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What are flavonoids?

What are flavonoids?

Flavonoids are one of the largest nutrient families known to scientists, and include over 6,000 already-identified family members. Some of the best-known flavonoids include quercetin, kaempferol, catechins, and anthocyanidins. This nutrient group is most famous for its an...

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Ever Wondered Why Is There An Extra Shoelace Hole On Your Running Shoes? Hereís Why.

Ever Wondered Why Is There An Extra Shoelace Hole On Your Running Shoes? Hereís Why.



Have you ever wondered why there is an extra shoelace hole at the top of your shoe? Almost all running shoes have an extra hole, usually found behind and underneath the last hole that almost no one us...

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Overcoming food temptation

I did it! I'm so PROUD of myself!

I DID NOT eat a glazed donut from the THREE FRESH BOXES in the teacher's lounge this morning!

My secret? I'll be more than happy to share!

Walking down the hall towards my classroom, I told myself that the fat-free vanilla yogurt and apple (th...

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Benefits of Crossword Puzzles

Since they took the U.S. by storm in 1913, enthusiasts have been touting the benefits of crossword puzzles for mental acuity and just good old-fashioned innocent entertainment. In 2006 Wordplay, Patrick Creadonís documentary about legendary NY Times crossword puzzle editor, Will Shortz was a surpris...

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Why oh why can't I

If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can't I?

Oh my, Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore, we have gone to the world of making your dreams come true.

Another Monday, and no flying monkeys or wicked witches are coming your way.

This is a great day to make a c...

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Defeat Negative Thinking

We all have negative thinking at times. I call them grumble bunnies -- or more precisely the negative energy caused by churning negative thoughts, I call grumble bunnies.

Do you know people who walk around with a cloud of negativity around them. Unfortunately, negative energy, sustained by ...

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Under The Radar

Q: Why?

A: If we didn't feel hungry when we saw food, we wouldn't eat and we wouldn't have survived as a species. We don't have to learn to feel hungry. It's built in. If we haven't eaten for some time, our stomachs growl, we may start getting a headache or a little shaky. these built-in...

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The 15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

The 15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

Getting older can bring health challenges. By being aware of these common chronic conditions, you can take steps to stave off disease as you age.


Key Takeaways
Exercising and eating a healthful diet will help you age disease free.

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9 Common Digestive Conditions From Top to Bottom

9 Common Digestive Conditions From Top to Bottom

Many digestive diseases have similar symptoms. Hereís how to recognize them and when to visit your doctor.



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Abdominal pain is a common symptom for several different digestive conditions, so itís important to visit...

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Accentuate the Positive


"I had the blues
Because I had no shoes
Until upon the street
I met a man who had no feet."
~ Denis Waitley
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