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5 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick Over the Holidays

5 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick Over the Holidays

Health and Wellness, Posts
Anytime we take a trip somewhere, we stand the risk of falling ill upon returning home. This seems to be especially true of trips taken over holiday breaks. Our stress levels tend to increase, we don’t take care of ourselves as well as we usually do, and we spend more time with others who expose us to more germs than normal. The combination of these (and other) factors somewhat inevitably leads to us enduring stuffy noses, scratchy throats, and foggy minds. These symptoms are avoidable, however. We hold the power to keep ourselves healthy despite all the obstacles standing in our way; we simply choose not to exercise said power. Of course, doing so is easier said than done. Here are five ways you can avoid getting sick during and…
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10 Ways to Show Gratitude This Thanksgiving

10 Ways to Show Gratitude This Thanksgiving

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Tomorrow is finally Thanksgiving, which means many of us have a four-day weekend coming up. We'll have time to kick back, enjoy a delicious meal, and hopefully get all our Christmas shopping done. It's a nice break from the constant rush of the holiday season and a great time to get caught up on old projects and sleep. It's also a perfect opportunity to reflect on the past year and take stock of the blessings in our lives. Whether this year's been a breeze or you've struggled each day to get out of bed, odds are you have something to be grateful for. If you do, take advantage of this Thanksgiving break by finding a way to share your gratitude. This could be as simple as a thank you note…
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Thanksgiving Day is More Than a Feast

Thanksgiving Day is More Than a Feast

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It’s odd, but the closer we get to Thanksgiving Day, the less we seem to pay attention to it. This is most likely a side effect of also getting closer to the Christmas season and the increased stress we tend to experience at this time of the year. We forget how much time there is between the holidays and rush to get everything done the weekend of Thanksgiving, rather than enjoying the time with our families. This is a true travesty because Thanksgiving is a fantastic holiday. It has so much more to offer than a feast of turkey and stuffing. On this day, we get to sit down at the table and share what we’re grateful for. We get to focus on the positive aspects of our lives rather…
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The Importance of Veterans Day

The Importance of Veterans Day

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As Veterans Day draws near, we turn our attention to the men and women who have served and continue to serve in our armed forces. We thank them for the sacrifices they've made and honor them for the hardships they've faced. Freedom does not come free, and whether we understand what the true cost is or not, we should show our appreciation for it and for the men and women who fight to keep it. While some of us might know the entire history of Veterans Day, others may not even be sure what the day celebrates. As American citizens, however, it's important for us to be aware of what this day is all about. Whether you're an expert on the subject or you're completely in the dark, please take…
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Test Your Daylight Saving Time Knowledge

Test Your Daylight Saving Time Knowledge

Posts, Quizzes
The times are changing - by one hour, that is. Have you ever wondered why, though? Maybe you consider yourself an expert on Daylight Saving Time, or maybe you know nothing about it. Check out this quick, seven question quiz to find out just how much you do or do not know. You might surprise yourself, or you might know exactly as much as you think you do. (more…)
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