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What Your Diet Can Do For Your Skin

Shirk sugar to axe acne Eat: Omega-3-rich fish (salmon and sardines), colorful fruits and vegetables. Avoid: Insulin-spiking sweets and processed white-flour foods. “Elevated insulin affects the sebaceous oil glands in ways that can contribute to acne,” says Valori Treloar, MD, dermatologist and co-author of The Clear Skin Diet (Cumberland House, 2007). This is particularly so

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6 Reasons to Eat Eggs

It’s a few days after Easter, and your refrigerator is crammed  with chocolate bunnies and baskets of eggs, reminders of festivities past. What to do with them? We can’t help you with the bunnies, but we’ve got lots of simple and delicious ways to use up those eggs, as well as a half-dozen healthful reasons

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Three Things You Need to Make A Great Cup Of Coffee

Three Things You Need to Make A Great Cup Of Coffee

A morning without coffee is like a day without sunshine—either can put a gloomy pall over an otherwise good time. The key to making a great cup of coffee is to first decide exactly what you consider a great cup of coffee to be. Then it’s simply a matter of figuring out what different tools

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10 Tips for a Successful Family Camping Trip

For many of us, some of our fondest memories of growing up come from camping with our families. You just have to smile when you recall the fun of jumping into a cool lake on a hot summer day, chasing fireflies under a starry night sky, or making S’mores around an open campfire. Even if

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The Significance of Having a Good Night Sleep

Sleep is an ample time for your body to rest and regain strength after the tiring day. Many people think that sleep is all the same, when, in fact, it is not true. Sleep is categorized into two: high quality and poor quality sleep. The truth of the matter is that some have good sleep

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7 Tips for Introducing Kids to Outdoor Activities

The health benefits of getting outdoors are well documented. Even a simple 30-minute walk around the neighborhood can do wonders for your overall well-being. And making time to get outdoors is more important now than ever, as people of all ages spend an increasing amount of time on smartphones and tablets. As devices become more

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How To Use Mindfulness To Beat Your Cravings

How To Use Mindfulness To Beat Your Cravings

Are your bad habits harming your everyday life or your health? There’s a trick you can use to help break them. Not all addictions are hugely self-destructive ones like narcotics or smoking. Many of us are constantly craving something, whether it’s a bet, unhealthy food or just that buzz when one of our social media

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Everything You Need To Know To Start Trail Running

Everything You Need To Know To Start Trail Running

Grab your (trail appropriate) shoes and get ready to off-road. Whoever you are, you owe it to yourself to embrace the great outdoors. In a 2015 study, Stanford University researchers found that volunteers who exercised in a natural setting – as opposed to an urban one – not only reported decreased anxiety and depressive thoughts,

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What Your Diet Can Do For Your Skin

Shirk sugar to axe acne Eat: Omega-3-rich fish (salmon and sardines), colorful fruits and vegetables. Avoid: Insulin-spiking sweets and processed white-flour foods. “Elevated insulin affects the sebaceous oil glands in ways that can contribute to acne,” says Valori Treloar, MD, dermatologist and co-author of The Clear Skin Diet (Cumberland House, 2007). This is particularly so with women because the insulin spike may elevate the relatively low level of testosterone in women’s bodies, which has been

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Healthy Eggs Featured Images

6 Reasons to Eat Eggs

It’s a few days after Easter, and your refrigerator is crammed  with chocolate bunnies and baskets of eggs, reminders of festivities past. What to do with them? We can’t help you with the bunnies, but we’ve got lots of simple and delicious ways to use up those eggs, as well as a half-dozen healthful reasons to eat them all up-before next Easter. Start with these: A Half-Dozen Reasons to Eat Eggs 1. Eggs Are Cheap

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Three Things You Need to Make A Great Cup Of Coffee

Three Things You Need to Make A Great Cup Of Coffee

A morning without coffee is like a day without sunshine—either can put a gloomy pall over an otherwise good time. The key to making a great cup of coffee is to first decide exactly what you consider a great cup of coffee to be. Then it’s simply a matter of figuring out what different tools you need to make that delicious cup of Joe a reality. If you really want to make a great cup

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20181011-Alabama-familycamp

10 Tips for a Successful Family Camping Trip

For many of us, some of our fondest memories of growing up come from camping with our families. You just have to smile when you recall the fun of jumping into a cool lake on a hot summer day, chasing fireflies under a starry night sky, or making S’mores around an open campfire. Even if you’re not a hardcore outdoors person, you can make those same memories for your family. The key is to put

Read More »
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The Significance of Having a Good Night Sleep

Sleep is an ample time for your body to rest and regain strength after the tiring day. Many people think that sleep is all the same, when, in fact, it is not true. Sleep is categorized into two: high quality and poor quality sleep. The truth of the matter is that some have good sleep while others have poor sleep, which is the reason why some people wake up in the morning feeling refreshed while

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7 Reasons Everyone Who Loves the Outdoors Should Visit Northeast Tennessee

What do you look for when planning an outdoorsy getaway? Is it an area with an abundance of diverse hiking trails? A place with dozens of beautiful waterfalls? Or, what about somewhere with that certain special mountain charm? Whatever it is that you crave, Northeast Tennessee will check all the boxes when it comes to satisfying your adventurous side. Here are just a few of the many reasons why anyone who loves the outdoors will

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7 Tips for Introducing Kids to Outdoor Activities

The health benefits of getting outdoors are well documented. Even a simple 30-minute walk around the neighborhood can do wonders for your overall well-being. And making time to get outdoors is more important now than ever, as people of all ages spend an increasing amount of time on smartphones and tablets. As devices become more integrated into a child’s development, it is more important than ever to make outdoor activity a regular part of life

Read More »
How To Use Mindfulness To Beat Your Cravings

How To Use Mindfulness To Beat Your Cravings

Are your bad habits harming your everyday life or your health? There’s a trick you can use to help break them. Not all addictions are hugely self-destructive ones like narcotics or smoking. Many of us are constantly craving something, whether it’s a bet, unhealthy food or just that buzz when one of our social media posts gets liked. And when this becomes a habit, it can affect our productivity, our health and our relationships. When

Read More »
Everything You Need To Know To Start Trail Running

Everything You Need To Know To Start Trail Running

Grab your (trail appropriate) shoes and get ready to off-road. Whoever you are, you owe it to yourself to embrace the great outdoors. In a 2015 study, Stanford University researchers found that volunteers who exercised in a natural setting – as opposed to an urban one – not only reported decreased anxiety and depressive thoughts, but actually showed decreased neural activity in areas of the brain associated by mental illness. Researchers theorise that natural settings

Read More »
Introducing Your Children to Nature: The Top Tips for Hiking With Kids

Introducing Your Children to Nature: The Top Tips for Hiking With Kids

Of all the outdoor activities you can do with your kids, hiking is one of the best options to consider. Hiking has become much more popular over the last few years and there are tons of trails out there that are perfect for young children and novice hikers. Of course, even when you're hiking a beginner-friendly trail, it's still important to take precautions and make sure everyone is prepared for what nature has to offer. If

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