The Nest Is Not Empty If You Are Still In It

empty next birdsIf you are an “empty nester,” you have perhaps read the title above and think that we have taken a rather literal, or even cynical, approach to your situation. But perhaps this can serve as a cue for you to do the same and, in the end, take advantage of your empty nest syndrome in a way you may have never envisioned before. Own it! And rule the roost!

Tips for Shopping at the Farmers Market

Are some products at farmers markets better than others? Is there a benefit to buying native products like corn or honey? Are farmers markets fruits and vegetables as good as fresh produce in grocery stores? What should you look for regarding nutrition when shopping at a farmers market?

In the video below, UMass Memorial clinical dietician Maisie Ostrye answers these questions, providing advice for your next visit to the farmers market.

Join the conversation, where is your favorite farmers market?

3 Tips to Avoid Infections in Simple Cuts and Scrapes

Cuts like this might look nasty, but infections make them even worse.Playing outside is a normal part of growing up. Whether your kids are involved in organized sports a few nights a week or they just like to run around in the backyard whenever they can, exercise and fresh air are never terrible options for growing children.

However, some helicopter parents might want to protect their little ones a little too much, and even the idea of simple cuts and scrapes can be enough to make parents want to put a bubble around their kids.

Have a Chronic Migraine? Read This!

woman with migraineWhat gives you a migraine? For that matter, what gives you a chronic migraine? Just from reading the previous two sentences about migraines, you might already be developing one. Should that be the case, read on and by the end of this post you will have a much clearer idea of what you can do to lessen, and maybe eliminate, that insanely irritating migraine pain!

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