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Back pain is the most common disability worldwide. In many developed countries, back problems are among the most frequent reasons for doctor’s visits and work absences. It has been estimated that 4 in 5 adults will experience some type of back pain during their lifetime. Simply put, back pain is a problem for most of us! Though most back problems are not caused by serious or chronic conditions, aches and pains from the neck and shoulders down to the tailbone can be bothersome at best and debilitating at worst. By managing and treating your pain appropriately, however, you can reduce... more ...

Making relationships work can be a challenge. Making them last when you’re both in the spotlight can be even harder! Despite the challenges, a number of famous pairs have managed to achieve the near-impossible, living the Hollywood “happily-ever-after” dream off-screen. These long-term couples can serve as an inspiration to us all!  Felicity Huffman & William H. Macy William H. Macy, 67, and Felicity Huffman, 55, are a couple that can best be summed up by the popular term “relationship goals.” At first, Huffman, the star of Desperate Housewives ... more ...

It sometimes feels as though the cold winter days will never end. A piping-hot bowl of homemade soup, however, can make the midwinter chill a little easier to bear! To warm yourself up and satiate your hunger, prepare one of these deliciously soothing soups this week!  Spicy Butternut Squash Soup With spicy ingredients including chili peppers, chili powder, and smoked paprika, the heat of this savory squash soup is guaranteed to warm you up! Time Required: 1 hour and 15 minutesMakes: 8 servings Ingredients:2 pints of chicken or vegetable stock2 chopped carrots2 stalks ... more ...

Though the latest holiday season is now behind us, in many places the chilly weather lingers. As January gives way to February, blustery winds and low temperatures become more tedious than charming. On top of fighting the chill, many of us find ourselves battling the flu or common cold, both of which spread quickly during the winter months. While there’s no surefire way to guarantee perfect health during the coldest months of the year, these simple steps will offer you the best chance at wellness in the weeks to come. Maintaining or Returning to Healthy Habits After puttin... more ...

Relationships are rarely easy! When it comes to love, many of us feel as though we’re stumbling around in the dark, blindly seeking caring and committed partners. Finding someone, however, is only half of the challenge! Maintaining a healthy relationship can be an even more difficult task. Many of romance’s riddles have yet to be cracked. These fascinating TED Talks, hosted by a variety of researchers and creative professionals, explore romantic love in greater depth. Open your mind to new ideas by watching these engaging chats on love and romance!  Mandy Len Catron ... more ...

Getting back to a healthy diet after the holidays can be tricky! With leftover cookies sitting on the counter and half a bottle of eggnog still in the fridge, it can be tempting to drag out the holiday dining for a few days or weeks longer than planned. Though indulging during the holidays is perfectly normal, studies show that the pounds most adults put on between November and January never come off. Instead of letting those extra slices of pie hang around your hips, get back on track with your health in the new year! Follow these simple tips to get back to your pre-holiday baseline... more ...

Though fiction novels can make us laugh and bring us to tears, perhaps no literary genre is as powerful as the autobiography. Narrating the stories of their own lives, autobiographical writers have the opportunity to depict the human experience in its most authentic form. Are you in the mood to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes? Pick up one of these timeless autobiographies to begin an unforgettable literary journey. 1.) Night - Elie Wiesel Perhaps no piece of writing so plainly captures the horrors of the Holocaust as well as Elie Wiesel’s autobiography Night. Shi... more ...

In the winter months, it can be tempting to simply sit around at home, curled up under the blankets while watching TV. Though enjoying a few cozy days around the fire is a seasonal must, the colder months remain a great time to stay engaged, going on dates and having fun with others. Are you planning on dating during the colder weeks to come? Whether you prefer low-key home entertainment or active outdoor recreation, these date ideas are sure to inspire you!  1.) Take a stroll down memory lane! Winter is the perfect season for reminiscing. Grab your date and settle down for... more ...

Having flipped our calendars over to their final pages, it’s official: the holiday season has commenced! Though many of us try to limit our consumption of belly-busting seasonal entrées and desserts during the holidays, most of us enjoy savoring wintery flavors throughout the month. Preparing a few flavorful holiday drinks is one fun and speedy way to satisfy your cravings without wasting hours in the kitchen. From boozy brunch cocktails to creamy after-dinner drinks, these wintertime beverages are guaranteed to please!  Arctic Apple Pie Milkshake Who says milk... more ...

With families sending out picture-perfect Christmas cards and couples snuggling close to avoid the winter winds, the togetherness of the holiday season sometimes serves to make singles feel lonely. Pestering questions from nosy friends and relatives make matters all the more frustrating for those of us who aren’t currently in committed relationships. Are you feeling blue about being single this December? If so, you might just need to change your perspective! Being single and free definitely has its perks. Here are just a few reasons to embrace being unattached this holiday season.&n... more ...