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Four Ways to Stay Sane During a Nasty Divorce

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Going through a divorce is never a pleasant process, whether you’re the initiator or not. With half of marriages in the U.S. alone ending in court, tying the knot only gives you a 50/50 chance of ‘happy ever after’ these days.

But, getting divorced doesn’t need to ruin your life. In fact, if you’ve been in the wrong marriage, it will impact your life (and your ex-spouse’s) for the better. Some people simply aren’t meant to be together; they hold each other back and drag each other down. In this situation, divorce can sadly be your only chance of happiness.

So, what do you do to stay positive when your marriage comes crashing down? These four things can help. Read more

How to Help Your Children Connect With Nature

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You’re sick of watching your kids play video games and stare at the TV. You want to get them up and moving and out of the house, but you’re at a loss for how to make it fun for them. Instead of making outdoor time a chore that they have to do, encourage your children to enjoy and connect with nature with these simple ideas: Read more

Electronic Health Records and Why You Need to Understand Their Use

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Health is one of the most valuable aspects in life, which is why you can never be too careful when it comes to ensuring your health and the health of those you love. Fortunately, the healthcare industry and its stakeholders are working around the clock to improve healthcare services in general. One of the recent advancements you have to know is the use of electronic health records or EHRs. EHRs are bringing a lot of advantages to patients, which is why a switch to EHRs is a must. Read more

What Time of Day Do Most Burglaries Occur?

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A few thousand years ago, a wise man was credited as saying: “If the householder had known in which watch the thief was coming, they would have kept awake and not allowed the house to be broken into.” However, since most homeowners do not know when someone is going to burglarize their home, most burglars get away scot-free. It is estimated that fewer than 15 percent of burglars are ever arrested in the life of their career.

What makes that statistic even more alarming is the fact that every day in the United States approximately 8,000 homes are burglarized. And while most would not consider being burglarized on par with being a victim of a violent crime, anyone who has had their home broken into understands that losing your belongings, having your home violated, and having the fear that this type of intrusion could happen again is something that haunts you for a long time. Read more

Should Your Pet Share the Bed with You?

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According to a survey conducted in 2015 by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), roughly 79.7 million households nationwide own at least one pet ― up more than 50 percent from two decades earlier. Another recent APPA poll found that the majority of pet owners allow their furry little friends to sleep with them at night. Of those surveyed, 45 percent of all dog owners, 56 percent of ‘small dog’ owners and 62 percent of cat owners admitted to sharing a bed with their animal(s).   Read more

How to Travel for Work like a Pro

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Working moms have two major jobs—raising their families and their career. For those who travel for work, proper planning and management is the key to success. It’s a tough balancing act, but with the following tips and tricks you can travel for work like a pro and still be the best mom in the world.

Get in the TSA Pre-Check Club

Time is money, and airport travel time is even more pricey. Save some time and headache and make your traveling a lot more efficient by applying for TSA Pre-Check status. If you are traveling regularly for work, it’s an easy decision. You get to skip the long security lines with TSA Pre-Check, not to mention keep your work laptop in your bag and shoes on. Read more

Five No-Brainer Ways to Make Exercise a Permanent Part of Your Busy Lifestyle

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From getting the kids up and out to keeping your home running smoothly to handling emergencies on the fly, being a mom is an around-the-clock job. Who has time for complicated exercise routines that make the day even more stressful? When you’re this busy, you need a smart workout plan that won’t put you behind schedule. The creative, mom-approved shortcuts below make staying fit quick and simple. Read more

3 Talking Points to Make Your Teen a Responsible Driver

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Try as we might, none of us are born with a safe-driving gene. Instead, safe driving has to be taught, and oftentimes, that job is left up to mom and dad. When your teen is ready to hit the road, you might to hit them with a few driving lessons first. Here are three concepts you need to know to safely and properly teach your teenager how to drive. Read more