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Fact or Myth: Health Benefits of Wine

Is wine bad for you? It can be. Is wine good for you? It can be. That’s one simple answer to a much more complicated subject, the health benefits of drinking wine. The truth is that there are many health benefits to drinking wine. It’s good for your skin and eyes. It’s heart healthy, and it can reduce your risks for some cancers.

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3 Ways Caffeine Is Good and Bad for You

Everybody’s heard the terrible things coffee can — allegedly — do to you. From stunted growth to abnormal heart rate, this addictive beverage is sometimes even jokingly referred to alongside cigarettes. That is, of course, because of the caffeine. Caffeine, like nicotine, is a fairly addictive stimulant. As with many substances, overuse can have some unpleasant side effects, including diminishing returns in the stimulation, resulting in further overuse.

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Living an Anti-Cancer Lifestyle in Your 20s and Beyond

It seems like every other day, there’s another article in the news claiming yet another favorite food or activity has been found to cause cancer. It’s almost enough to make you want to put yourself in a bubble, but there’s no reason to retreat just yet. While there is no definitive way to prevent all forms of cancer, there are plenty of steps you can take to reduce your risk throughout your life and start living an anti-cancer lifestyle early on and beyond.

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Manuka Honey: Uses and Benefits

Honey has been used for centuries to promote healing. Folklore is littered with the magical properties of honey, which says something about the widely believed notion that honey does – in fact – have a power to heal.

This notion is strengthened by the number of case studies and clinical research that has been done to explore the many health benefits of honey. No one can deny honey is special and contains properties that are beneficial to the health and well-being of those who consume it. However, not all honeys are the same.

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The Spiel on the Sparking Water Trend

Tiny bubbles are big business for the bottled water industry. Whether your brand is Perrier, Pellegrino, LaCroix or Gerolsteiner, sparkling water has suddenly become the “in” thing as a health-conscious alternative to soft drinks and sodas. Between 2009 and 2014, the volume of carbonated water sold in the US has increased nearly 60 percent. Hey — if they like it in Europe, maybe it’s worth a shot, right?

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How “Unplugging” Could Save Your Life

How often are you plugged into a device? Do you constantly check your cell phone notifications for texts and emails as they appear?

Go out for dinner and you’ll see that nearly every individual has a cell phone within reach. For most, the cell phone is an alarm clock and a way to read articles before bed. However, being closer to your cell phone than a loved one messes with your health in dangerous ways.

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