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What the Heck Is Maca? 4 Things to Know About the Trendy Superfood

What the Heck Is Maca? 4 Things to Know About the Trendy Superfood

Health
Should you add maca to your diet? An RD weighs in. Whether or not you're obsessed with trying the latest uber-healthy food trends, you've probably heard the buzz about maca. This pungent root veggie, cultivated in the Andes Mountains of Peru (and sometimes referred to as Peruvian ginseng), has been used traditionally for its nutritional and presumed medicinal qualities for thousands of years. Now, maca is popping up on supermarket shelves, and in energy bars, supplements, and smoothies. But before you add it to your diet, here are four things to keep in mind:Maca is thought to have many perksIt's been heralded as a "superfood" because it contains key nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It's also long been believed to improve fertility, b...
What you don’t know about advisory fees is costing you

What you don’t know about advisory fees is costing you

Finance
Would you ever buy a house or a car without knowing the cost up front? Of course not. Yet Americans are put to this test every day when it comes to an even bigger financial decision — choosing a financial advisor to manage their life savings.A surprising number of people have no idea how much they're paying their advisor, but this confusion isn't their fault. Fees can be torturously complex, buried in fine print or described so ambiguously that it's impossible to decipher them. Too often, an advisor hands a new client a 100-page brochure that lists every possible fee he or she might pay. With so much information, it takes a Ph.D. to figure out what you're actually being charged.American investors are paying as much as 3.5 percent per year in advisory and fund fees. And while the difference
Keke Palmer says she wants fans to know: 'We're one and the same'

Keke Palmer says she wants fans to know: 'We're one and the same'

Entertainment
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Actress and singer Keke Palmer says she is candid with her fans because she wants them to understand she isn't perfect and hopes they find strength in her struggles."When social media came around, it felt like the opportunity to really let my fans not idolize me because that really bothered me. I felt like, with the career that I have, coming from where I came from, there is an opportunity for young people to really be not inspired by me, but inspired by my story and to really put themselves in that position to achieve all of their dreams. Being able to see: 'Yo, we're not so different. We're one and the same,'" the 24-year-old Illinois native told UPI in a recent phone interview."I really found solace in the communication on social media as being able to really allow them...
What to know about hepatitis A, as California outbreak triggers state of emergency

What to know about hepatitis A, as California outbreak triggers state of emergency

Health
As California finds itself in the grips of the largest person-to-person hepatitis A outbreak in more than two decades, health officials are taking emergency measures to curb the spread of the deadly disease. On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency in light of the outbreak that has killed at least 18 people, hospitalized 386 and infected at least 578 in the state as of this past weekend, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). "This outbreak is different than any other we have seen in the United States in the past decade," said Dr. Matt Zahn, medical director of epidemiology at the Orange County Health Care Agency. "Previously, we have seen outbreaks that are food-borne, with a direct exposure to that food source. Ongoing person-to...
Meet the Kardashian you didn't know about! Kim's cousin to launch modelling career

Meet the Kardashian you didn't know about! Kim's cousin to launch modelling career

Entertainment
INSTAGRAM/ NATALIE ZETTELKARDASHIAN GENES: Natalie Zettel stuns in car selfieKylie Jenner's cousin is said to soon be hitting the runway.The brunette beauty is the daughter of Kris Jenner's younger sister Karen Houghton.Natalie, 18, is first cousins with Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian as well as their half-sisters, Caitlyn Jenner's daughters' Kendall and Kylie.❤️A post shared by @nataliezettel on Oct 6, 2017 at 8:20am PDTExtreme celebrity PDA  These celebrities really can't keep their hands off each other. BLITZ Love Island's Olivia Attwood and Chris Hughes in graphic make-out session Natalie ZettelCOUSIN LOVE: Natalie and Kylie Jenner take sweet selfieWhile Natalie has stayed out of the spotlight so far, it is reported that she may now be following