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​ Plant root beneficial for managing type 2 diabetes

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A team of researchers led by the University of California, Irvine has discovered that treatment with an extract from the roots of the Rhodiola rosea plant might be effective for helping mana...


Go loco!

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It’s Sunday Funday and what can be more fun than local soccer? The match between El Paso Locomotive and San Diego Loyal takes place at the home of El Paso Locomotives (Southwest University P...


Understanding ‘closure’

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Closure is any interaction, information, or practice that allows a person to feel that a traumatic, upsetting, or confusing life event has been resolved. The term has its origins in Gest...


Get into a jam

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As the summer wanes away, you can preserve a little bit of the taste of the season by making your very own jam to put away and break open on a cold winter’s day. Here’s a recipe for Home...


Lavender to ease headache pain

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Lavender has been used throughout ancient history for its calming properties. In addition, it was used for its healing purposes to treat migraine attacks, as well as epilepsy, insect bit...


Say OK to Okra

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One of the many late-summer harvest vegetables is okra and boy does it pack a nutritional KO! Okra is an excellent source of vitamins C and K1. Vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient that...


The three best exercises for your hands

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The three best exercises for your hands When we think of exercise, we usually imagine cardio or weight training but today we point out why we should exercise our hands. Whether you are ...


Locusts can 'sniff' out human cancer

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Michigan State research shows insects can differentiate between cancer cells and healthy cells, which could help detect the disease earlier. However, patients need not worry about locusts sw...


Goat Yoga

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Goat yoga is one of those things that sound like a joke. But it is very real. The idea is pretty simple. A yoga teacher leads a class of humans while goats interact with the yogis. Preferabl...


​ Reasons for Ending a Friendship

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Not all friendships will last forever. Sometimes one or both people have changed or simply grown apart. Phycologists have often cited the emotional dangers of staying in an unhealthy marriag...


​ Doodle something today

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If it’s been a long time since you aimlessly put pencil to paper to make a drawing, we encourage you to get to it. Drawing, like many other forms of art, can help to energize parts of your b...


Art Therapy

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Art Therapy offers many psychological benefits but it isn’t designed to help you improve your artistic skills. Its goals can vary depending on the context in which its being used, but a few ...


​ Black Beans burn fat

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Research suggests that black beans are the closest thing we have to a fat-burning pill. They are a great source of resistant starch, a type of slow-digesting, insoluble fiber that feeds ...


Aerobic or Cardio Exercise for belly fat

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As people get older, it’s common to see an increase of belly fat collect along the waistline. This is usually because muscle mass decreases with age as fat increases. Your first step in ...


New treatment for chronic back pain

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People challenged with chronic back pain have been given hope with a new treatment that focuses on retraining how the back and the brain communicate, a random controlled trial run by res...


Spend the day Downtown

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The Plaza Classic Film Festival is underway and there are plenty of new and old places to enjoy downtown. Whether you feel like an upscale brunch at one of the new hotels or enjoy an old...


Be an active listener

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There are times when we all get consumed in our own issues that we leave a conversation with a friend or family member and realize that we did not ask them how they were doing. Improving...


Are you a good friend?

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This Inspire Friday we encourage you to check yourself to see how you fare on this friendship list offered by 1. A good friend shows up. A huge part of friendsh...


Guided meditation

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Guided meditation is just one branch of mindfulness practice. It’s regarded as one of the most accessible forms of meditation, especially for beginners, as the practitioner is guided thr...


Healthy afternoon snacks

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After-school snacks for kids (or just a good afternoon snack for adults) can take the edge off hunger and boost nutrition. Parents can help their children choose healthy after-school sna...


Leg Circles for toned thighs

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We continue to highlight exercises to improve specific areas of the body. Today we offer an easy exercise to tone your thighs. Leg Circles • Lie back on the mat with your arms by ...


​ Prognosis of prostate cancer patients improved

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Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in males in Sweden. Researchers at Umea University in Sweden have now discovered a faster and easier way to determine who has an aggressive ...


Find an ice cream truck

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When was the last time you walked up to an ice cream truck and ordered a frozen treat? Today on Sunday Funday we encourage you to head to your local park and see if you can spot an ice c...


Have a scoop of happiness

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Neuroscientists at the Institute of Psychiatry in London wanted to find out if eating ice cream made people happier. The study used a functional magnetic resonance imaging machine to wat...

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