The Newest Diet Fads – Do They Work?

Diet TrapThe latest fad diet is all the talk around the water cooler lately — after all, it helped your co-worker lose 15 pounds like magic. It sounds easy enough, that you’ve even considered giving it a shot. Although that fad diet may help you shed a few pounds pretty fast, in the long run, they tend to lose their oomph.

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Healthy, Fun Superbowl Party Snacks

Football SnacksWhether you will be hosting a Superbowl party this year or just making snacks for your own family and you want to serve something healthy, one approach you can take is to serve lightened-up versions of foods that you know your friends and family members will enjoy. You can still have the types of foods that you are looking forward to on Superbowl Sunday, but with a slight twist. You may not even notice much of a difference.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Man & His Life

Martin Luther King Monument DCDr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an ordained minister and leader of the modern American Civil Rights Movement. Under his direction, African-Americans made great strides in genuine progress toward racial equality in America. Dr. King advocated non-violence and is known as one of the most celebrated nonviolent leaders in history.

King was deeply influenced by both his Christian faith and the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, another leader who spoke of nonviolence. Dr. King led a nonviolent movement starting in the late 1950s and 1960s with a goal to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the US.

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Key Tips For Evaluating Diet Drugs

Help and support signpostIf you have ever been on a diet, you know that it’s frustrating we can gain weight much more quickly than we lose it.

When we see ads for diet drugs in magazines or online, it can be difficult to resist the idea that taking a pill will help get rid of pounds effortlessly, especially if the ad states that we can eat whatever we want and still lose weight. It sounds like a really good way to solve the problem, and with little to no effort required on our part.

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Top 5 Ways to Start the Year Off Right

Healthy LifeAs soon as the clock struck midnight on December 31, we all got a special chance to start over and leave the past year in our dust. This is also a great time for goal-setting to help control common stressors related to your finances, your health, your relationships, your children or even your job.

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A New Year, A New Outlook

Extended family in living roomAs 2015 spreads out in front of us, what type of outlook will you adopt for the year ahead? Instead of trying to push through 2015 and make things happen, what if you adopted a gentler approach to life this year and see if it makes a difference in your quality of life?

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Next Time Around: Going For Goals Instead of Resolutions

startNew Year’s Day is more than just the time of year when we turn over a new date on the calendar.

It’s symbolic for another reason: Although we could choose any day of the year to make a brand new start at anything we have decided is “off” or lacking in our lives, the beginning of a new year always seems like a good time to make changes.

Unfortunately for most of us, the enthusiasm for our New Year’s resolution fades out rather quickly. The majority of people who make those resolutions don’t see them through. They start off with the best of intentions, as all bright and shiny projects do, but they just can’t seem to keep the momentum going throughout the year.

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Top Health and Medical Discoveries of 2014

dr-and-patientsWe are fortunate to live in a time when science and technology are advancing at such a rapid pace. Researchers are getting answers to questions about how to treat multiple major diseases that plague mankind. The more we know, the closer we are getting to finding a cure.

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