place, or are just after fuss-free menu ideas, ...
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Kitchen

Red, White or Sweet – How Do I Choose the Right Onion?

I was in Oaxaca as part of a chef’s cooking intensive about 20 years ago. One of the most important tips I came away with ...
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Packing

Hitting the Road? Luggage Organizers Keep you Sane

I love parenting; I am constantly reminded that knowledge is a two way street. For as much guidance that I try to impart upon my ...
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Health

Why You Should Be Eating Brazil Nuts

I am a firm believer that when possible, getting your vitamins and minerals from food sources is the best way to go for optimal absorption ...