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Shealthy_herbsalt and pepper are not the only ones that can add taste and flavor to what we eat. More than determining whether or not our meals can taste good, herbs and spices have various benefits that aid in overall health. All of these come from plants and their parts, including flowers, fruits, seeds and leaves, so it makes sense that they are packed with both flavor and antioxidants.

Many herbs and spices contain antibacterial and antiviral properties, and are often high in certain nutrients. Some are also shown to aid in weight loss and appetite control or even satisfy sweet tooth without calories. Whether store-bought and organic or grown in-house, Wellness Mama has shared the following herbs and spices that will add health benefits to your meals:

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Why Do Dogs Chase Cats?

Posted: June 25, 2020 in Did you know?
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dogs_catsIt’s a relationship that you probably just think of as the natural order of things, established in everything from books to cartoons: Dogs chase cats, and cats and dogs hate each other. It’s somewhat of a given of the animal kingdom…or is it? After all, there are plenty of multi-pet households that have a dog and a cat that get along, not to mention all of these adorable photos of dogs and cats being best friends. So what’s the story here? Why do dogs chase cats? Is it because of dogs’ natural instincts, and, if so, how can you prevent it?

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ojuiceOrange juice is the most popular fruit juice sold in the US and has been advertised as a staple in a healthy diet. Some experts warn, however, that orange juice doesn’t live up to marketers’ claims and may actually be bad for your health. Here’s what you need to know about whether or not orange juice is a healthy addition to your diet.

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shopping_storesNow that many areas of the country have been without access to retail stores for months thanks to lockdown, many are anxious to get back to some of their favorite shops to restock on non-essential items and support local businesses. But as phased reopening begins across the U.S., customers will be stepping into an entirely different shopping experience by not actually stepping into the shops at all. That’s because curbside pickup and prepacked orders will be the new norm for non-essential retail stores opening during phase one for many states and counties.

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Even now I still love these candies  just putting my two cents in before the article

necco_candyNecco Wafers first came out in 1847, making them one of the oldest candy brands in existence, according to the Spangler Candy Company. They were discontinued in 2018, but they just couldn’t stay away, because the candies are coming back this summer.

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oldstersFrom the government to nonprofits and individuals, there are so many people helping older adults dealing with isolation and loneliness right now.

However, the Radio Recliner may be one of the most unique projects out there. It’s a pirate radio station run strictly by retirees.

“There’s one guy who used the music to talk about his favorite snacks he had in World War II and how he was able to get those,” said Mitch Bennett, Chief Creative Officer of Luckie, the brand behind Radio Recliner.

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try_on_clothesWhen it comes to clothes shopping, nothing can replace the in-person experience of trying on an item in the changing room. But are fitting rooms safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic? Some major retailers, including Nordstrom and Macy’s, have released details on how they will keep fitting rooms safe and clean as they slowly reopen.

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cheeseDo you make a beeline to the charcuterie board at parties? Are you always the first person to schedule wine and cheese nights? Do you drool over videos of ooey, gooey, stretched cheese? Then it’s confirmed: you’re a cheese fanatic. But despite your love of all things cheese, we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve probably been storing cheese wrong your entire life. The good news is that it’s not a big deal, because I’m about to teach you how to store cheese properly so it lasts longer, maintains flavor, and doesn’t have to end up molded in the garbage.

I reached out to cheese experts to find out the common mistakes people make when storing cheese, the proper way to store cheese, and the best tools you need to keep cheese fresh. To keep even more foods besides cheese fresh, you’re going to want to invest in these 14 Best Kitchen Tools for Helping Food Stay Fresh.

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BB108fOIFor many people, their morning cup (or three) of coffee is prime motivation to get out of bed it gives you an energy boost, it tastes good, and the ritual of sipping from your favorite mug sets the tone for the day. But then you make another cup, and soon enough, it’s time for your afternoon Starbucks to ward off the 4 p.m. yawns…

If that sounds familiar, 85 percent of Americans are right there with you enjoying their caffeine. Even though drinking coffee isn’t necessarily bad for you in fact, it has some health benefits there is such a thing as sipping too much java. Caffeine is still a drug, and over-consuming can trigger adverse reactions in your body.

Kelli McGrane RD, for the calorie counting app Lose It!, reveals five signs of excessive coffee consumption. If you’re experiencing them, consider this your wakeup call that maybe it’s time to cut back. And, to keep the rest of your habits in check.

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A guide to ordering food during a pandemic

BB14s73OThe coronavirus pandemic has given everyone a lot of food for thought on whether or not it’s safe to order food for takeout, delivery or pick-up. The short answer is yes, it’s safe – but it’s better to take a few extra steps to be sure. From the best way to order and tipping to proper packaging handling, here is a list of practices to follow.

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