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5 Reasons to Send a Handwritten Thank You Note

 January 12, 2020

While we are more accustomed to saying “thank you” through a digital device nowadays, there are still many reasons to put the effort into a handwritten note. Surprising Benefits of Handwritten Thank You Letters National Thank You Note Day is an actual event that happens once a year. But with the following benefits, you should […]

Decking the Halls with LED Christmas Lights

 January 11, 2020

It is once again that time of the year when we feast, drink, be merry, and deck the halls with boughs and holly — or its more modern alternative: holiday lights! Speaking of Christmas lights, have you made the switch from incandescent lights to LED (light-emitting diode)? Many enthusiasts might tell you that LED lights […]

Holiday Drink Battle: Eggnog vs. Hot Cocoa

 January 10, 2020

Eggnog and hot chocolate are both sinfully delicious holiday drinks. But one of them is better in terms of healthfulness. So, which winter drink is superior when it comes to nutrition? Let’s find out. Eggnog Cons The typical eggnog contains whole milk, cream, sugar, and ,eggs (thus, the name). Eggnog is an incredibly rich and […]

7 Ways to Kick Holiday Depression to the Curb

 January 9, 2020

High career expectations from family members, lack of funds, and other holiday problems can make anyone uncomfortable, and especially those with or prone to depression. Not to mention, the social pressure to be cheerful can be exhausting when you don’t feel that way. But with a smart strategy, the holiday season can leave you feeling […]

Belladonna

 January 8, 2020

Jenna Fletcher wrote an article on the uses and risks of belladonna that was reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, Ph.D., MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT. This is a plant that has been used in many different ways throughout history, despite it being a very poisonous plant. Scientists have been extracting chemicals from belladonna for medical […]

Toxic Sunscreens

 January 7, 2020

About half of the sunscreens available are not as effective and healthy as they claim. Many of these sunscreens are actually toxic. It is vital for us to have regular, consistent and sensible sun exposure as it is good for optimal health and well-being with benefits of vitamin D. Overexposure can also cause skin damage […]

Explaining Cancer To A Child

 January 6, 2020

One of life’s difficulties in explaining cancer to a child. They will find this subject too difficult for them to understand why they may be losing a loved one. Describing how it develops, the curiosity and anxiety regarding treatment and the dawning awareness of factors in life that may be beyond our control are the […]

Choosing Your Doctor

 January 5, 2020

When we are forced to choose a new doctor, what do we need to look at to make a good selection for our quality of care? This is not an easy task, as stated by Dr. Robert Ashley, an internist and assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. If you’ve been […]

Reduce Risk Factor To Lower Cancer

 January 4, 2020

In dealing with cancer about 42% of the cases come down to risk factors that we can change. Ana Sandoiu published an article that was fact-checked by Jasmin Collier, giving us some information on these risk factors. The American Cancer Society has a large new study that studied the risk factors for various types of […]

Drug Dealers Get Off Scot-Free

 January 3, 2020

More Americans now use prescription opioids than smoking cigarettes, according to a report by the U.S. Surgeon General. This happens to kill more Americans than car crashes do. Drug overdose deaths have risen by 33% over the past 5 years. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports […]