4 Alternatives to Medicine for Pain Management

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4 Alternatives to Pain Management

Chronic pain isn’t something we like to talk about. It’s uncomfortable. Not only does it destroy lives, there’s no easy way to treat it. It’s not something you can just slap a Band-Aid on and declare healed. And all this “not talking” isn’t helping the millions of Americans that live with some form of chronic pain. For many chronic pain … Read More

4 Weekend Projects to Make You Feel Good

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4 Weekend Projects That Are Easy to Do

There are definitely weekends when lazing around the house and doing nothing at all are good for the soul. However, too much lying around can sometimes have the opposite effect intended; it may leave you feeling tense, agitated, and unfulfilled. If you’re itching for something to do — but wish to avoid stress and frustration — consider one of the … Read More

The Mind-Gut Connection: How Your Emotions Affect Your Stomach

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Mind Gut Connection

You’ve heard the sayings all your life:”a knot in your stomach,” “a gut feeling,” “butterflies in your stomach,” or that something was “gut wrenching.” There’s a solid reason why we use these expressions so often — the gastrointestinal tract is incredibly sensitive to emotion. Feelings of anxiety, fear, anger, sadness, elation are all known to trigger symptoms in the digestive … Read More

Winter Road Trips: Preparing Your Car for Anything

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Winter Road Trips - How to Be Safe On Your Trips

Temperatures have started to drop, and the holidays are upon us — it’s time to get the car ready for winter road trips. Winter driving conditions are inherently dangerous; the right preparation and tools can end up literally saving your life. Here’s what you can do to ensure your car remains roadworthy and safe throughout the frigid winter months: Get … Read More

Fall Nuisances and What to Do About Them

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Fall Nuisances and What to Do About Them

There’s no doubt about it: fall is easily my favorite of the four seasons. There’s something so magical about the smell in the air, the colors of the falling leaves, the coziness of oversized sweaters and fleece-lined leggings. Of course, apple cider and pumpkin-spiced everything is nothing to sniff at either. But alas, fall isn’t perfect. There are a handful … Read More

Three Little Known Benefits of Thai Soups

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Unless you’re from Thailand, you’re probably unaware of the many benefits of Thai soups. In fact, I’m going to guess you can only name, at most, two Thai soups – tom yum (a hot and sour soup) and tom kha gai (a coconut chicken soup with galangal). Am I right? These are the only Thai soups I could name myself … Read More

5 Great Screen Free Ways to Relax

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5 Screen Free Ways to Relax

Though there’s no doubt that technology has changed our lives for the better, too many of us are spending the vast majority of the day staring at one screen or another. Computers, smartphones, tablets, televisions — fixating on these screens has become second nature. This, combined with the normal stressors of life, has led to a nation of overwrought, overstressed … Read More

20 Natural Remedies for Stomach Complaints

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20 Natural Stomach Remedies

As someone who suffers from an inordinate number of stomach ailments, I can honestly say I’ve tried just about everything to ease my symptoms. Although I’ve been known to toss back some Pepto or pop a few Tums, I often turn to natural remedies to knock down a bout of indigestion or heartburn. If you’re reading this now, it’s likely … Read More

6 Ways to Declutter Your Car

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6 Tips to Declutter Your Car

From traffic jams to road trips, Americans spend a lot of time in their vehicles. We also tend to treat our poor cars as a mobile filing cabinet or storage unit. Despite this behavior, our cars are often forgotten when it comes time to get organized. Since so much of your time is spent on the road, having access to … Read More

4 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Winter is my least favorite time of year. I’m not overly fond of being cold, and I loathe driving in snow and ice. Plus, when you live in a climate that experiences heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures, winter means doing some serious planning — you have to prepare your home and your family for inclement weather. After years of winter … Read More

10 Tips to Declutter Your Whole House

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10 Tips to Declutter Your Home

by Elizabeth Greene The goal of decluttering is fairly straightforward; if you want to make room in your home for the things that matter, you have to get rid of the stuff that doesn’t. With the holidays just around the corner, you’ll be needing extra space for friends and family, gifts (those you’re giving and those you receive), and of … Read More