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Safe Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving During the COVID Pandemic

Sadly, dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic is becoming a year-long event and something that will continue to affect our holiday traditions. We’ve dealt with it for Halloween and trick-or-treating, but it’s almost time for another important family holiday in the United States — Thanksgiving. More than Halloween, Thanksgiving is a holiday when we gather our […]

How to Speed Up a Cold Recovery

Having a cold can be miserable, but during cold season, it’s pretty hard to avoid getting sick. So, what are your options if you do catch a cold? Is it possible to actually shorten a cold? While there’s conflicting evidence on this, we’ll look at a few ways you can recover quicker. Ultimately, these suggestions […]

What the Color of Your Mucus Means

Today’s article may gross some people out, but the functions of our bodies can often be gross. With that said, we’re going to talk about mucus — specifically, how the color of your mucus can give you an idea of your health. There can be value in taking note of this often-overlooked health sign. We’re […]

The Difference Between the Flu and a Cold

Flu season generally runs from fall into the winter, though it can go as late as May. It coincides with what is considered to be the common cold season, which tends to run from September to April. This means there are two common, infectious respiratory illnesses at their peak at the same time. With the […]

Common Poison Hazards in the Home

Without sounding like too much of an alarmist, there are many poison hazards in the average American home that we don’t even think twice about. Most adults are safe from these products, because we know better than to ingest them. However, we have to be aware of these hazards and ensure they’re secured, because we […]

Safe Ways to Celebrate Halloween During the COVID Pandemic

Many aspects of our daily lives have been greatly affected by the COIVD-19 pandemic, and our annual holiday celebrations are no exception. Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in the United States, and many of the ways we enjoy it involve gathering with family and friends. As we know, big groups aren’t really […]

Safe Trick-Or-Treating During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Trick-or-treating is a central tradition of Halloween, to the extent that it’s hard to imagine the holiday without it. Unfortunately, we may have to do more than imagine it for Halloween 2020. We’ve previously covered the dieting dangers of trick-or-treating, but this year, there’s more to worry about, namely the scary COVID-19 virus. For many, […]

Puzzling Your Way to Better Health

Puzzles are often a rainy-day activity — something to be done when there’s nothing else to do other than nap. But, what you may not realize is that you’re getting a lot more out of them than a way to kill boredom for an hour or so. In fact, if you’re interested in promoting the […]

The Health Benefits of Friendship

You love your friends. You can count on them to come over for dinner and a glass of wine on the porch or to watch the big game each week. They’re companions through the good times and the bad. It’s time to chalk up one more way your friends brighten your life — they’re good […]

Why Soccer is a Great Sport for Seniors

Soccer, or football to the rest of the world, is the world’s most popular sport, bringing many nations together every four years to compete in the World Cup. While the athletes competing at this level are usually in their mid-twenties, soccer is a sport that’s widely enjoyed by people of all ages. In fact, recent […]