Monthly Archive: October 2015

The Laundry Symbol Mystery

Recently, on a clothes shopping trip, I overheard a customer asking a sales associate what the laundering symbols on the clothes label meant. Neither could determine how the garment should be laundered other than it was not to be hand washed or dry cleaned. And of course, the final, why do they not just …

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Even Hippocrates Endorsed Walking

“Walking is man’s best medicine.” Hippocrates said this in the 300s BC as a groundbreaking physician. How amazing is it that this still applies today. Walking is an exercise that the majority of Americans can perform and it is one of the easiest to perform. So what does it take? Not much but the personal …

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Life Altering Incidents, Are You Prepared?

As we go about our daily lives, how often do we watch others experience sudden illnesses or incidents? This could be friends or distant relatives and we have compassion for their situations. But are you prepared if the worst happens to you or your immediate family? Experiencing a personal life altering illness or incident can …

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Pumpkins aren’t just for decorating!

With autumn here, pumpkins are seen as the main decorating items used in themes we see everywhere. We use them for decorations and delicious treats, but what is really known about pumpkins? According to the following poem from the Pilgrim verse, circa 1633, Pilgrims would have starved without pumpkins.

For pottage and puddings and custards …

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Never underestimate the power of basic soap and water

How often do we pull out our hand sanitizer as a short cut instead of washing our hands with soap and water? It is a trend in America that is not the best option for many reasons. As you know, hand washing with basic soap and water effectively prevents the spread of infection. Hand …

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