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What You Can Do Before Daylight Saving Time to Help Your Body Adjust

Failing to prepare for daylight saving time (DST) can have consequences. Increased risk of traffic accidents, heart attacks, and even strokes the Monday after the “spring forward” in March are associated with losing the seasonal hour of sleep, say experts. It’s known as the “DST effect.” The resulting short-term sleep deprivation and circadian misalignment is also said to bring mood …

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The Silent Tragedy Affecting Today’s Children

By Victoria Prooday, taken from http://www.faithit.com There is a silent tragedy developing right now, in our homes, and it concerns our most precious jewels — our children. Through my work with hundreds of children and families as an occupational therapist, I have witnessed this tragedy unfolding right in front of my eyes. Our children are in a devastating emotional state! Talk to teachers and …

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This Company Will Pay Us up to $10,000 to Eat Our Veggies and Exercise – We’re Serious

written by: Dana Sita. Dana is a writer and editor at The Penny Hoarder. Taken from http://www.thepennyhoarder.com “I’m so much happier. I was completely miserable before this,” says Jaclyn Brown, describing the recent transformation in her life. “I argue less with people and I notice that I have less of an attitude, because I feel better. I’m not tired and feeling …

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10 Common Misconceptions About Suicide

by: DUSTIN KOSKI with ListVerse taken from ListVerse.com Suicide is on the rise around the world. Europe, Australia, China, and the US are all experiencing increasing suicide rates. It’s a growing problem for society and will be more and more likely to affect your life directly—if it hasn’t already. If you are reading this because you have contemplated or are contemplating suicide, or if someone …

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Making Your Mental Health a Priority

By Elise Howell, LPCA It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and at Psych Bytes, we’re joining organizations across the country in raising awareness and breaking the stigma about mental health conditions. Mental Health Extends Beyond a Diagnosis  “Mental Health” encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Many mental health professionals extend this definition to consider how our physical and spiritual health interacts with our overall mood and well-being. …

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10 Ways To Help Your Child Become Interested in Reading

  You can encourage reading for a child in your life – here are just a few ways: 1. Pay attention to what your child is interested in, and encourage him or her to read books on those subjects. 2. Set aside time to read with your child every day. Spend time reading together just before bed and take turns …

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