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Wednesday Trivia: A Better Breakfast Equals Less Snacking

You know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But new research shows it’s not enough just to eat something: If you want to stay full all day (and avoid unhealthy snacking), you need to eat foods high in protein—specifically, 35 grams worth of it. A new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found […]

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A Natural Remedy for Canker Sores

Canker sores are one of the most obnoxious ailments, and quite painful, too. And the over-the-counter medicines to treat them are often just as painful. Thankfully, there’s a good natural remedy—clove oil. Simply swap a bit of the oil on the canker sore to help relieve the pain. It’s also a natural antibacterial agent, so it will help the sore […]

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4 Questions to Answer Before Going to the Doctor

If you’re the type who gets flustered when you go to the doctor, be prepared next time by being able to answer these four questions. Not only will they help you clearly explain your symptoms to your doctor, but they will let him or her know why exactly you thought your issue warranted a visit. 1. When did you first […]

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Wednesday Trivia: The Number One Cause of Stress

Mind, a nonprofit in the UK, surveyed 2,000 individuals to find out what stresses them out most. And the answer is (drumroll please)….work! (Turns out a lot of us are having trouble convincing ourselves that our daily toil is “just a job.”) About 34 percent of participants said they consider their job very stressful. Money problems took second place (30 percent […]

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Surprising Tax Day Statistics

Think tax day is stressful? You’re not alone. Check out these surprising tax statistics, and tell us in the comments what you find most anxiety producing about tax day.     – 4 in 10: The number of people who think that cutting their own hair is less risky than filing their own taxes. – 1/2: The proportion of tax […]

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20 Delicious Smoothie Recipes

Once the weather starts getting warmer (and I’m hoping it does here soon in NYC. C’mon Spring!), I start switching my hot oatmeal for a cold smoothie for breakfast. I’m on the hunt for some new flavor combinations this year, and here are the ones I’m going to be trying: Ginger, Berries & Oats from Cooking Light Superpower Morning Smoothie […]

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Why Dreams Can be So Strange

What’s the strangest dream you’ve ever had? I had a pretty crazy recurring one when I was a kid, though the details of it are lost to me now. What makes those nighttime visions so strange? Your prefrontal cortex is actually the culprit. When you sleep—and hit that REM stage—your prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for logic and reasoning, goes […]

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Wednesday Trivia: Why Losing Sleep Means Gaining Weight

How much weight do you think you’d gain if you slept for only five hours a night, instead of nine?  A new study from the University of Colorado at Boulder has found the answer, and it’s significant: You’d gain about two pounds in a mere five days. For the study, researchers monitored 16 healthy adults in a controlled hospital setting, […]

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A Surprising Benefit of Drinking Milk

We all know drinking milk can help us develop strong bones, but did you know it can also fight garlic breath? A study published in the Journal of Food Science showed if you drink milk while eating a garlicky dish, you’re much less likely to develop “malodorous” breath when you’re done. All kinds of milk work well, but whole fat […]

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3 Morning Mistakes That Slow Down Metabolism from PopSugar.com

Spring is right around the corner, meaning, so are shorts, T-shirts, and bathing suits. No more fleece jackets, baggy sweats, and boots to cover the winter layer has been accumulating underneath. I’ve been doing some fitness research today and stumbled across an interesting article from our friends at PopSugar.com titled, “3 Morning Mistakes that Slow Down Metabolism.” According to the post, eating breakfast too late is, “one of […]

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