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It’s important for women to schedule routine health screenings so potential issues can be detected early on. Did you know that women are at a high-risk of contracting breast and cervical cancer? Besides health screenings, every woman should make time for healthy habits. Regular exercise and eating healthy can also help with stress management. Blood Pressure Screening When you reach 18-years-old, you need to start having your blood pressure checked every two years. This health screening involves wrapping a cuff around your arm and pumping it tightly. The recommended blood pressure for women is less than 120 over 80 millimeters…

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Lyme disease is caused by bites from deer ticks infected with the Lyme bacteria. The disease is especially common in the Northeast and Upper Midwest regions of the United States, and it can cause muscle pain, joint stiffness, fatigue, and a variety of other symptoms. The disease can be treated with antibiotics, but the symptoms can be severe if left untreated for a long period of time. While DEET-containing bug sprays are effective for repelling ticks and other bugs, the chemical can cause a range of health issues when overused. If you want to avoid chemical repellents, you can use…

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Fall is a great time for you and your family to enjoy your time outdoors. Days are sunny, clear and the colors of the vegetation are vivid. During the fall, you don’t need to take expensive trips in order to have fun. The following fall activities are enjoyable for the entire family. Attend a Fall Festival In all parts of America, autumn is marked with festivals. Some of the activities at fall festivals include face painting, pony rides, craft vendors, food and raffles. Fall festivals enable you to sample the best aspects of the locality and embrace the season. Sip…

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As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches, many women are reminded of helpful ways they can work towards prevention. Every woman wants to know how to reduce their risk of breast cancer and while there are a number of factors that can contribute to your level of risk, there are preventive methods that you can implement to your lifestyle. Stay Active Maintaining an active lifestyle is an important step to breast cancer prevention. Research has suggested that women who increase their physical activity reduce the risk of cancer between 10 -30 percent. Adding a brisk 30 minute walk to your…

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Spring is the perfect opportunity for you to bloom, with a new hairstyle of course! From quirky bangs to a high pony to playful ombre, here are some of the hairstyles that are trending spring of 2018. Bangs Bangs are a cool and quick way to upgrade any style. For a classic look, go for a straight and full blunt cut. For something edgier, go for shorter, choppy bangs that will give you that carefree, just-rolled-out-of-bed look. For something retro, go for long, side-swept bangs that will make you look elegant and chic. The Pixie Cut Bring the spotlight to…

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National Beer Day signifies the celebration of beer. This “holiday” came about in 1933 when President Roosevelt signed an order marking an official end to Prohibition. Since then, April 7th is a date to remember and enjoy to the fullest if you are a beer-drinker. Here are some fun ways to celebrate this historic day. Host a Keg Party with Friends Host a keg party at home and enjoy beers in a safe atmosphere. Simply reserve a keg from a local beer distributor and pick it up the date of the event. Go to a Local Bar Bars are known…

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It’s National Peanut Butter Day and you can do more than just have a PB&J on this holiday. Peanut butter was first invented in the late 1800s and quickly soared in popularity, finding its way into sweet and savory dishes. Have fun on National Peanut Butter Day and try out some of these delicious recipes below. Reese’s Cheesecake Enjoy the classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate with this recipe. Ingredients • 6 tablespoons. melted butter • 20 Nutter Butter cookies • 16 Peanut Butter Cups • 3 eight ounce blocks of softened cream cheese • ½ cup sugar •…

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Getting your home ready for spring is an exciting. Spring is the perfect chance to update your space and create areas that suit your needs. Freshen up your home and spruce up your spaces with the helpful tips below. Declutter and Clean Decluttering and cleaning are two inexpensive ways to prepare your home for springtime and keep a natural, fresh, organized appearance. 1) Rearrange your furniture for a new look and add colorful accessories. 2) Unclutter your space by adding new places to store items. 3) Remove all items from kitchen counter tops, clean them well, and replace those that…

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Many things can go wrong during the gift-giving season. It’s important to consider returns with every purchase you make. Follow the tips below and make holiday returns less of a hassle. Always Ask For a Gift Receipt Most retailers readily offer gift receipts if you simply ask before the transaction is completed. While you can keep this for yourself, you can also give it to someone along with their gift. During the holidays, the more receipts the better. Read Through the Receipt Receipts are packed full of important information about returns that will help make the process easier if you…

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Fruitcake appears at Christmas every year without fail. And yet, it’s also the brunt of some serious jokes. But thankfully, fruitcake has the potential to be truly magnificent. Below are some tasty recipes you can make using your leftover fruitcake this holiday season. Fruitcake Bread Pudding Use your leftover fruitcake as the staple ingredient in a holiday bread pudding. First, break up a fruitcake into small, bite-sized chunks. Add in 3 eggs, 3 cups of whole milk, and a half of cup of sugar. Put it in a casserole dish and bake for 350 degrees for about half an hour.…

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