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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Even if you packed them a great, nutritious lunch, by the time the school bell rings, your kids are probably tired, hungry and cranky.

They’re probably also thirsty.

Kinsley’s ShopRite nutritionist Rhianna Cenci says by 3 o’clock children need a little something to boost their energy and balance their moods.

“Children often forget to drink enough water during the day,” says Cenci.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

“The End Of The Tour” is an Oscar nominee-worthy film about David Foster Wallace (1962 - 2008), who took his life less than a decade after the critical and commercial success of his book, “Infinite Jest” (1996).

The story takes place in Wallace’s Ilinois home, at Ilinois State University (where he taught) and in Minneapolis during a book publicity tour. Rolling Stone magazine writer David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) is along for the ride and the jibes, having spent five days visiting with, tagging along and interviewing Wallace (Jason Segel).

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Don’t let the excitement of heading back to school fade by sending your kids off with less-than-stellar lunches.

Getting them to eat healthy is hard enough, let alone trying to make what you’re tucking into those lunch boxes and brown bags fun and tasty.

Rhianna Cenci, dietitian at Kinsley’s ShopRite of Brodheadsville, has several fuss-free, healthy suggestions to shake things up and get your children excited about lunch.

Five lunches kids can’t resist

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Q. I seem to be getting a lot of headaches lately. I’m pretty sure it’s been caused by stress, but I was wondering if I should have it checked by a doctor.

You should definitely see your doctor. Most headaches are harmless, but they can be a symptom of a serious condition.

The American Council for Headache Education urges people to see a doctor if there are any of the following symptoms with headache:

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A common knee injury that occurs in athletics is a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The ACL is one of the major ligaments that help stabilize the knee joint.

The majority of ACL injuries occur when an athlete misses a landing from a jump, pivots quickly while changing direction, or decelerates abruptly. To help prevent ACL injuries in athletics, special ACL prevention programs have been developed. These prevention programs are becoming more popular in youth sports and generally include exercises to help strengthen muscles and emphasize balance, power, flexibility and agility.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A new study found that one family member in particular has a tough time weathering the transition from summer days to school year: your pet.

In a survey of nearly 4,000 Americans conducted by Petplan pet insurance, pet owners reported a spike in separation anxiety in pets who lose summer companions to the classroom during the back-to-school season.

Of those surveyed with “back-to-schoolers” in the household, 26 percent said their pet shows signs of separation anxiety in September. Another 26 percent reported that their furry friend becomes bored.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Moving to campus can be a fun and exciting time for any student, but it can also be costly. To get on the right track for a successful year at college, check out these tips from the discount experts at Dollar General.

Do your homework

Many colleges provide online resources and virtual tours of dorms to give you an idea of what is provided, what you’ll need to bring, and what items are prohibited by the school. Reach out to future roommates and decide together what household items can be shared, like a coffee maker, microwave or TV.

Make the dorm home

Monday, August 24, 2015

With the start of the college semester and thousands of young women in a new environment, perhaps on their own for the first time, law enforcement officers and self-defense experts are reminding women to stay safe and have a plan.

The U.S. Department of Justice reports that nearly 300,000 women are attacked or raped each year — approximately one attack every two minutes.

Monday, August 24, 2015

While it’s helpful to know ways to protect yourself in an attack, it’s also important to be aware of your surroundings and possibly prevent an attack in the first place.

The best defense may be your eyes, ears, and gut.

“When you’re walking to your car or walking to a restaurant, don’t be on your phone texting, especially if you’re in an unknown area. Be alert, keep your chin up, and look at people with good posture,” said Wayne Miller, a lead instructor for Krav Maga Worldwide, a martial arts program that focuses on self-defense and fitness.

Monday, August 24, 2015

automobile basics for college students

Beyond financial tips, what do kids need to know about their cars so that they don’t end up stranded on a dark and lonely road? The car repair experts at RepairPal (www.repairpal.com), have a critical checklist for your teens and young adults:

1. Help them find a mechanic near the college.