COVID-19: A Closer Look at Social Distancing

Who would have thought 2020 would begin with concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the demand to be quarantined? The United States was taken by storm by how rapidly the COVID-19 spread. As America continues to battle the pandemic, scores of heath officials have insisted that social distancing should be a daily practice until the…

The Next Decade: 5 Ways to Make 2020 Pop

From the possibility of flying cars to an even stronger presence of robots, we’ve been anticipating the year 2020 for decades. As the countdown to this mysterious year begins, many may already be deciding on how to make the year a great one. The following five suggestions may help on that front. From All Angles…

3 Easy-to-Care-for Houseplants

What’s a five letter word that can brighten any living space? If you guessed plant, then you are correct. The following three plants are easy to maintain, which is great for any plant lover. Three or More Choices 1. Jade plants (Crassula ovata) are adored by many. These succulents have thick and lush leaves. The…

3 Ways to Host a Stress-Free Friendsgiving

Thanksgiving is a few days away. But, do you also celebrate Friendsgiving during this time? What is Friendsgiving? When did the term originate? How can I host one? Read further, as your questions will be answered. The Science Behind the Holiday As you may know, Friendsgiving is a combination of friend and Thanksgiving. Friendsgiving refers…

The Science Behind Daylight Saving Time

Spring forward, fall back…wait a minute, how does that go? Since many are not sure about the nuts and bolts of Daylight Saving Time (DST), we will delve into more information about this well-known time of the year. Here is what you need to know. First, the official spelling is Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight…

3 Ways to Keep Your Waistline Trim

As we ease into fall, the winter months and eventually the holidays, many will pack on the pounds. But, you don’t have to. Continue reading for tips on how to keep your waistline slim and trim for the coming months and beyond. Under the Microscope 1. Are you more stressed during winter months? Stress can…

3 Things to See at Newark Museum

Newark, New Jersey is not just home to celebrities such as Whitney Houston, Shaquille O’Neal and Queen Latifah, to name three, it also is bustling with lively things to do. For example, you can visit the Newark museum and see three great attractions. Read further to find out what they are. A Little Background Information…

4 Ways to Go Green and Save

Green initiatives have been implemented across the globe. And, why shouldn’t they be? With everyone draining the earth of its precious resources, four ways are explained how you can go green and save in the process. Green with Envy 1. Many conversations arise between friends, so why not make the topic of going green one…

7 Breakfast Must-Haves

For more than 75 years, Wheaties cereal has been hailed as the ‘Breakfast of Champions.’ But, these seven foods are worthy of a gold medal, too, because they can provide you with the essential energy and nutrients you need to make it through the morning. Check them out. The Most Important Meal Nutritionists chide us not to miss breakfast, because it…

20 ‘Best Hospitals’ for the 2016 to 2017 Year

From taking x-rays to welcoming a newborn into this world, we never know when we’ll have to visit a hospital. But, at least there are hospitals that have a high rank if we do need to go to them; in fact, there are 20 such hospitals in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World…

15 Top Universities for 2016 and Beyond

It’s graduation season! Thinking of heading back to college next semester? If so, it may be worthwhile to view the top 15 universities in the “National University Rankings,” as presented by U.S. News & World Report. Schools in the National Universities category, such as Johns Hopkins University and Brown University, offer a complete range of…

3 Hacks to Add Oomph to Your New Year

Congratulations, you survived the holidays and made it through the first full week of the New Year! But, with the New Year, some want to develop and pursue new interests. And, you may be asking yourself, “How can I make this year better?” Try these three things and you may be pleasantly surprised with how…

3 Ways to Give Your Closet a Makeover

We are just days into the year ‘2016,’ but what does this mean? It means there is still time to tackle those much dreaded household chores, such as organizing your closet. Martha Stewart is not the only person who can organize a mean closet, by following these three steps, your closet should be clutter-free in…

3 Facts About Sunscreen

True or false: We should slather on sunscreen even during winter months. That answer is true. In fact, sunscreen should be worn all yearlong. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancers are on the rise. Moreover, one out of every five Americans will get skin cancer at some point in their lives. The risk…

The Bare Bones Guide to Drones

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a drone as an unmanned aircraft or ship guided by remote control or on board computers. But, what exactly is a drone? The following may answer your question. Not a New Concept Some celebrities claim their privacy has been invaded by the presence of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Moreover,…

30 Plus Companies That Thank Veterans

#HappyVeteransDay is sure to be a hot topic trending on Twitter, as Veteran’s Day is this coming Wednesday. We see commercials for the Wounded Warrior Project and how we can donate to veteran-related causes, but in addition, the following companies are honoring the great men and women of this country, who have selflessly honored us,…

Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth: Popular Halloween Candy by State

Halloween is tomorrow. Although many celebrate the day by dressing in costume and doling out batches of candy to the little ones, some do not participate in this occasion. The good news is this: You don’t have to go trick-or-treating to indulge in candy or learn more about it. Whether you take part in festivities…

3 Ways to Become an Expert on Anything

Experts appear on television stations such as MSNBC, CNN and HLN, but how do people become experts on a topic anyway? If you want to become an expert follow these three steps. Take It As It Comes According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, an expert is defined as having or showing special skill or knowledge because of what you…

3 Ways to Master Pilates

Many people do not like to incorporate an exercise routine into their lifestyle for reasons such as lack of interest, lack of time and unawareness of how to do so. One exercise, Pilates, can be interesting to learn and worthwhile. A Moment in History Many hear the term Pilates, but may not know exactly where…

3 Diets for Balancing Your Weight

The Atkins Diet, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, commercials about weight loss are “a dime a dozen.” Each diet claims to offer a solution to achieve the ideal weight. But, what are three beneficial diets that are not seen on television day by day? Read further to find out. Eliminating the Pain From Dieting 1. You…

Vegan Versus Vegetarian

You know the drill: We wake-up in the morning, get dressed and find something to eat before starting our day. And, while being a vegan is not a new concept many may benefit from becoming one. Oh, wait! What about opting to become a vegetarian? No worries, both topics are covered in this article. The…

3 Time Management Tips

Some days we have a heavier load than other days, by which there are may things that need to be accomplished; some all at once. Now is the time to hone in on exactly what needs to be done first and sharpen your time management skills in the process, you can do so by following…

4 Ways to Ramp-Up Memory Function

You might be able to remember all the things you have to start and finish, if you had the memory of an elephant. Oh well, you win some and you lose some. But, you can learn ways to improve your memory function. Four ways, in fact, are listed below. Working Out your Brain 1. Lack of sleep can affect many…

4 Facts About Gift Cards

What do I buy? And, from which store? Finding the perfect gift for someone on your list can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Rather than running the risk of purchasing the wrong gift, scads of shoppers often turn to gift cards for help. One allure of gift cards is that you can opt…

3 Stress Management Tips

We all encounter stress at some point or another. Though stress can have a negative affect on our heart it does not have to, because we can learn to manage it. Follow these three simple tips for a less stressful life. Trying to Avoid the Unavoidable 1. While it is true that we need human…

4 Tips for Taking Antidepressants

You may have come to know Zoloft (sertraline), Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Prozac (fluoxetine) from television commercials or you may even take these popular antidepressants (depression medication). There are countless antidepressants on the market, each raking in big bucks. But, be forewarned that antidepressants also come with huge side effects and dangers. Although there is a…

8 Companies that Pay It Forward

How many companies do you think span the globe millions or billions? While it is hard to tell exactly how many companies there are in the world, it isn’t difficult to see which companies set the welfare of others as a top priority. Check out these eight organizations that continue to pay it forward. In…

Seen & Heard, Part 1

They say a hint to the wise is sufficient. And, we’ve all heard of the phrase ‘famous last words.’ So, let’s tap into the minds of the famous, shall we? Forget the glitz, glamor and cameras as we delve into the minds of some of the most iconic names in history. Get a glimpse of quotes imparted by the famous,…

Test Your Budget IQ

With ‘2014’ in full swing, it’s time to get some things in order, financial order that is. Countless bills mount on a day-to-day basis, do you know how to budget your money to see results? If so, pat yourself on the back, because you are ahead of the curve. The “B” Word: Budget Question: What is your budget…

Severe Weather Checklist

As children, many sang the nursery rhyme, “Rain, Rain Go Away,” but at the time we had no inkling of the fact that torrential downpours and other calamities were even a possibility. Though meteorologists give their best guesstimate, no one knows for certain when disaster in the form of severe weather may befall them. But,…

Need to Know Twitter Speak

From celebrities to private organizations, many have taken to, Twitter, the popular microblogging site to convey their messages in real-time. But, as we sift through pages and pages of text on our timelines, do we really know what everyone is saying while cramming everything in 140 characters or less? If you do, consider yourself among…

3 Ways to Enter the Fun Zone

Equal parts work and equal parts play, can make for one happy person. Now, that you have the work part down pat, it’s time to get a handle on the fun part, this is where this article comes in. Follow these three simple tips and you may enjoy life a little more. In the Market…

3 Anxiety-Busting Strategies

At some point in life, we all are faced with stressful situations. Whether these stressors effect us for minutes, hours, days or years is up to us. And, with these tips you can make a better choice of how long you will let if affect your day-to-day. Ready to Be Worry Free 1. It’s a…