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Slippery Leaves

We know it’s hard to get the kids to go outside nowadays, but at least it’s a little easier when the weather starts to cool. We were all kids once and we know just how tempting it is to run through piles of leaves bunched up on the lawn when playing outside. Many of us also experienced quite the tumble when doing so. Our foot slipped on an especially slippery patch of leaves and we went banging...

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Don't Lose Your Grip!

Autumn can be a bit rainy, and the leafy carpet that covers the ground can get slippery! To avoid slipping and tripping all over the place, be sure to leave home wearing shoes with plenty of traction.  We know everyone likes to leave home looking their best but be sure you go strutting out on the town in shoes with some grip on the bottom. The more lines and grooves in the bottom of your shoes...

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Reduced Visibility

Fall is finally here! The temperature is getting cooler. The days are getting shorter. The trees are changing colors. The ground is soon to be covered in a lush carpet of fallen leaves. Sadly, many of these things combine together to form the perfect storm for accidents to happen. Both the shorter days and the leaves on the ground lead to reduced visibility, especially for those working or exer...

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Protect Your Lungs!

If you’re someone who likes to shred leaves after raking them up, you should consider wearing a respirator! Shredding produces a lot of dust, and while you may think leaf dust is harmless it can do some real damage to your lungs.  You don’t have to fork out a lot of money to buy a respirator. Just use an old t-shirt and make your own! Instructions: Lay out the old shirt flat on a flat surf...

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Aloe for Blisters!

While watching the trees change color during the fall is beautiful, you’re going to have to deal with those leaves when they fall down and clutter up your yard. That means you’ve got to bust out that rake! Working in the yard can lead to all sorts of painful blisters on both your hands and feet. How do you take care of those blisters, or even better, make sure none ever pop up? To help prevent...

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Fiber Packed Pumpkin!

Need a little help getting things moving?  Try pumpkin! Pumpkin is packed with fiber which can help you feel fuller and satisfied longer, and it can help clear out those uncomfortable blockages. Just one cup of cooked pumpkin contains 2.7g of fiber and is just 49 calories! That one cup is also high in vitamins A, B, C, and E and other beneficial nutrients, and it can be prepared in so many di...

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Pumpkin Improves Eyesight!

We’ve all heard carrots improve your eyesight, but did you know the same could be said about pumpkins?  A cup of cooked pumpkin contains more than 200% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A and nearly 20% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C! Both vitamins are great for your eyesight! Vitamin A is known to aid in vision and can help improve vision in dim light. It’s essential in...

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Tasty Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkins are good for more than just desserts and coffee! Pumpkins are packed full of beta carotene and carotenoids that are extremely beneficial in improving the tissue health of your liver. These properties also help in detoxifying the liver! You can whip up a delicious pumpkin soup to enjoy this fall that tastes great and can help your body feel great! Ingredients 2 Tablespoons Butter ...

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Make Your Own Pumpkin Facial!

It’s hard to resist that childhood temptation of playing with those slimy guts from inside a pumpkin after you’ve carved a jack-o-lantern. What if we told you those gooey insides are actually great for you skin? You can make them into a great facial right at your home. First, rinse the pumpkin guts and separate the seeds from the rest of the insides. Drain the guts and put them in a bowl. Add ...

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Candle!

Bath and Body Works has busted out their deliciously scented fall candles. If you have a sensitivity to some artificial scents, you can still make your house smell like fall without using artificial chemicals and smells! Here’s what you need: 3 tbs of coconut oil 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice ½ tsp cinnamon Add a ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and 3 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice to 3 tablespoons of ...

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