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Drop hints but don't ruin the surprise. (Photo: Shutterstock)Drop hints but don't ruin the surprise. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Gifting on a Budget

Perfect Gift, Perfect Price The pressure of holiday shopping is upon us. From family to friends, our bank accounts are suffering from all the gifts we are shopping for this season. And for those with significant others, that is just another added expense. Often times you want to
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We all love our sugar, especially during the holidays. But a study shows that the FGF21 hormone made in the liver suppresses consumption of simple sugars. (Photo: christmasxcite.com)

Sweet Tooth Control

Liver Hormone May Control “Sweet Tooth” We all love our sugar, especially during the holidays. Cookies, cake, and candy are simply irresistible. While sugar cravings are common, the physiological mechanisms that trigger our “sweet tooth” are not well defined. A study
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Maple bacon Icing (Kristy McCarron/DC on Heels)

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Winning Men Over with Cake There were a few years in my life that I didn’t eat meat. I happened to be living in a house of all vegetarians, and I grew to love family meals centered around homemade black bean burgers, soy products and veggies from our garden. And then
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