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Help Increase Your Kid’s Happiness

The old poets indicate that happiness is fleeting, but modern-day science shows there may be some simple steps to increase your happy state of mind. Although our kids can’t always have ongoing ease and comfort in life, since reality often dictates circumstances, they can choose how they live. When it comes to daily happiness and energy there are a few ways to help kids maintain positive moods even when life is challenging. Sleep input helps mood output. Sleep is one of the best ways to support a child’s rapid mental and physical development. Because children are developing more than...

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Make Your Child’s Vision Health a Priority this School Year

(Family Features) Children’s vision is paramount to their performance in school and life. One in four children deals with a vision impairment that impacts his or her ability to learn, according to eye health and safety organization Prevent Blindness. Many of these cases are undiagnosed, and failing to identify and treat poor vision health early can lead to difficulties in the classroom, on the playing field and beyond. One of the most prevalent vision issues in children is myopia, or nearsightedness. The condition causes close-up objects to appear clear, but everything becomes blurry and out of focus at a...

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Five Tips to Refresh Your Home in the New Year

(Family Features) Each new year gives you the chance to reset and start new routines. When you’re considering new approaches to healthy living – whether eliminating or adding habits to improve your daily life – beginning with your home is an optimal choice. Your living environment has a strong influence on your life, and it’s worth evaluating how you can make updates that create a positive space for you and all that the new year will bring. Consider these ideas to refresh your home and simplify your housecleaning routine so you can spend more time focusing on your goals...

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Let Trends Guide Your 2020 Travel

(Family Features) While there’s plenty to be said for taking the proverbial road less traveled, fellow tourists can provide a wealth of knowledge to help shape a vacation filled with lifelong memories. Whether you expect your travel plans for 2020 to take you near or far, having a pulse on how and where others enjoy spending their travel time may help narrow down your options. Start planning your next getaway armed with the findings of a trend report compiled by vacation rental app and website Vrbo, especially when it comes to selecting a destination and your accommodations. Unique Accommodations...

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When Holidays are Hard

Tips for coping with a food-centric season (Family Features) During the holidays, no matter where you turn, you find food, food and more food. From vendor treats filling the office breakroom to celebratory dinners with family and friends, virtually everything and everyone seems to be focused on food. For someone working to overcome an eating disorder, it makes the season anything but festive. Eating disorders affect 20 million females and 10 million males in the United States and can be diagnosed in boys and girls 7 years old and sometimes even younger. Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice;...

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