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Signs You Need More Sleep

Signs You Need More Sleep

If eight hours of sleep a night is nothing more than a dream, you may be suffering from a sleep deficit. But how do you know for sure? Maybe you really can get by just fine on very little sleep. You can find out if that’s true by paying attention to your body, which will…

The Latest in Pizza Trends

The Latest in Pizza Trends

From pepperoni to sausage, from meat-lovers to all-veggie, Americans consume 350 slices of pizza every second, and 15 percent say it’s their number one comfort food. There are big bucks to be made in pizza, prompting Melanie Zanoza Bartelme, associate editor of¬†Food Technology¬†magazine, to identify eight trends in American pizza preferences and consumption habits. The…

Thanksgiving Things That Aren’t True

Thanksgiving Things That Aren't True

(Reader’s Digest) It’s one of American history’s most familiar scenes: A small group of Pilgrims prepares a huge November feast to give thanks for a bountiful harvest and show their appreciation to the Native Americans who helped them survive their first winter. Together, the Pilgrims and Native Americans solemnly sit down to a meal of…

You Favorite Mexican Food Reveals Your Personality

You Favorite Mexican Food Reveals Your Personality

(Women’s Health) Ole Your go to Mexican entree actually says a lot about you, reports a survey for Qdoba Mexican Grill. No lie: Taste and personality reside in the same part of the brain, says study author Alan Hirsh, M.D.: Tacos lovers They’re conscientious and perfectionist. They’re most romantically compatible with quesadillas lovers. Quesadillas lovers…

The 20 Best Small Cities in the U.S.

The 20 Best Small Cities in the U.S.

Recently released U.S. Census Bureau data showed that suburban population growth outpaced city growth in 2016. To help Americans put down roots in places offering good quality of life and affordability, WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 1,200 U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 across 33 key indicators of livability to compile its report…

Top 10 Best and Worst Breakfast Cereals

Top 10 Best and Worst Breakfast Cereals

Is your breakfast cereal bowl filled with calories, sugar and sodium? Even if you think you’re choosing wisely — such as Cheerios or Honey Bunches of Oats — you may be surprised. While these two cereals are among the most popular brands with the biggest sales, they are not the healthiest choices. DietDetective.com ranked 301…

8 Daily Habits That Can Change Your Life

8 Daily Habits That Can Change Your Life

Being successful in life, as well as happier, could be a magic trick. Well, provided you wield a magic wand that instills in you good habits. Medium.com has identified eight powerful habits. They’re simple, but pack a punch. If you adopt them and faithfully practice them every day, your life could change for the better….

10 Tips for a Long Healthy Marriage

10 Tips for a Long Healthy Marriage

White lace and promises make us all think of happily ever after. But so often, that is not the case. So what do long-married couples do to make their union work? Loyola University Health System psychologist Michael Hakimi has spent 35 years studying that question and has come up with 10 answers. Here are ten…

5 Easy Tips to Slash 500 Calories a Day from Your Diet

5 Easy Tips to Slash 500 Calories a Day from Your Diet

If you cut 500 calories a day from your diet, you will lose weight. Here’s an easy way to do just that without changing anything about the foods and drinks you consume: Eat smaller portions. Prevention magazine calls portion control “the gold standard if you want to lose weight.” Gareth Hollands, a Cambridge University medical…

The Most and Least Literate U.S. Cities

The Most and Least Literate U.S. Cities

For the fifth year, the nation’s capital has been named the most literate city in the U.S., according to an annual report issued by Central Connecticut State University that ranks the largest U.S. cities on six key indicators of literacy: the number of bookstores, educational attainment, Internet resources, library resources, periodical publishing resources and newspaper…

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