Friday, December 23rd, 2011
Here are this week’s reading diversions for your personal enlightenment. Have an Excellent, and Merry, Christmas Weekend!
How many gifts do your kids get under the tree each year? Two? Five? Ten? A dozen or more?
Even though you’re likely baring less skin during the winter months, it’s still important to pay attention to your skin. As a registered dietitian and associate nutrition editor of EatingWell magazine I know that what you eat can provide a powerful line of defense against dryness and UV damage, minimize wrinkles and promote smooth skin. Even better, many of these foods are ripe and in-season now. Here are nine of the best winter foods for your skin.
“This means in practice that older people who eat a Mediterranean diet live an estimated 2-3 years longer than those who don’t,” Gianluca Tognon, scientist at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, said in a statement.
7 Signs Santa Has Alzheimer’s | Caring.com
Only a doctor, of course, can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. But Mrs. Claus would do well to take a closer look at the following warning signs, which warrant a cognitive evaluation and medical exam in order to rule out other possible causes of dementia or — though it seems impossible to imagine in someone known for his ho, ho, ho — depression.
Plant based foods, like fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts and seed are packed with nutrients that promote good health. They contain essential anti-oxidant nutrients, good oils and lots of fibre. While not all of the cultures with long lifespans were vegetarian, all ate diets with a high proportion of plant foods.
27 Foods That Can trigger Migraines – Migraine
All kinds of beans are potential food triggers – string beans, navy beans, kidney beans, lima beans, all of them. The tannin in beans may be the culprit.
Best iPad and iPhone Games for Little Kids – Educational iPhone Apps – Parenting.com
Stuck waiting in line or plodding through a long-haul car trip? App developer Peter Evan Ginsberg rounds up the best iPhone and iPad apps to entertain (and maybe even educate) toddlers and preschoolers. Plus: Check out more great iphone apps for kids of all ages.
Spectacular Christmas Trees, From Warsaw to the White House (Photos) – The Daily Beast
The Christmas tree tradition seems to get stronger each year, with even some countries like Thailand, which is overwhelmingly Buddhist, getting into the spirit. From Singapore to South Carolina and the White House, see some of the most elaborate—and enormous—Christmas trees from around the world
Christmas Toy Fads From Cabbage Patch Kids to Rubik’s Cube – The Daily Beast
In the spirit of holiday nostalgia, The Daily Beast combed the records of Christmases past for a look at the top-selling toy crazes over the last three decades, including the ones on this year’s wish lists.
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