Why I Love Being a Single Parent

Why I Love Being a Single Parent

Ms. Tami Shaikh

Ms. Tami Shaikh

When I first became a single parent, I was scared and anxious. Life seemed to be a scary journey filled with thorns and monsters. Raising three teenagers on my own, fulfilling their financial, mental and psychological needs didn't seem like an easy task. Yes it was a choice I had made on my own but it was the scariest decision ever. So I took..

When I first became a single parent, I was scared and anxious. Life seemed to be a scary journey filled with thorns and monsters. Raising three teenagers on my own, fulfilling their financial, mental and psychological needs didn't seem like an easy task. Yes it was a choice I had made on my own but it was the scariest decision ever. So I took one day at a time and moved ahead very, very slowly. There..

An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours

An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life

Gretchen Reynolds

Gretchen Reynolds

Running may be the single most effective exercise to increase life expectancy, according to a new review and analysis of past research about exercise and premature death. The new study found that, compared to nonrunners, runners tended to live about three additional years, even if they run slowly or sporadically and smoke, drink or are overweight...

Running may be the single most effective exercise to increase life expectancy, according to a new review and analysis of past research about exercise and premature death. The new study found that, compared to nonrunners, runners tended to live about three additional years, even if they run slowly or sporadically and smoke, drink or are overweight. No other form of exercise that researchers looked at..

Nutrition Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

Nutrition Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

Tammy Lakatos

Tammy Lakatos

The sun is out in full force and, if you're like us, simply the aroma of a barbeque is making life seem a little more relaxed and carefree. We're the first to admit that nothing sounds better than lounging in a beach chair with our toes snuggling into the sand and listening to the waves crash in front of us. And our clients haven't been shy..

The sun is out in full force and, if you're like us, simply the aroma of a barbeque is making life seem a little more relaxed and carefree. We're the first to admit that nothing sounds better than lounging in a beach chair with our toes snuggling into the sand and listening to the waves crash in front of us. And our clients haven't been shy to remind us that while they're relaxing and enjoying their..

11 Books About Religion & Spirituality

11 Books About Religion & Spirituality

Kimberly Winston

Kimberly Winston

Summer vacation is almost here, and with that comes the "suggested reading list" kids bring home from school. Here is our suggestion for the grown-ups — fiction and nonfiction titles in which religion and spirituality play a role, but without proselytizing or offering self-help platitudes. And there's even an extra-credit book for those..

Summer vacation is almost here, and with that comes the "suggested reading list" kids bring home from school. Here is our suggestion for the grown-ups — fiction and nonfiction titles in which religion and spirituality play a role, but without proselytizing or offering self-help platitudes. And there's even an extra-credit book for those who like a little heavy lifting with the summer sunshine. FICTION..

Why Are Vitamins Important to Your Body?

Why Are Vitamins Important to Your Body?

Andrea Cespedes

Andrea Cespedes

Vitamins don't provide energy, like carbohydrates, proteins and fats, but they are essential compounds that help the body grow and function optimally. Thirteen essential vitamins help boost your immunity, strengthen your bones, heal wounds, bolster your eyesight and assist you in obtaining energy from food—among multiple other functions...

Vitamins don't provide energy, like carbohydrates, proteins and fats, but they are essential compounds that help the body grow and function optimally. Thirteen essential vitamins help boost your immunity, strengthen your bones, heal wounds, bolster your eyesight and assist you in obtaining energy from food—among multiple other functions. Without adequate vitamin intake, you may feel lethargic,..

Carrots:Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Carrots:Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Megan Ware

Megan Ware

Carrots are often thought of as the ultimate health food. You were probably told to "eat your carrots" by your parents and you probably tell your kids the same thing, and when asked why, you explain, "Because they're good for you!" But how did the carrot get such a good reputation and why exactly are the root vegetables so good for our health?..

Carrots are often thought of as the ultimate health food. You were probably told to "eat your carrots" by your parents and you probably tell your kids the same thing, and when asked why, you explain, "Because they're good for you!" But how did the carrot get such a good reputation and why exactly are the root vegetables so good for our health? It is believed that the carrot was first cultivated in..

Five Friendly Microscopic Creatures In Your Body

Five Friendly Microscopic Creatures In Your Body

Stephen Coscia

Stephen Coscia

What's the Big Idea? We think of bacteria as irredeemably evil microscopic creatures; their sole purpose being to make us sick. Thus, we have taken up such practices as incessantly washing our hands and blasting our bodies with antibiotics at the sound of the slightest cough. It doesn't have to be this way, however. These microbes, or at least..

What's the Big Idea? We think of bacteria as irredeemably evil microscopic creatures; their sole purpose being to make us sick. Thus, we have taken up such practices as incessantly washing our hands and blasting our bodies with antibiotics at the sound of the slightest cough. It doesn't have to be this way, however. These microbes, or at least some of them, deserve another shot at our hearts. Over..

What Is Spirituality?

What Is Spirituality?

Larry Culliford

Larry Culliford

It is not ideal to consider spirituality as a thing, an object. It does not have the nature of a specimen that can be dissected and analysed. Spirituality is better thought of as a boundary-less dimension of human experience. As such, it must be admitted, it is not open to the normal methodologies of scientific investigation. It cannot completely..

It is not ideal to consider spirituality as a thing, an object. It does not have the nature of a specimen that can be dissected and analysed. Spirituality is better thought of as a boundary-less dimension of human experience. As such, it must be admitted, it is not open to the normal methodologies of scientific investigation. It cannot completely be defined. It cannot be pinned down. So... What are..

Tricks to Improve Your Memory

Tricks to Improve Your Memory

Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola

It was once believed that brain function peaked during early adulthood and then slowly declined, leading to lapses in memory and brain fog during your golden years. Now it's known that our modern lifestyle plays a significant role in contributing to cognitive decline, which is why exposure to toxins, chemicals, poor diet, lack of sleep, stress,..

It was once believed that brain function peaked during early adulthood and then slowly declined, leading to lapses in memory and brain fog during your golden years. Now it's known that our modern lifestyle plays a significant role in contributing to cognitive decline, which is why exposure to toxins, chemicals, poor diet, lack of sleep, stress, and much more can actually hinder the functioning of your..

Health Benefits of Rock Climbing

Health Benefits of Rock Climbing

Health Fitness Revolution

Health Fitness Revolution

Rock Climbing is a versatile, physically demanding sport that can be done indoors or outdoors. Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber's strength, endurance, agility, and balance along with his or her mental control. It can be a dangerous sport and knowledge of proper climbing techniques and..

Rock Climbing is a versatile, physically demanding sport that can be done indoors or outdoors. Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber's strength, endurance, agility, and balance along with his or her mental control. It can be a dangerous sport and knowledge of proper climbing techniques and usage of specialised climbing equipment is crucial for the..

7 Ways Your Body Benefits From Lemon Water

7 Ways Your Body Benefits From Lemon Water

Natalie Butler

Natalie Butler

Lemon water is all the rage these days. Many restaurants serve it routinely, and some people start their day with lemon water instead of coffee or tea. There's no doubt lemons are delicious, but does adding them to water make you healthier? Health Benefits of Lemon Water Much of the evidence supporting lemon water's health benefits is anecdotal...

Lemon water is all the rage these days. Many restaurants serve it routinely, and some people start their day with lemon water instead of coffee or tea. There's no doubt lemons are delicious, but does adding them to water make you healthier? Health Benefits of Lemon Water Much of the evidence supporting lemon water's health benefits is anecdotal. Little scientific research has been done specifically..

Healthy Relationships Lead to Better Lives

Healthy Relationships Lead to Better Lives

Teddi Dineley Johnson

Teddi Dineley Johnson

Unless you're shipwrecked on a deserted island, you probably enjoy a handful of close relationships. From spouses to children to friends, parents, siblings and significant others, healthy relationships build self-esteem, improve mental and emotional health and help you live a fuller life. "Relationships are — not surprisingly — enormously..

Unless you're shipwrecked on a deserted island, you probably enjoy a handful of close relationships. From spouses to children to friends, parents, siblings and significant others, healthy relationships build self-esteem, improve mental and emotional health and help you live a fuller life. "Relationships are — not surprisingly — enormously important for health, and there are lots of studies on the..

The History of Memorial Day

The History of Memorial Day

PBS

PBS

Originally called Decoration Day, from the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags, Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868 to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of Gen. John A. Logan of the..

Originally called Decoration Day, from the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags, Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868 to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former Union..

Five Ways Music Can Make You Healthier

Five Ways Music Can Make You Healthier

Jill Suttie

Jill Suttie

New studies are suggesting that music can be more powerful than medication. When I gave birth to my first-born, I listened to CDs of classical music in the hospital. I figured that music would help calm me and distract me from the pain. You might use music to distract yourself from painful or stressful situations, too. Or perhaps you've listened..

New studies are suggesting that music can be more powerful than medication. When I gave birth to my first-born, I listened to CDs of classical music in the hospital. I figured that music would help calm me and distract me from the pain. You might use music to distract yourself from painful or stressful situations, too. Or perhaps you've listened to music while studying or working out, hoping to up..

Mint: Health Benefits, Uses and Risks

Mint: Health Benefits, Uses and Risks

Megan Ware

Megan Ware

When discussing the world's healthiest foods, fruits and vegetables are often highest on the list because of their high antioxidant capacity, the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients they contain, and the myriad health benefits with which they are associated. Unfortunately, fresh herbs are often ignored when talking about what it takes to..

When discussing the world's healthiest foods, fruits and vegetables are often highest on the list because of their high antioxidant capacity, the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients they contain, and the myriad health benefits with which they are associated. Unfortunately, fresh herbs are often ignored when talking about what it takes to make up a healthy diet, but herbs also contain a wide variety..

Proof That Hiking Makes Your Happier and Healthier

Proof That Hiking Makes Your Happier and Healthier

Abigail Wise

Abigail Wise

John Muir was onto something when he said, "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." Hikers battle bug bites, blisters and bruises for the sake of overcoming a challenge and enjoying some quality time with nature. But along with the snow-capped mountain tops and ocean views come an abundance of mental and physical perks...

John Muir was onto something when he said, "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." Hikers battle bug bites, blisters and bruises for the sake of overcoming a challenge and enjoying some quality time with nature. But along with the snow-capped mountain tops and ocean views come an abundance of mental and physical perks. Here's what hikers can teach the rest of us about leading..

Families Are Changing, But Still Key to Happiness

Families Are Changing, But Still Key to Happiness

Philip Moeller

Philip Moeller

Love `em or hate `em, family really matters in shaping happiness and well-being. People are directly influenced by the quantity and quality of family interactions—phone calls between mothers and daughters, extended family vacations, visits with in-laws, and perhaps later, time with Grams and Gramps. Beyond the time and emotional bonding..

Love `em or hate `em, family really matters in shaping happiness and well-being. People are directly influenced by the quantity and quality of family interactions—phone calls between mothers and daughters, extended family vacations, visits with in-laws, and perhaps later, time with Grams and Gramps. Beyond the time and emotional bonding between individual family members, relatives also form a powerful..

Leadership Tips from Steve Jobs

Leadership Tips from Steve Jobs

Sean Kalla

Sean Kalla

Steve Jobs, founder of Apple AAPL +0.28% and Pixar was an iconic leader who invented the Macintosh computer, a PC for the masses. He went on to create the music players and mobile phones that everyone loved, and his tiny cellphones were packed with so much processing power, they operated like miniature Macs. With a foray into computer animations..

Steve Jobs, founder of Apple AAPL +0.28% and Pixar was an iconic leader who invented the Macintosh computer, a PC for the masses. He went on to create the music players and mobile phones that everyone loved, and his tiny cellphones were packed with so much processing power, they operated like miniature Macs. With a foray into computer animations with Pixar, he developed Toy Story, such a high quality..

Stress Management Techniques: Alternative Therapies

Stress Management Techniques: Alternative Therapies

Stress Relief Workshop

Stress Relief Workshop

Stress management techniques as we are learning a range from both mental and physical activities. It all very much depends on what suits your own personality the best and which you find most helpful in stress reduction in your life. Alternative therapies or complimentary therapies are becoming more and more popular and have proved to be very..

Stress management techniques as we are learning a range from both mental and physical activities. It all very much depends on what suits your own personality the best and which you find most helpful in stress reduction in your life. Alternative therapies or complimentary therapies are becoming more and more popular and have proved to be very successful at treating stress. This is mainly because they..

5 Quickest Ways to Kill Your Relationship

5 Quickest Ways to Kill Your Relationship

Kira Asatryan

Kira Asatryan

The majority of us have experienced the moment when we realize a relationship is in rapid decline. Although such a slide often ends in a breakup, it doesn't have to. In all likelihood, there's some behavior undermining the relationship's foundation of love and friendship—and if you can identify it, you can save the relationship. Here are..

The majority of us have experienced the moment when we realize a relationship is in rapid decline. Although such a slide often ends in a breakup, it doesn't have to. In all likelihood, there's some behavior undermining the relationship's foundation of love and friendship—and if you can identify it, you can save the relationship. Here are 5 of the most common relationship killers, as well as quick..

Asparagus: Health Benefits, Facts, Research

Asparagus: Health Benefits, Facts, Research

Megan Ware

Megan Ware

Asparagus is a commonly eaten vegetable in many parts of the world; it is well known for its unique, savory taste. It can be eaten raw or cooked. In this article, we take an in-depth look at the possible health benefits of asparagus and its nutritional breakdown. We also discuss how to incorporate more asparagus into your diet and any potential..

Asparagus is a commonly eaten vegetable in many parts of the world; it is well known for its unique, savory taste. It can be eaten raw or cooked. In this article, we take an in-depth look at the possible health benefits of asparagus and its nutritional breakdown. We also discuss how to incorporate more asparagus into your diet and any potential health risks associated with its consumption. Possible..

Why Swimming Is So Good for You

Why Swimming Is So Good for You

Berkeley Wellness

Berkeley Wellness

Swimming is an almost ideal way to stay in shape. If you don't already swim, it's not too late to start. And if you don't like to swim, there's a wide range of other workouts you can do in water. Swim your heart out If you're looking for exercise that improves heart and lung capacity, but is gentle on your joints, swimming is a top choice...

Swimming is an almost ideal way to stay in shape. If you don't already swim, it's not too late to start. And if you don't like to swim, there's a wide range of other workouts you can do in water. Swim your heart out If you're looking for exercise that improves heart and lung capacity, but is gentle on your joints, swimming is a top choice. Like other aerobic exercise such as running, it can improve..

Benefits of Tai chi

Benefits of Tai chi

Science Daily

Science Daily

Now, new UCLA research shows that tai chi, a form of slow-moving meditation, is just as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy, which has been considered the "gold standard" treatment, with both showing enduring benefits over one year. The results, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, show that tai chi promotes robust improvements..

Now, new UCLA research shows that tai chi, a form of slow-moving meditation, is just as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy, which has been considered the "gold standard" treatment, with both showing enduring benefits over one year. The results, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, show that tai chi promotes robust improvements in sleep health in breast cancer survivors with insomnia,..

Cauliflower: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Cauliflower: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Megan Ware

Megan Ware

You have probably heard that the most nutritious foods are the ones that are the most colorful. There are even several fad diets that tell you to avoid any white or colorless food, but don't write off cauliflower and other white veggies just yet. The grain-refining process used in white breads and pastas are processed to remove the bran and..

You have probably heard that the most nutritious foods are the ones that are the most colorful. There are even several fad diets that tell you to avoid any white or colorless food, but don't write off cauliflower and other white veggies just yet. The grain-refining process used in white breads and pastas are processed to remove the bran and the germ parts of the grain, which lower fiber and B vitamin..