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Myra Miller

The origins of Groundhog Day

Today is the day that we will find out if the groundhog-predicted spring is to arrive sooner than later.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives you the origins of Groundhog Day.
Every year on Feb. 2, people anxiously await the appearance of a medium-sized furry mammal who they believe can predict if winter weather will rage on or if spring will arrive sooner than later. Although it’s a rather strange means of prognostication, millions of people celebrate Groundhog Day, a tradition that is older than many people may know.

Myra Miller

Are you lacking energy?

Are you lacking energy? There are many days I am lacking that “get up and go.”
However, after reading the following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, I have learned there are four foods that can help boost your energy levels. I’ll have to remind myself to try these types of foods.
Diet can go a long way toward increasing or lowering energy levels. No one wants to consume foods that will make it harder for them to get through the day, so the following are a handful of foods that pack an energetic punch.

Myra Miller

Make the year clutter-free

Start the new year right at home. Set a goal to become clutter free.
I have started cleaning, storing and throwing away, beginning one room at a time.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives you tips and suggestions on how to become clutter free.
Many people feel the dawn of a new year provides an opportunity to clean the slate and begin anew. That notion can be applied in various ways, including around the house.

Myra Miller

Healthy cooking techniques

A new year is here, and why not start healthier cooking? I have not cooked by deep frying foods in a long time, nor, do I care to start now. I normally try my best to use olive oil versus vegetable oil with cooking different foods, and I do bake a great deal of my foods.
After reading the following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, there are different and healthier strategies of cooking.

Myra Miller

The hidden benefits of water

Water does the body good. I’m a firm believer of drinking water all day and have done so for many years. I very seldom drink a soft drink. I cannot remember the last time I drank a Coca-Cola and having an iced tea is a treat for me.
The benefits of drinking water is great for your body. So, I’m proud to say that I am a water drinker and plan to continue to do so.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives you the benefits of water.

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