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We are a blog for the baby boomer community! We feature medical, health, and travel content. We are the sister site of our research engine TeddyCan: a deep search tool that hosts a variety of tools such as: tutoring services, an extensive reward system, medical research functions, and much more. We're excited to have you as a part of our community!

6 Free Highly Useful Tools on the Internet Every Writer Needs

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” -Steve Martin

In recent years, there has been an exponential increase in professional writers and self-made entrepreneurs on the internet.

It has become incredibly popular for baby boomers to establish personal business ventures or writing projects during their retirements. With a wealth of platforms for networking, sharing information, and business promotion, the competition to stand out among many others is becoming increasingly steep. Here are some resources for writers and marketing professionals to ensure their content is of the highest caliber:

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Gym-timidation

Intimidated by the gym? Let’s address some other options out there that will still provide you the same benefits from the gym, without the membership. According to the 2008 Gym-timidation-1Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity a week and muscle-strengthening activities at least twice a week. Don’t worry; you can achieve all this with or without a gym membership!

 

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Can Certain Foods Make You Sleepy?

Not getting enough sleep, but don’t want to take a pill?

Sleep is like a cold glass of water on a hot summer day. Refreshing, essential for life, and something you just can’t seem to get enough of. Unfortunately for many sleep isn’t as easy to obtain as a glass of water, yet remains a necessary component of life.

Many people resort to supplements like melatonin or prescribed medications for additional sleeping aid, though little or no scientific evidence to date has proven that melatonin improves sleep. Interestingly enough, there are some natural ways to make yourself drowsy before bed that don’t involve taking a pill.

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5 Recipes to Get You Through a Busy Day

Breakfast: Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are a quick, tasty way to jumpstart your morning. Making your breakfast the night before will save you time in the morning and allow your oats to saturate overnight for a more
flavorful bowl. Heat in the morning or eat cold, then add any toppings you’d like; the possibilities are endless! Personally, oats can do no wrong in my book, so feel free to get creative.

For flavor inspiration like almond joy and banana nut oats, see here.

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Abe’s of Maine: TeddyCan’s Choice for Cameras and Electronics

AbesOfMineTeddyCan is a proud partner of Abe’s of Maine. Abe’s of Maine has been in business since 1979. What started as a Mom and Pop store in Old Orchard Beach, Maine has now become a huge success reaching customers all over the country! Not only do they offer cameras but they’ve also added on more and more items to feature many electronics and appliances.

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Top 5 Places to Save on Flowers This Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day looming around the corner, don’t forget to show you care by ordering flowers for your loved ones! By shopping on TeddyCan, you can shop for what you need to make this holiday special, while earning cash-back rebates that save you money at the same time. Here are the current top 5 places on TeddyCan where you can save on flowers this Valentines Day:

 

  1. Flower.com (cash-back rebates up to 19%)

 

  1. 1-800-FLORALS.com (cash-back rebates up to 18%)

 

  1. JustFlowers.com (cash-back rebates up to 17%)

 

  1. RomanceHer.com (cash-back rebates up to 14%)

 

  1. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM (cash-back rebates up to 9%)

 

Here’s to making this year your best Valentine’s Day yet!

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TeddyCan Partner: Love With Food

“Snack Smart. Do Good.”

This is the philosophy behind one of the exciting partners of TeddyCan: Love With Food.

Love With Food originated from the founder and CEO Aihui Ong’s experiences of pain and loss, but most importantly, from her experiences of love and friendship. Demonstrating love through food was Ong’s inspiration for her to combine her two greatest passions, food and technology, to create a website to help food makers of quality food connect more effectively with consumers.

From traveling the world, Ong witnessed poverty and people struggling to have clean water or food—images that stayed with her even after her travels ended. Reflecting on this, Ong realized she could use her website as a platform to help more than 16 million underprivileged children in America. Thus, Love With Food was born.

TeddyCan Partner Love With Food

 

Love With Food provides:

  • Organic or all-natural snacks conveniently delivered to your door each month!
  • Snacks with no artificial flavoring or coloring, transfats, hydrogenated oils, or high fructose corny syrup
  • Gluten free, vegan, and paleo options!
  • Boxes are different each month with snacks based on seasonal themes
  • Memberships as low as $7.99/month with member discounts
  • Free shipping

Why you should feel good about using Love With Food:

  • For every box sold, a meal is donated to food banks across America, like the Feeding American Network and Share Our Strength – No Kid Hungry
  • So far, over one million meals have been donated to food banks! (In celebration of hitting one million meals, there’s currently a promo code for $5 off any box!)

 

Love With Food provides a unique experience of giving for the consumer by donating a meal to food banks around America for every box of unique, delicious snacks they sell.

TeddyCan is proud to be partners with this amazing organization!

 

 

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Spring Into Action

Sick of being cooped up from all this cold weather? With temperatures rising, snow melting and birds chirping, spring is about to be in full bloom. It’s time to get outdoors and shake off that winter weariness!

It’s hard to find something to do outside when the weather isn’t warm, but studies show that it’s incredibly important for your health. Business Insider reviewed the results of multiple studies from scientific journals that found some of the benefits from experiencing nature might include:

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Shopping Savings and Rebates

TeddyCan is a unique search engine that gives it’s users an opportunity to earn, save, and shop just by using it! There is no fee to use TeddyCan or obligations. Not only can you earn cash back, you can earn cash back for your fundraising opportunity! There are many ways to benefit. One of these is financially. :

  1. Cash Back Savings.
  2. Earn Points for FREE merchandise.
  3. Get a % off on partner websites.

1. Cash Back Savings.

2. Earn Points for FREE Merchandise.

3. Get a % Off On Partner Websites.

TeddyCan has partnered with many popular

 

 

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A Hearty Way to Start Out Your Day

Growing up, my parents always echoed the classic household motto: “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” After many brainwashing years of hearing this, it’s safe to say I’m a lover of all things breakfast. I’ll use any excuse to extend breakfast into all hours of my day. Brunch? Breakfast for dinner? Why not?
Currently, breakfast as “the most important meal of the day” seems to be a hotly debated topic. While studies have found that breakfast may be overhyped in previous claims to assisting with weight loss, other studies have found numerous beneficial aspects of eating breakfast. In a recent study done by the Harvard School of Public Health, the participants who ate breakfast were observed to have a lower risk of coronary heart disease than those who skipped out on breakfast. To eat or not to eat—studies have found there are potential benefits and drawbacks either way.Gym-timidation-4
If you do choose to partake in (what I still see) as the most important meal of the day, breakfast foods like eggs, oatmeal, and fruit smoothies are packed with essential nutrients that the American Heart Association, one of the nonprofits Teddycan supports, recommends as part of a healthy diet. The American Heart Association endorses a diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to help maintain healthy blood cholesterol, cholesterol, and weight.
For my fellow breakfast enthusiasts, one of my favorite breakfast foods is oatmeal! Here’s a link to a hearty oatmeal recipe that I love, and a recipe for DYI instant oatmeal packets for portion control. Enjoy!

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TeddyCan Featured Articles

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TeddyCan is a simple and secure search engine that is designed to give you a deeper, more meaningful, and specific search result!

We value your searches and aim to provide our users with results that are relevant and informational, in hopes that we meet any and all needs.

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Researchers open the doors to possible new treatments for Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS):
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Calcium supplements commonly used to battle osteoporosis by the older community is linked to increasing chances of a heart attack:
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Reduce the risk of strokes and heart disease with a new method for combating arteriosclerosis:
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TeddyCan delivers effective and enlightening content with a research base focus

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How Flowers Help Your Health Blossom

How Flowers Help Your Health Blossom

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” -Lady Bird Johnson

Flowers have been a symbol of love and beauty for as long as humans have been able to convey emotion. Recent research has shown that the positive benefits of flowers reach beyond an aesthetic pleasure, they also have substantial impacts on our mental and physical well-being. In conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, flowers have been shown to enhance our health in the following ways:

Lower blood pressure. It seems like a stretch, but the increase in a positive mood and decrease in stress from the presence of flowers has shown to have an affect on blood pressure and pulse rates.

Alleviate depression. Studies have shown that the presence of flowers have an immediate boost on one’s emotional state. Flowers inspire feelings of happiness and gratitude: especially if given by a loved one.

Lower pain levels. In an extraordinary study by Dr. Roger Ulrich, it was discovered that patients who were recovering from surgery and had flowers in their rooms took less potent analgesics for their physical pain than their flowerless peers.

The benefit from filling our surroundings with natural beauty is remarkable. Flowers are a gentle reminder of health and love. Our bodies respond to the physical presence of plants and nature with an abundance of positive feedback. With so many products on the market designed to reduce stress and illness, it becomes easy to overlook the natural alternatives that are readily available. Now that darker, colder days are with us this winter, treat yourself to a bouquet of tulips or lilies! Take note of how these colorful beauties warm up a room and give your mood a gentle nudge towards happiness and relaxation.

Beautiful, hand crafted arrangements don’t have to be expensive. At our search engine Teddycan, we have a great partnership with 800florals.com (up to 17% cash back rebates!)

Sally Augustin, The Huffington Post
Emotional Impact of Flowers Study

Best wishes,

Hannah

 

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