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Cook-Off Winning Chili Recipes

Even though Spring is approaching in just three short weeks, it certainly still feels like we’re in the dead of winter in most parts of the country. When the temperature dips below freezing, the one thing everyone really wants is something warm and comforting for dinner. Soups and stews are high on the list, along with cheesy casseroles and lots of starches like pasta and potatoes. And speaking of a warm bowl of comfort, today happens to be National Chili Day! Somewhere between a soup and a stew, chili holds…

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Medical News Today: 12 natural ways to relieve pain

Over-the-counter medicines such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen are effective pain relievers, but long-term use can cause side effects. Prescription medications may be addictive and have even more adverse effects. What are the best natural ways to relieve pain? People have used essential oils, herbs, and alternative therapies as natural pain relievers for hundreds of years. Researchers have not fully explored these options, but some evidence suggests that certain remedies can help, and that many people find them useful. In this article, we discuss 12 natural pain relievers and the science…

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Terrific Treats for the Break Room

This Friday March 1st is Employee Appreciation Day. If you’re looking for something delicious to send to the office, you’ve come to the right place! GiftTree specializes in delivering extraordinary, delicious gifts. Whether you have a team of twenty employees or a hundred, GiftTree has tons of delectable options. Let’s take a look at some terrific treats for the break room. Above all, employees should feel valued all year long. Let your employees know you appreciate their hard work – it doesn’t have to be Employee Appreciation Day to show…

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Medical News Today: What to know about DEXA scans

A DEXA scan usually assesses or measures bone density. It may also have uses in determining body composition, such as the percentage of lean muscle and fat. The dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan uses two low-energy X-ray beams, which doctors direct toward the bones. Using dual energy levels separates the images into two components, including soft tissue and bone. When determining whether a person has low bone density or whether the condition is getting worse, a DEXA scan tends to be more accurate than a typical X-ray because it can…

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The Best Employee Appreciation Gifts

March 1st is Employee Appreciation Day! Are you a business owner or part of an HR department? If so, Employee Appreciation Day is a perfect chance to show staff the work they do is valued. One of the best ways to show employee appreciation is with gifts. At all different price points, these tokens of gratitude send a message that hard work doesn’t go unnoticed! Here are some of the best employee appreciation gifts. Personalized Delights for the Desk Embossed Fine Leather Journal Desktop Artisan Compass Personalized Leather Cord Traveler…

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12 Creative Care Package Ideas and Printables

Loved ones can be scattered across the globe for a variety of reasons, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be there for them. Send them a thoughtful care package to bring happiness, love and memories all wrapped up in an adorable box. From college kids to military members, these care package ideas are sure to deliver something sweet to your long-distance loved one. We’ve included some unique printables to accompany your care package so you can dress up your gift for any occasion. They include box flap decorations that you…

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Medical News Today: Onions and garlic could protect against cancer

Aside from their ability to inject deep flavor into almost any meal, onions and garlic might also protect against cancer, according to a recent study. A recent study adds to the evidence that allium vegetables reduce cancer risk. Garlic, onions, leeks, chives, and shallots are classed as allium vegetables. They are grown throughout much of the world and form the bedrock of family meals far and wide. Earlier studies have shown that certain compounds in allium vegetables — including flavanols and organosulfur compounds — are bioactive. Some have been shown…

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Medical News Today: Sleep apnea: Daytime sleepiness might help predict cardiovascular risk

A recent study categorizing people with obstructive sleep apnea based on their differing symptoms found a strong link between excessive daytime sleepiness and cardiovascular disease. OSA increases hypertension risk. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) causes sporadic airflow blockages during sleep. All of the different types of sleep apnea, OSA is the most common. Symptoms include snoring, daytime sleepiness, difficulty concentrating, and high blood pressure. OSA occurs when the throat muscles relax too much to keep the airway open. According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 18 million adults in the…

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