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3 Ways to Reduce Your Child's Halloween Fears

Posted 10-22-2014 05:13 PM by ChristaIB
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Halloween can be a scary time for some children. Attractions, decorations, costumes, haunted houses, parks and even trick or treating can stir up intense fear. When you have a terrified child on your hands, it can be difficult for them and your entire family to enjoy the popular holiday. Consider taking these few steps, and perhaps you can minimize their concerns before October 31 arrives.

1. Quit the Teasing

As an adult who has spent...
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5 Ways to Improve Your Health with Coffee

Posted 10-13-2014 05:25 PM by ChristaIB
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Who doesn't like to wake up in the morning and brew up a cup of Joe? Even if you aren't doing the brewing, your craving for its bold flavor and energy boost doesn't change. Drinking coffee is one of those things that is just a part of life for a majority of people across the U.S. In fact, estimates that approximately 100 million Americans drink coffee every day. Perhaps the act of drinking coffee has been ingrained in us throughout generations. Think back to...
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5 Tips to Improve Men's Health

Posted 06-09-2014 06:00 PM by ChristaIB
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On average, men in the U.S. are more affected than women by common diseases like heart disease, cancer and strokes. In fact, of the 15 leading causes of death, men far outpace women. The exception is Alzheimer’s disease, because many men don’t live long enough to either develop the disease, or for the disease to reach the terminal stage.

Why do men have comparatively shorter lifespans than women? One possibility is the genetic differences between the sexes. Testosterone,...
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Do Selfies Help or Hurt Self-Esteem?

Posted 04-08-2014 05:06 PM by ChristaIB
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By now you’ve seen—or at least heard of—the latest social media trend: Selfies. This phenomenon sweeping the nation involves taking a portrait of yourself with your phone’s camera, and then posting it on social networking sites like ********, Instagram or Twitter for all to see. Pop stars like Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Rihanna post selfies to the Internet on a daily basis. Even comedienne Ellen Degeneres joined the trend by snapping and posting a few selfies while she was...
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6 Tips to Lower Your Stress

Posted 04-07-2014 05:09 PM by ChristaIB
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If mounting bills, childcare, work deadlines, school, household chores, relationships and other day-to-day stressors have you frazzled, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans are dealing with some form of stress every day, and as researchers continue to study and release findings on the negative health impacts caused by long-term, chronic stress — including depression, anxiety, heart disease, sleep disorders, weight gain, digestive issues and cognitive malfunction — it is becoming...
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