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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and so here is your first reminder to do your October self check.  I know I have a hard time remembering myself... so when I saw this, I downloaded it right away!

The non-profit Keep A Breast teamed up with verynice studio and The Rare Studios  to re-think the role of smart phones in breast cancer awareness and prevention. The FREE app provides a visual step-by-step overview of the breast self-exam and allows you to easily schedule an automatic monthly reminder with a pop-up text reminder.

With 40% of diagnosed breast cancers being self-detected, the iPhone and Android compatible app aims to educate young people about the importance of breast self-examination and its timing. The monthly reminder helps the user perform their breast self-exam at the same time every month, at the recommended time, right after your monthly cycle. Because of the normal hormonal fluctuations in a woman’s body that affect breast tissue, it is important to select the same time every month so you will be able to distinguish between normal change and something that feels different.

This app can be downloaded from the iTunes and Google Play stores. Both verynice and The Rare Studio helped make the app possible by graciously contributing over 150 hours of pro-bono service to the organization, allowing us to offer this life-changing – and perhaps life-saving app- free to the public.

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It's the most wonderful time of the year to....sleep!

by Heather Leigh posted Nov 8 2017 9:21AM
My house has been in chaos lately. We are not getting enough sleep and it's causing issues. It started when school started. My daughter is going to school for a full day for the first time and it is definitely affecting her. She's grumpy and whiney when I pick her up every day. Daylight savings time didn't help.....not only did she get messed up but the dogs have been out of whack as well. And then there's me.....it feels like I have just fallen asleep when the alarm goes off in the morning.

Needless to say I am looking forward to winter for one reason. It's not the snow, the outdoor sports, or the hot chocolate. It's for sleep. A new survey says 42% of people believe Winter is the best season for sleep and I'm hoping they are right!  Now the issue is....how do we get there. Check out this article that explains more about why this season is a good season for sleep. To help you get to better sleep, here are also some tips for you and your partner.
 
  • Share a bedtime. Find a mutual time that works for both of your schedules. If your bedtimes don't match, be considerate of your partner's sleep habits.
  • Go screenless. Keep laptops, phones and work out of the bedroom to create a more relaxing atmosphere.
  • Check your temp. Many couples find they prefer to sleep at different temperatures. One solution is to double-fold blankets so one partner has more coverage to stay warm.
  • Maximize cuddle time with a good mattress. If you're going to spend more time in bed, take a closer look at your current mattress and talk to your partner about his/her comfort during the night.
  • Find ways to relax before bed. In addition to turning off screens, consider other ways to unwind, such as meditating, reading a book or cuddling.
 
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