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Teaching Your Children the True Meaning of Charity

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According to a study by UCLA, it is believed that 3.1 percent of the world’s children live in America, but they own 40 percent of the toys consumed globally. And, the Huffington Post has indicated that the average American throws away 65 pounds of cl... 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

Why Should You Adopt a Pet?

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It’s estimated that each year, over 6.5 million companion animals, otherwise defined as an animal that is suitable to be a home pet, are surrendered to community animal shelters across the United States. This means that there is one animal surrendere... Read full article

Top Dog-friendly Cities to Visit in America

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Looking to hit the road with your favorite furry pal this season? When it comes to vacationing with your dog, it’s important to keep key destination factors in mind like number and location of dog parks; city walkability; access to greenways; and pre... Read full article

8 Tips for Having A Great Yard for Your Pet in the Spring

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How to be “Backyard Ready” for Dog Fun When Spring Hits... Read full article



A Pet to Love: Having a Pet Helps You Live Longer

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Over 60 percent of households in the United States have a pet, and this is with good reason. Pets provide families with countless hours of cuddles and laughter. Owning a dog or a cat, whether that pet is a rescue or straight from a reputable breeder,... Read full article

Spice it Up with Chef Celeste

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Chef Celeste Gill is a name many Louisianians are becoming familiar with. Her journey to becoming one of the greatest chefs in our area began when she was just a young adult.... Read full article

Make Healthy Eating Fun from Lunchtime to Lifetime

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Picture this as your child’s midday meal: a lunchbox filled with colorful tomatoes and peppers, strawberries and a pinwheel whole grain sandwich packed with spinach, lean turkey and low-fat cream cheese.... Read full article

Teen Vaping

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Teen vaping has become a serious epidemic across the country. ... 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