Author: DixieSomers

5 Ways to Cope with Death around the Holidays

5 Ways to Cope with Death around the Holidays The death of a loved one around the holidays can be a devastating event. All the usual celebrations, dinners, parties and neighborhood get-togethers take on a different tone, making the absence of the loved one more poignant than ever. This is a time when the aggrieved must do special “self care” to deal with a wave of emotions and the sense of profound loss. You can make the holidays a little easier to manage if you follow a few tips to ease the sense of separation from past happy times....

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5 Health Benefits of Increased Social Interaction

Most people are instinctively attracted to interacting with others, and there’s a growing body of scientific evidence that suggest the reason behind this behavior is that it offers many distinct advantages. Individuals not only benefit materially from being with others, these activities provide measurable physical and emotional benefits. If you are accustomed to being a shut-in or being an introvert, there’s nothing wrong with spending time alone to recharge; however, you might benefit from going out and adding a bit more social interaction to your life. Here are 5 of the ways that increased social interaction can help make...

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Cold Bedroom? How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep in Autumn and Winter Temperatures

As the days get colder, you may be cranking up the heater at night so you don’t have to crawl into icy sheets. If you’re having a hard time coping with falling asleep in the cold, you may need to take a lesson from hibernating bears and discover how much rest you can get during the winter months. Believe it or not, the cooler autumn and winter months can be some of the best times to get excellent sleep. Check out the four tips below for optimizing your sleep despite the cold winds whipping around outside your house. Knock...

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5 Common Reasons Your Internet Is Going on the Fritz

Nearly everyone has experienced slow or problematic Internet connections at some point in their lives, and some experience this on a daily basis. If you are one of these individuals, know that you do not have to put up with this kind of service. You have plenty of options for getting your Internet speed faster, accessing the Internet in any room of your home and experiencing a quality Internet connection no matter what day of the week or time of day it is. Check out the following five most common reasons that your Internet may be on the fritz,...

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Nursing Home Neglect: 5 Warning Signs to Look for in Your Loved One

One of the most nerve-wracking things about needing to find a nursing home for a loved one is the possibility of abuse. More and more it seems we hear stories of the people we trust with the care of our fragile family members abusing that trust and hurting their patients, sometimes with fatal consequences. If you or someone you know has a loved one in a nursing home where they suspect abuse or neglect, here are some signs to watch out for. Bed Sores Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers, tend to be common among immobile patients. That...

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Falling in Love Again: How to Prepare for a Second Wedding

Planning your second wedding should really be quite a bit easier than planning your first wedding was because you already know what to expect. However, you may be filled with concerns about family members’ hurt feelings or about etiquette for second weddings. Use this guide to get the process started and to calm your fears so that you can celebrate with joy and a free mind on your special day. Make It Your Own Most likely, your first wedding was planned partially by you but quite a bit by your friends and family. You may have felt as if...

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5 Annoying Oral Issues and How to Treat Them

From a young age, you are always taught the need and benefits of maintaining a good oral health. However, there a number of common oral issues that can afflict you along the way with some causing slight discomfort while others are extremely painful. Minor mouth problems are annoying but can be treated via uncomplicated home treatment procedures. Here are five annoying oral issues and how to treat them. Canker Sores Canker sores appear either on the tongue or inside your cheek or lip appearing like shallow craters or ulcers. They appear to have a red border as well as...

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Midwifery or Hospital Delivery? 5 Ways to Know Which Is Best for Your Baby

Giving birth is an intensely personal event. Any decisions you make should center entirely on you and the health and well-being of your baby. This is why the choice between using the services of a midwife or a conventional hospital birth should be approached with careful consideration. Always heed your health conditions as well as your personal preferences before making a decision. In fact, there are particular scenarios where a hospital birth would be preferable and others where the assistance of a midwife may be a better choice. Is Your Pregnancy Considered High Risk? If your pregnancy is considered...

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5 Things to Know about Faulty Products and Compensation

Despite the constant efforts by the consumer protection agencies to protect customers from defective products, cases of injuries and damages resulting from consumption of faulty products are still prevalent. A defective product can involve numerous things ranging from household items to medical embeds. Most consumers are not aware of the steps to take if they fall victim to these defective products. Here are a few guidelines on what to do in the case of such a scenario: Possible Injuries There is a wide range of damages that could result from consuming defective products. These include food poisoning from ingesting...

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How to Protect Your Property against Excess Water

With hurricane season still in full swing and Hurricane Harvey dumping thousands of gallons across the southern states, concerned homeowners may be wondering, “How can I protect myself?” The answer, especially when it comes to your yard, is that you can in many ways. Prepping to keep your yard lush and not a swimming pool should start before you’re in the path of a hurricane, especially if your area is wetter than the norm, but here’s some things you can do. Rain Gardens Combine beauty and functionality with highly water tolerant plants. Typically coming in around 50 to 100...

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