10 DIY Easter Ideas To Get You Ready

10 DIY Easter Ideas To Get You Ready

Decorating for the holidays should be fun for the entire family. Whether you and the kids love edible projects or you’re more of a crafting household, there are plenty of Easter ideas that will get the house ready for a festive, vibrant holiday. These can’t miss craft projects will be a hit with guests and friends during your celebrations this year. 1. Make a Beautiful Easter Egg Wreath Buy a ready-made grape wood wreath from the craft store. Before you dye the eggs, hollow them out with a paper clip. The kids will have plenty of fun by picking the dye colors. Attach the eggs to the wreath with a glue gun. 2. Make Your Own Chocolate Easter Bunnies Invest in one or two plastic Easter bunny molds (you’ll find plenty on the internet or in craft stores). Temper 1 1/2 to two 2 pounds of milk or dark chocolate (yes, chocolate chips work) and then pour the liquid chocolate into the plastic molds. Pour the excess chocolate back into the bowl, and tap the mold to remove air bubbles. Clean the edge of the mold with a knife. Repeat this process two more times. Clip the mold closed so the chocolate seals together. Voila! 3. DIY Metallic Easter Eggs The kids will love to make centerpieces with this shimmering Easter idea. Hollow out eggs first, and then using metallic craft paint, carefully paint the eggs with copper, silver, and gold craft brushes. Make a drying rack with an old polystyrene takeout container and toothpicks. Set them around the mantle, in a basket, or in a clear vase for...
6 Ways To Stay Healthy in Honor of World Health Day

6 Ways To Stay Healthy in Honor of World Health Day

The World Health Organization sponsors World Health Day every April and uses it as a platform to discuss common health issues. Since the WHO monitors global epidemics, this annual event typically highlights maladies people in both the developing and developed world face. In honor of WHD, we’ve put together some simple ways that you can keep yourself healthy throughout the year. Lead an Active Lifestyle The body needs to move. Unfortunately, most of us do far too little of it. It’s not entirely our faults, however. Our careers and lifestyles require that we do a lot of sitting: in cars, at a desk, in front of a computer. Too much inactivity can be problematic for both our mental and physical health. When you exercise, your body produces endorphins. Those endorphins in turn signal the brain to produce “feel good” hormones. More and more research is pointing to those hormones as the key to good health, especially when it comes to fighting depression and anxiety. So, even if you need to start gradually, make exercise a part of your daily routine. Talk a 30-minute walk, join a gym, or hire a personal trainer. Whatever you do: start today. Quit Smoking The science has been in for decades: smoking is a common cause of a number of diseases that no one wants. To keep yourself healthy, and avoid cardiovascular disease, put the pack down. If you need help, consult a physician or look into abstinence programs through the American Lung Association. Just like with regular exercise, whatever you do: start today. Get Checkups Meany health conditions don’t have any negative symptoms....