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Caring For Your Aging Pets

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As our animals start to age, their bodies begin to need different things. By taking the time to familiarize ourselves with some of the things our aging pets need, we can help ensure them long and healthy lives. A key aspect of healthy aging, maintain... Read full article

Wake Up, Coffee, Lunchbox

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You know how it goes…you wake up, have your coffee, get the kids up and dressed, and you realize, “Oh my gosh, I forgot to pack lunches!” Since they eat a lot, we would like the snacks and lunches to be somewhat healthy. Also the food should be with... Read full article

Slimmer Thighs

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Don’t wait until summer to work on your summer body. If you start now, you can have toned thighs by the time you go on your first summer vacation. Spend a few minutes on each exercise. Start with 10 reps three times for each exercise and gradually, ... Read full article

A New Way to Stretch

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“A year ago, I was scheduled for serious back surgery (rods, screws, etc.) However, a local massage therapist helped me realize that the root cause of my back pain was actually a very tight piriformis muscle that was pulling my spine out of position,... Read full article

Healthy Habits that Lead to Weight-Loss Success

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The great news about weight-loss is you have options. The not so great news is too many options can leave you overwhelmed and frustrated. How can you decide which is the best diet for you?... Read full article



Purging!

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From the first time I bought my first born a toy, a dinging sound went off in my brain and my mind shouted, “This is fun! This will never get old!” Well, yes it will get old because it will pile up. It’s much easier to clean a small amount of toys th... Read full article

How To Raise Independent Children

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Children crave independence. Building independence can begin as early as two years old. ... Read full article

5 Ways to go Green at Home

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The average American generates nearly five pounds of garbage per day. That’s almost a ton of garbage per person per year. These numbers are twice what they were 50 years ago. And 75 percent of that waste is eligible for recycling, but only 30 percent... Read full article

Surround Yourself With People You Want to Be Like

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Did you know that the four people with whom you spend the most time are who you become in the future? Scary, isn’t it? This fact alone should make you very selective about the company you keep.... Read full article

Transplant Games: Going for the Gold with New Heart

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Emily Traylor has a joy for life. The runway trim, always-on-the-go wife, mom and volunteer enthusiastically approaches each day with a radiant smile, a competitive spirit and a new heart. The 40-year-old Louisiana resident is one of thousands of tr... Read full article