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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

10 States with Best/Worst Jobs Outlook

Some economists believe the economy is on the verge of a comeback. While many U.S. states have seen great job growth, others have not shown such promising signs of advancement. In this turbulent economic climate, peruse this list of states with the fastest and slowest jobs outlook, thus far. Best Job Outlook: 1. North Dakota…

5 Social Media Snafus

Facebook this, Tweet that, is there anyone who’s not on some form of social media these days? More pointedly, the landscape of how we connect to one another is rapidly changing; which means we have much more to be aware of. But, you no longer have to assume anything when it comes to social media, just follow…

Blog Versus Web Site

Chances are you manage a blog, Web site or both. Conventional wisdom may suggest that they are one in the same, but, however, they are not. Do you know the difference between a blog and a Web site? The showdown begins. Blogging Basics It may seem like the term blog sporadically surfaced, but a blog actually stands…

3 Ways to Not Get Audited

You go to work and pay your fair share of taxes to ‘Uncle Sam.’ So, why would you be on the IRS’ radar? You’d be surprised by how many could have gotten the target on their back. Likewise, there are several ways to keep this well-feared firm at bay. On or About April 15 Did you know that…

10 States with Inflated Property Taxes

In the previous article, The Exit Strategy, we saw that residents of New Jersey are fleeing the state at astronomical rates. Though no body knows exactly why such a departure continues to take place, one possible reason may be because of high property taxes. According to a study completed by Tax Policy Center, New Jersey…

4 Personal Branding Tips

Ever thought of owning your own business? Or perhaps, you are searching for ways to make your already existing business, ‘pop,’ so to speak. Either way, by following these tips, you are sure to get the stamp of approval from everyone who looks at your brand. Being the Ambassador of Your Brand 1. Personal branding…

10 Strongest U.S. Housing Markets

The U.S. is a wonderful country; it’s not without its set of problems like any other country, but wonderful nonetheless. Moreover, analysts continuously debate about whether or not the real estate market is back on track. What you should know is that 10 housing markets definitely are more secure than other ones. Utilizing Every Resource…

4 Best Antioxidant Vitamins

We are right in the thick of ‘Cold and Flu Season.’ What does this mean? There is a great need to ramp-up our vitamin intake, to help promote our health by boosting our immune system. And, what better way to do this than by taking these four antioxidant vitamins? Listening to Vitamin Talk Step one is…

200 Top Cat and Dog Names

Rex, Fido, Max. What is the best name for a dog? Whiskers, Tiger or Snowball, what is a great name for your cat? Pets do so much for us, such as cheer us when we are down in the dumps and contribute to our overall well-being. So, it’s only right they receive a name from…

8 Headline Makers

Whether through social media, television or the various other media outlets, we constantly hear things that are particularly interesting to us; some are rooted and grounded in pop culture, while others are not. Nonetheless, here are eight shocking moments that will forever remain on the minds of many. Or, at least until the next moment temporarily erases the…

5 Ways to Keep Pounds Off

Untold amounts of time go into Jenny Craig, WeightWatchers and Nutrisystem ad campaigns and these organizations make a killing from those wishing to adopt a healthier lifestyle. But, there are five things you can do to assist yourself in the matter and stop yourself from gaining weight in the process. Taking Baby Steps  1. Super-sizing…

3 Tricks for Selling Gold

Be it gold heirlooms handed down from generation to generation, that you want to sell or you are just eager to rid yourself of unwanted jewelry from a past relationship, there are ways to go about selling your treasures. In fact, three are discussed below. Selling on the Fly 1. The prices for gold are at…

3 Ways to Boost Your Energy Level

Awake to a blaring alarm, drop the kids off at school, go to work. We’ve all felt physically drained at some point in time, especially after successfully completing a full day at our work, in order to get the job done. And, why wouldn’t we? After all, we are not a robot that is capable…

6 Top Franchises to Own

Some people don’t have to sit in a classroom at a college or university, under the tutelage of a professor, in order to earn top dollar. All they have to do is know what franchises they can invest in, that have the potential to be their cash cow. What six franchises do you think may be…

Taking Direction: 3 “Best Movies of 2012”

Whether “two thumbs up or two thumbs down,” legendary movie critics, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, have been giving us their take on movies for decades. What’s more, movie-going is a favorite pastime for many and it rakes in whopping bundles of cash at the box office, each year. On the flip side of things,…

Paper, Paper Go Away!

Everyone has a never-ending laundry list of things that must be accomplished. Paying bills every month, check! Accumulating tons of papers throughout the years, check! What do you do with these now unwanted debris? Well, the answer may be a lot closer and simpler than you may think. Paper by the Pound By and large, nobody…

Food for Thought

Main courses, side dishes, dessert. What unites people no matter the occasion? Food, that’s precisely right.  Just as monetary gifts are widely favored for special occasions so is food and I’m not just talking Hors d’Oeuvres. Fantastic Food Finds This year will be marked with many special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays, graduations and everything in…

Organic Food Showdown

You love your family, so it’s only right to want to feed them the best. That’s where organic food comes in. This method of cultivating food has gained massive amounts of press lately. And, here’s why. Comparing Apples to Oranges As previously stated, we hear the term “organic” tossed around a lot, but what does…

Best Beaches to Catch Some Rays

We are less than a week into the ‘2013’ summer season. What does this mean? Soaking up the sun, building sand castles and surfing monstrous waves, of course. Visit these popular beach destinations and you are sure to have fun, while spending time in the sun. Kicking Back and Relaxing The Atlantic Ocean can be…

9 Highly Avoidable Scams

All over the world, many are waiting with bated breath to illegally pad their pockets at the expense of others. Money squandered, shame and regret, scores of people are duped by scam artists; way more than are willing to admit. But, just how do scammers operate? And, what are nine common scams? The answers just might shock you. Reading…

Just a Drink or Two

It’s expressly written in the Declaration of Independence that everyone is entitled to, “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” If this is the case, why is “buzzed driving” considered drunk driving? Generating A Lot of Buzz It stands to reason, that although the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day, already has passed, major holidays still lend…

4 Ways to Successfully Choose a Lawyer

From personal injury cases, to medical malpractice, to being ripped-off, you never know when you’ll find yourself needing the skills and expertise of your attorney. For this very reason, it’s vital to already know what to look for when choosing one. The following can only make this process that much easier.

A Pain in the Bug

The countdown begins, we are just a few short weeks away from the start of summer. What does this mean? Traveling and vacations. But, most of all it may mean spending time away from home in a hotel. While we have seen a rapid influx of bed bugs in recent years, nobody wants to bring these unwanted…

6 Résumé Writing Don’ts

So, you sit down with a ballpoint pen and legal pad in an attempt to carefully craft the perfect résumé; hate it or love it, your résumé easily is one of the most important documents you ever will compose. Done correctly, it actually can be an effective marketing tool, to help you secure an interview…