The power of nostalgia at Thanksgiving

According to nutritional psychologists and researchers at the University of Southampton, nostalgia (as experienced at Thanksgiving) fills a very important need to belong and feel socially connected, and is actually good for our mental health.

What runs in your family? Talking turkey about health

What do you talk about around the Thanksgiving dinner table? This story from November 2013 is every bit as relevant today. Then Surgeon General, Boris Lushniak, reminded us that it’s a good time to talk about your family’s history of diseases and any other information that can help you keep your loved ones healthy, as the holiday has been declared National Family History Day.

Raising Children With an Attitude of Gratitude

What are you thankful for today? Have you taken the time to teach your children the importance of expressing gratitude? Kids who are taught gratitude are more likely to be appreciative of what they have, and new research has shown they experience a variety of other benefits, too.

Never Again Should There Be a 9/11

Remembering and honoring all those who died, all those who survived, and all those whose lives will never be the same.  We came together then. Can we prevent a horrific act like this from happening again?

Remembering September 11th…

It’s a day we will never forget. It’s hard to believe it has been 22 years.

A September 11th Story: How one man’s life and career were transformed

A Good for You Conversation with Mike Jaffe, life coach and author of “Wake Up! Your life is Calling: Why settle for FINE when so much more is possible?”

Nearly 10K people have gotten cancer from toxic 9/11 dust

“9/11 is still killing. Sadly this fragile community of heroes & survivors is shrinking by the day.” John Feal, advocate for World Trade Center (WTC) responders.

Inactivity and screen time among children linked to heart damage by young adulthood

Study Finds: “Allowing children to consistently watch TV for extended periods can lead to heart-related issues years later, a new study warns. Researchers discovered that being inactive from childhood through young adulthood displays a link to heart damage, independent of factors like weight and blood pressure.”

Paper and bamboo straws contain PFAS chemicals more often than plastic straws do, study finds

NBC News: Some paper and bamboo straws contain so-called “forever chemicals” that could make them a less-than-ideal alternative to plastic, researchers have found.

Green activists have hurt the environment by letting Hawaii and California burn

“But what could have prevented the near-100 deaths, the loss of thousands of homes and the billions of dollars of property damage (if there) was better planning for just this kind of event. That risk management didn’t happen despite years of warnings by climate experts, the utility companies and local residents.”

Is the baby product recall process failing parents? Some experts say yes

“Every parent wants their baby to be safe, but once the market is flooded with an unsafe product, it’s hard to bring it back. They’re in thrift stores. They’re in daycares. They’re being handed down from sister to brother. They’re everywhere. The impetus should not be on brand-new parents. The impetus should be on the company to make sure that the product is safe in the first place.”

New study warns of health risks from 5G microwave radiation

“If 5G is not halted, we will probably see more people suffering from microwave syndrome, i.e. deprived sleep, headache, tinnitus, dizziness, fatigue, heart problems, as well as a range of chronic diseases among them, including more cancers and degenerative diseases.”

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