Life Lessons: Urban gardening: Healthy or harmful

Life Lessons Urban gardening Healthy or harmful

It’s the ultimate in local and organic: your own urban garden. But does the risk of toxic soil in urban areas outweigh any benefits of organically grown produce? A new study says there are ways to make it safer.

Life Lessons: Jackie Dowd: Superhero attorney for the homeless

Life Lessons Superhero attorney for the homeless

If you lose your purse or wallet, it sets you down the frustrating path of trying to get your identity back.  Proving who you are requires an ID, paper work and documents you haven’t seen in years, like a birth certificate. This is a much bigger problem for people who are homeless or just released from prison. But, they have a top legal eagle in their corner, fighting for them, and winning.

Life Lessons: Julie Edelman’s “Boyfriend Cleanz"

Life Lessons Julie Edelman s Boyfriend Cleanz

New York time’s bestselling author Julie Edelman has been helping women navigate life’s messes for more than a decade. Her book, The Accidental Housewife, sold more than 3,000 copies in just the first week. Mostly to women overwhelmed by housework.

Life Lessons: Sunscreen works

Life Lessons Sunscreen works

Most of us know that sunscreens can protect us from sunburns, but in a first of a kind study, researchers have proven they can also prevent the development of melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. 

Life Lessons: Concussion prevention

Life Lessons Concussion prevention

With springtime upon us, lots of kids are playing spring sports. And with the fun also comes injuries including concussions.

Life Lessons: Loaned jogger

Life Lessons Loaned jogger

Dogs that come into a shelter are not always easy to adopt. Weeks in a cage can sometimes leave them frightened, undisciplined and, after a while, not used to being around people. But, one pet shelter started a unique jogging program that has cut adoption time in half.

Life Lessons: Salt: Friend or foe?

Life Lessons Salt Friend or foe

Having salt in your diet isn’t a bad thing. In fact, your body cannot function without sodium. It controls blood pressure and supports brain health, among other things.

Life Lessons: Easy ways to save water

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When it comes to saving water, the best way to do that is by ripping up your lawn. But it doesn’t have to be that complicated.

Life Lessons: Smart jewelry: Safe and chic

Life Lessons Smart jewelry Safe and chic

The CDC estimates one in five women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. But one Philadelphia woman is on a mission to change that and she’s doing it with a tiny, fashionable device.

Life Lessons: Chef's Corner: Growing healthy kids

Life Lessons Chef s Corner Growing healthy kids

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years. In fact, one out of three kids are now considered obese. But one chef and mother says being healthy is a choice even for kids.

Life Lessons: Better health through smartphones

Life Lessons Better health through smartphones

Yes, your phone can tell you when you hit 10,000 steps for the day, but it can do so much more now to improve your health.

Life Lessons: D-Rev: Changing lives one limb, one light at a time

Life Lessons D-Rev Changing lives

Many medical companies develop products aimed at middle-class consumers. But one company is making their products for the poorest people in the world.

Life Lessons: Survive and thrive after a layoff

Life Lessons Survive and thrive after a layoff

If you’ve been downsized from your job, you are, unfortunately, in good company. Over the past six years, one in five American workers has been laid off. 

Life Lessons: Tax myths

Life Lessons Tax myths

Tax day is approaching fast, and there's a lot of misinformation out there that can get you into hot water with the IRS. Here are some of the most common tax myths that can cost you more in the long run.

Life Lessons: LVHN Inspirational films

Life Lessons LVHN Inspirational films

Being in the hospital can be especially frightening for children.

Life Lessons: Work more efficiently

Life Lessons Work more efficiently

They may be everyone’s least favorite part of their workday, but meetings aren’t your only time culprits. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can work more efficiently.

Life Lessons: Spring cleaning: Quick fixes and easy tricks

Life Lessons Spring cleaning Quick fixes and easy tricks

Long before the vacuum was invented, the month of March was considered the best time for dusting and sweeping because it was warm enough to open windows without bugs being a problem.

Life Lessons: Treating cancer patients based on health, not age

Life Lessons Treating cancer patients based on health not

As the boomer generation ages, the number of older adults with blood-based cancers is growing. 

Life Lessons: Top tax tips for 2016

Life Lessons Top tax tips for 2016

It probably helps if you’re ultra-rich or a tax attorney, but it’s possible to navigate your way through tax season without capsizing your financial boat.

Life Lessons: College Prep Genius

Life Lessons: College Prep Genius

Instead of focusing on figuring out the right answers to SAT and ACT tests, Jean Burk teaches students to figure out the logic behind the questions. 

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