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Myra Miller

Tips for successful driving vacation

With warmer temperatures and spring season upon us, many people are beginning to plan a vacation. If you are planning to drive to your destination, the following tips, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, can be helpful.
Driving vacations can be budget-friendly ways to get away from home for a few days. Such excursions can be customized according to families’ particular schedules and interests.
To make the most of driving vacations, travelers can employ these tips.

Myra Miller

Simple ways to avoid injury gardening

Gardening is one outdoor activity that attracts many. I don’t have a vegetable garden, but I do maintain a small flower garden. It’s located in a raised brick-garden box. I know it’s small but I enjoy tending to it and watching my plants and flowers flourish.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives tips to reduce a risk of injury during gardening.
During the winter, many people anxiously await the arrival of warm weather so they can get back outdoors.

Myra Miller

Helping kids find a hobby

Some children may discover hobbies on their own, which is OK if it’s a hobby that they will enjoy and stick to.
I think children should get involved in a hobby whether big or small. With help and encouragement from parents, they can feel successful and build self-esteem through a hobby.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives tips on how to help kids find a hobby.
Much like adults can benefit from participating in hobbies, children can reap rewards from engaging in hobbies.

Myra Miller

Flu-fighting tips

The flu season typically appears in the winter. I’m thankful that I have not gotten the flu since years ago. However, I’m keeping my fingers crossed because flu season occurs into March.
According to Newspaper Metro, sniffles, sore throat, fever, and aches and pains may accompany a number of illnesses, but during the winter such symptoms are typically indicative of influenza.
Throughout much of North America, flu season peaks between December and February. But flu season can occur anywhere from October to March, advises the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Myra Miller

Valentine’s Day numbers to know

Valentine’s Day, at the most, is just another day for me. Since I’m single and with no prospects, haha, I celebrate the date just as another day. However, if there is anyone out there, who would like to send me chocolates or flowers, feel free to do so.
After reading the following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, I have learned some interesting numbers associated with Valentine’s Day. Hope you find it interesting as well.
Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days of the year to celebrate.

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