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Winter is Here: Six Tips to Keep Your Outdoor Items Looking New

Winter is Here: Six Tips to Keep Your Outdoor Items Looking New

Winter is Here: Six Tips to Keep Your Outdoor Items Looking New With winter weather on the way, now is the time to start getting your outdoor furniture and appliances ready for the elements. Ice and debris can wreck havoc metal, bringing in rust, dirt and general wear and tear. By protecting your outdoor belongings before the winter weather hits, you can not only maximize the lifespan of your stuff, but save yourself lots of headache … Read entire article »

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Family Vacation? 5 Tips to Safely Traveling Abroad

Family Vacation? 5 Tips to Safely Traveling Abroad Traveling abroad can be one of the most culturally enriching experiences for both you and your family when selecting a vacation. Exposure to new cultures, languages and foods can make memories that will last you a lifetime, as well as make your children more curious about the world around them. However, as with any vacation you may plan, keeping your family safe and secure while traveling is paramount. By planning carefully for your transportation or even potential emergencies, you can ensure that you have one of your best vacations ever. Safety Tips to Remember While no country offers a perfect record for theft, crime or car accidents, the added confusion of a language barrier and unfamiliar surroundings can add to the frustration of dealing with … Read entire article »

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Four Helpful Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy and Young

Four Helpful Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy and Young

Four Helpful Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy and Young The sad fact is that dogs don’t live as long as humans. However, we can help keep them healthy and young for as long as possible. Nutrition, exercise and basic medical care are some of the most important determining factors in a dog’s health and lifespan. You Are What You Eat: Feed Your Dog Well Many people think that all dog food is the same. In fact, this … Read entire article »

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Divorce Distress? Six Ways to Simplify the Split

Divorce Distress? Six Ways to Simplify the Split

Divorce Distress? Six Ways to Simplify the Split Unless you’re ending a quickie Vegas divorce within 24 hours of realizing your “mistake,” divorce is likely more complicated than you thought it would be. Even if you’re more than okay with leaving your spouse behind and going on with your life, there are certain things that need to be taken care of before you can completely put the marriage behind you. 1. Dig Deep into your Finances   If possible, … Read entire article »

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Five Hidden Household Items that are Hurting the Environment

Five Hidden Household Items that are Hurting the Environment

Five Hidden Household Items that are Hurting the Environment The world’s population has become increasingly aware of the damage that we, as people, are doing to the planet. The average person has become more aware of water, fuel and electricity usage and most recycle and conserve whenever possible. There are still many things, however, that people use on a daily basis that contain hidden threats to the environment. Below is a list of the five of … Read entire article »

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Are Cholesterol Drugs Worse Than Cholesterol?

Are Cholesterol Drugs Worse Than Cholesterol? If your doctor has talked to you about starting a cholesterol medication, it is important to carefully analyze all of the pros and cons of following through with this treatment approach. After all, cholesterol-lowering medication such as Lipitor can help reduce your risk of having a heart attack, but it will also increase your odds of developing diabetes. Therefore, anyone who has high cholesterol should carefully consider all of their options before they head to the pharmacy. What are the Pros of Taking Lipitor? Just like any other statin, Lipitor has been proven to help reduce the risk of having a heart attack, stroke or developing heart disease. Additionally, it can be used to treat people who have already been diagnosed with heart disease. However, it is … Read entire article »

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Getting Your Baby Smart Without Genetic Foolery

Getting Your Baby Smart Without Genetic Foolery It doesn’t take much to know it’s a hard-knock, competitive world out there, particularly for your children. While every parent dreams of the day their little one collects their Nobel prize or graduates top of the class at Harvard, unless you’ve already engaged in some highly questionable gene splicing, your baby is a blank slate in the smarts department. So what can a parent do to rev up the brain power of their kids? Kick-Starting Their Brains: Toys That Make The Difference Sadly there is no magic wand to ensure that your kid hits the jackpot in the intelligence stakes, but there are things you can do as a parent to give them the best start that you can. One of the easiest ways babies … Read entire article »

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New Family, New Christmas Traditions

Everyone has their own traditions when it comes to Christmas. When people open gifts, how they decorate and what foods they serve varies from family to family. For example, just over 75 percent of people unwrap their gifts in the morning on Christmas Day. Nineteen percent of people surveyed open presents on Christmas Eve, according to Rasmussen Reports. Now that you have a family of your own, it’s time to start making up your own holiday traditions. Give to Charity According to a 2012 survey conducted by Charity Navigator, the average charity in the US receives about 40 percent of its contributions during the last few weeks of the year. Make giving to a charity a part of your holiday tradition by sitting down with your family and choosing an organization to … Read entire article »

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6 Things Active Adults are Doing to Turn Back the Clock

6 Things Active Adults are Doing to Turn Back the Clock Today’s senior citizen population is in better health and living longer than ever. They are rejecting the notion that their senior years should be a quiet time of watching TV, napping, and avoiding activities that they once enjoyed. Instead of embracing the retirements of generations before, today’s seniors are instead turning back the hands of time and finding new ways to rejuvenate themselves. Senior citizens today are remaining active, engaging, and as fit and vibrant as ever by taking on new activities and making these innovations a regular part of their lives. Below are 6 things active seniors are doing to live their lives to the fullest. 1) Moving out of the Family Home – Many older adults are questioning the value … Read entire article »

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Family Health: Tips to Protect Kids’ Health in the New Year

Many parents want to know the best ways to protect children from germs that cause serious illnesses throughout the year, and especially in winter. Keeping your child healthy can prevent numerous absences from school, and serious medical complications that may require hospitalizations. Pathogens that cause illnesses are not the only concern for parents because there are other dangers that cause health problems for children. A parent must remain vigilant each day of the year to ensure children are safe.   Tip One: Routine Immunizations to Prevent Childhood Illnesses Modern medical science has made it easier to protect children from common illnesses including measles, chicken pox, and poliomyelitis. It is important to make sure your child’s immunization schedule is up-to-date to protect their health. Keeping track of each child’s records by maintaining a written … Read entire article »

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