I am a caffeine lover — I almost said “junkie” but of course, that has a negative connotation. I have recently felt the need to cut back on caffeine and If you want to stay awake without using caffeine like me, here are 8 clever and effective ways to stay alert that don’t involve guzzling coffee, cola, or power drinks.
Have general health questions... or healthcare questions? We've got answers! Here, people with health issues are sharing their personal tips & experiences to help others who are going through the same thing. You'll find natural remedies & alternative treatments -- like massage, acupuncture, chiropractic care, meditation, addiction therapy, and lots of other DIY home remedies to try. Plus OTC medications, vitamins, supplements, and simple tips for managing everyday health issues -- like cold & flu, stress, insect bites, allergies, germs & bacteria, lack of sleep, grief, and more.
Wondering how to get Obamacare insurance… fast? Here are my own tips & tricks, as a freelancer who used the insurance marketplace for the first time.
You’ll be shocked at all the places indoor allergens are lurking around your house. See what might be causing your allergy symptoms & how to eliminate them.
Do you have an office job? Sit behind a computer for a living? You can avoid the most common desk job health risks with these 5 simple tips.
It takes me almost an 1 hour to drive to work. This long, daily drive has inspired me to find several ways to relieve stress while commuting. Here are 5 techniques that have helped me reduce stress during my commute. I bet they’ll help you too.
Are you enjoying your journey through life? I am! Want to live a happier life? Who doesn’t? See how rewarding it can be to try and find unique, helpful nuggets in life — because constantly making daily life tweaks is what living is all about!
There are many ways to reduce the aggravation of job fatigue, so here a few tips that I would like to share to make your day in the cubicle less physically burdensome.
I absolutely love my microwave heating pad. It works for all of my aches and pains. My favorite is the large sectioned microwave heating pack from Thermal-Aid. It’s actually a heating AND cooling pack in one! It comes in lots of shapes and sizes and conforms to your sore body parts. I also got one of their cute heat/ice packs for children shaped like cuddly teddy bears. These have become my favorite new heating pads!
There are a lot of popular hangover myths out there. Unfortunately, most of them are dead wrong! Following are some solid tips for curing your hangover, plus some things you can do to prevent a hangover from occurring in the first place.
A few important facts about hangovers, followed by some of most popular myths about hangovers… Let’s separate fact from fiction when it comes to hangover cures.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 to make a heating pad yourself. A microwavable heating pad is great to use whenever you need to apply some indirect heat for pain relief, comfort, or warmth. Follow these step-by-step directions to make your own heating pads and don’t throw away the stray sock that shows up after you’ve thrown it’s pair out!
Be sure to take steps ahead of time so you can prevent the motion sickness altogether. That way, you won’t have to worry about getting sick during your travels. Here’s a collection of the absolute best tips for combating motion sickness!
Dust mites are present and hiding all throughout your home. The house may look clean, but the dust mites are in the air. About 80% of the flecks you see floating in a sunbeam streaming through the window are dead skin cells… and dust mites! Here’s how to avoid dust mite allergy symptoms without spending a dime.
Topical pain relief creams and gels CAN alleviate some of your pain when applied directly to the skin right over the pulled muscle or sore joint. Here’s what you need to know about the 3 types of topical pain relief cream like analgesics or aspirin-like rubs, counter-irritants, and creams made from chili pepper seeds.
To avoid accidental overdose or taking the wrong pills, you should really use a pill organizer. It’s the best way to keep track of pills, doses, and schedules, and now they even come with hi-tech reminder systems! Using a pill box organizer is helpful for elderly caretakers and anyone who needs to regularly take doses of medication. Check out my favorite picks and see which ones might be right for you.
The following health blogs and website portals will give you a leg up on the latest and greatest things that affect your health. Here are the best health blogs and Twitter accounts to follow in order to stay up-to-date on all of the health issues that are important to you.
In addition to the health benefits of a good night sleep, there are lots of other reasons that sleep is important. The hard part is trying to figure out how to get it. Here are some tips to get a good night sleep.
The lesson: Whenever someone is about to sneeze in person, try to move farther than 5 feet away from them. And if you’re on a plane when someone sneezes, count the number of rows between you and them. If it’s less than 10, you better take some Airborne right away or some other immunity-booster!
Here are some tips for staying germ-free at home, at work, and when you travel. Many of them I either use myself, or I plan to start using real soon…
Are you a germ freak? I’m not really, but I will admit to being more aware of germs these days. I found this great germ book online, and it’s on sale right now… just $4 including shipping!
It’s fun to think about what makes you happy, compared to what you think would make your partner happy. I found some of the ‘men’ ones interesting…
Hate mosquitoes? Here are some of the best ideas for making your own all-natural mosquito repellents, plus a few organic mosquito repellents you can buy.
Since overexposure to direct sunlight is the leading cause of skin cancer, using sunscreen daily is one of the biggest things you can do to prevent skin cancer throughout your lifetime. Here are the 10 most important things you need to know about sunscreen and skin cancer.
Bedbugs are a one-time myth has recently been proven to be a REAL threat to people everywhere — both in hotels and at home. Here’s what to look for to determine if there are bedbugs in the bed you are sleeping in, how to treat bedbug bites, and how to prevent bedbugs in your home altogether.
There are so many OTC allergy medicines out there but if you’re like me you are interested in a natural remedy for your pollen allergy. Here’s a breakdown of when you can expect your allergies to be at their worst and what natural allergy relief options are available to you. Here are the best natural home remedies for pollen allergies.