Your wine collection is growing and probably so is its value. Based on the results of a recent wine auction, held in Hong Kong in early October, the price of collectible wines is breaking records. Whether your collection includes the six 2000 Chateau Lafite-Rothschilds that recently sold for $14,500 in the fall auction at Zachy’s, or bottles from your favorite wine club, your wine needs to be protected not only to retain your investment value but also to ensure quality.

Who says you have to miss out on all the holiday season has to offer to stay healthy? The key to maintaining good health is not depriving yourself of the season’s delights, but rather finding a reasonable balance of your mental, emotional and physical well-being. Follow these few steps and enjoy a fulfilling holiday season.

The popularity of food-focused TV, devoted “foodie” bloggers and countless epicurean magazines have encouraged Americans to develop palates that desire lavish gourmet adventures. Dining out on extravagant cuisine is not always an option, but you don’t have to break the bank for a haute culinary experience -- channel your inner chef and find inspiration in your own kitchen.

People around the country are getting ready to enjoy the great outdoors and fire up the grill on a warm summer day. The warmer weather and longer days are perfect for enjoying fresh flavorful foods and outdoor activities such as walking.

One of the most memorable things about the holiday season is all the delicious food that goes with it. This holiday season, show your guests how much you care about them by offering dishes that are good for them as well as tasty.

Sure, summer is suited to barbecues, picnics and all sorts of al fresco fun. But indoor entertaining has appeal during the warmer months as well. When temperatures turn too sultry to sit outside, or you just crave a more elegantly prepared meal shared with good friends and no mosquitoes, you’ll be grateful for your kitchen and indoor entertainment spaces.

With heart disease the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s time to listen to your heart and get the right kinds of fats into your daily diet. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends consuming polyunsaturated fats, specifically omega-3 fatty acids, for heart health. But what are these “good fats” and how do you make them a part of your daily nutrition program?

 
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