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(BPT) - Have you effectively “winterized” your home for the season? Plunging temperatures call for more than just cozy sweaters, boots and coats – they can also challenge daily eating and wellness routines, which can negatively impact skin. A personal regimen that effectively combines diet (chock-full of fresh, in-season foods), exercise, skincare and wellness this winter can be a powerful tool in achieving a glowing, healthy-looking appearance.
It’s rare that a free agent switches from one local ballclub to another. The only one who comes to mind is relief pitcher Pedro Feliciano, who left the Mets to join the Yankees in the fall of 2010. At the time, Feliciano was upset at how the Mets overworked him and then rewarded him by refusing to make him a reasonable offer. He never threw a pitch in a Yankees uniform because of injuries, and, ironically, rejoined the Mets as a free agent last year.
Feliciano now has company as a trivia answer, as recent Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson has accepted a four-year, $60 million deal from the Mets. This is the Mets’ first marquee free-agent signing since their ill-fated deal with outfielder Jason Bay four years ago.
(BPT) - From hearty appetizers to decadent desserts, food is often the “star of the show” when it comes to holiday entertaining. Whether you’re creating a favorite meal for loved ones, or planning to host a large gathering, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the planning and prep.
(Family Features) Everyone knows the holidays are a time of overindulgences, especially around the dinner table. The rich foods served at this special time of year are often filled with ingredients that aren’t the healthiest, especially those loaded with sodium.
(Family Features) Today, 85 percent of Americans fall short of the USDA's recommended three daily servings of fat free or lowfat milk.1 Incorporating milk into your morning meal is an easy way to help close the gap between actual and recommended milk intake. The USDA's MyPlate is a visual tool to help build a nutritious breakfast, and a reminder that lowfat or fat free milk should be incorporated into your daily meals, including breakfast.
(Family Features) The holiday season is a time for generosity and kindness. While you're on the quest for the perfect gifts for loved ones, why not pick those that support children in need?
(Family Features) What can a camel teach you about grilled cheese? Camels like the Sahara desert because it is dry. Grilled cheese sandwiches also like a hot and dry environment - the pan. Put the butter or oil on the outside of the bread, not in the pan.
(NAPSI)—If you are like most Americans, you not only want to save money at the grocery store, but you want to save time, too. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by SupermarketGuru.com, 25 percent of respondents said they have resorted to grocery shopping online just to save time. How can you be sure to get the best value in the shortest time possible? Here are a few hints from Phil Lempert, the Supermarket Guru, that can help:
(Family Features) When it comes to deciding what to feed your baby, having access to credible information and available options is critical. With Hispanic babies now accounting for more than 25 percent of births in the United States according to the U.S. Census, there is an increasing need for Hispanic moms to have access to Spanish-language resources that can help them make an informed decision about what is best for the nutrition of their babies and families.
(NAPSI)—As Americans strive to eat healthier and add more fruits and vegetables to their diets, a recently concluded “market basket” study has a simple message for consumers: think frozen.
Research reveals frozen fruits and vegetables can be nutritionally equal to—and in some cases better than—their fresh counterparts. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—There’s good news for those who are looking for ways to include avocados in their meal plans, as part of a healthy diet.
That’s the word from the makers of an at-home, do-it-yourself dog DNA test kit. Called Wisdom Panel 2.0, the kit is designed to provide dog owners with a quick and convenient way to test their dog’s DNA.
Forty-seven million Americans, including approximately one million in Queens, are now seeing a reduction in food stamp benefits, after a temporary boost implemented by the 2009 stimulus package expired.
Half of those in Queens who depend on the program are children, according to the social service organization The River Fund, which is based in Richmond Hill.
(StatePoint) While you’re probably already accustomed with conventional ways of looking and feeling your best, this winter, consider more natural approaches to health and wellness.
(BPT) - The time-honored popularity of holiday cookie baking remains strong even in today’s grab-and-go society.
(NAPSI)—An increasing number of Americans are finding that a holiday tradition long popular in the South gets a warm welcome from family and friends everywhere: a succulent turkey, deep-fried in 100 percent peanut oil—the second most popular way to cook the bird.
(BPT) - The holidays are right around the corner and so are the rich, indulgent foods that adorn many dessert tables. Sweets of the season tend to be rich in flavor but also calories and fat.
(BPT) - One in three U.S. adults may benefit from support for healthy blood lipids, such as triglycerides, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Maintaining healthy blood lipids is an important - but often overlooked - aspect of promoting cardiovascular health and overall wellness for vibrant aging.
(BPT) - What do Mickey Mantle, Evel Knievel, Naomi Judd, Pamela Anderson, Jim Nabors and Keith Richards have in common? They have all faced hepatitis C. And they are not the only ones; about 3.2 million Americans have chronic hepatitis C. It claims the lives of more people each year than HIV/AIDS and is the leading cause of liver transplants in the United States.
(Family Features) Making the decision to eat better doesn’t mean you have to stock your fridge exclusively with carrot sticks and lettuce leaves. There are plenty of healthy and delicious meal options that will have your taste buds cheering.
(BPT) - With impending health care changes, employers and employees are looking for ways to offset some of the rising costs of health care with the goal of getting healthy at the same time.
(NAPSI)—Here’s a sweet way to help feed hungry children: Give yourself or someone else the gift of a special-edition skin cream.
(NAPSI)—Millions of young lives around the world can benefit from a surprising resource. A major international corporation is using its global expertise in hygiene and health, innovative technology and consumer communication capabilities to help Save the Children deliver lifesaving treatments.