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Best First Aid Kit

Nobody ever thinks about first aid kits until they need one. However, when an injury does occur and there isn’t a first aid kit, it can not only be frustrating, it can also be harmful to your health. First aid kits are essential for your home, your car, and also for when you’re traveling or […]

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Physical punishment linked to mental disorders

My wife and I were spanked as kids – me more than her – and we seem to have turned out as relatively healthy adults. Of course, neither of us liked being spanked, and I never took well to it. Even as I near 40-years-old, I have vivid memories of being spanked, not understanding it, and […]

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New Government Crib Standards will Ban Drop-Side Cribs

Drop-side cribs are used by many parents in the U.S.. They use drop-side cribs, because it’s easier to pick up and lay down a baby, and it also makes it easier to access the mattress to remove and add new sheets. Unfortunately, that easiness comes at a cost. The overall design and concept of drop-side […]

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John Schnatter of Papa John’s Pizza Suggests You Eat Less Pizza

Ever wonder what Papa John’s founder, John Schnatter, thinks about how much pizza you should actually eat? In an interview with a UK radio host, he said the following in response to a question about anti-obesity. “No. Pizza’s actually healthy for you if you don’t eat too much of it,” Schnatter replied, adding, “You can’t […]

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How to Avoid Fruits and Vegetables That Are High In Pesticides

Although it would be nice to buy all organically grown fruits and vegetables, it’s usually too costly buy all organic fruits and vegetables. Fortunately, there are some fruits and vegetables that are relatively low in pesticides, making the purchase of some organic fruits and vegetables unnecessary. Below is a list from the Go organic; here’s […]

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Breastfeeding May Make Children Smarter

There’s been a lot of research in recent years about the connection between breast-feeding and intelligence. However, it wasn’t until new research from researchers in Canada and Belarus that a stronger correlation was made. The children in the group where breast-feeding was encouraged scored about 5 percent higher in IQ tests and did better academically, […]

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5 Parenting Issues Where There’s Plenty of Room to Disagree with the Pediatrician

It’s easy to get a lot of differing opinions about the best parenting techniques for the health of your child. Even pediatricians disagree with their colleagues about what’s for your child. Elizabeth Cohen looked at common parenting issues where pediatricians often do disagree with each other. In her article, When it’s OK to question your […]

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