Outdoor Eating Food Safety Tips

Outdoor Eating Food Safety TipsBe sure to keep raw meat, poultry, and seafood securely wrapped so their juices don’t contaminate cooked foods or foods eaten raw such as fruits and vegetables.

US Food and Drug Administration / Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

The picnic and barbeque season traditionally begins on Memorial Day weekend. To protect yourself, your family, and friends from foodborne illness, practice safe food handling techniques when eating outdoors. Keep these tips in mind when preparing, storing, and cooking food for picnics and barbecues.

When You Transport Food

  • Keep cold food cold. Place cold food in a cooler with ice

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Spice Up Your Treadmill Workout

Treadmill WorkoutAs you learn this routine, feel free to walk, jog, or run instead of doing any of the moves. Alternate between brisk walking and bent-knee walking.

By: Minna Lessig
Author of Tank Top Arms, Bikini Belly, Boy Shorts Bottom

Like many folks, I do my cardio on a treadmill. But because the pounding of running makes my back hurt and tightens my hips, I created this 30-minute treadmill routine. Now, I’m passing it on to you. Some of the moves can be tricky at first, but that’s a good thing, especially if your current treadmill workout feels a bit stale. …

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Boosting Metabolism

Boosting Metabolism

Most of what controls your metabolism isn’t under your control. Some people are genetically blessed with a high-burning metabolism.


By: Joy Bauer, MS, RD, CDN with Carol Svec
Authors of Joy Bauer’s Food Cures

Clients — and just about everyone I meet who learns I’m a nutritionist — ask me this question all the time: How can I boost my metabolism?

Metabolism is simply the total of all body processes that burn calories — your basal metabolic rate plus your activity factor. When it comes to improving your metabolism, there’s good news and bad news.

First the bad news:

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Fashion’s New Mantra, ‘Politically Driven’

Hillary Clinton

This is the first time in history that women are at center stage in Washington. They are liberal, stylish, fashion-forward women.

By: Gabrielle Ruvolo

As fashion trendsetters, female political candidates will have a new influence on fashion. We will see a new look ahead. With women standing forward in politics this could be a return to the classics, while drawing a fresh new distinctive style. What could that distinction be? Possibly a modernized version of the classics with the focus on simple feminine lines. The opposite of frivolous, shabby or funky. A chic deliberate confident, sophisticated smart sense of self …

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No Body is Perfect: Body Image and Shame

No Body is PerfectAreas that are particularly vulnerable for women: appearance and body image, motherhood, family, parenting, money and work, mental and physical health, aging, sex, religion, surviving trauma, speaking out and being labeled or stereotyped.

By: Brené Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.
Author of I Thought It Was Just Me

We often want to believe that shame is reserved for the unfortunate few who have survived terrible traumas, but this is not true. Shame is something we all experience. And, while it feels like shame hides in our darkest corners, it actually tends to lurk in all of the familiar places. After interviewing over …

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