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To Work Better, Break Every 52 Minutes

To maximize your productivity, you should probably be spending a lot more time not working. At least, that is, according to a study that finds we should take 17-minute breaks after every 52 minutes of work. The idea, the Muse reports, is to treat those 52-minute work periods “as sprints,” while during the breaks, “we’re talking completely dedicating yourself to ... Read More »

Why Medical Patients Get Huge Surprise Bills

Peter Drier’s neck surgery bills didn’t surprise him, even $133,000 from the anesthesiologist and $56,000 from his Manhattan hospital. But what was $117,000 from an “assistant surgeon”? Drier, a bank technology manager, had run into a growing US phenomenon known as “drive-by doctoring,” the New York Times reports. In such cases, consultants, assistants, and other hospital workers who are out-of-network ... Read More »

What Sugar Does to Your Body ?

You’ve heard about the evils of excessive sugar intake, including the fact that sugar is killing us. But do you actually know how your body processes the nutrient? Or did you know that your body needs a minimum amount of sugar to function properly? (Granted, most people take in way beyond that amount.) This helpful infographic, created with information from ... Read More »

The Truth about Heart-Healthy Eating

Myth vs. Truth Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, but the good news is that it can be prevented with lifestyle changes, particularly diet. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about what we should be eating to keep our hearts beating. With the help of the experts, we ... Read More »

Ginger

Ginger has long been used in folk medicine to treat everything from colds to constipation. Ginger can be used fresh, in powdered form (ginger spice), or candied. Although the flavor between fresh and ground ginger is significantly different, they can be substituted for one another in many recipes. In general, you can replace 1/8 teaspoon of ground ginger with 1 ... Read More »

How to choose your eyeglasses

  Selecting correct eyeglasses is an important task that involves a wide range of knowledge about fashion and beauty. Properly selected eyeglasses may make your face shine out and underline all the beauty you have never notice you poses. It’s all about knowing the shape of your face, hair colour and makeup, and most important remember the eyeglasses are a ... Read More »

7 Best Foods for Stronger Bones

The best foods for the bones — in this order: 1. Vegetables, especially leafy greens, and also roots and stalks (for the iron and calcium, and for vitamins K and C, which, together with protein, help deposit the collagen matrix). 2. Protein, such as animal foods, beans, and soy foods (for the collagen matrix). 3. Stock (for the minerals). 4. Whole grains (for the ... Read More »

HOW TO KEEP MEAT FRESH

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  HOW TO KEEP MEAT FRESH LONGER Rule 1: Minimize the meat’s exposure to air. Pack the meat in a close container or bag with air removed. Rule 2: Removing the air helps meat retain its freshness.If you are planning to keep the meat in a freezer, use airtight packages. They reduce meat exposure to freezer burn. Rule 3: If possible use ... Read More »

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HOW MUCH CALORIES DO WE NEED?

CALCULATING THE AMOUNT OF CALORIES OUR BODY NEEDS All nutrition facts tables on the food containers contain a percentage daily values for carbohydrates, fat and protein. These numbers are based on estimated average value of 2 000 calories per day. Of course, it does not mean that 2 000 food calories is the exact amount of calories you need. There ... Read More »