It’s officially fall! And while pumpkin spice everything has been lining store shelves for weeks, you’ve now got the calendar on your side to indulge in all the cozy comforts of the season. Before you curl up with a cup of tea and a good book, though, maybe give your space a once-over to see… Continue Reading ›

This year has seen schools across the country turn to virtual classrooms over physical ones, for obvious reasons. Distance learning helps keep people safe.  But school isn’t just for kids.  If you’ve had time to rethink your priorities and reevaluate your life over the last six months, then you might be ready to take a… Continue Reading ›

Tempted to dig into your chocolate stash after a stressful meeting or not-so-civil discussion with your spouse? Science is on your side — maybe.  Research consistently shows some possible health benefits of eating chocolate.  And while those benefits aren’t universal (and only apply to certain chocolate varieties), you can take comfort in knowing that your… Continue Reading ›

After a busy day of learning, kids come home from school — or log off the virtual classroom — with growling stomachs. Children may be inclined to grab the first tasty treats they see. But you can train your kids to fill their bellies with more nutritious choices. From the preschool days through the teenage… Continue Reading ›

When you can’t get to the store, your pantry becomes a dinner lifeline — assuming your pantry is fully stocked, that is. Two stale crackers and a few dust bunnies don’t make a filling dinner for anyone.  With a well-stocked pantry, though, you’ll be able to pull together a healthy, satisfying meal made almost entirely… Continue Reading ›

Breastfeeding is a natural, beautiful thing that promotes mother-baby bonding and gives your child a great start in the world of nutrition. It’s also incredibly challenging.  Breast might be best, but that doesn’t make it easy. Lots of women struggle to simply feed their babies. If you’ve been feeling frustrated — or worse, like a… Continue Reading ›

Your scars tell the story of you — your first fall off a bike, the time you broke your wrist jumping from a chair, medical mishaps, illnesses and more.  And while plenty of people proudly display their bumps and bruises, not everyone wants a constant visual reminder of painful memories. Perhaps you’re looking for a… Continue Reading ›

The great outdoors is calling!  Unfortunately, so are the bugs.  For safer, itch-free outdoor activities, you need an effective insect repellent. But that huge selection of sprays on the market can make your head swim. Should you stick with the conventional bug sprays you grew up with or make the shift to a more natural… Continue Reading ›

Soaking up some rays as you lounge in a beach chair is a quintessential summer activity. The more we learn about UV safety, though, the more that sun-soaked lounge session seems like a bad idea. But there’s no need to scrap all your outdoor fun over fears about sun exposure. By learning to balance UV… Continue Reading ›

When you give something away to people in need or lend a hand in general, you feel good. Really good. Why is that? Some people refer to this effect as the “helper’s high.” Doing good in the world makes you feel good, which makes you want to keep doing it. In other words, when you… Continue Reading ›