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By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Last year’s Thanksgiving meal was a turning point in my holiday-food consumption. Historically, I’d use the holidays as an excuse to eat anything and everything in sight. Thanksgiving, in particular, was about how much food I could get onto one…
By Craig Cox
Winter has arrived in the form of wet snow and icy sidewalks, so I've retired my bicycle for the duration and have been making the 1-mile trek across the river to my office on foot. I do this each morning with some trepidation, but my knee seems to be improving.
Woman hitting snooze alarm
By Kristin Ohlson
New research shows that sleep significantly influences metabolism, appetite, and weight management. Could getting more shuteye help you ward off excess pounds?
Woman watching rainbow over Icelandic landscape
By Brian Johnson
My favorite highlights from Dale Carnegie’s smart, no-fret philosophy.
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By Catherine Guthrie
Gluten troubles were once thought to be a problem primarily for those with celiac disease. But recent research indicates that gluten-related disorders extend to a far broader population, and affect far more than the digestive system.
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By Jon Spayde
Suppressing intense feelings can carry a heavy emotional toll. When letting it all out just isn’t a good option, here’s a healthier way to cope.
By Craig Cox
When you get to be my age, it's natural to want to gain a little edge here and there against the inevitable forces of physical and mental decline.
By Craig Cox
I’ve been battling a bit of a cold for the past few weeks, somehow managing to keep it at bay with a regular regimen of sleep, vitamins, and the occasional intervention of Echinacea and homeopathic aconite. All in the service of…
By Craig Cox
There’s a scene in Shane, one of my favorite westerns, in which the gunslinger Shane (played by Alan Ladd) and the homesteader Joe Starrett (Van Heflin) do battle with a gnarly old stump in Starrett’s dusty front yard. They go after…
By Craig Cox
A week ago, this knee thing had me a little worried, but it’s been improving pretty steadily in the past few days, to the point that Saturday’s annual taking-in-the-dock ritual didn’t even do it in. I think I’ve written before…
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By Jon Spayde
You're just one person, but with multiple online profiles, it can be hard to keep track. Here's how to reduce the stress of managing your many online selves.
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By Tanya Menoni
With new healthy-lifestyle apps hitting the market daily, it's tough to know where to start downloading. We rounded up some contenders worthy of a test run.
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By Jon Spayde
Your brain changes over the course of your lifetime — for better or for worse. Here’s how to make the most of your gray matter.
By Craig Cox
The problem with optimism is that it gets you all optimistic. And then you do something you have no business doing. Last week, my knee (yeah, that knee) seemed to be gradually improving, so on Friday I figured it would be OK to…
By Craig Cox
My knee has been killing me lately — a result, I'm guessing, of packing and schlepping a houseful of stuff from our former abode to our current home, a project that has occupied me and my family since my last dispatch more than two months ago.
Medicine Cabinet Makeover
By Catherine Guthrie
You stock your kitchen’s pantry shelves with wholesome, all-natural goods. Why not the shelves of  your bathroom, too?
By Craig Cox
I’m not a guy who visits the doctor very often (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it), but I do enjoy reading about the Big Medical Breakthroughs that seem to surface in the newspaper every week or so. It’s comforting…
By Craig Cox
OK, so after last Monday’s meandering rant about my tendency to meander around the gym with no particular workout program or plan, I’m happy to note that on my next trip to the gym I came equipped with not just an idea of…
By Craig Cox
A while back, I read a quote from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who was asked something about what one needs to live a satisfying life. His response: “Routine.” I was thinking about that last night as I was bouncing from one station…
By Craig Cox
I’ve been having a little trouble getting to the gym lately, so a recent article in Science Daily that delved into the mysteries of motivation caught my attention. The piece describes some interesting new research at the University of Illinois that suggests we…
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
One of my favorite discoveries in the past few years was Google calendar. I came to it a bit late (as I do with most technology), but I quickly embraced it.
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