It seems like everywhere we look, we’re being told that we should not eat sugar. However, in small amounts sugar is not bad for most people. The natural fructose sugar found in fruits and vegetables and lactose sugar in milk and dairy is part of a healthy diet. The problem lies with processed foods packed with high amounts of sugar (namely sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup). It’s not just the obvious culprits, like soda, candy, and cakes.
Moving into a new home is incredibly exciting. An empty house holds so many possibilities. You can do anything you want! Yet, as the moving men bring all your furniture into the house, the worry may begin to set in, especially if you don’t have a plan. The task of finding a place for every possession can be daunting. You may find yourself wondering, “how in the world will that couch fit anywhere?” or thinking, “That bookshelf is a lot taller than I thought!”
In the winter, our skin reacts to the cold air, We sleep with the heat on, and the wind outside blows against our faces. When we’re not outside in the freezing cold, we’re inside, where the air is heated. With the extreme cold and hot, most of us need to add to or alter our skin care regimen.
When you think about fatal illnesses, the flu isn’t the first disease that comes to mind. However, the flu is a serious illness that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes can be deadly. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others.
If you’re in the mood for a quick nosh or nibble, beware. Research shows that reckless snacking is the cause of most Americans’ excess calorie consumption—and it can very easily add up to weight gain. Similarly, mid-morning snacks can detour a diet because many people snack out of routine, not hunger, and their snacks are often too high-calorie.
In June, we learned that the NSA had been collecting US call records, which created quite a controversy. The NSA’s Director, General Keith B. Alexander, defended “bulk” collection as an essential counterterrorism and foreign intelligence tool, saying, “You need the haystack to find the needle.”