The Dog Days of Summer Are Here!
The term Dog Days dates back to ancient times when people studied the sky and relied on the heavens and the stars for navigation and spiritual sustenance.
These ancients looked into the night sky, before modern lights obscured the stars, and imagined that the constellations formed images of bears (Ursa Major and Ursa Minor), a bull (Taurus) and dogs (Canis Major and Canis Minor).
National Parks & Recreation Month
If you have pain along the inside of your foot when you put weight on it, and it doesn't seem to be improving, better see your doctor.
He'll do an exam that calls for you to stand on one leg and rise up to your tiptoes. A healthy posterior tendon allows you to do it, but if you can't, the doctor will check for flatfoot deformity. Tests may include X-rays, ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
* At the supermarket, be sure to buy the right stuff. Check the label twice when buying sauces or seasonings, say experts at the Shine Food Network.
* Avoid using water as an ingredient. Most recipes would be more flavorful and interesting if you used chicken or vegetable broth instead of water, says Chef Todd Mohr, founder of WebCookingClasses.
Recipe: Stuffed Artichokes
Recipe: Almond Panna Cotta
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As always, be sure to check with your dietician, nutritionist or primary care physician before going on any specific diet plan.
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