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Top Ten Cooler Weather Workouts

It’s getting closer to wintery weather, but for now, there is still time to enjoy some outdoor workouts, and we’ve thrown in a few great indoor workouts you may be familiar with to shake up your usual routine, if the weather outside does get more frightful than delightful. Trail walking, nature walking, or hiking Whatever name you call it, the ...

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Consumers Will Pay For Misguided Berkeley Gas Ban

The new year is quickly approaching, and it is bringing a slew of new laws with it. Starting January 1, Berkeley, California will be the first US city to ban the installation of natural gas hook-ups for stoves and heating systems in new builds. The law applies mostly to multi-family dwellings; exceptions are made for first-floor retail buildings and certain ...

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Helping Kids Grieve and Deal With Death

Whether it is that first goldfish, or a more grievous loss of a grandparent, or god-forbid, a parent or sibling, it is a sad fact of life that children and teens have to face death. When a loved one dies, children feel and show their grief in different ways. How kids cope with the loss depends on many factors — ...

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Kids Love Meditation, Too

We hear a lot about upstart children who disrupt class by acting out inappropriately. Many of these kids are bored by academics and full of youthful energy. What if there were a way to get them to simmer down and focus up? The good news is that there is – and it’s as affordable as it is simple. One well-known ...

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When Did Touching Become So Touchy?

Even though touch is a basic human need – along with sight, hearing, smell, and taste – one in four people are suffering from skin hunger. Also called touch deprivation, this genuine medical condition can undermine a person’s overall health and well-being. Gentle touching is a natural way animals express affection, acceptance, and approval. From birth to death, all of ...

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3 Reasons You Should Not Be A WAHM

These days, moms are practically expected to have a side hustle. Many of us want to stay home with our kids and cultivate a nurturing home environment, but we feel the financial pinch of not earning a paycheck. The pull to the workforce is especially strong for moms who have completed some sort of formal education. If we spent all ...

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Extended Paid Maternity Leave is Bad for Families

I am a mom of three young kids. I worked full-time from home when my first two were born, but the company I worked for was small and fell below the regulations that legally required it to offer employees paid maternity leave. So, I pieced together an unofficial maternity leave using unused sick days and accumulated vacation days, with a ...

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Is Your Teen Addicted to Porn?

Curiosity about pornography among teens, especially teenage boys is a given. However, a generation ago, maybe that meant a sneak-peak at dad’s hidden Playboy magazines, and that was the end of it. However, today with the ubiquity of the internet and easy access to pornography in all forms, pornography addiction can be a real problem. Even children armed with only ...

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Eat Sushi – Risk Tapeworms

“Sushi lover’s entire body left riddled with WORMS after eating contaminated sashimi,” the Daily Mail headline screamed in a news story from 2014. A man in China complained to his doctor about an aching stomach and itchy skin. Diagnostic scans revealed that the sushi lover’s innards were riddled with tapeworms. Contaminated sashimi (slices of raw fish) was determined to be the ...

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Top Seven Secrets to More Satisfying Sleep

Most moms of kids from tots to teens will lament, “What I wouldn’t give for a good night’s sleep!” It’s true given the stress level experienced by most moms today, sleep can be elusive. However, the amount of studies that have been done that emphasize the importance of sleep — not only to relieve stress but for overall health — ...

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