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Big Plates Mean Big Portions, Big People … Which Can Be Big Trouble

Before you set the table for the big Sunday dinner, consider this. We reported on past studies that show how the color of your dishes can affect how your food tastes. 

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Beer In Moderation Protects The Heart

The weekend is here and for a lot of guys that means it’s time to crack a cold beer and relax.  If the Swedes are right, the ladies should join in and drink a toast to good health!

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Fact Not Myth – Lack Of Sleep Does Make You Emotional

We  have all seen some bad behavior and poor decisions made by our young kids and chalked it up to their being cranky due to a lack of sleep.  Can the same be said of adults, co-workers, bosses?  Perhaps.

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Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty Images
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Embrace the Fidget – You’ll Live Longer If You Do!

The definition of “fidget” is to make small movements, especially of the hands and feet, through nervousness impatience.  Synonyms listed include move restlessly, wriggle, squirm, twitch, jiggle, shuffle, and to be agitated.   Nowhere does it include the idea being healthy for the fidgeter.  But maybe it is?

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To Push Kids Into Exercise – Don’t Push

 
Does your child or grandchild get enough exercise?  My six year old daughter Katelyn the “Gator” has discovered Minecraft and it is becoming Mind-Control Craft!  She loves it and I worry that she won’t be reading or playing or using her own great imagination as much as she used to so I’m developing a limited use schedule with rewards for good behavior.  One thing science has shown us is that nagging and trying to "guilt" kids into exercise most likely won’t work.

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niversal Images Group via Getty Images
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Why Are They Happier In Utah?

What determines your happiness?    What are the factors that define happiness?   There are many and the  personal finance website Wallethub  thinks it knows enough of them to draw some conclusions.  They examined two dozen factors in an attempt to determine which are the most and least happy states in the country.   2015’s Most and Least Happy States in America  

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Drinking Unhealthy Beverages Leads To Eating Unhealthy Food

Ah the weekend. Put on some comfortable clothes, unwind and poor yourself a big glass of -- Hold on There!

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Chocolate As Universal Medicine

The standard movie & TV line for medication has been “take two and call me in the morning”.  That bit of advice could become all the more encouraging if it’s a chocolate pill that we’re talking about!

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Photo Margarethe Wichert/Getty Images
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Don’t Tell The Bees – Honey Is Not A Sweet Substitute For Sugar

I know people who use honey to sweeten their coffee drinks in the hopes of getting the flavor effect with a natural product without the baggage of the medical complications from too much sugar.   Looks they’ll need to try again.

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Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Executives Know – Build A Better Body And Get A Better Brain

The standard accepted wisdom is that most people only use about 10% of their brain’s capacity.  Rush Limbaugh jokes about working while having half his brain tied behind his back.  Truth is, no matter how much of your brain you do use, you’ll use it better if the rest of you from the neck south is in better shape.

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