January 2016

Handwriting gives the brain a workout [Infographic]

(BPT) - Unlike typing or texting, handwriting activates regions of the brain responsible for thinking, memory and language. It also helps to develop and strengthen fine motor skills and improves the composition and expression of ideas. Learn more at <a href="http://www.paperbecause.com/handwriting" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.paperbecause.com/handwriting</a>.

Boomers: 5 proven practices to win the race against aging

(BPT) - Naps, knitting and nuzzling with the grandchildren — the traditional image of retirement is being challenged by the more than 76 million baby boomers in the United States.

This vibrant generation wants to make the most out of their golden years, and while hobbies and time with grandkids are a priority, they want more. To do so, they know that a proactive approach to health and wellness is a must.

Smart Travel Tips for Family Vacations

(StatePoint) The best way to get your kids to stop asking “are we there yet?” is to never have them ask in the first place!

With some smart planning you can enjoy your next family vacation from start to finish -- including your travel time getting to and from your destination.

<p align="center"><strong>Packing</strong>

A fun and easy vacation starts with smart packing. The key is not to pack too much so your family isn’t hefting heavy luggage from place to place.

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