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8 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Holidays Easier

8 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Holidays Easier

Tis the season to spend too much time and money on little details and mishaps. Here are tried-and-true tips and tricks to make your holidays a bit easier… Fallen pine needles. If you don’t want to lug out the vacuum, wrap a piece of duct tape ar

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10 Best Stock Funds for 2015

10 Best Stock Funds for 2015

The party’s not over yet. But fears of a nasty hangover are growing among investors as they prepare to enter the seventh year of the bull market. In picking stock funds, that means a heavy dose of caution to go along with the enthusiasm. We asked

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6 Insanely Fun Board Games

6 Insanely Fun Board Games

From Outer Space to a Railroad Race Bored with the usual board games? These six lesser-known games are great for winter evenings at home or as gifts… •Battlestar Galactica is fun even if you have never watched the TV series on which it's based.

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Avoid an Unnecessary Colonoscopy

Avoid an Unnecessary Colonoscopy

Should you really be getting colonoscopies more often than the United States elects a new president? Frequent colonoscopies may be lifesaving for some, but you ought to know whether that someone is you before you take a doctor’s word that you need

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Cover Your Butt When Hospitalized

Cover Your Butt When Hospitalized

If you’ve ever been in the hospital, you know how miserable and undignified the experience can be, right down to the attire that hospital staffers make you wear—the infamous “johnny coat,” or hospital “gown.” But most patients never quest

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Choosing the Safest NSAID for Heart Health

Choosing the Safest NSAID for Heart Health

If the first thing you do when you're hurting is reach for aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn) or a similar nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), stop, look and listen. I’ve got more crucial news about how and whic

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Stop Punishing Yourself with Exercise

Stop Punishing Yourself with Exercise

A friend of mine enjoyed a chocolate truffle recently, then remarked, "Now I'm going to have to bike for 15 minutes." That sort of caloric calculus has become common—fitness articles warn us that we have to jog for an hour to burn off a blueberry

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Let Vitamin D Improve Your Heart and Your Sex Life

Let Vitamin D Improve Your Heart and Your Sex Life

Erectile dysfunction (ED) isn’t something that men and women usually talk about at dinner parties or on soccer game sidelines, unless it’s the punch line of a joke or mentioned with a snicker. But it is a problem that affects 40% of men by age 40

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Ever Feel “Spaced Out”?

Ever Feel “Spaced Out”?

It could be epilepsy. The room suddenly looks different…or you “space out” for 30 seconds or longer, staring vacantly into space unaware of your surroundings…or black out and fall to the floor. You may even smell, see or hear something that

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Don’t Let Artificial Sweeteners Sabotage Your Health

Don’t Let Artificial Sweeteners Sabotage Your Health

We live in a crazy age in which some people who don’t eat meat fill up on high-sodium soy products that pretend to be meat and in which some people who go sugar-free saturate themselves with artificial sweeteners. I’m not going to rant about the

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Guide: How to Be Your Best Self—and Have a Much Easier, More Rewarding and Successful Life

Guide: How to Be Your Best Self—and Have a Much Easier, More Rewarding and Successful Life

Most of wish there were some easy way to make our lives run more smoothly and more efficiently and with less stress. The truth is that all of us tend to make our lives harder than they have to be—without knowing it. We do things that get in the way

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Unhappy? Three Ways to Turn It Around

Unhappy? Three Ways to Turn It Around

We all know people who never seem to be happy. Ask how life is and they’ll give a sad little shrug, and you just know that whatever they are about to say will not be cheerful. Unfortunately, this state of chronic unhappiness is not at all uncommon,

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Natural Arthritis Cures for Dogs and Cats

Natural Arthritis Cures for Dogs and Cats

Arthritis is no more fun for pets than it is for people. The symptoms (and treatments) are similar, but there’s a big difference—your pets can’t tell you when they’re hurting. Dogs and cats actually try to hide their pain because animals in

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New Spin-Offs

New Spin-Offs

By the end of this year, about 60 publicly traded US companies will have split off big pieces of themselves and dozens more will have announced plans to do so. Two recent announcements were from Hewlett-Packard and eBay. But will these spin-offs—a

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How to Power Up Your Workout

How to Power Up Your Workout

To up the ante of your walking, running or stair-climbing workout, consider using a weighted vest. This underutilized form of workout gear fits over the torso and features pockets that hold varying amounts of weight. Research has found that people

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December 2014 Checklist

December 2014 Checklist

Don't fall for Ebola frauds: Verify legitimacy of requests for ­Ebola-related charitable contributions with Charity Navigator (CharityNavigator.org), GuideStar (GuideStar.org) or another vetting ­organization. Keep sing

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How to Make Frozen Veggies as Good as Fresh

How to Make Frozen Veggies as Good as Fresh

5 Easy and Delicious Recipes As cold weather approaches, the fresh produce you want can be difficult to find or very expensive. Frozen vegetables can be a scrumptious alternative—and a terrific time-saver. Think of all the time it takes to wash an

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5 Holiday Dangers That Send You to the ER

5 Holiday Dangers That Send You to the ER

Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like a trip to the ER. Emergency physicians have a jaded view of the holidays. The hanging of Christmas lights and the excitement of opening presents, along with gargantuan meals and a few too many toasts, almost guarant

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Get in Shape for Free

Get in Shape for Free

Up until two years ago, my wife and I paid more than $900 in annual membership fees—year after year—to belong to a gym. Today, we go to the same gym and have a membership to more than 11,000 fitness centers across the country…without paying a d

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The Ebola Virus in the Age of Air Travel

The Ebola Virus in the Age of Air Travel

Ebola is a very dangerous virus, no doubt—and cases may continue to crop up in the United States, but from what I know about how Ebola virus spreads, I think US cases will be rare, despite the media hysteria about it. The biggest threats to US heal

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