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The words "compression socks" may conjure up dismaying images of the tight, thick black socks your grampa used to wear. Or maybe the term makes you think of the beige-colored ones some very ...

Not Your Grampa's Compression Socks: 5 Reasons to be Wearing Them

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Tennis is one of the most popular racket sports in the world. Players flock to the sport in the professional ranks, and even more so in the local and regional competitive tournaments and leagues ...

Play it Safe! You Can Avoid These 3 Tennis Injuries

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One of the constants of summer is the use of fireworks. From spectacular pyrotechnic displays put on by cities across the country during Fourth of July celebrations to pop rockets set off by ...

These 10 Fireworks Tips Will Help Keep Your Celebrations Safe

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Surprise! Who doesn't love surprises? Parenting expert Liz Gumbinner from Cool Mom Picks and Mom-101 recently sat down with EmpowHER to spread the word that all families need some surprises in ...

Interview with Liz Gumbinner: The Importance of Family Surprises

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Whether it is the all-American summer road trip to the beach or a holiday drive to Grandma’s house (or both), American families will inevitably hit the road this year. It makes sense to drive ...

5 Ways to Survive the Family Road Trip

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Every day Americans log thousands of miles when they're working out. They run, spin, dance, play sports, lift weights, or engage in some other kind of sweat-inducing endeavor to burn calories, ...

Help Your Muscles Rebuild and Recover: 5 Post-Workout Activities

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Losing weight is hard. There are a ton of diets and exercise plans that can help those who want to lose weight, but there is no magic pill. In fact, though losing weight may be difficult, it ...

5 Easy Ways You Can Burn Calories

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When the long, hot days of summer descend upon the country, many children spend those days away from their families at summer camp. From month-long overnight odysseys to half-day sports workshops ...

The Best of Both Worlds: Summer Camp and a Family Vacation in One Place

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Wearable technology is a rather new phenomenon which has been gaining traction, in recent years, especially in the fitness community. A recent report conducted by the Pew Research Center found ...

Will Wearable Technology Change How You Live?

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Too often women care more about the size of their thighs than the size of their bank account. They research the best skin care regimens but not the best investment opportunities. They worry ...

5 Steps that can Move You On Your Way Toward Financial Fitness

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Summer is a time for childhood memory-making. It is for days spent at the pool, playing outside, celebrating with family and friends, and traveling to see and experience new things. ...

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Offers Summer Safety Tips

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For many women, pregnancy is something to be endured. It is full of aches and pains, worries and discomfort. What with emotional upheavals, along with financial, spiritual, and physical stress, ...

Addicted to Being Pregnant

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Losing weight can be an uphill battle for most people. It takes time, focus and energy to do the things that need to be done to lose weight. Logistically, it really is quite simple though. ...

Can a Fitness Tracker Help You Lose Weight?

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Teenage girls and high self-esteem are unfortunately not two things that often go together. Girls in their teens may feel uncomfortable about their looks, their weight, academic performance, or ...

5 Ways We Can Raise Self-Esteem in Teen Girls

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The U.S. Senate is set to vote on either extending the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency Act (EXPIRE Act), which contains about 60 tax provisions including those based on ...

Why Renewable Energy Tax Breaks Should Matter to You

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Saving the planet may seem like a big job. And it is. It is not something that one person, or a small group of people, can do alone. It will take a lot of little tasks by a lot of people all ...

Media Companies Help Save the Planet (And How You Can Too)

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Cynthia Decker and Molly Hopkins are reality television’s most "uplifting" duo. They are the down home stars of Lifetime’s eye-opening unscripted one-of-a-kind docuseries Double Divas. The ...

Lifetime TV's Double Divas: The Right Bra Can Change Your Life

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As the weather gets warmer over the next few months, most people will stop complaining about the cold and snow and start complaining about the bugs. Warm, humid weather brings out insects, like ...

6 Tips for Backyard Mosquito Protection

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Stand up paddleboarding is a relatively new water sport that started popping up in coastal communities and now has spread from coast to coast. It is akin to surfing, but the board is longer and ...

Stand Up Paddleboarding Offers Exercise and Unique View of Nature

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Anyone who has to deal with food allergies, whether in themselves or their children, probably knows how tough it is to eat out in a restaurant. Leaving food preparation up to a stranger, ...

Top Allergy-Friendly Restaurants

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Women all over the world, of every age, race, and nationality, have one thing in common. All of them have “fat” days. Sometimes it’s a bloated feeling around “that time of the month” or maybe ...

5 Fashion Tips for an Instant Slim Down

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The vast majority of parents vaccinate their children. However, those who don’t give their children life-saving vaccines to protect them against deadly diseases tend to get more than their fair ...

Fear of Childhood Vaccinations Largely Unfounded

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There are not many children eating salads in restaurants. They do not often ask for a plate of broccoli or an apple on the side. Most will not automatically request water for a drink. But there ...

5 Ways to Help Children Make Better Choices When Eating Out

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Driving while distracted is definitely frowned upon. Being distracted while on a date? A total no-no. Most Americans can even agree that technology distractions should never occur at work. So ...

Smart Phones Can Lead to Distracted Parenting, Says New Study

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Parents of infants are often willing to do anything to get their child to sleep. There are hundreds of "sleep training" books and methods, soothing lotions with lavender, and swaddle blankets ...

White Noise Machines Can Cause Infant Hearing Loss

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A newly released study found that babies who have been born preterm may benefit from more exposure to adults talking. Published in the March 2014 issue of Pediatrics, this study is based on the ...

Adult Conversation Can be a Benefit to Preterm Infants

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A new study which included more than 38,000 people from 10 different countries found that children delivered via Cesarean section may have an increased risk of being obese later in life. ...

C-Section Births May Increase Obesity Risks

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Vacations in the past used to include lots of food and very little exercise. Chocolate desserts, cream sauces, and alcoholic drinks prevailed. The only running you did was to get to the buffet ...

Wellness Tourism on the Rise

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A report in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, indicated that about 73 percent of adolescents consume caffeine each day. However, the source of the caffeine ...

Caffeinated Nation: Coffee Consumption by Kids Skyrockets

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Though it is winter and most places in the country still have snow stacking up nicely by the side of the curb, it is time to work on summer camp plans. Those without kids may not understand the ...

Looking Past the Snow: Save Money on Summer Camp

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Some winters are so mild they seem to gently flow from fall right into spring. Hats and gloves are more about a fashion statement than a cold weather necessity. Snow never seems to accumulate and ...

Survival Tips for Winter's Coldest Days

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The holidays may be over but January and February bring their own special gifts. This is when the peak of cold and flu season hits, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

Tips for Getting Kids Through Cold and Flu Season

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Having a bikini-ready body is attractive and a goal for many women, especially moms. But reducing one's waist circumference is more important than just looking good at the beach. OB-GYN ...

3 Flat Belly Foods for Moms

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Almost as soon as a new mom hears the glorious first cry of her baby, she is probably already thinking about how to get back in her skinny jeans. It does not help that celebrities are plastered ...

3 Simple Weight Loss Tips For New Moms

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If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again yet expecting different results, then everyone who made "lose weight" their New Year's resolution is probably insane. ...

Making -- and Keeping -- Your Weight Loss Resolution

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Losing weight is one of the resolutions at the top of many people's perennial New Year's resolution lists. And it is a tough one to keep. About one in three people make a resolution to better ...

3 New Year's Resolutions for a Healthy New You

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Every year, people all over the country will make New Year's resolutions. They will resolve to eat better, lose weight, quit smoking, work out more, get organized, spend more time with family and ...

Making -- And Keeping -- Your New Year's Resolutions

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As 2013 draws to a close, many people are worried about buying last-minute Christmas gifts or maybe putting together fun New Year's Eve plans. However, they should be thinking more about their ...

Get Money Smart: 5 Things to Do Before The End Of The Year

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One of the hottest trends in dieting right now is going gluten-free. From grocery stores to restaurants to online businesses, hundreds of companies are jumping on the gluten-free bandwagon as of ...

Should you Go Gluten-Free?

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Families used to have to resort to the budget hotels and motels with characters on the walls and chicken fingers on the menu when they traveled. Sure, there may be one Madeleine-esque kid in a ...

3 Old World Hotels with Fantastic Family-Friendly Offerings

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During the cool winter months, there's not many more vegetables that can brighten a table like sweet potatoes can. They are full of nutrients, easy to cook with and taste delicious. They are ...

The Many Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

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Though it is often a taboo topic, women are still dying in childbirth. In fact, hundreds of women around the world will die from complications experienced during pregnancy and childbirth. ...

Women Should Not Have to Die to Give Life

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Though winter does not officially arrive until December 21, cold weather, wind, and even snow are already hammering many parts of the United States. The scarves, gloves and fleece-lined coats are ...

4 Places for Family Fun in the Sun this Holiday Season

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Smoking tobacco is bad. It's bad for adults and it is even worse for children and teens. And flavored cigars, masquerading as cigarettes, are making things that much worse. A 2011 study by ...

Flavored Tobacco Use on the Rise Among Teens

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The weather is getting cooler in most parts of the country and thoughts have now turned to baking. Muffins, pies, cobblers, brownies, cookies, cakes, breads ... there is no shortage of things to ...

Can 2 Ingredients Help You Lose Weight This Holiday Season?

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Jamie Anderson, a 22-year-old professional slopestyle snowboarder, is the perfect combination of confidence and self-assurance without a hint of narcissism. The six-time X Games medalist and ...

Olympic Hopeful Jamie Anderson on Snowboarding, Nintendo Wii U Gaming

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Although obesity, and all the health problems associated with it, is on the rise in Americans, it seems as though there are more and more diet plans too. From fad diets to online apps to weight ...

5 Weight Loss Myths that Can Keep You Fat

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Barbara Corcoran, well known for her shrewd business mind and brash, tell-it-like-it-is personality, is one of the stars of the ABC hit show, Shark Tank. Currently in its third season, Shark Tank ...

Interview with Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran: Money and Real Estate

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Losing weight is tough. There are a ton of diets and exercise plans and health kicks promising to shed pounds and trim inches, but none of them work for everyone. But what if the answer to ...

Can Standing Up Help You Lose Weight?

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In the United States, vaccinations are given in sanitary doctor's offices. The kids may cry a little but after a lollipop and a band-aid, they are usually over it. Then they go on to ballet or ...

Vaccination Workers Threatened Worldwide