Social scientists and app developers say cell phones and social media are designed to be addictive. It’s like turning a gambler loose in a casino or a giving a drug addict an eight ball. Apps are designed to keep you engaged and coming back for more because the more interaction the more money app and social media owners, advertisers, and ultimately stockholders make.
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There has been a trend lately of college programs offering scholarships to younger and younger kids. The Charlotte Observer ran an article today documenting the story of two young boys, aged 9 and 10 years, who have both been offered college football scholarships this month. These boys are committing to a program a decade from now, but at what cost? At nine years old, is it possible for a child to make a decision about his future? Because he has not yet even hit puberty, how can anyone say with certainty that he will even have the physical size and strength to play at the college level? And what is the cost to this child in specializing so young in one single sport?
Have you looked at the ingredients of most popsicles at the grocery store?
Corn syrup, sugar, artificial flavor and food dyes.
That is not what I want my children eating on a daily basis all summer.
Did you know you can make easy, healthy homemade popsicles?
Most of us know first hand that a snoring partner can disrupt the other person from a good nights sleep. We have all heard stories of one partner taking the sofa or even the spare bedroom in an attempt to get more sleep. According to Daniel P. Slaughter, MD and Otalaryngolgist snoring can even cause marriage problems.
Two of my friends recently stated that they took 5 HTP for depression, while both used the exact same words testifying to its effectiveness. "It changed my life", is what each said. I took note. I am not a fan of pharmaceuticals, however, both friends, touted 5 HTP as a natural supplement. How could I not take note, when two people, whose opinion I value, who don't even know each other, both made the claim "It changed my life"?
Home remedies for bleeding gums during pregnancy and after birth go far beyond oral care since drinking coffee, poor diet and gut health lead to GERD and silent reflux, which are robbing your gum health while you sleep. GERD or Gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a very common disorder characterized by chronic heartburn, but a less common symptom, such as silent reflux, is associated with the condition.
When an adult or kid will not eat vegetables, it seems the right name and appearances can go a long way to get them to try these healthy menu options.
If you are one of the lucky ones, you may not yet be seeing much change in your skin. But, if you are like the majority of women in their 40s, you may be noticing that your skin could use a little extra TLC. Too much sun damage and too many years neglecting to take care of your skin may finally be starting to show up in very real and distressing ways.
Everyone wants to avoid wrinkles and sun exposure at the same time, so a lot of make-up companies are now putting SPF in our foundation. This is convenient, but does make-up have enough SPF to count as sunscreen?
Look, let’s be real. Nobody likes doing the laundry. I mean, I can think of a million different things I would rather be doing on this beautiful summer day than sorting, scrubbing, washing, drying, folding, hanging, and putting away laundry. But in my house, and most likely in yours as well, the laundry duty falls squarely on my shoulders. The worst part of doing laundry for children is all of the stains. Most days, I’m left wondering, “How on earth do they get their clothes so messy?”
My oldest child will be turning 10 years old soon. He’s a boy—a boy who plays sports. His clothes can sometimes really reach new levels of filth; especially his team uniforms. (And on that note, why on earth would they even make white baseball pants for little boys?) My youngest is an 8 year old girl who loves animals and being outdoors, and whose favorite activity is digging in the dirt.
My experience with these two has definitely given me a chance to earn my stain-removal stripes. So I thought, why not put that expertise to good use? Keep reading for my laundry stain removal cheat sheet especially for moms like us.
Farmers markets are rich vibrant places that are often an important part of the local culture as well as economy. You may not realize that there are many unexpected things you do do at farmers markets in addition to enjoy amazing fresh produce. They are ever increasing in popularity so let's take advantage of all they have to offer. Whether you are an entrepreneur, young parent or healthy food lover, there is much to learn and do at farmers markets that you may not realize.
Does your child have trouble concentrating? Then some doctors say fidget spinners may be just what he/she needs, especially in ADHD cases.
When it's time to take a break from the heat, hand your kids this sweet frozen treat and watch their smiles turn into delightfully-messy chocolate smiles. This homemade fudgesickles recipe with coconut milk is both gluten-free and dairy-free.
Modern cloth diapers are just as easy to change as a disposable and as easy to maintain as washing a load of laundry. And today I will tell you why I chose cloth diapers.
When you think of food allergy, you most likely think of people you know who are allergic to peanuts or shellfish, and who, after one bite of the offending food, suffer the tell-tale signs of a reaction—swelling of the throat, difficulty breathing, and an immediate and life-threatening response.
Burgers are an American tradition and a staple in my families but even die hard burger lovers don’t want to eat them every day. Ground beef is an affordable meat to incorporate into family dishes and you can have variety rather than being burger bored. Here are 10 ideas on how to cook ground beef if tired of hamburgers, meatloaf and tacos.
Sage, the largest genus of plants, have been raved for their medicinal properties for thousands of years. According to Nature’s Bioceuticals, sage was considered a valuable commodity in 17th century China. But, some of the health benefits of sage may help autistic patients, and here is why.
The family of a baby elephant rushes to unbelievable rescue when a baby elephant falls in pool in Grand Park Zoo in Seoul, South Korea.
Whether you purchase them in retail stores or make them yourself. Sugar scrubs are a great add on to your beauty routine.
There are many reasons for infertility and birth defects. Could the shampoo you use be one of them? Read on to find out.
I smoked for nearly three decades. For the first two, I had serious thoughts of quitting and even many attempts. It wasn't until I reached the last decade that I began to think about the skin benefits of quitting smoking for women. I had noticed changes in my skin, but I was never sure if they were actually changes due to having been a smoker, or just aging in general. As a smoker, I was prone to being in denial and was therefore prone to believing the latter.
About 1.5 million people in the U.S suffer from rheumatoid arthritis daily and are looking for a way to ease the joints during the day to day. Did you know that eating fish is good for arthritis?
Signs of Dehydration From Breastfeeding And The Truth About Why Breastfeeding Moms Are Chronically Dehydrated
Signs of dehydration from breastfeeding include, dry mouth, headaches, deficiencies, lethargy and typically lack of vibrancy in nursing mothers. While these signs of dehydration from breastfeeding may seem commonplace what's happening at a deeper level is far more serious, and may be affecting your milk supply and your baby's nutritional health. To gain a better understanding of why breastfeeding moms are chronically dehydrated you have to take an honest look at diet.
According to the CDC half of American adults have periodontal disease. The Oral health Foundation says that, preventive care and oral hygiene are the key to improve oral and dental health. So, these homemade mouthwash recipes to improve oral and dental health will do just that.
For those oatmeal lover and otherwise, this is for you. The benefits of eating homemade oatmeal abound and here is a simple super fast healthy oatmeal recipe trick to help make it a part of your regular diet. These simple tricks will save you time and money. Making oatmeal from scratch has more health benefits but who has the time to stand over a stove. Here's what I do that works every time.
Are the seemingly innocent and beneficial fidget spinners near me and my kids really dangerous? Here is what I found out for other concerned moms and dads.
It's June, officially summer and what do you wake up to? Rain and lots of it, but what are the benefitsof a Summer rain? Let's find out.
Where once Epstein Barr Virus and Human Papilloma Virus were believed to affect mostly women, science has found that men can be affected too. Until now, prostate cancer causes have been blamed on genetics. However, older research suggest that the Herpes Viruses have always been suspect as a cause of cancers. More now than ever, Epstein Barr Virus and Human Papilloma Virus are strongly linked to prostate cancer affecting fathers, husbands, brothers, son and fathers.This is relevant given the new focus on prostate cancer, the elusive herpes virus Epstein Barr, and its multitude of transformative symptoms affecting the man in your life.
Being a parent of a child diagnosed with ADHD people often ask me if medication works? Could it help their child?
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