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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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,…

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…

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 Anger Management Tips

A crass comment from a colleague. A stressful encounter with a family member. How many times have you felt your blood levels spike this week? Twice, three times, maybe? Becoming angered over certain situations is a normal part of life. But, when you experience chronic anger, it can have serious consequences and can take a…

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 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…

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…

10 Top Stress-Causing Cities in the U.S.

Is your morning commute to work just one form of stress you face throughout your day-to-day? Although some would argue that a little stress in one’s life is actually healthy, for many, stress is one thing most of us feel we can live without. Why? Unchecked stress can wreak havoc on our bodies and can…

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 Cyber Crimes to Be Leary Of

Crime is crime, even if it occurs over the Internet, which is known as cyber crime. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), cyber crime involves hacking personal computers, laptops and wireless devices. A way ones information can become compromised, is with the use of malicious code. But, what kinds of hacks should I…

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…