When it comes to foods that inspire love, we’ve heard of all the usual suspects – chocolate, wine, and even strawberries. But there’s another aphrodisiac out there – one that’s easy to prepare, fun to eat, and as near as your local supermarket: mussels.

The holiday season has passed. Family gatherings, guests from afar and the special times you shared together have taken their place among your most cherished memories. Post holiday however, you might continue to feel troubled by the realization that your parents, grandparents or other aging loved ones seemed less able to function physically and/or mentally in their daily lives.

To help raise awareness of the dangers of drowsy driving, the National Sleep Foundation created the Drowsy Driving Prevention campaign, which provides valuable resources for drivers, including a list of risk factors such as taking sedating cold and allergy medicines.

When it comes to getting in shape, celebrity fitness trainer Kim Lyons from “The Biggest Loser” knows it’s all about forming healthy routines. Here she offers some unique tips to help you shape up inside and out.

As a parent, you would never consider sending your child to school without the proper vaccinations. But did you know that according to the American Animal Hospital Association, about 50 percent of dogs in the United States go without preventative treatment for one of the most common diseases among canines?

Most people do not think twice about insuring their car or their home, but many overlook protecting an asset that is arguably many times more valuable: their paycheck. If you’re injured in an accident or faced with a debilitating illness, not only will you have medical bills, but you also could lose your ability to earn an income. That’s why it’s important to protect your paycheck with disability insurance.

You might not think you have anything in common with the world-class athletes competing in this year’s Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, but if you’re seeing a chiropractor for aches and pains from shoveling snow, training for a local marathon or lifting your grandchild, you’re more alike than you think.

 
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