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10 Ways You Can Give Back and Make a Difference This Holiday Season

As we gather with friends and family during the holidays, we tend to look back on the year, reflect on our blessings and give thanks. This is also a good time to look for ways to give back to others and make a real difference for the holidays.

10 Steps to Achieve Your 2017 Fitness Goals 

fitness class

Happy New Year! Yes, it’s that time again where we get to thinking about and setting out our fitness goals for the 12 months ahead. Perhaps you want to get outside more to get fitter, or maybe you need to seriously work on losing that stubborn last 10 pounds.

Yoga: Most Successful Product of Globalization?

*Note: The following is a guest post by Robert Hendriks, writing in behalf of https://www.dr-discount.nl/

The rise of yoga can hardly be overlooked. Chances are that recently someone you’ve spoken to has mentioned regularly pinching himself in turns on a yoga mat. In our modern era, yoga is no longer just for hippies. Your grandmother, your neighbor, or your boss may belong to the ever-increasing worldwide and diverse group of people involved in improving their health on yoga mats. It can’t be called hype any longer. Since yoga pants, mats, and lessons are demanded by everyone from young professionals to retirees, there has been a true yoga industry emerging.

Wildlife Sanctuaries

Sea Turtle

Wildlife sanctuaries provide a place of refuge and safety for abused, abandoned, injured, or captive wildlife. They are engineered to provide dignity and peace as these animals live out their lives.

What to Know About Organic Wine

organic wineThere are a lot of wines that qualify as eco-friendly wines and a great deal of diversity about what does and does not qualify as organic. Unfortunately, not all wines claiming to be organic are fully organic. Labeling inconsistencies don’t exactly help either.

20 Ideas for an Awesome Staycation 

family campingSummer is nearing, and thoughts for many are turning to taking a vacation. But traveling to a beach-lined boardwalk, tropical island resort, or one of Mickey’s amusement parks aren’t your only options. This summer why not think outside the box and plan an awesome staycation?

Small Business Saturday – November 29th

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Once you’ve recovered from your Thanksgiving turkey and early morning Black Friday shopping adventures, there’s one more shopping excursion you might want to consider, Small Business Saturday. This important shopping day, which takes place on November 29, 2014, helps raise awareness about small local businesses in your community – the very ones that are often overlooked during the holiday shopping fervor in favor of mall kiosks and big box stores.

Dreaming of Gold: Sleep Habits of Olympic Athletes

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In a few short weeks, the 2012 Summer Olympics will begin. For two weeks, the world will be watching the games that bring together people from all walks of life. These tests of strength, endurance and perseverance wouldn’t be possible without the outstanding determination of the athletes who are chosen for the Olympics. They’ve survived rigorous training and competitions to get where they are and one of the most underrated areas of their training is their sleeping habits. An athlete’s performance is only as good as the sleep they’ve had the night before.

Sleeping Well in the Great Outdoors

It’s summertime and with that comes all the fun activities that kids get to do with their families when there’s no school to worry about. One of the most popular summer activities is camping. Whether the campsite is a tent in your backyard or an RV hours away from your home, they share a common factor: the lack of a decent sleeping space. While marshmallows and ghost stories make for great summer memories by dusk, the state of your back by dawn might be worse for the wear. Going camping doesn’t have to be the end of a good night of sleep. There are ways to dream peacefully in the wilderness without the comfort of your own matttress.

Sleeping Through the Summer Camp Blues

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School’s officially out for the summer. While for kids that means three months of freedom, for parents it can mean a lot more mayhem. When family bonding can make all of you stir crazy, many parents opt to send their kids to summer camp. While the length and type of camps can endlessly vary, the most common ones are weekly sleep-away camps. For some kids, this camp is a welcome break from everyday summer life (especially the pre-teens), but for youngsters and first time camp goers, sleeping in a strange place can be unexpectedly overwhelming and stressful. Stanford University has come up with some tips on making sure your child adjusts to sleep-away camp this summer.