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…

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 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…

3 Ways to Safeguard Your Laptop/PC

Malware, Adware and other viruses can keep us from surfing the Web as we normally would. Don’t fret, here are three ways to stop viruses from attaching themselves to your computer or laptop. Easy as Can Be We pay top dollar for our devices, so naturally, we want to take care of them and ensure…

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 2

Celebrities are never ones to be bashful, especially when it comes to voicing their opinions. Especially when they have popular social media platforms such as Twitter. In the article Seen & Heard, Part 1, we looked at quotes that have been imparted by stars and other public figures, directly to us. For your reading pleasure, here’s part two. Imagine…

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,…

Decoding Credit Scores

You don’t need nationally syndicated talk show host, Clark Howard, to hammer into your head, the fact that it’s important to keep your credit in good standing; if you’ve been anywhere near a television these past couple of years, you already know the dangers of not doing so. We hear, credit this and credit that, all the time….

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…

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…

3 More Pluses to Eating Chocolate

Many agree that chocolate is one of the best comfort foods there are and tear into chocolate bars on a regular basis. Moreover, the benefits of eating chocolate, while on the chocolate diet has gained a mammoth amount of press lately. As if we need a reason to indulge in this rich treat, here is…

4 Extra Reasons to Volunteer

People come from all walks of life, but one thing that is always needed and greatly appreciated is a volunteer. Thinking of volunteering your services to benefit others? You are not alone, many are seeking to do the same. These tips can help you maximize your volunteering experience. Extra Time on Your Hands Many volunteer…

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…

3 Ways to Curb Bad Eating Habits

We eat to live and not live to eat. Though finding ways to balance eating and a healthy lifestyle may seem like one of the biggest feats to accomplish, it doesn’t have to be; especially if you follow these tips. Eating is Believing Whether we pile our plates up with our favorite foods are not,…

4 Ways to Stand Out at Your Work

We all go to work and put our best foot forward, each and every day. And, many of us are seeking ways to stand out while at our work. Want to stand out amongst the crowd of many? Here are four ways to ensure you are noted as a remarkable member of the team. Standing…

8 Online Dating Sites

February 14th, a day set aside for couples to declare their undying love brings about many things including marriage proposals, vow renewals and weddings. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there are many that have not been so lucky in love or even struck by cupid’s arrow, for that matter. But, there are Web sites that…

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…

3 Technology Myths Debunked

As technology continues to progress, many rumors or myths about it will continue to progress also. Read these three untruths about current technology, some of which you already may know the truth to. A Mythical Experience 1. It seems as though Apple has taken over the world these days and has flooded it with a…

3 Ways to Switch from Pessimism to Optimism

Wouldn’t it be wonderful, if with just a flick of a switch, we could turn off pessimism and turn on optimism? Are you a self-professed optimist or pessimist? Don’t worry either way, you can still learn tips for how to turn any situation around, in your mind at least. A Plethora of Feelings 1. Many…