Category: Week 4

Prevent Summer Brain Drain

Summer brings joy to millions of American children due to one simple fact: no school. Unfortunately, these long summer breaks that kids love are troubling to their education. Without academic engagement, our kids are likely to experience summer brain drain. During the summer, children can lose one to three months worth of learning. While reading…
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Super Food: Vegetable Lasagna

Broccoli is one of the most nutritious vegetables around. It lowers the risk of all cancers by 35 percent. Broccoli is a must in all of our diet, so find a creative way to get this super food into your diet. If you don’t like broccoli, you can use more spinach (another superfood) in this yummy…
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5 Natural Sunburn Cures

Have you got sunburn? Unfortunately, this skin damage is a fairly common summer hazard. In the past, more than one-third of U.S. adults had sunburn in just one year. If you have sunburn, and the blisters and swelling are unbearable, try natural sunburn remedies. 5 Natural Sunburn Remedies Aloe vera ice cubes. Aloe for sunburn…
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Maybe We Are Alone

Are We Alone in the Universe? There is more reason to think we earthlings are alone in the universe. Some scientists have taken a new look at a physics theory called the Drake equation. They have added new factors and greater uncertainty to the traditional equation. The updated equation suggests we are alone in the…
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Go on a Tech-Free Vacation

Technology can benefit all of our lives, but it can also be addictive. This summer take a tech free vacation. You can plan your own tech detox at home or you can visit a tech-free retreat, a new trend in Mindful vacationing. Technology can sometimes be an unhealthy distraction. According to a 2012 TIME report,…
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Create A First-Aid Kit

Every home should be equipped with a first aid kit in case of an emergency. With all the outdoor fun families tend to have during this time of year, first aid kits are essential for summer safety. Be Prepared: Summer Emergencies! There are many dangers lurking around homes during the summer. Over 200,000 lawn mower…
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No-Bake Summer Desserts

Summer can be unbearable hot, so finding a cool and sweet dessert to share with your family is a must! Skip the cakes, pies, and other yummy treats that require a hot oven. Instead, enjoy non-bake desserts with your friends and loved ones. Listed below are just a few examples. 5 No-Bake Fruity Desserts for…
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Candy Crafts: 5 DIY Candy Recipes

Americans love their candy. In fact, one source reports that Americans consume about 22 pounds of candy every year. With June being National Candy Month, millions of Americans will be taking advantage of special deals and promotions offered by their local candy shop or online. But if you really want to get creative, try making…
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A Beautiful Wedding on a Modest Budget

Weddings should be about love, but, these joyous occasions can be quite costly. With mindful planning you can have a wallet-friendly wedding. According to Brides magazine, the average cost of a wedding is $26,986, down from the pre-recession average of $28,082. This is still exceptionally high considering that the median U.S. income is around $45,000.…
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Mindful Quotes for Aging Happily

Growing old is not just a fact of life it’s also a blessing. But, when you wake up and you have aches and pains it can be hard to appreciate this miracle. Sometimes we need inspirational quotes to keep us motivated and upbeat about the future, and fortunately, some of the world’s most creative and…
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