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Avoid Road Rage and Become a Better Driver

November 21st, 2013

Congested roadways and poor weather conditions are both unavoidable factors in driving life. But don't let them increase your road rage, which, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, usually results in excessive speeding in bad conditions. Beyond making us worse drivers, anger behind the wheel also increases the stress in our lives, making it more...

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Methods for Getting a Better Night's Sleep

November 16th, 2013

There's some truth to the old saying - early to bed, early to rise. A solid eight hours of sleep per night reduces your chances of developing numerous illnesses related to weight gain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, getting a complete night's sleep might give you more energy during the day. Stay active by daylight Working in a...

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Tips for Playing a Safe, Family-Friendly Football Game

November 8th, 2013

If it's almost Super Bowl season, or even if spring seems like it could be on its way, a game of football might seem like a fun idea for an outdoor barbeque or family get-together. However, as football is designed to be a rough-and-tumble sport, there are a few things everyone should keep in mind if adults are going to be playing against wee ones. Don't be too...

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How to Know When to Keep Your Child Home From School

November 5th, 2013

With the extra stress of wintry conditions, children may come down with a fever or feel unwell enough to take a day off from school. But whatever the time of year, there are signs that parents can look for to determine when their youngsters are ill enough to spend a day resting at home.Weaker immunity According to the Mayo Clinic Health System, children's immunity is not...

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How to Use the Glycemic Index to Manage Your Diet

October 8th, 2013

There are many factors to consider these days when maintaining your diet. The glycemic index can be useful for several reasons, though there is no magic bullet when it comes to dieting.The glycemic index (GI) is a scale for ranking carbohydrates based on their effects on blood sugar levels. The scale runs from 0 to 100, with low-GI foods closer to 0, such as peanuts and most...

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How to Make a Mud Pack at Home

September 26th, 2013

Time to confront the pesky problem that all women face: skincare. Maybe it's acne and breakouts, or it might be oily skin, but regardless, there's a mud mask solution out there that can easily help you manage the body's largest organ where it counts most. Choosing your clay  The basic ingredient in a mud pack is clay. However, this doesn't mean...

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Healthier Ingredient Substitutions In Some Of Your Favorite Foods

September 6th, 2013

If you're trying to shed a few pounds or simply improve your overall eating habits, cooking your own meals at home is a great way to exercise additional control over your diet. Instead of guessing at the nutritional value and calories in your dinner at a restaurant, following a recipe means you know exactly what's going into your meal. However, many of the traditional cooking...

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Square Dancing 101 - Proper Etiquette and Tips for Practicing

September 6th, 2013

Square dancing has long been ingrained in America's cultural repertoire. Its roots go back to European ancestors, yet it's proliferated throughout America for over a century. While many forms of dance are used to show off one's prowess and rhythm, square dancing operates more as a communal activity, where everyone works together in order to form a cohesive unit. Square...

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Ways To Get Some Exercise While At Work

September 4th, 2013

Many people spend most of their waking hours at office jobs. The main problem with this is that when you're spending the majority of your time sitting at a desk, it's hard to stay in shape. "Our spines, legs, and arms weren't supposed to be sitting all day. It can make some abnormal curves in your spine that can really create a lot of strain on your back...

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Fun Ways To Stay Active Outside Of The Gym

September 4th, 2013

Staying in shape is a great way to feel better and live longer. Getting regular exercise is beneficial to just about every major organ and system in the body, from improving brain function to helping to regulate digestion. However, not everyone wants to go to a crowded gym and run on a treadmill or lift weights. Luckily, there are enough other ways to get exercise that you...

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