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Nick Tavares

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Make Delicious Smoothies 3 Ways

For a healthy snack, try blending up one of these satisfying smoothies. Green: Pineapple green smoothie This lean, green healthy snack packs in nutrients and flavor. EatingWell.com created this smoothie with almond milk, pineapple, banana, chia seeds, Greek yogurt and baby spinach. The result – a tasty drink full of essentials like protein and fiber.Read More

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Small Home Projects, Big Value

Minor projects create major value inside your home. A coat of paint, a weekend DIY project or a quick visit from a professional can make a difference in your dojo. To up your home’s value and appeal, check out these easy home projects. Consider seeking professional services and advice for the best possible results. UpdateRead More

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Go Upscale With Upcycled Pet Beds

Let sleeping dogs lie − but let them lie in comfort and style. By upcycling some unwanted items, you can create classy new sleeping quarters for Fido and Fluffy for next to nothing. Here are a few ideas to build a better bed for your furry friend. The luxurious luggage apartment Turn a vintage hardcoverRead More

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Heat Up Date Night With Partner Workouts

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends planning workout “dates” to bolster your exercise motivation. So why not set a time and a place for you and your partner to help each other stay healthy? Here are some easy moves to get you started. Walking According to the AHA, walking at least 30 minutes a day helpsRead More

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The Best Cold Weather Running Gear for Winter Runs

We asked Terrence Mahon, high performance coach at the Boston Athletic Association – the organization behind the Boston Marathon – about the essentials for winter running safety. Here are his top picks for winter-weather gear. Winter running shoes: These offer less-breathable uppers and extra traction, with moisture-wicking or water-repellent materials. Check out stabilizers with smallRead More

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Stay Active With These Winter Workouts

Our motivation drops with every snowfall, but you can stay active when cold weather hits. Fight off hibernation habits with these winter workouts. Shoveling snow • A person weighing 170 pounds can burn about 250 calories over 30 minutes of shoveling, according to North Dakota State University. • Shoveling increases your heart rate and providesRead More

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Food Puzzles Your Pet Will Love

When the cat’s away, the mice will play. But when the human’s away, what does the cat do? Food puzzles keep your pet occupied when you’re not home. They can be found at pet stores and online, and have several difficulty levels for various animal species. These puzzles compel pets to forage for food usingRead More