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5 Ways Cranberries Can Help UTIs!

It’s the dreaded acronym… UTI. Though everyone can get them, most women (and some men) have had the misfortune of suffering from the pain and discomfort of a urinary tract infection (UTI). Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common clinical bacterial infections in women, accounting for almost 25% of all infections. It’s expected that 50%-60% of all women will experience a UTI ...

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Spiders Hate Citrus!

What has eight legs, the ability to make silk, and a distaste of citrus? Spiders! So, pull out those orange peels because they are about to come in handy! Most people aren’t raving fans of these arachnids that can be spotted on every continent except Antarctica. Despite providing us with free pest control from insects such as mosquitos and fleas which in turn helps with the spread of diseases...

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Never Miss a Monday!

We have all decided at one point or another that, “Today is the day we start a new life!” We head to the gym or group class and we give it our all! We are determined we can get through a group class and end our workout with a 20-minute “brisk” walk on the treadmill. Then reality hits. You’re 15 minutes into the workout and you’re confused why time is moving so slowly and chasing your children...

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Watermelon Slush Time!

What is made of mostly water and has its own festival every August? The watermelon! As we embark on the hottest month of the year in the four states area, we wanted to provide you with a sweet way to stay hydrated and help with digestion during the hustle and bustle of back to school! Watermelon is the perfect summertime treat! It’s delicious, refreshing, and healthy! It’s packed with antiox...

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You Catch More Flies with Sugar than Vinegar! Check Out This Hack!

Did your grandmother ever tell you that you could catch more flies with sugar than vinegar whenever you got a little unruly? Maybe you always took it as an old wives’ tale she had stored in one of her silver hairs that crowned her head, or just a saying she had a put away in one of the many wrinkles that defined her glowing face. However, it is true! Flying insects are a nuisance, especially i...

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How to Stop Swimmer’s Ear Before It Stops You

The end is near, and we can all feel it. The free spirit of summer will quickly be replaced with the responsibility of school. Whether you are having to get yourself and your kids back on an early morning schedule, prepping for another year of teaching or dreading the sound of your cellphone’s alarm waking you for a 9 o’clock lecture you don’t have time to shower for; summer is slowly coming to...

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The DILL on Cucumbers and Burns

Do burns have you in a bit of a pickle? During the hottest time of the year, we tend to turn up the heat by adding grilling, campfires, fireworks, and sunbathing to our to-do lists, being burned in some way during the summer months is ultimately inevitable. Of course, you can always use aloe or artificial burn cream, but there’s another remedy you can use that is all-natural. It’s none other t...

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Sponge Away the Pain!

Whether you love or hate sponges, they are a staple in most households. There are so many ways to use a sponge. You can clean dishes with one. You can wash yourself off with one. You can even use one in arts and crafts. A few people love them, others find them to be germ magnets, and some use them to define curls. But have you ever thought about using a sponge to help reduce swelling on a spra...

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DIY Sunburn Relief in 7 Easy Steps!

Some pride themselves on it because it’s the base of an amazing tan. Others are shocked by it because they believed their melanin will protect them, or that it’s exclusive to fair-skinned individuals.  Sunburns are not only painful, but they also affect everyone!  Whether you didn’t consider the fact you vacationed in a place that was 9,000 feet closer to the sun or you spent all day at your ...

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Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a…Mosquito?

Let’s face it, there are a lot of bad things that come along with the summer, like the heat and sunburns. The worst though is all the bugs. At the start of spring, all those little monsters that were hiding away from the cold started crawling back into the land of the living, and by summer they’re everywhere. By far, one of the worst bugs is the mosquito. Besides the fact they carry some dead...

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