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The Science of Sentimentality: How Nostalgia Can Help Us

“I am suddenly consumed by nostalgia for the little girl who was me, who loved the fields and believed in God, who spent winter days home sick from school reading Nancy Drew and sucking menthol cough drops, who could keep a secret.” — Audrey Niffenegger

We all share a strange relationship with memory.

Bits and pieces of the past tend to float to the surface when we least expect it. Sometimes, they are unwanted reminders. Upon recognition, we immediately push those memories down again, locking the door behind them, wiping away the trace of dust left behind on our hands.

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Sneaky Ways to Save on Summer Travel in Paris

On our Teddycan blog, we’ve written a lot about how to save on airfare and hotels. The tricky part to budgeting a trip (especially an international one), is avoiding all of the hidden expenses you run into once you get there. Living in Paris and being virtually poor has allowed me to become, how do you say…creative? in how I manage my finances. Learn from my mistakes and you won’t have to substitute your meals for vending machine kinder bars.

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Plan Your Next Trip with TeddyCan

teddytravelThe costs add up when dealing with any type of traveling. Planning a trip anytime soon? If so, allow for TeddyCan to put your mind and wallet at ease. We offer cash back rebates to some of the most attractive brands within the retail market. Our promotional offers are diverse and range from savings on a rent-a-car, to receiving a rebate for flowers. Whatever your needs may be, there’s a pretty good chance TeddyCan has a cash-back rebate for it.

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Tips for Maintaining Healthy Skin as You Age

You’ve been told it your whole life: wear some sunscreen! Shielding your skin from harmful UV rays is the highest priority, however, there are other important steps you should be taking to protect your skin.

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TeddyCan Monthly Coupon Codes and Deals – April 2016

TeddyCan receives promotional offers from our partners on a daily basis. We want to pass these on to you. Below are the promo codes, discount codes, discount deals and more that we receive from our partners. The most recent are always at the top for your convenience. Enjoy!


13th April, 2016 Hot Coupons & Offers: 


Offers From Expedia.com


Spring Sale at Expedia! – Expires 5/30/2016

Top Deals – Save on Amazing Getaways at Expedia!



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Health Comes First

dreamstime_xl_15726474 - Copy - CopyTeddyCan takes pride in all of our the health-related resources. We offer a variety of cash-back rebates to an extensive amount of various health-related tests. All testing is done through QuickLabWork, and above all else are affordable. Not only are the prices of these tests inexpensive, but health insurance is not a requirement. These are simple procedures that do not require a doctor’s order, and can also be ordered right online! Your test results will remain confidential, and when using TeddyCan, so will your searches.

Here’s a sample of some of our latest health tests:

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Solutions for Osteoporosis: From Mainstream Medicine to Chinese Herbal Cures

Bone mass inevitably decreases as we age, making us more susceptible to bone fractures and back pain. This is a condition known as osteoporosis, which over 10 million americans struggle with. Women are much more likely to develop osteoporosis, and having a family history also increases your likelihood. One of the biggest factors in this condition is lies in how much bone mass you had to begin with, which usually reaches its peak in your early twenties. Other risk factors include: lack of calcium and vitamin c, a high sodium intake, smoking, and an inactive lifestyle.

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Intestinal Microbiota: How Your Health Depends on Microbes

Our bodies require a healthy amount of microflora to run smoothly. This healthy bacteria is essential in digestion, nutrient absorption, mental health, and energy levels. Without a substantial amount of good bacteria, destructive bacteria flourishes and wrecks havoc on our health.

The bacterial balance in our gut can get out of whack for a few reasons: using antibiotics, consuming too much sugar or processed foods, stress, and lack of sleep. Most people don’t even realize their gut is out of balance until it is too late.

Here are some ways to ensure your gut is in good shape:

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Traveling the World through Literature: Books to Read This Spring

Passionate readers have the unique luxury of leading many lives. Whenever I am feeling a bit geographically claustrophobic, I throw myself into a good book. Whether you are too busy to travel, or on a tight budget, picking up a book is the next best thing to hopping on a plane. Here are the books I recommend reading this spring that will take you distant lands:

Paris, France

A Moveable Feast by Earnest Hemingway

“Paris was always worth it and you received return for whatever you brought to it. But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy.”

This memoir by Hemingway will put you right in the middle of 1920’s Paris. This short read is fantastically straight-forward, and captures just what it meant to be a starving, poor American writer in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Moscow, Russia

The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin

“In anyone’s life there can be only a few such moments – moments when a long, ringing hush fills your hearing, the world stands still as if under a magic spell…”

Set in the 1980’s, this abstract yet politically fueled novel will take you to the devastatingly complex world of the Soviet Union. This intense and fast paced novel shifts between reality and surrealism, and follows the inner life of an artist trying to survive.

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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

“She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes. She spoke to no one. She spent hours on the riverbank. She smoked cigarettes and had midnight swims…”

Set in 1970’s India, this read is beautifully heart-wrenching. Though the novel is constructed around the emotional ties between a set of twins, it captivates the political tone of India at the time, and how it was to be living during a time of communism and the caste system.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera

“A single metaphor can give birth to love.”

This poetically existential novel is set 1968, right in the middle of the Soviet Union regime. Kundera does a remarkable job at illustrating the nature of romantic relationships, and how terribly disastrous they can be. For those that are interested in the philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche, this is your book.

 

The Link Between Depression and Coronary Heart Disease

Does being diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder put us at risk for developing cardiovascular disease?

Recent clinical studies have shown that there is in fact a correlation between Major Depressive Disorder and Coronary Heart Disease. Those that have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder are at a much higher risk of developing Coronary Heart Disease, accompanied by a higher mortality rate. Research has shown that 15-20% of those who experience a myocardial infarction met the criteria for having Major Depressive Disorder.

The tricky part lies in determining if one condition is a primary trigger for the other.

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