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Christmas Trees Can Stay Fresh for Weeks – A Well-Timed Cut and Consistent Watering Are Key
By Curtis VanderSchaaf Your Health

Christmas Trees Can Stay Fresh for Weeks – A Well-Timed Cut and Consistent Watering Are Key

Every year somewhere between 25 million and 30 million Christmas trees are sold in the United States. If you’re one of the people who decorate for the holiday with a freshly cut Christmas tree, you might be wondering how to keep it looking good all the way through Santa’s visit – and maybe even a […]

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The Incredible Health Benefits of Holiday Spices
Medically Reviewed Julie Ching, MS, RDN, CDE Food

The Incredible Health Benefits of Holiday Spices

There are so many delicious spices to use when cooking during the holidays. From cinnamon to ginger to vanilla, these spices both taste and smell amazing during the festive season. You may be surprised to know that holiday spices also come with a range of benefits for your health. Read on to learn more about the health benefits of your favorite holiday spices.

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Healthy Holiday Habits This Season
By Olivia DiPede Your Health

Healthy Holiday Habits This Season

While the holiday season is a time of year that many look forward to, it can also come with its stress. During this time of year, many people tend to fall out of their healthy routines and indulge, especially with the time off work and a long list of gatherings with friends and family. With the holidays around the corner, let’s take a look at some habits you should consider this holiday season to keep you feeling healthy and happy.

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How to Keep Your Jack-O’-Lantern From Turning Into Moldy, Maggoty Mush Before Halloween
By Matt Kasson Your Health

How to Keep Your Jack-O’-Lantern From Turning Into Moldy, Maggoty Mush Before Halloween

For many Americans, pumpkins mean that fall is here. In anticipation, coffee shops, restaurants and grocery stores start their pumpkin flavor promotions in late August, a month before autumn officially begins. And shoppers start buying fresh decorative winter produce, such as pumpkins and turban squash, in the hot, sultry days of late summer. But these […]

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How to Reduce Your Kids’ Sugar Consumption This Halloween — And Why It’s So Important
By Michael Goran Children

How to Reduce Your Kids’ Sugar Consumption This Halloween — And Why It’s So Important

Halloween is extra tricky this year thanks to COVID-19. But beyond the possible exposure to the virus from trick-or-treating or Halloween parties, there’s the issue of excess sugar intake – and, as discussed below, how it might contribute to lowered immune response and increased risk for severity of viral infection. For most, Halloween is more […]

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