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Words have power. They can uplift and edify. They can be full of praise and admiration. But they can also be critical and demoralizing. And when it comes to saying important words to your ...

Saying the Right Words to Your Child at the Right Time

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Anyone can play tennis, from the very young who have just mastered walking to the very young-at-heart 90-year-olds with a lifetime of wisdom behind them. It's no wonder it has been called the ...

7 Benefits of Tennis

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For many Americans, taking a vacation does not mean sitting around a pool sipping strawberry margaritas. They want to spend their precious vacation time making a difference on this earth. They ...

Voluntourism: The New Direction for Travel

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Most women do not get enough sleep. However, with so much on their plates, it is imperative that they do. Getting enough quality sleep can have positive benefits to physical, mental, and ...

Sleep Expert Dr. Sabrina Magid-Katz Dishes on Tips for Women

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The U.S. Congress mandated that all research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health include people of color 20 years ago. However, a 2014 study found that minorities account for fewer ...

More Minorities Needed in Clinical Trials

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Children all over this country are getting sick from enterovirus. It's hitting children with respiratory illnesses especially hard. It is nothing new that children get upper respiratory ...

Enterovirus: 5 Facts All Parents Need to Know

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With cold and flu season nearly upon us, it's time to start thinking about how to keep our kids safe and healthy. Flu activity is generally low across the country until around October, according ...

Q&A with Dr. Tanya: Keeping Kids Healthy

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Running is a great workout. It's low cost. It doesn't require expensive equipment. Running can help one stay in shape and keep your heart healthy. A recent study in the American Journal of ...

Running the Right Way: 3 Things You Should Avoid

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Any parent of an asthmatic child knows the cough associated with an asthmatic episode. They also know that this cough may cause more issues than the wheezing and shortness of breath typically ...

Cough-Variant Asthma Can Affect Children

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School lunches get a bad rap for plenty of reasons. Maybe the “mystery” meat is too mysterious. Maybe there are too many vegetables and not enough pudding. Maybe the bread is a little hard or the ...

Managing Food Allergies at School

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A grandparent is one of the most important caregivers in a child’s life, next to the child's parents. Grandparents love grandchildren unconditionally and often have more time, patience, and money ...

Strengthen the Grandparent-Grandchild Bond Even From a Distance

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American families are exploring unique destinations across the United States and around the world when it comes to their vacations these days. Hotels are not the only choice (besides the back ...

Families See Value in Vacation Homes

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People all over the country are walking around sleep deprived on a daily basis. Everyone thinks about the harried new mom or the busy executive, or the college kid with finals creeping up when ...

5 Signs of Sleep Deprivation: Do You Have Them?

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There's an app for everything. From recipes to running to writing a resume, there are web applications for just about anything you can think of. But are there apps that make you healthier, or ...

Ready, Set, Download! 3 Apps that May Make You Healthier

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Health experts are forever telling Americans to drink more water. They say to drink water to lose weight, to replace fluid lost through sweat, and just as an example of good overall health. ...

Overhydration: The Hazards of Drinking Too Much Water

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Anyone watching the news lately has been sure to have heard about the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. The infectious and often fatal disease is not staying contained in one area. ...

5 Ebola Virus Questions: Answered

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For many Americans, family vacations have meant piling into the station wagon (without seat belts in the olden days) trekking across the country to see Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon, or maybe ...

Family Vacation? You've Got More Travel Options Than Ever Before

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The United States is commemorating National Heat Stroke Prevention Day on July 31, 2014. One of the most deadly scenarios for heat stroke occurs when children are left alone in a car with the ...

5 Ways We Can Keep Children from Dying in Hot Cars

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Sherry Torkos, a holistic pharmacist, author, certified fitness instructor and mother, understands that it is hard to keep kids healthy. She knows this challenge is especially difficult when kids ...

Keep Kids Healthy This Summer with Sherry Torkos

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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