Category Archives: General

Staying Healthy on a Beach Vacation

If you have spent several months inside your home over the winter, then it is time to plan a warm beach vacation. You want to maintain your health while you visit a beach, and here are a few tips for your well-being.

Health Benefits of Facials

When you go to a spa, it feels good to get a deep cleansing facial. Getting the dirt out that’s been clogging your skin lets your skin feel soft and new again. Facials do more than make your skin feel good, they’re very beneficial to your skin’s overall health. Here are the health benefits of facial treatments.

Safety Tips for Your Furnace this Winter

It is getting pretty close to winter time. Some people may have even turned their furnaces on already. A furnace is a luxury many people enjoy and there is no shock why. When you come in from the cold you don’t want to be just as cold inside. The important thing, however, is to make sure that you are using your furnace safely and properly so that it can have a long life of keeping you warm and cozy. Here are just a few safety tips and tricks to remember when you go to turn the heat up this winter.

Best Types of Office Chairs for Your Back

There is evidence everywhere that says sitting in a chair for eight to nine hours at work is not good for your back. Sitting in an upright position, even if you have good posture puts a lot of pressure on your lower back which can cause problems for you later on in life. So what can you change about having to sit all day? Get a new job? Of course not, just get a new chair. There are some office chairs that are better than others for comfort and support. Here are the top five office chairs for your back, from most expensive to least expensive.

Are Teeth Whitening Strips Safe?

Everyone is looking to get a brighter whiter smile, but can getting that smile harm your teeth? There are many at-home products that can brighten up stained teeth. Whitening strips are the most popular at-home remedy, because they deliver quick results. Whitening strips are also typically less expensive than other at-home whitening tools. The biggest concern people have is if whitening strips are safe for their teeth. The general answer is yes, but there are a few exceptions to this rule.

The Problem with the IQ Test – And the Solution

The term “IQ” has infiltrated our every-day vernacular, even making to the fringes of the US presidential race. In 2013, Donald Trump tweeted “Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure, it’s not your fault.”

What Is The IQ Test?

So what does the term IQ really mean? IQ is short for “Intelligence Quotient”, a term that was coined by Frenchman Alfred Binet in the late 1800s in Paris. Binet has been retained by the French Ministry of Parisian schools to develop a test that would be able to identity and remove children that were slowing down the pace of classroom teaching.

When is the Best Time to Get Braces?

At some point, many people are faced with the fact that they need braces. Braces have many purposes for dental health, a major one being to correct jagged, misaligned, or overlapped teeth. Braces can also correct overbites or underbites. Dentists will refer to this simply as a “bad bite,” but the official name of the condition is called malocclusion. An overbite is when the upper jaw is bigger than the lower jaw, and an underbite is when the lower jaw is bigger than the upper jaw. Patients typically wear braces for about 2 years, though the time frame ultimately depends on the patient.

How Ergonomics Can Prevent Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Carpel tunnel syndrome is the experience of feeling numbness, tingling, weakness, soreness, throbbing, or other problems with the hand or possibly wrist. It’s been a syndrome that many office workers have experienced due to constant keyboard use, however, many other professions can lead to the uncomfortable nerve damage asscoiated with the ailment. It all begins with pressure on the median nerve in one’s wrist, and several tendons that travel up the forearm. Ultimately, too much use or wrongful use of the hand or wrist can lead to carpel tunnel syndrome.

Wine Tasting Tips Everyone Should Know

If you’ve ever been wine tasting, you know that there are a few rules to the craft. For some, it’s a simple taste and a quick move on to the next flavor. For others, it’s a complete judgement contest of the aroma and qualities the wine possesses. Wine is an incredibly healthy beverage (in moderate quantities). Going wine tasting can be fun, but also healthy for that same reason.

How to Bring More Laughter into Your Life

Laughter is a great dose of medicine to lower your blood pressure, blood sugar, and even stress levels. But despite knowing the health benefits of a few good laughs, the older we get the harder it is to get tickled. Laughter is actually not as spontaneous as it seems but you can find ways to contrive humor into your daily activities.

You hardly lose anything when you laugh anyway, and you will be doing yourself a lot of good in return. So why not smile and laugh more and you’ll find yourself being more positive in the way you look at life. Here are my personal tips on how I’ve added more laughter to my day. Do me a favor and start bringing these tips into action.