Celebrate National Sandwich Day with a Superbug-free Lunchbox [Infographic]
Nov. 3 is National Sandwich Day (the birthday of the Earl of Sandwich, the English aristocrat supposedly responsible for the handheld meal), and a new survey of parents shows the vast majority of kids are eating sandwiches for lunch. At the same time, parents are concerned about how the deli meat in those sandwiches is made, including the use of antibiotics and hormones in animals raised for food. In honor of National Sandwich Day, Applegate, the nation’s leading provider of natural and orga...
Digestive health is important for you and your pets [Infographic]
Pets, like humans, need a well-rounded diet full of vegetables, premium proteins and vitamins. Buying your pets high-quality food should help ensure they receive all the nutrients they need. But if pets aren’t digesting that food correctly, they may as well be eating low-quality food with the inexpensive fillers you’ve been trying to avoid. “Research shows 70 percent of a pet’s immune system lies in the digestive tract,” says Dr. Al Townshend, staff veterinarian for WellPet, makers of high-...
Tips for beating workplace stress by taking charge of your career
Whether it's low pay, a heavy workload, fear of being laid off or simply that annoying co-worker in the cube next to you, there's a variety of reasons why you might feel stressed at work. If you think of yourself as someone who's consistently stressed at work, it's important to know that you're not alone, and there are t...
Six tips for taking the best family portraits
As the holidays approach, many families are planning annual portraits for personalized cards and gifts to loved ones. But this can be a complex planning ordeal for even the most organized person. In addition to coordinating schedules and what everyone should wear, it's just as important to focus on the best photography tips, tools and techniques to make the most of your family portrait.
Easy tips for green remodeling
One of the hottest trends in home improvement is remodeling with green or sustainability in mind. Going "green" means using building methods and environmentally friendly building materials that reduce your home's impact on the earth, while enhancing the health of your home for you and your family.
Holiday shopping strategies: Save time, save money
The festive spirit of the holidays comes in all forms. From parties and traditional holiday outings, to elaborate family gatherings, there is a lot to celebrate. But, in truth, it takes a lot of work to make an unforgettable holiday. One of the biggest tasks on everyone's to-do list is shopping for gifts, which can be bo...
Texting and driving don't mix
Are you like many Americans who make phone calls while they're driving? Or text a friend or family member when you reach a stoplight? Did you know that in doing so you could be breaking the law?
Youth sports safety - 5 tips to help protect your little athlete
Cringing at bumps, falls, trips and nudges is a common response among parents of young athletes. Seventy-two percent of parents of children ages 6 to 17 report that they are highly concerned about their child experiencing a head injury on the sports field, according to a recent survey conducted by NMI Research and DSM Nu...
Bathroom design: It's all in the details
It's most likely one of the top reasons you've been putting off that bathroom makeover or remodel - you're not sure where to begin. What should the decor be like? Do you want a pedestal sink or a furniture-style vanity? Will you incorporate any water-saving faucets or fixtures? And, with all the decisions to make, will i...
Getting away from home for the holidays
Holiday travel can be rewarding on many levels, from the enjoyment of being with those you love in a great destination to the pleasure of letting someone else cook holiday meals and clean up after guests. Whether you're a single person looking to celebrate the holidays with friends, a family gathering members together fr...