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Save Energy, Save Money, Stay Warm

Save Energy, Save Money, Stay Warm

As temperatures dip lower, families can save money and keep warm by making energy-efficiency improvements to their homes. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released essential tips for saving energy and money this winter to help Americans best prepare and manage their energy usage in a variety of ways. According to DOE, on average, […] Read More

Looking to Truckers for Gas-Saving Tips

Looking to Truckers for Gas-Saving Tips

– High gas prices affect every business, but trucking companies especially feel the hit. As diesel prices rise, truckers spend big bucks on shipments. Companies feel reluctant to pass extra costs on to consumers, so higher gas prices tend to cut into truckers’ profits. But many shipping companies and owner-drivers are taking steps to make […] Read More

This Summer, Take a Brake for Vehicle Safety

This Summer, Take a Brake for Vehicle Safety

Each summer, families brave the heat to take road trips, go to barbeques and enjoy baseball games. Although all of these activities can be a lot of fun, they can also require a lot of time spent in the car. One of the most important, and most overlooked, components of vehicle safety and maintenance is […] Read More

Find a New Career Without Giving Up Your Day Job

Find a New Career Without Giving Up Your Day Job

Unhappy at work? Many Americans stay in careers that they consider ‘just bearable’ for fear of unemployment, but doing so compromises their well-being. Life is just too short to spend eight or more hours a day in misery, and work-related stress can reduce quality-of-life. Today’s Americans can’t exactly bank on early retirement. Employment remains uncertain […] Read More

Plan Ahead for Summer Fun on the Road

Plan Ahead for Summer Fun on the Road

For many American families, summer means driving season. If you’re planning a trip, it’s important to make a few preparations before you leave the driveway. To get ready for summer driving, the experts at Firestone Complete Auto Care recommend drivers take the following steps: – Consider what you’re taking. If you’re mounting a storage shell […] Read More

What Is Your Personal Disability Quotient?

What Is Your Personal Disability Quotient?

The faltering economy has left many people worried about keeping their jobs. But too few Americans consider another possibility — that a disability could leave them unable to work. Accidents or illness can happen to anyone at any time. According to the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA), one in seven workers can expect to be […] Read More

Quadruple Amputee Stands Tall Again

Quadruple Amputee Stands Tall Again

Twenty-two-year-old Manuel Salazar had just begun work on a construction site in Georgia when, in an instant, his life was changed forever. A crane on the job site hit a power line, sending it to the ground where Salazar was standing, and hitting him twice with 115,000 volts of electricity. While exposure to this dose […] Read More

Solving Clean Water Challenges a Drop at a Time

Solving Clean Water Challenges a Drop at a Time

Good, clean water. It’s a basic necessity shared by families everywhere. Unfortunately, billions worldwide lack access to the safe water many others take for granted. In fact, contaminated water supplies are the leading cause of illness for millions of children globally. The Nature’s Own Global Water Fund was created to address this dire situation by […] Read More

Travelers May Turn to Road Trips as Airfare Climbs

Travelers May Turn to Road Trips as Airfare Climbs

Airlines have attempted to raise airfares 12 different times this year, according to JP Morgan analyst Jamie Baker. Although only four attempts have been successful, the vigor to raise airfares is alarming. With these new pricing demands, road trips could be a more affordable and flexible option as families make travel plans for the holidays. […] Read More

Making the Right Decision For the Long Term

As homeowners struggle with the recession and impact of declining home prices, some are considering whether to continue paying their mortgage or simply walk away from the obligation. As a homeowner, when you contemplate the recent decline in your home’s value, perhaps below your mortgage balance, you may consider options that normally would never have […] Read More

3 Easy Things Parents Must Do Today to Protect Their Kids

3 Easy Things Parents Must Do Today to Protect Their Kids

You know we’ve become a nation that insists on being “connected” at all times when even your grandmother is texting. Phones … email … the Internet. We want it all, and we want it now.But with consumers jittery about spending on anything but the basics, the question naturally arises: Do you really need a landline […] Read More

On-Site Technicians Make Computer Support Easy

On-Site Technicians Make Computer Support Easy

As technology advances, more of our lives take place on our computers. Work presentations, legal documents, personal records and treasured family photos are all created and stored on our computers. Unfortunately, computer viruses eventually make their way through firewalls, or other break-downs occur – and you want it fixed now. But not everyone has time […] Read More

Five Tips to Keep Your Computer Running Smoothly

Five Tips to Keep Your Computer Running Smoothly

Buying a new computer’s always a thrill — but sooner or later, your fast new machine will start to act like a clunker. Or will it? With a few simple tips, you can keep your computer running smoothly. Sammsoft (www.sammsoft.com), a company that develops and publishes quality software products designed to secure, protect, maintain and […] Read More

Save Your Digital Music When Switching Phone Brands

Save Your Digital Music When Switching Phone Brands

Every year, cell phone makers tempt consumers with the next wave of sleeker, shinier mobile devices. Oftentimes, the transition is simple – as long as you stay with the same brand. If you’re considering switching to a different operating system, however, you’re probably already asking yourself one crucial question. “How do I transfer my digital […] Read More

Protect Yourself From Summer Stingers

Protect Yourself From Summer Stingers

During the summer months, many families spend extra time together – going on trips, enjoying gatherings with family and friends, and making memories that last all year. While the season may be filled with the sounds of joy and laughter, a great day can easily turn into a bad memory when stinging insects are encountered.Stinging […] Read More

Families Protect Loved Ones in Old Age

Families Protect Loved Ones in Old Age

Your aging mother can no longer drive and forgets to turn off the stove. It’s no longer safe for her to live on her own, but taking her into your home simply isn’t realistic. For the many Americans who find themselves in the described situation, nursing homes provide the best option for elder care. Forty-three […] Read More

Gardening Projects Help Children Flower

Gardening Projects Help Children Flower

American parents may bond with their children by taking them to farmers’ markets or showing them how to grow potted plants, but in other areas of the world, growing plants may literally help keep families together. In Ecuador, for example, children were often left alone while their parents went into the city to work. Because […] Read More

Play it Safe: Warm Weather Fun Presents Hazards for Children

Play it Safe: Warm Weather Fun Presents Hazards for Children

Trampolines and swimming pools can mean big fun, but they can also lead to injuries or fatal accidents. And, homeowners can be found liable for injuries and deaths caused by “attractive nuisances,” or dangers on their property that appeal to children. However, there are several things homeowners can do to protect curious children and themselves. […] Read More

Thermal Imaging Camera Helps Find Hidden Damage in Your Home

Thermal Imaging Camera Helps Find Hidden Damage in Your Home

Spring is in the air, which means it’s not only time to start deep cleaning your home, but ensuring it’s protected against damage caused by Old Man Winter. For homeowners who have gone through especially harsh weather (a shout-out to the Northeast and New England seems to be in order), the spring thaw that occurs […] Read More

Save Money With Free Software for Your Computer

Save Money With Free Software for Your Computer

Looking to save money? There are ways to leverage great technology without burning a hole in your wallet. Here are some safe, secure options — all of them free — that can help make your computer more productive, useful and fun: * Firefox Browser: (www.GetFireFox.com) — Get onto the Internet with this alternative to Windows […] Read More

Rules of Engagement: What to Know Before Popping the Question

Rules of Engagement: What to Know Before Popping the Question

An engagement ring symbolizes your promise to love and cherish your partner forever, and shows the world your commitment to your fiancée. Many women dream about their engagement ring their entire lives, so choosing the right style is of utmost importance. Here are some tips to ease the pressure of finding the ring and proposing: […] Read More

Encryption Technology for Your Privacy

Encryption Technology for Your Privacy

The phrase ‘six degrees of separation,’ suggests that only a minuscule measurement is what divides one person from another. Today, the Internet of Things (IoT) has decreased those degrees dramatically, connecting us not only to each other, but to everything from our fitness trackers to our coffee makers. Consider this: according to a recent report […] Read More

Is Faith Really a Good Thing?

Is Faith Really a Good Thing?

Turn on the TV, go online or stream music, and it may seem like there is no place for faith in our culture. People — especially young people — will share just about any detail of their personal lives, except when it comes to their faith. Many are reluctant or even embarrassed to share how […] Read More

Easy Ways to Make Your Media Space More Enjoyable

Easy Ways to Make Your Media Space More Enjoyable

The holiday season is right around the corner, which makes this the perfect time to spruce up your home before entertaining friends and family. Whether your guests are coming just to watch the big game or to stay for an extended period of time, your media space will no doubt be a popular gathering spot. The […] Read More

Winterization Tips for Healthy Skin

Winterization Tips for Healthy Skin

Winter’s harsh winds and dry indoor heat can leave cheeks looking less than rosy. But winter doesn’t have to mean looking pallid and dull until spring. “You can take steps to keep your skin clear and healthy through the winter,” says Dr. David Colbert, founder and head physician of NY Dermatology Group. “For example, moisturizing […] Read More

Find the Hidden Meaning Within a Gift of Jewelry

Find the Hidden Meaning Within a Gift of Jewelry

In today’s day and age, it’s not enough to buy a nondescript bracelet or necklace for a loved one. Luckily, the perfect piece of jewelry is only a stone’s throw away. This holiday season, find a gem that has long been used to convey personalized messages. But how do you know what individual stones mean? […] Read More

A Playbook for Tackling Fall’s Toughest Stains

A Playbook for Tackling Fall’s Toughest Stains

Red, orange and yellow aren’t just the colors of fall, but also of some of the season’s toughest stains. Throughout the United States, temperatures may be cooling off, but barbecue tailgates, backyard football and other autumn activities are just kicking into gear. Tough stains from barbecue sauce, scrapes and tumbles can leave their ugly marks […] Read More

Extend Summer Clothing Through Multiple Seasons

Extend Summer Clothing Through Multiple Seasons

While beach and traffic conditions might be out of your hands, your choices in the laundry room do affect the fit and feel of your favorite bathing suit. Swim and athletic wear are meant to stay comfortable during activities. Those serious about the outdoors can invest a lot in durable, versatile clothing, making proper laundry […] Read More

Moms Deserve a Little “Me Time”

Moms Deserve a Little “Me Time”

Moms are the true jacks-of-all-trades. They are the chefs who get meals on the table and lunches packed; the chauffeurs who get kids where they need to be; the doctors who bandage up scrapes; the listeners to problems big and small; the social directors of play dates and parties; and so much more. With all […] Read More

Networking in the Social Sphere Builds Strong Career Connections

Networking in the Social Sphere Builds Strong Career Connections

A strong network is a key building block for career success. Whether you’re looking for a new job or connecting with peers in your industry, building a strong set of connections to help advance your career is vital. While older generations used to build their networks one handshake at a time, today’s networkers foster and […] Read More

Bring a Sense of Security to Your Family Through Interior Decor

Bring a Sense of Security to Your Family Through Interior Decor

When it comes to offering a sense of security to our children in an uncertain world, familiarity in the home is key, starting in their bedroom, where simple consistencies in surroundings — added to a healthy routine — can make a big difference. Here are some tips for decorating your child’s room from Professional Home […] Read More

5 Math Games to Overcome Algebra Woes

5 Math Games to Overcome Algebra Woes

The votes are in: parents would rather teach their children how to drive or educate them about alcohol and drug abuse than help with algebra homework. But parents aren’t alone in their terror of polynomial equations — 8th- and 9th-graders surveyed by the National Assessment of Educational Progress would eagerly give up Facebook and video games […] Read More

Child Fund Still on the Ground in the Philippines

Child Fund Still on the Ground in the Philippines

In many parts of the world, thoughts of November’s Typhoon Haiyan have faded, along with news headlines. But for 16 million affected Filipinos, the effects of the storm have remained constantly visible and inescapable. Three months later, ChildFund International, an international child development and protection agency, continues to assist survivors of the typhoon, which killed 6,000 […] Read More

Child Fund Still on the Ground in the Philippines

Child Fund Still on the Ground in the Philippines

In many parts of the world, thoughts of November’s Typhoon Haiyan have faded, along with news headlines. But for 16 million affected Filipinos, the effects of the storm have remained constantly visible and inescapable. Three months later, ChildFund International, an international child development and protection agency, continues to assist survivors of the typhoon, which killed 6,000 […] Read More

How Ethanol Can Impact Your Engine

How Ethanol Can Impact Your Engine

When consumers fill their tanks at the gas station, they will see signs reading “may contain 10 percent Ethanol. However, many don’t know what this means or how it can affect their engine performance. Ethanol-blended fuel has become standard in the United States, and the Environmental Protection Agency recently mandated an increase in the amount […] Read More

Honoring Moms : How 3 Inspiring Women are Changing the World

Honoring Moms : How 3 Inspiring Women are Changing the World

No doubt about it, mothers are the backbone of the family. Theirs is a difficult balance of wife, mother, daughter, and sibling to all the important people in their life.So it stands to reason that while we honor these women on Mother’s Day for all they do, one company is taking it a step further […] Read More

Are Organic Foods Better for Kids?

Are Organic Foods Better for Kids?

More than two-thirds of consumers buy organic products, and many decide to “go organic” when they become parents. Why? Because many feel that healthier food choices mean choosing organic food. What is organic? Organic refers to the way meat, dairy, fruits and vegetables are grown and processed. Organic farming prohibits the use of toxic and […] Read More

How to Choose the Best Food for Baby

How to Choose the Best Food for Baby

The formulas and canned peas our parents fed us have largely fallen out of vogue — today’s parents breastfeed (or purchase organic formula) and run homegrown carrots through food mills. But what’s really necessary? And with so many products proclaiming their health benefits, how can parents tell what’s truly good for their babies? Storebought food […] Read More

Five Secrets You Should Know Before Becoming A Teacher

Five Secrets You Should Know Before Becoming A Teacher

A career in teaching is one of the most demanding and challenging jobs that exist today. For those considering this path, the decision may be fraught with questions, and some not easily answered.That said, if becoming a teacher is the direction you want to take, there are some things you need to know, especially if […] Read More

Seasonal Changes Require New Approaches to Skin Care

Seasonal Changes Require New Approaches to Skin Care

While summer has its own issues, fall brings on a range of new skin-care challenges. As humidity decreases, skin tends to get drier. And, as we move indoors and turn on the heat, this dryness only increases. Furthermore, not only does skin become drier, but our skin’s tolerance to acne regimens can also change with […] Read More

Train Your Brain for Better Memory

Train Your Brain for Better Memory

Establishing a connection means personalization. If you can’t remember another person’s name, you’re going to struggle to form a relationship, whether social, business or otherwise. No wonder corporations like Microsoft and Lexus hire Ron White, winner of the 2009 USA Memory Championship in New York, to conduct memory seminars. White, who can memorize a 167-digit […] Read More

Triumph Over Shyness: Tips to Beat Social Anxiety Disorder

Triumph Over Shyness: Tips to Beat Social Anxiety Disorder

Suffering from much more than shyness, people with social anxiety disorder experience severe anxiety in social encounters, often accompanied by a racing heart, shaking, sweating, blushing, nausea, shortness of breath, or other physical symptoms. Most people with the disorder avoid the types of social situations — meeting with coworkers, attending family events, even talking on […] Read More

Tips to Think Positive in Tough Times

Tips to Think Positive in Tough Times

In today’s tough economic climate, it’s easy to feel dissatisfied with your life — your job’s awful, bills are piling up, you’re barely home to see your kids and you can’t see an end in sight. But, as hard as it is, you need to let those negative thoughts go. Johnna Parr, network marketer and […] Read More

The Truth About Allergies and Carpet

The Truth About Allergies and Carpet

Many Americans worry that carpets can contribute to allergies and asthma, but studies suggest that it’s time to sweep those worries under the rug. Allergens exist in every home. When inhaled, these allergens can cause an immune system response, which manifests as watery eyes, a runny nose, sinus congestion, conjunctivitis or hives. Hay fever, or […] Read More

How to Get Better Sleep and More of It

How to Get Better Sleep and More of It

One of the simplest things you can do for your health is to get enough sleep, say experts. Unfortunately, many Americans have difficulty sleeping, making this seem like a simple task, but it can be anything but simple. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average American sleeps about six hours and 55 minutes per night […] Read More

Improving Kids’ Minds Linked to Improving Their Health

Improving Kids’ Minds Linked to Improving Their Health

Proper nutrition is essential for the brain to perform at its peak, no matter the age. It then would follow that the food kids eat fuels not only their body, but also their minds. “Research shows that healthy eating can improve children’s concentration and help them do better in the school,” says Janice Baranowski from […] Read More

Detox Your Body With These Health-Related Spring Cleaning Tips

Detox Your Body With These Health-Related Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is in the air, and while it’s natural to think of overhauling your home or office, you might want to consider giving your body a tune-up as well by detoxing—a process that is rooted in many traditional health practices such as ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. Consult your health care provider before undergoing any type […] Read More

Sustained Happiness Starts from Within

Sustained Happiness Starts from Within

“What is happiness? We can say happiness is this or that, but in terms of life, your life energies are happening in a more exuberant way than it normally happens,” according to yogi, visionary, and thought leader Sadhguru. Although children are naturally happy with things as simple as an empty box or a bucket of […] Read More

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