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Easily Eliminate 100 Calories a Day

Dieting doesn't have to mean giving up everything that you love. A few simple changes here and there can trim a few calories from your daily intake -- and that can mean faster weight loss. Following one or more of these suggestions in the food and


How to tell family you're eloping

Just as many men and women may have visions of what their wedding will be like, parents, family members and friends also may envision others' weddings. Parents who have their hearts set on seeing their little girl in a white, princess gown or their boy beginning to start his own family could be


Does My Child Need Braces?

Genes are responsible for many traits in a person. They'll determine if you'll have brown eyes or blond hair, and could dictate whether you will be tall or short. Genes are also largely responsible for dental problems that could necessitate orthodontic braces, something many children need to correct crooked teeth or bite issues.


Common signs you might be a bridezilla

Few brides-to-be want to be tagged as a "bridezilla." However, engaging in certain behaviors just might earn them  that dubious distinction.
It is believed the term "bridezilla" was coined in a Boston Globe article in June 1995. Since then, it has been widely used for an overbearing bride who is difficult and often a perfectionist.
A woman who is obsessed about every detail of the wedding might turn into a bridezilla. There are several traits that many bridezilla's have in common. If a bride-to-be sees her own behaviors on this list, she may want to make some changes quickly or risk alienating friends and family members.


Clean Hands Save Lives

Washing hands isn't simply a method of cleaning up before sitting down to dinner. Frequent hand-washing is the single most effective way to prevent illness.

Proper hand-washing has proven effective against the spread of 99 percent of germs that travel via droplets -- and that includes the flu


Dry Pet Food Could Lead to Sick Children

Young children typically explore their world by putting everything they find in their mouths. This habit can make them sick, especially if they discover dry pet food.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have linked salmonella outbreaks with dry pet foods, including Pedigree and Special Kitty, produced at a Mars Petcare plant in Everson, Pa. Seventy-nine people became ill between 2006 and 2008. Most of the affected individuals were children aged 2 and younger.


Bonus Appliances to Add Kitchen Appeal

Homeowners remodeling their kitchen can look beyond traditional appliances and add specialty tools that may save on space and upgrade room efficiency.

Not every kitchen is equipped with a trash compactor or wine cooler, but many homeowners are seeing the


Deciding if grad school is right for you

The year 2010 saw women surpass men in advanced degrees for the first time ever. So says the United States Census Bureau, which found that among adults 25 and older who earned a master's degree, 10.6 million were women and 10.5 million were men.


Women and their pets

Pets are beloved by women, men and children alike. But research indicates that pets may play a special role in the lives of female pet owners.
A study by UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine uncovered a psychological component to the relationship between women and their pets. Pets act as