How Smart Home Gadgets Could Improve Seniors’ Health

Though your Mother, Father, Grandma, and Grandpa refuse to admit it, they’re getting older. The self-serve, smart home technological boom couldn’t have come at a better time. Though cold, emotionless gadgets are a poor substitute for a son or daughter’s helping hand, technology has certainly come a long way.

Limit Eating These Food for Whiter Teeth

Most of the time when people make a meal plan, they strive to ensure that it contains all the essential nutrients that they need to get through their day. They think about whether they’re getting all the veggies they need, how many carbohydrates are present, and whether there’s too much refined sugar. Most of the time, people don’t think about how the things that they put in their mouth affect their teeth, and how long it will take to remove the discoloration if they enjoy these foods on a regular basis.

Health and Wellness Advice for New College Students

As a new class of freshmen heads off to college this fall, it’s easy to get caught up in all the myths and urban legends that surround this pivotal time. Sure, your first day of school may be exactly like what happens to the central characters in movies like Legally Blonde, Animal House, or Good Will Hunting — but chances are, it’ll be much less raucous, with a lot of more parental figures hovering in the background.

How to Easily Meal-Prep Your Way Through the Week

In today’s fast-paced world, after spending the entire day working and then hitting the gym for some exercises, it’s hard to find time to cook your own meals. The result is buying lunch every day and constantly ordering take outs when you get home. To escape this vicious circle you should consider meal-prepping.

Stop the Bloat: A Guide

Eating until we’ve reached belt-popping levels of full on Thanksgiving is a common cause. However, bloating can be a problem if it happens more than once or twice a year. We’re here today to help you determine why you’re getting bloated and guide you through some strategies on how to avoid this painful feeling in the future.

The Funniest Failed Kitchen Gadgets

One of the greatest joys of air travel used to be getting the SkyMall catalog and skimming through the pages to see the editors’ thoughts on the modern home gadgets. SkyMall quickly became legendary for their gadgets that managed to be both useless and at excessive the same time. However, they’re not alone in trying to market inventive gadgets to Americans that are so specialized, finicky, and unhelpful that they border on ridiculous.

13 Must-Have Items for the Start of School

With the end of summer quickly approaching, it’s time to start preparing to go back to school. If this is your first year of high school or college, or you have a child who is making the transition to a new school for the first time, this may be a nerve-wracking experience. Luckily, there are tons of things that you can do to make sure that you’re mentally ready for both the challenges and excitement that you’re about to face.

12 Weirdest Diets: Do They Work?

As we are full force in swimsuit season, it’s hard not to notice how a lot of marketing and advertising focuses on new health foods and other tools to help make losing weight easy. Throughout history, doctors, trainers, and all sorts of other health care workers — professional and otherwise — have tried to come up with the one definitive diet that can help everyone shed pounds and sculpt their bodies into a lean and trim shape.

Are You Dehydrated?

Dehydration is the cause of more maladies than just feeling a bit light headed in the sun, and hydration is the route to many more benefits than you had probably realized. After all, water makes up 75 percent of the human body and is found “inside cells, within blood vessels, and between cells.” Headaches, anxiety, constipation, and tiredness can all be the result of dehydration and solved by drinking more water.

Around the World in Beauty Products

The United States market is flooded with beauty products as it’s one of the biggest industries in the country (you’re probably familiar with companies like Estée Lauder, Johnson and Johnson, L’Oréal, and Procter & Gamble), but did you know there is a whole world of beauty companies with unique products to discover?

Back-to-School Tips for a Stress-Free Start

For many parents, August is just one long lead up to the beginning of school, which can be stressful if you have a new student in the family, or just a kid prone to worrying about new things. Starting school can be a fun experience — you just have to plan ahead, and know what will help your child succeed in a new grade, or even a new school.