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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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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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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 ...


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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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 ...

Recipes We're Loving

Grilled Caribbean Chicken & Coconut Rice
Make this dish for your family on the weekend or scale up to feed a crowd. Marinate the chicken for at least two hours, but ...
Chocolate Crusted Key Lime Bars
When in doubt, add chocolate – it’s the flavor you didn’t know your limes were missing. With a crunchy cookie base, these puckery lime bars ...
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 ...
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Weeknight Dinners – Full on Flavor, Low on Fuss

When you hear “weeknight meal,” what does that mean to you? Of course there’s no one-size fits all answer. To me, it means a meal ...
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The Real Dill – How Do I Get Started Pickling at Home?

The buzz is everywhere. Eating fermented foods is great for your gut health. But what sorts of foods are fermented, and how can you incorporate ...
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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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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 ...

10 Tips for Hosting a Dinner Party

It’s one of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday night… gathering with friends and family around my dinner table, enjoying good food and good company.