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Want to burn fat faster? Then ignore the charts on equipment at the gym that say that you're only in the "fat-burning zone" when your heart rate is low. Technically, the charts are right: With a low heart rate, your body likes to fuel activity by using fat. When your heart rate climbs, your body prefers the quicker hit of sugar in your system.

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Grumpy, Lumpy, Men Syndrome 

Remember what it was like to be a teenager?
That lean, muscular physique never seemed to gain an ounce of fat no matter how much you ate (or drank). Do you now find yourself patting your belly more then you pat your dog? If so, you could well be experiencing a loss of your male hormone–testosterone.Testosterone is one of a group of hormones referred to as the androgens. In men it is responsible for the development of the sex organs and male characteristics such as facial hair, deepening of the voice, and muscle development.
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In the 'best antioxidants' league table, blackberries are right up there. In fact they are probably in the top ten.

As we know,
antioxidants are fighters of free radicals.

Blackberries are jam-packed with polyphenols and anthocyanins...what do they do? Well they can help to prevent cancer and heart disease.

With flavors that range from mildly sweet to tart and tangy, blueberries are nutritional stars bursting with nutrition and flavor while being very low in calories. Blueberries are at their best from May through October when they are in season.

Blueberries are the fruits of a shrub that belong to the heath family, which includes the cranberry and bilberry as well as the azalea, mountain laurel and rhododendron.

It is no wonder that the cantaloupe with its refreshingly rich flavor and aroma and minimal number of calories is the most popular variety of melon in the United States. Although they have become increasingly available throughout the year, their season runs from June through August when they are at their best.


The cantaloupe derives its name from the ltalian papal village of Cantalup,  source:readmore

 Home and Real Estate
 Should You Get Your Heating Ducts Cleaned?

A hot air furnace heats and distributes air through its ducting system.The ducts are usually made of sheet metal and are most obvious in your basement, where they hang from the floor joists.The return, or cold air, ducts bring air to the furnace, usually collecting it centrally in the house. The return air trunk duct is the big rectangular duct along the basement ceiling that enters the bottom of the furnace. The supply, or warm air, ducting usually exits from the top of the furnace. It starts with a trunk duct on the basement ceiling.The individual supply ducts, in round or smaller rectangular sheet metal, branch off the trunk duct and go to each room, where they terminate in a floor or wall register. Over time, dust and debris will collect in these ducts, particularly in the return air ducts.You may be wondering whether it would be worthwhile to have these ducts cleaned.

Duct cleaning is a major industry. As a homeowner, you may be regularly solicited to have your heating ducts cleaned on a regular basis. Claims are made that duct cleaning will:

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 Video Theatre
The Benefits of Buying from Local Retailers
 Often cheaper than national chains, independent retail stores are valuable sources of products which are unique to local communities whose economies they strengthen.
Competition from large national chains has put countless independently-owned businesses out of practice in recent years. Since the economic downturn, consumers are continually hunting for bargains that will make their pennies go further. But shopping locally helps to save money in many ways and local stores are often cheaper, and close at hand, allowing customers to save on their purchases as well as transport and parking charges. Here are more reasons why shopping at a locally owned and operated independent retailer is good for the economy and the local community, too.  

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