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Tackling My Motion Sickness With Reliefband

Some of my earliest memories involve being in the back of a car, trying not to throw up. Motion sickness has been a lifelong companion, and to this day I've been known to get queasy on winding country roads—even when I'm driving. So when I had to fly from my Missouri home to Texas recently, I was excited to try out the Reliefband during the flight. Reliefband is a wristband that reduces nausea—especially related to motion sickness, VR gaming, and morning sickness—by emitting pulses that stimul...
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Hands On: Tracking My Kids' Sleep With HugOne

There are few things a parent obsesses over more than sleep. How do I get my child to sleep easier? How long should she nap? Should she be waking up this much at night? Will I ever sleep in again? It makes sense. If your family isn't getting quality sleep, your kids are irritable, and you can't be productive. How the heck is a sleep-deprived mom supposed to keep her cool when junior insists on another glass of water instead of going to bed? No sleep = no peace.
CafeMom

6 Doctor-Approved Tips to Help Avoid Colds & Flu This Season

It’s that time of year when the kids return from school with more than just homework and art projects in tow – they often bring germs home, too. And while we can’t keep ourselves or our kids from coming into contact with germs (which would ultimately be an unhealthy goal) we can take steps to reduce the likelihood that we’ll actually get sick. Notable New York City-based physician Dr. Keri Peterson explains how:
The Atlantic

On Disability and Accepting Help

I'll never forget the glare I received from an elderly man when I stepped out of my car into the grocery-store parking lot one frigid January afternoon. Yes, I parked in the handicap spot, as my placard permitted, and yes, my legs work just fine. Better than fine, actually. It's the cold. Missouri winters aren't kind to my underdeveloped hands and arms. I have poor circulation. A short walk can become quite painful, especially if I'm trying to carry a bag or a jug of milk or push an unwieldy car
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5 Scary Chemicals That Are Still On The Market

Chemicals get a bad rap, but they're not all evil. Many are natural and essential for your survival (ever heard of H2O?) and others are synthetic—but that's not really what's most important when it comes it your well-being. Some man-made chemicals, for example, keep your clothes clean, lower your risk of cavities, and treat a throbbing headache (or worse). That said, there are other compounds that appear to be downright toxic, especially if you're exposed to them in large enough quantities. Whi
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Trying to Conceive? 7 High-Tech Fertility Monitors to Try

If you're trying to conceive, these are some of the most interesting fertility monitors available now. For at least the length of recorded history, humans have been attempting to plan and prevent pregnancy. From the practice of drinking lead in hopes of preventing pregnancy in ancient China, to dumping water on women to boost fertility in Hungary, there's always some wives' tale circulating about how women can harness their reproductive cycle. Lucky for us, this age of technology has ushered i
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How the Bellabeat Leaf Urban Can Help You Manage Stress

As a work-from-home, home-schooling mom of two preparing to move to a new house, life has been just a tad stressful of late. Okay, super stressful. It's mostly the good kind of stress, but my nerves are still shot. Did I get today's lesson planned? When is our next house showing? Was that a deadline I just heard whooshing by? The answer to all of these questions is: I have no idea. In the midst of all this, I tested Bellabeat's new Leaf Urban wearable, which has coincidentally added a stress-pr
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