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Origins of life

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Photosynthesis could be as old as life itself. Researchers find that the earliest bacteria had the tools to perform a crucial step in photosynthesis, changing how we think life evolved o...

 

Egg hunt for adults

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Who said you have to be a kid to enjoy a good old fashioned Easter egg hunt? This Easter we say host an egg hunt with your housemates and add a special ‘adult’ spin. You can write your o...

 

The beauty in grief

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Perhaps most devastating to our emotional health is the loss of a loved one. Many people who have experienced a profound loss in their life may have to seek professional help or attend a...

 

Find a moment of joy

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We all have a secret joy tucked away in our memory. Maybe it was the smell of a box of crayons or digging our hands into wet soil or eating peanut butter right out of the jar. Wh...

 

Matcha tea prep

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Matcha green tea is touted to have a multitude of benefits ranging from weight loss, heart health and even cancer treatment and prevention. It can be easily found in stores and online. H...

 

Baked Apple chips can add a healthy crunch

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Packing a healthy snack has never been easier with this simple recipe for Apple Chips. Prep time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 6 large apples cored and thinly sliced 1 teaspoon of ground ci...

 

Dog gone good workout

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There are many different ways you can exercise with your dog. Not only does it create great bonding time with your favorite furry friend, but it also offers a multitude of health benefit...

 

COVID has made us nicer to man and machine

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Researchers report that people affected by COVID-19 show more goodwill to humans and to human-like autonomous machines. The findings suggest that the coronavirus crisis helped close the ...

 

Make sense of March Madness

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You’ve probably heard of people basing their bracket picks on the teams’ mascots. You might notice there are some crazy ones out there. Where do schools come up with those names?There’s...

 

Let it go

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It’s been several years since the Disney song, ‘Let it go,’ permeated our ears and brains but psychiatrists agree there is something to that message. If you suffer from anxiety or find y...

 

​Picture Gratitude

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Almost all self-help books mention the power of gratitude. Showing appreciation for simple joys and blessings is an easy way to lift your spirits and set you on a path to focus on the p...

 

Scrape away pain

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Gua sha is the practice of using a tool to apply pressure and scrape the skin to relieve pain and tension. The name gua sha (pronounced gwahshah) comes from the Chinese word for scraping...

 

Burrito Bowls serve up less calories

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A flour tortilla can contribute up to 400 calories and 45-65 grams of carbohydrates in a burrito. Switching to a burrito bowl and including rice and beans transforms your burrito into a ...

 

Levels of activity and lifespan

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According to research published in 2011, people who had relatively low activity—they exercised 92 minutes a week or about 15 minutes of exercise a day—had a 3-year longer life expectancy...

 

The bald truth: Altered cell divisions cause hair thinning

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Hair grows from stem cells residing in hair follicles. During aging, the capability of hair follicles to grow hair is successively lost, leading to hair thinning and ultimately hair loss...

 

Feed a duck today

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Anyone who has grown up in El Paso will have at least one memory at Ascarate Park. This Sunday Funday we say, enjoy a drive around the lake. You can pack a picnic and some snacks for the...

 

Can Spring make you moody?

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If you are sensitive to environmental toxins — and the majority of us are — you may very well have a harder time keeping your spirits up as the flowers and trees bloom. The blowing winds...

 

Show some love for a nurse today

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Every March 19th, National Certified Nurses Day celebrates the certified nurses who impact lives every day.Certified nurses dedicate their entire careers to helping others and often work...

 

Acupressure for Sinuses

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During allergy season, sinus pressure is very common. Here is a natural acupressure remedy you can try. Acupressure is a key part of traditional Chinese medicine. It involves applying pr...

 

Cucumber Avocado Salad Recipe

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If you are looking for something green to eat this St. Patrick’s Day, try the easiest cucumber avocado salad in all the land. Ingredients: 3 large avocados we recommend California...

 

Fitness benefits of kite flying

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It’s windy season in El Paso and instead of looking out the window and cursing the wind because you can’t go out to get some exercise, we say embrace it! Go fly a kit for fitness! Kite fly...

 

5 a day: 2 fruit and 3 vegetable servings for longer life

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Higher consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death in men and women, according to data representing nearly 2 million adults. Five daily servings of frui...

 

Ride a bike

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Many of us have not been on a bike since we were kids. Today, on Sunday Funday, we say get pedaling! The city of El Paso offers inexpensive bikes available to rent. You can download the ...

 

​ Maintaining hope during COVID fatigue

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There are several signs of COVID fatigue say experts. One aspect is being excessively tired despite adequate rest. Additionally, if you have maintained isolation from loved ones, co-workers ...

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