Here are this week’s reading diversions for your personal enlightenment. Have a super (end of March break) weekend!

How to protect your bones | Fox News

Stick with a bone-friendly diet. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products. Women should consume 1,000 milligrams of calcium and 400 to 800 I.U. (international units) of vitamin D a day. After menopause, they should consume more.

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Do You Need to Worry About These 12 Health Symptoms? | RealSimple.com

You have a chronic cough, or maybe you’re experiencing hair loss. Should you be concerned? Consult this practical guide.

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Danielle Hark: 5 Ways Acting Like a Kid Can Improve Your Mental Health

Whether you suffer from depression or are just having a case of the winter blues, there are things you can do right now to help brighten your day. It’s easier than you might think. Just pay attention to those little lessons you teach your kids!

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Green Tea Benefits Now Include Lowered Risk Of Stroke, According To Study

A recent study conducted by Japan’s National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center found that people who drink coffee and green tea daily have a lower risk of stroke than people who rarely consume these beverages. Previous research in this area has been largely limited or inconsistent, according to research published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Best Places To Retire Overseas: Ecuador Tops InternationalLiving.com’s 2013 Global Retirement Index

Check out the top 10 best places to retire overseas in 2013 based on the site’s global retirement index, and let us know which country you’d like to call home when you retire.

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Divorce Research: Study Finds That Children Of Divorce Are More Likely To Smoke

Splitting chores could lead to divorce? According to a Norwegian study released in August 2012, the divorce rate among couples who divvy up household chores is roughly 50 percent higher than for those in which the wife handles the housework.

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12 health tips for a strong heart

Did you know not all omega fatty acids are created equal, especially when it comes to your heart? Omega-6s (in oils, poultry, nuts) are common in our diets, but many of us don’t get enough omega-3s (in fish, seafood, flax), which boost heart health. If you don’t eat much fish, consider a fish-oil supplement, or simply eat more fatty fish. Kristi Prince, a naturopathic doctor in Toronto, says to eat fish from the SMASH group (sardines, mackerel, anchovies, salmon and herring), which offer the highest amount of omega-3s per serving.

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Best mashed potato recipe in the world – Chatelaine.com

With just four ingredients, we test chef Joel Robuchon’s luxurious puree de pomme, and can’t stop at one scoop.

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Herbs and spices that help with weight loss – Chatelaine.com

We all know that when it comes to health, weight loss, and even hormones, it’s the little things that count – like what you eat, how you eat, how much you sleep and so forth. Adding herbs and spices to your meals, however, can definitely constitute another ‘small thing’ that has a very big impact. These are some of my favourites:

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Kids Vs. Without Kids: Using A Public Restroom

You probably didn’t think it was possible to make public restrooms any less enjoyable … and then you had kids.

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Processed Meats Linked with Increased Risk of Death | Men’s Health News

Swiss researchers found that eating 160 grams or more of processed meat (about two 3-ounce sausage links) a day was associated with a 44 percent increased risk of death, compared to people who ate 10g to 20g a day (a slice or two of bacon).

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9 Easy Ways to Make Pancakes More Delicious | Reader’s Digest

We’ve kept these decadent pancake recipe ideas to three steps max, because you shouldn’t have to think too hard before breakfast.

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13+ Things Facebook Won’t Tell You | Reader’s Digest

1. Want to know how much Facebook knows about you?

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8 Things That Are Making You Fat | Reader’s Digest

We all know that person, the one who eats burgers and still loses weight while you eat salad and yogurt and can’t shed a pound. Turns out the problem may not be your appetite; it could be your reading skills. According to a study published in the Journal of Consumer Research, healthy-sounding labels are duping dieters.

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