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Your Top 5 Most Frequently Asked Fitness Related Questions

Your Top 5 Most Frequently Asked Fitness Related Questions | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Fitness forums and blogs each and everyday are bombarded with a multitude of fitness related questions, ranging from gaining muscle to spot reduction weight loss. Despite answers differing upon ind...
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Modern day life - family, aging, health, nutrition - It's all related
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LifeStone Video Biographies, Memorials & Family History Preservation

LifeStone Video Biographies, Memorials & Family History Preservation | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Video Biographies, Celebrations of Life, Memorials and Family History Preservation by LifeStone
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Under the Pier

Under the Pier | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Long exposure of the tide under Redington Long Pier in Redington Shores, FL.
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Photography by @curiouslychris 

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3 Mindsets You've Got to Lose to be a Healthy Homeschool Mom - Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers

3 Mindsets You've Got to Lose to be a Healthy Homeschool Mom - Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
I’m pretty sure it was Leslie Sansone who said, “The best workout is the one you’ll do.” If the workout you’ll do is one that is born of an active past-time that you enjoy, all the better – especially since many of those options can also be family activities. If you can teach your kids at a young age to enjoy being active, they’re more likely to live a healthier, active lifestyle as adults.
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Amy Melendez's curator insight, October 15, 10:17 AM

From the article: "I’m pretty sure it was Leslie Sansone who said, “The best workout is the one you’ll do.” If the workout you’ll do is one that is born of an active past-time that you enjoy, all the better – especially since many of those options can also be family activities. If you can teach your kids at a young age to enjoy being active, they’re more likely to live a healthier, active lifestyle as adults."

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 15, 1:34 PM

Actually, I found and find home school children better socialized than many children who attend School. What makes them stand out is their curiosity, their questions, and their respect for learning.

 

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Kroger bans BPA from store brands and receipts

Kroger bans BPA from store brands and receipts | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Supermarket giant, Kroger, bans BPA from store brands and receipts.
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While there is no conclusive scientific evidence that minimal exposure to BPA in can linings poses any risks to consumers, Kroger has begun a process that we believe will result in the removal of BPA in the linings of canned goods in all of our corporate brand items,” he told the Columbus-Times Dispatch. “Customers are interested in the issue and what the company is doing on the issue.”

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809 Timberline Ln, Calera, Alabama

809 Timberline Ln, Calera, Alabama | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
809 Timberline Ln, Calera, AL 35040, $370,000, 5 beds, 4 baths For more information, contact Southern Realty Specialists Team, Keller Williams Realty - Hoover, 205-426-1113
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What is worse that not working out? Working out too much!

What is worse that not working out?  Working out too much! | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, September 3, 10:31 PM

This is a trap I have fallen into more than I would like to admit.  The consequences are NOT good. 

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Homeschool Family-Run Business: MadeOn Hard Lotion, Renee Harris

Homeschool Family-Run Business: MadeOn Hard Lotion, Renee Harris | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
An interview with MadeOn Hard Lotion founder Renee Harris, a homeschool mother of eight. Other homeschool moms should be encouraged to start a business.
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Powerful Lessons from Everyday Life: You Can’t Hurry Love—No, You’ll Just Have to Wait

Powerful Lessons from Everyday Life: You Can’t Hurry Love—No, You’ll Just Have to Wait | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 18, 8:37 AM

Wonderful post here but Hoda Maalouf, @MaaHoda.  


Great story and message:



“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” ― Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Nowadays, we are far removed from the ’80s, when there was no Internet, instant messaging or Skype phone calls. This is affecting all of us and in particular the younger generation which has grown accustomed to being bombarded with fast-turnover information; they filter it instantly without paying much attention to its meaning.

Our whole society is becoming instantaneous, just like instant messaging, instant photography, instant news, instant coffee and so forth. We are unwilling to decipher any complicated messages, wanting things simple and fast. Depth and nuance are out the window.


The biggest weakness of today’s generation is impatience...  

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How to Hydrate for Metabolic Health

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When it comes to optimizing your metabolism with hydration, your metabolic health relies on the right balance of electrolytes to water.
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One Pound of Fat Versus One Pound of Muscle: Clearing up the Misconceptions

One Pound of Fat Versus One Pound of Muscle: Clearing up the Misconceptions | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

By Bamboo Fitness
Debunking the myth

"Have you ever heard the saying, “Muscle weighs more than fat?” Perhaps at some point in your life you were working your butt off in the gym in an attempt to lose weight. During this time, you hopped onto the scale weekly, sometimes even daily. Some days were better than others. Sometimes the numbers on the scale decreased, but to your dismay, this wasn’t always the case. Some weigh-ins showed that the scale read higher than your starting weight. Other days the scale wouldn’t budge. This would depress and sadden you. To soothe your worries and soften the blow of the scale, perhaps a family member, friend, personal trainer, or doctor told you that you shouldn’t freak out because the scale is showing that there has been a gain in muscle and that “muscle weighs more than fat.” Maybe you relaxed after hearing this. Maybe you were skeptical of this comment."... 

 

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http://bamboocorefitness.com/one-pound-of-fat-versus-one-pound-of-muscle-clearing-up-the-misconception/  ;


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Craig Crossley's curator insight, August 20, 8:09 PM

THIS is an excellent read!!! 

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Education vs Learning - What Exactly is the Difference? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Education vs Learning - What Exactly is the Difference? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Surely learning and formal education are not entirely the same thing? But what exactly is the difference?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 7, 6:44 PM

There are two intertwined definitions of education and only one is included here. Educare is leading students out of child. Educere is allowing students to gain control over their learning and realizing they have support when needed. We have eliminated the latter replacing it with the instrumental version called learning which is what School is about.

 

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Terry Doherty's curator insight, August 9, 10:51 AM

Nice comparisons and contrasts to make understanding easier.

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The Anti-Aging Secrets To Traveling

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Many of you already know the benefits of drinking plenty of water to get glowing skin: water flushes the toxins out of your system and improves your skin. I know you may be thinking “Oh, it is such common knowledge these days so it is not really new information.” And you may already drink plenty of water everyday, but I would like to tell you the secret of drinking of hot water. Yes, hot water!!!

In this week’s video, I will show you what I bring with me when I stay at a hotel: yogurt, dry body brush, daily face/body scrub and a special pillow. I also share the secret of “how to keep drinking hot water while in the hotel room!” Drinking hot water is a very important routine in my day. I do not want to break the routine even when I am traveling! I shot this video while I was on my work/vacation trip with my business partner and sister in law, Maria. The reason? Because traveling can affect your skin condition: your routine changes, the environment is different, you eat out more so your diet is different, and sleep patterns can be affected due to the hotel bed. All of these things can affect you more than you think.

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Understanding Processed Foods and Why Eliminating Them Matters ...

Understanding Processed Foods and Why Eliminating Them Matters ... | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

“These foods need to be processed extensively to be edible and are done so by adding additional ingredients that are usually unpronounceable. ... These are not real food ingredients that you would cook with at home.”


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"It's My Turn" - A Women's Retreat

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"IT’S MY TURN"

A Women’s Retreat


Women's Alliance Foundation, Inc. presents Hayley B Colina, founder of EQ Women Succeed, LLC and invites you to spend a weekend with her! This Retreat is not for Everyone. This Retreat is only for 18 fabulous women that are ready to change their life. Women who have decided that they will no longer settle and are ready to experience life in a whole new way.

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Photos du journal - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People App by Stephen Covey | Facebook

Photos du journal - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People App by Stephen Covey | Facebook | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Stephen Covey's model for living has helped millions achieve a better life. Download The 7 Habits Meditation App and live your better life today!...

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●DIY● Make your own Natural Household Cleaning Products

In this video I show you how to make two different main cleaning products that are simple, quick and easy! I love that the majority of chemical going into th...
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Roxanne Desforges sur Twitter : "Another reason we need to talk digital citizenship with parents, too! Thanks @CommonSense! http://t.co/gj285BvAJ0"

Roxanne Desforges sur Twitter : "Another reason we need to talk digital citizenship with parents, too! Thanks @CommonSense! http://t.co/gj285BvAJ0" | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Another reason we need to talk digital citizenship with parents, too! Thanks @CommonSense! http://t.co/gj285BvAJ0

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Taking Your Blogging Back to Basics - Notes from a Floating Life on scriptogr.am

Notes from a Floating Life | Thoughts about productivity, digital living, and leading a simpler life

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, August 5, 2:59 PM

This is a fantastic blog post about...blog posts. Scott Nesbitt does an excellent job of reminding us to keep it simple, and concentrate on the content. My blog has never been one that got caught up in too much "bling", and I'm proud of that. Read what Scott has to say. It's good. 

--techcommgeekmom

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Science Supports Essential Oils for Sleep, Anxiety, Antibacterial Action and More | Essential Oils and Aroma-Therapeutics For Everyone: The Ananda Apothecary Blog

Science Supports Essential Oils for Sleep, Anxiety, Antibacterial Action and More | Essential Oils and Aroma-Therapeutics For Everyone: The Ananda Apothecary Blog | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

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Why I Don't Want My Kids to Succeed

Why I Don't Want My Kids to Succeed | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

"We need to redefine success beyond money and power to include well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving back." Arianna Huffington, the namesake of The Huffington Post, spoke these words at a recent stop to talk about her new book,Thrive.


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Amy Melendez's curator insight, August 24, 10:12 AM

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Despite all that we know about the toxic effects of stress, we continue to mount massive pressure on our families and especially our kids. We jockey to get our toddlers into feeder schools. High schoolers overload their calendars hoping to beef up their resumes with admissions bait. We scramble to shuttle our kids between extracurricular activities, tutoring and social events to help them "succeed." In the wake of this madness, we cut every corner to save time nourishing our families. Who has time to cook? So we outsource. We buy "all-natural" prepared meals, we grab quick on-the-go snacks and we eat in our cars. We have been lulled into thinking these are healthy choices. But they are not. Like the frog in boiling water, we've slowly let industrial food companies take over the nourishment of our families. And we're paying for it in skyrocketing rates of obesity and illness. A steep toll to pay on the road to "success."

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How to Balance Your pH and Find out If You’re Too Acidic

How to Balance Your pH and Find out If You’re Too Acidic | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
How to Balance Your pH and Find Out If You’re Too Acidic
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The Aging Brain Needs "REST" (Gene Regulator) - BioScienceTechnology

The Aging Brain Needs "REST" (Gene Regulator) - BioScienceTechnology | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Photo caption: "A new study shows that a gene regulator called REST, dormant in the brains of young people (left), switches on in normal aging brains (center) to protect against various stresses, including abnormal proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases. REST is lost in critical brain regions of people with Alzheimer’s (right). (Source: Yankner Lab)"

 

"Why do neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s affect only the elderly? More than a century of research into the causes of dementia has focused on the clumps and tangles of abnormal proteins that appear in the brains of people with neurodegenerative diseases. However, scientists know that at least one piece of the puzzle has been missing because some people with these abnormal protein clumps show few or no signs of cognitive decline...."

 

For full post, click on title above or here: http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/aging-brain-needs-rest


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How Stuff Robs Us of Those We Love the Most

How Stuff Robs Us of Those We Love the Most | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
The truth is when you learn to let go, you don't live with less at all. You make room for the things that matter the most, the things that aren't even "things" at all.
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Powerful post by Jeff Goins of goinswriter.com

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Looking back through the glass window inside the messy house, I saw a reflection of myself holding my son. That was on one side of the glass. On the other was my smart phone, my busy life that was messy and complicated and sometimes too stressful to take.


I knew I had to make a choice: maintain the busyness while sacrificing my sanity and ability to hold onto those I loved the most — or learn to let go.

 


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A Personal Spending Plan that Actually Works

A Personal Spending Plan that Actually Works | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
The idea that distinguishes this specific spending plan from a typical budget is the understanding that while a budget dictates to you what you can spend, where, and when; a spending plan allows you the control of your money every single month.
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Enter Private Mode: Technology That Protects Your Children Online

Enter Private Mode: Technology That Protects Your Children Online | Living in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

It's about family, after all. It's absolutely crucial that for this process, as with any other family lesson, parents and children learn together: Begin with the basics and don't wait too long to started on doing so.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 3, 4:11 PM

Some good tips and advice.