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Making exercise fun increases the chances you’ll want to keep doing it. Apart from the physical challenge, exercising with family and friends--and competing--provide emotional support as well. Creativity is no less needed than in concocting new ways to enjoy yourself while you get a healthy workout. Here are some of the most innovative and wild [...]

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In an interview, chiropractor Dr. JaDean Anderson recommended that if you routinely crack your knuckles (neck, foot, elbow, etc.) that you stop. If you don’t, don’t start. He explained that when you crack a joint, bubbles are released from the fluid between the bones, temporarily relieving pressure (that’s why it feels good). The problem is that you [...]

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Your liver carries a great deal of responsibility in your body, most having to do with filtering the blood to process the good (nutrients) and eliminate the bad (toxins). It also produces proteins for blood clotting and bile for digesting food. It's a very hardy organ, but it can take quite a beating from pharmaceuticals. While [...]

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Parsley is pretty which is why it’s used as a garnish. Like most other pretty things, it’s much more complex and useful than it looks. Whether you prefer the curly or flatleaf (Italian) variety (which has a somewhat stronger but less bitter flavor), venture to use it for more than its pretty face; there are [...]

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We all know it without having to read the multitudinous studies: music affects us. How it affects us isn’t always obvious—and that’s where the science comes in. Music is processed by many areas of the brain simultaneously, which is why our reactions are so complex: as disparate as the motor cortex for movement to the [...]

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Sweet. A new artificial no-calorie high-intensity sweetener--an aspartame derivative--has been recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sale in the United States. "Advantame" (sounds like a cross between flea killer and aspartame) is 20,000 times sweeter than table sugar--the sweetest artificial sweetener heretofore developed. Like sugar, it is white, in crystal form, [...]

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