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Selfie Problems

Did you know that the popularity of taking selfies is having an unintended effect: they are increasing head lice cases among teens! We know what you’re thinking. “Teens have been taking pictures together years! We would all squeeze into a photo booth to take pictures together, and we never had a lice problem from it!” And while that’s true, the ease with which we can take pictures where ever a...

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Lice Hate Coconut!

You know what they say, “Prevention is better than a cure.” You don’t have to worry about treating the flu if you work to prevent it. The same goes for lice! You can take steps to preventing a head lice infestation in your home by doing one simple thing: replacing your shampoo and conditioner! Swap out your hair care products for some that are coconut scented or are made with natural coconut o...

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Sleepover Safety

Does your child want to have a sleepover at your house, but recent news of a lice outbreak at school is making you a little nervous? Make sure the kiddos coming over don’t spread any little uninvited guests by using this fun hack! When it’s time for the kids to turn in for the night, try getting them to arrange themselves in a fun star or flower pattern on the ground. Make sure their feet are ...

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Disinfect Those Backpacks!

Backpacks aren’t as simple as they used to be. They come with so many buckles, zippers, and straps, you are more scared the washing machine will get messed up before the actual backpack will. To avoid any mishaps, empty every compartment of the backpack and make sure you keep them open. Now that your backpack is empty, place it in an old pillowcase and tie it shut. Add a small amount of your fa...

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Get Rid of that Couch Stink

There are many reasons a person may want to disinfect their couch. You could be a person who’s a huge animal lover and refuses to let any of their fur babies deal with a harsh winter or cruel summer. You could’ve just allowed a sibling or friend to crash on your couch while they were going through a hard time, and now the couch just isn’t as minty fresh. Or you could be honest with yourself, th...

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Don't Share Headphones!

Here’s the scenario: Your favorite coworker is in the breakroom laughing up a storm watching a funny Instagram story, and she sees you and immediately hands you an earbud for you to join in on the laughter. What you don’t know is her son came home yesterday with lice, and she has been working day and night to control the infestation… that has now been spread to you. But wait… head lice on head...

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Keep Those Brushes Clean!

Lice happen! A lousy attack on your household is the last thing that anyone wants to deal with. The amount of money and time invested in getting rid of them while trying to prevent them from spreading quickly adds up. Not to mention the time taken off work and school trying to contain the “situation.” Ultimately, head lice can be a task, but we have a tip that can help you avoid all the chaos!...

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Ditch the Energy Drinks!

We’ve all been there. You stayed up all night studying for a final, you were kept up by your new baby, you kept tossing and turning because you just couldn’t seem to get comfortable. However, it happened to you, you made it through the night with hardly a lick of sleep. On your way to work or class you stop by the nearest convenience store and pick up the biggest can of an energy drink, you can...

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Nature's Sports Drink

Stop chugging Gatorade and other sports drinks and crack open a coconut! Well, you don’t have to actually crack open a coconut, but you should definitely consider replacing those sugary sports drinks with coconut water. Don’t get coconut water confused with its high-fat cousin, coconut milk. Unlike coconut milk, coconut water is a clear liquid taken from a young coconut instead of the matured v...

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Pure Maple Goodness

There are few things better than pancakes when it comes to breakfast food, at least as far as taste goes. Healthwise, though… not so much. But instead of ditching hotcakes completely, try a healthier alternative to the delicious, but artificial, syrup we all love smothering them in! You don’t have to stray too far from your norm, especially if you try using all-natural, pure maple syrup!  Pure...

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