As children we can laugh several times in a day. When we reach adulthood, there are times we take things more seriously and maybe get a little stressed. To stay positive, why not try smiling or sharing a laugh with someone? Laughter is known as a cheap medicine because it helps to elevate the mood. Read More →

General Mills announced recently that they would be removing artificial flavors and artificial sources of colors from their cereals by 2017. General Mills has been using artificial flavors and colors in their cereals to enhance their appearance, but the company is making a turn toward natural alternatives. General Mills isn’t the only company to start Read More →

Did you help a hungry child  get a free meal lately? During the school year hundreds of children  benefit from free or reduced meals from the school breakfast program or lunch program. These meals are administered by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Children are just as hungry during the summer too, but the good news Read More →

What can we tell children about the Ebola crisis? Like their grown-up counterparts, children are troubled when someone becomes sick. When their questions aren’t answered, they go to their next trusted resource. Yup. The Internet.   What is Ebola? Ebola is an infectious disease, highly contagious, and remains infectious even after death. Confirmed cases have Read More →

Young people these days need more time getting straight-forward talk about sex and less time using social media. Studies show that school-based HIV/AIDS education programs are effective in reducing risky behaviors. Sadly those programs are coming up short. That’s Cheryl Garfield’s argument. “Education is lacking in the school system and in the homes,” said Garfield, Read More →

  Rick Williams wants to knockout diabetes. For 20 years, Williams’ older brother, Terrence L. Williams, Sr. suffered from diabetes. Williams’ brother ultimately suffered from kidney failure and passed away. Terence L. Williams, Sr. was only 42. Williams believes that if his brother had known how to manage his diabetes, he would have lived a Read More →