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Changes are inevitable

by on 08/25/2017 - 12:36 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Mike Brady, Michael Brady & Co.
The world around us is changing every day and the rate of change seems to be accelerating. Every aspect of life is experiencing the effects of these changing forces. These changes affect our financial lives and require us to remain flexible and to change with the world. New technologies provide opportunities as well as challenges. If you are not prepared to change with the world, you could experience more of the challenges and miss out on the available opportunities.
But how are we to keep up with the ever-increasing flow of information, the flood of new ideas, products and services? How do we stay current and relevant in the world and ...

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Back to campus essentials

by on 08/25/2017 - 11:37 am
Category: Smart Living

By Emily McCullough, Lucky Shoes
It won’t be long before students head back to campus. A visit to Lucky Shoes can have you snapping up those back-to-school shoe essentials in one stop. 
With its 360-degree strap adjustability and breathable appearance, the Chaco Z Cloud x2 sandal is wonderful way to kick off the first day of the semester. Join the Chaco tan line bandwagon by wearing these sandals all day during the last few weeks of summer.

The Timberland Kenniston is a perfect transition from the hot days of summer to the crisp air of fall. The Kenniston is a sneaker-boot that is lightweight and fashionable. Its high-top appearance allows you to be tr ...

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Small business health insurance

by on 08/24/2017 - 04:14 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Roni Bell, HealthMarkets Insurance Agency
Every day, people visit our office in search of better health care coverage. For business owners, we can review your company’s health insurance standing and determine if there are better options to offer your employees. 
The truth is, many people consider the quality of the health care coverage offered by a prospective employer before taking a new job. Others may leave a job they love because the benefits just aren’t cutting it. That’s why staying competitive in the area of health care benefits is key. The problem is, most employers don’t have the time to research plans and weigh the options. Tha ...

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Does sleep come easy?

by on 08/24/2017 - 01:31 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Mike Ventresca, Vital Choice Healthstore
An increasing body of research is pointing to the enormous value of sleep. For example, a recently published study in the journal Neurology showed there may be a link between poor sleep and signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers believe adequate sleep is needed to perform critical detoxification processes where neurotoxins are essentially washed from the brain. A build-up of these toxins is strongly associated with Alzheimer’s. It’s also been shown the effects of poor sleep go beyond cognitive health. 
A study from the University of Chicago Medical Center found that after restricting sleep to fou ...

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Popping a roid

by on 08/24/2017 - 12:22 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists´╗┐
What do power lifters and a pregnant women have in common? They both tend to suffer from hemorrhoids.
But hemorrhoids can happen to just about anyone. They can happen to teenagers and they can happen to golden agers. So how and why do they happen?
There are several factors that may cause hemorrhoids to “pop” out. Most importantly is putting too much stress or pressure on the abdominal muscles. When you do that, it causes the hemorrhoid tissue up inside your rectum to inflate like a balloon. If it over-inflates from too much pressure, the internal hemorrhoid tissue may protrude externally.
An ...

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An extra-strength boost

by on 08/24/2017 - 11:28 am
Category: Smart Living

By Seth Zaremba, Zinc Insurance
Most people feel like they pay into their homeowner’s insurance without getting much out of it. While it’s ideal for providing the security of protection and peace of mind in general, on a day-to-day basis it doesn’t appear to have much practical value.
But for about $25 per year, there is a little-known power shot called Equipment Breakdown Coverage that can be added to your existing homeowner’s insurance policy. It covers all of the big stuff in your house: refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer, water heater, furnace, air conditioning unit, expensive flat screen TV, water pump and more. If one of those big items brea ...

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The benefits of keeping seniors activ...

by on 08/22/2017 - 12:13 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Jeff Risner, Renaissance of Richfield/Bath
A river of responsibilities flows from the social activities that sustain and propel our lives. In the rush of life, we get caught up in our responsibilities to our children, spouses and co-workers. Yet many of those same responsibilities, the mainstays of aging parents or loved ones lives, have fallen away—kids grow up, spouses pass away and retirement cuts off relationships with co-workers.
As we age, it’s inevitable that we’ll start to drift toward social isolation. Caring for aging parents or loves ones bestows a reciprocal responsibility to enrich their lives by encouraging social activities.
Enco ...

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Can kitchen cabinets be upcycled?

by on 08/22/2017 - 11:35 am
Category: Home

By Scott Herceg, Kitchen Design Center
It seems like everywhere you look, you see repurposed, upcycled items for the home. Not only are these items staying out of the landfill, but, given new life, they are authentically stylish.
From old spoons hung on a chandelier to add a whimsical touch to your lighting to and an old sink filled with herbs outside your kitchen window, the latest in kitchen décor is giving the saying “something old is something new” a new meaning.
And to make the biggest impact, resurfacing your kitchen cabinets will not only give them a brand-new lease on life, but it is an easy way to achieve your dream kitchen on a budget. ...

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