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5 Kernels of Wisdom You Probably Don’t Know About Corn

Posted on 15 October 2018

Corn seems like a pretty straightforward vegetable. You can eat it on the cob, cream it for a tasty Thanksgiving dish, or grab a bag of the popped variety at the local movie theater. But what you see is only a small percentage of the story. Corn has a rich history and hundreds of unique applications that should make you want to learn more. 5 Interesting Facts About Corn Over the years, man ...

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Having the family over? Some small ways to save that add up

Posted on 14 October 2018

(NC) As the days get shorter and the temperatures cool, a cozy dinner is a great way to spend an evening with family and friends. Whether it’s game night, book club or just catching up, as the host you’ve probably factored in the expenses, from food to wine to décor. Still, there are some easy ways that you can save some money while enjoying a fun evening. Looking for that warm ...

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How to Save Money on Almost Anything You Buy

Posted on 10 October 2018

Spending less money on the products and services you use on a regular basis may seem like a small step toward financial independence, but the impact can drastically change your lifestyle—as long as you’re consistent with it. Imagine spending just 10 percent less on items in a given month; with the median household income around $59,000, we can assume monthly spending of $3-5,000 for most famil ...

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10 Easy Ways to Reduce Motorcycle Injuries

Posted on 08 October 2018

Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating, with your speed, maneuverability, and contact with the open air bringing you a sense of excitement and connection to the world around you. But unfortunately, it can also be dangerous; per mile, motorcycle accidents that result in injury or death are 35 times more likely to occur than car accidents. Most experienced riders know that motorcycle acc ...

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Your gut: How do you get to be a “ridiculously healthy” senior citizen?

Posted on 03 October 2018

Given how obsessed our society is with magic pills and miracle creams, you'd think that there was some secret to being "ridiculously healthy." The truth is using natural methods much more effective than any synthetic solution ten out of ten times. To further prove the importance of natural methods, one of the largest microbiota studies ever conducted came to the conclusion that maintaining a ...

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Winter Camping In Canada? The Right Gear Makes It Possible

Posted on 01 October 2018

Colder temperatures are on their way – Edmonton’s already had its first snow of the year – and winter weather lovers are delighted. For those folks, when the mercury drops, their excitement rises and this winter the coolest cold-weather activity around isn’t skiing or ice skating. It’s camping! If you’re thinking about pitching a tent in freezing temps, you’re going to need the ...

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The truth about vaping: Top 7 misconceptions

Posted on 30 September 2018

In recent times, the vaping industry has grown in popularity and is nearly a $2 billion industry in the USA. The CDC discovered that e-cig usage rose from around 10 percent in 2010 to over 21 percent in 2011 among adults who already smoked conventional cigarettes. Similarly, about 10 percent of American high school seniors reported experimenting with e-cigarettes over the same period. ...

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How to buy the perfect Bluetooth headset

Posted on 15 October 2018

Finding the right headset can be the determining factor to the success of your relationship with your customer, the quality of family conversations, your productivity at work and even the overall enjoyment you’d get from your music playlist or gaming time. However, there's a lot of science and engineering that goes into making a pair of headsets sound a particular way. Therefore, gett ...

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Savvy Seniors Use Tech to Manage Health

Posted on 10 September 2018

(NC) Just as technological tools are increasingly used to support health and fitness efforts, why wouldn’t seniors want in on the expanding variety of available tech supports? In Ontario, Telehomecare combines remote patient monitoring with health coaching by phone to help people with congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease manage their condition in the comf ...

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3 Smart back-to-school Wellness Tips

Posted on 10 September 2018

(NC) It can be hard for kids and parents to get used to a new sleep schedule and daily routine this time of year. Check out these tips to keep your body healthy and your energy levels at their peak. Eat your breakfast. It’s always a good idea to start your day off right with a healthy, nutritious meal. When you skip breakfast, you’re missing out on a lot of great benefits, includi ...