Most everyone has heard of the Atkins' diet by now - a diet where carbs are cut very low, while fat and protein is increased. And, while it might sound like the road to clogged arteries and weight gain, it has actually been proven to be a wildly successful diet plan. In several studies comparing low-fat diets to low-carb diets, those following low carb diets actually tend to lose more weight...read more
In Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw exclaims, “No! Shopping is my cardio!” when introduced to the idea of shopping online. While she does make a point, many shopaholics like Ms. Bradshaw have given up their exercise routines for the comforts of shopping online. With online marketplaces like Amazon, shoppers can purchase almost anything with a click of the mouse so long as they...read more
Do you love your horse? If you're an equine owner, then you know the answer to that question. You want to treat your horse right, and that means having a great horse barn for your prized animal to live. Unfortunately, high-quality horse barns can be very expensive. If you hire a contractor to build a barn for your horses, you could be looking at a six-digit bill by the time the work is...read more
What Is Dialysis?
To understand what a dialysis does you need to understand the functions of the kidney. The kidneys main function in the body is to remove waste products from the body by filtering them from the blood. A dialysis is an artificial replacement for the kidneys. It's a process for removing waste from the blood stream and it is primarily used for people...
According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau 71% of U.S. households have internet service. This is up from 19% in 1997, 50% in 2001, and 62% in 2007. The data would back up the claim that every year the internet is increasingly becoming more ingrained into the lifestyle of the average American. So many...read more
It is important for all parents to help save up for their kids’ college. Many people choose to do this by establishing a college fund for their kids either before they are born or when they are born. It is important to set one up as early as possible so that your child’s college fund has time to earn money and mature before they need it. It can be extremely expensive for college...read more
A 401k is essentially your money and it is perfectly legal to borrow against your own 401k plan, but what are the pros and cons? On the side of the cons, you are borrowing money from yourself and you still must pay fees and interests, you may end up paying tax twice on your money, and you must establish a repayment plan that will come out of your current pay in order to pay back the loan. It...read more
Keeping the bills paid, rent covered, and food on the table can be difficult even in the best of times when employed, let alone when unemployed. Money becomes tight and saving accounts quickly become drained. It is important to not become discouraged when unemployed, but after receiving no calls back from employers and facing rejection time and time again, it can be difficult to keep going....read more
The word disability encompasses various conditions and physical limitations. A disability may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional , developmental, or any combination of these. Thousands of people live with disabilities every day. Whether they were born with it or their disability was due to a life event that came later in life. Living with a disabilities doesn't mean...read more
Prepaid debit cards are one of the many different types of financial products available to consumers today. Typically, these cards are geared toward individuals with a poor credit history or those who have not yet established a credit history. Purchasing or enrolling in a prepaid debit card program allows the customer to purchase items anywhere the card is accepted, including online...
There are a lot of really great reasons to join a gym, ranging from the convenience that a gym offers to the dedicated trainers and equipment that they have available. Normally, when exercising, it can be difficult to wrench yourself away from the day-to-day things that keep you busy, but at a gym you can focus exclusively on exercising. It can also be difficult to know how to properly utilize...read more
Kidney cancer is a form of cancer that originates in the kidneys. The two most common types of kidney cancer are renal cell carcinima (RCC) and urothelial cell carcinoma (UCC). Those names reflect the type of cell that the cancer develops on. There are numerous other types of kidney cancers such...read more