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The Irony of High-End Footwear

  The following is an excerpt from Miranda Esmonde-White’s new book Aging Backwards: 10 Years Younger and 10 Years Lighter in 30 Minutes a Day. In addition to a sedentary lifestyle, another common cause of ligament immobility in our feet is high-end running shoes and orthopedic footwear. Ironically, these supports are designed to prevent foot [...]

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How To Stock A Pantry

  A meal begins with your ingredients. What’s in your pantry right now? Canned beans? Spices? A jar of tomato sauce? Congratulations— you have everything you need to make dinner right now (we’re thinking a saucy stew of chickpeas and tomato over pasta or sautéed kale). A helpful pantry is one that helps you cook [...]

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How to Properly Pour Beer

  Having stored the beer carefully, made sure it’s at the correct temperature and selected the right glass, there is one last step for a delightful beer experience: the proper pour. This may seem like a bit of a production at first, requiring some focus and concentration, but it quickly becomes second nature. There are [...]

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4 Types of Food Trends

  David Sax’s uncovers the world of food trends in his new book The Tastemakers: Where they come from, how they grow, and where they end up. Check out this handy infographic below sharing some fun facts from his new book, which goes on sale May 27, 2014.   The Tastemakers: Why Some Food Trends [...]

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Sochi Olympics: How to Train for Curling

  Curling is a fantastic sport and so totally Canadian! If you are looking to get in top shape for curling there are few exercises you should be sure to include in your fitness regime. 1. Leg Lunges: You need a lot of leg strength and flexibility to get into a position like this! Lunges [...]

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Dining Out: Make Simple Choices

  Food is meant to be a pleasure, not just a necessity, and many of us enjoy not only the food but also the experience of dining out at a restaurant. Others of us eat frequently in restaurants due to our work obligations. Regardless of our motivation, ordering at a restaurant can be cumbersome, difficult, [...]

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The Big Nine Rules for Living a Longer, Happier Life from What Makes Olga Run?

  Olga Kotelko is most certainly a genetic outlier, one of those rare, blessed people whose bodies resist the degradations of age. More remarkably, she’s not alone; there are men and women all over the world competing at ages at which most of us will be lucky even to be alive. Here amazing story is [...]

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Six Rules for Finding a Good Financial Advisor

  Kevin O’Leary is one of North America’s most successful business entrepreneurs, as well as a star on CBC’s Dragons’ Den and ABC’s Shark Tank. He is the author of the #1 bestselling books Cold Hard Truth and Cold Hard Truth: On Men, Women & Money. He provides suggestions on getting your financial house in [...]

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Toxin Toxout Top 10 List

The Rubber Duck boys are back, and after showing us all the ways that toxins get IN our bodies, now they give us a guide for scrubbing those toxins OUT. 1. Use green personal-care products that don’t contain chemicals like phthalates or parabens. In the Toxin Toxout experiments, levels of some phthalates were reduced by [...]

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Go Shelf by Shelf

  Looking to start the New Year off on a less cluttered foot? Gretchen Rubin, author of Happier at Home shares some of her tips and tricks below. “Order is Heaven’s first law,” wrote Alexander Pope, and one thing that has surprised me is the significance of clutter to happiness. While positive- psychology researchers rarely [...]

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