Month: March 2016

RE-Boot

I have to admit, my area of focus in life hasn’t been learning what makes my computer work. I just turn it on and get going. When I have an IT issue, I call my computer guy, Mark. As they say, “let the baker bake the bread.” Computers are his thing, not mine, so I’ve […]

Couples’ Pre-Pregnancy Caffeine Consumption Linked to Miscarriage Risk

Caffeine consumption could affect fertility. The National Institue of Health (NIH) and Ohio State Univeristy performed a study that looked into miscarriage risks in early pregnancy. Caffeine was one of factors that showed an increase risk for miscarriage. When the women drank more than 2 cups of coffee in the weeks leading up to conception […]

Social Security: How Does A Disabled Child Qualify?

Having a disabled child can be very expensive. For this reason, Social security is available to children under 18. If your child is disabled, he or she may qualify for social security disability payments. There are many requirements to qualifying. First the child must have a mental or physical disability that seriously limits his or […]

Considering The ROI Of College

With the most expensive colleges in the United States costing $60,000 plus per year, the total investment to send a child off to get a higher education can easily top $300,000. Given this is the same price as a nice well equipped home in many areas people are becoming more interested in the return on […]

Healthy food

How to Eat a Ketogenic Diet

It may seem quite daunting to begin a ketogenic diet. After all, you’re practically cutting out the entire carbohydrate food group. Rest assured, it doesn’t have to be overly difficult to live the keto lifestyle. If you want to lose weight, you’ll still have to restrict your calories, but the satiating qualities of this diet […]

How To Make Homemade Dividends To Reduce Your Taxes

Many people look to buy stocks that pay dividends because they think this will provide income in retirement. The author Dr. Kim a respected economist argues that dividends are not the way to get income from stocks. In examples he shows that selling stocks is preferable to income through dividends. Dividends are taxed at a […]

Do You Want A “BRIDE FIT” Body? Then Make It Happen!

Two brides chatting about getting “wedding dress ready.”  The first one says, “ I want to be fit, fabulous & healthy for the big day.”  The second one says, “I intend to be fit, fabulous & healthy for the big day.”

Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

I’ve heard the saying “practice makes perfect” thrown around for years, and I just don’t get it. Nothing could be further from the truth!

Pregnant couple

First Trimester Fetal Size Predicts Preterm Birth Risk

A new study published by a Yale medical doctor correlates smaller size in the first trimester of gestation with an increased risk of premature birth. An quintile increase in fetal size in the first trimester resulted in a 10% – 15% decrease in both indicated and spontaneous preterm birth. The study examined a large cohort […]

Out-of-Hospital Births are on the Rise

Is it 1741? Are we headed back in time a few hundred years? Looking around you would think not, but a new and rising trend to have out-of-hospital births might indicate otherwise. Despite massive effort on behalf of the medical industry and huge advances over the last 100 years some people still choose to forgo […]