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Savory Walnut Egg Cups

Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Easier Mornings

If you’re juggling a new set of responsibilities right now, you’re not alone. Those busy mornings may still pose challenges even if your commute no longer exists. Making breakfast in advance can give you a few extra minutes to move your body, center your mind … read more

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Turn your Summer Vacation into a Relaxing Staycation

Does social distancing have you worried about your summer plans? For many, summer is the time for the family vacation. The kids are out of school, the weather is fantastic, and the days are longer — allowing optimal time to venture to new … read more

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regrow vegetables

Want to Regrow Veggies? Here’s What You Need to Know

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt adapted from the book “Regrow Your Veggies: Growing Your Vegetables from Roots, Cuttings, and Scraps,” recently published by CompanionHouse Books. Living in a globalized world has many advantages. Of course, transporting people and goods is much quicker, … read more

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Don’t Ignore Heart Attack Symptoms, Even During COVID-19

It’s your heart. Don’t hesitate. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, doctors urge you to not delay seeking treatment because of COVID-19 concerns. During the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors across the nation are reporting a sharp decline in patients coming … read more

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How to Create At-Home Workspaces to Stay Pain-Free and Productive

Millions of people transitioned into working from home to help thwart the spread of the coronavirus, and maintaining both comfort and productivity has no doubt been an issue for many. Although offices are slowly reopening, many employers will likely continue to maintain a remote … read more

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Sheet Pan Chicken with Artichokes and Onions

A Simple, Diabetes-Friendly Recipe for Sheet Pan Chicken

Editor’s note: This excerpt and recipe were adapted from “The Create-Your-Plate Diabetes Cookbook: A Plate Method Approach to Simple, Complete Meals” published by the American Diabetes Association. What you eat makes a difference for your blood glucose levels, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight. … read more

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Local Food Banks Step Up Efforts to Fill Increased Need

The coronavirus pandemic (a.k.a. COVID-19) flipped the world, as we know it, off its axis. Life was normal as we all went about our unique daily grinds of juggling careers, commutes, school and extracurricular activities. Then, in what feels like a blink of … read more

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Spring Cleaning Tasks You Might Have Missed

Every year, as the flowers begin to pop up, the grass gets greener and the birds start tweeting, thoughts turn to shedding the drudge of winter, cleaning up the house and enjoying spring. While annual spring cleaning is a ritual many observe, there … read more

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Wonderful and Wacky Chocolate Cake

Wonderful and Wacky Chocolate Cake

I have no memory of when the Wacky Cake recipe invaded my repertoire of family favorites. My children, all now in their 50s, just remember it as always being the cake they requested for their birthday celebrations. All of them continued to bake … read more

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