Posts By: Max Kuehl

It’s Summer Solstice

Today is the longest day of the year! Get your sunscreen ready. In case you missed it: June 21st is the summer solstice. A solstice is an astronomical event that happens twice each year, when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is most inclined toward or away from the Sun, causing the Sun’s apparent position… Read more »

Oobleck: Fun Summer Activity

Oobleck is a non-newtonian fluid (it acts like a liquid when being poured, but like a solid when a force is acting on it). You can grab it and then it will ooze out of your hands. Make enough Oobleck and you can even walk on it!

Teaching Children Good Hygiene

Getting our kids to practice good hygiene habits now can save them from a lot of sick days in the future. Most children will only acknowledge that their hands need to be washed once they are visibly dirty (some won’t even then). Wash your hands often, and do it in front of your kids. Wash… Read more »

Summer Survival Kit

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Well, it’s finally here….Summer. The kids are out of school, the yard needs mowed, and the temperatures are starting to heat up. It’s time to get ready for all those trips;  Trips to the pool, the zoo, camping, the park, company picnics….and so on, and so forth. You can make these better by preparing now…. Read more »

Wear Sunscreen

In 1997, Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich began her column with two words: “Wear Sunscreen” and continued with discursive advice for living without regret. She wrote this piece as a ‘would-be’ commencement address of advice if she were ever asked to give one. In 1999, Baz Luhrmann released a song called “Everybody’s Free (To Wear… Read more »

Dry, Chapped Lips? Exfoliate them!

Exfoliating lips becomes necessary when lips become chapped or discolored. There are various reasons for dry chapped lips, out of which cold weather is one. Other reasons for chapped lips include, smoking, over-exposure to sun, dehydration, breathing with an open mouth etc. The major reason for discoloration of lips is excessive smoking. Over exposure to… Read more »

Bad Breath Tips

Let’s face it, bad breath is embarrassing. The good news is that for the most part—with proper dental care—bad breath, also called halitosis, can be avoided. Maintaining good oral health is essential to reducing bad breath, as bacteria that builds up on the back of your tongue or in between your teeth is the main… Read more »

Hand Sanitizer vs. Soap and Water

Which Kills Germs the Best? To start with, it’s important to understand how soap works. Soap is an emulsifying agent, capable dispersing oil in water. When people wash their hands, dirt and germs trapped in the natural oils of the skin are lifted and suspended in water. Except for antibacterial soap, regular soap really isn’t… Read more »

Protecting kids from the sun

A sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 protects the skin from the sun. Apply one ounce of sunscreen (about the size of a ping pong ball) to all sun-exposed areas of the body. Don’t forget the ears, feet and behind the neck.

Causes of Bad Breath

Bad breath, medically called [kastooltip msg=”Halitosis” tooltip=”halitosis /hal·i·to·sis/ (hal″ĭ-to´sis) offensive odor of the breath. hal·i·to·sis (h l -t s s). n. The condition of having foul-smelling breath”], can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems.  Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods… Read more »