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According to the Center for Disease Control, each year more than 200,000 kids wind up in the ER with playground-related injuries and the number continues to rise.  More than 20,000 kids are treated for traumatic brain injuries, like concussions, while more than half of the playground-related injuries are fractures, contusions and/or abrasions.  There are some things you can do to prevent your kid from winding up in the ER after a playground visit.

So, how can you prevent a trip to the ER with your kid after a day at the playground? Well, here are some tips:

  • Closely supervise all children, even older ones
  • Check to make sure the playground is properly maintained, like if it’s free of trash, the equipment is secure, and if there’s adequiate cushioning to prevent injury
  • If it’s too crowded, choose another playtime so you can best monitor your kid
  • Make sure your child is playing on age-appropriate equipment
  • Keep older children away from equipment for younger kids so they avoid possibly hurting them
  • Don’t let kids wear hoods or clothing with strings, which can block a child’s view or create a choking hazard
  • Teach your children to follow proper safety rules at the park, like no running, or pushing and shoving others

Source: The Business Journal


We know that bread is full of carbs, but other foods are full of them and we don’t even realize it. Here are some to watch out for when you’re watching those carbs.

  • Mangoes - This fruit is tasty and a half of one has a whole day’s supply of vitamin C, but a whole one also packs 50 grams of carbs.
  • Soda - We’re always hearing about all the evil sugar in soda, but one can of Coke has 39 grams of carbs, too.
  • Raisins - We think of them as healthy, but beware, one little box also has 34 grams of carbs.
  • Bananas - Sure, it’s a great source of fiber, magnesium, and potassium, but an extra-large banana can have about 35 grams of carbs as well.
  • Quinoa - This ancient grain is packed with protein, but a cup of quinoa also has around 39 grams of carbohydrates.
  • Applesauce - Apples have a lot of carbs on their own, but when you add the sugar to applesauce, you end up with about 46 grams of carbs in a cup of it.
  • Yogurt - The fruity, high-sugar flavors can have more than 40 grams of carbs in an eight-ounce serving.
  • Beans - It’s the baked beans you have to watch out for, a cup of them has 54 grams of carbs!

Source: Delish

Not all of us were born with good eyebrows. And because the big, full brow trend isn’t going away anytime soon, there are lots of options to help create the eyebrows of your dreams. Microblading is the “gold standard” for getting the arches you’re after, but not everyone wants to try the semi-permanent tattoo. And some of us aren’t pros with makeup, so creating the look isn’t easy.

So some are turning to eyebrow wigs - which are exactly what they sound like. They stick onto your face with eyelash glue or other adhesives and can look incredibly realistic. While some of us are just finding out about brow wigs, cancer survivors and people with hair loss have been using them to boost their eyebrows.

You can even get your eyebrow wigs made with real human hair! Some bloggers have mixed reviews on how the brow stickers feel, but they really do look natural when done right.

Source: Glamour

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