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The Joy of Smartphones

By Caren Libby | October 30, 2018

Last summer, I visited Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with my family. It was a relaxing, enjoyable vacation that I’ll always remember. My Smartphone was a constant companion that made the experience as seamless as possible. Since I’m a professional photographer, I try to have one of my DSLR cameras with me, but there are times when that isn’t the case. That’s when the apps in my Smartphone come to the rescue. From the moment we awaken until the time we call it a night, here are 12 ways that our Smartphones can enhance our time for play. As an alarm: Get the…

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Have You Lost Your Laugh?

By Kristen Edens | August 14, 2018

Marlene Chertok was recovering from chemotherapy when she began looking for ways to positively impact her health. Even though she engaged in yoga and qi gong every day, she needed something more, but wasn’t sure what that might be. Through her research, Marlene discovered a fascinating documentary called “The Laughter Clubs of India,” inspired by Dr. Madan Kataria. After seeing the documentary and seeking additional information, she learned that laughter offers the following benefits: Boosts the immune system Lowers blood pressure Increases blood oxygenation throughout the body, improving brain health Reduces stress hormones Tones the abs, especially “belly laughs” Releases…

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