6 Favorite Fall Activities Jeopardized By a Stupid Stuffy Nose

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Fall is probably my favorite time of year. Growing up in the Hudson Valley, we get some of the most beautiful colors around when the leaves start changing. It’s also usually a lot cooler in the summer so I can finally enjoy the great outdoors without fear of sweating like crazy. Unfortunately, being outside anytime […]

The King of Rest Decrees No More Fridge Sleeping

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Since I was a teenager, I’ve had the most incredible superpower in the world: Sleep. Yeah, yeah. I know, anybody can sleep. But I made it a work of art. On weekends, I never even realized there was a world before noon. When I went off to college, I skillfully chose my classes so that the […]

Get Healthy With Your Habits and Nature Made Vitamins

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“This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.” Someone once told me the first step is the hardest. And sure, if I’m running a 5k (which I’ve never done), that last few hundred feet may very well be insanely hard. But nothing will ever be as […]

A 12-Year-Old’s Perspective on Living With Food Allergies

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When Jason was just 13 months, Allie and I discovered that he was allergic to peanuts, tree nuts and seeds. It’s been a long (and at times frightening) journey, but our little guy’s certainly come a long way. Now that he’s 12, Jason always carries an EpiPen around and has learned to speak up at restaurants and with his teachers […]

Snow Days Rule, Sick Days Drool

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Sick Days. They really are a pain, both literally and figuratively. I’ve already shared my thoughts about fighting through it all because nobody’s got time for sick days. But despite the unseasonably super warm weather we’ve been having of late, the temperatures here in NY have definitely started to plummet. I have a love/hate relationship with […]

Sleep Tops My New Year’s Goals Thanks to ZZZQuil

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I normally don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. And if I do, it’s usually the same one every year: “I resolve not to make any New Year’s Resolutions.” It’s just something I never got behind is all. Most people break their resolutions before the end of January anyways, so what’s the point? As I get older, […]

Let Massage Envy Maintain Your Total Body Care

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Dickens was right. This is the Best of Times and the Worst of Times. Clearly he was talking about the holiday shopping season, right? Yeah, I can’t believe we’re less than a week away from Black Friday. Another month of shopping insanity is about to hit us again. As someone who works in eCommerce, it’s […]

I Strain, You Strain, We All Strain With Eye Strain

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If you asked my teenage self what sort of digital pain I was suffering, you’d get one of two answers. Either I was frustrated at my favorite Atari 2600 game not working (True story, in the old days, we would literally blow the dust out of a cartridge to fix it!), or I was hurting […]

Sick Days? Nobody’s Got Time for That!

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There are sick days, and then there are sick days. I’ve certainly had my fair share over the years but one of them definitely sticks out in my mind. It was about a year before I got married. At the time, I was working as a magazine editor for a magazine all about comic books […]

One Simple Change Has Made My Life Much More Active

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Exercise has certainly taken center stage in my life the past few months. I’m eating better and working out more than I have in the past four or five years. I love weight lifting, so that takes care of two days a week at the gym. Allie’s been a master chef when it comes to […]

5 Crucial #TravelTipZzz You Can’t Live Without

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I love traveling. Whether it’s by car or plane, I’m always up for a trip. Which is one of the reasons I absolutely love my new job. I’ll be going on a number of business trips around the country this year. But the coolest thing about my new job is that for my first three […]

From Weight Lifting to Yoga, I Am Tuna Strong

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Every week, Allie and I look forward to Sundays. Sure, we’ve got to go to work the next day and the weekend’s already more than half over, but there’s a very special reason we love Sundays: Tuna Melts! For the last few months, I’ve been whipping us up some healthier tuna melts for lunch every […]

Where Did That Lost Hour From Daylight Saving Time Go?

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Sleep. It’s one of the most precious commodities in the world. I’ll admit it, I love to sleep. In my high school and college days, I don’t think I ever saw daylight before 11:30 am on the weekends. Yet there are two natural predators of the precious sleep cycle: children and Daylight Saving Time. And […]