To most people, summer means fun in the sun, outdoor activities and vacations. But the flip side of summer is sunburn, overworked muscles and travel-related stress. Prepare for an active summer with a simple kit of natural aromatherapy solutions that can help protect you from summer’s hidden hazards and recover if you’ve overdone it.

You probably make the same New Year’s resolutions every year -- spend more time with loved ones and be healthier. Most experts agree that to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle it is more effective to make small changes to your daily life. Make minor adjustments and you’ll be able to keep your New Year’s resolutions all year long.

Despite perceptions that young adults consider themselves young and invincible, the majority of Americans aged 18 to 26 are taking an active role in maintaining their health.

More than 150 million Americans, or approximately 50 percent of the U.S. population, require eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct common vision problems. For these people, waking up in bed and reaching over to the nightstand for eye glasses is a normal ritual. What are your options?

More than 34 million people are caring for an aging parent in the United States today. It is estimated one in two of these caregivers are baby boomers, adults in the “sandwich generation,” caught between caring for their aging parents while raising families of their own.

Just when you think you’re safe, a recent nationwide survey has uncovered that a majority of American homes are dangerously under-protected when it comes to fire and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Even those equipped with smoke and CO alarms are at risk according to the study, which revealed that two-thirds of U.S. households are not in compliance with the national recommendation for the number of smoke alarms set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Imagine life without grass. No green lawns with kids playing outdoors, no soft cushion for your bare feet on a hot summer day, and less greenery to clean the air we breathe. Perhaps we take for granted all the great eco-benefits a well-fed, lush lawn provides for us. Yet lawns still get a bad rap because of the assumed negative effects on the environment. Let's face it; a well-cared-for lawn is better for you, your family, and the environment.

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