Wellness

3 Practices to Light Your Creative Flame

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Taking one day to yourself, to detox from the daily grind and get back in a creative mindset, can really help us to remember the joy we find in our work. Here are some tips to get back to being creative... and yes, you can do this in one day.

How To Plan a Healthy Family Vacation This Year

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If you are nervous about safe traveling with your family during this time, you are not alone. If you are itching for a family vacation, keep reading for tips and suggestions to make sure and your family stay safe and healthy during your trip. 

4 Steps to Career Success After Having Children

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Many parents feel like they're set up to fail due to the lack of resources available throughout this major life transition. Here are a few lessons that all new working parents can focus on, leading them to post-baby career and financial success.

7 Things to Know Before Your Kid Goes to College

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There are so many things to think about when we send our kids off to college. Here are a few things you may not have thought of, that you should definitely be discussing with your student before they go to school.

Tips for Starting a New Job: How to Compare Benefits

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It's important to find an employer who's going to offer you competitive benefits and perks. This is one of the most important tips for starting a new job. After all, you deserve to be rewarded if you prove yourself to be a loyal and hard-working employee. Here is everything you need to know about how to choose a job benefits package.

Why Alone Time Is Crucial for Women's Health

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Whether you're a mom with several kids or a single woman pursuing challenging life goals, it can be tough. At some points, you might feel like you need time alone. In this article, we'll discuss several reasons why women need time alone.

Top Food Apps and Blogs for Hard-Working Parents

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Finding inspiration for tasty but healthy meals that all the family will enjoy is easier said than done. That's why we're sharing our top five recipe sources to help you find some easy yet nutritious meals that your and the kids will love.

7 Women's Mental Health Tips to Reduce Stress

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Stress is an inevitable part of life. Learning how to reduce and control it, should also be an essential part of your life. However, stress can creep up on you when you least expect it. Mastering stress in an art. Take a look at these women's mental health tips to reduce stress.

Motherhood: The Craziest Thing You Could Ever Do

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Deciding to become someone’s mother is a tremendous leap of faith. We might also call it a monumentally reckless act. As mothers, we women are more vulnerable than we’ve ever been before. Become a mother, and suddenly there are a thousand new ways the world might hurt you. Why would anyone do it?

4 Incredible Lessons From Women Throughout History

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We’ve all learned some amazing lessons from women through our lives. These include our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, friends, politicians, and activists, who have come before us with a common purpose to make all our lives better.

9 Simple Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

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Get to the heart of the matter. If you want to live a long life, you need to preserve your heart health. But that doesn't have to be difficult. You can improve your heart health today. Here are nine simple heart health tips. 

7 Small Ways to Show You Care That Don't Cost a Thing

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When you want to show your significant other how much you care about them, you don't need to spend a lot of money. Instead, look for personal ways to give your partner the gift of love. Read on to learn about 7 small ways to show you care without spending a ton of money!

5 Different Ways People Show Love

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Everyone is different, and this means that people show love to those close to them in different ways. When we are in relationships with family members, friends, or romantic partners, it can be important to understand that different people have different ways of showing love. Let's take a look at five different ways that people show love.

How to Make This Your Best Year Yet

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With the year behind us, we’re looking into the future with newfound clarity. This year, let’s set goals that will not only bring success but will also bring a sense of peace to our busy lives. Here’s what we’re focusing on to start this new year off right.

A Brief History of the World's Most Well-Known Vaccines

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Thanks to the thorough research and the advancements in medicine that have enabled the production of vaccines, we are protected against some of the world’s most harmful and deadly viruses. To see how far our science and technology have come, here is a brief history on some of the most well-known vaccines.

Quality Time With the Family This Holiday Season

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If there is one fact that we can embrace is that COVID-19 has given us a chance to slow down, reconnect, and enjoy quality time together. Here's our list of ways you can spend quality time with the family this holiday season. 

The Best Gift You Can Give is Checking in on Others

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By being purposefully involved in the lives of family members and friends, you can have a positive effect on their mental state. Heartfelt gestures often mean more than items with a big price tag, anyway. Here are 5 meaningful ways you can reach out to others during the holidays.

5 Gifts to Give Yourself This Holiday Season

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While the holidays are meant to bring peace, joy, and happiness, they also bring some stress. There are gifts to buy, meals to prepare, and family and friends to entertain. This all leads up to the big day, where your stress finally disappears. But how can we take some stress out of the process leading up to it? Read more to find out.

Pay It Forward: Top 10 Easy Ways to Volunteer Time

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There's something about helping other people that warms your heart and brings a sense of fulfillment. Whether you like seeing the smile on someone's face or seeing how happy they are when you've gone out of your way, it feels good to give back.  If you're looking for new ways to volunteer time and pay it forward, we can help. 

How to Choose the Right Healthcare Plan

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Figuring out the health and preventive care plans that are best for you and your family is an essential and complex part of financial planning. So, we’re breaking it down to give you a better understanding of the basics as you start making decisions. 

9 Essential Steps to Take When Preparing for Winter

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Winter is right around the corner, and with the cold weather comes a change in how we go about our lives. Read on for these 9 essential tips when preparing for winter to make sure your winter is stress free.

Are You Prepared to Be Your Parent’s Parent?

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As you grow older, it’s easy to forget that your parents are growing older too, and that there may come a time when the roles of parent and child will reverse. Here are some tips that might help make transition with aging parents go more smoothly for all involved.

The Essential Elements of Our Everyday Heroes

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In 2019, Vantis Life fielded a survey to 2,000 Americans to see what professions they considered to be most heroic and what essential elements or qualities define a profession as heroic.  We decided to revisit this survey in 2020 to see if those professions perceived as everyday heroes in 2019 have changed or not given our current climate.

Travel the World From Home With These Virtual Tours

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Are you aching to see the world but can’t get out of the house? Virtual travel is an exciting new way to visit the destination of your dreams without sacrificing your time, safety, or money. Keep reading for some intriguing suggestions on how to travel online. 

8 Best Backyard Activities for Kids This Summer

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Summer is just around the corner. If you have kids, then this usually means backyard pool parties, BBQs, and summer camps. Check out this guide to discover the top backyard activities for kids this summer. 

7 Best Free Running Apps to Train for a 5K

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For runners looking to succeed on race day, here are the top seven absolute best free running apps to help you train for a 5K.

How to Do More with Less: 7 Tips for Minimalist Beginners

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If you would like to start spending more time with your family, and less time on things like organizing the garage, then minimalism is a topic you should explore.  Learning how to live minimally isn’t always easy for those of us who constantly battle with clutter, so here are 7 tips for the minimalist beginners out there.

Tips to Help You Avoid Fraud and Scams During Crisis

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Becoming a victim of a fraud or a scam can happen to anyone, and there are always new and cunning methods that scammers adopt to take advantage of others. Knowing how to spot a possible scam and how to prevent frauds can help keep you safe. Here are a few tips to help you prevent frauds should you be confronted with any.

5 Ways to Protect Data From Phishing Attacks

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As the world becomes more digital, today's organizations create enormous volumes of data. This data needs protection from the ever-increasing cyber security threats. But what is a cyber-threat? What threats to data security should you be on the lookout for? More importantly, how can you prevent cyber threats in your home or business? 

6 Eye-Opening Summer Safety Tips for Kids and Parents

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Summertime not only means longer days and nicer weather, it also means more time and fun with your family. In addition to making sure the summer is fun for your family, you’ll want to also make sure it’s safe. To ensure this summer is the best one yet, here are some summer safety tips for kids and parents to keep in mind.

Keeping Your Kids Safe as They Navigate Social Media

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With cyberbullies and other online predators, the world of social media can be terrifying for parents. Understanding how social media works and what dangers there are is important for both you and your kids to understand. Here are five tips for helping your kids safely navigate social media.

Best Apps to Connect from a Distance

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To make it easy for you, we have complied a list of our favorite video chat and social media apps that will keep you connected to family and friends even if you are far apart!

History of the Pandemics that Afflicted the United States

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The World Health Organization has classified the novel coronavirus as a pandemic. Vantis Life decided to go back through history and take a look back at some of the worst pandemics in the United States to see their impact on our great nation and the progress that has been made to help combat, and in some cases, eliminate these deadly viruses.

How to Improve Your Morning Routine

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Even though you shouldn't allow yourself to get too hung up on a morning routine where it may ruin the rest of your day, you should take steps to make sure it's both smooth and productive. So if you're are wondering how you can optimize your morning routine, keep reading for an in-depth look.

Why a Backyard Garden is a Life-Changer

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From being able to choose what fresh foods you have available, to knowing your produce is free of harsh chemicals, a garden can literally be a life changer. We’ve rounded up some of the most special reasons why growing your own backyard garden is not only great for your physical health but also your mental health too.

Why You Should Listen to Music for Your Health

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Music has a lot of serious scientific benefits for your health and general well-being. You can improve your physical and mental health if you listen to music. Here’s a list of scientifically-proven health benefits of listening to music.

How to Identify and Manage the Stages of Grief

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Grief is a normal human emotion in the face of disappointments, loss, and tragedy. However, the way we handle grief and express varies greatly between people. Some of us aren't are so good at understanding grief and it can talk a huge toll on our lives.

Sound Sleep: 10 Ways You Can Get a Better Night's Sleep

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Are you ready for a night of sound sleep? Keep reading for our list of things to do before bed so you can finally get the good night's sleep you deserve.

What We Can Learn from "50 Ways to Say Goodbye"

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The hit song “50 Ways to Say Goodbye” by the band Train, takes the serious topic of dying and lightens it up a bit by using some very unusual examples of dying to explain to explain a break-up to friends.  Inspired by the lyrics in this song, we decided to find out what the statistics are for “saying goodbye” according to this well-known single. 

Top 5 Things No One Tells New Parents

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Becoming a parent is a wonderful time in your life, though it's full of challenges. As you start this exciting new chapter, it's important to stay up-to-date and informed of today's best parenting practices. Here are the top five things brand new parents should think about.

Senior Living: Which Option Is Right for Your Loved One

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As our beloved family members start to age, it's time to make some serious decisions about their current living situation and whether or not it is still suitable.  The good news, though, is that there are a variety of options to consider.

How to Reduce Stress and Live a Healthier Life

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Our finances and family are some of the things we may spend our days worrying over. Yet stress may be affecting our health and self-esteem, leading to even more concerns. 

10 Ways All Kinds of Exercise Can Save You Money!

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If you're one of the many people who don't enjoy breaking a sweat, it could be costing you a lot more than you'd expect. Aside from the negative health effects, being out of shape could be sabotaging your savings account.

Top 5 Cyber Security Tips to Protect Your Data

Top 5 Cyber Security Tips to Protect Your Data

Cyber security threats are always increasing so it’s especially important to know some basics steps you can take to keep your information safe. Incorporating these steps will go a long way in keeping you and your information safe online.

What Would You Give Up For 10 Years More?

What Would You Give Up For 10 Years More?

If you could live for 10 more years just by giving up an unhealthy habit...would you? What if you could know ahead of time when you were going to die so you could plan for it....would you want to?

Vantis Life: Valuing Our Everyday Heroes

Valuing Our Everyday Heroes

Vantis Life believes that everyone can be a real "life hero" to his or her family by protecting them with the right amount of life insurance. What do you believe makes a person a hero?