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Traditional Foods of New Orleans


We all know that New Orleans, and Louisiana in general, is known for its prevalence of seafood amongst all other foods.  But what about all the other yummy foods that are available in this state? A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That No trip to New Orleans is complete without a heaping bowl of gumbo and jambalaya.  A symphony of New Orleans flavors, gumbo is made in okra with a combination of meat, onions, celery,


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French Creole Architecture


French Creole is one of the main distinct styles of architecture in Louisiana and Mississippi.  During the 1700’s, many French residents settled in the Mississippi Valley, and today, evidence of this style is all around these states.  It is studied and admired by architects worldwide. Origin Many say that the origins of French Creole begin in the Caribbean and West Indies.  Indeed, there is much influence of this culture in French Creole architecture work. Beginning in the 1700’s, many


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Health and Family

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Staying happy and healthy is the first step in being successful. Check out articles that will keep you in shape, and on the top of your game.

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Athletes Avoid Ibuprofen


Athletes, you are strongly being advised to stop popping painkillers like they’re M&Ms. According to a new study in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) before a tough workout may lead to bad stomach irritation. Researchers in the Netherlands tested the blood levels of nine healthy male triathletes and bikers while riding a stationary bike. During one session the group took 400 milligrams of ibuprofen the previous night and before


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Take Care of Your Bones


Time to take care of your bones before they become shaky! A strong skeletal framework is essential for providing a structure to the body and to protect the internal organs. It is also important to have good posture, balance and strength. Calcium and phosphorous are the two nutrients responsible for developing strong bones. Try to avoid calcium supplements and go for calcium-rich food to have a healthy bone-friendly diet. There are five types of food


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Eating is Influenced by your Companion


A new study has shown that eating behavior of a person is influenced by the partner with whom you are eating. People who eat together tend to mimic each other taking bites at the same time. This characteristic is called behavioral mimicry, the process in which a person unwittingly imitates the behavior of another person. Such an influence may have significant implications in the health and well being of the


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