Helping Water Clean Better

Water is a great cleaner. But just like you, sometimes it needs a little help… H2O is an amazing liquid. It is useful for manufacturing, transportation, firefighting, energy production, cooking, agriculture, recreation and of course, drinking. Water also has some unique qualities that make it an excellent cleaner. Water is a polar molecule, meaning it […]

Lemony Shrimp over Brown Rice

Ingredients: 1 cup brown rice 1 2/3 cups water 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup white wine 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp – peeled and deveined 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch   Directions: Combine the brown rice and water […]

For Dads, More Family Time Brings Greater Job Satisfaction

A February 2015 study shows that fathers feel greater job satisfaction and less work-life conflict when they spend more time caring for their children. They get mental bonus points for helping out with the kids. The study published in the Academy of Management Perspectives shows that before increasing child care time, men spent only less than […]

Marriage Equals More Happiness

More people are choosing to live together rather than marry, but a recent study found that long-term happiness comes from “I do.” A recent study published in the Journal of Happiness Studies has found that getting married has a big impact on a couple’s long-term happiness. Economists John Halliwell and Shawn Grover analyzed the findings […]

Debt and Retirement Equals a Serious Problem

Debt is more acceptable these days, but it is becoming a drag on retirement, especially when the unexpected happens. According to new research by Employee Benefit Research, more households headed by someone 75 or older are in debt. The number for whom debt is excessive – more than 40 percent of income – has increased […]


Can credit card companies lower your limit? Credit card companies routinely offer limit increases to entice more spending among good customers but they are just as likely to decrease the limit when their creditworthiness suffers, according to The Simple Dollar. When a person applies for a credit card, the issuer must ask permission to check […]