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Holidangers: Avoiding The Common Mistakes That Ravage Your Peace

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Written by Keith Weaver JD, LCSW This time of year is known for a time when people open their hearts both at work and home. This season often brings out the best in people (or worst). There are many benefits to helping others, but in are 7 reminders why givers also get: #1 – Giving …

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holiday health

Who doesn’t love the holiday season and all the occasions to dress up, hang out with family and friends and sip on eggnog or mulled wine? The problem is, that with a filled glass in one hand and endless trays of finger foods circling the room, it’s easy to lose track of how much you’re …

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Jennifer Christman, RDN, LDN, CPT, Clinical Nutrition Manager at Medifast, Inc. The holiday season can be a time of excess, both in eating and in celebration. It’s easy to overindulge in large portions of high calorie foods; tis the nature of holidays for many people. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be. If you’re looking to …

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avoid family argument

For some reason, family get-togethers are a breeding ground for fierce debate. Whether it’s dad bashing Obama or your cousin ripping on the wealthy, tension will find a way in. Here are some important things to remember to keep family gatherings joyful. 1. Politics, the president and elections Just acknowledge opinions, don’t contradict them. Family …

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Merry Fitness

Written by John A. Anderson – Editor in Chief Ah, the festive weight of the holiday season. Typically, the holidays leave a few lingering reminders. Combine Halloween candy with that Thanksgiving dinner and those Christmas cookies, then wash it all down with festive New Year’s celebrations and you have the recipe for a healthy holiday …

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It’s the time of year so many people dread. Just when the last of the Halloween candy is either consumed or discarded; BAM! Thanksgiving. And the sugar binge begins anew. The holiday season is a three-month junk food marathon, but Thanksgiving is the foremost culprit. Why? The entire holiday is based around a meal! Sure, …

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A number of holiday-related triggers can make people sneeze, wheeze or, in the case of food allergies, have a more serious reaction.  But by planning ahead, the day can be misery-free. You already have to deal with in-laws, you certainly don’t want allergy and asthma issues on top of this.  Here are a few suggestions …

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holiday downers

Don’t cross the line between pleasant and painful this holiday season. If you don’t keep your guard up, the holidays will leave you holidazed. Here are some common holidangers and how to safely stay away from them. #1 You Get Too Caught Up On Things and Yourself It’s pretty easy to let the mind get …

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Hot Chocolate is a go-to during the holidays, but how can you make that hot comfort drink your own, and make guests notice something different? For people who want something more than marshmallows and peppermint sticks, keep reading. 1. Cinnamon: put a pinch of cinnamon in your hot cocoa to shake things up. Friends and …

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