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Natural Bug and Pest Repellents

August 29th, 2012

As the summer months become numbered, you might be tempted to maximize the last of the warm weather by spending evenings outdoors. But you won't be alone outside - pests like mosquitoes are bound to appreciate your company as well by getting a taste of you. While you may usually opt for a commercial bug spray, that might not be the best option. According to GreenYour.com, many...

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How to Make Bedtime Easier for Children

August 28th, 2012

In many households, the announcement of bedtime is accompanied by screams, tears and plenty of protests. Kids just don't like going to bed, especially when they see their older siblings and parents staying up later. Instead of letting them stay up late and risk having a bad day tomorrow, use these tips inspired by WebMD to ease them into a more peaceful bedtime routine. 1....

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Cool Tips for Keeping Your Freezer in Order

August 23rd, 2012

Whether you use your freezer to keep your favorite foods fresh or preserve your leftovers for a later date, sometimes that useful space can get cramped. Fortunately, by following these useful organizing tips, you can create more room in your freezer so everything is in order and easily accessible.Keep shapes togetherIt can be tempting to stuff things into your freezer as soon...

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Tips For Establishing a Good Workout Routine

August 23rd, 2012

If you're looking to shed some weight and get in shape, it's a good idea to establish a workout routine that suits you so you stay committed and see the results you want. Here are a few helpful tips for coming up with the right fitness plan.Do what you enjoyThe first step in establishing a good workout routine is picking an activity that you enjoy. This'll make getting in...

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The Freezer — Keeping You Healthy and Saving You Money

August 22nd, 2012

While reaching into the freezer for that pint of ice cream or bag of frozen fruit might be second nature by now, you may not realize how beneficial the appliance is for health, wallets and calendars.Saves moneyWe live in a society of excess in which useful items are discarded without a second thought every day. Freezers harness our tendency to waste and help preserve those...

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Living With Lactose Intolerance

August 22nd, 2012

Lactose intolerance is the inability to properly digest lactose, which is a sugar found in milk and other dairy products. It occurs when the intestines don't produce enough of the enzyme called lactase, which helps the body absorb lactose. Lactose intolerance can occur at any point in one's life, and it's very common in Americans, according to PubMed Health. The condition...

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The Benefits of Eating Foods That Are in Season

August 22nd, 2012

In the age of the supermarket and efficient produce transportation, the idea of eating food that's in season may seem antiquated. If you can have apples at any time, what's the point of waiting until the summer to pick up a bushel? As it turns out, there's quite a bit of difference between an apple in June and one in December. For instance, according to the World's Healthiest...

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Tips for Better Dental Health

August 8th, 2012

Having good dental health takes diligence and effort, but the routine maintenance is worth it when you can proudly show off those pearly whites. Proper hygiene practices should be a daily affair, and you can help keep your teeth cavity free if you're conscious of your habits. Here are a few tips for maintaining good dental hygiene.Brush your teethBrushing your teeth is the...

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How to Maintain Your New Braces

August 7th, 2012

When you first get your braces, they might seem uncomfortable, but you'll eventually get used to them, and after you see how they transform your smile, you'll be glad about your new orthodontic addition. In order for that dental hardware to be effective, you need to practice the proper maintenance techniques and maintain good dental hygiene. Here are a few tips for making the...

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Foods That Promote Good Dental Hygiene

August 6th, 2012

While a steady brushing and flossing regimen is important for keeping your pearly whites in tip-top shape, there are also certain foods that may help prevent any dental dilemmas. Green Tea Green Tea is a great way to get your caffeine fix while also catering to your health. The beverage is high in antioxidants, which are not only good for skin and cancer prevention,...

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