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January 16, 2019 RSS feed / Features

Learn Cause and Treatments of Burns

Burns do not discriminate and can affect men, women, children and seniors. More...

TRIVIA

If you want to convince people of something, use a graph. More...

Did You Know?

Antibiotics are not effective in preventing or treating the flu. Antibiotics are used when bacteria is the cause of illnesses and help kill bacteria or stop them from reproducing, indicates Medline Plus.  More...

Did You Know?

Protecting Breast- Feeding

How many large American cities protect the rights of breast-feeding mothers employed outside the home? Two out of 151, according to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  More...

Enhance Night-time Visibility in Four Simple Steps

Most drivers are less comfortable driving at night than during the day. Statistics indicate that drivers’ fears about driving at night are not unwarranted. More...

Learn Facts about Eating Disorders— by the Numbers

Millions of people are affected by eating disorders, which can be life-threatening illnesses. More...

TRIVIA

The average cup of coffee contains more than 1000 different chemical components, none of which is tasted in isolation but only as part of the overall flavor. More...

Did You Know?

The disclaimer “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear” is featured on passenger-side mirrors of vehicles manufactured in the United States, Canada, India, Korea and Australia.  More...

Did You Know?

Fat has a bad reputation. Many people hear the words “fat” or “fats” and immediately think the worst.  More...

Can Healthy Habits Contribute to Financial Security?

When it comes to feelings about finances, working Americans are practically split down the middle, according to a recent study.  More...

Did You Know?

Brief breaks during the workday can dramatically improve one’s ability to focus on a task.  A 2011 study published in the journal Cognition found that brief mental breaks could improve focus on a prolonged task.  More...

The Counseling Corner

Are the Winter Blues Getting You Down?

With winter here, perhaps you’re not quite feeling your normal self. Maybe you’re a bit sluggish, a little irritable, sleeping longer, or just feeling a little down in general? More...

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental benefits of so-called “seasteading” as opposed to building more housing and communities on land? — Marge Weston,Camden, NJ More...

Alternatives Exist to Diamond Engagement Rings

Engagement rings are often sizable investments. Money magazine reports the average engagement ring costs around $5,800. An engagement ring symbolizes the start of a lifelong commitment and may even set the tone for a couple’s wedding day.  More...

Did You Know?

Credit scores are important factors when lenders determine if individuals applying for credit or loans are worthy borrowers.  Credit is used when purchasing a new home, buying a car, opening a business or applying for new credit cards.  More...

SAVVY SENIOR

Does Medicare Cover Dental Care?

Dear Savvy Senior,  I will turn 65 in a few months and will be enrolling in Medicare, but I am concerned about Medicare’s coverage of dental care. Does Medicare cover dental procedures? And if not, where can I get dental coverage? More...

Celebrate Chinese New Year: 2019 Year of the Pig

More than one billion people across the globe celebrate Chinese New Year every year. In 2019, Chinese New Year officially begins February 5, continuing for two weeks until celebrations draw to a close February 19.  More...

Canned Food Myths Debunked

The affordability of canned foods entices many people to stock up on the essentials; however, there are some people who still harbor concerns about the safety of canned foods. More...

Streamline Household Cleaning

Travel down the cleaning aisle of a neighborhood store and you will be met with product after product designed for specialized cleaning. More...