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About Me

Steven Auger is a Brand Journalist who specializes in web marketing content. He's written for major brands such as Planet Fitness, Colgate, Family Education, Care.com (child care and pets), Tom's of Maine,  Petcentric by Purina, Price Chopper, and Purina Shopper Marketing.

Auger is also a Senior Columnist writing about Syracuse Football and Men's Basketball for The Juice Online. 

In the past, he was a regular contributor to the Westford Patch covering local government issues and human interest pieces.

A born and bred New Englander, Auger lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Lauren, their young sons, Andrew and Adam, and their dog, Layla. In his spare time he enjoys staying physically fit, traveling, and cooking.

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How to Become a Cyclist in 5 Simple Steps

Have you always preferred the stationary bike over the treadmill at the gym? Perhaps it's time to take your skills to the next level and learn how to become a cyclist!


4 Basic Stretches for Arms and Shoulders

Stretching your muscles is an important part of warming up before a workout.


6 Fun Partner Workouts for You and Your Gym Buddy

Looking to add some variety to your workout routine? Try these six partner workouts.


Santa Claus Not the Only One Coming To Town This Year

Westford woman creates way to help kids have fun with losing teeth.


Life's A Canvas for Former Westford Resident

A former Westford resident followed her talent to pursue a career as an artist.


Westford Planning Board Approves Self-Storage Facility Off Groton Road

After first appearing before Board in November, Boston land developer receives go-ahead to construct 570 self-storage units


3 Gym Exercises to Improve Posture

Use these exercises while you're at the gym to improve your posture.


Why You Should Skip the Treadmill and Try a Stationary Bike Workout

Opt for the stationary bike instead of the treadmill for your next cardio workout.


Should You Be Working Out When You're Sick?

How to tell if it's OK to exercise when you're sick.


Wondering How to Stay Fit in College? Here Are 5 Tips

Five tips on how to stay fit when you're in college.


How to Set Fitness Goals You Feel Good About.

Follow these tips to set realistic fitness goals.


5 Tips to Help Ease You Into Your Gym Routine

Getting back into the gym doesn't have to be complicated. Ease your way back into your gym routine.


How to Clean Your Earbuds After a Workout

Music is great to listen to during a workout. Here are some tips on how to clean those earbuds!


Establishing Your Healthy Thanksgiving Day Game Plan

Here are some tips on how not to let Thanksgiving be all about food!


A Beginner's Guide to the Bench Press

Build those pectoral muscles with the bench press!


How to Be Present and De-Stress at the Gym

The gym is a great place for stress relief!


4 Tips to Help Beginners Feel Confident and Comfortable in the Gym

Beginners should feel confident and comfortable at any gym!


Scared to Go to the Gym? Overcoming 3 of the Most Common Fears

Tips on how to overcome three of the most common gym fears.


How to Become a Runner in 5 Simple Steps

Five simple steps to take up running!


How to Do Pushups: A Guide for Beginners

A guide to pushups for beginners.


Want to Measure Progress? Here Are 4 Fitness Gadgets for the Gym

These four fitness gadgets are great for tracking your fitness progress.


4 Beginner-Friendly Leg Machines, and How to Use Them

Get started on your legs with these four beginner-friendly machines.


4 Healthy Squash Recipes to Celebrate Fall

Four healthy squash recipes. Yum!


5 Fun Outdoor Adventures You Can Train for at the Gym

Gym training tips for these five outdoor adventures.


Sore From Working Out? Try These 6 Remedies

Don't let soreness from working out slow you down! Try these six remedies.


Tired of Using the Same Cardio Machines at the Gym? Mix It Up!

Add variety to your cardio workouts with these machines!


7 Benefits of a Workout Buddy

Workout buddy benefits!


7 Best Medicine Ball Exercises for Beginners

Seven ways to incorporate a medicine ball into your workouts!


How to Keep Your 30-Day Challenge on Track

How to keep your 30-Day Challenge on track!


How to Find the Best Workout Shoes for You

Make sure you have the best shoes for your workouts.


5 Tips to Make Your First Day at the Gym a Great One

5 tips to make your first day at the gym a great one!


Non-Surgical Facelift

What you need to know about a non-surgical facelift.


What to Know About Jaw Surgery

What to know about jaw surgery.


What You Should Know About the Temporomandibular Joint

The Temporomandibular Joint and TMJ Disorder.


Health Problems Related to an Underbite

Health problems related to an underbite.


How the Jaw Works

How the jaw works.


Underbites and Overbites: Causes and Differences

Underbites and Overbites: Causes and Differences


Learn How to Stick to a Budget to Make the Most of Your Finances

Here are ten simple ideas for putting money back in your pocket.


Am I Obsessed With My Dog? 11 Signs You Really Love Your Fur Baby

Some dog owners tend to go a bit overboard with their dogs. Here are 11 signs you just might fall into that category.


10 Dogs With the Best Temperament for Families

The kids have been asking for a dog for some time now, so you and your spouse have finally caved. What type of dog should you get? These 10 all have great temperaments and will be a welcome addition to your home.


Are You an '80s Child? 19 Things You'll Only Know If You Grew Up in the '80s

Did You grow up in the '80s? Your children are clueless as to just how awesome of a decade it was!


Your Kids Will Never Understand These 25 Blasts From Your Past

Harken back to your youth when these 25 gems were the norm. Kids today -- they'll never understand!


Preventing and Treating Cat Bites

Educate yourself about the signs that lead up to cat bites and what to do if a bite occurs.


101 Newborn Activities for Parents and Their Bundles of Joy

The first few months of a newborn's life might make parents feel like they're stuck on a hamster wheel. It's important to slow down and remember that those first few months are an important time for your newborn's development and a special opportunity for some parent-and-baby bonding.


Working Dad 101: A Handy Guide to Parenting

Fatherhood is a life-changing event. Here are some tips for the working dad from working-dads-in-the-know to help you navigate the choppy waters while helping you maintain your sanity.


15 Reasons That Life With Dogs is the Best Way to Live

Enrich your life by living a life with dogs, and learn the many ways in which a furry friend can enhance your enjoyment of life.


The 13 Most Loyal Dog Breeds

There are many factors to consider when looking for just the right dog breed, with loyalty being high on the list.


Why Do Dogs Have Tails? What You May Not Know About Them

Dogs wag their tails for a variety of reasons. But have you ever wondered why do dogs have tails?


Tips for Socializing Newborn Puppies

Adoption is an exciting time for puppies and dog lovers, but don't forget the all-important socialization process.


Top 10 Cutest Mixed Breed Dogs

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, the cuteness factor of these 10 mixed breed dogs will fill an entire dictionary.


10 Lazy Dog Breeds That Make Great Couch Companions

Long referred to as man's best friend, these 10 lazy dog breeds can also be known as man's couch potato pal.


Do Dogs Have Taste Buds?

Dogs and humans both love to sink their teeth into a delicious meal. So do dogs have taste buds?


Choosing the Best Hot Yoga Clothes

If you are looking to get back in shape or improve your workout routine, there are many alternative ways to exercise and stay active. Many go the conventional route of joining a gym, but you can also find a hidden running spot or try an entirely new type of exercise, like hot yoga.


Feeling Sad? What You Need to Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder

If you simply can't shake the winter blues year after year, you might be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder.


Did a season-ending slide affect Syracuse’s seed?

Syracuse faltered down the stretch but still earned an 8-seed.


Orange closes strong on National Letter of Intent Day

With another National Letter of Intent Day in the books, let’s look at where the Orange’s 2019 recruiting class stands.


Upcoming road games critical to Syracuse’s season

There are no easy road games in the ACC.


The Twelve Pains of Cusemas

If it’s true that Santa sees you when you’re sleeping and knows when you’re awake, he should tell Jim Boeheim’s hoopsters, as Cusemas approaches, to start playing some ball, for goodness sake!


Orange run D looks to stuff Irish & Eagles

Babers has the Orange sitting at 8-2 on the year. A successful season to even the most pessimistic of fans. But to truly make the season magical, Syracuse will have to conquer Notre Dame and Boston College in its remaining two contests. And both the Irish and Eagles use punishing ground games to secure wins.


Dino, Dungey, DeVito, and program building

DeVito’s heroics this past Saturday against North Carolina potentially saved Syracuse’s season as the Orange now sits one win away from bowl eligibility.


Super Bowl Party? Nope! I've Got Kids

When you've got kids, watching the Super Bowl is enough of a challenge, never mind hosting a party.


Simple Exercises You Can Do With Your Pregnant Partner

Is your partner your workout buddy? Is she pregnant? Worry not! You can still work out with your pregnant partner. We'll show you how!


6 Ways to Make Your Pregnant Partner Feel Sexy

If your partner is expecting, chances are she's feeling anything but beautiful right now. Our writer — and father of two — shares his tips on how to make your pregnant partner feel sexy.


Cheers to Partnership: How I Gave Up Drinking While My Wife Was Pregnant

This dad gave up drinking in solidarity with his pregnant wife...and he hasn't had a drink since.


The Dad Bucket List: What You Should Cross Off Before You're a Dad

Your partner is pregnant! Congrats! What are the essential things to check off your bucket list before you become a dad?


Black Friday Shopping with Kids Survival Guide

Black Friday shopping is harrowing enough. Here are some hacks on how to survive it if your kids tag along.


5 Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities for You and Your Family

Are you looking for a way to give back on Thanksgiving? Here are 5 great ways you and your family can volunteer on Thanksgiving.


Wildfires: How to Prepare Your Family

Natural disasters such as wild fires can be catastrophic. Here are some ways to prepare for one.


Flash Flood Safety

A flash flood is a serious weather event that can have dire consequences. Know what precautions to take to keep your family safe.


Fun Fall Family Activities

Check out these Fun Fall Family Activities for you and your kids to enjoy!


5 Tips on How to Save Your Marriage

Marriage takes commitment and effort from both partners. Just because you might've hit a rough patch doesn't mean your marriage isn't worth trying to save.


How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Natural disasters caused by the weather are life-threatening events. Being prepared and having a plan for natural disasters is essential in the event you lose power or your house is damaged. Here is what you need to know to prepare for a hurricane.


Tips for Expecting Dads

Everyone knows pregnancy is all about the mother. Here are some tips so that dads know what to expect.


10 Superfoods for Kids

You want your kids to be healthy so make sure you feed them plenty of superfoods.


Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms from a Dad's Point of View

Here's a first-hand look at the pregnancy process through a dad's eyes.


Childhood Obesity Statistics Indicate a Health Epidemic Among Children and Teens

Childhood obesity statistics are on the rise at an alarming rate.


Vitamin D for Kids: It Does More than Just Keep Teeth and Bones Strong

Vitamin D is important for strong teeth and bones. But does it also offer other health benefits for kids?


Father's Day - What Dads Really Want on Their Day

Father's Day is a day to reflect on what you love about being a dad.


Do You Really Need to Be Taking a Daily Multivitamin?

Are daily multivitamins actually good for you? Find out more about the benefits (and possible side effects) to taking vitamins.


The Unique Pressures of a 21st-Century Dad

Times have changed! Although parenthood has never been easy, parents today face many more pressures than they did a few decades ago. Just ask 21st-century working dads.


Spring Sports: Safety Tips for All Ages

Spring is a great time for kids to play sports! Follow these tips to help keep your child safe during this spring sports season.


7 Family Activities to Celebrate Screen-Free Week

Celebrate Screen-Free Week with these seven fun family activities!


4 Reasons Why Mom Is a Real-Life Wonder Woman

Though she probably doesn't fly an invisible jet, your mom is a wonder woman each day of her life.


6 Reasons Why Getting a Puppy Is Not the Same as Having a Baby

National Puppy Day is March 23! To celebrate, we've rounded up all the ways that having a puppy is definitely not the same as having a newborn. Because, let's face it - adopting a puppy is a challenge, but it pales in comparison to having a two-legged child.


Tips To Ease Teething Pain in Your Baby or Toddler

Teething is a tough process for babies to endure, but you can help make it easier with these tips.


Winter Coats and Car Seats: An Unsafe Mix

Follows these tips to make sure your child is safe when it comes to winter coats and car seats.


Understanding (and Coping With) Sleep Regression in Your Child

As a new parent, sleep is a precious commodity to you, and getting a solid night's rest can be a challenge when your little one regresses.


What's It REALLY Like Having a Newborn Baby at Home?

Newborns sure are cute, but they aren't all sunshine and rainbows. What is a day in the life with a newborn really like?


What to Do When You Don't Like Your Teen's Boyfriend

Handling your own teen can be hard enough but what do you do when you can't stand your teen's boyfriend or girlfriend?


10 Baby Sign Language Words to Teach Your Little One

Despite not being able to speak, your baby can still express her needs through the use of sign language.


Should You Be Giving Your Child a Multivitamin?

If you struggle with whether or not to give your children a multivitamin, you're not alone.


Top 10 Pieces of Workout Equipment for Your Home Gym

Stay in shape in the comfort of your own home with these 10 essential pieces of equipment.


Why Decluttering Your Home is a Treasure Map to Missing Baby Items

Where is the weirdest place in your home that you've ever found a missing baby item?


Quick and Easy Workouts for Parents With Young Children

Exercise doesn't have to become a thing of the past when you become a parent.


The AAP Offers New Guidelines to Help Protect Against SIDS

The AAP recently released new guidelines regarding SIDs and sleep safety for infants.


Top Tips to Deal with In-Laws During the Holidays

Follow these tips on how to handle in-law conflicts so your holidays will be as joyful as they're meant to be.


All About Silicone Toothbrushes

Is a silicone toothbrush worth a try? And how does a silicone brush fare in the fight against gingivitis?


All About The Hard Palate

Do you ever open your mouth wide and look in a mirror? Staring back at you are the teeth, tongue, gums and maybe your tonsils. Perched above them all is the roof of the mouth, also known as the hard palate.


Do Gums Grow Back? Facts About Gum Recession

If your gums appear to be receding, you might ask yourself, "Do gums grow back?" Here's what to look out for if you're concerned about gum recession and ways you can start on a path to healthier gums.


The Role Of The Uvula

The mouth is one body part that receives constant attention. Breathing, eating and speaking would be impossible without every part working together. One of those mouth parts, the uvula, might not get as much attention as your teeth or tongue, but it's just as important.


The Role An Abutment Plays In A Dental Implant

Dental implants can help restore your smile if you are missing teeth. Implants are made of three parts, and together, these parts make a strong construction that allows you to function as you would with a full set of natural teeth. One of these parts is an abutment, and if you have an implant, you already have this part of the dental implant in your mouth!


4 Tooth Pain Home Remedies

Pain is one method the body uses to indicate that something is wrong. You might've pulled a muscle in your back lifting a heavy box or accidentally burned your hand while cooking. If you've ever had a toothache, you know tooth pain is no fun. If you're unable to receive dental attention right away, you can try some tooth pain home remedies.


What Is A Sonic Toothbrush?

Technology can make all facets of life easier — including your oral care routine. Today, dentists use devices such as X-rays and electric rotary polishers for preventive care and cleaning. Tooth cleaning technology has made its way into patients' homes, too, with devices like sonic toothbrushes.


What Is The Best Age For Braces?

Responsible parents always want what is best for their children, even if the kids don't see it that way. That means yearly physicals, regular dental checkups and an orthodontist appointment if you suspect your child needs braces. While you're preparing for the visit, brush up on the best age for braces.


Using A Proxy Brush To Clean Between Teeth

Regular brushing and flossing not only keep your teeth shiny white, but also help you achieve a healthy mouth in the fight against plaque. Some people prefer a manual toothbrush and string floss, while others might opt for alternative flossing devices. A proxy brush can serve as another tool in your oral care toolbox.


Oil Pulling With Olive Oil: What You Should Know

If you've never heard of oil pulling, you might be surprised to learn that a variation of the technique uses olive oil to improve mouth health. While you should never replace your routine of brushing and flossing, you might be curious about the alleged benefits of oil pulling with olive oil.



Project Manager

Project Manager at a Civil Engineering/Land Surveying firm that specializes in land development projects.

Company: Hayner/Swanson, Inc.

I worked there from 4/1996 until now

Freelance Writer

Company: Steven Auger Writes, LLC

I worked there from 12/2012 until now

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