Upon opening my email, I saw a message from my son's fourth-grade teacher reminding parents that the class would be doing its final mile run to complete the series of timed miles as part of a PE unit it was doing.
The average American will consume about 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day when the pre-meal party, the actual dinner and dessert, then evening leftovers are all taken into account. That is enough to gain a pound or two alone, which can be remedied, but how many more days like this will there be?
Although feeling tired can be caused by stress or a change in seasons, one of the most common causes is low sleep quality.
Everyone knows how delicate their skin is, but did you know the skin on your face is the most sensitive of all. Every day it takes on pathogens and bacteria in the air that cause harm and damage if you don't keep up on your skincare routine.
You don't have to dwell in the Terrible Twos to think "Is that all there is?" after everything's unwrapped and the Christmas feast is a memory but for the tight clothes.
If you've ever dieted, you're familiar with the pendulum swing you experience when you're trying to stick to a rigid set of food rules. The pendulum swings from restriction and deprivation over into overeating and bingeing. One day you're "good" the next day you're "bad" and your self-confidence (and likely your health, too) have suffered as a result.
Wintertime not only brings snowflakes and cute sweaters, but also a higher risk of coming down with the common cold. The average adult will get a cold two to three times per year and children are sick even more often. Most colds last up to seven days and while there isn’t a cure, many over-the-counter medicines can give some relief. But, they aren’t the only option. Here are several uncommon and weird ways you can relieve your symptoms.
Most babies born in 1900 didn't live to see 50, but most Americans born this year will reach the upper end of the 70s, and a record number of us will hit the century mark. The steady gains in human lifespans over the past century have caused some people to wonder if lifespans of 1,000 years — or even physical immortality — may one day be possible.
If you’re anything like me, waking up in the morning is a daily struggle. I press “snooze” every five minutes, sleep through fifty alarms and end up late to everything. Every day I tell myself that I will be better the next day and wake up earlier — all to no avail. So I started changing up my bedtime and morning routine to find something that actually worked. These seven things helped me to take charge of my morning:
Parents will find it easier to know what they're feeding their children in 2017, thanks to new regulations that require restaurants and food manufacturers to reveal more about what's in the food they dish up.
Let's face it. Every woman has a bad hair day every once in a while. And by bad hair day, I mean rocking a messy bun that is too messy, having a stain on your favorite blouse, smudging your lipstick and sneezing 0.5 seconds after applying mascara.
Our fast-paced modern culture leaves little room for quiet moments. We often dismiss stillness and solitude as a waste of time. However, as we’ve gotten busier, we’ve also gotten sicker. The main culprit: stress. The best way to help: daily meditation.
What if you could guarantee your baby wouldn’t be born with a disease that would eventually kill him or her? Most parents would go to great lengths to have that promise - but at what cost?
Talking about suicide is hard.
Let’s face it, that special gift Mother Nature sends you every month is never one you want to open. Periods are never to be trifled with. Apart from the cramps and icky feelings it brings, your period can reveal a lot about the state of things not only in your reproductive system, but in other areas of your body as well.
Hannibal Lecter had alopecia areata, or hair loss; the Wicked Witch of the West, verruca vulgaris, more commonly known as warts.