Louisiana center gets grant to study military nutrition

A Louisiana research center will receive $6.7 million to study ways to improve the health of men and women in the United States military.

Is diet soda really that bad for you? Maybe not

Just how bad is diet soda for you? It may be more complicated than you think. There may be hope for zero-calorie tipplers yet. A spate of recent studies has diet soda lovers fretting over their bubbly beverages. Studies have shown that sucking down diet pop means you may be avoiding sugar and calories but overdosing on chemicals that can be dangerous to your health.

The practical guide to choosing a smartphone

Buying a smartphone can be daunting, particularly when there are so many new options on the market. Choosing the right phone is an intensely personal decision, and one answer may not fit all — even for those who aren't obsessed with the minute differences in technical specifications.

Stay on track to reach goals with workout journal

If you train regularly at a gym, or practice for a sport, you will find a workout journal an incredible device. All you need is a small, inexpensive notebook, a pen and maybe a pair of glasses. Your workout journal will be used to record every gym workout and/or every sport training session that you do. After a few months, you may even regard it as priceless. The little notebook will contain aspects of a coach, a personal trainer, a teacher and a guidance counselor.

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Family-run Antica Osteria Mingot near Pordenone great for those who like variety

If you’re the type who likes to order the same thing from the menu every time you visit a particular restaurant, Antica Osteria Mingot may not be the best choice. The family-run restaurant in the Pordenone suburb of Rorai Grande not only changes the menu options virtually every day, but diners often face different choices from lunch to dinner.

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The skin and bones of contentious home decor

At some point in a marriage, a military spouse faces a delicate dilemma: How to incorporate her partner’s military awards, sword, deer head, bowling trophy, stereo speakers, bar lamp or autographed sporting equipment into the home decor. In nearly 24 years of marriage to my husband, Francis, I’ve learned that solving this domestic quandary involves compromise, diplomacy and, when all else fails, trickery.