Make your home smarter and more efficient this winter
The coldest time of the year can also be the busiest. With holiday entertaining, overnight guests and winter getaways, it can be hard to ensure your home heating and other systems are performing for optimal comfort and efficiency. In addition, the Department of Energy reports that no matter what energy source you use, he...
How those with a rare disease can stand up to intolerance
Whether verbal or physical, bullying can cause real suffering for its victim and can ultimately interfere with a person's social and emotional development. A common target for bullying and intolerance are those people with qualities that may set them apart from their peers, such as health-related issues.
Tips for a safe and stress-free holiday shopping season
It may be the season of joy, but for many Americans, the holidays can also be a time of great stress - particularly when it comes to gift-giving and shopping. If you're among the millions of Americans who want to experience a safer, less stressful holiday season, consider these tips.
Innovation is key to America's breadbasket
The holiday season is a good time to recognize the important contribution of America's farmers to our quality of life. Agriculture is a tough business. Yet according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, America's 2 million farms are the world's most productive, not only feeding our nation, but providing crucial grains ...
Must-do, can-do tips for people dealing with chronic pain
If you live with chronic pain, you know that the real costs of pain far exceed the hundreds of billions of dollars spent on treatment efforts or lost to decreased job productivity each year. Pain can have a serious long-term physical and emotional impact, and can affect every aspect of your life.
Guidance, help and hope for those living with chronic pain
It's the health challenge that affects nearly a third of American adults - more than heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined, according to a recent report. It costs society between $560 billion and $635 billion in medical bills and lost productivity every year. You or someone you love may be directly affected. What i...
Five tips for choosing a new cellphone provider
If you've reached your limit with paying for unused minutes and features, overage fees, and long-term contracts, it may be time to shop around for a new provider. With cellphone service providers being as numerous and diverse as today's phones themselves, it can be a daunting prospect. However, with a little legwork, you...
Tips for keeping pedestrians safe on the roads
When it comes to keeping young walkers safe on America's roads, the country has made great strides. Still, bigger steps are needed to improve pedestrian safety overall, and particularly for teenagers. Here's what you can do to help keep walkers safe on the road.
Sweet potatoes still top spud in top food trends
Sweet potato consumption rose nearly 10 percent since the year 2000, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And as more restaurants tout sweet potato options on their menus, at-home chefs are looking for ways to prepare the nutritious orange spud.
How your credit score is affected by common activities
Managing money wisely: It's something that everyone is told to do from an early age. From putting pennies in the piggy bank to classroom instruction in how to balance a check book, the message is to spend and save thoughtfully. However, in the real world, those lessons often fall by the wayside due to crunched schedules,...