Secret Oatmeal, Hmm

The Secret Oatmeal Trick For a Flat Belly (

a plate of food on a table: oatmeal

Lisa Young, PhD, RDN, and the author of Finally Full, Finally Slim, agrees that oatmeal is a “great breakfast” to have for a flat belly, but “it’s super easy to overdo it and eat too much and add too many toppings.”

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Slide 3 of 31: The juicy, red fruit contains a poison, Glycoalkaloid, in its leaves, which is known for causing upset stomachs, severe cramping, and anxiety. So steer clear of the leaves and stems.

Tomatoes~The juicy, red fruit contains a poison, Glycoalkaloid, in its leaves, which is known for causing upset stomachs, severe cramping, and anxiety. So steer clear of the leaves and stems.

Hannah Doolin, Sienna Livermore 

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Small Budget But Living Big

50 Ways To Live the Big Life on a Small Budget (

Slide 3 of 51: You can make many items on your wish list more affordable by using a credit card that offers rewards. By using a card like PenFed’s Power Cash Rewards Visa Signature Card, you can earn 2% total cash back on your purchases as an Honors Advantage member, which means you’re saving every time you buy. Or if you’re looking for different types of rewards, the PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature Card offers five times the points on gas purchases paid at the pump, three times the points at the supermarket and one times the points on all other purchases. These points can then be redeemed for travel, gift cards and shopping, allowing you to capitalize on your own spending. Just make sure you are using your credit card wisely; you don’t want to end up in debt to afford your big lifestyle. Related: 18 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Your Credit Card More

“I enjoy going to the mountains and hiking,” said Michelle Jackson, founder of the blog Michelle Is Money Hungry. “Typically, my friends and I will carpool and have an Instagram-worthy day. There’s nothing better than enjoying what’s in my hometown’s backyard.”

Michelle Jackson

Whole Grains Can

a variety of food on a table: Eating three servings of whole grains daily kept weight under control, a new study revealed.

Eating the whole grain, as our ancestors used to do, provides a host of benefits to the body that are lost when the grain is processed.

 Sandee LaMotte, CNN 

Whole grains help you manage weight and lower blood pressure and sugars (

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Adoption Facts~

One in 3 children adopted from foster care are adopted by parents who are a different race.

Most adopted children from foster care are non-white, while the majority (73%) of the children’s adopted parents is white.[7]

Nearly 40% of children adopted from foster care live in families with three or more adopted and birth children, making their family structures more complex than other adopted children.[7]

Over 30,000 children in the American foster care system “age out” each year.[8]The time it takes a couple to receive a child domestically or internationally depends on many factors, such as how restrictive a family’s adoption plan is (e.g., being open to only one race or gender).[6]

Both domestic and international adoptions have similar total costs, typically ranging from $25,000 to $50,000, but they both have their own unique costs. For example, couples adopting internationally may have to budget for a visa, whereas couples adopting domestically may have to budget for the birth mother’s rent or medical bills.[6]

98 Interesting Facts about Adoption |

Why Do We…

BLINK? Why do we blink? (

Blinking is a reflex. It happens involuntarily, but you can also make yourself blink. It takes the average person 400 milliseconds to blink, Pagan-Duran said. Most people blink somewhere between 10 and 20 times per minute, usually around 15 or 16 times, she added. However, there are some circumstances that make people blink more or less often.

History Of The Fourth Of July

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

History of the Fourth of July – Brief History & Early Celebrations – HISTORY

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Everyone’s Your Relative

 Humans share 99% of their DNA with other humans. Science Photo Library – PASIEKA / Brand X Pictures / Getty Images

Every human being has 99 percent of their DNA in common. A parent and child share 99.5 percent of the same DNA, and you have 98 percent of your DNA in common with a chimpanzee.