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The Best Smoothie You've Ever Had (Healthy, Too)

The Best Smoothie You've Ever Had (Healthy, Too)

Love your smoothies, but not the extra sugar, fat and calories that are found in most smoothies? Well, you can make a great-for-you smoothie that tastes great, too (and saves money—a homemade smoothie costs about $2 versus $5 out). Here are three s

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"Movie Therapy" Cuts Divorce Rates in Half

"Movie Therapy" Cuts Divorce Rates in Half

The films that can help keep your marriage strong... Let's face it. Many couples going through rough patches in their wedded bliss balk at turning to couples' therapy for help. But what if watching a handful of movies together in the comfort of one'

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How to Treat Swollen Feet

How to Treat Swollen Feet

Are your feet swollen? Your ankles puffy? When it's normal…when it's not…and what to do about it... What happens: Your body usually maintains a precise fluid balance. It holds on to fluids when you need them, and it excretes fluids when you hav

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To Test or Not? Smart New Thinking on PSA Screening

To Test or Not? Smart New Thinking on PSA Screening

It came as a surprise to many men and their doctors when the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a federal agency that sets standards for medical practice, recommended two years ago that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening be stopped. A

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Lose Weight Fast: 9 Simple Ways

Lose Weight Fast: 9 Simple Ways

Clothes feeling tight? If you have a special event coming up where you want to look fit and trim, you don’t have time for the slow-and-steady, eat-less-and-exercise-more route. You want to lose weight fast—but without dangerous diet pills or othe

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Frontotemporal Degeneration: The Dementia Doctors Mistake for a Midlife Crisis

Frontotemporal Degeneration: The Dementia Doctors Mistake for a Midlife Crisis

A loved one turns 50 (or so), impulsively buys a flashy sports car that he can't afford, aggressively propositions women in restaurants, swears at his boss, then lobs insults at you when you suggest that he settle down. You might think that he's havi

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Want to Get Slim Fast? How to Avoid Failing at Weight Loss

Want to Get Slim Fast? How to Avoid Failing at Weight Loss

How many people do you know who have tried…and tried…and tried to lose weight but just can’t do it? It just might be that you are one of them—and if so, you have plenty of company. Just last year more than 50 million Americans went on diets

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The Best Kind of Milk for Your Heart

The Best Kind of Milk for Your Heart

Organic milk costs more than the conventional stuff, but it’s a small price to pay for a healthier heart. In a recent study, when the nutritional content of 384 samples of organic and conventional whole milk from around the country was analyzed, t

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Ice Packs: Simple, Safe, Cheap Way to Reduce Pain After Surgery

Ice Packs: Simple, Safe, Cheap Way to Reduce Pain After Surgery

It's scary facing surgery. In addition to the risks from the anesthesia and the procedure itself, pain after the operation can be excruciating. Pain doesn't just hurt—it also interferes with recovery and keeps patients in bed longer, which can lead

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Acid-Producing Diet Increases Diabetes Risk

Acid-Producing Diet Increases Diabetes Risk

When you sit down to a meal, you may think about how many calories it has...the amount of fat or carbs you're consuming...and which vitamins and minerals you're getting. You probably don't think about the meal's acid load. You should. Why? Because on

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The Best New Cars Under $25,000

The Best New Cars Under $25,000

You can buy a lot of car for less than $25,000 these days. Just a decade ago, only the Asian imports truly excelled at producing high-quality reasonably priced cars. But now the US automakers have caught up—some European brands are improving, too

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Best Home Exercise Gear on a Budget

Best Home Exercise Gear on a Budget

Whether you're spending $100 or $1,000, here's the equipment you need... If you don't like the idea of doling out big bucks every month to belong to a gym, there's a much less expensive way to get yourself in shape in the convenience of your own hom

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Will Your Home Survive Next Winter?

Will Your Home Survive Next Winter?

Steps to Take Now to Prevent Frozen Gutters, Burst Pipes, More The winter of 2014 brought brutal cold, thick ice and deep snow to many parts of the US. As tough as the long winter was on people, it was even harder for many homes. Frozen gutters sen

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Wow Them at Dessert—It’s Easy

Wow Them at Dessert—It’s Easy

You don’t have to be an experienced chef to prepare a memorable dessert. With an easy addition or two, you can transform even a commonplace dessert into something distinctive and memorable. One concept to keep in mind is “contrast.” For example

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Wrinkle-Filler Injections Could Make You Go Blind

Wrinkle-Filler Injections Could Make You Go Blind

Some people are willing to go to great lengths (and expense) to get rid of their wrinkles, if only temporarily...so they visit a dermatologist for cosmetic filler injections intended to restore a smoother, more youthful appearance to the skin. That's

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7 Secrets to Help Friends and Family Make Much Better Decisions

7 Secrets to Help Friends and Family Make Much Better Decisions

Does your spouse, child, friend or colleague struggle to make good decisions? Some may be trivial—perhaps picking a restaurant. Others are more critical—whether to stand up to a boss at work. And some are potentially life-altering—should I have

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The Real Reason We Eat Too Much Junk...and an Easy Way to Stop

The Real Reason We Eat Too Much Junk...and an Easy Way to Stop

If you blew it food-wise today (again!), you're probably worrying about how your food choices are harming your health...wondering why the heck you can't stop eating too much of the wrong stuff...and cursing your lack of willpower. Well, you can stop

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How to Prevent a Stroke

How to Prevent a Stroke

Question: What do tapping your toes, eating celery, sitting down and getting a flu shot all have in common? Answer: They are all surprising ways to reduce your risk of having a stroke—ways that your doctor is not likely to tell you about. And t

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Blood Pressure Alert: Are The New Guidelines Misguided?

Blood Pressure Alert: Are The New Guidelines Misguided?

For decades, we've been told to keep our blood pressure below 140/90. Now: New expert guidelines have plenty of doctors crying foul. According to these relaxed recommendations, people over age 60 don't need treatment until systolic (top number) blood

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Do You Really Need an Antibiotic?

Do You Really Need an Antibiotic?

Foods and supplements sometimes work just as well as prescription antibiotics...without side effects. Most likely you've been taught that if you have any type of bacterial infection, you must take an antibiotic. But overuse of antibiotics is increas

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