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VOL. 9, ISSUE 7   •   DECEMBER, 2017
Holiday Safety for Kids
Children can be especially vulnerable to injury during the holidays. Here is what you can do to help keep them safe. READ MORE...


VOL. 9, ISSUE 6   •   NOVEMBER, 2017
Time to Get Your Flu Shot
Flu season is upon us, and your best defense is a flu shot. READ MORE...


VOL. 9, ISSUE 5   •   OCTOBER, 2017
Hosting Older Visitors
You took great pains to child-proof your home when your kids were little. But now that your parents or grandparents are older, you need to make some changes so that your home will be safer and more hospitable when they come to visit. READ MORE...


VOL. 9, ISSUE 5   •   OCTOBER, 2017
Planning for a Doctor Visit
Plan ahead to get the most out of a visit to your doctor READ MORE...


VOL. 9, ISSUE 4   •   SEPTEMBER, 2017
Best Places for Seeing Fall Foliage
Changing leaves are a hallmark of autumn. Fodor's has some suggestions for the best places to see the colors. READ MORE...


VOL. 9, ISSUE 3   •   AUGUST, 2017
Kids and Organized Sports
Organized sports can provide many benefits for children. But not all sports are right for every kid. READ MORE...


VOL. 9, ISSUE 2   •   JULY, 2017
Hot U.S. Cities to Visit
Perhaps you already have visited the great American cities. But here are some cities that are coming into their own. READ MORE...


VOL. 9, ISSUE 1   •   JUNE, 2017
Wedding Guest Etiquette
Weddings are lots of fun, but there are some rules for being a good guest. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 12   •   MAY, 2017
Suscreen Protects Against Cancer, Sunburn and Wrinkles
As the weather warms and you spend more time outside, be sure not to forget the sunscreen. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 11   •   APRIL, 2017
Living a Cancer-Prevention Lifestyle
The American Cancer Society says that at least half of all cancer deaths could be prevented by healthier living and better use of cancer screening tests. So what can you do to improve your odds? READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 11   •   APRIL, 2017
A Primer for Spring Cleaning
Spring cleaning is a traditional way to get rid of the effects of winter and welcome the sunnier and warmer days. Here's how to master the basics. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 11   •   APRIL, 2017
Good Sports
Organized sports can be a great experience for kids. But use some common sense to help prevent injuries -- to the body or the psyche. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 10   •   MARCH, 2017
Cleaning Mistakes Most People Make
Cleaning is often an unpleasant chore, but you can make it easier by avoiding some common mistakes. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 9   •   FEBRUARY, 2017
Best U.S. Destinations for 2017
If your travel plans focus on the U.S. this year, Lonely Planet offers some great destinations. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 9   •   FEBRUARY, 2017
A Back Yard for the Birds
It's easy to attract birds to your yard, where you can enjoy their color and song -- and they can eat mosquitoes and other pests. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 9   •   FEBRUARY, 2017
What's the Deal with Probiotics?
You can hardly watch TV without seeing ads touting the supposed benefits of probiotics. But can they really fix what ails your gastrointestinal system? READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 8   •   JANUARY, 2017
Winter Driving Tips
Winter brings its own driving hazards. AAA has some suggestions for how to drive in the snow and ice. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 7   •   DECEMBER, 2016
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. 8, 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 5   •   OCTOBER, 2016
Trips to Celebrate Autumn
Here are some trips you can take before the snow flies and while the fall colors are still ablaze. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 4   •   SEPTEMBER, 2016
Keeping Your Brain Healthy
There are things you can do to keep your brain as sharp as possible as you age. And you can start no matter how old you are. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 3   •   AUGUST, 2016
Exercising in Hot Weather
When the weather heats up, you need to take steps to protect yourself during exercise. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 2   •   JULY, 2016
Staying Safe on the Water
Follow the rules of safe boating to make your next trip on the water even more enjoyable. READ MORE...


VOL. 8, ISSUE 1   •   JUNE, 2016
Top U.S. Travel Destinations
Sometimes the best travel destinations do not require a passport. Here are some of the top places to visit without leaving the U.S. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 12   •   MAY, 2016
Tips from Experienced Travelers
Most people who travel regularly have figured out how to avoid many of the hassles and get the most out of their trips. Here are some of their tips. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 11   •   APRIL, 2016
Fighting Spring Allergies
Spring is the worst season for seasonal allergies But there are some things you can do to fight back. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 10   •   MARCH, 2016
Staying Safe in Storms
Spring can be known for its wild weather. Here are some tips for protecting yourself and the people you love. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 9   •   FEBRUARY, 2016
Tips for Coping with Dry Skin
Winter cold, summer sun, wind and age all can dry out your skin. Here are some things you can do to make it smooth and soft again. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 8   •   JANUARY, 2016
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. 7, ISSUE 7   •   DECEMBER, 2015
Making Holiday Travel Easier
Are you going to visit family this holiday season, or have you decided to celebrate on the beach? Here are some ideas for keeping your season jolly. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 6   •   NOVEMBER, 2015
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. 7, ISSUE 5   •   OCTOBER, 2015
Amazing Family Vacations
If you are looking for a vacation that is a little outside the ordinary -- and that your whole family will remember forever -- here are some suggestions. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, 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 3   •   AUGUST, 2015
10 U.S. Destinations for 2015
Lonely Planet offers a look at 10 U.S. places you really ought to visit in 2015. READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 2   •   JULY, 2015
Treating a Sunburn
You know you should wear sunscreen and limit your time in the sun. But once in a while, you forget, and the result can be a painful sunburn. How can you cool the burn? READ MORE...


VOL. 7, ISSUE 1   •   JUNE, 2015
Making Your Teen a Better Driver
Helping your children become good drivers starts long before they get their license. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 12   •   MAY, 2015
Destinations for a Weekend Getaway
Want to get away but only have a weekend? These 10 cities offer a lot to do in a short visit. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 12   •   MAY, 2015
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. 6, ISSUE 11   •   APRIL, 2015
Starting a Book Club: Chapter and Verse
If you love to read and to talk about what you are reading, maybe you should start a book club. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 11   •   APRIL, 2015
Great Historical Destinations for Kids
For kids, history often seems boring and irrelevant. But these trips can make history come alive. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 10   •   MARCH, 2015
The Science of Meditation
It's not just for hippies anymore. Science is showing that meditation can have significant benefits for your brain. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 9   •   FEBRUARY, 2015
Good Sports
Specialization and competition in organized sports for kids is becoming much more intense. But you can help your child avoid injury -- to the body or the psyche. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 9   •   FEBRUARY, 2015
10 U.S. Destinations for 2015
Lonely Planet offers a look at 10 U.S. places you really ought to visit in 2015. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 8   •   JANUARY, 2015
Surviving Cold and Flu Season
It's cold and flu season again. But there are some things you can do to try to avoid all that sneezing and coughing and fever. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 8   •   JANUARY, 2015
All Stressed Out and Nowhere to Go
You are under pressure at work, with your spouse and with your kids. You have read that stress can kill you, but that only makes you more stressed out. What can you do to relax? READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 8   •   JANUARY, 2015
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. 6, ISSUE 7   •   DECEMBER, 2014
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. 6, ISSUE 7   •   DECEMBER, 2014
Making Peace with Age
You can't do the things you could do 10 or 20 years ago, and when you try, you end up feeling like you should be in traction. You worry that you are becoming useless. But if you listen to your body and your mind, you can learn to make peace with age. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 7   •   DECEMBER, 2014
The Science of Happiness
You know that having loving relationships and a job you enjoy can increase your happiness. But, according to researchers, there are some other, less obvious, ways to up your smile quotient. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 5   •   OCTOBER, 2014
What To Do If You Have a Car Accident
No matter how careful a driver you are, you can be involved in an accident. If you are, this is what you should do. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 4   •   SEPTEMBER, 2014
Staying Safe From Lightning
Thunderstorms bring a particular danger: lightning strikes. Here is how you can avoid being injured or killed by lightning. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, 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 2   •   JULY, 2014
Keeping Youth Sports Safe
Playing sports can be fun and healthy for kids. And although there is some risk of injury, there are things you can do to minimize the danger. READ MORE...


VOL. 6, ISSUE 1   •   JUNE, 2014
Scariest Rides on the Planet
Nothing quite matches the heart-stopping experience of a thrill ride. And these are some of the best in the world. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 12   •   MAY, 2014
Reduce Your Exposure to Pollen
The warmer weather brings pollen, which can trigger allergies in many people. If you are sensitive to pollen, there are some things you can do to reduce your exposure -- and your discomfort. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 11   •   APRIL, 2014
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. 5, ISSUE 10   •   MARCH, 2014
Getting Rid of Clutter
De-cluttering your house takes a lot of time and effort, which is why many people avoid doing it. But here are some tips for how to clear out your junk and reclaim your space. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 9   •   FEBRUARY, 2014
Kids in Hotels
Staying in a hotel with kids can be challenging. But there are some ways to make the experience more pleasant for everyone. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 8   •   JANUARY, 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. 5, ISSUE 7   •   DECEMBER, 2013
Holiday Pet Safety
All the great food, treats, gifts and entertaining help make the holidays fun. But they can be dangerous to your pets. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 6   •   NOVEMBER, 2013
Making Your Bedroom Sleep-Friendly
Getting enough sleep is critical to good health. And having the right space can help you sleep better. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, 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 4   •   SEPTEMBER, 2013
It Sounds Healthy, But...
Not every food that sounds healthy actually is. Here are some bad-for-you foods masquerading as health foods. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 4   •   SEPTEMBER, 2013
Places to Avoid
Sometimes a popular destination is just a tourist trap. Here are 10 famous sites that are likely to disappoint -- and 10 lesser-known ones that might wow. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 3   •   AUGUST, 2013
Top U.S. Travel Destinations for 2013
Sure there's a great big world out there. But there are some truly special places closer to home. Here are 10 hot U.S. destinations for 2013. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 3   •   AUGUST, 2013
Launching a College Freshman
Sending a child off to college can be difficult. But suggestions from people who have done it can help ease the transition. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 2   •   JULY, 2013
Keep Food Safe Outside
Nothing says summer like a picnic or a cookout. But today's picnic can be tomorrow's case of food poisoning. Here's how to keep food safe outside. READ MORE...


VOL. 5, ISSUE 1   •   JUNE, 2013
Use Sunscreen Properly to Stay Safe
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States -- and one of the most preventable. Using sunscreen properly is your best defense. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, 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. 4, ISSUE 11   •   APRIL, 2013
Choosing Annuals for Your Garden
Annuals can add splashes of color and lovely scents to your garden or landscaping. The trick, though, is to choose wisely. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 10   •   MARCH, 2013
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 9   •   FEBRUARY, 2013
Top Places to Visit in 2013
If you have the itch to hit the road in 2013, here are some places that are especially attractive this year. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 9   •   FEBRUARY, 2013
The Science of Happiness
Scientists have discovered that the way you approach life can have a significant impact on how happy -- or unhappy -- you are. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 8   •   JANUARY, 2013
Exercise Your Way to Better Mental Health
The beneficial effects of exercise on your physical health are well-documented. But working out can help you maintain good mental health as well. In fact, some studies suggest, it may even help combat depression. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 8   •   JANUARY, 2013
Piling on the Best Fruits and Veggies
We know we need to eat more fruits and vegetables. But not all fruits and vegetables are created equal. When making your choices, the experts advise, go for color and variety. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 8   •   JANUARY, 2013
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. 4, ISSUE 7   •   DECEMBER, 2012
Treating a Cold
Which cold treatments work, and which don't? Knowing can help you manage a cold before it knocks you out. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 6   •   NOVEMBER, 2012
10 Foods for a Healthier Diet
Eating a healthy diet does not have to be difficult or expensive. In fact, you can start by including more of some common foods. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 5   •   OCTOBER, 2012
Should You Get a Flu Shot?
Flu season is upon us, so here is the advice from the Centers for Disease Control about who should get a flu shot -- and who should not. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 4   •   SEPTEMBER, 2012
Handling the College Transition
If you recently dropped off your child at college for the first time, you and your child might be struggling with the new independence. But there are some things you can do to make the transition easier for both of you. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, 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. 4, ISSUE 4   •   SEPTEMBER, 2012
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. 4, ISSUE 3   •   AUGUST, 2012
Hot U.S. Travel Destinations
Up-and-coming U.S. travel destinations range from warm-weather cities to ski resorts -- and everything in between. READ MORE...


VOL. 4, ISSUE 2   •   JULY, 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 1   •   JUNE, 2012
Summer Driving Tips
Sure, summer driving lacks the snow and ice that can make winter driving treacherous. But summer driving has plenty of dangers of its own. READ MORE...


VOL. , ISSUE   •   MAY, 2012
Backyard Birding
It's easy to make your back yard a friendly place for colorful wild birds. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 11   •   APRIL, 2012
Bike Safety
Riding a bike is good exercise and environmentally friendly. But it is important to make sure that you ride safely. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 10   •   MARCH, 2012
How to Get Happier in a Hurry
When you are feeling blue, there are a number of things you can do to turn your mood around in a hurry. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 9   •   FEBRUARY, 2012
Exercising in Winter
If you are starting to get cabin fever from the gym, head outside for your exercise in winter. Just take a few precautions. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, 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. 3, 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. 3, 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. 3, ISSUE 3   •   AUGUST, 2011
Live to Be 100
Not very long ago, a centenarian was almost a freak of nature. But more and more people are living to be 100 or more, and they have advice for the rest of us on how to do it. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 2   •   JULY, 2011
Exercising in the Heat
Summer makes you want to get outdoors and get some exercise. But you need to take some precautions when exercising in the heat. READ MORE...


VOL. 3, ISSUE 1   •   JUNE, 2011
A Back Yard for the Birds
It's easy to attract birds to your yard, where you can enjoy their color and song -- and they can eat mosquitoes and other pests. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 12   •   MAY, 2011
Top Cities for Family Vacations
Looking for a vacation spot that kids will love, too? Here are seven great U.S. cities for a family vacation. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 11   •   APRIL, 2011
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. 2, ISSUE 10   •   MARCH, 2011
Handling Trouble Overseas
Although your trip abroad is most likely to go smoothly, it is important to remember that the world can be a dangerous place. What should you do if you find yourself in the middle of a natural disaster or civil unrest? READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 9   •   FEBRUARY, 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. 2, ISSUE 7   •   DECEMBER, 2010
Can Using An Advisor Really Improve the Bottom Line?
According to a study by ING Retirement Research, investors who work with a a financial professional report saving significantly more for retirement, and feel more knowledgeable about investments and more confident in their ability to enjoy retirement. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 5   •   OCTOBER, 2010
Check Out the Fall Colors
Although New England is the most famous place to see fall colors, there are plenty of places to enjoy nature's autumnal beauty all over the country. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 4   •   SEPTEMBER, 2010
The Science of Happiness
Scientists have discovered that the way you approach life can have a significant impact on how happy -- or unhappy -- you are. READ MORE...


VOL. 2, ISSUE 1   •   JUNE, 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. 1, ISSUE 12   •   MAY, 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. 1, ISSUE 9   •   FEBRUARY, 2010
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 8   •   JANUARY, 2010
The Science of Happiness
Scientists have discovered that the way you approach life can have a significant impact on how happy -- or unhappy -- you are. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 7   •   DECEMBER, 2009
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. 1, ISSUE 6   •   NOVEMBER, 2009
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, 2009
Cervical Cancer Vaccine
A new vaccine can prevent many cases of cervical cancer. But should you consider getting the shots for your daughter? READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 5   •   OCTOBER, 2009
The Ethical Will
An ethical will allows you to share your values and life philosophy, as well as your personal story, with the people who are most important to you. And in the process, it may help you understand yourself a little better. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 4   •   SEPTEMBER, 2009
"Green" Housing
You want to protect the environment, but you aren't really the composting type. It may be easier than you think to make your house more environmentally friendly. And you will probably save money, at least in the long run. READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 4   •   SEPTEMBER, 2009
"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 3   •   AUGUST, 2009
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, 2009
Balancing Work and Home
Your job is becoming more demanding, and your home life is also getting more complicated. You feel like you are stretched beyond capacity. How can you achieve some balance and control? READ MORE...


VOL. 1, ISSUE 1   •   JUNE, 2009
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...