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Offbeat Holiday Fitness Gifts Under $30

You can give the right gift for the active person on your list and avoid the dog house by taking advantage of products we have tested, sniffed, and ferreted out. All for less than $30!

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Aquasana Water Filter System Review & Giveaway

What are the benefits of filtered water? We live up a mountain, so we’re on well water. Not as exotic as it sounds. Luckily, Aquasana sent us water filters to test – a shower filter for Kymberly, and a sink filter for Alexandra.

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Baking and Cooking in Seattle with Miele

Alexandra was invited to Seattle to test out her baking & cooking skills in Miele’s new Combi-Steam Oven. Galettes were involved. So was coffee macchiato. And a trip to Pike Place!!! And do you wonder what’s hiding behind the Combi-Oven control panels?

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Released in 2013 State of Slim

Why You Want to Lose Weight Affects Your Success

Is your current weight helping or standing in the way of you realizing your goals and dreams? What would your life be like if you were to lose weight, eat healthfully, and exercise regularly? Get new book, State of Slim to find out once and for always.

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Sleep – How it Affects Your Weight, Brain & Skin

Did you know that your sleep habits affect your weight, brain power and skin? A recent trip to the Technogel Sleep Experience Center in Los Angeles got me to thinking of the reasons we all need a good night’s sleep on a regular basis.

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Food, Glorious Food: Tidbits from the BlogHer Food Conference

Food is a hot topic. Or a hot dish (people from Minnesota will understand). At the BlogHer Food conference in Austin, Texas, we learned about recipes, kitchen tips, food security, writing skills, food photography & more. And we ate! And we learned. Then we ate some more.

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FitnessGlo Home Workout Videos: Work Out Where the Pros Go

Wonder where you might win free membership to a new video home workout website? RIGHT HERE courtesy of FitnessGlo.com. Enter the giveaway after you read this post. But first, be one of the first to find out about FitnessGlo.com, where you’ll find a plethora of home workouts you can tailor to your tastes, schedule, and goals.

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Pack Light and Right for Active Adventure Travel

Whether you’re a Boomer or a youngster, knowing how to pack for a trip is an important skill. Based on our recent trip to Thailand, we have some suggestions for items that will make your trip easier and more enjoyable. Hint: leave the battery-powered fan at home!

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Natural Products Expo West: Scenes from 3 Days of Food, Natural Products and Friends

Natural Products Expo West is the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry. That means food, skin care, drinks, supplements, ingredients and way, way, way more. We were two of over 60,000 attendees visiting over 3,000 exhibitors. We thought you’d like to see a few pictures from the event.

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Perky Pick Me Up Smoothie

An excellent way to start your day is with a healthy breakfast smoothie. If done right, it’s a blended concoction that is nutritious and delicious! This recipe is full of foods recommended for increasing your brain power. I’m making no promises that you’ll get smarter, but it’s nice to start your day with the potential to boost your brain!

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