» Apple pie balls
They're "vegan, paleo, and auto-immune friendly" say the authors of the Paleo Parents blog--and good for kids and car trips.
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» Five signs of bad nutrition advice
Every time you turn around, somebody has advice to give on how, and what, you should eat--or not eat. An expert weighs in on how to tell if your advice-giver knows what he or she is talking about.
» Laugh and the world laughs with you?
At the very least, laughter helps your body produce more dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate emotions. That's what local Pitaiyo instructor Alex Kelly-Maartens learned during a recent trip to Yogaville, where she received her "License to Laugh." Click the headline to check out her video and learn a few games to teach you how to laugh out loud--just in case you forgot.
» Happiness was meant to be shared
"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the single candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."Ā¯ -- The Buddha
» Learn about ADHD
Today: Dr. Sala Webb, from the Virginia Treatment Center for Children, will give a free talk on signs, symptoms and treatment of ADHD at the Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont at 6 p.m.
» Learn about high-risk pregnancies
May 22: Stafford Hospital will host a seminar on high-risk pregnancies at 6 p.m., featuring Dr. Lia Shorter, an OB/GYN, and Dr. Christos Hatjis, a maternal fetal medicine specialist. Click the headline for details and registration info.
» Attend mental health event
May 23: Stafford Hospital will host a symposium on mental health from 6-9 p.m., featuring local residents talking about their mental illnesses and representatives of local agencies discussing resources.
» Run a 10K
May 27: The Civitans 10K will be held in Fredericksburg, starting at the library at 1201 Caroline St., at 7 a.m.
» Walk or run to help animals
June 9: The 2013 Fredericksburg SPCA 5K Rescue Run/Walk will be held at 7 a.m., starting in front of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library on Caroline Street in Fredericksburg.