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Celeb worthy on-the-go snacking tips for a healthy new you

We’ve all been there; 3 p.m. rolls around and suddenly you need a snack. As children, we thrived on snacks, but as we grow older many of us ignore those in-between-meals hunger pangs. We ignore the signals our stomach sends us in an attempt to be healthy. However, healthy snacking not only boasts the metabolism, but keeps cravings for less healthy foods – like that chocolate cake – at bay.

Summer travel tips for seniors

All travel requires some level of planning, but for seniors taking to the road or sky this summer, a little extra planning can go a long way toward ensuring an enjoyable vacation. Before embarking on your next adventure, consider these tips to make certain you have all your bases covered, from health to happenstance.

The best kind of home improvements: high-impact, low-maintenance

The best home improvements are the ones that not only enhance your home’s value and livability, but also require little work from you afterward to keep them looking great and functioning well. If you’re looking for high-impact, low-maintenance home improvements, consider these popular projects.

Bunion blues: Don’t think you’re immune

Think you’re too young, too healthy or too cool to ever suffer from bunions? Think again. Bunions are the most common type of foot woes podiatrists treat every day, and if you’re a woman, you are as much as nine times more likely to get a bunion than any man you know – including your grandfather.

Americas other drug problem: prescriptions not taken

America has a serious drug problem, but it’s not the one you might be thinking about. The problem is not illegal drugs or drug abuse, but rather an alarming percentage of Americans who do not take their prescriptions as instructed. Approximately 125,000 deaths per year in the United States can be attributed to medication non-adherence, according to the National Pharmaceutical Council.

DIY pet treats: economical, easy and nutritious

Many families are struggling to find time to sit down together for a meal these days so it may seem funny that more people are making time to bake treats for their pets. But pets are gaining status in the family hierarchy and pet owners say their pets are an official member of the family that often gets a home-made treat.

Keeping kids involved with music during the summer

Although school is out for the summer, music does not have to stop being part of your child’s life. In fact, parents often seek ways to keep children entertained yet still focused and productive during the summer months, and music is the perfect solution.

Using travel – and an RV – as vehicles to break down stereotypes

A bit different than your typical family summer road trip, eight working adults and travel enthusiasts recently packed themselves in a recreational vehicle for a cross-country journey with the goal of inspiring today’s millennials to explore the world, discover their own identities and comprehend and change cultural stereotypes. The message: Only by actually experiencing other cultures do you truly understand their lifestyle and appreciate the behaviors that perpetuate negative labels such as “poor drivers,” “unhygienic” and “cheap,” along with other more offensive stereotypes.

When it comes to NSAIDs, take the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time

You feel a headache coming on from a long day at the office … your knee is aching from your morning jog … when reaching into your medicine cabinet for common painkillers, you may not have realized that you were taking a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), a category of medications helpful for reducing pain and inflammation.

Grooming solutions to help men care for their faces

The majority of U.S. men believe their appearance is an important factor in their personal and professional success. As a result, men have become increasingly aware of the need to take better care of their faces – as it tells their story and the life they have lived. If this cultural shift is any indication, carefully maintaining your skin – and facial hair – is a huge part of putting your very best face forward.

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