Author: Shae Holland

The Senior’s Guide to Budgeting on a Fixed Income

33% of people who retire have no savings at all, and 40% of those are baby boomers who retire without sufficient savings. The result? Many seniors today either retire late or are unable to retire comfortably because their savings can’t keep up with the lifestyle they are accustomed to. But retiring on a fixed income is possible, provided that retirees take the right precautions with their finances. Limitations of Living on Fixed Income Retirees may resent having to scale back on food, entertainment, or travel after putting in 30, 40, or 50 years in the workforce.. It is natural...

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Parenting and Posture: Why You Need to Teach Your Child to Sit Up Straight

Many children tend to slump or slouch as they become taller. They may be uncomfortable with their new height or be inches taller than their classmates. Excessive weight and too much time sitting in front of a television screen can also cause poor posture. Parents should stress to their offspring just how very important it is to maintain a strong stance. The reasons for this is that poor posture can indicate some of the following issues.   Health Concerns It may be that your youngster exhibits poor posture due to health issues such as curvature or misalignment of the...

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Building Your Home the Green Way

Thinking about building your own home? Why not go green? Not only is it good for the environment, but green construction can also benefit your health and well-being. Lower energy and utility bills also add to the advantages of building a green home. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), home builders expect to be doing 60% or more of their homes green by 2020. Here are a few points to keep in mind as you plan. Smaller is Better A small home built on environmentally friendly ideologies is going to have a smaller impact on the...

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6 Tips to Help your Adopted Teen Feel Wanted

Whether you adopted your teen recently or when they were a baby, questions and feelings will abound as they get older. Teenagers are undergoing chemical and physical changes in their lives as well as social and emotional changes. Has your teen been asking about their birth parents? Wondering if they were wanted?   Fill Them In Our children will always be our babies, no matter how old they get. When it comes to questions surrounding adoption, remember that your teen will soon be an adult. They need to know that parents don’t usually give up a baby for adoption...

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Spider Veins vs Varicose Veins: What’s the Difference?

Image source: SalemVeins.com What Are Spider Veins? Spider veins and varicose veins are twisted, swollen blood vessels that can be seen through the skin. Relatively small veins seen on the chest, face, and legs in shades of blue, purple, and red are referred to as spider veins. Spider veins may or may not be painful. Even when they don’t cause any pain or inconvenience, though, people sometimes choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons. What Are Varicose Veins? Like spider veins, varicose veins are also twisting and turning blood vessels that one can see through the skin. The...

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What Happens to Your Body When You Get a Sunburn

On a hot summer day, sometimes it is easy to forget (or pretend to forget) to apply sunscreen. We are having too much fun, we don’t want our skin to be “greasy” or we may not like the smell. This is a huge mistake that many people do every season and it can lead to some serious damage to your skin and the even tissue underneath. But what exactly happens when you get a sunburn? Technical Aspects of a Sunburn If you went to med school (or even a basic physiology class), you would learn that a sunburn is...

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Are You Suffering from a Workplace-Related Injury?

According to Arbill’s workplace safety blog, some of the most common workplace injuries are repetitive motion injuries, falling object injuries, slipping or tripping, and overexertion. Do any of these sound familiar? If yes, then you may be entitled to financial compensation and other accommodations from your employer. Alert Your Supervisor Most companies actively encourage their employees to communicate openly with their supervisors about any workplace-related injuries. In the event that you are injured, this must be done literally as soon as you possibly can, because there are rules regarding how soon you must report the accident. If you wait...

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Remodeling Your Kitchen One Piece at a Time

Kitchen remodeling projects can cost anywhere between $10,000 to $100,000 or more, depending on the thoroughness of the renovation, materials used, and cost of intermediate steps like updating plumbing, wiring, etc. If a $10,000+ project simply isn’t possible for you do accomplish in one go, approaching it piece by piece can make the project more doable. It also reduces downtime in your kitchen for daily activities like cooking and dish washing. By following these steps, you can walk through your remodeling project over the course of several months or years, as funds and time allow. Plan it Out Even...

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Six Must-Have Items for Every Nurse

Congratulations, you’ve chosen to become a nurse! Nursing can be quite a hectic job where you need to always be prepared for whatever’s coming next — and nursing school’s no different. As you get ready for your first clinical, here are some essentials not to forget. Good Shoes Nurses are on their feet for hours at a time, so owning a proper pair of shoes is essential. First, make sure they’re comfy — while clinicals may only be a few hours each, eventually you may have to take on a 12-hour shift or longer. That’s a lot of time...

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5 First-Aid Skills You May Need This Summer

Summer is here, and that means the kids get to play all day. While the kids have been looking forward to this since last September, you’re probably apprehensive. After all, when kids play, they almost always come home with a bump, cut, or bruise—and some are worse than others. You may not have a nursing degree, but here are some invaluable skills and supplies to keep in your first-aid kit this summer. Blisters Between the flip flops, clogs, and wet swimsuits, summer is prime time for blisters. Little kids are particularly susceptible; they grow so fast that they are...

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