Author: Armin

Webinar: Screening for Breast Cancer Is a Family Matter

The Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and Men’s Health Network (MHN) will present a webinar on October 27, 2016 to discuss breast cancer as a family health issue. We’ll cover the important role men can play in encouraging the women in their lives to be screened, educate men on ways to handle a breast cancer diagnosis in the family, and emphasize the fact that men can also be victims of breast cancer. We’ll also share a checklist co-created by SBI and MHN, with the goal of educating about breast cancer, the benefits of early detection and screening, and ways...

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#Halloween and @Netflix Have an October Surprise for You

Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s nothing more comforting than snuggling up under a warm blanket with your kids, a bowl full of leftover trick-or-treat candy (or a healthier snack if you really must), and your TV remote. Whether you’re in the mood for scary or funny or something in between, Netflix has the perfect way for you and your family to get into the spirit of the season. On the scary front, we’ve been binge watching Stranger Things, Penny Dreadful, and American Horror Story. On the funny-but-still-appropriate-for-Halloween front, we’re fans of Tucker and Dale vs. Evil...

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Your Dog Will Say #Woofyeah for Pup-Peroni Treats

International Bacon Day is long past, but our dog, Coco, has no idea. In fact, as far as he can tell, every day is Bacon Day. We have a bag of Pup-Peroni’s new Filet Mignon & Bacon Flavors treats and every night before bed, Coco gets a piece (as long as he’s been good during the day). He loves them so much that he scampers into his crate earlier and earlier every day, knowing he’ll be able to curl up with a piece of Pup-Peroni. If Coco could speak, I’m sure he’d be saying, “Woof, yeah.” And it’s no...

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How to Create the Perfect Sleep Atmosphere for Your Family

Do you and your spouse feel drowsy all day? Do your kids struggle to get a good night’s sleep? Well, it’s time to shake things up in the bedroom. A few easy tweaks can make a big difference in the quality and quantity of your sleep. Actually, the bedroom environment promotes health in multiple ways and may increase your mental focus, work performance, and even your relationships. Oh, and your kids could enjoy the same benefits. Here’s how:   Get Comfortable A high-quality, branded mattress will help you sink into a deep sleep and wake up in the morning without...

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Tech Is Here to Stay–But You Need to Manage It

It’s very easy for people to complain about how we’re all falling victim to tech overload. And it’s very easy to suggest that we give up some of our devices and go back to simpler times. Sorry, not going to happen. Tech is here to stay, and it’s a waste of time to fight it. But you can manage it. Here are a few Do’s and Don’ts that will help. Do use limits. Most cell carriers and internet providers allow you to cut off cell data after a certain point, limit the number of calls or texts, or turn...

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Parenting without Fear + Promise Land

Interviews with William Levin, author of “Parenting without Fear,” about recognizing and disengaging from the shamed and fearful beliefs that obstruct natural partnerships between parents and children; and Jessica Lamb-Shapiro, author of “Promise Land,” who takes us on an eye-opening tour through America’s self-help culture.

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Not Much, Just Hanging Out

You don’t have to be a “Game of Thrones” fan to know that winter is coming. And when it does, you’re still going to want to have fun. Here are some great options.   Double Ditto (Inspiration Play) This is a light-hearted game for as many people as you can squeeze together in one room. The object is simple: one player picks a card and reads it out loud. Topics include things like, “commands you teach your dog,” “milestones for teenagers,” “parts of the human body,” “things you put on your head,” and 396 more. The rest of the...

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Families That Tech Together, Stay Together

Raise the issue of how communication has changed over the years, and just about everyone older than 25 or 30 will nod wistfully, recalling the good old days when people sat down across from each other and had actual conversations. Younger people, however, probably won’t hear you because they’re too absorbed in whatever’s happening on their smartphone. But if you think that technology has destroyed communication and isolated us, you’d better think again. A 2015 study by the Pew Research Center found that nearly 95% of families with children have multiple communication devices. Sounds a little scary, but while...

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The Scientific Case for the Five-Second Rule

Dear Mr. Dad: We’re a few months away from becoming parents for the first time and we’ve been sanitizing our house to prepare it for our baby. We’ve got antibacterial soaps all over the place—no one’s going to touch our baby with dirty hands! We’re planning to give away our dog—we’ve had him for a long time and he’s very sweet, but we’re afraid that our new baby will develop allergies. What else should we be doing to clean up? A: Nothing. In fact, you’re already doing too much. The steps you’re taking to keep your baby clean and...

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