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Attending Your Grandchild’s Birth. WHAT IS YOUR ROLE?
Attending Your Grandchild’s Birth. WHAT IS YOUR ROLE? Are you wondering what you will be doing? You may feel that you will just be in the way or you may think that you will be too uncomfortable to be in the room during delivery. If you have something to do, a plan for yourself, then I think the birth event will not only be pleasant, but will be memorable. We all need to feel needed and you are very definitely needed. You have a unique place... Forward>>
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When Your Ex Gets Remarried
When Your Ex Gets Remarried You thought your marriage would last forever. It didn't. Even then, you couldn't imagine that your former partner would marry again. Now he has. Whether it's dealing with children or mutual friends, there may be times when you and the new wife are in the same close quarters. Whether your initial reaction to the new woman is affection, ambivalence, pity or anger, here... Forward>>
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Five Superfoods For Heart Health
Five Superfoods For Heart Health When you’re paying attention to good nutrition, it’s easy to spend a lot of time focusing on what not to eat – all the stuff that clogs your arteries and expands your waistline. Now’s a good time to look at the things that you should eat and the things you can do to keep your arteries healthy, and to fully understand why paying attention to arterial health is important. Some foods pack more... Forward>>
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10 risks for contact lens wearers
10 risks for contact lens wearers A small disc of thin plastic is fitted to your eyeball and, just like that, the world's fuzzy edges sharpen into focus! Contact lenses bring normal vision to the nearsighted and farsighted masses. So many of us wear contacts nowadays, and they've become so supremely easy to wear that we may get a little lax about taking care of them. When we fail to properly wear, care for, and clean our contact lenses, our eyes... Forward>>
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Hey, Sleepy-Eyes: What to do about puffy eyes and dark circles
Hey, Sleepy-Eyes: What to do about puffy eyes and dark circles You rise from your bed and shuffle into the bathroom. Peering into the mirror through bleary morning vision, you see visions of heavy sandbags, of plump pillows, of marshmallows. Are you still asleep and dreaming crazy dreams? Or do you have puffy eyes? Droopy under-eye skin, dark circles, and puffy bags can make you look fatigued, like you just pulled an all-nighter or got in a bar brawl. They don't just... Forward>>
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How Can I Give What I Never Had?
How Can I Give What I Never Had? Most of the insecurity and low self-esteem in the world is caused by rejection by a parent, boyfriend/girlfriend, husband or wife, or the loss of a parent or some other significant other early in life. Early shame, rejection or abandonment may become internalized at an early age, making us feel worthless and unworthy of love. The greatest loss and the most difficult to work through is the death... Forward>>
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Women: Simple Tips To Identify Migraine Triggers
Women: Simple Tips To Identify Migraine Triggers You enjoy a glass of red wine, but an hour later, even the dimmest lights make your head throb. Coincidence? Probably not. Migraine headaches – those chronic, severe headaches that typically cause intense, crippling pain that is often accompanied by nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound – have triggers, or factors and events that make them more likely to occur. Not every migraine sufferer... Forward>>
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10 Things NOT to Say to the Widowed
10 Things NOT to Say to the Widowed Have you ever lost a loved one and had people express their sympathy? They are caring people but often only make things worse. When my husband died, I learned what helps and what hurts. Here are a few suggestions about what not to say to a newly widowed person. 1. If there's anything I can do, just let me know. A noble gesture, perhaps, but often insincere. Most of the widowed... Forward>>
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Divorce & Your Children
Divorce & Your Children Divorce is a rocky road for couples of any age, full of emotional and financial potholes. But you don't need to set off without a map. The American Association of Marriage and Family has advice on keeping your family in healthy communication while you find your way through divorce. Mediation is a place to start. In mediation, former partners meet with an impartial person who helps them come... Forward>>
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12 Tips When Caring for an Elderly Loved One
12 Tips When Caring for an Elderly Loved One How Do I Handle My Elderly Loved One Who: 1. Wants all my time and attention? Set reasonable but strict limits of when you can be available and when you can’t. Never allow yourself to be manipulated. If you never give in to demands, your parent will learn that moaning and groaning doesn’t work and will eventually stop trying. If you give in to extreme begging, they will continue to push harder... Forward>>
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Tips on Dealing with Someone Who Should Not Be Driving. HOW AND WHEN TO STEP IN
Tips on Dealing with Someone Who Should Not Be Driving. HOW AND WHEN TO STEP IN Deciding whether an older person should continue to drive is a major source of conflict within families, especially between parents and adult children. The concern about driving grows when an elder is diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Hardly ever does a person willingly turn in his or her car keys. Driving is the one element in an older person’s life that keeps him feeling independent... Forward>>
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How to Stop Losing Your Life to Anger
How to Stop Losing Your Life to Anger Are you addicted to anger? In the mid-1980s John Bradshaw, author of Healing the Shame That Binds You, wrote about "rageaholics," those of us who are addicted to anger and rage. The model made sense to me. I worked with rageful drug addicts and I began to think of anger as if it were a drug. As I did more reading, I found that there actually are biochemical changes in our bodies when we rage... Forward>>
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Sleep Well Despite Fibromyalgia
Sleep Well Despite Fibromyalgia How To Sleep Well Despite Fibromyalgia. If you're suffering with fibromyalgia, there's a good chance you might also be having a difficult time enjoying a good night's sleep. Those who have fibromyalgia report a wide range of sleep difficulties, including a hard time getting to sleep, continual awakening throughout the night, as well as sleep apnea (characterized by abnormal breathing) and restless... Forward>>
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Helping Kids Through Your Divorce
Helping Kids Through Your Divorce What has the potential to make divorce even more stressful and ugly than usual? Kids. It's critical to realize that these younger, powerless individuals are actually active participants in a divorce. That in mind, take a look at the following tips to help parting parents focus on their children's well being during this difficult process. 1. Keep them informed. Children are perceptive. While they don't need... Forward>>
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Cholesterol: Hard to Understand
Cholesterol: Hard to Understand Cholesterol can be tricky to understand because it is not all is bad for you, some is actually good for you, U.S. heart experts say. The American Heart Association endorses the National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines for detection of high cholesterol. The guidelines call for all adults age 20 or older to have a fasting lipoprotein profile, which measures total cholesterol -- low-density lipoprotein... Forward>>
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Confronting Conflict
Confronting Conflict She's been your friend for as long as you can remember. You've been through ups and downs, sure, but you had never before faced a major communication problem or conflict. Now, however, you find that your friendship is in jeopardy because of a disagreement, misunderstanding, or worse. When anger simmers, and defenses are up, it can be hard to effectively resolve an issue, and that... Forward>>
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Is Weight Gain Genetic?
Is Weight Gain Genetic? Q: My kids battle a weight problem and although I think they eat pretty well, their father is tall and weighs 220 pounds. Could their weight be due to genetics? A: Yes, overweight does beget overweight. Children have an 80% chance of becoming overweight if both parents are overweight, a 40% chance if one parent is overweight, and only a 7% chance if both parents are lean. However, obesity rates... Forward>>
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How To Get The Perfect Hair Color. The Three Secrets Of Great Hair Color
How To Get The Perfect Hair Color. The Three Secrets Of Great Hair Color Going gray is easy, natural and "authentic" but some of us couldn't care less. We're hooked on hair color and perfectly happy to opt out of reality every four to six weeks. We'll give up sugar, bread, wine and Spanx before we let go of our Clairol. Some women stay close to their original hue, but others (like moi) trade their shade for frankly fake. Either way we get a buzz just sitting around in foils... Forward>>
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Hair Loss Can Be Fought With These 7 Foods
Hair Loss Can Be Fought With These 7 Foods Much like the rest of your body, your hair goes through changes as you get older. The hair cycle -- rest, shed and grow -- slowdowns, and can lead to hair loss, which can be very traumatizing. "Your hair changes every seven years," explains women's hair restoration expert Lucinda Ellery. "There are 150,000-200,000 hairs on our heads; we actually shed 100 a day, 36,000 in a year... Forward>>
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Best Ways To Fight Wrinkles
Best Ways To Fight Wrinkles We know that wrinkles are a natural part of aging, but we still sulk the moment we find a new one anywhere on our body. Yes, developing wrinkles on our skin is likely to happen as we grow older, but that doesn’t mean we can’t put on the brakes and slow down the process. Keep your skin looking vivacious and young with these 10 easy ways to fight wrinkles: Use Sunscreen. One of the biggest... Forward>>
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Be Good to Your Spine with the Right Mattress
Be Good to Your Spine with the Right Mattress Finding a Back-Friendly Mattress: 6 Tips. The type of mattress you sleep on plays a key role in the health of your spine. But one style does not fit all when it comes to mattresses. Your body weight, shape, and personal preference determine whether an innerspring or a foam mattress will be most comfortable for you, says physical therapist Marleen Caldwell, PT, MS, Cred MDT, of Cleveland Clinic’s... Forward>>
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Best Way to Survive a Stroke
Best Way to Survive a Stroke 10 surprising stroke warning signs, plus what to do to save someone's life—or your own. On February 13, 2011, CBS-TV reporter Serene Branson shocked Grammy Award viewers when she appeared to experience a stroke (the interruption of blood flow to the brain) on air. After Branson began to speak gibberish, paramedics on the scene checked her out and released her. She had a colleague... Forward>>
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Remedy Your Skin Problems With Healing Herbs
Remedy Your Skin Problems With Healing Herbs Lavender, eucalyptus, green tea and aloe are key ingredients in many modern skin care products. Here's a primer on easy, inexpensive, traditional herbal remedies for common skin conditions. To help alleviate dandruff, aesthetician and aromatherapist Cynthia Andrews of Phoenix. Ariz., offers this treatment plan: Mix together five teaspoonfuls of jojoba oil, 12 drops of eucalyptus oil and five... Forward>>
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5 Ways to Kick the Salt Habit
5 Ways to Kick the Salt Habit Although sodium chloride (salt) gets a bad rap, it’s essential for the body. Sodium helps transmit nerve impulses and balance fluid levels. However, we need only a small amount of salt for it to function. Consume too much of it, and you’re at risk of high blood pressure. And the average American, according to Harvard Medical School, gets nearly 20 times that much. Most salt, the Harvard experts... Forward>>
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Keep Driving - Safely
Keep Driving - Safely How Aging Affects Driving. Editor’s Note: For millions of older people, maintaining the ability to drive is an essential part of an independent life. Yet as we age, our skills on the road may lessen, and we need to make adjustments in order to keep driving. Here, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is an overview of senior drivers’ difficulties and how they can be overcome. Most people 70... Forward>>
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