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America Recycles Day: 6 Interesting Recycling Facts

Posted on September 30th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger America Recycles Day takes place every November 15 to promote and celebrate recycling in the United States. In honor of this upcoming event, here are six little-known recycling facts and interesting tidbits that you can share with friends and family to inspire and encourage recycling: 1. Four Pounds per [...]

Five Safety Tips for Kids in Fall Sports

Posted on September 29th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Participating in sports provides numerous physical, emotional, and social benefits for kids. However, certain activities can also pave the way for injuries. In fact, according to Safe Kids Worldwide, more than 1.35 million children need quick medical care every year for sports-related injuries. Young athletes are most susceptible to [...]

The Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Posted on September 25th, 2014

Posted by Laura Agadoni, guest blogger Nutritionists have long touted the health benefits of olive oil, particularly extra-virgin olive oil, or EVOO. “Extra virgin” means the olive oil does not contain any chemicals or additives. It’s the highest quality olive oil you can get, and it’s ideal to use in salad dressings or as a [...]

Grassroots Campaigns: Everything You Need to Know

Posted on September 25th, 2014

Posted by Steve Green, guest blogger Grassroots campaigns come in many shapes and sizes and represent a large variety of different beliefs and causes. Although grassroots movements can be beneficial to communities, there can be confusion as to what “grassroots” means and what organizations fall under the grassroots umbrella. What is Grassroots? Grassroots movements, especially [...]

Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas: Three Healthy Food Swaps

Posted on September 24th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Holidays always seem to be a time of over-indulgence. But your family can enjoy the delicious dishes you love and still eat healthy with a few simple food swaps. Here are three Thanksgiving dinner ideas that let you indulge the healthy way: Spiced Pumpkin Soup It’s hard to imagine [...]

How to Strengthen Your Core with Yoga

Posted on September 22nd, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger I’ve been a closet yogi for years. From instructional DVDs to exercise games on Nintendo Wii, I like to pose with the best at-home yoga masters. But then I hit a plateau in my progression and realized the best way to learn how to strengthen your core is to [...]

The Best Foods for Oral Health

Posted on September 19th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger A healthy diet reaps many benefits, including excellent oral health. Often the nuisance of dealing with a cavity or two is enough to encourage kids and adults to avoid sticky, sugary sweets that cling to and eat away at strong teeth. Instead, choose healthy foods rich in calcium [...]