If you ate overall fewer calories, you may have lost a few pounds, and sometimes that can have a big beneficial effect on cholesterol. It also may be the case that you ate more fiber from vegetables, nuts and fruits, which in itself can help reduce cholesterol.
A quick look online for a collectible old fan will show electric fans made since the late 1800s. But some collectors want even older fans, the handheld folding fans that were being made by the 1700s.
August is Family Meals Month and for many parents, it may be much easier to forget about family meals altogether. Overscheduled lives can lead to being constantly on-the-go and feeling the need to eat on the run.
Now and then we just don’t want to cook as much as we normally do. Maybe it’s the heat of summer that keeps us from wanting to get in the kitchen or trek to the grocery store. If it’s winter, maybe there is a layer of snow on everything outside.
Historic records say the first was a watering pot made in about 1580. It was a container with a handle and small holes in the bottom for the water to flow out.
Summer is one of the best seasons to indulge in beautiful, leafy green vegetables. These include the most common varieties seen in grocery stores or farmer’s markets, like spinach, kale, collards, mustard greens or Swiss chard. You also can eat the green, leafy tops of many root vegetables, such as beets, turnips and rutabagas.
If you ever wanted a compelling reason to join a group or get out more, here it is: A new study shows that poor social relationships contribute to bone loss in senior women.
There are several different types of stents, and some of them have medications embedded in them, which release slowly over many months. These “drug-eluting” stents require using both aspirin and clopidogrel for a longer period of time.
A paperweight that looks like a forgotten mound of gold coins is a vintage puzzle that has been solved. A pristine example was offered for sale recently with the original box.
The shape of things can become a focus for all ages when you do this stunning sunprint project. This isn’t a rainy day activity — save it for a bright sunny day.
One of my favorite year-round lunch or light dinner menus is a half of a club sandwich and a bowl of vegetable soup. When people think of summer recipes, they seldom think of soup.
If we’ve been inactive for many years, it’s easy to just assume that there’s nothing we can do at our age to increase our health and longevity. Not so, according to a new study.
A lot of people have essential tremor – 5% of people worldwide. It causes a noticeable tremor, usually of the hands and arms, but also may affect the head or other body parts.
There are many unfamiliar names for antiques and even vintage collectibles. What is a collectible “dumbwaiter,” a “finger vase,” or a “swift” — and what is a “tazza” and how was it used?
Stir up a no-cook meal for your family on a hot summer day. Just spin the globe until your finger lands on Spain and think gazpacho. The season’s freshest tomatoes, cukes, peppers and onions come together in this satisfying and zesty cold Spanish soup.
There are several infections one can get from drinking unprocessed water while camping. “Beaver fever” is a name for infection from the parasite Giardia lamblia, which is found in water where animals — especially beavers — are found.
A 4 1/2-inch-high heavy glass pyramid was in a recent house sale. It was inexpensive, but no one knew what it was used for. It was almost too heavy to lift, so it wouldn’t be a practical paperweight, but we bought it to display on a table with our obelisks.
My introduction to green beans was the canned variety. My mother was such a great cook that she managed to make them taste delicious, but green beans were not a vegetable I ever requested for dinner.
Bacteria can get into the bloodstream occasionally in healthy people. They often enter through the mouth, especially in people with poor oral hygiene or with inflammatory oral conditions, such as gingivitis in gums or periodontitis in tooth lining.
Have you been counting your steps every day? Do you have one of those step trackers? I keep reading that we’re supposed to take 10,000 steps day for good health. Some studies say 4,400 are enough.
As I latched a favorite bracelet made of reindeer leather and spun silver/pewter designed by the Sami artisans in the north of Sweden around my wrist, I couldn’t help but think that sometimes “things” really do matter. I wear it paired with a silver bangle when I dress up, or as is when I come and go.
Ever notice stumpwork in an antiques auction or shop? It is a type of early embroidery that makes raised designs on a flat textile to make a three-dimensional design.
Like many of you, when the weather turns warmer, I start thinking about shedding a few pounds. As I grow older, getting rid of my extra winter weight becomes more of a challenge.
As the summer reaches peak temperatures in July, Americans look for a way to cool off. What better way to beat the heat than enjoying the nation’s favorite frozen treat with friends and family and celebrating National Ice Cream Month!
According to an AARP study, one-third of seniors are lonely. Another study revealed that loneliness and social isolation can cause increased mortality. Yet another study talks about cognitive decline and depression.
Body odor comes mainly from bacteria that grow in the moist areas, like axillae, or armpits. Keeping them dry and minimizing bacteria are then the ways to minimize body odor.
Surfing is a popular worldwide sport today, but when did it start and what is collected? People have been swimming and bodysurfing by riding the waves since ancient times.
Jet-lagged, a friend and I recently bumped into each other at the gym — she just back from France, and me from two weeks in Morocco. I asked her what her trip highlight was.
I love celebrating the Fourth of July. Our celebration traditions have changed now that my daughter does most of the cooking, and my son-in-law does the grilling for our family gatherings at their home.
Be careful when using old reference books. Modern research methods, excavations and old documents that were unknown for years have led to changed histories.
Gardeners play a critical role in the nurturing and conservation of both native and introduced pollinators. Gardens and landscapes provide pollinators with food, water, shelter and habitat to complete their life cycles.
Although it could be done now, late winter is the ideal time of year to completely cut the shrubs to the ground. But there is some renewal pruning that you can do now to help the plants look better.
Cole crops is the general term used to describe broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale and kohlrabi. Harvesting vegetables at the right stage of maturity results in nutritious, high-quality produce.
Resveratrol is a substance found in red wine, coming from grape skins. One study in rats showed that it improved lifespan, and many people were interested in it.
A recent study revealed that the number of deaths from senior falls has tripled. This is not new. A 2015 study also concluded that the number of falls was increasing, even when America’s growing senior population was taken into account.
June is the season for berries. Sweet, juicy summer berries are like the healthy “candy” of the food world. Not only are berries nutritious, new research indicates that eating berries also may help stave off the cognitive decline and memory loss that come with aging.
All medicines should be stored in a cool and dark place, as direct sunlight and heat can damage their effectiveness. Hormones, such as oral contraceptive pills, thyroid hormone and insulin, are among the most sensitive.
Ten-year-old Josh and his 7-year-old sister, Naomi, might have the best lemonade stand going in their small town situated over the hill from Silicon Valley, California. It all started when their mom asked, “Where does money come from?”
Flowers were an important part of the lives of Americans from the 1880s to 1950s. Technology had advanced to a time when pottery could be made in multiples in molds and large kilns.