5 Ways to Better Sleep Hygiene

Tossing and turning all night, fluffing the pillow, pulling the cover over your head, lack of sleep can have you feeling groggy and irritated in the morning; especially when you have a full day of things to plunge into. But, if you experience restlessness, there are five things you can do to get to Lah’ Lah’ Land,…

3 Ways to Solve the Dental Dilemma

        Raise your hand if you enjoy visiting your dentist. If you are like most of us your hand will remain down. In fact, most people do not go to the dentist regularly. Rather, they wait for a dental emergency to manifest. Seeing your dentist every six months doesn’t have to be…

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 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…

Beat Boredom Three Times Over

Bored? We’ve all been there. With the multitudes of activities to partake in, you don’t have to stay that way for very long. Look into these three activities and your boredom may be banished, at least for the meantime, that is. Refusing to be Bored 1. Singer, Macy Gray, sang the hit song, “Do Something,”…

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…

Food Safety: Making the Grade

Bright lights, big city, New York City, an insanely popular tourist spot is famous for many things, including Broadway shows, some of the most recognizable names in Hollywood and delectable eateries. But, what do grades displayed on the walls of the sum 24,000 eateries actually mean? A Cornucopia of Restaurants Whether you are a resident…

The Most Common Cosmetic Procedures

A little nip and tuck here, a little augmentation there, we all are guilty of wanting to look our best. So, why not know what the most common cosmetic procedures are, along with their respective recovery times? Read further and you just might find ways to achieve your dream look. Changing your Whole Outlook Fame…

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…

3 Veggies for Optimum Health

The Western diet is like no other diet on the planet. We enjoy a surplus of the finest foods available. As foodies across this part of the hemisphere search for new tastes to savor, veggies can be included in this quest. Here are three vegetables that you may enjoy, just the same. Serving Up Veggies…

5 Adult Summer Camps

Beach-perfect temperatures and gulping-down tall glasses of lemonade, the sweltering days of summer are almost upon us. What does this mean? This is a time for kids and adults alike, to pack-up and head off to camp. That’s right, adult summer camp is all the rage these days. Letting Loose Traditionally thought of as an activity…

Social Buzz

From posting special announcements to pictures, can you imagine life without social media (social networking) platforms such as Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram? I can’t either. The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project released the results of a timely study that was completed in the latter part of 2012, about these game-changers. But, what do…

A Pet Peeve

  Speak to any pet lover and they’ll tell you they hate when pets die. Common sense may dictate that your pet will only live a short amount of time, while your emotions may say the exact opposite. Be it bird, cat, dog or another animal, nobody said coping with the loss of a pet would be easy. Your…

Shopper Savvy: 8 Couponing Tips

If you think applying coupons to your order at the grocery store is just a big waste of time, think again. Shoppers saving 90 percent on household items, the hit TLC show, Extreme Couponing is mind-blowing. And, who wouldn’t want to tuck away several hundreds of dollars at a time? By using these tips, you can…

Playing Payday Politics

It bares repeating that the current economic state lends itself to many things. With that said, there is no shortage in advertisements claiming to tide you over until payday, with a payday loan. And, who doesn’t want to receive cash before their payday? The thought sounds really good, but is it? Strapped for Cash A…

The Adult Bully, Part 2

Have you ever felt as if you were practicing a tightrope act with regard to fitting in at work? In the previous article, The Bully Effect, Part 1, we looked at how bullying affects children. And, many believe that bullying only is reserved for school aged children, however, this couldn’t be farthest from the truth; adult bullying,…

Cracking the Television Code

The stakes are high, as the battle of the television shows rages on. Dozens of television programs pop-up each season, each with a different rating or parental guideline. But, what do these ratings mean? Whether you have children or not, deciphering these codes are a lot easier than you once may have thought. The Targeted…

2013’s 100 Best Places to Work

Apart from sleeping, we also spend a huge chunk of our day-to-day lives in the workplace. And, a lot of minute details go into making a job favorable for staff; such as offering the perfect work/life balance. With this in mind, the highly informative, Fortune magazine masterfully honed in on the 100 Best Companies to Work For, in its annual…

7 Ways to Target Credit Card Debt

Are you locked into rates from debt incurred? If you are, you are not alone; saddled are many with the looming effects of debt. With that, debt is something that is owed, it could be for goods or for services. But, more often than not, it involves money. Owing large amounts of money to a credit lender can have…

10 Ways to Keep Cash in Your Pocket

You’re familiar with the saying money doesn’t grow on trees, it doesn’t. It does, however, seem to have a way of leaving way faster than it arrives, sometimes because of basic survival needs such as food, clothing and shelter. And, economists have spoken of inflation for quite some time now. With this in mind, there are…

7 Ways to Avoid Aggressive Driving Disasters

Everyone at some point in time has been riled up because they feel a driver has violated them while driving. There are several million cars on the roadways and aggression coupled with impatience can spell disaster, so it’s only fitting to pinpoint ways to deal with this combativeness. Follow these seven steps and learn how to do just…

Saving Our Planet

Earth is our home, so naturally we need to take care of it by reducing our carbon footprint. You’d be surprised how the little things that you do or don’t do everyday can significantly impact our planet. You want to chip in and do your part to protect the earth, right? Making Everyday Earth Day For…

6 Ways to Solve Dilemmas at Your Work

Mother always said to mind your manners. Surly, she would want this principle to be applied to workplace etiquette, too. The below six tips may provide a bit of relief, and a laugh, with regard to workplace antics. As Cool as a Cucumber I once worked a few steps away from a co-worker, who on…

The Great ‘Over Qualification’ Debate

You have a résumé that is a mile long. Surly you are the perfect hire for the job, right? Wrong! And, with scores of individuals chomping at the bit for jobs, is there such a thing as being over qualified? According to some, the answer is yes. What Some Employers May Think No one knows for…