Health

Could Your Christmas Tree Be Making You Sick?

The Christmas tree is up and looks gorgeous. But since you've put up your real tree you've been feeling a bit under the weather. Is it the change of season, the flu, or could your tree be making you sick? I love the smell and look of a real Christmas tree. Sure, they require a lot more maintenance...
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This Can Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

Did you know we are supposed to spend 56 hours a week sleeping? That means we should be sleeping 8 hours every single night. Ha! That's easier said than done for many people. But getting enough sleep is important to our health and well-being. There are many things you can do to help unwind in the...
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Kesha Talks Holidays and Mental Health in Open Letter

This time of year is merry and bright, right? Not so much for everyone. The holidays tend to cause people more stress and can even make depression and anxiety worse than any other time of year. People tend to have more social obligations during this time of year and it can make it hard for some to...
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The Dirtiest Places in Your Office

You may be the cleanest person ever. You are the person who is constantly wiping down surfaces to make sure they are germ-free so you don't get sick, or you don't give something to someone else. Unfortunately, not everyone is as considerate as you. If you've been out in public lately, you have seen...
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How Long Should You Keep Your Underwear?

Milk, bread, and makeup all have expiration dates. You should only keep these items for so long before they go bad or become full of bacteria that could end up causing you to get some nasty infection. But I bet you never knew there was an expiration date on the drawers in your underwear drawer. I...
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These 2 Things Trigger Overeating

It's the season of overindulgence. All the fantastic food, drinks, and sweet treats can be hard to turn down when they seem to be everywhere! There's nothing wrong with enjoying some holiday specialties, but as with everything in life, you want to keep it in moderation. How can we stop ourselves...
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Can Dogs Help Us Live Longer?

Every time I write a story about another positive benefit of pet ownership I use the same opening line. "A house is not a home without a pet." I grew up with pets and have two cats and cannot imagine coming home and not being greeted by my four-legged friends. There's a brand new study that's come...
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How Many Calories Will We Eat on Thanksgiving?

The most significant food holiday of the year is quickly approaching. Honestly, though, Americans tend to eat more calories between Halloween and New Year's Eve. According to the Calorie Control Council , the average person will eat up to 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving. More specifically, a person...
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This Makes You Drink A Lot More Alcohol

It's that time of year again for lots of gatherings with friends, family, and coworkers to celebrate the holidays. And with the increased social schedule probably comes more drinking for many people. The added stress of the holidays around finances, gift giving, and dealing with family already...
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Ways To Prevent A Hangover This Holiday Season

So many holiday parties and so little time. And with all these holiday parties and gatherings more often than not there's alcoholic beverages involved. And if you're really going to over indulge you know the next morning you may have to deal with a dreaded hangover. Hangovers are no fun! But this...
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