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Nuts and Cholesterol

Just how do tree nuts lower cholesterol and which ones are the best to eat? Tufts University explains in their recent Health & Nutrition Letter. “At least part of the proven cardiovascular benefits of eating nuts can be explained by their effects on cholesterol and other blood lipids,” according to new Tufts research. In a […]

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The Benefits of Plain Water

Looking to lose weight and improve your diet? Grab a glass — or two — of plain water. A recent study published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics examined the dietary habits of over 18,300 U.S. adults. It found that the majority of people who increased their consumption of plain water by 1 […]

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Klismos

Chairs have been the most basic of interior furnishings. The earliest chairs were merely cubes carved from blocks of wood or marble. Certainly every chic interior designer and architect knows what klismos furniture is. Klismos furniture — and more specifically klismos chairs — have been depicted in Greek vases and pottery and on bas relief […]