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by Once upon a time there was a family and they all had phones even the baby. But one day the mailman plopped a chest of gold and you only have it for one day. But the parents were too busy to put things in their wallet. The next day the mailman took the chest. The next day they packed for vacation but they forgot the phone. They went on vacation and had shakes and chocolates and everything. But when...
by America the Beautiful; Land of the Free, Home of the WastefulLet’s face it, Americans are wasteful in numerous ways. From excessive food waste, to pure laziness when it comes to sorting trash and recycling, the U.S. of A is contributing to many problematic issues. We turn a blind eye to the Pacific Garbage Patch, insane fossil fuel addiction, and extreme water waste.However, there is a way to start...
by The Role of Becoming a "Parent to your Parent," - Part 2I recently published my first article on this subject, as Part 1 of a 3 Part series. This article was written for our valued Wellness.com readers and you can find it right over here.This is article # 2 on the subject.The family is meeting to discuss Mom. She’s fallen twice in the last two months and seems a little disoriented and mildly confused...
by When conflict arises, are you the person who's quick to apologize, wanting to sweep everything under the rug so the tension goes away? Or are you the one who tends to hold that hurt for a while, allowing the offensive words to gain a life of their own? Most of us identify with one approach or the other when arguments happen in love. The problem is neither response leads to a true reconciliation that...
by Fiber is not sexy. It will not become the hot conversation at your next dinner party. Almost guaranteed: Bring up fiber’s many benefits at your next coffee date and your friend will quickly change the subject.But for fast, lasting fat loss and lots more, dietary fiber reigns supreme.Too bad we’re not getting nearly enough.One study titled "Trends in dietary fiber intake in the United States, 1999-2008,"...
by Hypothyroidism isn’t picky. It can strike at any age and can affect anyone. However, its favorite victim appears to be women since it occurs in approximately 1 in 50 women and only about 1 in 1,000 men. It typically occurs in adults and becomes increasingly common as you age.What is Hypothyroidism? This is a condition in which the thyroid gland no longer produces enough of vital hormones.This can be...
by Want Beautiful, Healthy Skin? Eat Your Vegetables!Potions, paints and powder are no substitute for a healthy diet.Have you ever noticed that the most coveted style for models and celebrities is a “no-makeup” look? Except for special occasions, like runway or awards shows, most strive to look natural, refreshed and flawless. In our culture, there is a huge emphasis placed on dewy complexions, smooth,...
by As you eat your cereal in the morning, you notice it on the side of the box—that small, white rectangle with the jumble of words, numbers and percentages. It’s the nutrition facts label, and it breaks down what’s inside the box—everything from calories to cholesterol. Reading it can be a little confusing, but by breaking it down, you’ll have a clear understanding of the value the information provides...
by "Really, I spent $50 on coffee alone?" a client recently asked, clearly stunned.About 10 days before, she complained she couldn't afford healthy food, so I gave her an assignment. For just one week, I asked her to track how much she spent on designer coffees, bodega snacks, convenience foods, splurges, and impulse buys. (Hint: A food journal makes a great way to track your spending.)The experience...
by If you love someone with advancing memory loss, you know first hand the frustrations and the heartache the condition can cause. Memory loss robs people of their pasts and of the essential characteristics that have, over a lifetime, made them unique individuals, loving spouses and parents, good neighbors, tireless workers and enthusiastic participants in life. At Regency Nursing Centers in NJ, this...