butlercountytimesgazette.com http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20121017/NEWS/121019251/1014/LIFESTYLE butlercountytimesgazette.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:22:52 +0000 Family Matters: When you teach to give, you get so much more http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419422/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:36:18 +0000 By Diana Boggia More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419422/1014/LIFESTYLE Those who are raised with giving and philanthropic projects grow to become heartfelt givers. Children across the country are finding ways to lend a hand, dedicate their time, raise money and make a difference. They learn that one person can, in fact, make a big impact. Consider the benefits of raising a child to give, because they are our future generation of [...]]]> Lost in Suburbia: Caution - wide load http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419542/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Tracy Beckerman More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419542/1014/LIFESTYLE He just blinked at me. I thought that maybe the lights at the car dealership were blinding him and that's why he was blinking. I was fairly sure it had nothing to do with my question.
"I mean, it is a big car and I might look big by association, you know?" I clarified.
He blinked again. They were obviously some really bright lights.
"Although " I continued. "Since the car is so big, I actually might look smaller in comparison. [...]]]>
Dining with royalty: Choosing character breakfasts in Disney World http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419506/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:04:04 +0000 By Danielle Braff More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419506/1014/LIFESTYLE Ask Dr. Norm: Your dog and Lyme disease http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419511/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:21:30 +0000 By Norm Stillman, DVM More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419511/1014/LIFESTYLE Dear Terry,
That's a very timely question with spring just around the corner. Lyme disease (as I'm sure you know) is carried by a tick. We have two common varieties of tick in our area. The Dog Tick is a large, brown tick with a pale "U"-shaped mark on its back. It's disgusting but harmless. The Deer Tick is much smaller and more uniform in color. It carries Borrelia [...]]]>
Masonic Lodge holds annual program http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419551/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Julie Clements http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419551/1014/LIFESTYLE Dr. Elaine Heffner: A child’s strengths may seem like defiance http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419671/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419671/1014/LIFESTYLE This can pose a challenge for parents and teachers. A 2-and-a-half-year-old in a nursery group [...]]]> Family Time: Take care of your dog's teeth http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419990/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419990/1014/LIFESTYLE Most pet parents enjoy hugs and kisses from their canines. But while your best friend is showering you with love, have you wondered if his teeth are clean? Or about how his dental health affects his overall well-being? Good oral care is as essential for dogs as it is for humans.
By the time they're 3 years old, 80 percent of dogs develop periodontal disease, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society. While veterinarians recommend daily brushing for dogs' teeth, [...]]]>
Lost in Suburbia: The case of the nocturnal popcorn thief http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140409312/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Tracy Beckerman More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140409312/1014/LIFESTYLE Since I never eat anything in bed and since I knew I did not have any popcorn before I went to bed, I had no idea why my bed looked like the floor of a movie theater cineplex.
"Did you have popcorn in bed last night?" I asked my husband.
He gave me that look he always gives me when I ask him something inane.
"Nope," he responded.
"Are you sure?"
"I'm sure I did not have any popcorn in bed last night," he affirmed assuredly, as [...]]]>
Dr. Elaine Heffner: Understanding your child’s behavior http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409444/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409444/1014/LIFESTYLE Family Time: How to plan the perfect Easter egg hunt http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409800/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409800/1014/LIFESTYLE From the White House lawn to the family living room, children of all ages will soon be searching behind bushes and couches to find that last treasured egg. If you don't have an Easter egg hunt to attend in your community this year, consider planning your own and inviting all the neighbors to participate. Here are some tips for planning the perfect Easter egg hunt:
- Find out what kids want: Kids each have their favorite items they're hoping they'll find in their baskets. [...]]]>
Goods welcome a son March 4 http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140407/LIFESTYLE/140409474/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 TG Lifestyles http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140407/LIFESTYLE/140409474/1014/LIFESTYLE Snodgrass to celebrate 90 years http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140407/LIFESTYLE/140409475/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:49:16 +0000 TG Lifestyles http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140407/LIFESTYLE/140409475/1014/LIFESTYLE Dr. Jeff Hersh: FVL upsets coagulation http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409519/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:11:48 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409519/1014/LIFESTYLE A: Many of the systems in the human body maintain proper balance by having mechanisms that "turn on" certain pathways while at the same time having other mechanisms that "turn off" the same (or competing) pathways. This is true of [...]]]> Dr. Murray Feingold: Hearing now tested at age 2 months http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409820/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:12:29 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409820/1014/LIFESTYLE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention introduced a program to identify hearing loss at an early age. More than 30 states now have newborn screening examinations to detect hearing loss.
As of [...]]]>
A League of Her Own: Learning to just say ‘no’ http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409824/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:07:17 +0000 By Heather Harris More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409824/1014/LIFESTYLE My friend Nina, who played on the Norwich University rugby team, convinced me to attend a practice, with the hopes that I would join the squad. I quickly realized that, as tough as I was out on the soccer and basketball fields, I was not cut out for the intensity the rugby girls brought to the table.
The practice alone terrified me. The girls were out for blood. I can't imagine what a real game would have been like against an actual opponent.
It was [...]]]>
Changing Lanes: Motherhood terror: Head lice! http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409825/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:01:35 +0000 By Katherine Bennett More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409825/1014/LIFESTYLE For this reason, I am going to apologize in advance for talking about [...]]]> Ask Dr. Norm: Dogs are dandy, but what about dander? http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409826/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:50:40 +0000 By Norm Stillman, DVM More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409826/1014/LIFESTYLE Dear Leah,
Thanks for the question. Keep in mind that I'm not a physician, so I can only speak on this subject from a veterinarian's point of view. That being said, your friend is correct that there are certain breeds of pets that we usually consider hypoallergenic. This mostly pertains to dogs.
Most people who [...]]]>
Lost in Suburbia: Too many slow cooks in the kitchen http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409911/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 02 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Tracy Beckerman More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409911/1014/LIFESTYLE "What is THAT?" I exclaimed adoringly. She followed my gaze to the new appliance on her countertop.
"Oh, that's my new slow cooker," she boasted proudly. "I LOVE it!"
"A slow cooker?" I echoed. "What does it do?"
"Um it cooks slow," she smirked.
"Yeah, I figured that."
"And it does all the cooking for you," she added.
I found this piece [...]]]>
Dr. Elaine Heffner: Technology and kids http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409995/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 01 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409995/1014/LIFESTYLE Research has pointed to interaction with parents and caregivers from birth as playing a significant role [...]]]> Family Time: How to prepare your pet for summer fun - and beyond http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409997/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 01 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409997/1014/LIFESTYLE The dark, cold days of winter are nearly behind us, and many people are looking forward to warmer weather and outdoor activities. Dogs also appreciate their time in the sun, so it's important to keep in mind what you need to do to make sure your dog is ready to enjoy summer activities.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) provides important summertime pet care tips, including:
* Provide adequate water and shade.
* Never leave your dog in the car.
* [...]]]>