Month: July 2012

Pressure Points Hit the Spot

 Many health advocates promote the use of pressure points as a natural help with simple ailments. Feeling queasy? Calm a nervous stomach with this quick acupressure trick: Use your index and middle fingers to massage the space between the tendons that run from the base of your palm to your wrist. Wristbands that apply pressure […]
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Get Juiced Up

Changing out your morning coffee or tea for citrus juice can have important health benefits. According to Purdue University researchers, just a small serving of citrus juice can help you absorb important cancer-fighting antioxidants. Typically, we can only absorb about 20% of the antioxidants in tea, but the antioxidants in citrus juice are better able […]
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Get to the Point, Doc

Research shows that today’s doctors are more rushed than ever and a doctor typically only sees each patient for an average of three minutes per office visit. To get the most out of your time with the doctor, come prepared with a written list of symptoms or issues and get right to the point. According […]
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Quick Drinking Fixes

If you’re looking for a way to cut calories and increase your water intake, try some of these easy tips: Keep a bottle of water on your desk. Many people mistake thirst for hunger, leading to excessive snacking. Instead of immediately reaching for a snack, drink some water first. Keeping a bottle of water around […]
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Try Seat-ercising

  The next time you must spend a lot of time sitting, try this simple exercise to burn calories and build strength. Seated leg raise: While seated, straighten one or both legs for five or more seconds. Repeat for 15 reps. If you want to increase the difficulty, hook a purse or bag over your […]
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How To Foil Online Scammers and Protect Your Passwords

  *Updated 6 August 2014: A Russian cybergang has stolen as many as 1.2 billion user names and password combinations. They injected malicious code into 420,000 websites to gather this data. This is one of the largest yet. You can register at http://holdsecurity.com to see if your password/email has been compromised. I’ve been getting emails […]
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Fight Fall Colds with Ginger

Ginger’s oils have long made it useful as an herbal remedy for the nasal and chest congestion caused by the common cold. To use: Pour two cups of boiling water over a 1-inch piece of peeled, chopped ginger; steep the concoction for 10 minutes and strain. Add a pinch or two of cayenne powder and […]
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