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Learning to Eat Your Age

When you were a kid, you only ate when you were hungry. Everyone said you ate like a bird until you became a teenager. Then you couldn't eat enough. By the time you hit your 30s you stopped listening to your stomach and started listening to your eyes. But you were working out enough to keep off unwanted pounds. But now you're starting to see the effects of eating too many calories.
So how can you avoid age-related weight gain? By keeping these three age-appropriate tips in mind the next time you decide to grab your favorite fattening treat. 1. Age Changes EverythingYou may feel like a teenager, but when you're out of your teens and into your 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond, your body tells a different story. Whether you'll admit it or not, you realize that you can't move quite as quick in your 50s as you could in your 20s. Likewise, your body can't burn through calories like it could a few years ago. With that in mind, the need to curb your calorie intake as you age ma…

What's Red and Embarrassing?

A Diet for Your Blood

Should your eating habits be based on the red stuff running through your veins?

There's a diet if you're tall, a diet if you're short, a diet if you're fat, a diet if you're not too fat, and now, there's a diet based on your blood type. But is this bloody diet worth its weight in plasma or will it go the way of so many other overnight sensations? Read on to get the inside scoop on the diet that will have you seeing red.

At the heart of the Blood Type Diet is a belief that your blood holds the key to what you should eat. Created by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, the diet boils down to a few key eating habits, which are based on your blood type. Of course, like any smart diet, the Blood Type Diet also leans heavily on exercise and gives advice on which exercises suit your blood best.

If you've got Type A Blood, the Blood Type Diet insists your body will respond best to a vegetarian diet. Since you're more likely to wind up with cancer, diabetes, and heart dise…

12 Safety Tips for a Happy Halloween

If your little ghost, goblin, witch, or fairy is planning to head out for a trick-or-treat adventure this season, be sure he or she knows that safety always come first - no matter how cool your son or daughter's costume may be. Here are a few hip tips to instill in your trick-or-treaters this Halloween.
Halloween should be a fun time for your children, but it's up to you to keep it that way. Fortunately, all it takes is a little common sense to keep your trick-or-treaters healthy and safe for years to come. Encourage your children to have a spookily safe Halloween with these tips. • Look for a costume that doesn't drag on the ground. This way, your child won't trip and fall when wearing his or her new identity. Also, ask your child to wear his or her own shoes, since another person's shoes (especially if they're too big) can create a tripping hazard. • Remind your children that cars always have the right-of-way on the street. Therefore, trick-or-treaters always n…