April 2012
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5 Ways You Could Be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss...
Many well-meaning dieters unknowingly sabotage their own weight loss efforts – are you one of them? Here are 5 surprising ways you could be forcing your body to hold onto the extra pounds – even when you’re doing everything else right. Not Eating Enough It’s a little counter-intuitive, but by restricting too much, you could risk putting your body into severe starvation mode, which causes you to...
Apr 29th
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Fast Food America-Revolutionized Unhealthy Eating
The amount of food we were and are ingesting when the movie Super Size me premiered in 2004 was and is horrendous. How this affects our lives and our children’s lives is even more disturbing. In each day there are at least 1:4 Americans that visit a fast food chain. Also, McDonald’s feeds 46 million people a day, about as much as the country of Spain. This means that despite all of the information...
Apr 29th
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Inimitable Role of Online Medium on Mother’s Day
When it comes to mother’s day you have to go beyond the normal to WOW your mommy with a choicest gift of her lifetime. No doubt that, shops are normally saturated on mother’s day as people always have special sentiments attached to their mothers and they miss no chance to celebrate this day at its prime. Everybody seems to stand in the queue to present something very nice to his mom. If you...
Apr 28th
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How Some Diets Cause Bad Breath and Measures to...
Most people think of following a diet regimen when they are trying to lose weight. There are various types of diets designed for that purpose and many are very effective. But do some diets cause bad breath? This article attempts to answer this question. Low carb diets that are considered ideal for slimming down can cause bad breath. This is due to certain chemicals called ketones being released...
Apr 27th
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Do You Know What Happens When You Don’t Get Enough...
When I was young, I remember my parents always telling me to sleep early so that I will become tall. I never really believed them, but I did sleep early back then simply because there was not much to do. You see, I was born in the time when TV was not yet very popular, and people preferred to stay indoors when night came. Oh! I did not live in the outskirts or in the woods; I lived in a City...
Apr 26th
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Too Much Sweets Can Damage Your Teeth
I was used to eating ample amount of sweets during my childhood on a regular basis. Every day I would eat eight to ten chocolate candies of different kinds of brands for satisfying my need during my childhood. All of a sudden I realised that these chocolate candies and toffees are dangerous for our dental health. Now I am 18 years of old and tell you the truth that too much sweet can seriously...
Apr 25th
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread
A few weeks ago my mother discovered that she had a gluten allergy. Not only did she need to cut gluten out of her diet, the doctor suggested that these types of food allergies are genetic and our whole family should consider eating less gluten and getting tested. Well, I am could consider cutting down on my bread consumption or changing my snacks. But I am not ready to give up my baked...
Apr 24th
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How to Defeat Foul Breath
Since bad breath can rear its malodorous head at inopportune times, it’s wise to be extra prepared.  Every mouth has incidents of foul breath, including the advanced and dreaded “dragon breath”, or “firebreather breath”, especially after consuming pungent food.  However, food isn’t always the main culprit. Obviously, poor dental hygiene is a prime suspect, but in many cases, even...
Apr 23rd
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Three Reasons to Include More Fibre in Your Diet
With so many pre-packaged snack foods and refined carbohydrates in the modern diet, many people never consume the amount of dietary fibre that is recommended for optimum health. Fibre is a type of carbohydrate that consists of the indigestible portions of plant matter. There are two types of fibre. Soluble fibre can be dissolved in water; insoluble fibre cannot. Both play important roles in bodily...
Apr 22nd
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7 Tips for Fine Dining Etiquette
Many people do not know the rules of fine dining etiquette. A person that will be dining at an upscale restaurant may wish to brush up on their skills for fine dining etiquette. Rules For Seating Never sit down until your host or hostess does. Always wait to be seated until the host and the women are seated. A man will gently extract the chair to the right for the woman who will be sitting next...
Apr 21st
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What is the Difference Between Jerky and Biltong?
Biltong and beef jerky are different versions of dried meat with each one prepared in a special way. Loyal citizens of South Africa typically prefer biltong due to its origination there. However, most diners will appreciate the unique flavour that derives from each meat’s preparation method. The Origination of Biltong Biltong began in South Africa. Furthermore, early Dutch settlers are rumoured...
Apr 20th
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Light / fat free cookies and cakes
How to enjoy sweet treats while trying to lose weight. There are a lot of people who think they can’t enjoy themselves while they are losing weight. While being on a diet does mean restricting sugars and other bad foods, it doesn’t mean there aren’t options. There are a lot of really good light and fat free treats available to choose from! These can be part of a healthy diet...
Apr 19th
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A Dancers’ Diet
Dancers, like athletes, need to look after their bodies. They are put through enormous strain and as well as lots of rest and TLC, it needs the right nutrients to be able to perform and repair well. It’s a myth that dancers, especially ballerinas, survive on caffeine and no food. They must carefully ensure their bodies are filled with the right fuel to perform at their best. High energy foods...
Apr 18th
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The Healthiest Beverages You Can Drink (and Make)
Eating is wonderful and perhaps one of my favorite pastimes. Recently, however, I realized I was overlooking one of the most pleasant areas of consumption: Drinking! Not just the alcoholic kind (although that can be fun as well). In my quest to move away from high-sugar drinks like soda and juice, I started researching the other, more healthful beverages out there. Here are my findings for you to...
Apr 17th
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One Step Closer to a Better You
Being slim, sexy and fit is just one thing. Living a healthy and disease free life is another. Some of us are more than willing to admit that we need to start taking better care of ourselves, but many are still in denial claiming they are doing just fine. Admit it or not, life is short and yes that is true we have to enjoy and live it to the fullest. But how can we really say we are enjoying it...
Apr 17th
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3 Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee
Our health is something we can improve or worsen on a daily basis. By making small changes in our daily routine, we can affect our health tremendously. By walking a few more miles each week to trying new foods that are healthy, we can increase our health in a number of ways. If you’d like to find an enjoyable way to give yourself a health boost, you may want to consider drinking coffee...
Apr 16th
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The Benefits of Drinking Green Tea
When it comes to our drink of choice, there are so many to choose from. From cola beverages to plain old water, we want to make sure we quench our thirst, enjoy our drink and allow our drink to benefit our body. Though we all know tea is beneficial, here are some ways your body can benefit from drinking green tea in particular: Consume more antioxidants As we go throughout our day, we run...
Apr 15th
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What Does Working Out On An Elliptical Trainer...
The main advantage of elliptical trainers is that they offer low-impact workouts that imply exercising both the upper and lower body. Due to the fact that they create the impression you are walking on air, they are gaining in popularity especially among the elder people. Moreover, considering they are not putting a strain on the legs, arms and back of the user and reduce stress, it is no wonder...
Apr 14th
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Eating Your Way Across Texas
If one thing is true about the Lone Star State, it’s that anything that moos, clucks or oinks isn’t safe for long. Texans love their meat and they aren’t afraid to show it through local dishes that pay a mouthwatering homage to protein. All you ever care to eat: Amarillo, TX Amarillo is home to the Big Texan, which serves a 72 oz. steak that’s free if you can eat it in one...
Apr 13th
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When the Doctor Can’t Find Out What’s Wrong With...
Most of us believe that if you are not feeling well, all you have to do is go to the doctor and a few tests will reveal what is wrong, and treatment and cure is around the corner. It is true that some symptoms that people have can point, almost immediately and infallibly, to a certain disorder. But often, vague general symptoms can elude all of the tests and you and your doctor cannot find out...
Apr 12th
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Taking Your Love Of Pizza To A New Level
cc licensed flickr photo by monsoon_v Passion for good pizza and good food is a synthesis of tradition, innovation and research. For many Italians, the best traditional pizza is the pizza our grandmothers made. The quest has always been to find simple flavors in various combinations that are capable of surprising us. Many who have thoroughly traveled across Europe will tell you that the best...
Apr 11th
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Food for Thought: Chicken Risotto
For a foodie like me, each morning I wake and wonder what should I make for myself. There are times when I would just stand for a few minutes in front of the pantry or even in front of a wide opened fridge to figure what I would love to eat. It can be just for breakfast or brunch altogether but I am sure I have to eat something. Way back when I was a little girl I have been thought not to skip the...
Apr 10th
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The Paleo Diet and Why You Should Consider It
I don’t know about you, but I have been seeing and reading more and more about the Paleo Diet lately. Its “full name” is actually the Paleolithic Diet, having gotten its name from the eating habits of the species who lived during the Paleolithic era. As such, the Paleolithic Diet is also known by names such as caveman diet, Stone Age diet, and hunter-gatherer diet. This diet was made popular...
Apr 10th
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Charcoal: The Past and Future King of Grilling
Charcoal barbecue grills have maintained their popularity even as propane, natural gas and electric grills have brought convenience and speed to the outdoor cooking scene. There are a number of reasons that so many are loyal to these primitive cookers. Charcoal grills are the least expensive to buy. While the purchase of coals can add up for avid grillers, a charcoal barbecue can be found on sale...
Apr 9th
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Apr 8th
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Learning to Make Tartar Sauce
If you’re adventurous in the kitchen and enjoy making your own sauces, then the question of how to make tartar sauce may come up. It is extremely easy to make this tasty sauce. Seafood chefs and fans of deep frying know how well tartar sauce compliments fried food, especially fried seafood. Tartar sauce can be also be used as salad dressing. It is made with ingredients that are probably in...
Apr 8th
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4 Ways To Improve Your Blood Circulation
Photo Credit It goes without saying that it’s crucial to have impeccable blood circulation in your body. By failing to have proper blood circulation, you could be inviting a host of problems into your life, such as depression, fatigue, headaches, and more. In addition, you could increase your blood pressure, cholesterol level, and even experience the swelling of your legs and arms. In...
Apr 7th
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Apr 6th
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What is all the Hype About Kona Coffee?
Ok. Coffee is a huge part of American culture.  We love it.  There are so many coffee shops across the country.  There’s even Starbucks’ across the street from other Starbucks’. We are obsessed.  I’ve tried all sorts of coffee.  But every time I go to Hawaii, I always get sucked into bringing back as many bags of Kona coffee as my suitcase can hold. Why? I have no idea.  I don’t know if it’s...
Apr 6th
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A Single Guy Guide to Cooking a Romantic Meal
One of the greatest tools in the arsenal of a single man is being able to cook a romantic meal. It’s not something you pull out of the bag right off the bat. You save it until you’re sure you want to unleash it with all of its power. When you pull off the perfect romantic meal, you can make a girl putty in your hands. But it’s a bit like defusing a bomb because one small mistake...
Apr 4th
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2011 Tastiest Coffees and the Perfect Healthy...
With thousands upon thousands of different coffee flavors, it may be hard to choose which one is the best. But overall, a late 2011 taste test of over 1,000 cups of joe yielded that today’s coffee drinkers tend to prefer Columbian roasts. In fact, the top two picks for 2011 were Newman’s Own Organics Columbian Especial Medium Roast, and Gloria Jean’s Columbian Supremo Medium Roast. Why these? It...
Apr 3rd
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Apr 2nd
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Four Fantastic Birthday Gift Basket Ideas
When birthdays come up, it’s natural to want to give gifts. However, it can be hard to figure out what to buy. Certain people seem to have everything already, while others may be hard to shop for because you don’t want to choose a gift that’s too personal (for a boss, for instance) or too run of the mill. The solution? Birthday gift baskets!  Gift baskets are a great birthday idea because they are...
Apr 2nd
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The Best Way to Look After Stainless Steel
Care of stainless steel Stainless steel is used primarily in the field of kitchenware and cutlery, although it has other applications including jewellery. The term ‘stainless steel’ actually covers a wide range of different kinds of steel, along with different levels of grading for oxidisation and corrosion resistance. These stainless steels are all iron alloys and other metals to...
Apr 1st