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We typically hear about the health problems — most notably diabetes — that ensue when blood sugar is too high and our bodies can’t cope anymore. But just as it can get too high, sugar can also drop...
effectiveness of insect repellents
No, it’s not how we’d like to smell either (although some claim to be odorless or even smell good), but if you’re going to be in buggy areas anytime soon, it couldn’t hurt to spray yourself down. And...
Cooler full of beer
It’s time to hit the beach, and that means packing a cooler. What else do you need besides beer and ice, right? Well, not so fast. The last thing you want when you’re at the beach is having to trek...
Bear in the wildnerness
Many of us love nature, but how many of us could truly survive in the outdoors left to our own devices? Find out if you'll conquer the wilderness, or end up tripping on mushroom and berries.
Summer comes with consequences, and one of those is that pesky nuisance that sees you as a refreshing blood smoothie: the mosquito. Whether they launch a ninja assault on you as soon as you head...
Parsnips on a cutting board
Parsnips may look like bleached carrots, but that’s because they are in the same family as their orange cousins. While carrots bring on the beta-carotene, parsnips also pack a powerful nutritional...
At diner table with plate of food and smartphone
When it comes to weight loss, following a healthy diet is just as important as exercise. The question many people face: What exactly do we put in our mouths for optimal results?
Closeup of water kefir
A lot of buzzwords get bandied about when it comes to nutrition, chief among them the term “superfood,” and it’s no different for kefir. Both types of kefir — milk kefir and water kefir — are...
Eye makeup
While coughing coworkers and sneezing citizens on the sidewalk may seem like the biggest source of illness, we are actually exposed to a number of hidden germs throughout the day. It is these hidden...
Short woman with tall man
You would be foolish to think that there is no difference between the diet of a 5-foot tall woman and her 6-foot friend. So what tips can help each of us — long or petite — stay on track? Let’s...

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