5 Ways to Reduce Stress with a Blast-From-Your-Past
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5 Ways to Reduce Stress with a Blast-From-Your-Past

I have the perfect combination for you! Doctors have been telling us for years how stress can cause all sorts of bad stuff – health issues, emotional issues, psychological issues. Finding ways to diffuse stress is a million-dollar business (squeezy ball anybody?). But worth it, right? Because less stress equals a happier, healthier us. But…

3 New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Want to Make – and Keep!
Getting Fierce | Holidays & Celebrations | Motivational

3 New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Want to Make – and Keep!

There are two types of New Year’s Resolutions. First, the ones that you are making again (lose weight, eat healthy, exercise, get organized, stop procrastinating, blah, blah, blah) Second, the ever popular I-resolve-NOT-to-make-New-Year’s-Resolutions resolution. Both categories are so tired, they should be permanently retired! We are ready for a new-and-improved New Year’s Resolution category –…

5 Fast, Fit and Festive Edible Christmas Trees
Food | Helpful Tips | Holidays & Celebrations

5 Fast, Fit and Festive Edible Christmas Trees

Looking for a festive addition to your holiday buffet that offers a tasty alternative to sugar-laden treats? Here are 5 colorful options that are fast, festive and easy on the calories. Presenting: EDIBLE CHRISTMAS TREES! The kiwi tree comes complete with ornaments – with very little assembly required! If you want a little more drama,…

Let Them Eat (Watermelon) Cake!
Food | Friday Five | Helpful Tips | Holidays & Celebrations

Let Them Eat (Watermelon) Cake!

Seeing this simple watermelon “cake” in Good Housekeeping magazine last year piqued my interest. Guilt-free cake? Could it be? OK, so it’s not really cake – but it meets all the requirements for a special occasion. Visually pleasing? Check! Delicious? Check! Festive? Absolutely! And – bonus! – it’s GOOD for you! So if you’re looking…

10 Things You Should Have in Your Bathroom if You’re Over 50
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10 Things You Should Have in Your Bathroom if You’re Over 50

1. Magnifying mirror. Because objects seen in regular mirrors are really larger than they appear. The little hair chin – that is actually two inches long, the stray brow – which is actually creating a bridge across your nose, that cute freckle – that is actually a smear of lunch’s BBQ sauce. Caveat: you should…

Straws with a Cause
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Straws with a Cause

Many of us have straws on hand. They’re so colorful and inexpensive, that they are used for everything from craft projects to larger items such as chairs and lampshades (I’m not kidding – check out Pinterest on this!). But there are some practical uses for straws that can make life a little easier or a…