Why Drinking Plenty of Water is Important

Consuming enough water can allow your body to function as it should and help you stay healthy. These are some of the many reasons why it’s important to stay hydrated. Oral Health, Digestion and Weight Loss Saliva helps to break down food and wash away food particles to … [Read more...]

Budgeting for Home Improvement

When calculating the cost of homeownership, it's important to include not only everyday costs, such as mortgage payments, utilities and property taxes, but also inevitable home-repair expenses. Some of the most common home repairs involve plumbing fixtures, patios, fences … [Read more...]

6 Things You Should Know About Homeowners Insurance

If, as is often the case, your home is your biggest investment, it stands to reason you want to protect it against damage, theft or other disasters. Your lender, who also has a stake in the property, wants to protect it, too. In fact, they will require proof of insurance … [Read more...]

Daycare Snacks Get the Thumbs Down

From animal crackers to gummy fruit snacks and calorie-laden juice drinks, kids in child care are not getting the nutrition they need from daily snacks, according to a new study from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center published online in the journal Childhood … [Read more...]

Fun with…Paper Clips!?

It's amazing what people can accomplish when they're bored. Take the everyday paper clip, for example. With a little creativity and time on your hands, you can be quite productive, even during a time of severe procrastination! Though you may want to spend your time a little … [Read more...]

Stop Counting Calories

Counting calories making your head spin? Don’t despair - according to WebMD, maintaining a healthy weight isn’t achieved using a magic caloric formula. In fact, there are better things you can do that will help you maintain a healthy weight or achieve your fitness goals. … [Read more...]

5 Home Upgrades to Consider This Season

While many homeowners dream of a huge remodeling job (hello five-star kitchen!), simple home updates that can be completed in a timely manner—without breaking the bank—typically offer the best return on your investment. If you’re itching to upgrade your home this season, … [Read more...]

Buyers May Face Hidden Costs for Homes with Solar Power By Kerry Smith

“Solar-powered home” sounds like a great money-saving deal, but buyers should study possible costs before committing. Not all property insurance companies will cover solar panels, and the ones that do have a wide-ranging set of rules and inconsistent coverage … [Read more...]

Foods Doctors Steer Clear of, and Why You Should, Too

Did you know many doctors practice what they preach when it comes to diet? Business Insider recently interviewed two doctors to get their take on what not to eat, and why. Five offenders:   Candy Candy and other sugar-laden sweets can have a slew of negative effects … [Read more...]

Rowdy Kids on Your Road Trip? Tips to Save Your Sanity!

Road tripping with the kids and not sure how to keep them calm the whole time? Don’t worry; your sanity has been saved! Here is a brief checklist of some important items not to forget while traveling with your kids. - Antibacterial Wipes: Make sure every travel bag is … [Read more...]