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Battling Bad Breath

Do you deal with halitosis? Here’s what may be causing it. It’s an embarrassing problem you’re often unaware of until someone’s brave enough to tell you. Bad breath can end a conversation, put a romantic moment on hold, or make the people around you hold their breath. Not sure if you have bad breath? Ask…

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Baby Proof Your Home

Make your home a safe place for little ones with this helpful checklist. Now that your little one is mobile, it’s time to make some changes around the house to keep baby safe. Sharp corners, dangerous chemicals, or breakable objects are a few of the things toddlers like to explore. And don’t forget that everything…

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The Skinny on Soft Drinks

Good, bad, or neutral? It’s sweet, bubbly, and so refreshing. As a pick-me-up during the day or paired with a meal, soft drinks are many people’s secret addiction. One, two, or three sodas a day couldn’t hurt you, right? Or maybe you think you’re safe since you only drink diet sodas. After all, they don’t…

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Tips to help a loved one break free from depression

Know someone you’d describe as sad, down, blue, or depressed? It’s hard to see a loved one suffer with depression. Words of encouragement or a shoulder to cry on often don’t seem to do any good and you feel helpless to know how to cheer up your loved one. But you don’t have to give…

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Lose Weight by Meditating

If you’re experiencing difficulty losing weight, meditation can be an effective complement to diet and exercise. As appreciation grows for the mind-body connection, more dieters are discovering the benefits of mindfulness. Learn here how meditation can help you manage your weight along with some simple practices for getting started. How Meditation Helps With Weight Loss…

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Going on a Cruise?

Here’s what you need to know ahead of time. Alaska, Bahamas, Europe, the Mediterranean, or the Caribbean—your cruise destination options are endless. If you’ve never been on a cruise, you’re in for an exciting adventure. But are you prepared? Going on a cruise isn’t like showing up at the beach. There’s a lot more to…

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How to identify the five worst types of shoes for your feet

At the end of the day are you dying to get off your feet? Achy, tired feet can make your whole body feel achy and tired. Foot pain may be caused by an injury, muscle imbalance, or disease, but in many cases, foot pain is linked to the type of shoes you wear. Unsupportive or…

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What you should know about helicopter parenting

Gone are the days of kids roaming the neighborhood until dark, riding bikes for miles, exploring the woods, and chasing dreams. These days, there is little that kids can do without mom or dad hovering over their shoulder, watching their every move. A phrase first used in Dr. Haim Ginott’s book “Parents and Teenagers” published…

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Have any of these symptoms? It may be heart disease.

It’s the number one killer of men and women in much of the world. In fact, heart disease is more deadly than all types of cancer combined. The sad thing about heart disease is that many times it’s largely preventable and treatable by healthy lifestyle choices. Anyone who’s overweight, has diabetes, eats a poor diet,…

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Stressin’

It may be part of everyday life, but that doesn’t make stress harmless. Learn the many ways it can affect your health. Everyone has some degree of stress in life. Relationship conflicts, work deadlines, health concerns, or financial strain can all cause stress. While some amount of stress helps keep you focused and motivated, unmanaged…

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