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This Month: Celebrate Frozen Food

The freezer...it's a wonderful invention, don't you think? You can keep food frozen for months and still be able to eat it as if you just bought it. I freeze everything from garlic cloves to fruit, to herbs and even flour. Every morning, I use a few frozen strawberries for my smoothie. So, it's safe to say that the freezer and frozen food has made our lives easier, right? Let's celebrate! All this month you can celebrate. The month of March is National Frozen Food Month.

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Drink Up: Judge Blocks New York’s Large-Sugary-Drink Ban

Looks like you'll be able to a large Coke in restaurants after all, following a New York State Supreme Court judge's ruling.

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Remember to Check Your Batteries

Daylight Saving Time (3/10 at 2 a.m.) is fast approaching. And, in addition to changing your clocks, there is a "holiday" that coincides with Daylight Saving Time--it's Check Your Batteries Day, which happens on the second Sunday of March every year. No, it's not a day to remember to change the TV remote batteries (however, you can do that, too), it's a day to check to make sure those smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are working.

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For a Healthier Heart, Try the Mediterranean Diet

A recent study explains that a so-called Mediterranean diet—specifically one high in extra-virgin olive oil—is a great way to keep your heart in good shape.

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After The Crash In Luxor, Egypt… How Safe Are Hot Air Balloons?

On the heels of the worst-of-it's-kind balloon tragedy in Luxor, Egypt it naturally begs the question in many of our minds about the safety of hot air balloon flying. While our knee-jerk reaction is to breathe a sigh of relief that we're on the ground, the fact is you're actually more likely to get hit by a car walking to your next destination than you are to be an unlucky passenger on a doomed balloon flight.

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5 Surprising Facts About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

You may know St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded with the specific goal of curing cancer in children, but there’s probably a whole lot more about it you don’t know.

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5 Exercises That Will Improve Your Heart Health

You listen to weather updates so you know how to dress. You wash your hands so you don't get the flu. You wear your seatbelt to keep you safe in the car. You are a prevention machine. But are you working to prevent the number one cause of death for both men and women, heart disease? For American Heart Month, we're focusing on ways to avoid this preventable disease. If you want to keep your heart healthy, one of the best things you can do is weekly aerobic activity.  Here are five exercises to keep your heart strong:

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
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Something All Food Labels Should Have

If you're someone who has a special dietary need, you know how difficult it is finding the right food. There's gluten free, vegan, dairy free, low sodium, low fat, soy free and wheat free--to name a few. I'm vegan. That means I don't eat meat, dairy products, eggs or fish. So, when I go to the grocery store, I look at almost every food label for the ingredients before I buy it. Anyone with a special diet knows just how frustrating that can be. However, there are a few food companies that are making it easier.

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What Is The Safest Way To Travel? By Plane, Car, Train… Space Shuttle?

Truth is, all three are pretty safe out of nine different modes of transportation which include motorcycles, bicycles, airplanes, trains, automobiles, buses, ferries and even walking and the space shuttle! Below is a survey of the nine methods I just mentioned ranked in order of least safe to most safe and the results are extremely surprising!

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Is Having A Beer Belly A Myth?- Drinking Utica Club Will Not Give You A Beer Belly

Growing up we all learned that if we drink too much beer we will develop a beer belly. Is having a beer belly even true? Is it just a myth? Good news for beer drinkers all over today: If you drink beer in moderation, it's no more likely to give you a big belly than drinking anything else.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
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DIY Exercise Ball Office Chair

Whether you call it an exercise ball, a fitness ball, a yoga ball or a balance ball, we have all seen it at the gym. People exercise and stretch on it. But, how many people do you know use an exercise ball as an office chair? An exercise ball office chair not only helps your posture, but it has the capability of strengthening your core muscles, all while sitting. Thanks to some help from the Internet, I was able to build my own exercise ball office chair for around $25.

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Lady Gaga Tweets Nearly Nude Photos To Help Cope With Her Eating Disorder

Lady Gaga always attacks social norms in a way that is both shocking and confusing and while her methods are unorthodox, her point is usually right on target. This time she's trying to rally together and encourage all of those that suffer from eating disorders by tweeting photos of herself in her underwear.

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