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  • Swap Out These 5 Foods for Better Health>>

    Employ these simple dietary substitutions to boost your health.>>

  • 5 Ways to Plan the Perfect Picnic>>

    Summer sandwiches just taste better in the backyard, or in the park. So, don't fret over the food preparation.  Here's how to plan the perfect picnic.>>

  • 5 Safe and Healthy Alternatives to Energy Drinks>>

    Your favourite energy drink may be doing more harm than good. Research has shown that consuming energy drinks may have negative effects on blood pressure, heart rate, and brain function. Skip the drink, and instead turn to these five alternatives.>>

  • 5 Ways to Protect Your Arteries From a Fatty Meal>>

    High-fat meals can constrict arteries for hours, reducing blood flow. If you can't give up grill time, this advice from holistic heart doctor Joel K. Kahn, MD, will help make a splurge meal less toxic to your arteries.>>

  • 5 Ways to Screen Yourself From the Sun>>

    Sunscreen is your ticket to young looking skin. Be sure to use it – and use it properly.>>

  • 5 Reasons to Store Vinegar in Your Medicine Cabinet>>

    Vinegar has long been a household staple for cooking and cleaning. But it's also used to cure tons of common ailments. Here are five great reasons to start adding a jar (or jug) to your medicine cabinet too.>>

  • 5 Healthier Coffee Shop Choices>>

    What would the world be like without Starbucks and other coffee shops? Somewhat thinner, perhaps. These havens for coffee lovers, specializing in sweet drinks to wash down irresistible pastries and cakes, have become a staple in Canada and elsewhere. Find out how to make coffee shop visits healthier.>>

  • 5 Things to Treat a Bee Sting>>

    Bees do wonderful things, such as pollenate our favourite flowers and provide us with their delicious honey. But there is a cost. When your outdoor fun gets in their way and you get stung, here are five surefire ways to reduce the pain.>>

  • 5 Things to Stop a Headache>>

    The moment you feel that telltale pounding in your head, don’t give in to the pain. One of these seven tips can head off your headache before it ruins your day.>>

  • 5 Things to End Muscle Pain>>

    When our muscles ache, often our first instinct is to reach for the pill bottle. But even seemingly benign drugs such as ibuprofen and aspirin can, over time, increase your risk for ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, high blood pressure, and heart attacks. Fortunately, there are alternatives for dealing with muscle soreness.>>

  • 5 Ways to Make Wild Birds Happy>>

    By creating an environment that makes your feathered friends happy, you’ll keep them coming throughout the year. Here are five ways to make your yard the birds’ happy place.>>

  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About Olive Oil>>

    This pantry staple has more uses than you might think. Just take a look at these nine amazing facts about olive oil.>>

  • 5 Things to Help You Think Happier>>

    More and more research has shown the connection between the mind and body. Have a positive outlook on life, and you can boost your health. Learn to laugh off everyday stresses and you can avoid some ailments. The best thing, though: You can think yourself to a happier and healthier self.>>

  • 5 Things to Naturally Boost Your Memory>>

    Your mind is sort of like a muscle. The more you use it, the better your memory. In addition to giving your grey matter some exercise, here are five other memory-boosting home remedies.>>

  • 5 Things to Help You During a Winter Storm>>

    When a storm warning makes you feel like you’re inside a snow globe, it’s time to think about survival. Here are five things to get you through that nasty weather.>>

  • 5 More Things to do With Eggs>>

    Have some extra eggs laying around? There's more to do with them than bake or fry them up. Here are five things to do with eggs.>>

  • 5 Things to Know About Your iPhone>>

    It was unimaginable 20 years ago that one device could combine a phone, computer, answering machine and about a dozen other gadgets in one handheld cell phone. Here are five surprising capabilities that you may not know about your iPhone.>>

  • 5 Facts About Facebook>>

    When you say you’ll “message” someone, chances are you mean that you’ll communicate via Facebook. With more than one billion estimated users, the social media site has become a part of everyday life, but this “free” service does come with some strings.>>

  • 5 Things to Do With Vegetable Peelers>>

    A vegetable peeler sits in the drawer but it's got more uses than just peeling those spuds. Here are five other ways it can come in handy.>>

  • 5 Things to Do With Jars>>

    When you're finished with a jar, don't just toss it into the recycling bin. Re-use it in one of these five ways.>>

  • 5 Things to Do With Cans>>

    Cans of pop, juice, and soup may pile up in your home but you don't have to take them out with the trash. Instead, reuse them in one of these five ways.>>

  • 5 Things to do With Pie Pans>>

    If you're baking a pie and have a few extra pans laying around, repurpose them to help you get organized or decorate around your home. Here are five functional things to do with pie pans.>>

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