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articles by: Becky Striepe

Kissed by a Pit Challenge Raises Money for Animal Rescue

Did the ice bucket challenge whet your appetite for charitable stunts? If you love dogs, you might just like the Kissed by a Pit Challenge! The snuggliest challenge yet. Dog Park Publishing, a …

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Why Kids Can’t Sit Still in Class

ADHD diagnoses are on the rise, and it's hard not to wonder why kids today have so much trouble sitting still compared to kids 20 or 30 years ago. I think it's tempting to blame genetics or even say t…

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4 Breathing Techniques to Ease Anxiety

Controlled breathing techniques can help you calm your mind and even ease the physical symptoms of anxiety. Next time you're stressed, try these breathing techniques! Related: Yoga for Concentra…

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10 Deliciously Healthy One-Pot Meals

Now that the school year is back in full swing, do you find yourself scrambling to put a healthy meal on the table? Me. TOO. And when you do manage to pull together a yummy supper, the last thing you …

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What’s the Best Sleep Position?

It makes sense that your sleep position can have an impact on your overall health, right? We've all woken up from time to time with a crick in our necks or a weird leg cramp, and it is no fun at all. …

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The Most Important Parenting Lesson I’ve Learned So Far

So many parenting tips are about how to modify your child's behavior or teach him new skills, but I think there's one parenting lesson that rules them all. I was at the playground with my then-16-m…

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Is Too Much Tea Bad For Your Health?

A recent U.K. study looked at tea and health, and the results might surprise you. Fluoride is a controversial compound. Here in the U.S., many municipalities add it to the water supply in the name …

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Yoga Poses to Wake You Up No Matter Where You Are

Does the end of summer have you dragging a little bit? Or do you maybe have trouble with a late afternoon slump? Try these restorative yoga poses to give you an energy boost. When you think ab…

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe (GMO-Free!)

Fall is coming, and for a lot of us that means delicious fall flavors, like cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and pumpkin. But wait! That innocent-looking pumpkin spice latte might just be hiding GMOs. It'…

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The Real History of Pit Bulls Might Surprise You

Pit bulls have a reputation as brutal fighting dogs that attack without warning, and it is completely unfair. Learn how pit bulls went from being the family dog to being feared. Every time I read a…

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about Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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