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Good, Healthy Snacks for Summer: Fight off the Summer Fats

It has been stated by NASA climatologist Dr. James Hansen that it is likely that 2012 will reach a record high global temperature, which makes it that more difficult to eat right and stay cool. Temperature isn’t all that is at a record high; obesity is, too. Did you know that during the past 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States? According to the CDC Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, more than 1/3 of the U.S. adults (35.7%) and 17% of children are obese. This is based on the latest government statistics. This is shocking to see that Mississippi...
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Air Cleaning Plants

Nature’s remedies are sometimes the best…and the cheapest! Even if you have asthma or allergies, just having an ordinary houseplant can help. It’s true. Many houseplants naturally remove airborne pollutants like formaldehyde, VOCs, mold, airborne microbes, and gases. These pollutants are commonly found indoors, and they can be harmful to your health. Who would have thought that a pretty houseplant could actually be cleaning the air? I know I wouldn’t have. Houseplants add charm and color to your room; they are basically inexpensive and easy to maintain, and they keep your room alive, refreshed,...
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Staying Healthy in the Workplace

I’m just going to shoot from the hip on this one (although seriously, when do I not?). ***** Most of us know how to stay healthy in public; it’s all common sense. Wash your hands and practice good hygiene, stay hydrated, cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough, stay away from co-workers who are sick, etc. We learned this stuff in kindergarten, people. Yet despite our best efforts, the occasional virus infiltrates the workplace and in general, makes a mess of things. People are going home sick, and the disinfectant wipes are passed around in excess. While I don’t want to get long-winded over all...
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