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Summer is here and that means schools are out, schedules shift, and people spend more time enjoying barbecues, swimming, gazing at starry nights, blowing bubbles and playing games. Lets face it, by the time summer arrives most of us are dangerously approaching burnout!  For many...

It’s springtime and that means it is time for spring fruits and vegetables! Spring foods include asparagus, avocados, broccoli, lettuce, pineapple, strawberries and much more.  Shopping for foods that are in-season means getting them fresh, in larger quantity and usually cheaper.  Not to mention, they...

April is recognized as Autism Awareness Month.  According to the National Autism Association, 1 in 68 children are affected by Autism today.  They also report that it is the fastest growing developmental disorder.  Today we are going to explore what Autism is, general facts about...

Home safety is essential to keeping you and your family safe and for preparing you for possible home emergencies.  According to the National Safety Council, in 2016 there were 161,374 preventable injury-related deaths.  They also report that this number has increased 86% in the last...

Boundaries are defined as a line that marks the limits of an area. Personally, this relates to how you allow others to behave toward you and how you respond. In terms of relationships, boundaries can be physical, emotional, material, mental, spiritual, and sexual. Boundaries can...

In the United States, food allergies have steadily increased among Americans in the past several decades.  There is ongoing research being done to figure out why there is this increase and what we can do to make changes for future generations.  In the healthcare field,...

The 2017/2018 flu activity has been a popular topic across the United States due to its prevalence and severity.   Influenza, also known as the flu, is a respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus.  Typically, the timeline of the flu can range from October through...

Yogurt, barbeque sauce, ice cream, flavored coffee, and cereal… what do all of these have in common? Added sugars! I don’t know about you, but I find all of those to be rather appealing items that I have consumed, or sometimes find myself craving.  But,...

We are quickly approaching the holidays and the end of the year.  For most of us, we were hopeful to be done with our shopping and spending, but sometimes things do not go as planned.  Often times, we are scrambling for last minute gifts, whether...

We’ve all done it. We leave work or class and that difficult part of the day pops in your mind, or maybe it’s something you wish you would have done, or maybe it’s something you made a mistake on. It can be challenging for many of...

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