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Tips and Tricks for Fun Hiking with Little Ones

by Carissa Andrews    •    June 24, 2015

Photo by Tiffany
Photo by Tiffany
June is National Great Outdoors (GO!) Month here in the United States and I can think of no better way to celebrate with my little ones than to lose ourselves in nature. We are fortunate enough to live in Minnesota, where state forests, hiking trails, and paved trails are abundant.

When I was a child, my parents never took me places to wander the woods. Instead, I grew up in a part of town with a forest behind our house and I would find myself outside from dawn until dusk, when I could. From a very young age, I would roam the woods, dreaming about what life was like when there were no conventional houses, roads, cars, etc. I’d fight bad guys (broken tree branches) with my “sword" (a large stick), build teepees, and all around explore.

These days, it may not be as feasible for our kids to do the same, but we can ensure they find themselves in a bit of nature so they can build a love for it, too.

The Dad Bod Sleight of Hand

by Carissa Andrews    •    June 22, 2015

by acidburn
by acidburn
There seems to be something amuck with our trends these days. I recently wrote an article about beauty standards for women by teaching our daughters when they’re young. Everywhere I look, it seems like women are berating themselves and trying to find a way to justify their looks or at least reconcile them with society’s views. Meanwhile, enter the “Dad Bod" social media frenzy. In a split second, 500 words written by a college sophomore declaring “girls are all about the dad bod" went completely viral, giving men with a plump appearance a self-esteem boost. For those of you unfamiliar, Mackenzie Pearson claims the “dad bod" to be a look of, ‘I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time.’ Still confused? The Washington Post can help you work out whether or not you have a dad bod by clicking here.

Some feminists claim this trend is unfair because it gives pudgy men a free pass, while the “mom bods" out there are still considered unflattering.

Hold up a moment while I pick my jaw off the table.

Zomig Nasal Spray for Children's Migraines

by Tiffany    •    June 17, 2015

ZOMIG (Zolmitriptan) nasal spray has been approved by FDA as a new treatment in pediatric patients between the ages of 12 and 17.

Zomig is used to relieve migraines headaches in adults. It is available in tablet (2.5mg and 5mg) and nasal spray form.

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Probiotics: Follow Your Gut Feeling

by Liubov Edwards    •    June 10, 2015

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Nowadays antibiotics can be found everywhere, they are unavoidable; they are in meat, in water, in soap and mouthwash. Antibiotics are used in agriculture on animals as preventative measure. They are used in quite high amounts, so antibiotic residues can remain in the meat.

10 Natural Remedies to Overcome Erectile Dysfunction

by Carissa Andrews    •    June 8, 2015

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) gets talked about a lot. Sometimes in a very serious way, other times it’s more light-hearted jabs as comedians poke fun. However, for the 5-25% of men who suffer from long-term ED, finding ways to cope or overcome it becomes a mission. Most of us are aware of the “little blue pill" and its counterparts, but there are a few natural ways to overcome ED as well.

If you’ve been looking for other ways to conquer ED, this article is a great place to start. We have 10 lifestyle and natural remedies to put in your arsenal. Of course, every person is different, so be sure to discuss alternative remedies with your doctor before taking the leap. Not all solutions are suited for everyone. So be smart and stay safe, too.


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