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How to Find Real Maple Syrup

By Lauren David

Fake maple syrup is often made with corn syrup and artificial flavors. Here’s how to ensure your pancakes are drizzled with the real deal.

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PUMPING IRONY: The Upside of Outside

By Craig Cox

Can living amid bountiful green space improve a senior’s mental and physical health? New research — and the reemergence of ecotherapy — suggest that spending more time outdoors could make a difference.

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Why Are My Feet Swollen?

By Mo Perry

Edema is a common cause for swollen feet and ankles. Here’s what you can do about it.

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Is Running or Walking a Better Workout?

By Sarah Tuff

These two exercises are often pitted against each other, but they can both contribute to cardiovascular health and overall well-being. Here’s why.

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8 Ways to Support Your Mental Health With Food

By Chrystle Fiedler

There are no instant solutions to mental health challenges, but a few relatively easy dietary interventions can help stabilize and improve your mood over time.

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The Benefits of Going Barefoot

By Mo Perry

Here’s why some podiatrists recommend ditching your shoes or using minimalist footwear.

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How to Find Real Coffee

By Lauren David

Watch out for imposters when you’re buying ground coffee, and learn how to be sure you’re buying the real deal.

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Why Does My Heel Hurt and How Can I Ease the Pain?

By Mo Perry

Plantar fasciitis is a common culprit. Learn what you can do to alleviate discomfort.

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PUMPING IRONY: A Generation in Need of Therapy — Again

By Craig Cox

At a time when one in four American seniors are struggling with mental health issues, Medicare has expanded its coverage beyond psychologists and psychiatrists to include more accessible therapists. But will those counselors sign up to provide the services?

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Should I Work Out in the Morning or Evening?

By Sarah Tuff

It all comes down to what works for you and your schedule, says our expert.

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Creamy Roasted-Garlic Gnocchi

By Kate Morgan

Make your own potato gnocchi with this simple recipe, and top it with a roasted-garlic cream sauce.

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4 Ways That Nutrition Can Negatively Affect Our Mood

By Chrystle Fiedler

Building a solid nutritional foundation for mental health starts with recognizing how food may be contributing to low mood. These are some of the factors.

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