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Study Links Parenting and Materialism in Kids

A new study from the University of Missouri-Columbia pinpointed some parenting tactics that make kids more materialistic. What the study found is sort of common sense, but it highlights a set of pa…

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How Seizure Alert Dogs Become Unstoppable Service Animals

Seizure alert dogs are specially trained to help individuals who have epilepsy or a seizure disorder. They can warn a person of an impending seizure hours before the person has clinical signs of a sei…

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Why You Really Shouldn’t Skip Your Vacation Days

Still have vacation days left in the bank for 2014? Start planning a getaway—here are five ways taking a vacation is good for your health, happiness, and even work and home life. Planning a vacatio…

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10 Tips for Talking About the Future with an Aging Loved One

In the wake of a holiday gathering, it may become obvious that an older family member can no longer live safely on their own. Whether it’s a specific health condition, or just the effects of aging, a …

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4 Ways to Make the Holidays Merry for the Elders in Your Life

Once we reach a certain age, depending on our individual life circumstances, the holidays can begin to lose some of their luster. Stress, both financial and emotional, starts to become synonymous with…

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How to Get Your Toddler to do Chores

My 20-month-old does quite a few chores around the house. When he was an infant, if you'd told me that he'd be cleaning up blocks or helping in the kitchen before he was two, I would have said that yo…

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This is How Much Alzheimer’s Care Could Cost You

There's a lot you can buy for $4,000—a month's rent on a three-bedroom apartment in New York City's Upper East Side, a 2005 Volvo S40, a six-person, 270 gallon hot tub. But if you're a caregiver to a …

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Warning: #BearSelfies Are A Dumb Idea

Just because someone owns a smart phone doesn't make them "smart." Could this be any more apparent than in Lake Tahoe, California, where a disturbingly stupid trend to rush toward wild bears in an eff…

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The Caregiving Task That’s More Stressful Than Divorce

When an aging loved one's health begins to fail, families are confronted by a variety of challenging decisions. Is it safe for grandma to still be driving? Can dad continue to live on his own? Should …

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5 Natural Remedies for Congestion

Whether you're coping with fall allergies or got hit with your first cold-weather ick, congestion can really knock you off your game. A stuffy nose is annoying during the day, but congestion and post-…

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