Get A Jump on the Holiday Season with These Tried-and-True Tips

The key to a successful holiday season that you actually enjoy is to start planning well in advance — even before Thanksgiving. That way, you’ll know exactly what you need to do, and you’ll never have to step foot in a mall the week before Christmas ever again. And trust us, what is holiday joy if not the knowledge that all your presents are bought and wrapped, and all you have to do is sit by the fire with a mug of hot chocolate?

The Benefits of Play

Some of us remember a time long before tablets and video games when we were told to go outdoors, expected to entertain ourselves often unsupervised. Today we all lead such busy lives that this type of “free play” is harder to come by both in schools and at home, however experts say that unstructured playtime is a key element in a child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development and is perhaps just as important as their traditional education.

How to Explain Your Diabetes to an Employer

If you’re living with diabetes, explaining the disease to family and friends is hard enough, let alone explaining it to your employer. There’s no rule that enforces you to disclose your diabetes to your employer — unless your job requires a full medical examination — however, it might be a good idea, especially for your own health and safety.

10 Safety Tips for a Spooktacular Halloween

Although Halloween has traditionally been a holiday focused on acts of mischief and mayhem, there’s no need to endanger yourself or your family in the process. Whether you’re taking your children trick-or-treating yourself, or sending them off with friends for the first time, there are always ways to mitigate potential hazards and ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday for all.

5 Top Fashion Brands Who Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Although the statistics are chilling, we should feel fortunate because for all the women that are affected, there are an equal number who have been galvanized into action. Many foundations and fundraisers continue to pour money into the search for a cure and marshal their resources into supporting women who are either undergoing treatment or are in recovery. Many top fashion brands have gotten in on the action too, donating money and raising awareness of the cause through their products, especially during the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Long-Term Health Impacts of Wildfires

California. British Columbia. Australia. 2018 has been a banner year for wildfires, and the season is far from over. The steady rise in temperatures across the globe has created super-fires that last longer and spread further than they ever have before. It’s scary stuff. Today, we explore the very real threat that wildfires pose to your health, your property, and your immediate surroundings.

Eye of the Storm: How to Prepare for a Hurricane

It’s that time of year again. Hurricane season is upon us and, whether you blame crumbling infrastructure or global warming, it seems as though hurricanes are continuously more destructive and deadlier. We can’t prevent hurricanes from uprooting our lives or the lives of our friends and family. However, we can arm ourselves with knowledge and prepare for the worst.