Sleep on it

How Snoozing Strengthens Memories When you learn something new, the best way to remember it is to sleep on it. That’s because sleeping helps strengthen memories you’ve formed throughout the day. It also helps to link new memories to earlier ones. You might even come up with creative new ideas while you slumber. What happens… [Read More]

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are a fantastic mix of meat and veg, and sure to warm you up on a cold March night. I made these last weekend for the family when my local Aldi – thank you Germans for bringing your stores to Hungary with your fresh, year-round produce. I can’t remember the last time I… [Read More]

Take a bite out of TBE

Tick-borne encephalitis, or TBE, is one of the viral diseases in Hungary and Central Europe that can spread by ticks. The virus causes brain inflammation with severe fever and headache. The TBE vaccination offers extra protection for those living or staying in these areas. Symptoms often occur one to two weeks after a tick bite… [Read More]

Aspirin’s new beneits

An aspirin a day may keep more than just a heart attack away. Since it was first synthesized in Germany in 1897, acetylsalicylic acid, more widely known as aspirin, has been used to treat a range of medical ailments – from the simple headache and fever to inflammation. Aspirin is one of the most widely… [Read More]

Bad bill of health

7 Tips to help ruin your cardiovascular health Typically, each February we write tips to help you improve your cardiovascular (CV) fitness so you can stay healthier and live longer. In the past we’ve asked you to know your numbers (blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and BMI/ body mass index); to eat “heart-healthy” foods such… [Read More]

Chicken Picatta

I sometimes feel lazy. When I do, I’ll make Chicken Piccata because even though it seems complicated it’s rather easy to cook and hard to screw up. Not only that, you can serve it with whatever side you want: simple egg noodles, various shapes of pasta, potatoes, polenta, even rice. I hope you enjoy this recipe.… [Read More]

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]