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How to Stop 6 Things From Stealing Your Sleep

January 09, 2017 1

Newsflash: You’re not the only one who went to bed early and woke up feeling fatigued. Thirty-five percent of adults who responded to the 2014 National Sleep Foundation Sleep Health Index report their sleep quality as “poor” or “only fair.” So, what can you do to snooze better tonight? Start by fixing these six shut-eye-deprivers….

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Stress-Relievers You Can Carry in Your Purse

January 06, 2017

You can’t escape the stress of work deadlines and dinner demands (until your vacation). But you can decompress on demand—anytime, anywhere. These tools offer quick relief and fit in your handbag. A Selfie Tool You never thought your selfie habit was a pathway to joy. But a recent study revealed that snapping selfies and sharing…

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4 Fitness Tools Trainers Use On Themselves

January 04, 2017

Personal trainers know their way around fitness gear—it’s kind of their job. But do you ever wonder what they use at home? One pro shares her stay-in-shape tools. Feel free to steal at will. Balance Ball The balance ball became a fast favorite for L.A.-based trainer, Karen Jashinsky, because “it forces you to engage your…

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5 Ways to Save Time, Money, and Space This Year

December 26, 2016 5

This is your year to save–on everything.  It’s your time–your money–your space–so, take it back! Use these guidelines and tools to jump start your efficient New Year.  Save money on coffee shop drinks You’ll need: A good coffee maker and grinder Start by grinding your own beans to unlock fresh flavor, suggests Paul Toscano, CMO…

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Keep Your Pet From Freaking Out This Halloween

October 14, 2016

The repeatedly ringing doorbells, copious caches of candies, and masked trick-or-treaters that come with Halloween can make even well-behaved pets act out. But there’s a lot you can do to reduce the fright factor. These tricks will help keep your dog or cat from jumping out its fur: Decorate With Restraint Jack-o’-lanterns here, fake spider…

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4 Fall Activities That Double As Exercise

October 12, 2016

Who knew that fun, fall outdoor activities like apple picking could double as exercise? I did! Now it’s your turn. Try these four alternative “workouts,” and you can look forward to having sore muscles the next day. For a Cross-Training Workout, Try Apple Picking A family road trip to a U-pick orchard may be all…

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These Activities Won’t Let You Put Off Exercise

September 02, 2016

How many times have you spoken these words? I really should exercise today, but I’ve got so much to do. Guess I’ll exercise tomorrow.  The next day, the same thing happens. Exercise is often moved to the end of people’s to-do lists. Working out may not feel as pressing as shopping for groceries or as…

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4 Ways to Fight the Freshman 15

August 31, 2016

With never ending access to pizza and deep-fried everything (not to mention the lack of the sleep from studying), you’re practically handed the Freshman 15 when you first move in. Good news: By planning ahead, gaining weight doesn’t have to be your fate. Wear an activity tracker You won’t always have time to hit the…

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How to Make Veggies More Fun for Kids to Eat

August 29, 2016

Shoving down bland carrots isn’t fun for anyone, let alone kids. Luckily, you don’t need fancy recipes or hours of food prep to add pizazz to produce. Use these simple tricks to serve up veggie-packed meals throughout the school year. Create Playful Shapes Kids eat with their eyes first, so make veggies visually appealing, says…

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