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Living on a Houseboat

Samantha Schoech is a former magazine editor specializing in travel and design.

Dreamboats: The Romance and Reality of . . . → Read More: Living on a Houseboat

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Beach Etiquette

Beach Etiquette

Take only good memories… leave only footprints.

Did we miss any?

Don’t get too close. Place your beach paraphernalia at least 10-15 feet from others and don’t block the view for others. Remember the tide when you select your spot. If you are too close to the water you may have to . . . → Read More: Beach Etiquette

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Is Sea Salt Better For Your Health Than Table Salt?

Sea salt and table salt have the same basic nutritional value — both mostly consist of two minerals — sodium and chloride. However, sea salt is often marketed as a more natural and healthy alternative. The real differences between sea salt and table salt are in their taste, texture and processing, not their chemical . . . → Read More: Is Sea Salt Better For Your Health Than Table Salt?

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Walk Like A Penguin

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Avoid slipping on ice – walk like a penguin. Point your feet out slightly and extend your arms out to the side, like a penguin! Spreading your feet out slightly while walking on ice increases your center of gravity. Walk slowly and be safe!

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Find Your Place

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“Chances are, you know a place like this – somewhere so serene and peaceful that it makes you feel as if, no matter what else is happening in your life, everything is going to be OK. This month, as the holiday madness begins, take a moment to visit your place, even if only . . . → Read More: Find Your Place

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Sandcastles and Sculptures

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Trips to the beach aren’t just about sunbathing and swimming. Building sandcastles and sculptures on the water’s edge is a favorite activity for both children and adults.

The art of sand sculpting has been around for centuries. Some speculate that the ancient Egyptians made sand models of the pyramids. Other research suggests that this . . . → Read More: Sandcastles and Sculptures

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Walking on Sand

Walking on Sand

Head to the beach for your walk and burn up to 80% more calories. Walking on sand offers more resistance than walking on a hard surface and is great for building up your legs, especially your calves and butt.

Research shows that walking on sand requires more mechanical work and more energy expenditure . . . → Read More: Walking on Sand

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Flip Flops Ease Knee Pain

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Not a surprise to us flip-flop lovers… A study by Rush University Medical Center has found that flip-flops and sneakers with flexible soles are easier on the knees than clogs or even shoes designed for walking. When we walk, the shoes we wear have a significant impact on the load on the knee joints. . . . → Read More: Flip Flops Ease Knee Pain

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