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5 Haunting Lessons We Can Learn From Ebola

Ebola is becoming the black plague of our highly interconnected modern world. Below are five haunting facts about the 2014 Ebola outbreak that you may or may not want to know, but should know. 1. W…

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Are Expired Medications Safe?

Food, cosmetics, housecleaning products—just a few of the many everyday items that carry a "best by" date. Most prescription medications are also assigned a day of expiration. But while one whiff can …

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5 Things to Know About Falls That Could Save a Senior’s Life

Falls are the primary cause of death from an injury in Americans over 65, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2008, more than 19,700 seniors died from trauma sustaine…

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2 Good Reasons to Get Grandma Online

As soon as Bruce and Esther Huffman bought a shiny new laptop, their granddaughter, Mindy, taught them how to record a video using the built-in webcam—or so she thought. Here's what happened, a little…

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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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5 Toddler Activity Ideas for Sensory Play

Sensory toddler activities are great for kids and for parents: your child gets to have fun and learn while you get a few minutes of quiet time. Experiencing all of those new smells, textures and col…

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When Caring Becomes Stressful

  Too often many of us who care about social causes and the environment separate our personal stress level from our social or environmental mission. We may think that chronic stress in th…

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Are Pesticides Lowering Our Intelligence?

I've been studying the effects of toxic industrial chemicals and heavy metals for 25 years and with greater intensity for my upcoming brain health book, 60 Seconds to Boost Your Brain Health (Rodale, …

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Why Flexible Work is Ideal for Caregivers & How to Find It

Work flexibility helps a variety of people in a variety of ways. While studies show time and time again how having a flexible schedule or working from home makes employees more productive, it greatly …

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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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It seems that the key ingredient to making things called milk is the colour white, so, you could add…

I use an olive oil spread, but the premise is the same.

So important! Keep paying in forward! Thanks.

really good advice..thanks