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   Jul 23

Working Moms: See How Exercising Benefits Them

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Exercise is beneficial to everyone, regardless of age or situation. Working moms are one of the few groups that will get the most benefit from exercising though, and one of the groups least likely to feel like they have time to do so! It’s far easier than you may expect, however, and the advantages are well worth it. (more…)

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   Jul 23

Homedics FMS-270H Deep Kneading Shiatsu Foot Massager Review

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When it comes to foot pain, you can either get a massage or you could buy a home massager. Many people today have to deal with chronic foot pain, and it could be the early signs of serious issues. If left without recourse, the feet can become swollen and in the worst case scenarios will need surgery to correct issues.

Instead of waiting for this to become a serious problem, you should look into getting a massager that can focus on pain relief, circulation, and helping with a variety of issues that are no doubt going to help. One of the best solutions that you can get today is that of the Homedics FMS-270H Deep Kneading Shiatsu Foot Massager.   (more…)

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   Apr 22

Are Electronic Cigarettes Really Safer?

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Are Electronic Cigarettes Really SaferElectronic cigarettes are growing in popularity as an alternative to the harmful toxins and traditional tar cigarettes. Battery powered e-cigarettes are a relatively new way to provide a nicotine fix without some of the dangerous chemicals. Instead, these plastic or metal tubes work by being filled with flavored liquid nicotine.

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   Jan 15

Five Tips to a Healthy Smile

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Healthy TeethSmiling is one of the best ways to attract attention, and a healthy smile can boost your confidence. Smiling can express the emotions you currently feel to others. If you embarrassed about your teeth, you may find yourself frowning more than smiling. Still, there’s hope: you can improve your smile by following these simple tips. (more…)

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   Jan 07

Holy Crap! I’m Taking 22 Pills a Day!

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Hello :) For those of you who are new, I’m Jessica. This is a blog I originally made for work. Even though I don’t work for that company anymore, I love my blog too much to get rid of it. :D

I haven’t really written any posts about myself yet so here goes.  This explains a little bit about my past and how I got to where I am today… taking 22 pills a day! (more…)

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   Jan 05

Health Benefits of Getting a Massage

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FacialHave you ever tried massage therapy? If you are suffering from back pain, headaches, and other ailments, massage therapy may be able to help. Many people are turning to massage to help alleviate pain and rejuvenate the body. Read on to learn about the many health benefits of massage therapy. (more…)

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   Jan 05

How can Plan B pill save you from getting pregnant?

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If you have had an unprotected sex or your contraceptive failed, there is still a solution; emergency contraception called Plan B, that can prevent unwanted pregnancy. It is important to note that it applies only to “emergency” and that it is not a regular method of birth control. Emergency contraception involves administering drugs to prevent unwanted pregnancy after unprotected sex that could result in pregnancy (including sexual assault) or at “​​failure” of other methods of contraception (e.g. condom cracking). (more…)

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   Dec 23

When is the Appropriate Time for Your Loved Ones to Receive Care?

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When is the Appropriate Time for Your Loved Ones to Receive CareNo one wants to admit when their loved one needs outside assistance. Not only does it mean your loved one is getting to an age where their life expectancy is unknown, it also means having to make a decision for them that they may not necessarily like or be in agreement with.

In many cases, we have to parent our own parent. They don’t want to admit their need for help, and we don’t want to accept their need for help. (more…)

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   Dec 22

Is Cracking Your Own Back Good for You?

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Is Cracking Your Own Back Good for YouThere are many misconceptions about the back that might help you relax a little bit. One of the bigger fears that people have is back cracking. Is it safe to crack your own back? When most people feel uncomfortable or have pain in their back, they will twist and turn their bodies to try and alleviate the pain. As it turns out, cracking your own back has little effect on your back pain. According to professionals, cracking your own back is harmless. (more…)

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   Dec 18

Young at Heart: Learning to Age Gracefully

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Young at Heart Learning to Age Gracefully

We live in a looks driven society. The pressure on men and women to remain looking young leads many of them to harmful processes that can dramatically effect their health.

But, even though it seems society places youthful looks in a high regard, more and more people are waiting to their later years to start things many people, years ago, would have done quite a bit earlier. (more…)

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