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What Everyone Needs to Know About Foot Pain and Shoes

Millions of Americans suffer from foot pain. There are many causes of foot pain from injuries to heredity to disease states – but did you know that one of the most common causes of foot pain is not wearing the right kind of shoes? No matter the type of shoe, footwear has basically been designed for: Comfort Protection Support Style ...

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Fraternities: the Pros and Cons of Going Greek

It’s graduation season, and that means, among all the other things you may be worrying or wondering about in sending your son off to college as a Freshman, is whether he should join a fraternity or not. Despite what you may think, there is more to fraternity and the “Greek Lifestyle” on campus than beer guzzling parties. There are many ...

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What Every Family Should Know About Conserving Water

Water is a precious resource. Most Americans — since we are so used to just turning the tap, and Voila! — as much as you want, are painfully unaware of just how short in supply water is worldwide. According to The World Bank, there are 80 countries with water shortages major enough to threaten the health of their people and ...

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Is it ADHD or just Kids Being Kids?

Kids running around like the energizer bunny has always been the accepted natural duo. That is until the more recent seeming problem with kids needing to sit still and not be rambunctiously inquisitively interruptive in school. Today the label of ADHD – attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a fancy name for inattention and impulsiveness seems to be the accepted norm. But ...

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Six Warning Signs That Your Child May Be Being Bullied

Despite raising awareness of the problem, and anti-bullying campaigns such as First Lady Melania Trump’s “Be Best” initiative, the unfortunate truth is that bullying among school-aged kids continues to rise. According to the national statistics on stopbullying.gov: Been Bullied 28% of U.S. students in grades 6–12 experienced bullying. 20% of U.S. students in grades 9–12 experienced bullying. Bullied Others Approximately ...

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How to Get Your Kids to Quit Junky Snacks

Kids never quit, do they? On the move, resourceful about getting and keeping the things they want, and one of the things they want, and just can’t seem to quit, is those sweets and salty treats. Junky snacks, in fact, are the way of life in a sense. They are the traditional family/kid “guilty pleasure” at ballgames, county fairs, movies, ...

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Is Eating Raw Right For Your Family?

Traditional medicine tends to see aging as inevitable, bringing with it a collection of symptoms to be treated. And while medication and therapeutic treatments have proven to be effective in dealing with certain age-related conditions, philosophies that take into account issues such as diet, sleep patterns, exercise and mental states, are beginning to be embraced by the healthcare community. It ...

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Now We Are A Family

For a piece that is a little different this time around, everyone loves this story of our adopted daughter – and it is 100% true. I have been a writer and a journalist in some way shape or form for over 10 years. I have written a few books, and hundreds of stories for websites and print publications. Of them ...

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Getting the Facts About Private Student Loans

As April winds down, and May approaches, many of our thoughts turn toward summer vacations. But, if you have a teen in High School you are probably thinking about college, and how to pay for it! Private loans are the fastest-growing sector of the multibillion-dollar student loan industry. About 15% of the student debt held by the graduating class of ...

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What Parents Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder in Kids

Bipolar Disorder, also known as “manic depression” was once thought not to affect children. It was formerly considered a complex mental illness with only an adult on-set. This was probably because the symptoms of bipolar disorder closely mimic or can actually concur with other child and teenage behavior problems such as ADHD and Conduct Disorder. Today current medical research clearly ...

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