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Boost your Metabolism

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Learn how to boost your metabolism here! First, you have to understand how the metabolism works. Then, you have to understand what energy the body consumes. To burn fat, there needs to be a negative calorie intake. But the speed and the actual amount of energy you can burn depends on four factors. These four factors are: Your BMR (basal metabolic rate) Your insulin levels and sensitivity Digestive enzymes and gut bacteria Natural thermogenesis of certain foods Along with sufficient sleep, exercise, nutrition, and hydration; keeping a conscious mind of your inner body can determine how your metabolism is like....

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Is it Better to Sleep With or Without a Pillow?

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Is it better to sleep with or without a pillow? Since ancient Mesopotamia, people have been using stones, wood and ceramics to raise their heads while they sleep. And while a stone pillow doesn't seem like the best idea, what do professionals say about using two or even three pillows when you go to sleep? Click here to read Dr. Weil's take on the pillow vs. no pillow debate.

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26 Tofu Recipes

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We know what you're thinking... Tofu? Really? But you know what they say, don't knock it until you try it! We've found 26 tofu recipes that will have you pleasantly surprised. We're talking: baked sesame tofu sticks with peanut butter, tahini and ginger sauce; pastrami-spiced tofu reubens; crispy tofu, strawberry and mango salad; and a lemongrass tofu banh mi. Click here to enjoy.

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Name the Countries of Oceania

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Underrated, but stunning. Oceania is a wide expanse of ocean, scattered with island nations. Are you up to the task of naming all of them? Try naming all 14 countries in the Oceanian 'continent'. But be quick! You only have 5 minutes to figure it out. To play click here.

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Calf-Strengthening Exercises

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Our calves are the muscles we rely on the most when we climb an incline or go down steps. They help propel us forward and keep us from falling on our faces. The calf muscle is on the back of the lower leg. It consists of two muscles: the gastrocnemius and the soleus. The gastrocnemius is the larger muscle of the calf that forms a visible bulge beneath the skin - the "heads," which create the rounded/diamond shape. The soleus is the smaller, flat muscle that lies underneath the gastrocnemius muscle. Whether you're improving your fitness or appeasing your vanity,...

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