The 2 Essential Steps for Better Health and Longer Life

2 Simple Things You Can Do to Be Healthier and Live Longer

, June 13, 2019

Once again your mother was right . . . when she told you not to put bad stuff into your body. You know, things like cigarette smoke, drugs, too much alcohol, and junk food – which you probably did anyway when you were young, but try to avoid now that you're older and wiser. Why would you want to keep consuming substances that are toxic, capable of inducing adverse reactions ranging from headaches to ADD to even seizures? You likely wouldn't if you knew what they were and how bad for you they really are.

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The Original American Sport – Monmouth Furnace Vintage Base Ball

Old-School Base Ball From New Jersey

, June 08, 2019

Vintage base ball players do it mostly for a love of the sport in its purer, closer-to-original form. And also because it's loads of fun. But a lot of the men (and women, of course) who get involved in these re-enactments are also keen history buffs who simply want to bring a little of our past into the present and be involved in it, much Civil War re-enacters.

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The Chisholm Trail and Abilene, Kansas – Keeping Our Past Alive

One Woman's Efforts to Make the Past Present - Bringing the Chisholm Trail Back to Abilene, Kansas

, June 03, 2019

Now, thanks to people like Deb Sanders – owner/operator (along with her husband) of the Windmill Inn – we're being reminded of and learning a lot more about the role this state played in a romantic part of our past and in providing steaks and roasts to all those hungry folks back East. From her involvement with Abilene's Convention & Visitors Bureau, Deb realized that the Chisholm Trail, with all its fascinating local history, could be and should be another big tourist draw.

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Hope and Bandanas for Shelter Dogs at McKamey

How One Dedicated Woman is Making a Difference at McKamey Animal Center

, May 22, 2019

There are increasingly more so-called "no-kill" shelters. These are shelters determined not to euthanize healthy, treatable, or rehabilitatable animals even when at capacity. These shelters deploy a number of strategies to achieve this goal, including greater utilization of volunteers. What happens, though, is that there wind up being long-term residents in these shelters. But that's where people like Ashley Gibson come in. (More on her in a bit.)

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A Guide to Choosing the Best Fishing Hat

How to Choose the Best Fishing Hat for Protection and Comfort

, May 16, 2019

Fishing is a summertime sport, which means a relentless sun beating down . . . or unexpected drenching downpours. So you have to have a fishing hat – and not just any old ball cap either. Here's how to choose the best fishing hat for your angling protection and needs.

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Cycle Hearse Funeral Services for the "Ultimate Last Ride"

The Going Home That Will Never Be Forgotten for Bike Enthusiasts

, May 09, 2019

The cycle hearse is a new twist on or a breakaway from the traditional funeral. It involves a motorcycle (usually a three-wheeler or trike) pulling a specially designed hearse carriage to transport departed loved ones from funeral home to church to graveside service.

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The Top 4 Fitness and Weight Loss Myths Busted

Fitness Myths Busted – Better Ways to Get in Shape and Lose Weight

, May 02, 2019

The kind of activity matters, as well what is burned for fuel during that activity. Jogging is a low-intensity activity that never gets your heart rate very high. Because of that, jogging first burns available carbs for fuel, then protein, and then fat last. And where do you think your body gets the protein to burn for fuel? Some of it comes from muscle. So, ultimately, jogging can cause you to lose muscle mass while still retaining a good portion of your fat.

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You Don't Have to Suffer With Arch Pain and Heel Pain

What to Do About Arch Pain and Plantar Fasciitis

, April 26, 2019

Arch pain can have one or more of several causes: trauma, sprained ligaments, strained muscles, bruises, poor foot alignment, overuse, joint tightness, arthritis, and stress fractures. Generally, though, plain old sprains and strains from hard and excessive use, stress fractures, and injury to the plantar fascia are the usual culprits for most people. An injured and inflamed plantar fascia, a condition called plantar fasciitis, is probably the most common.

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Camp Quality Michigan for Kids With Cancer – Laugh, Love, Lift Up

Camp Quality Michigan – Letting Kids With Cancer Be Kids Again

, April 17, 2019

For the kids who attend Camp Quality Michigan, the camp experience is a whole lot more than just some outdoor activities for week – providing help in dealing the physical and emotional challenges they face when battling cancer. This camp is designed to ensure that "every child who has been diagnosed with cancer can not only have a summer camp experience, but year-round programs to enhance their quality of life and encourage family time.

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