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Paper Trail Confidential

What to keep, what to shred, and everything in between.  Does your file cabinet look like a pack rat has turned it into his home sweet home? It’s difficult to decide what you need to keep — and what you can put through the shredder. Unravel the rat’s nest and make sense out of all the confusion by following these tips to organize your important records the easy way. Send that rat packing, once and for all. 

What You Can Do for Ageless Skin

Your skin acts as your first line of defense.  Keep your skin looking soft and ageless with these natural secrets. 

Delicious but Dangerous: Foods You Should Avoid

Fast food: a fast track to dementia

Before you go through the drive-thru, discover what just one week of fast food can do to your brain!

 

5 Awesome Ways to Eat Avocados — and Cut Your Cholesterol

It’s amazing what you can do with an avocado. And what an avocado can do for you.
This buttery-tasting fruit slashed the bad cholesterol in obese and overweight individuals, found a small study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Doctors placed all participants on three healthy diets to lower cholesterol. While all three diets reduced cholesterol, the participants who ate a Haas avocado daily reaped the biggest benefits. And if you lower your cholesterol, you cut your risk of having a stroke.

 

10 Stain Removers Without the Hefty Price Tags

Look around your house and chances are you’ve got everything you need to fight stains within reach. But first, check the garment’s label. If it says “dry clean only,” don’t attempt to remove a stain. Take it to the cleaners and pay a professional to tackle it. Otherwise, squelch stains using the following guidelines, then follow the garment’s laundry instructions.