LCD, or liquid-crystal-display televisions, use LCD display technology, which works by encasing liquid crystals between polarized glass panels and using a light source (LED or CCFL being the most common) to create an image on the screen. Because LCD TVs offer high picture quality and are relatively affordable, they have become one of the most popular types of TV on the market today, with...read more
Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a great career choice, especially in an economy that seems to constantly be downsizing. Since nursing assistants will always be in demand, a CNA can enjoy job security in a shaky job market. It’s also a great way to get your foot in the door to the medical field, and can help pave the way to more advanced certifications or...read more
Children are our future. Every child deserves and equal opportunity to succeed in school and in life. Success in life and the classroom begins with their families being able to afford a stable, healthy, and safe roof over their heads. That's where low income apartment housing comes into play. It allows...read more
Undergoing a home remodel can be a stressful, yet rewarding, experience. Making sure everything goes smoothly from start to finish almost seems like an impossibility, but it's not. Here are a few tips that can help you get through your next remodel without going insane.
Breaking your remodel up into smaller projects can save you a lot of headaches during home remodeling. Trying to...
Many are drawn to the intricate, handmade designs of Native American jewelry. Sparkling silver embellished with turquoise, onyx, oyster and other earthy, polished stones seem to simultaneously demand attention and portray an air regal subtlety. With the popularity of Native American jewelry, however, has come a rise in reproductions and counterfeit pieces being sold as authentic Native...read more
Many people have gym memberships in order to get and stay in shape. While the gym offers many benefits, such as fitness classes, a wide range of equipment, locker rooms, showers and sometimes hot tubs and saunas, finding time to go to the gym is not always possible. It takes time to get to the gym, get ready at the gym, wait for equipment to be available and finally drive home from the gym....read more
Diabetes is a metabolic disease characterized by the body's inability to produce or properly use insulin, a hormone needed to regulate blood sugar and turn glucose and other nutrients into energy for the body. Though no one knows what causes diabetes, many theories exist that suggest genetics, environment, lifestyle, diet and lack of exercise may all play a role in certain types of diabetes....read more
Trying to get the most out of your exercise regimen can be difficult if you are pushing yourself too hard for just a few days out of the week and finding yourself tempted to skip days due to the levels of exhaustion that you hit. There is also the issue of time consumption as it is very difficult to set aside a few hours all at once to just exercise. Even worse is when you find yourself...
While feeling blue or sad is normal for everyone, those feelings are generally short-lived, have a clear reason behind them and don't interfere with daily life long-term. Depression, on the other hand, is a serious, but treatable, illness that causes symptoms that don't go away on their own and can interfere significantly with day-to-day life. Depression can affect anyone, but is more common...read more
Most people experience depression at one point or another. This temporary period of depression is normal, and usually goes away with time. Major depressive disorder, on the other hand, is a long-term medical illness that affects how people behave, feel, and think. Those coping with this illness have trouble going about their day-to-day lives, feeling isolated and unworthy of their...read more
In today's tech savvy society where it seems everyone is a technophile smart phones have ingrained themselves into every aspect of our lives. The smartphone of today acts as a technology driven modern day Swiss army knife. There seems to be nothing that a smartphone can't do these days. Smartphones act...read more
The benefits to walking on a regular basis are great and almost innumerable. More often than not, you will find more benefit to your health by taking up walking on a daily basis than by trying to diet. The idea behind walking is very simple, you can do a lot of aerobic movement and exercise without exhausting yourself. Another major benefit is that being exposed to fresh air and the...read more