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Archive | October, 2012

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10 Germiest Things We Touch Each Day!

When you were growing up, your parents would constantly tell you to wash your hands. Grown ups are obsessed with the cleanliness of their kid’s hands.. so why then, did they eventually forget to wash theirs? A recent survey show that only about two-thirds of the men observed washed their hands after using the restroom in one […]

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Nuts over Coconuts

I remember a couple of years back, we had a visitor to Malaysia, who had never seen a coconut in his life. When we cracked open the shell for him, he was even more impressed at the clear sweet, yet slightly salty liquid that poured out. When we finally cut open the nut and fed […]

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10 Home Remedies for Headaches

I think all of us have suffered headaches from time to time. Stress, deadlines, or illness might have precipitated that throbbing pain that just won’t go away. And did you know that there’s more bad news for women as three out of four of the nearly 30 million Americans who suffer from migraines are women! It could be something […]

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What is heartburn? It sounds like your heart’s on fire.. and sometimes, it actually feels like it. Heartburn is an uncomfortable warm and burning sensation in the chest, usually just behind the sternum (breastbone) that typically comes in waves. The pain may start in the chest area and make its way up to the neck, […]

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Sick of your Conventional Gym? Try Crazy Monkey!

Sick of your Conventional Gym? Maybe it’s time to check out the Crazy Monkey Defense Programme..   Know what’s an awesome piece of workout equipment? Monkey bars. But will you ever find them in the gym? Err, yes, but not in a typical gym. More and more, what I like to call “warehouse gyms” are popping up. […]

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Watermelon.. the new Viagra!

Watermelon is one of my hubby’s favorite fruits. He likes to eat it after a game of basketball, and thanks to him, there’s never a shortage of it, in my household. But apart from being a thirst quencher, did you know that scientists claim that it’s good for the bedroom too. And by that I […]

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10 Best Exercises to banish the Muffin Top

What’s worse than having to put on baggy clothes because you’ve put on too much weight? Well, trying to squeeze into clothes that are too little, that’s what. And oh, the dreaded muffin top… that’s a complete no-no! It looks bad and it fits bad. So what can you do to banish those muffin tops […]

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Pinole, pretty please!

Another one of my secret weapons for long distance running, is the Pinole. Pinole is a Spanish translation of an Aztec word often called “La comida del desierto” (food of the dessert) and is a form of parched corn. It is toasted maize kernels, often in a mixture with a variety of herbs and ground […]

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The Benefits of Far Infrared Therapy

What is a far-infrared sauna .. and does it have health benefits you might ask.. Infrared is a band of light that we perceive as heat. While we cannot see infrared heat, we sure can feel it. Infrared radiation represents over half of the energy emitted by the Sun and heats our body by a […]

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