Conquering autism one child at a time

submitted by Dr. Maria DiDonato, D.Ed. Psychologist, Achievement & Wellness Center, www.achievewell.net

Ray (not real name) was a very cute little guy, but his behavior was a challenge. Screaming, argumentativeness, spontaneous agitation, anger, stubbornness, impulsivity and resistance to redirection, were commonplace. There was no consoling him when screaming over extended times, soothing him when upset, or redirecting him when off track. He was alone in his own world and always unpredictable.

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Why selling your home yourself is a BAD idea

submitted by Kathleen Layton, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Fox Roach Realtors Newtown Office

Probably for the same reason they say that attorneys who represent themselves have fools for clients – and attorneys are educated about the process and presumably, understand the law! Below are some reasons that becoming a “For Sale By Owner” may not be the best idea:

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Want beautiful skin this spring? Start from within!

submitted by GNC Newtown

Each year millions of dollars are spent on topical skin creams and lotions designed to improve elasticity, tone, wrinkles and many other beauty issues. While many of these products certainly improve the appearance of your skin, the best way to improve its overall look and health is to treat it from the inside out! Here are several supplements designed to do just that:

Hyaluronic Acid: A 2014 study published in “Nutrition Journal” confirmed that a daily intake of this supplement protected against moisture loss, as well as damage from ultra violet exposure. As an added benefit, hyaluronic acid also supports healthy joints!

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Expect growth in the housing market

submitted by Kathleen Layton, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Fox Roach Realtors Newtown Office

Momentum in the housing market is expected to continue into 2015, driven by low interest rates, tightened inventory, declining foreclosures, normalizing price appreciation and an improving economy. Nationally, new home sales have lagged behind the recovery, with barely an increase over 2013 and the share of first time homebuyers fell to the lowest level in over 20 years, according to the National Association of Realtors. This is largely due to the decrease in homes for sale and tightening lender standards, which are expected to ease ever-so-slightly this year.

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Will our children live longer than us?

submitted By Dr. Dane Donohue, www.WSCenters.com

How will the rise in childhood obesity and the decrease in childhood vitality affect the physical and psychological future well-being of our children? What effects will the lifestyles of our children have on their life expectancy, the national economy, and our society?

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What’s in your cold and flu arsenal?

submitted by GNC, Newtown

Every year, millions of dollars are spent on cold and flu remedies. Lately, more and more health conscious consumers are choosing products that actually prevent symptoms from occurring in the first place. Here are some of the most effective products on the market:

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Holiday stress? Tame it naturally!

submitted by GNC, Newtown

The holidays are a wonderful time of year shared with family and friends. Unfortunately, they can also be a hectic time filled with chores, deadlines and responsibilities. If you’re one of the many who feel stressed and anxious this time of year, here are some natural remedies to help put the fun back in the holidays.

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Some common seller positions when selling and why you shouldn’t take them

submitted by Kathleen Layton, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Fox Roach Realtors Newtown Office

  • “I need my house to sell for “X” so I can get into my next home.” Unfortunately, no one but you cares. Harsh, but think about it – would YOU pay more than market value to help out a seller you don’t even know? Enough said.
  • “I have “X” into this house and need it to sell for “Y.” See #1. While it’s true that you get a portion of some improvements back, it doesn’t hold true for basic, maintenance items, if you’ve over-improved for the neighborhood, or if you’ve customized the home and narrowed the appeal.

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Med-Spa vs. day spa

submitted by Valerie Higgins, LMA, Lifestyle MedSpa

In today’s world there are so many choices when it comes to skincare. How do you know which is right for you? Do you want the fluff of a day spa or do you want result-oriented treatments from a Med-Spa? Both can be a great place to relax and unwind after a long day, but there are some things to consider when making your choice!

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N-acetyl Cysteine: The overlooked compound

submitted by GNC, Newtown

For more than three decades, a safe, inexpensive compound has provided millions of people relief from the coughing, wheezing, and thick phlegm associated with cold and flu. In fact, pharmaceutical companies long ago incorporated it into various patented drugs.

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