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Protecting Your Skin at an Outdoor Concert

June 19th, 2012

Many of us adore spending hours listening to music in the great outdoors. It's a wonderful way to connect with your community and hear songs that you may not otherwise be familiar with. However, in the heat of the moment (no pun intended), it can be easy to lose yourself and forget to apply sunscreen. The result? A nasty sunburn that itches and stings for days. In order to...

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Protecting Your Skin at the Beach

June 19th, 2012

Summer is almost here, and that means you and your family finally get to spend long days at the beach! As much fun as it can be to catch a few rays, read a mystery novel, build a sandcastle and take a dip in the water, spending all of that time outside is eventually going to take its toll on your skin. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to keep yourself protected from the sun,...

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Simple Ways To Give Your Meals a Quick Boost of Health

June 13th, 2012

Are you trying to eat healthier but having a hard time getting started? Changing your eating habits isn't something that has to happen overnight - doing so gradually may make it easier to switch to better foods once and for all. In fact, a great strategy is to start by slightly altering your current meals to include healthier ingredients. If you're not sure what these...

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How To Help Your Child Stay Healthy in College

June 13th, 2012

Between greasy cafeteria food, all-night study sessions, weekend (and weeknight) partying and the stress of advanced coursework, it's no wonder that many students succumb to the dreaded "freshman 15" in college. If you're preparing to send your child off for his freshman year, it's important that he or she maintains a healthy lifestyle along with staying active in academic and...

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The Health Benefits of Eating Spicy Foods

May 22nd, 2012

How do you feel about spicy food? Some people can't resist putting hot sauce on virtually everything they eat, while others stay away from it at all costs. But are there any health benefits to chowing down on habanero peppers from time to time? According to The New York Times, there are actually several benefits to eating spicy foods every now and then. Hot weather can...

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Treating Gastritis

May 17th, 2012

Gastritis is a condition that occurs when the inner lining of the stomach becomes inflamed or swollen. According to the National Institutes of Health, it manifests itself in the short and long term, depending on the individual. Some may only have to deal with gastritis for a day or two, while others may have to contend with it for years. If you or someone close to you is...

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Simple Ways to Clean Green in Your Home

May 15th, 2012

Along with eco-friendly improvements and appliances, finding ways to clean green in your home can make a significant difference in your household's carbon footprint. By eliminating toxic cleaners and products from your closet in favor of homemade varieties, you'll be on your way toward a happier, healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. Here are some tips for you to get...

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Tips For a Faster Work Commute

May 15th, 2012

Let's face it - commuting great distances to work every morning and evening is a drag. Between waking up at the crack of dawn, dealing with unpredictable traffic conditions, paying for tolls, filling up your gas tank and the number of miles you have to cover, just about everyone is looking for ways to make their time on the road faster and easier. Luckily, with the right...

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May is Clean Air Month

May 15th, 2012

Did you know that May is Clean Air Month? It's true! What better time to educate yourself on how to improve the air quality both in and out of your home? There are a number of small changes you can make that will wind up having a large impact on your surrounding environment. If you're not sure where to begin, here are some tips to help get started. 1. In the home. Air quality...

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Humidifier or Dehumidifier

May 14th, 2012

The humidity of the air in our homes is an important part of living a healthy life. If the air is too moist, it can cause condensation to appear on our windows and may eventually lead to mold growing in the corners of the home. On the other hand, if it's too dry, your skin can quickly become cracked and unhealthy. Striking the right balance isn't always easy, but that's where...

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