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The One New Year’s Resolution You Really Should Make

If you make only one New Year's resolution this year, make it this one, because it can affect everything else. It's something that comes instinctively to babies. Our dogs and cats are experts. The res…

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Winter Bird Feeding: 7 Tips & Recipes

Winter is a difficult season for birds who stick around in northern climes. They need extra stamina to keep themselves warm, just at the time of year when their usual foods are in short supply. Feedin…

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Teaching Children to Give – Helpful Tips

To help you step into the holiday spirit and remember its real meaning, I’d like to share a short video called "A Recipe of Care" with you; and then I’d like to share some tips on how we can teach our…

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The Holiday Spice that Boosts Mood, Fights Depression

Who doesn’t love the taste of ground nutmeg over a holiday hot chocolate or latte? It’s not only the classic eggnog spice, it’s perfect in spice cookies and other holiday fare. While delicious holiday…

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6 Ways to Give Experiences Instead of Things This Holiday Season

The holiday season doesn't have to be all about physical gifts. There are countless reasons why getting away from that materialistic model is a great idea. Not only is it better from a financial persp…

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Top Vegan Sources of Immune-Boosting Zinc

Zinc is one of the most critical nutrients needed for maintaining a strong immune system. It's also imperative for digestion and utilization of carbohydrates like grains, vegetables, fruits, and sugar…

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How to Avoid Toxic Chemicals in Arts & Crafts

It just doesn’t seem right that something as essential to childhood as arts and crafts supplies can contain a whole host of unsafe-for-kids chemicals. But they can. Which makes it critical to know how…

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Exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup Pesticide Doubles Cancer Risk

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found a link between some pesticides and a significantly increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma—a type of cancer of the lymphati…

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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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15 Best & Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Sick

Being sick is never fun. While reducing stress and getting plenty of sleep can help you get through a nasty bout of seasonal sickness, food can play an important role, too. Of course, some foods are b…

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I so agree with Wendy And the Thrift Store idea. That is me. I get 95%of my clothes that way. I do a…

Having lived in Europe for a decade, I must say I miss the way most people take such care with their…

I agree with Randi L. - excercise can come in all forms. By the time I have worked all day, done th…