Steps to a Healthier, Happier You

The weather is warm and the skies are blue. It's the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the day.
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Keep Ticks at Bay in the Great Outdoors

By now most people know that the deer tick is responsible for carrying and transmitting Lyme disease among animals.
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Caffeine Is More Prevalent Than You Would Think

Caffeine is something many people want to avoid for one reason or another. Whether it's for health reasons, such as avoidance during pregnancy, or simply because you do not want to be kept awake at night, knowing the sources of caffeine is helpful.

While most know that a can of cola or a cup of Joe contains caffeine, there are other foods and beverages where caffeine content could be a mystery.
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Tasty Dessert Full of Antioxidants

Summertime is blueberry season. This succulent fruit is not only tasty, but the berries happen to be very good for the body as well. Cooking with blueberries is one way to fend off diseases and may help prevent certain cancers.

From topping pancakes with blueberries to enjoying them in fruit salad to making blueberries an integral part of baked goods, the variety of ways to enjoy them is unrivaled.
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5 Ways to Pack a 'Green' School Lunch

Many parents of school-aged children are interested in packing a healthy and environmentally friendly lunch for their children each day. However, they may have questions regarding how to do just that.

This is the season for school lunches, as thousands of students will be heading back to the classroom ... and lunchroom. For those who will be bringing a lunch from home, there are ways to make it healthy for the body and the planet.
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Eating Right Better on the Pocketbook, Too

If there was one positive side effect of the country's economic woes, it would be the closer attention many people are paying to their personal spending habits. Whether laid off or not, many people started examining their personal finances more once the economy started to struggle.

What many Americans discovered was irresponsible financial habits characterized by excessive spending and not nearly enough saving. Though it's easy to point to overspending on household appliances, additions or even the house itself as poor financial decisions, many people are overspending every day in a more subtle way. Though it might not seem like much, how you spend on what you're eating is no doubt a bigger drain on your finances, not to mention your health, than you might realize. Fortunately, there are ways to eat healthier and save money at the same time.
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