Advantages of Having a Doula

Advantages of Having a Doula

A birth doula is someone trained to help you throughout your pregnancy. The term originated from ancient Greek meaning “servant.” Doulas are there to provide you with emotional as well as non-medical support so that your birthing experience is safe, unforgettable, and empowering. Most studies have shown that expecting mothers who hire a doula during childbirth will experience shorter labors and…

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Recognize Bullying and Put an End to it

Recognize Bullying and Put an End to it

Bullying: A parent’s worst fear for their children. Going to the bus stop or having recess after lunch can be a nightmare for your child if they are a victim of bullying. Being bullied can affect a child’s mental health and leave deep emotional scars.   And in severe cases, it can include threats of harming the child or any other types of threats, or property damage.

If you have a child that is…

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Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Health Benefits of Tomatoes

“You say tomato, I say tomato.” Whether you consider it to be a fruit or a vegetable, there is no question that it is a super-food packed with nutrients that should be including in everyone’s diets more often.

Tomatoes are also called “functional foods,” which are foods that not only provide all of the necessary nutrients that a body needs but also prevent chronic disease and carries other health…

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Head Lice and Nits Facts and Prevention

Head Lice and Nits Facts and Prevention

Head lice are notorious amongst children in grade school. Parents do not need to fret as these pesky little parasites can be cured and cleared away with the right kind of  treatment.

What are head lice and the nits they leave behind?

Head liceare tiny parasites (about the size of a sesame seed) that are found on top of people’s head. They are very hard to get rid of as they are practically…

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Palcohol: The New Powdered Alcohol

Palcohol: The New Powdered Alcohol

Back in my day if we wanted to get drunk, we’d have to carry a bottle of booze through the snow uphill, both ways. But now things have palcohol. It’s a new and improved way to get drink that could hit the shelves later this year.

Scientists behind the product have turned liquid alcohol into a powder that you can mix with water to make your drink.

Their website reports that they have six variety:…

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Artificial Sweeteners: A Hot Bed of Science Debate

Artificial Sweeteners: A Hot Bed of Science Debate

Artificial sweeteners have been a hot bed of science debate for decades. There’s so much to be said about it! But here is a quick bit of information that you should know about most common artificial sweeteners.

Saccharine AKA Sweet N’ Low was the first artificial sweetener discovered way back in 1879 while scientists were formulating chemical dyes from coal tar. I know, yum!

In the 70s, studies…

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A Glass of Wine a Day Keeps the Doctor Away? What About a Bottle?

A Glass of Wine a Day Keeps the Doctor Away? What About a Bottle?

If you’ve been wondering what all of those liquids you drink everyday are doing to your body, then there are some god news.

Like most people, you probably start your day with a cup of coffee or a pitcher, if you’re me, and it turns out that it’s A OK, totally fine. A new study from the Harvard school of public health confirmed that increasing your daily coffee intake may actually decrease your…

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Portland Oregon Dumps Reservoir After Teen Urinates in it

Portland Oregon Dumps Reservoir After Teen Urinates in it

Just because drinking water is clear doesn’t mean there aren’t tiny things living in it. But seriously though, don’t worry about it.

Last weekend, a teenager in Portland Oregon released the contents of his bladder right into a public reservoir. As a result of the public outcry, the city will spend “who knows how much” to dump out 38 million gallons of their drinking water. 38 million!

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World’s Amazing Dad Captured on Photograph

World’s Amazing Dad Captured on Photograph

In this ongoing sequence captured by photographer Dave Englewood, we get a glimpse of what it means to be an amazing dad. He also has the mug to back up his title…

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Men With Beards: Hot ir Not?

Men With Beards: Hot ir Not?

Studies have shown beards equates to age, masculinity and dominance, and they are so hot right now! Or are they? A new study in the World Society Journal Biology letters will affect men from Brooklyn to San Francisco, from Portland to maybe Austin. The more beards there are, the less attractive beards are.

The study in biology letters found that once the number of beards peaked, clean shaving…

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