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Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme may be most famous for their uses as flavorings (and musical inspiration), but herbs and spices do much, much more than kick our food up a notch. Many common plants that we use to flavor…...

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During this time of year, it’s hard to not be jealous of the various squirrels, hedgehogs, possums, chipmunks, bats, skunks, lemurs, and other small mammals that lower their body temperatures and their metabolisms for the winter, napping in their burrows…...

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Unsure of what class to take? Looking at some of the schedules at yoga studios, you might find yourself confused as to what yoga classes would work for you. I’m often asked by friends or those that are getting ready…...

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What does food have to do with sleep? Quite a lot, actually. There are two chemicals in the brain that signal to our bodies when it’s time to go to sleep: seratonin and melatonin. The former shuts down the nervous…...

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by Lauren Mackler Self-empowerment can be defined in many different ways. I define it as knowing who you really are—your strengths and limitations, your interests and passions, and your goals and life purpose—and living a life that honors who you really…...

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If you’re like me, coconut conjures the taste of tropical drinks, Thai food, and, of course, the almighty Mounds bar. Health-food drink? Not so much. Until recently, that is. Lately, it seems that Hollywood has swapped its Smartwaters for the…...

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If you’re a woman, your grandmother probably told you more than a few times that ladies should always cross their legs when they sit down. But then, your grandmother also told you that if you cross your legs too much,…...

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When our physical health suffers, we go to the doctor for a physical checkup. But what about our minds? When was the last time you got a checkup for your mental health? The World Health Organization defines mental health as…...

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From time to time, a study comes across my desk that validates a long-held belief. This happened this past week. What interested me the most about this study was that it strongly contradicted what the mighty marketing arm of the…...

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Even people fortunate enough to have a job in today’s economy are unhappy at work. According to a recent survey by the Conference Board, less than half of American workers experience job satisfaction—the lowest level recorded by the research group…...

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