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Myra Miller

Choose the right backpack for your child

Most school kids carry backpacks to and from school. Normally these backpacks are filled with school work and books. I have witnessed that these backpacks seemed to be almost bigger and heavier than the child. I’m sure it may be difficult to carry around, and plus puts extra weight on the back of the child.
However, after reading the following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, there are backpacks that can be purchased, and designed to reduce extra weight and strain on joints.

Myra Miller

Finding balance with extracurricular activities

Now that school is in session, your child, teen or college student may become involved in extracurricular activities. This is great for the student and will teach them important life lessons. Not only does it provide them opportunities to socialize, the activities often stimulate their minds and bodies in ways that differ from the stimulation provided in the classroom.

The benefits to quitting smoking

I’m thankful that I never had the urge to start smoking and that my parents do not smoke nor do my daughters.
I’m not by no means condemning my friends and family who do smoke. However, after reading the following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, the health benefits of quitting smoking are endless.
The following article gives numerous health benefits of quitting smoking.
Smoking has been linked to a number of negative side effects, including raising smokers’ risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Myra Miller

Horseshoe trivia

Did you know that horseshoes were a Roman invention?
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives you some horseshoe trivia.
Horseshoes bring more than good luck and serve as more than a tool for the popular backyard game. Horseshoes keep working horses’ feet healthy and safe from wear and tear while also providing support and traction.
People who frequently work with horseshoes may know a lot about them, but others can test their knowledge by seeing how many of these trivia questions they can answer correctly.

Myra Miller

Simple solutions for a better night’s sleep

I am one that requires eight hours of sleep each evening. I can tell the next morning when I don’t get enough sleep, because I’m dragging around with no energy.
I know myself, and I know that I cannot have any kind of caffeine intake after 1 p.m.
I also know that I cannot take a nap for longer than an hour. If I do, I will not fall asleep right away and have less sleep throughout the night.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives some tips for sleep.

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