Sweet cravings can hit at any moment. You know the feeling, when you need something sweet and indulgent right that minute. However, you might find yourself on a budget and usually the first thing to get cut is any extra unneeded expenses, like sweets or junk food. What is a sweet tooth to do? […]
You’re a funny guy or gal. You’ve got your look down pat, and your comedic timing is spot on. Perhaps you’ve even landed a few local gigs. What do you need now? And what will you continue to need throughout the life of your comedy career? Jokes, of course. And once you’ve told all your funny anecdotes and one liners, you’ll need fresh material – more jokes. […]
If you’ve ever had to rush your dog to the vet after being injured by another animal or falling ill, you know just how expensive veterinary care can be. A single visit can cost hundreds of dollars. If your pet needs ongoing care for a chronic condition or a serious injury, you can easily spend thousands of dollars. […]
Everyone loves their new little bundle of joy, but babies can be costly — especially when it comes to diapers. The cost of diapers has only gone up as brands compete against each other to offer more comfortable and fashionable diapers with a myriad of new features. The sometimes outrageous cost of diapers has led many frantic parents on the search for any sort of savings on diapers that they can find. […]
While the only sure way to know whether you’re pregnant is with a pregnancy test and visit to your doctor, some of these telltale signs can help you determine if, in fact, you now have a fetus developing inside of you. Here are 10 warning signs you might be pregnant: […]
The real estate hunt for a new apartment or house is typically pretty exciting. You imagine finally having your own office in the study, or a playroom for the kids, how you’ll arrange your art, which wall the TV will go on, or the kind of area rug you’ll use. These things run through your mind each time you consider a new place. […]
Nowadays, more and more people are becoming health conscious. Everywhere, you can see a lot of people working out in gyms, in parks, and at home.
Need some motivation to push you toward joining their ranks and taking up exercise yourself? When you exercise, the most common benefit you can get is an improvement of your pulse rate and blood pressure. Let’s talk about why this particular benefit is so important to your overall health. […]
On a busy weeknight, the last thing you want to think about is complicated meal prep. Slow cooker recipes take the hassle out of dinner — simply toss the ingredients into the Crock Pot in the morning and come home to a hot, flavorful meal. Whether you’re juggling social engagements or shuttling kids to after-school activities, these easy Crock Pot recipes make it easy to serve tasty, filling meals. […]
Whether you’re taking an extended trip to a foreign country where you want to use an international SIM card, or keeping your phone but changing phone companies after your contract has finished, you will probably need to unlock your phone to allow you to use the device with a new company’s service plan. This process can be time consuming and aggravating, but it is certainly worth the money you’ll save by keeping your old phone instead of buying a new one. […]
Technology is changing the way that we drive. We’ve come very far from the days of needing to plan your route out on a paper map and have even advanced well past needing to print your directions from your computer before you go. Today, planning for your drive means keying your destination into an app and allowing GPS technology to find the best way to get you there. […]
Many people think of fast food meals as generally being cheap dining options. That doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to make them even cheaper and more economical, however. […]
Whether you have a small business and send a large volume of packages, or just want to send a gift to a loved one, there are so many benefits to choosing FedEx over the post office. However, it can also be tricky to figure out how to make the most of shipping with FedEx. […]
The shingles virus, also known as herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash that affects one in three people at least once in their lifetime. It is characterized by inflammation of the nerves and a painful, blistering rash. There are people who are more at risk than others, but shingles can affect anyone, especially those with a weakened immune system. […]
Menopause is a natural and inevitable occurrence for women, yet there is still some confusion as to how to deal with the symptoms that may range from merely inconvenient to severely altering an individual’s everyday life. […]
Parkinson’s disease is a condition of the brain that affects bodily movement. There is a neurotransmitter called dopamine that’s in the brain. Neurotransmitters are brain chemicals that activate the different parts of the brain. The cells that produce dopamine in the brain break down in people with Parkinson’s disease. The result is that there is not enough dopamine to activate the parts of the brain that are involved in bodily movement. […]
Lyme disease is an infectious disease transmitted through the bite of a deer tick. In the US, Lyme disease has been found and diagnosed in all 50 states and the CDC estimates that 300,000 people are diagnosed with the disease every year. With the rates of Lyme disease rising rapidly, it is important to be well-informed about this issue. […]
Exercising and maintaining your optimum weight will help you to control your blood sugar, but the foods you eat on a daily basis can play just as big a part. Some foods are helpful in diabetes management because they prevent your glucose levels from getting out of control, some can even keep you from overeating by making you feel fuller. […]
An obsession with whiter, brighter teeth is sweeping the country. A staggering number of new teeth whiteners have flooded the market over the last 20 years.
Are Americans really that vain? Researchers believe that there’s more to it than that. A 2007 study of corporations across the U.S. revealed that job candidates whose teeth had been whitened were hired more often and received better compensation. Scientists at Penn State University found that clean teeth play a key role in mate selection. A winning smile is not only sexy, but it sends a nonverbal message of health, safety and stability. […]
You want to be smart about how to use coupons effectively. You know that coupons are available both in paper format and online. You know that you can get coupons for anything, but groceries and paper products like toilet paper are the most popular items. But how does it all fit together? […]
Cruising while you’re on vacation is one of the most popular pursuits across the world. Boarding a cruise ship for three days or longer means that you can explore the open ocean and certain ports without any worries about travel logistics. You simply let the captain do his or her job as you enjoy the on-board amenities. To get the most out of your cruise trip, take a look at this guide to all the fun you can imagine. […]
When searching for food for dogs and cats, pet owners have one thing in common: they want to find the best quality nutrition available at a price that suits their budget. As you shop for pet food for your furry friend, keep in mind that a number of different factors should be taken into consideration when deciding which one is the best fit for your individual pet. […]
Because the traditional model of education of does not work for every student, the General Educational Development exam exists for those who cannot or do not wish to pursue a high school diploma. Whether you are an older individual who left high school at a young age to pursue work endeavors or you are a younger student who simply wishes to exit high school sooner than your peers, the GED might be right for you. […]
If you want to get a great job in a field that allows you to do what you love, then it’s vital to get a quality education. The problem is that going to college isn’t cheap, and the admission prices continue to rise every year. This issue has left many people unable to pay for college without getting student loans.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is often thought of as a pediatric condition; however, it often continues into adulthood. Some adults with ADHD were diagnosed as children and continue to experience symptoms, while others were not diagnosed in their childhood. […]
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, is a disease that makes it difficult to breathe, and gets worse over time. COPD can cause deep coughing, producing a large amount of mucus, wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and other symptoms. The leading cause of COPD is cigarette smoking or long term exposure to lung irritants.
In addition to the traditional inhaled medicines that are used to help open inflamed lung airways in people who suffer from COPD, new treatments are helping to lower the numbers of severe flareups COPD patients experience. […]
It’s an astounding number: currently, 9 percent of Americans are diagnosed with some form of diabetes. That number is expected to rise to 33 percent by the year 2050. With Type 2, the most common form of the disease, either the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body is resistant to properly using insulin to turn food into energy. New research in the field continues to contribute to more effective diabetes treatments. […]
Traveling cross-country by bus sounds like a charming way to travel. Inexpensive and generally safe, you can see the world from the seat of a motor coach. While US bus lines can make travel relatively simple and uncomplicated, there are several tips that can make your trip particularly easy and stress-free. […]
Investing in the stock market can be an effective way to build wealth faster than the rate of inflation. In other words, you are increasing your wealth in terms of real dollars that will help you fund your retirement or help you meet other goals later in life. However, it is important to know what makes a stock worth buying or worth holding for the long-term. […]
The decision to continue your education is a difficult one. Higher education costs are soaring while class sizes keep growing, making it hard to determine whether attending a college or university is worth it. There are many benefits of continuing education and here are five things to keep in mind when making this decision. […]
A bright white smile can increase your confidence instantly. Teeth whitening used to be an expensive cosmetic treatment that was performed at the dentist’s office. Luckily there are now many affordable and easy to use teeth whitening options that you can do out of the comfort of your own home. Read on to find out more about teeth whitening products and treatments.
It’s incredibly frustrating to feel like you can’t lose weight, even with diet and exercise. Whether it’s 100 pounds or just those stubborn last five, losing weight can be tough, especially when you don’t see any results right away. Sometimes this leads people to try to drop the weight in unhealthy ways like fad diets or extreme exercise routines, but these attempts at accelerated weight loss are likely to fail if they aren’t accompanied by permanent lifestyle changes. […]
Oil changes are a fact of life if you are a car owner. Unfortunately, it can be easy to overlook this bit of necessary maintenance, since the effects of a missed oil change aren’t always immediately apparent. Getting into the habit of delaying or ignoring oil changes is a big mistake, though. […]
Online high schools become more popular, viable and convenient each year. They provide a flexible means for both traditional and non-traditional students like you to acquire a quality secondary school education at your own pace, on your own time and in the privacy of your home.
There are thousands of online high schools and virtual high school diploma programs to choose from, and you probably don’t have time to evaluate each one. Instead, bear a set of criteria in mind to aid your search. […]
The average job search in the United States takes 43 days, according to Money, and as long as 65 for those who work in the healthcare industry. And this is if you’re willing to put in a diligent effort to finding the ideal job, not just floating a few resumes out there each week. Whether you’re unemployed or looking to make a career switch, here are five things you’ll need to do to find the perfect job: […]
If you love dogs, you already know that selecting the top 10 dog breeds is a tougher task than it sounds. You can look at creating such a list from so many angles! You may have your own opinions on the cutest dog breed, the smartest dog breed, the most loyal dog breed or the best rescue dogs. […]
Good credit is important to almost everyone. Without a good credit score, you have to pay more to borrow money. With bad credit, it’s difficult to get essential financial tools like credit cards, auto or mortgage loans.
According to the three major credit reporting agencies (CRAs), almost 25 percent of consumers identify some type of errors on their credit profiles. Without the individual consumer’s attention to these errors, credit reporting agencies continue to report them to prospective lenders. U.S. credit laws protect the individual’s right to dispute these errors. This is just one of the reasons that knowing how to check, build, and maintain your credit is essential in today’s world. […]
Back pain can be debilitating and disabling. Millions of Americans have a problem with back pain. It’s the leading cause of disability in people younger than 45 years of age. If you have back pain, then there are some important things to know about it. This way, you can address it and find the appropriate treatment for it. […]
When online colleges were in their nascent stages, many people were skeptical about them. Whether they felt these programs were not as strong as their brick-and-mortar counterparts or they did not have the right tools to access online learning platforms, students did not pursue these programs as readily as they do today.
Since online learning has become more popular, you may have a vested interest in enrolling in such a program. Before you do, make sure you keep some important information at the forefront of your mind to ensure that you select the right program. […]
Erectile dysfunction or ED is a condition that hinders men from getting an erection that is firm enough to allow them have sex. This is sometimes referred to as impotence.
Research shows that a good number of men experience erection problems in the course of their lives. This condition can occur regardless of one’s age. However, it is more prevalent among older men because they tend to have many health problems, which affect their blood supply to the penile region. […]
Every cell in your body has this wax-like substance in it called cholesterol. Cholesterol is required for the production of hormones and vitamin D, and it aids in digestion. Although the body needs cholesterol, too much of it can harm your health. You may not know you have high cholesterol because this condition’s most common symptoms are none at all. […]
Cloud computing is a term used to refer to the trend of moving computing to the Internet. Beginning with the widespread adaptation of home computers and continuing until recently, applications or software would be downloaded onto a physical computer or installed on a nearby server. When you clicked on the icon to begin a task, you were manipulating information directly from your computer.
With cloud computing services becoming more standard, users are having to shift the way they think about computing. Now, everything seems to be moving to the cloud. Here are five interesting angles to the concept you might not have thought of. […]
Each year, millions of Americans file an income tax return with the federal government. Many people also file income tax returns to their state and local governments as well. However, just because we are used to doing our taxes each year doesn’t necessarily mean that the tax code is easy to understand. […]
The U.S. wireless industry went through quite a few years of relative complacency, where competition was rare and prices seemed destined only to go higher. In the last several years, however, things have changed dramatically. Competition has come back to wireless, and the four national providers have worked hard to build faster networks, more competitive plans, larger data buckets, and more value-added features.
Shopping around and looking for a new carrier never been more fun, nor has it ever been more confusing. Before comparing carriers and choosing a new plan, there are a few things to know that will help simplify this process. […]
Psoriasis, which is technically called “psoriatic disease,” manifests as a skin condition which is actually just one of the most common symptoms of an underlying autoimmune disease. In addition to the visible skin changes, psoriatic disease can have some other equally devastating symptoms, including diabetes and heart disease.
In this post, learn more about psoriasis, including 5 critical things you need to know right now. […]
Drug and alcohol addictions are medical conditions characterized by the compulsive action of partaking in these substances, despite the severe adverse consequences. People who are addicted to drugs or alcohol choose the positive feelings that they get from these substances over the negative effects on their life and body.
Aside from the involvement of social factors, a biological process is involved to develop and maintain an addiction. This biological process is caused by the repeated exposure to the addictive substance. All addictive substances are reinforcing to the user, meaning that they create a high likelihood that users will want to use them repetitively. Addictive substances are also intrinsically rewarding, which makes the user temporarily feel good. […]
If you have recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you may have many questions and concerns. While RA can develop at any age, those in their twenties and thirties typically begin to show signs of stiffness, joint pain and fatigue. This is caused when your immune system attacks the synovium (lining of the joints), producing painful inflammation. The seriousness of a person’s RA can range from mild, moderate or severe. […]