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Depend Stands Strong for Men’s Health

This shop has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MensDependAtShopRite My kids are pretty lucky. They're both teenagers and they have all four grandparents in their lives. I just think that's pretty amazing. I didn't know my dad's father, as he passed when my dad was young. My mom's father, on the other hand, I did know but only for a little time. I was real young when he passed and the only memory I have of Grandpa Abe is playing with some model trains in his NYC apartment. I was on the floor with them and all I recall is seeing his long legs ...

I Survived My First Week of Intermittent Fasting

My favorite quote from Garfield (Everyone has one, right?) has to be: Diet is just DIE with a T. Nothing is less satisfying than the first few days of a new diet. You're either screaming at everyone around you ready to bite their heads off because you're so hungry, or you're so disgusted at eating nothing but crunchy, healthy food. Celery is the food of the devil for sure. My wife and I have been trying to eat healthy and lose some weight for awhile now. Nothing seems to be sticking though, except for the extra pounds. So we decided it was time for a drastic change. We looked into the Keto ...

Find the Missing Type By Donating Blood Today

Isn't it amazing that you hold the power to save someone's life within you? No, I don't mean by your words or your actions. I mean literally within you. Simply by donating blood, you can save a person's life. Think about that. You may not realize it, but more people than you think are desperately in need of your help. In the United States, someone needs a blood transfusion every two seconds. Yes, one in seven people that enter a hospital, needs one. And with one whole blood donation, you can actually end up helping as many as three different patients. So yes, donating blood is an incredibly powerful gesture. Unfortunately, not enough ...

Help Me Make a Tobacco Free New York a Reality #SeenEnoughTobacco

This post was sponsored by Tobacco Free New York State as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own. I've never been a fan of smoking. Hardly anyone in my family does it, which probably explains why I've never done it. In fact, I remember being all of maybe five or six years old and finding out my Great Aunt Hensey was a smoker. Everyone encouraged her to stop and my mom even egged me on to hide her pack of cigarettes. After all, how could she get mad at her favorite nephew?  Thankfully, she eventually did quit. The counter at our ...

How to Get Your Video Game Kid Off the Couch and Outside

This post contains affiliate links. My boys couldn't be more different. And yet so similar. Jason's a YouTube-watching, video game-playing teenager. And Ryan's a YouTube-watching, sports-playing almost-teen. So we're often trying hard to get our kids to exercise. With Jason, it's certainly more of an effort. Ryan played basketball in the winter and just started up Little League baseball, so he's certainly active these days. Jason, however, loves playing his video games and working hard on his school robotics team. We love that he's into that, considering he wants to be a computer programmer one day, but we also need to make sure he's staying active. So how do you get non-active kids ...

Have You Ever Considered Getting a Mommy Makeover?

Photo: Flickr/Donnie Ray Jones I'll be honest with you. When I was younger, I was vehemently against plastic surgery. "You should just be happy with what you were born with," was what I thought. Some people were dealt a way more gorgeous hand than others for sure, but it's all part of what makes this world so interesting. As I got older, naturally, my views began to change. Now I'm not saying I'm ready to go get a nose job and some calf implants (props to Entourage's Johnny Drama!), but I have a completely opposite viewpoint these days. To put it simply, I now say, "Do what makes you happy." If you ...