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Let it Snow!

As adults, we tend to think of winter weather as a nuisance to be avoided. We go straight from the house into the car, and then after work we go straight from the car back to the house, without ever stopping to enjoy the beauty of winter. Snow is especially pretty, but we hardly ever see...

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Is Mineral Makeup Better for your Skin?

A lot of women swear by mineral makeup, but it’s become more than just the latest beauty trend. In fact, some proponents of mineral makeup swear by its good-for-you skin benefits. Still others claim there are no health benefits to using mineral makeup. Whatever side of the spectrum you’re on, I will present both sides of...

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Health Screening and Why You Need It as a Man

Prevention is better than cure. You’ve heard of this saying more times than you can remember. Yet, many people ignore this crucial piece of advice, especially when it comes to men’s health. A good number of killer-diseases can be treated, but why should you wait until the last minute? Health screening is a preventative method you...

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How Sports Can Help You Lose Weight

Losing weight is a difficult task. Going to the gym and following a strict diet is never a child’s play. However, there is a simple way to make physical activitiesfun by simply engaging in sports. Below are a few ideas on how sports can help you lose weight. Boxing Boxing not only burns calories but also...

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Students Fail: Who is to Blame?

At South Side School in Chicago almost 60% of students in the eighth grade failed English this year! Out of 77 students, 44 of them will not pass the eighth grade. This staggering statistic raises the age-old question as to who is to take responsibility for this kind of failure, especially when the numbers are so...

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Real Peace of Mind at Men’s Sober Living

Addiction is often a sensitive matter to discuss and people often shy away from talking about it. Yet, addiction is best treated in a serene environment where there is mutual understanding and trust. This is the kind of environment promoted at Men’s Sober Living. We believe in creating a safe environment where residents have access to...

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Holidays and Birthdays Can Mix

Have you ever heard someone say that their birthday is on or near a major holiday, like Easter, Christmas, or Valentine’s Day? The typical response is usually one of pity, or feeling sorry for that person. You hear people say things like, “Oh, I’m sorry?” or “That must suck!” Then, inevitably, comes the question: do you...

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Essential Emergency Kit Items for the Car

I never really thought about what I had in my car. I’ve always been preoccupied with what I brought for the kids — sippy cups, snacks, diapers, change of clothes, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, stuffed animals, and toys. This year, however, I started thinking about other stuff. The day before my 34th birthday, I was sitting...