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Holiday Guests With Dietary Restrictions? Bring it On!

(4) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 11:16 AM

At the holidays more than any other time, we gather together family and friends from different backgrounds and with diverse tastes and dietary needs. Allergies and food sensitivities are nothing to fool with, and preparing a tasty meal that respects your guests' health risks will make for a memorable and...

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Don't Overindulge This Holiday Season

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 11:06 AM

1. Enjoy some active family time!
The holidays are about getting together with loved ones we don't get enough time with in our day-to-day lives, right? Rather than sitting around the table in a turkey coma, awkwardly running out of small talk and mindlessly helping yourself to a third...

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Five Ways to Stay Healthy on Halloween

(2) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 12:00 PM

For most of us, Halloween is synonymous with massive consumption of sugar and orange food colouring. Candy corn, anyone? Thirty-nine grams of these little cavity-kernels contains 28 grams of sugar and 36 grams of carbohydrates. Refined sugar belongs in the category of "white death" that all simple carbohydrates inhabit --...

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Five Ways to Cut the Fat this Thanksgiving

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2012 | 12:57 AM

Turducken and Gooducken -- turkey or goose, respectively, stuffed with a duck which is, in turn, stuffed with a chicken -- may sound like excess, but a chef in Devon, U.K. boasts having made a multi-bird roast using up to 12 types of fowl! This monstrous feast served...

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12 Tips to Get a Sexy Beach Body

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 11:49 AM

Spring is almost over and bikini season is here! That means we basically have only four weeks to get "Brooklyn Decker"-ready. (Side note: if you don't know who she is, do yourself a favour and don't Google her. It is kind of depressing unless you're a supermodel.)

C'mon let's be...

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