COVID-19: In the Read

  COVID-19 may have left you with lots of extra time on your hands. Whether fiction, nonfiction, self-help or humor, why not allot certain portions of your day for time to read? Do you still read from physical books? With the advent of e-readers and other reading devices that burst onto the scene, to some…

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 Health Benefits to Eating Sweet Onions

Whether eaten on a hot dog, in a salad, in dip or in chili, I think it’s safe to say, that for some, onions are an acquired taste. But, you may want to add sweet onions (Vidalia Onions) to your diet. Why? Three reasons are below. Facts First Did you know the Vidalia Onion was…

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…

WFH: One Practice, Infinite Ways to Increase Profitability

If you think working remotely (working from home or WFH) is not a top hiring trend within organizations, think again. In fact, American employees are working remotely for longer chunks of time, according to Gallup‘s “State of the American Workplace.” The amount of workers who spent one day or less a week working remotely diminished…

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…

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…

5 Ways to Yard Sale Success

Perhaps you are saving toward a family vacation, seeking to buy that flat screen television for the family room or sock away a few extra bucks for a rainy day. You can accomplish either of these goals by having a yard sale. Follow these five tips for yard sale success! A Buyer’s Market You drive…

On the Cheap: Saving Money

From a financial perspective, do you have extra money to funnel away every month? If you are like most of us, the answer is “no.” Saving money is no laughing matter, especially since a rainy day can occur at any given time. You may feel that you have countless bills to be paid every month…

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…

4 Ways to Protect Online Passwords

Whether for our home or office, we need passwords to gain access to some of our most important information, therefore password protection is key. While the task may seem confounding, there are steps that you can take to make this process less cumbersome, four in fact, are included in this article. Network Support Identity thieves,…

Vacations on a Dime

From Sunday to Sunday, many may liken their life to the movie ‘Groundhog Day,’ starring actor Bill Murray. So, why not break up some of the monotony by traveling the world with a vacation? These tips will help you find your vacation on the fly, for a lot less than traditional prices.The Perfect Spot Let’s…

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…

4 Tips for Cyber Monday and Beyond

How close are you to finding the perfect gift for that special someone on your Christmas list? With people taking advantage of ‘Cyber Monday’ in droves, you’ll need to know how to stay safe while shopping online. These four tips should help you stay on course. Searching and Finding It’s an unfortunate part of life,…

Old Man Winter Got You Down?

Mounds of snow on the ground that never seems to melt away for months at a time, treacherous driving conditions, having to brave blisteringly cold temperatures and bundling up in layers of clothing just to stay warm. Though spring is just around the corner, winter is absolutely miserable for many because they experience the blah’s. Not to mention the fact…

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…

3 Ways to Pick a Bank

Everyone knows that money makes the world go round. But, some just are not choosy enough about where they put their money for safe-keeping. After evaluating these three suggestions, it will become a whole lot clearer as to which banks may best serve your interests. Minding Your Money We expect our banks to provide us…

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…

4 Tips for Selecting a Financial Adviser

For some, few things are left unguarded, but this may not be the case with personal finances. This is exactly the reason many choose a financial adviser. What should I look for when selecting my adviser? Learn how to select the one that is right for you in as easy as one, two, three. The…

4 Top, URL-Shortening Web Sites

For trendy social media sites like Twitter, that only allot a certain number of characters per post, 140 to be exact, URL shortening is the way to go in order to shorten Web links. But, which URL shortening sites are excellent for trimming the fat from links? Of the many link-shortening sites out there, four are…

4 Kid-Friendly Search Engines

Fact: The Internet is home to all types of Web sites. While surfing the Internet, kids are only a click away from being exposed to either the most helpful or harmful images. In the same vein, there are many safety concerns when off the Internet, let alone on it. But, at least by keeping these sites handy, you won’t have to…