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Raising a Happy and Healthy Eater

February 21, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 out of every 5 school age children is obese, which is a number that has more than tripled since the 1970s. In fact, the CDC refers to childhood obesity today as a serious problem. It’s one that many parents are not sure how to take on and beat. The good news is that although babies may not be born with a handbook on how to care for them, one…

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Five Practices to Help You Thrive in Perilous Times

January 11, 2017

Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, where you live, your age, marital status, race, religion, sexual orientation or profession, 2017 is likely to be a year unlike any we’ve ever experienced. America has never been more divided, and many people are feeling alienated and anxious.   The key to remember is this:   Thriving is our birthright.  So now, more than ever, it’s critical to do what we can to build our capacity to be resilient.  In times…

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Salt For Life

October 14, 2016

  School is back in session and with it comes the routine of preparing dinner when the kids come home. Salt for Life, the potassium salt blend that offers 75% less sodium than traditional table salt, wants to help you ease into the school routine by offering fun, delicious and healthy recipe options  to surprise your loved ones.   Bring back an all-time favorite dish and make Sloppy Joes, the quintessential childhood dish everyone enjoys. Salt for Life helps you…

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Fun with Stitchables

October 11, 2016

  Fun with Stitchables introduces young crafters to the fun of simple embroidery. Quick and easy cross-stitch sewing cards are included with punched holes for easy stitching, as well as a 16-page project book with instructions for designing your own unique stitching patterns and color combinations. A project gallery shows examples of what the hand-stitched cards can become once they are complete: everything from ornaments to greeting cards! The simple stitching patterns taught in this book promote growth and development, hand-eye…

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New Working Mom’s Emotional Job Performance Review

October 10, 2016

    It seems to be a universal truth that working moms have it tough. The first few weeks back to work can be especially nerve-wracking.   That’s why I wanted to share an inspiring new video with you that documents a new mom’s true story and celebrates all new moms as they navigate the realities of modern motherhood.   The video reveals a real mom’s “360-degree” performance evaluation after returning to work from maternity leave. Providing a glimpse into her struggle,…

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Office Depot Foundation

August 10, 2016

  OFFICE DEPOT FOUNDATION CELEBRATES 16TH YEAR OF NATIONAL BACKPACK PROGRAM BY DONATING 200,000 SACKPACKS TO DESERVING CHILDREN  Award-Winning Program Makes a Difference to 4 Million Kids Since 2001 For the past 16 years, the Office Depot Foundation has been giving children important tools they need to succeed in school – and in life – at the beginning of the new school year. This year is no exception.  In 2016, the Foundation – the independent charitable giving arm of Office…

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Willa Walker

August 1, 2016

    A Playful New Tool for Parents and Toddlers Willa Walker helps babies explore the world while they learn to walk. It is made up of a wooden handle, two ropes and two wooden rings. That’s it. It is a simple yet smart tool that makes learning to walk even more fun for toddlers while saving adults the back-pain from always having to bend over to help them. Gabe Cohn, a Mechanical Engineer by trade, invented the Willa Walker in his garage after babysitting…

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Foreo

July 25, 2016

Sweden-based FOREO aims to empower you to create the world in your own image. The belief that you are unique is behind everything we do, and that’s what keeps us working hard to create pioneering products that have a positive impact on your well-bring. They’re approach is a bold one: they don’t just improve existing designs; they tear them down completely and restart from the ground up. This creative destruction is at the heart of what we do and is reflected in…

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Sugar Knockout

July 20, 2016

Cutting Sugar’s Umbilical Cord Once upon a time, sugar was mostly relegated to desserts. But now, excessive amounts can be found in our everyday foods and beverages, and it’s taking a toll, according to recently published studies. • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center exposed high-sugar diets as major risks for cancer, especially breast cancer. • The Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience journal indicates that sugar may cause not only diabetes and obesity, but also brain defects similar to…

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