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5 facts labels don't tell you

Savvy shoppers know that checking food labels is a key to helping your family eat healthy. The bad news? "They're incomplete," says Bruce Silverglade, director of legal affairs for the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). He helped Bergen Health & Life identify five important points food packages fail to reveal:

Yoga for youngsters

"Child's pose" takes on a whole new meaning at the Happy Elephant Yoga School (201-788-5031,, a Franklin Lakes-based studio that offers private and group yoga to kids and families alike.

The loaf of the Irish

Soda bread is, for most of us, a Saint-Patty's-Day-only treat- so you might as well have the best there is! Here's how our judges ranked the local offerings.

Take the hint

Give yourself a good once-over-notice any quirks? Doctors say small imperfections could signal an underlying issue. But which oddities call for professional attention? Experts offer guidance on becoming your own diagnostic sleuth.

The wizard of us

The Wizard of Us; Lisa Oz, wife of TV's famous doctor, steps out of the shadows with a new book on relationships

Before & after

With family in mind, local designers transform too-bland living spaces into chic, inviting havens

For the eco-epicure

If you crave a heaping plate of chemicals, hormones and preservatives, pass right on by the Green Door Café in Tenafly (201-567-8226,

Flatly flavorful

"The better part of a year"-that's how long Chris "The better part of a year"-that's how long Chris Saville says he and wife Kate spent in their kitchen before perfecting recipes for the tasty, healthier pizza alternatives they serve up at The Flatz Company in Wyckoff


Channel your inner strongman with kettlebells- old-school weights that yield big-time results

Where designers dwell

You let them inside your home-but did you ever want to see what your designers create when they have no fussy clients to please? Bergen Health & Life asked 5 local pros to reveal one room each in their homes-and to provide one take-home tip the rest of us can use when sprucing up our own abodes. Here's what they showed us:

ABCs of style

It's as if a huge home décor fantasyland dropped from the sky and landed beside Route 80.

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