Parents Leading By Example

You’re sprawled out on the couch, one hand on the TV remote channel surfing and the other hand digging into a half-empty bag of potato chips in between swigs of cola. You tell your teenage daughter to get off Facebook and go exercise like her athletic older brother. She continues…

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Relationship

Remember when your children were babies and you snuggled with them for hours at a time, gazing into their twinkling eyes and kissing their chubby cheeks, as you fed, comforted and played with them. Fast forward to the school years: You wake up your bleary-eyed kids, make lunches, rush them…

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Sex Talk

Talking about sex can make even the most self-assured parent feel embarrassed and tongue-tied, but starting the conversation early on can make it a natural ongoing dialogue, instead of a dreaded one-time lecture. Eighty percent of teens say having more open, honest talks with their parents would make it much…

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Self Injury vs Suicide

At first glance, it may be difficult to distinguish between self-injury and attempted suicide. In both cases, a person may cut, burn or mutilate himself, causing severe physical pain and injury. However, a closer look reveals major differences in intentions. Someone who engages in self-injury is looking for a psychological…

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Teen spending, status symbols and the high price of fitting in

Kids are subjected to as many as 5,000 advertisements a day, according to Nathan Dungan, financial educator and founder of Share Save Spend. “Companies play on kids’ insecurities and their need to belong,” he says. Kids have become walking billboards with sports and designer logos emblazoned across their shirts, hats and backpacks. Glitzy, sensual ads…

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Water Live Well

H20 Drinking tap water costs less than a penny per glass. Yet, in 2012, Americans spent $11.8 billion on bottled water — nearly 2,000 times the cost of tap water, according to the Beverage Marketing Corporation. Many consumers choose bottled water over tap because it’s more convenient or they prefer…

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Weight Work

Strength training isn’t just for body builders or competitive athletes looking to bulk up. People of all ages and abilities can improve their overall health by integrating weightlifting into their weekly workouts. Resistance-based exercises can be performed using free weights, kettle bells, tubing, weight machines, or even your own body…

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Yellow Super Fruit

Lemons do more than add flavor to food and drinks or a fresh scent to your cleaning products. They provide powerful antioxidants that can help you build a stronger immune system and fight off diseases. Lemons are rich in Vitamin C, citric acid, folate, potassium and fiber. For centuries, they…

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