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How To Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination is the vile habit that impedes all of us from achieving anything in a timely manner. In a world where we have literally everything at our fingertips, it’s very easy to get carried away with distraction. It’s so much of an issue that most of us don’t even know when we’re procrastinating. So going into back-to-school season, we all know it’s a problem but what can we do about it?

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Smartphone Use and Kids Leads to Aches and Pains

They’re not growing pains. Instead, they’re aches and strains caused by how kids use their smartphones and tablets. And doctors say they’re seeing more and more of these issues. Devon Davis says he uses his phone all the time. Talking, snapping and texting until his thumbs can’t take it anymore. “I started texting and my thumb was hurting. So I said there’s something wrong. So I stop texting. And I told my mom,” said 14-year-old Davis. Parents are turning to doctors and chiropractors to help. Dr. Stephen Jung says he’s seeing more and more young patients with the same…

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Dear Science: Why do I always get sick when the seasons change?

Dear Science,  I’m so glad that it’s finally fall — I love this weather. But as usual, I’ve got a cold. It seems like everyone gets sick as the seasons change. Is this true? Does “catching a chill” really make you sick, or is it something else?  Here’s what science has to say: Are you really more likely to get sick when the seasons change? Kinda sorta. If we’re talking about colds and other upper respiratory infections, doctors say infection rates are fairly consistent throughout the year. But there are small upticks in cold and flu contagions in fall, winter and spring —…

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30 Smart Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

Cooler temperatures and pretty soon falling leaves serve as a reminder that the fall season is fast approaching. As the seasons change, so do our activities and home needs. Even though summer is not quite over yet, it’s a good time to do some seasonal maintenance to keep your home running smoothly. The weather can change quickly, especially if you live in a colder climate and you don’t want to be caught unprepared. A bit of attention now will save costly repairs and aggravation later. Interior Maintenance Check for drafts. Feel for drafts around the edges of…

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3 Easy Exercises Everyone Should Do to Prevent Back Pain

If you’ve ever suffered from back pain (after spin class, maybe?), you know how debilitating it can be. No one wants to be sidelined from a workout or wonder if there’s something seriously wrong. And if you have an office job, sitting at a desk for eight hours a day certainly doesn’t help. For most people, the key to preventing—and relieving—back pain is to simply keep moving, says Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, author of Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery. An investigative journalist and chronic back pain sufferer herself, Ramin shares what she learned after six years of…

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5 Healthy Eating Tips for Working at Home

Working from home can be both a blessing and a curse. You can attend a conference call in your jammy-jams, choose your own laptop-friendly work venue and keep your fur babies company all day. But it can also mean less social interaction, not leaving the house for days and a confused boundary between work and home life. This can affect both physical and mental health—unless we face these challenges head-on. One especially difficult aspect of working from home is finding a groove with eating the right food at the right times. Hours can go by before remembering you haven’t consumed anything but…

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How to play fantasy football: A beginner’s guide

Whether of your own volition or due to coercion from friends/family/coworkers, if you’re reading this article you’re likely playing fantasy football for the first time in 2017. Or if you’ve played before and are just looking for a little extra guidance, that’s fine too. I’m here to help you navigate these nerdy waters with a simple walkthrough on how to play fantasy football. Overview: What is fantasy football? So you finished your draft and are staring at a team of around 15 NFL players. Now what? At its core fantasy is a math-based game based on the real-life production of NFL players. Each week you…

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Your Coffee May Keep Your Brain From Recognizing Sugar

Coffee can feel like magic in the way it powers you through your mornings and offers a host of health benefits. But it’s not all good news: Your cup of joe could also change your taste perception, according to new research. A study published in the Journal of Food Science found that caffeine affects receptors in the brain that decrease your ability to taste sweetness. This, in turn, could make you desire more sugar, researchers said. Here’s how it works Caffeine suppresses adenosine receptors, which…

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6 Sweet and Salty Back-to-School Snack Ideas for Adults

Let’s be real. When 3 o’clock rolls around at work, you need one of two things: caffeine or sugar. As a person who is trying to avoid caffeine re-addiction, a little sweetness is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. But, sweetness without unhealthy refined sugar? Is that possible? Absolutely. In fact, you’ll find the following 6 homemade snack ideas nourishing, filling, and craving-quenching. Try packing a couple on your next long work day. Cashew Power Balls I make these weekly. Some weeks they are filled with dates, chia, coconut and more. Other times, they are just pureed cashews (not yet butter), a touch of salt…