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Stay Comfortable and Healthy With These Essentials



Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it sometimes feels as if staying comfortable and healthy is out of your control. This, however, is certainly not the case. In fact, there are actually plenty of little ways that you can help yourself with health and comfort. 

Over the last year and a half, our country–and world–have redefined what taking care of ourselves looks like. We’ve had to pivot innumerable times to deal with changing guidelines, new developments, and emerging results. The result is that we have become highly adaptable, and perhaps more invested in taking care of our health and safety than ever before.

If you are looking for ways that you can actually positively impact your health and comfort, look no further. These essentials will give you the boost that you need, no matter what your situation is. 

For All People: 3M N95 Masks

Remember when, at the beginning of the pandemic, you couldn’t get your hands on 95 masks? They’ve finally made their grand return, and it would be wise to purchase a few while they are in stock. 

3M N95 masks are able to give you the protection you are seeking against COVID-19 and other viruses. A securely-worn paper, fiber, or cloth face mask has been shown that it reduces the spread of both viral and airborne bacterial infections. This is because it works to block the respiratory dropments as well as aerosolized particles that can carry a germ, virus, or other contaminant when the person that has it talks, sneezes, or coughs. 

You should also be sure that you are getting an N95 mask that has been certified by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH. This means that they have gone through extensive testing. 

When it comes to airborne illnesses, you can never be too safe–and N95 masks can provide you with the security you need to feel more comfortable around people in this highly difficult time.

For People With Babies: Organic Baby Food For Delivery

Here’s an undeniable fact: if you have a baby, taking a look at what’s in their food is a wise idea. There are a variety of reasons why shopping organic is a wise idea, and what could be better than getting it delivered right to your house? 

Now, it’s possible to get organic baby food for delivery. Whether it’s simply because you like the convenience of delivery or because you feel safer at home right now, you don’t have to choose between excellent baby food and the risks that can come with leaving your home. 

Ideally the organic food brand that you choose for your new child will have options. Children need different things as they grow and develop, and it’s smart to choose a food brand that creates versions of the product that correlate to age and what they need. 

If you’re really being careful, you should also ensure that the brand you choose has none of the big nine allgens, no added sugars, is not fortified, no gluten, and is, of course, organic. 

For People Who Menstruate: Rael

If you are a person who gets their period, Rael is a brand that you should definitely check out. The products available from Rael could make your period significantly more comfortable–which we all know can be one of the most difficult times of the month.

Rael offers a variety of supportive products that will offer you comfort and convenience when you are menstruating. They are deeply committed to sustainability, and that’s something that you will notice throughout their product offerings. 

They have reusable period underwear (much more comfortable than what you’ve been wearing before!), organic cotton reusable pads, and even a complete period care kit that will help you conquer both days and nights when you are menstruating. 

If that wasn’t enough, Rael even has some products that are not specifically for your period. They have skincare, washes and wipes, acne treatment, and heating patches, too. If you are looking for a self-care item, Rael most likely has it. 

For People Who Are Struggling With Anxiety: YANA

If you are struggling with anxiety, your first step should be to see a therapist or counselor, if you have the means to be able to do so. In addition, this product is not a replacement for prescribed medications that were given to you to treat anxiety or depression. 

That being said, YANA can make a tremendous difference with your anxiety levels. The acronym stands for “you are not alone” which is an important reminder when you are struggling with any mental health crisis.

The exact way that the product works isn’t exactly known, but it is often thought that it has an impact on chemicals that influence your moods in your body, most specifically norepinephrine and dopamine. That makes YANA different from other antidepressants you might have heard of in the past as it doesn’t impact serotonin levels. 

For People Who Have Diabetes: A Specific Type of Bread

If you are someone who has diabetes, you likely have to take specific steps with your diet to support the condition. Maybe you have thought that bread is out of the picture, or you are unable to have it with diabetes as it causes your levels to spike. 

This is not necessarily true; you just haven’t found the best bread for diabetics yet. The reality is that you should avoid white bread, and go for sprouted when you have the opportunity to do so. 

In addition, it is really wise to steer clear of breads that have refined ingredients–think the loaves that you can get in the supermarket. While they are cheaper than some alternatives, they could have a negative impact on your condition. Instead, find a bread that fuels your body.

For People Who Are Adamant About Skincare: Body Wash

There are few things as exciting, for a skincare enthusiast, as finding out about a new body wash collection. Ideally the collection will smell good, be effective, and help your skin out. If you have been looking for a body wash that manages to hit all three of these points in the past, look no further. 

You will want to be sure that you like the scent of the body wash that you choose, as you will be using it more than just once. This is a must to stay comfortable because you want to like the way you smell–and of course you want a product that will help your skin stay clean! 

Remember: Staying Happy And Healthy Can Be A Combination Of These

The reality is that what makes one person happy and healthy might not work for another, so you will have to find a routine that works for you specifically. While that might take some time, it will definitely be worth it when you find a wellness and comfort routine that puts a smile on your face and has you feeling your best every time. 

Whether you are someone who falls into multiple of these categories or just one, creating your own routine is one of the best things–and most empowering ones–that you can do for yourself. 


Watching The Gift Of Giving Is A Blessing In Many Ways



My biggest guilty pleasure is watching East Idaho’s Secret Santa video’s on YouTube. Watching these men and women who are so deserving be seen and heard fills my heart with such joy. Sometimes the thanks is just around the corner.

The Secret Santa is a native Idahoan who lives in eastern Idaho. The money comes directly from him – not some program, organization, charity or trust fund. The recipient’s must live in eastern Idaho and have a true need. If you wonder what a “true need” is or are unsure if your nominee will qualify for a gift, submit your nomination.

The Secret Santa looks for responsible and deserving citizens who have done everything in their power to care for themselves but ill fortune or unfortunate situations have put them at a significant disadvantage. In the past, Secret Santa has provided cars, washers and dryers, furniture, special computers, dental care, diapers, gas and grocery cards and other items.

Recipients of gifts are not taxed by the IRS. However, on some large gifts over $16,000, the giver must pay a gift tax to the IRS. Secret Santa pays all necessary gift and sales taxes. Many wonder if Secret Santa gets a tax break on the gifts he gives away. Since these are gifts, and not business expenses, Secret Santa cannot claim these as tax deductions. He receives no tax benefit whatsoever.

Secret Santa and have been surprising people in need since 2015. That year, Secret Santa gave away $100,000. The amount has increased every year since then.

Secret Santa tells us about one Christmas when he was a young man living temporarily in a foreign country. Since he was away from home, he was not expecting any gifts but on Christmas morning, when he sat down for breakfast, there was a present on his table. It was not an expensive gift and it was anonymous. It was the only Christmas gift he received that year and it had a big impact on him. He did not know who it was from, but he knew someone loved and cared about him. That lifted him up beyond what anyone could imagine. To this day, he has no idea who gave him that small gift. But it still brings a flood of good feelings to him every time he relives that moment.

Today, there are countless people around him who love him, and he wants others to know that there are people who love them and care about them. He believes that giving anonymously with no expectation of receiving anything in return is the ultimate expression of love and caring. He wants others to have the experience that he did as a young man over 50 years ago.

Secret Santa appreciates anyone who wants to help, but he is not asking for donations. He encourages you to find someone in your own community who needs help and bless them – then pay attention to how that brightens your day. His message to the world: Everyone can be a Secret Santa!

Letters to Secret Santa can be sent to:

East Idaho News
c/o Nate Eaton
390 West Sunnyside Road
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

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Headed To Walter Reade With Camp4Heroes To Bring Christmas To Our Vets: First Stop Annapolis



My friends and I were headed to Bethesda, Maryland to Walter Reade with Camp4Heroes to bring Christmas To Our Vets.

Our driver decided to take us to the historic charm of Annapolis since two of us had never been there. Along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay is nestled just 32 miles from Washington, DC and 26 miles from Baltimore.

This bustling port town formed in the 18th century, is a National Historic Landmark, America’s Sailing Capital and one of the top waterfront destinations in the United States.

The US Naval Academy has been training officers for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps since 1845.

If you love the water there are several water taxi’s available.

Margarita and the tree

I loved the music notes that adorned the spruce

The town was adorably set up for Christmas.

Margarita and the loaded Bloody Mary


Shrimp Po-Boy with Cheese Grits

Crab Eggs Benedict With delicious Cheese Grits

Crab Dip and Chips

Famous for its fresh-from-the-bay seafood. The food is sublime. We went to the Iron Rooster and will definitely be coming back.

Called a Museum Without Walls, Annapolis has more 18th-century brick buildings than any other city of comparable size in the nation including the homes of Maryland’s four signers of the Declaration of Independence.

The Maryland State House is the oldest in continuous legislative use. The Banneker-Douglass Museum documents Maryland’s African American history from the 1600s to the present day. Housed in an old oyster packing plant, the newly redesigned Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park chronicles life on the Chesapeake Bay then and now.

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center invites visitors to explore its 2,650-acre campus that spans forests, wetlands, marshes and 15 miles of protected shoreline.

I can’t wait to come back and attend the second largest Renaissance Festival.


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Countdown to Christmas: The Abs You’ve Always Wanted



22 days to go! Every year people panic to find the perfect gift. We at T2C have been collecting idea’s all year long to bring you the perfect gift guide at all price levels. When you’re at the end of your rope trying to find the perfect Christmas present this year, come to this guide for some great suggestions.

Vital FlexCore uses advanced EMS technology that sends electric pulses to stimulate your abdominal and arm muscles. When your muscles receive the pulse, they contract and flex — as if they were lifting weights. It basically mimics a high-intensity workout by targeting and stimulating vital core and arm muscles, but without the strain and injury of an intense workout.

Here are some of the benefits:

  1. Increase your strength – For those approaching middle age, maintaining strength in your muscles is key to preventing age-related muscle atrophy and avoiding diseases like type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and osteoporosis. The importance of keeping strong is also undeniably linked to emotional and mental health.
  2. Lose weight – Vital FlexCore boosts weight loss by promoting muscle stimulation, allowing you to burn fat and extra calories stimulating your muscles to burn calories efficiently, shedding those extra pounds.
  3. Tones and defines muscles – Vital FlexCore targets specific muscles, helping you achieve a more defined look by increasing muscle density, toning, and sculpting your muscles so you not only look better but feel better too.
  4. Increase range of motion EMS technology can help improve your range of motion and consequently your flexibility by working on muscle elasticity and joint mobility, so movement becomes more comfortable.
  5. Help cramp relief – For those approaching middle age, maintaining strength in your muscles is key to preventing age-related muscle atrophy and avoiding diseases like type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and osteoporosis. The importance of keeping strong is also undeniably linked to emotional and mental health.
  6. Increase natural blood flow – Muscle contractions stimulated by Vital FlexCore increase blood circulation, reducing muscle soreness and promoting a healthy heart. By using Vital FlexCore, you’re providing muscular support while also being proactive about maintaining a strong heart.

It’s also 100% safe for people of all ages with no side effects. EMS technology has been around for years, and was even used by Bruce Lee in the 70s to supplement his workouts. The engineers behind the Vital FlexCore took it even further by improving the tech and making it portable, as an all-in-one muscle workout machine that melts fat and strengthens muscle in no time. It’s a body hack to turn you into a muscle-building powerhouse minus the gym fees!

It’s easy to use just place it on your belly and arms, press a button, and you’re ready to go. There are 10 intensity levels and 6 unique modes to choose from, so you’re free to customize your workouts as you see fit. No stress or hassle—just a simple and effective way to get in shape!

The cost is $69.99 for the basic. $79.99 with arm and gel added.

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1800 Tequila and Carmelo Anthony Holiday Drop Shop



This is a perfect idea for a gift for the tequila lover in your life. The new 1800 Tequila x Carmelo Anthony Holiday Drop Shop celebrates the best taste in tequila and in life this holiday season.

As part of 1800 Tequila’s passion for sports and dedication to its community, all apparel proceeds from the 1800 Tequila x Carmelo Anthony Holiday Drop Shop will directly benefit The Carmelo Anthony Foundation to provide communities better access to recreational activities such as refurbishment of local basketball courts.

Featuring a partnership with brand tastemaker, 10-time NBA All-Star, and entrepreneur, Carmelo Anthony the 1800 Tequila x Carmelo Anthony Holiday Drop Shop showcases tasteful gifts for tequila, fashion, and sports fans alike.

The 1800 Tequila x Carmelo Anthony Holiday Drop Shop is a limited-edition apparel capsule collection featuring four bespoke items designed and produced in collaboration with Carmelo Anthony and his apparel lifestyle brand STAYME7O. The 1800 Tequila x STAYME7O collection includes: 1800 Tequila x STAYME7O Varsity Jacket (hero product), 1800 Tequila x STAYME7O Hoodie, 1800 Tequila x STAYME7O Snapback Hat, and 1800 Tequila x STAYME7O Embroidered Fabric Patch.

Consumers can purchase apparel from the 1800 Tequila x Carmelo Anthony Holiday Drop Shop through various bundle sets ranging from $75 – $295 while supplies last. Sign up to get notified for early purchase access on



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Countdown to Christmas: Give The Gift Of Relief From Pain



23 days to go! Every year people panic to find the perfect gift. We at T2C have been collecting idea’s all year long to bring you the perfect gift guide at all price levels. When you’re at the end of your rope trying to find the perfect Christmas present this year, come to this guide for some great suggestions.

If someone is in pain what better gift is relief? Get relief from chronic pain with the help of Mode’s natural nano CBD products, you can also get relief from anxiety, stress, and sleep disorders.

I personally tried the CBD Gummies For Sleep ($44.95). I am a person whose brain never shuts off. I also was having pain, that was walking me up. I took one and woke up the next day feeling rested, relaxed and ready to start my day. These include CBD, melatonin, Valerian Root, PassionFlower, L-Theanine, Chamomile and GABA.

There is also CBD Roll On for Back Pain 500mg ($49.99). This is a stick formed cream made of beneficial and organic plant extracts that will help relieve ease muscles, neck, joint, abdomen, and back. It also comes in 1000mg ($69.99)

Finally there is Nano CBD Tincture Isolate Spectrum 1500mg ($154.99). This helps relieve: Anxiety, stress, chronic pains, sleep disorders, and depression. Water soluble add it to your favorite food or drink and feel the effects of calmness.

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