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 Avoid Gaining The Holiday 10 This Year
 By Keyuna Milam
F all kicks officially kicks off “Comfort Food” season. The meals get heavier, our clothes get bigger and
becomes a continuous cycle of gaining that “holiday 10” for some people. It often starts with eating the kids Halloween candy and sliding right into the next holiday where food is definitely a star of the celebration... Thanksgiving! This can become an ugly spiral that runs right into the New Year. Stop the wheel friends! Try these few things to avoid gaining the “holiday 10” this year.
1. Up your water! Drink a glass of cold water before you eat your meal. First it will
HBow Being Bilingual Benefits Kids
 lower your body temperature creating a need to bring it back to normal which kicks your metabolism into action! You will burn calories while eating your meal. Drink a hot beverage (tea w/ lemon) after your meal which helps to break down the food to keep your digestive system on track. Increasing your water will also contribute to less overeating.
2. Eat a vegetable with every meal.
Veggies add roughage (fiber) to your diet. Aiding to keep the digestive system on track. Vegetables can be a low calorie source when prepared correctly or ate raw. Getting
in a good amount of fiber also helps to keep your fuller longer.
3. Plan those cheat meals. Knowing that there is going to be more foods available that you may don’t eat regularly plan to eat them. If you know that your holiday party is going to be at your favorite restaurant the next day plan to eat as clean as possible until you go. Already have a plan in place for what form of exercise that you’re doing the next day. This way you enjoy the meal without the extra weight gain or guilt
The DHHS also notes that researchers have uncovered numerous additional cognitive benefits to being bilingual as opposed to monolingual. These benefits include a greater ability to use logic, focus, remember, and make decisions.
Social-emotional development
Researchers with the National Academy of Science found that children who grow up in bilingual households exhibit better self-control than those who grow up in monolingual households. That’s an important benefit, as the DHHS notes that self-control is a key indicator of academic success. The DHHS adds that bilingual children benefit socially from being bilingual because they are capable of making new friends and building strong relationships using their second language as well as their first.
Keyuna Milam
Owner, Wanna Go Fit LLC Certified Fitness Trainer
Certified CPR & First Aid Instructor
The ability to speak more than one language fluently can produce some surprising benefits that children can use to their advantage in school and throughout adulthood.
    eing bilingual is a necessity for of thousands of dollars more than their millions of people across the globe. monolingual peers over the course of their While many United States citizens careers.
may never need to speak any language other than English, that’s not the case for people who reside in other parts of the world. Even some citizens of America’s neighbor to the north, Canada, may need to learn both French and English depending on where they live.
Fluency in more than one language can produce some surprising benefits. For example, a 2017 study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America found that lifelong bilingualism may help to delay the onset of dementia by as much as five years. In addition, numerous studies, including one conducted by an economist at MIT, found that people fluent in more than one language can earn tens
ESxplore The History Of Veteran’s Day
Perhaps in recognition of the benefits of bilingualism in an increasingly global world, foreign language programs are now part of the curriculum at many daycare facilities and preschools. That might come as a surprise to parents who did not begin studying foreign languages until junior high or even high school. But the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services notes that the following are some of the ways that being bilingual can benefit kids.
Cognitive development
The DHHS notes that a nearly 20-year- old study from the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education found that bilingual students had an easier time understanding math concepts and solving word problems than their peers who were not bilingual.
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countries. While the debts to service According to, for a short
members may never be the kind that can be repaid in full, paying tribute to veterans, on Veteran’s Day and throughout the year, can be a great way to show them just how much their efforts are appreciated.
Veteran’s Day begins with Armistice Day
Veteran’s Day is a byproduct of the end of World War I, when Germany and the Allied Nations signed the Treaty of Versailles, formally ceasing fighting and establishing terms of peace. On November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the signing of the treaty, the first Armistice Day events were held. Armistice Day was initially a legal holiday to honor the end of World War I only, states The United States Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday starting in 1938. However, in 1954, after the country had been embroiled in both World War II and the Korean War, Congress amended the Act of 1938 by renaming the commemoration “Veteran’s Day”to honor veterans of all wars.
time, thanks to the Uniform Holiday Bill, which in 1968 established three- day weekends for federal employees by celebrating national holidays on Mondays, Veteran’s Day was moved to the fourth Monday of October — the first being October 25, 1971. However, many people did not agree with this decision, continuing to honor the holiday on the original date. In 1975, President Gerald Ford signed a new law that returned Veteran’s Day to November 11 beginning in 1978. Since then, parades, memorial events, volunteer efforts, and other celebrations revolving around veterans have been held on November 11. Veterans around the world
Many countries, including the United States, celebrate veterans on or near November 11. America’s closest neighbor to the north, Canada, commemorates veterans on Remembrance Day (also November 11), as does the United Kingdom. Britain also has Remembrance Sunday, which is the second Sunday of November. Remembrance Day
also is called Poppy Day, when people of the Commonwealth member states wear a red poppy flower in honor of military members who have died in the line of duty.
Paying tribute
There are various ways to honor veterans on Veteran’s Day and Remembrance Day. Federal government closings, educational efforts in schools, parades, and visits to military hospitals or cemeteries may take
place. In Europe, it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.
Veteran’s Day and its sister holidays mark the honoring of veterans of all wars, with a particular focus on living veterans. It is a day to celebrate the dedication and selflessness of hardworking military men and women.
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