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Plan the perfect Picnic

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Memorial Day is the official kick-off of picnic season. Here are some expert tips on how to plan the perfect picnic/cookout: Enamel plates are light, easy to pack and carry, and pract...


​ Nopal can help reduce cholesterol

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An early study found evidence that the nopal cactus was able to decrease cholesterol. While overall levels of cholesterol dropped, LDL cholesterol (or “bad” cholesterol) dropped signific...


Avoid bloating with the right foods

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Bloating can cause quite a bit of discomfort. Common symptoms of bloating include stomach pain, discomfort, and gas. You may also burp or belch frequently or have abdominal rumbling or g...


Get up and go when you have trouble ‘going’

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Constipation is a common problem.Exercise may be a simple solution.Physical activity is one of the most effective ways to loosen your bowels to keep yourself regular. Although almost ...


Using body's immune system to fight cancer​

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A groundbreaking study led by engineering and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities shows how engineered immune cells used in new cancer therapies can overcome p...


​ Hit the Farmer’s Market this Sunday!

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Every Sunday over 100 small businesses, food trucks, and vendors gather to offer you their goods at 7930 North Mesa from 11am-3pm. Live music adds to the festive atmosphere. Check their ...


Practice Active Listening

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Active listening involves more than just hearing someone speak. When you practice active listening, you are fully concentrating on what is being said. You listen with all your senses and...


Eat something new

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Meals, like almost all other areas of our life, can become routine. Most of us have our go-to meals that we prepare, or favorite take out foods. Today, open the possibilities and wake up...


Give pain the old raspberry!

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Raspberries contain antioxidants, substances that inhibit damage to some types of cells, and consequently help reduce inflammation. The antioxidants, flavonoids which are commonly found ...


Sardines help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes

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The health benefits of sardines and oily fish are widely known: their high levels of unsaturated fats help to regulate cholesterol levels and prevent the onset of cardiovascular diseases...


Swing into action!

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As children we used to jump on the swing set to see who could swing the highest. Back then, we were sure we could touch the clouds. Unfortunately, as we grow older, gravity tends to get ...


New technology could read your mind - and turn it into text

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For the first time, researchers have deciphered the brain activity associated with trying to write letters by hand. Working with a participant with paralysis who has sensors implanted in...


It’s National Mimosa Day

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National Mimosa Day on May 16th celebrates the beverage of brunches! This simple cocktail offers a refreshing toast-worthy drink at celebrations of all kinds. Made with orange juice and ...


To forgive is divine

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In the American Masters series on PBS, Author Amy Tan and her relationship with her mother was intimately documented. For those familiar with the writer’s work, The Joy Luck Club (and ot...


​ Clear some space

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When the horizontal spaces in your home are loaded with clutter or items you no longer use, it can often leave you feeling overwhelmed. Today, focus on the horizontal spaces of your home and...


DIY SPF? Homemade Sunscreen

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There are plenty of homemade sunscreen recipes on the internet, but few of them will actually protect your skin from cancer-causing UVB and UVA rays. offers this Homemade ...


Pasta Primavera: your go-to springtime dinner

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When it comes to enjoying a variety of vegetables and pasta there are no hard and fast rules. In fact, if you are looking for an easy way to use up what you have in your vegetable drawer...


Get a rope!

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Do you remember the salsa commercial that had cowboys saying, ‘get a rope,’ after they learned their cook served them salsa from New York City? Well, salsa aside, jumping rope can be a f...


Caffeine craving may be in the blood

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Whether you hanker for a hard hit of caffeine or favor the frothiness of a milky cappuccino, your regular coffee order could be telling you more about your cardio health than you think. ...


​ Appreciate our murals

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El Paso has seen many impressive murals go up all over the city. While many are concentrated in older areas like downtown, five points and the segundo barrio, there are larger-than-life pain...


Taking your space

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During the pandemic many of the social rules that we have known went right out the window. As we slowly readjust to the world, our instinct may be to surround ourselves with (hopefully v...


​ Make Mother’s Day Cards

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There is no better way to show your mother appreciation than a home-made card. Enclosing an old photo or a piece of artwork from your childhood can be especially touching. The idea is to spe...


Treat mosquito bites with these common items

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Mosquito bites are the hallmark of warmer weather. Creams and ointments can help, but you can also beat the itch with things that are probably already lying around your house. Oatmeal...


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the Low-cal way!

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It’s a day to celebrate Mexican culture so we thought we would give you a way to step up your usual nachos with this Chicken Mole Tostadas recipe. Ingredients 1 cup reduced-sodium ...

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