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Beat the Stink!

Some of us have the misfortune of dealing with smelly feet. The odor is caused when your feet sweat and the bacteria on them begin to eat away at it. Gross, right? The fungus that causes athlete’s foot can also cause smelly feet. You could spend your money on expensive creams and medications, or you could try out this simple— and surprisingly efficient— hack!   You may have never thought abou...

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Wash Away the Wax!

You know better than to take a bite out of a piece of produce bought straight from the store! Produce is often covered in dirt, chemicals, or wax. A simple rinse under the water faucet isn’t good enough to wash away these potentially harmful substances. You definitely don’t want to scrub them down with soap and a sponge, either. So, what do you do? Did you know you can make a natural scrub to ...

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Back to School Tips

It's time for school! Here are some tips on how to start the year right!

It's time for school! Here are some tips on how to start the year right! Backpack Safety Everyone has to carry a backpack, but you want to make sure that the backpack that your child may be using is big enough to carry all of their school supplies, and is easy (and healthy) to carry around almost all day. Be sure to purchase a lightweight, durable backpack. The shoulder straps should be w...

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We Know About DWIs, but Have You Heard About DWD?

If water isn’t a part of your daily routine, then you could be making a potentially life-threatening mistake. Driving while dehydrated (DWD) has the same effect as driving while intoxicated, as far as how many hazardous mistakes are made behind the wheel. Dehydration causes reduced concentration, slowed reaction times, and impaired memory recall—all things most people associate with driving whi...

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5 Ways Cranberries Can Help UTIs!

It’s the dreaded acronym… UTI. Though everyone can get them, most women (and some men) have had the misfortune of suffering from the pain and discomfort of a urinary tract infection (UTI). Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common clinical bacterial infections in women, accounting for almost 25% of all infections. It’s expected that 50%-60% of all women will experience a UTI ...

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Spiders Hate Citrus!

What has eight legs, the ability to make silk, and a distaste of citrus? Spiders! So, pull out those orange peels because they are about to come in handy! Most people aren’t raving fans of these arachnids that can be spotted on every continent except Antarctica. Despite providing us with free pest control from insects such as mosquitos and fleas which in turn helps with the spread of diseases...

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Never Miss a Monday!

We have all decided at one point or another that, “Today is the day we start a new life!” We head to the gym or group class and we give it our all! We are determined we can get through a group class and end our workout with a 20-minute “brisk” walk on the treadmill. Then reality hits. You’re 15 minutes into the workout and you’re confused why time is moving so slowly and chasing your children...

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Watermelon Slush Time!

What is made of mostly water and has its own festival every August? The watermelon! As we embark on the hottest month of the year in the four states area, we wanted to provide you with a sweet way to stay hydrated and help with digestion during the hustle and bustle of back to school! Watermelon is the perfect summertime treat! It’s delicious, refreshing, and healthy! It’s packed with antiox...

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You Catch More Flies with Sugar than Vinegar! Check Out This Hack!

Did your grandmother ever tell you that you could catch more flies with sugar than vinegar whenever you got a little unruly? Maybe you always took it as an old wives’ tale she had stored in one of her silver hairs that crowned her head, or just a saying she had a put away in one of the many wrinkles that defined her glowing face. However, it is true! Flying insects are a nuisance, especially i...

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How to Stop Swimmer’s Ear Before It Stops You

The end is near, and we can all feel it. The free spirit of summer will quickly be replaced with the responsibility of school. Whether you are having to get yourself and your kids back on an early morning schedule, prepping for another year of teaching or dreading the sound of your cellphone’s alarm waking you for a 9 o’clock lecture you don’t have time to shower for; summer is slowly coming to...

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