Fighting off Frostbite

Severe cold temperatures have been in the news recently with a good portion of North America hit by a “polar vortex”’ and “bomb cyclone” ( . . . brrr!). Of course, freezing weather is no excuse to stay inside all winter, but when you do go outside for some fresh air and exercise, make sure… [Read More]

A Pain in the Neck

Do you know how common neck pain is among adults? In a given year 15% of all adults in the United States, a better sample size than Hungary, experience neck pain that lasts at least one full day. The neck, or cervical spine, does the important job of providing support and mobility for the head,… [Read More]

Start the weekend right!

Buttermilk pancakes It was my wife’s birthday just recently and I wanted to get her day started off right with a tasty breakfast. Normally she likes a bowl of oatmeal loaded with fruit, nuts, turo, etc.; honestly, it’s a complete mess but if it gets her going in the morning, they why not? While I… [Read More]

Danger, Winter Jackets Ahead

When a child is wearing a warm winter coat, he may feel like he is strapped snugly into the car seat but the fact is the restraining belts are actually dangerously loose. Now that the mercury has dropped to levels not seen since last winter, you may be thinking hard about keeping your children warm when they’re… [Read More]

Beat breakfast blues

Whether you’re a morning person or not there is no dispute that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Maybe you’d be surprised to discover that you can still do bad things to your health by starting your day with perceived healthy foods if they are not regulated properly. Too much “high sugar”… [Read More]

South-of-the-border Roast Pork

It’s holiday time so better to just jump right into this tasty recipe for some Yucatan-inspired pork roast. Enjoy Ingredients 2 kg pound pork-loin roast 160g pitted dried prunes – szilva (about 1 cup) 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 garlic cloves, minced 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 cup apple juice ¼ cup cider vinegar… [Read More]

Ahead of the Games

It’s less than two months now to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Construction workers are putting the final touches to mountainous Gangwon province’s 35,000-seat outdoor stadium, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies. With tension running high between North Korea’s leadership and the rest of the world, and the International Olympic Committee banning… [Read More]

Control that crisis

“Life transitions”, “life crisis”, “opportunity for change” – these are all different terms for the same phenomenon, and depending on the one we use, the approach to the issue varies greatly. In this short article, I invite the reader to get acquainted with these various views on the subject and I propose some options for… [Read More]

Digital dangers for kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics has outlined the directions in infants’, toddlers’ and preschoolers’ increasing media use rates. Children are now growing up in environments saturated with a variety of traditional and new technologies, which are being adopted at increasing rates. There has been much hope for the educational potential of interactive media for young… [Read More]

Spatchcocking the bird

With the ubiquity of roasted or rotisserie chickens in virtually every decent supermarket, or out of a truck in the parking lot, has the skill of knowing how to roast a chicken run its course? What could be easier than turning up at the meat counter and having the butcher de-skewer a freshly rotisseried chicken,… [Read More]