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VOL. 9, ISSUE 6   •   NOVEMBER, 2016
Dealing With Seasonal Stress
The holidays are coming, bringing fun, family, feasting -- and stress. Try these tips to cut stress and enjoy more. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 8   •   JANUARY, 2016
Cutting Portion Sizes -- Painlessly
You know that in order to lose weight you need to cut back on your portion size. Here are some suggestions on how to do that without feeling deprived. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 4   •   SEPTEMBER, 2015
Getting School off to a Good Start
Whether your student is in kindergarten or in college, there are some things you can do to help get the school year off to a good start. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 10   •   MARCH, 2015
Keeping Your Resolutions
You committed to making positive changes in your life, but you are having trouble sticking to your resolutions. What can you do to get back on track? READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 7   •   DECEMBER, 2014
Eating Sensibly Over the Holidays
The holidays can be a diet nightmare. But there are strategies for enjoying the season without clogging up your arteries or packing on the pounds. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 3   •   AUGUST, 2014
Treating a Sunburn
The best way to treat a sunburn is not to get one in the first place. But if you do end up red and sore from the sun, there are things you can do to ease the pain. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 9   •   FEBRUARY, 2014
Eating for Cold Season
You know that washing your hands and sneezing into a tissue or your elbow can help you avoid colds and flu. But did you know that certain foods can strengthen your immunity? READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 8   •   JANUARY, 2014
Dressing for Winter
You don't want to spend the whole winter indoors. So when the weather gets frigid, layer up and head out for some fun in the snow. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 5   •   OCTOBER, 2013
Halloween Safety Tips
Halloween is a great chance to dress up and celebrate fall. But take care to make your Halloween safe. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 12   •   MAY, 2013
Tips for Safe Boating
Boating is a popular warm-weather activity, but there are some things you should know to keep you safe out on the water. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 10   •   MARCH, 2013
Secrets to Happiness
You already know that money can't buy happiness. But there are some things you can do to brighten up your life. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 4   •   SEPTEMBER, 2012
Avoiding Back Pain from Backpacks
When students from grade school through grad school strap on their backpacks, they might also be strapping on a lifetime of back problems. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 3   •   AUGUST, 2012
Great Historical Destinations for Kids
For kids, history often seems boring and irrelevant. But these trips can make history come alive. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 1   •   JUNE, 2012
Outdoor Summer Entertaining
Summer's here, and the time is right for relaxing in the outdoors. Here are some tips to make your summertime entertaining easy and fun. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 12   •   MAY, 2012
A Time for Everything
Timing is everything. And, according to scientists, it is best to approach certain tasks at specific times of day. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 10   •   MARCH, 2012
Tips for Feeling Younger
A facelift and a time machine are not the only ways to help yourself feel younger. You can start by getting enough sleep. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 8   •   JANUARY, 2012
Surviving Cold and Flu Season
It is cold and flu season, but there are some things you can do to help keep the sneezing and aching at bay. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 7   •   DECEMBER, 2011
Tips for Winter Driving
Winter driving can be especially dangerous. But AAA has some advice for staying safe on snowy roads. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 6   •   NOVEMBER, 2011
New Directions in Baby Care
If you are expecting a grandchild, you may think you already know the ropes. But times have changed, and you might need a little refresher course. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 2   •   JULY, 2011
Farmers' Markets
One of the great joys of summer is the farmers' market, where you can get fresh produce and homemade foods -- and catch up with the neighbors. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 11   •   APRIL, 2011
Identifying Learning Disabilities
Every child struggles sometimes with school or social situations. But if you worry that your child or grandchild is struggling more than normal, there are some things you can look for. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 8   •   JANUARY, 2011
Fighting Winter Skin
During the winter, when the cold wind blows and your furnace runs all the time, your skin can dry out. But there are some things you can do to fight back against dry, itchy winter skin. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 7   •   DECEMBER, 2010
Snooze Tips
Everyone has trouble sleeping sometimes. The stress of daily living as well as the natural sleep problems that often accompany aging may be keeping you up nights. If your sleeplessness is chronic, you should talk to your doctor. But for occasional sleep problems, try these tips. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 4   •   SEPTEMBER, 2010
How to Talk to Your Doctor
Talking honestly to your doctor, and understanding what your doctor tells you, are among the most important things you can do for your own health. It might be easier to have this conversation if you follow some advice from doctors themselves. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 1   •   JUNE, 2010
Power Napping
If the last time you took a nap was when you were in kindergarten, it might be time to take another look at the practice. Napping can improve your productivity, your alertness and even your health. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 12   •   MAY, 2010
The Value of Meditation
Meditation can help reduce stress and fight a range of conditions, from allergies to sleep problems to cancer. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 11   •   APRIL, 2010
Surprising Ways to Build Your Brain
Everyone worries about losing some mental sharpness as they age. But you might be surprised at the things you can do keep your brain young. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 10   •   MARCH, 2010
Lab is Top Dog Once Again
For the 19th year in a row, the Labrador retriever is the most popular breed in America, according to the AKC. But the German shepherd is right behind. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 9   •   FEBRUARY, 2010
Trading School for Travel
You can't always schedule travel for times when your child is not in school. So when should you take your child out of class to travel, and how can you smooth the way with the school? READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 7   •   DECEMBER, 2009
Fighting Memory Loss
You are getting older, and you notice that you forget things more often than you used to. But memory loss does not have to be an inevitable part of aging, and there are things you can do to fight back. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 6   •   NOVEMBER, 2009
Encouraging Kids to Read
Do you despair that, at least with your children, reading is a lost art? Here are some ways you can encourage kids to curl up with a good book. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 5   •   OCTOBER, 2009
Preparing for Swine Flu
This flu season is more worrisome than usual, as health authorities around the world prepare for an epidemic of swine flu. What can you do to protect yourself and your family, and what should you do if you get sick? READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 4   •   SEPTEMBER, 2009
Jump-Start Your Weight Loss
Whether you want to get in shape for a class reunion, the beach or just for yourself, you can jump-start your weight loss with a variety of options, from fitness "boot camps" to luxurious weight-loss spas. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 3   •   AUGUST, 2009
Volunteer Vacations
A vacation is usually a chance to rest and relax, but if you are looking for something a little more meaningful, there are lots of ways to do good on your time off. You can even volunteer as a family, and teach your kids about the value of helping others. A wide variety of organizations help you spend your vacation volunteering, both in the United States and abroad. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 2   •   JULY, 2009
Boomerang Kids
Your grown-up children have come home again. You love them deeply, but how can you give them a little encouragement on the road to becoming an independent adult? READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 12   •   MAY, 2009
Being an Ecotourist
You can be an ecotourist whether you are tramping through the rain forest or touring Central Park. When planning any kind of travel, make sure you are being environmentally responsible. READ MORE...


VOL. 1 , ISSUE 11   •   APRIL, 2009
Sizing Up Summer Camp
A little research can help make your kid's summer camp experience memorable. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 10   •   MARCH, 2009
Home Away from Home
Staying in a home can give you a travel experience that is more authentic, and often much less expensive, than staying in a hotel -- especially if you are traveling with kids. You can rent a house for a night, a weekend or longer, not just in the United States but all over the world. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 9   •   FEBRUARY, 2009
Fantasy Islands
Ever wish you could get away from it all on your own private island? Well, you can do the next best thing: Rent a luxury villa on a private island, or rent the whole island. Opportunities abound, from the Caribbean to the South Pacific to the coast of Maine. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 8   •   JANUARY, 2009
Cruisin'
Cruise vacations come in many styles, from short jaunts to the casinos and beaches of the Caribbean to educational tours of the Galapagos Islands with scientific experts. If you want to set sail, there is a cruise to fit your fancy. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 7   •   DECEMBER, 2008
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Many people feel a little blue when winter comes, bringing gray days and long nights. But for some people, winter blues are more serious. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 6   •   NOVEMBER, 2008
Dealing with Market Stress
The market crisis may be causing you a lot of stress, as you worry about its effect on your future and the future of your children. What can you do to manage this stress? READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 6   •   NOVEMBER, 2008
The Power of Gratitude
It turns out that people who practice gratitude have one more thing for which to be thankful. According to an ongoing study, people with more feelings of gratitude are not only happier, but healthier and more productive. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 5   •   OCTOBER, 2008
"Helicopter Parents"
Colleges are noting a marked increase in "helicopter parents" -- parents who seem to hover continually over their children. Sure you love your kids, but too much parental involvement can keep kids from growing up, experts say. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 4   •   SEPTEMBER, 2008
Power Foods
You know you need fiber, but you hate oatmeal. You want antioxidants, but you are swimming in green tea. Don't worry -- there are lots of other ways to get your vitamins and minerals. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 3   •   AUGUST, 2008
Staying Safe in College
You hope your college-bound children spread their wings. But you also want them to be safe while they're doing it. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 2   •   JULY, 2008
Spa Vacations
You are tired and stressed from your career, your family responsibilities and all the other demands on your time. You need to relax. Maybe what you need is a spa vacation. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 1   •   JUNE, 2008
Baseball Tours
If even the thought of summer has you itching to head out to the old ballpark, a baseball tour might be just the ticket for you. READ MORE...


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