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When Your Spirits Need Lifting, Turn to Your Friends

When Your Spirits Need Lifting, Turn to Your Friends

I've been in a funk lately.

Maybe I'm tired of winter. Maybe I've got a few too many things on my plate. Maybe I need a vacation.

Probably all of the above.

For the Love of Art and Family

For the Love of Art and Family

I said I was going to write some posts over the winter holidays for my art student blog mylatestart, but I didn't. I had good intentions. You know where that often leads!

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The Maine Top Ten!

The Maine Top Ten!

It's been quite a journey so far, but we panelists for the Maine Readers' Choice Award have whittled the list down to the Top Ten.

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Hosting a Super Bowl Party? How Not to Make Your Guests Sick!

Hosting a Super Bowl Party? How Not to Make Your Guests Sick!

The Super Bowl. The most important game of the season and supposedly the most watched annual television program in the United States. Some people think Super Bowl Sunday should be declared a national holiday.

As for the amount of food people eat while watching the game — it’s a lot! Super Bowl Sunday comes in second for food consumption after Thanksgiving. Read more ...

 

Funny Stories About Forgetting. It's Good to Laugh.

Funny Stories About Forgetting. It's Good to Laugh.

Recently, I wrote about a memory test you can take if you worried about forgetting things.

The topic must have struck a nerve, because it generated quite a few comments on social media.

His First Heart Attack Happened Before His Thirtieth Birthday

His First Heart Attack Happened Before His Thirtieth Birthday

Justin Faloon’s first heart attack happened June 1,1999, when he was only 29. He was lucky. He could have died, especially because he waited 20 minutes or more before dialing 911. That’s his primary message these days: never ever wait if you think you’re having a heart attack. Call for help immediately.

He remembers the day like it was yesterday. Read more ...

 

Why Sweet Potatoes Are Good for You and My Soup Recipe Is so Delicious

Why Sweet Potatoes Are Good for You and My Soup Recipe Is so Delicious
Why sweet potatoes are good for you
  • Rich in beta-carotene, which is an important antioxidant.
  • Low in sodium.
  • Very low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
  • High in fiber. High intakes of dietary fiber may help lower the risk for developing coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and certain gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Good source of vitamin B6, which helps break down homocysteine in the blood. Too much homocysteine is related to a higher risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.
  • Good source of potassium, which may help lower blood pressure.
  • Very good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and manganese.