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America’s ‘Mane’ Attraction: The Golden Age of Horses

America’s ‘Mane’ Attraction: The Golden Age of Horses

More Americans are learning why riding off into the sunset equals living “happily ever after.” With recent movies such as “Seabiscuit” and “Hidalgo” topping the charts, it seems horses are more popular than ever – but it’s not just Hollywood. The trend is sweeping the nation as more people discover the wonderful world of horses. […] Read More

Web Sites Teach Public About Bugs, Germs, DEET

What are the 10 most dangerous pests? What are antimicrobials and how do they protect us? What do the most effective insect repellents contain? Find answers to these questions and more on the Consumer Specialty Products Association’s public information Web sites, DeetOnline.org, AboutBugs.com and AboutGerms.com. The sites provide in-depth information on disinfectants, pest repellents and […] Read More

Tips to Keep Your Car In Shape for Road Trips

Tips to Keep Your Car In Shape for Road Trips

With gas prices on the rise, there is no better time than now to think about vehicle maintenance. “Proper car care is critical during the travel season,” said Rich White, executive director of the Car Care Council. “With gas prices exceeding an average $2 per gallon for the first time in history, performing a few […] Read More

New Alternative To Veneers Has Many Smiling

New Alternative To Veneers Has Many Smiling

In an age when television shows like “The Swan” are all the rage and folks seem to be doing just about anything to enhance their appearance, cosmetic procedures are becoming more advanced and, in the case of dentistry, less painful. If you dream of having the perfect smile but the thought of having veneers applied […] Read More

Learn the Correct Way To Control Carb Intake

For Americans who want to control their carbs, learning how to consume “good” carbohydrates in balance with a variety of proteins and “good” fats can be confusing. To help people understand the science underlying this nutritional approach, “Atkins for Life,” the book that set the gold standard for controlled-carbohydrate lifestyles, provides clear and complete explanations […] Read More

Living a Better Life in Times of Chaos

Is your life full of chaos? Challenges such as stress, anxiety, illness and depression all contribute to a chaotic life. So how do you rid your life of the obstacles to your happiness and change it for the better? Yehuda Berg says the answer lies within a group of sacred letters from the biblical story […] Read More

Tips for Keeping Kids Occupied on Road Trips

Tips for Keeping Kids Occupied on Road Trips

On the road, drivers must deal with constant traffic concerns, including glaring sunlight, blinding rain, traffic jams, street signs and other drivers. But one distraction you might not have thought about is your kids. According to AAA, more than 1.5 million crashes have involved some kind of driver distraction, and 24 percent of crashes occur […] Read More

Keeping Up With Trends In Home Efficiency

Keeping up with seasonal trends in home comfort is often a time- and money-consuming challenge. There are a few trends that are here to stay, however, and some of those options can also help reduce your energy bills year after year. The company that brings you Tempstar brand heating and cooling products has the following […] Read More

Award Honors Success in Fight Against Diabetes

Ice cream or yogurt? Regular or diet soda? These may not be critical decisions at your dinner table – unless you’re one of nearly 18 million Americans living with diabetes today. People with diabetes face daily challenges. To remain healthy, they must monitor their blood sugar levels, eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. Some […] Read More

Yes, You Can Bake It

Yes, You Can Bake It

Even if you’ve never baked before, the rewards of home baking are within your reach. Many recipes for baked goods aren’t at all difficult. Plum-Good Coffee Cake is a prime example. The coffee cake is a good way to add more fruit servings to your diet for breakfast, brunch or a late-night snack and, best […] Read More

Still Paying Bills By Mail? Five Reasons to Go Online

Still Paying Bills By Mail? Five Reasons to Go Online

The tedious tasks of writing out checks for bills and making constant trips to the post office to mail them could soon be a thing of the past, experts say. More and more Americans – about 30 million households, according to recent findings – are discovering the advantages of paying bills online, where stacks of […] Read More

Pampering Products That Feel Like Paradise

Pampering Products That Feel Like Paradise

Whether you’re climbing your way up the corporate ladder or overwhelmed with the organizational tasks of home and kids, a luxurious vacation to an exotic paradise may seem like an impossible dream. You can only fantasize about an outdoor massage among fragrant island flowers or a nap after enjoying a brunch ripe with fruits fresh […] Read More

Watch Your Business From Across the World

Watch Your Business From Across the World

When most people think of video surveillance, they think of cameras in stores. But many businesses are using them to keep track of meetings and ensure clients and business associates stand behind their word. Cameras can also provide proof of wrongdoing, connecting the dots when people are where they shouldn’t be. At anytime and in […] Read More

Covert Cams Bring Peace of Mind at Home

Covert Cams Bring Peace of Mind at Home

According to the Vanished Children’s Alliance, a child is missing or abducted every 40 seconds. A car is stolen every 24 seconds in the United States, according to the Insurance Information Institute. What can you do to prevent these crimes from happening to you and your family? Video surveillance is one option you may not […] Read More

Tips for Shipping Bulky Items With Ease

Tips for Shipping Bulky Items With Ease

If you’re planning a move, packing is probably the one thing you’re not looking forward to. So, you rent a truck or call a moving company and the problem is solved. However, if what you really want to do is ship an overstuffed sofa to your son at college or a priceless oil painting to […] Read More

Defying Hair Loss at Any Age

Defying Hair Loss at Any Age

Let’s face it, hair loss is not a welcome change at any age. With more than 70 percent of men experiencing male pattern baldness at some point in their lives, many of them seek a remedy. Hair loss treatments come in many varieties, but only a few work. Possibly the most reliable and permanent solution […] Read More

Tips to Help You Lower Your Cholesterol

Tips to Help You Lower Your Cholesterol

More than 100 million Americans have high cholesterol. So, you probably know someone dealing with the condition, or you may have high cholesterol yourself. Almost anyone can have an unhealthy cholesterol level. In fact, one in five people have high cholesterol. It’s a very common problem and, in many cases, it may be inherited. So […] Read More

New Technology Brings Improved Diagnosis of Heart Disease

New Technology Brings Improved Diagnosis of Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans. According to the American Heart Association, more than 13 million Americans are affected and, when diagnosing heart disease, using the best medical imaging technology available is crucial. Until recently, diagnosing heart disease was difficult without a costly and invasive surgical procedure, especially for patients with little or […] Read More

Chaos in the Kitchen? Tips For Getting Your Kids to Eat

Chaos in the Kitchen? Tips For Getting Your Kids to Eat

If picky eating were an Olympic sport, would your child be the gold medal winner? If so, you’re not alone. Many parents find that their children consistently place first in the “you can’t make me eat that” category and excel at pushing food around their plate. How can you turn mealtime into a family-friendly hour […] Read More

Will a Return to Traditional Values Save Our Economy?

The American economy is deeply mired in a financial dilemma, and the waters have begun to smell a little stagnant. Despite statements issued by White House budget director Jack Lew that progress is being made, citizens haven’t been given much reason to have faith in their government. Americans don’t know where to look for solutions […] Read More

Finding the Best Medicare Advantage Plan

Did you know Medicare has a rating system that evaluates health plans based on dozens of quality measures and patient experiences? Very few plans receive the top Medicare rating. Out of 563 Medicare Advantage plans for 2013, only 11 plans with prescription drug benefits earned the top five-star rating. Six of those 11 were Kaiser […] Read More

A Little Known Fact: Most Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic Care

A Little Known Fact: Most Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic Care

When you visit your doctor of chiropractic, feel free to have your insurance card ready. About 30 million Americans seek chiropractic care annually, and apparently not all of them know their visits are routinely covered by major medical insurance carriers, Medicare, workers’ compensation, and even some Medicaid plans. Part of the increased availability is a […] Read More

Americans Would Prefer to See a Chiropractor Than Primary Care Doctor for Certain Conditions, Study Finds

Americans Would Prefer to See a Chiropractor Than Primary Care Doctor for Certain Conditions, Study Finds

To hear news outlets tell it, the majority of Americans are overwhelmingly unsatisfied these days. So it’s worth noting that a study in the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics found that a whopping 83 percent of households surveyed were either “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with chiropractic care. Among the factors? Displaying “concern about a patient’s […] Read More

Changing Children’s Lives: A Woman’s Mission

Life changed for Dorothy Samson in an Indian orphanage. Seeing the incredible needs of the children there, the Colorado resident knew she could make a difference. So started a journey that led her to Compassion International and its unique child sponsorship program. Now, after just five years working with the ministry, 25 children count on […] Read More

Immediate Stroke Diagnosis Critical for Recovery

Immediate Stroke Diagnosis Critical for Recovery

Every minute, someone in the United States has a stroke. Of the 700,000 victims each year, one-third die, and another third suffer permanent paralysis, loss of speech or memory lapses. The best way to minimize the effects of a stroke is to know the warning signs so the stroke victim can get immediate treatment. Warning […] Read More

Women Fear They’ll Have Little Gold in Their Golden Years

Women Fear They’ll Have Little Gold in Their Golden Years

Nearly 40 percent of women aged 30 to 55 are worried about spending their retirement years at or near the poverty level because they cannot adequately save for retirement, according to a recent survey. The National Women’s 2005 Retirement Survey found that women of color are most concerned about their ability to save for retirement. […] Read More

Aflac Donates $1 Million to African-American Museum

Aflac Donates $1 Million to African-American Museum

In Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian Institution will soon welcome an addition to its family of museums that house priceless works of art and other relics. To celebrate the legacy and contributions of black people in the U.S., the Smithsonian is developing the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. The museum will be the only […] Read More

Americans Urged to Identify Their Cholesterol Goal, Get Health ‘Makeover’

Americans Urged to Identify Their Cholesterol Goal, Get Health ‘Makeover’

From fixing leaking roofs to repainting peeling walls, many people take on renovation jobs themselves to enhance their homes. But when it comes to enhancing their health, many Americans simply aren’t tackling the job. Nearly 38 million Americans have high levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol – a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and […] Read More

Walking the Walk for AIDS

Walking the Walk for AIDS

UNAIDS estimates that more than 37 million adults and 2 million children are infected with HIV worldwide. The AIDS epidemic has hit the hardest in sub-Saharan Africa, where 75 percent of the women ages 15 to 24 are infected. Closer to home, 40,000 people per year in the U.S. are infected, more than half of […] Read More

Stay in Step with your Diabetes

Stay in Step with your Diabetes

Nearly 21 million people in the United States are afflicted with diabetes, which accounts for 7 percent of the population. The prevalence of the disease is even higher among African Americans. In fact, approximately 13 percent of African Americans aged 20 years or older have the disease. And while diabetes is a chronic disease that […] Read More

Survey Shows Unique Needs of HIV-Positive Women Often Not Addressed

Survey Shows Unique Needs of HIV-Positive Women Often Not Addressed

There are now an estimated 300,000 women in the United States living with HIV/AIDS. New findings from the “Women Living Positive” survey show that a communication gap exists between women living with HIV and their health care providers when it comes to having important discussions about HIV and its treatment that meet their individual needs. […] Read More

MLK’s ‘Dream’ to Shine in Four-Acre Memorial

MLK’s ‘Dream’ to Shine in Four-Acre Memorial

During the 1963 March on Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered what would become his most famous public words. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech left an indelible imprint on hundreds of thousands of civil rights demonstrators that day and would continue to do so for […] Read More

Screening is Key to Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Screening is Key to Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the number-two cancer killer in the U.S. Unfortunately, few people realize that there are a number of simple screening tests that can make colorectal cancer one of the most preventable cancers. Most colon cancers begin as polyps which, if not removed, can become cancerous. The development of more than 75-90 percent of […] Read More

Are We Tending to Our Children’s Garden of Hope?

Are We Tending to Our Children’s Garden of Hope?

Spring is in the air. During these months of renewal and growth, ask yourself whether you are doing all you can to help a child in need. Are you helping to plant the seeds of success in children less fortunate; those who perhaps are lingering in foster care because they were abused or neglected? The […] Read More

Private Mint Strikes History In $100 Coin

Private Mint Strikes History In $100 Coin

Going through the Smithsonian’s artifacts can sometimes yield big surprises. For instance, the recent discovery of a design for a $100 gold coin. Jeff Garrett, a numismatist, or coin expert, was examining the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection when he discovered an original sketch by George T. Morgan, an artist often considered America’s greatest coin designer. […] Read More

Canvas Conveys Cancer Experience

Canvas Conveys Cancer Experience

Architect Nikko Shabtai was painting in a Beverly Hills art workshop when his art took on a life of its own. “I was painting a model when I unintentionally picked up my painter’s knife instead of a brush and painted her without a breast,” said Shabtai. A fellow artist at the workshop noted that the […] Read More

Home Projects Becoming Real Entertainment

Home Projects Becoming Real Entertainment

As the recession tightens pocketbooks, Americans will begin to look for inexpensive entertainment at home. Movie ticket sales are down, DVD rentals and TV viewership are up. Libraries are enjoying increased popularity, and many people are now viewing home improvement as a form of entertainment. Many homeowners are being drawn to landscaping, not only to […] Read More

“Staycations” Help Beat Economic Doldrums

“Staycations” Help Beat Economic Doldrums

The down economy has forced many Americans to forgo vacations, but working without breaks can create undue stress and related heath issues. If you want to save some money, there are plenty of ways to get creative and have a fun, affordable “staycation” without leaving your hometown. – Get crafty. There are many Web sites […] Read More

Couples Learn to Face Economy Together

Couples Learn to Face Economy Together

Money certainly can’t buy you happiness, but that doesn’t mean that suffering finances can’t put strain on a relationship. Money doesn’t make marriages end in divorce -; in fact, financial problems might lead to as little as 5 percent of divorces in the U.S. But when money’s tight, couples feel greater strain, which can lead […] Read More

In Recession, Luxury Hotels Offer Deals

In Recession, Luxury Hotels Offer Deals

In a tough economy, taking a luxury vacation might seem impossible. But some of the nation’s nicest hotels are taking steps — including lower rates and vacation specials — to lure new visitors. Take Gaylord Hotels. The luxury multi-property operation with resorts in Nashville, Dallas, Washington, D.C. and Orlando offers guests majestic views, high-end shopping […] Read More

This Economy Presents Opportunities, Too

This Economy Presents Opportunities, Too

It is time to stop focusing on our economic problems and to start considering the new needs created by the current economy. Opportunities for entrepreneurialism abound. It’s always good to know where growth markets are. Recently, I asked my SUCCESS Magazine board of advisors to point out the industries and businesses that are booming because […] Read More

Tips to Make Dining Out More Affordable

Tips to Make Dining Out More Affordable

As families find themselves strapped for cash, they’re spending less money and time dining out. In response, restaurant chains are evaluating their offerings and finding new ways to entice customers. Of course, Americans can learn to dine out even while sticking close to their budgets. Uno Chicago Grill offers these tips for less-expensive dining: – […] Read More

Miami Turns Up the Heat for a Celebrity-Style Vacation Destination

Miami Turns Up the Heat for a Celebrity-Style Vacation Destination

Travelers looking for luxe, hip beach destinations have to look no further than Miami’s South Beach, where top celebrities, models and fashion photographers unwind after the sun goes down. South Beach is famous for its superb beaches, mouth-watering cuisine and infinite celebrity hot spots. One such hot spot is the Maison d’Azur Restaurant at Hotel […] Read More

South Beach: A Tropical Location Close to Home

South Beach: A Tropical Location Close to Home

Americans who want to plan a tropical beach vacation without traveling beyond the continental U.S. should set their sights on Miami. The city’s multi-cultural flair, superb beaches and lively nightspots satisfy everyone from art buffs to water sports enthusiasts to partiers. Miami’s South Beach provides the best mix of beach, culture and entertainment. Historic Art […] Read More

Earn Federal Tax Credits for Insulated Window Treatments

Earn Federal Tax Credits for Insulated Window Treatments

In a struggling economy, Americans are taking a closer look at their heating and cooling bills. Keeping a home at a comfortable temperature can use considerable energy — especially if hot and cold air fly out the window. Windows can be a major area of heat transfer. During winter, cold air comes in through the […] Read More

Children Create Posters for Peace

Children Create Posters for Peace

When Yennie Shyu, a 12-year-old from San Jose, Calif., tried to visualize peace, she immediately thought of e-mail. “In this age, technology and computers are very popular, so I thought about combining technology and e-mail with spreading the message of peace and love,” said Shyu, whose poster, which depicts little girls e-mailing olive branch-carrying doves, […] Read More

Toys of the World Celebrate Power of Play

Toys of the World Celebrate Power of Play

For most children in the United States, finding a toy with which to play is hardly a hardship. A trip to the toy store with some allowance money, or a holiday or birthday, provides plenty of action figures, model cars, dolls, talking robots and video games. But many children in developing countries around the world […] Read More

Talking Through Teens’ Growing Pains

Talking Through Teens’ Growing Pains

Pop culture tells us that teenagers inevitably transform into hungry, rebellious, secretive monsters. But while it is true that teenagers seek autonomy, it’s not impossible for parents to keep the lines of communication open. It might seem that you and your teenager have nothing in common — you cringe at their music and wince at […] Read More

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