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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.

Myra Miller

Tips for goals for New Year’s

The new year is almost here, and some folks make New Year’s resolutions. I’m not sure if I will because there are so many times I break or don’t follow my resolution. However, after reading the following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, this article gives you tips on how to make resolutions, how to make them realistic, and how to get back on track if you have failed your resolution.

Reindeer and caribou

I had no clue what a caribou was, however, after reading the following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, I now have a clearer understanding that a caribou is similar to a reindeer, but in some cases not so alike.
Reindeer are symbols of the holiday season. Legend states these antlered animals have a busy evening come Dec. 24 — helping Santa Claus pull a sleigh weighed down by toys for the world’s children.
Why does Santa choose reindeer when caribou may be equally qualified for the job? It may be due to their greater history of domestication.

Myra Miller

Healthy Holiday dessert

A lot of folks are baking holiday treats and desserts at this time of year. I try not to, because I’m more than likely to eat my baked goods in one sitting.
However, those of you who are baking and would like to prepare a more healthy version of a holiday treat, read below. You may enjoy it and it’s healthier for you. The recipe is courtesy of Newspaper Metro.
Healthy holiday dessert option:
A certain measure of overindulgence is anticipated during the holiday season. Rich foods and desserts are served, and parties are plentiful.

Myra Miller

Donate smart, avoid charity scams

'Tis The Season to give. A suggestion however, conduct research before giving to any charity to confirm that organization’s authenticity. There are many suspicious charities and scams.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives tips to make sure your hard-earned money goes to reputable groups and not criminals.
Nonprofit organizations and charities do extensive work to help people and fulfill their missions.
When commercials, emails or direct mail pamphlets tug at the heartstrings, it’s understandable to want to help as quickly as possible.

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