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Does Turkey Make You Sleepy?

Does Turkey Make You Sleepy?

Many people believe it, but eating turkey isn’t the main reason you feel sleepy after a Thanksgiving feast. Yes, turkey contains the amino acid tryptophan, which is a precursor for serotonin, a brain chemical that makes us relaxed and sleepy. A tiny, tiny amount of tryptophan. You could have seconds or even thirds of turkey […]

The Declaration Of A Day Of Thanksgiving

The Declaration Of A Day Of Thanksgiving

Sure, the Pilgrims are credited with starting the tradition of Thanksgiving in America after the Indians saved their proverbial turkey butts from starving. Look how we repaid them.But declaring Thanksgiving Day a formal holiday on the fourth Thursday in November required a pair of presidents — two of the most famous, in fact. Abraham Lincoln […]

Mayflower Trivia “The Top 25”

Mayflower Trivia “The Top 25”

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and what better way to get ready for the All-American holiday than by learning some fun facts about the Pilgrims? The settlers journeyed from England to the New World so they could pursue religious freedom, but their trip wasn’t easy. To find out some interesting information, along with some […]

Our Fairy Tale Pumpkin For Turkey Day

Our Fairy Tale Pumpkin For Turkey Day

Supplies You Will Need. Cinderella or Fairytale pumpkin Knife for carving Scraper Wet Floral Foam Floral picks Floral wire 3 – 5 Coxcomb (per arrangement)* Bundle of Hanging Amaranthus Bundle of Dahlia Bundle of Celosia (the purple spiky ones) Bundle of Crapspedia (the orange dangly ones) Bundle of Crocosmia (Billy Bob… the little yellow balls) […]

Your 3-Day Detox Diet (Before, During And After Holidays)

Your 3-Day Detox Diet (Before, During And After Holidays)

An extra serving of sweet potatoes, a sliver of pecan pie, a cocktail or two. By itself, each of these festive splurges seemed so innocent. But like holiday presents, holiday dietary indulgences come at a cost. Most of us never lose the 1 to 2 pounds we gain between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve—and over […]

I Threw Away Modern Art

I Threw Away Modern Art

To me, it looked like a child’s crude attempt at a mosaic. About a dozen small square tiles of different colours. Glued to the wall in a geometric design vaguely resembling a face with two square eyes. It stood out in the otherwise empty and dingy Paris flat. Once my home, I was moving back […]

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