Living with Cat Allergies

Simple Home Solutions that Help An estimated 10 percent of Americans are allergic to household pets, with sensitivities to cats twice as common as to dogs, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and …

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Meditative Melodies

How Sound Deepens Meditation When life is stressful, we know we need to relax. The question is how. Many wonderful ways involve combining music with a meditation practice. Although we can’t always control our surroundings, …

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Build a Bento Box Lunch for Kids

Pack Five Foods for Fun, Flavor and Health Old-style rectangular metal lunchboxes are passé. New, convenient compartmentalized containers inspired by the Japanese bento box and Indian tiffin allow parents to pack up to five different, …

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Meditation Helps Long-Term Cognition

Cognitive gains that people experience from an intense meditation retreat can persist for at least seven years and slow age-related cognitive decline, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of California at Davis followed …

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Wild Berries Prove Anti-Cancer Prowess

A naturally occurring compound found abundantly in wild blackcurrants, bilberries and lingonberries increases the body’s ability to prevent tumors, report researchers from the University of Eastern Finland. The color-producing pigments known as anthocyanins were found …

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Zero Waste Lifestyle

Ways to Make Far Less Trash In manufacturing, a zero waste policy means designing products so that all resources are used or reused. It’s a concept Bea Johnson, author of Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate …

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Forever Flexible

Keep Joints Naturally Healthy Creaky knees, sore hips, shoulder pain or a stiff neck can be a thing of the past. Thirty-seven percent of American adults 18 and older suffer from arthritis – a catch-all …

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Why Our Body Loves Yoga

Gentle Poses Foster Flexibility Although media coverage of yoga often highlights advanced yoga poses, the practice is not reserved solely for super-flexible folks. Benefits are available to everyone of any age or physical type. “Many …

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