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Soda drinking is down, but tooth decay is up?!

Soda drinking is down, but tooth decay is up?!

We all know sugary drinks contribute to tooth decay. But as Americans are stepping toward drinking more water, tooth decay is actually on the rise. Clark explains why.

How parents' influence is making our kids healthier

How parents' influence is making our kids healthier

Parents, your actions and words haven't gone unnoticed by your kids. Here's how you have changed their lives for the better over the past decade.

Free kids gaming apps can cost you

In-game app charges on kids' games have become a real problem for parents. It's not uncommon for parents to find their checking accounts or credit cards dinged for anywhere from $5 to $100 each time their children play "free" games. In some really extreme examples, the CBC reports a Canadian ...

Self-tying shoes: Have we gone too far?

Self-tying shoes: Have we gone too far?

Think people are getting too lazy today? Well, it's about to get worse with the introduction of self-tying shoes in 2015!

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Can you afford to adopt a pet?

For millions of Americans, pets are just like family. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports we spend $61 billion a year providing for them. But before you rescue Fido from the shelter, consider the costs. "A shelter adoption fee can run anywhere from zero to $500," according to Dr. Emily ...

Cheap neutering for puppies

Got a puppy you want to neuter, but can't come up with the money? I have a cheap and non-invasive way for you to get the job done. We've had a terrible problem with dogs that end up unwanted. Though there are some "no kill" shelters, most of the dogs ...

3 Beauty Products That You Can Make at Home

The beauty of making some of your own beauty products at home is that you avoid toxic chemicals being applied to your body. But there's another benefit to this process and it directly affects your wallet. This is especially true if you're in the habit of paying extra for some ...

Best laundry detergent for your money

If you're looking for the best laundry detergent for the money, look no further than the house brand at one of my favorite stores! The latest issue of Consumer Reports  gives "best buy" checkmarks to 2 detergents for front or high-efficiency (HE) top-loaders. Both show that it's entirely possible to ...

6 Things To Do With Your Milk Before It Expires

So you got a few gallons of milk for 50% off at the grocery store, but they are about to expire, right? There's nothing worse than stocking up on something in order to save money, only to end up throwing it away after it's gone bad. Here are some things ...

The #1 money mistake millennials make today

The #1 money mistake millennials make today

Young people are not saving their money in the right way., and many could be setting themselves up for an impoverished retirement.

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