SOOTHE SORENESS FROM WEIGHTLIFTING

Weightlifting can be so rewarding! It’s good for your physical and mental health, and helps you sculpt a stronger body. But weightlifting can also leave muscles sore and make everyday activities a little painful. To help you recover quickly, drink some cherry juice. A study conducted by University of Vermont researchers and published in Men’s…

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WINTERFAIR COLUMBUS

  Looking for unique gifts and art to decorate your home? Visit the Ohio Designer Craftsmen Winterfair Columbus this weekend! From December 2nd through the 4th at the Ohio Expo Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds you can find fine art and crafts made in American studios! Admission is only $7, and children under 12…

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FOUR HELPFUL HOLIDAY HOSTING TIPS

Are you hosting overnight guests this holiday season? Impress them and make their stay more special with a little effort. Decorate little boxes or baskets and fill them with peppermints, sweet and salty nuts, or pieces of gourmet chocolate. Leave them on your guests’ pillows. Frame and place photos from last year’s holiday celebrations with…

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FOUR TIPS FOR ARRANGING YOUR HOME

  Friday, November 11, 2011 Keep these four tips from professional designers in mind when you’re setting up your living room, bedroom or family room: Decorator Angelo Surmelis says to place couches and chairs a few inches away from any wall. This creates breathing room and makes your space seem larger. HGTV’s designer Erinn Valencich suggests spreading light sources…

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KICK ASH!

  Almost 17 million Americans try to quit smoking each year, but only about 1.3 million are able to ditch the addictive habit. As hard as it is, quitting is possible. If you’re trying, use your friends and your phone for help! Researchers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand compared the success of smokers trying to…

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RUG RULES

  Dressing up your dining room, kitchen, or bedroom with an area rug? Angelo Surmelis, a professional celebrity designer in Los Angeles and owner of angelo: HOME.com, suggests buying a large rug. “You want to expose some flooring, but for the most part, go big, almost as big as the area.” Why? Placing a rug that’s…

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DON’T FORGET YOUR COFFEE

A recent University of South Florida study has shown that coffee may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease…as long as it’s the caffeinated kind. The study showed that levels of the hormone Granulocyte colony stimulating factor are increased in individuals who drank caffeinated coffee. Higher levels of this hormone are linked with a more rapid production…

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FOODS TO FIGHT A FUNK

Every once in a while a bad mood just happens. Environmental factors, work stress and relationships can be the cause, but the fact is that everyone just wakes up on the wrong side of the bed sometimes. When this occurs, try upping your intake of folic acid-rich foods, selenium and vitamin B12 to boost your…

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COOL TOOL: THE ROOM PLANNER

    The new Preferred Living Room Planner makes it easy to  re-arrange your furniture – without breaking a sweat. To find this great feature, click on the Communities link in the menu on the left, and select your home community. Click the Floorplans link at the top of that page. Look for the Floor…

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