Hyper-focused… Hyper-active… Hyper-space… Whoa, how did we get here?


In my opinion, one of the best/worst things about having ADHD has to be the hyperfocus aspect of it. Sometimes, I find myself start an activity, and several hours go where I’ve completely neglected my surroundings and any potential distractions. It’s really awesome when it’s a productive activity, but sometimes it can be so toxic, like scrolling Facebook or Instagram for hours and hours on end without realizing just how much time has gone by.

I once spent seven straight hours practicing piano. This was great, because I learned a substantial part of a brand new song and totally blew my piano teacher away with my progress, but on the other hand, I had several assignments due within a week, along with a couple midterms I had yet to study for.

It’s a strange phenomenon, because normally I will get distracted by pretty much anything. If my phone goes off…

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Loneliness May Fuel Mental Decline in Old Age

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Slower deterioration seen in people with more satisfying relationships, researchers say.

Loneliness and depression are linked to an increased risk of mental decline in the elderly, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 8,300 American adults aged 65 and older who were assessed every two years between 1998 and 2010. Seventeen percent reported loneliness at the beginning of the study, and half of those who were lonely had depression.

Over the course of the study, mental decline was 20 percent faster among the loneliest people than among those who weren’t lonely. People who were depressed at the start of the study also had faster mental decline.

However, lower mental function did not lead to worsening loneliness, according to the study scheduled for presentation Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Washington, D.C. Data and conclusions presented at meetings are usually considered preliminary until published in a…

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Hip2Save’s School Supply Price Points (+ Free Printable Spreadsheet)


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With Back to School season upon us, you may be wondering about the best/stock-up prices for school related items!? Look no further! I have compiled a list of the absolute lowest price for popular items and the typical sale prices for items.

As an example, the price point for a 24 count box of Crayola Crayons is 25¢. In other words, I would stock up on Crayola Crayons whenever I find them priced at 25¢ or less. Since Back to School sales are already starting up again in full swing, you should have an opportunity to snag these crayons at this price or less if you just wait patiently over the next few weeks. And this same theory applies to all the school supplies on my list!

To view HIP’s School Supply Price Points, just click on this link or on the image above to print…

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Coupon Mom: Save on personal care, school supplies and more

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Save on personal care

Colgate: Walgreens has Colgate mouthwash (16.9 ounce) on sale for $3.33 each when you buy three. Use three of the $2 coupons from the June 28 SmartSource to pay $1.33 each at the register. You will get 3,000 Balance Rewards points worth $3.75, so your net cost will be 8 cents each. Colgate 360 toothbrushes are also included in the promotion at the $3.33 sale price and if you use three of the 50-cent coupons in the same circular, you will pay $2.83 per toothbrush at the register and your net cost will be $1.58 each.


Crest: Walgreens has selected Crest toothpaste (5.8 or 6.2 ounce) on sale for $3 each when you buy three. Use the $3-off-three coupon from the July 5 Procter & Gamble circular to pay $2 each at the register. You will get a $4 Register Rewards coupon, so your…

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Back To School Study Tips For Teens

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Summer is winding down, and soon it?ll be time to get back into the swing of things with school. Waking up early again will be just one adjustment. Kids go from spending their days outdoors in the sun, to being inside the classroom and getting daily homework assignments. To stay focused and keep up their grades, it?s imperative to hit the books and study on a regular basis.

Get Organized

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With a wide range of classes and homework assignments, it?s easy to let a worksheet or even a reading assignment fall through the cracks. Buy an academic planner before the school year begins so you and your kids can keep track of all assignments, and when they?re due; the planner can also help you create a schedule that includes everything from when swim practice is to when to plan on working on that science project.

In a similar vein, have…

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5 Healthy Breakfasts For Weekday Mornings

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The daily rush out the door makes mornings hectic, but that’s no excuse for skipping a healthy breakfast. Instead of ignoring the morning meal or swinging through a drive-through for a calorie-laden fast food breakfast for you and your kids, plan ahead for a quick and healthy meal from your own kitchen. Most of these recipes are simple enough that kids can help to make them, with a little supervision.

Old Fashioned Rolled Oats

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Quick and easy oatmeal doesn’t have to come from a packet!

In a deep, microwave-safe bowl, combine 1/3 cup of old-fashioned oats with 2/3 cup of water. Microwave for two minutes. When the cooking time has ended, stir in a handful of frozen blueberries, a splash of milk, a dash of cinnamon and a swirl of real maple syrup. Adding in your own extra to the oatmeal allows for you to control the…

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