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What to Eat for Luck in the New Year — and What to Avoid

Pork products, fish, beans, cakes with coins, grapes, and pickled herring? Food and symbolism play important roles in celebrations around the world. On special occasions different countries use certain foods not just to celebrate but often as a symbol of luck, wealth, and health. What Not To Eat (Hint: Don’t Look Or Move Back) Different […]

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Rudolph Really Does Have A Red Glowing Nose!

Poor Rudolph — he’s had to put up with all of those clown nose jokes over the years. It turns out that scientists have determined that reindeer have more abundant blood vessels in their noses than humans. The British Medical Journal reports that a team of scientists and researchers used a hand-held video microscope to […]

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Do You Leave Cookies For Santa?

Is Santa Having Trouble Buckling His Belt? It seems that Santa has some weight challenges – no small wonder with all of the cookies and milk left out for him on Christmas Eve! Plus, he uses a sleigh pulled by reindeer so he just slides down the chimney. That might be a tough task with […]

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Jelly Beans: One by One or by the Handful?

Should jellybeans come with a warning label: “STOP NOW or you’ll keep eating until they’re gone?”  It’s pretty darn hard not to love those little nuggets of sweetness that come in multitudes of colors and flavors and get stuck in your teeth!  The proof: Americans eat 16 billion jellybeans at Easter – if they were lined up […]

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What To Eat For Good Luck In The New Year — And What To Avoid!

Pork products, fish, beans, cakes with coins, grapes, and pickled herring? Food and symbolism play important roles in celebrations around the world. On special occasions different countries use certain foods not just to celebrate but often as a symbol of luck, wealth, and health. What Not To Eat (Hint: Don’t Look Or Move Back) Different […]

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Why A Red Heart? And More Valentine’s Day Q & A …

When did we start exchanging Valentines? Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages. In 1382 Chaucer wrote a 700 line poem called the “Parliament of Foules” in honor of the first anniversary of King Richard II of England and Anne of Bohemia’s engagement which is thought to include the first written […]

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Nibbles and Noshes, Cocktails and Cookies: 15 Tips To Keep You and Your Scale Happy

  Putting the “big” meal aside, most extra holiday calories don’t come from the “day of” holiday meal but from unrelenting nibbling over the long holiday season. Here are 15 workable tips to help you handle holiday food. Choose and use what will work best for you and your lifestyle. 1.  You’re the one in charge […]

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Is Your Holiday Eating Starting To Show?

Is your holiday mindset: lots of food = good time; not so much food = bad time? Can you exude holiday spirit without accompanying gluttony? You bet you can, but it isn’t always easy. Celebrations are often intertwined with the need or obligation to cook and/or eat — not just because you’re hungry, but for […]

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15 Holiday Eating Tips That Are Easy On The Waistline

The holidays are right around the corner. You can’t go into a supermarket or box store without holiday food and fixings just begging to be tossed into your cart. Holidays create a “perfect storm” for eating way too much. They combine some of the worst cues and triggers for overeating: family drama, too much food […]

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Hey, Adults — Which Wine Should You Have With Your Halloween Candy?

  Halloween candy isn’t only for kids. So, if you’re an adult, why not have some wine  with your Halloween candy – whether it’s the candy you bought to give to trick or treaters or the handful of fun-sized treats you snagged from your kid’s collection. There are many opinions about what beverages go well […]

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