Make a clean sweep through your home. Clear some room for any gifts you will receive by weeding out the extras in your pantry, clothes closet, and hallway closet. Donate the items to your local soup kitchen, religious center, or other such organization, which can then pass along these items to those in need. Keep your neighborhood in good shape. If you live in an area where it snows frequently, […]

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The nearly seventy-five million people who have high blood pressure, also called hypertension, should know: There are simple ways and good reasons-to control it. The ways to maintain healthy blood pressure may include a few lifestyle changes and perhaps prescribed medications. First, have your blood pressure checked regularly. Next, maintain a normal body weight,. Keep up physical activity, two and a half hours a week of moderate aerobic activity such as brisk walking […]

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If your dining room is primarily used for special occasions, it offers a wonderful opportunity for taking design risks.  To aid in selecting a color palette, here are a few essential elements to keep in mind. Consider going bold with color, resulting in a room that is as much a piece of art as it is a place to share meals.  Statement making shades of moody navy, cheery coral or […]

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Indentify and Avoid. The easiest way to beat the stressful blues is avoid them all together. Identify what or who triggers your stress and avoid the situations you can control. If a certain intersection makes your heart beat faster, take a different route home from work. If a coworker or friend is constantly negative, limit your interactions. You might not be able to control his or her attitude, but you […]

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