Which Vacuum Cleaner is Really Best

Hoover, Eureka, Kirby, Dyson, Oreck, Bissel, Electrolux, Rainbow and Miele. Most of these are household names thanks to relentless marketing on TV, in magazines, and at retail stores. There are many more brands of vacuum cleaners besides these. Every one of them wants you to believe that they have the best vacuum cleaner on the […]

Berry Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients Start your year and day off right with this nutritionally packed and delicious breakfast. Blend strawberries, pineapple, yogurt, coconut water, and acai pulp in a blender until smooth. Pour into a bowl. Top smoothie with kiwi, banana, blueberries, raspberries, almonds, granola, and chia seeds. Optional Toppings: 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced 1/2 banana, sliced […]

Tips to Help Prevent Strokes

Stroke is often thought of as something that happens to older people, but more people under 50 are having strokes due to increased risky behaviors, such as smoking and untreated high blood pressure. Strokes don’t discriminate, according to the American Stroke Association. They can happen to anyone, at any age, at any time. About 1 […]

Celebrate Dry January

The term “Dry January” has been growing in popularity in recent years. Going “dry” is a trend that encourages its participants to abstain from alcohol for the month of January. Well known in the UK, there are two main benefits for participating. The first benefit is to save a little extra money after the holidays. […]

Home Organization Tips

Start the new year off by recommitting to an organized household to keep your family’s chaos contained. These small changes can help you get organized and stay that way. Embrace routines. The idea of spending large chunks of time organizing, and tidying can be overwhelming. However, making time to clean as you go through the […]

Making Cleaning as Easy as Pie

We have all sorts of materials in our homes. Wood, glass, tile, metal, carpet, fabrics, stone, plastics and more. They all have one thing in common. Sooner or later, they all need to be cleaned. Fortunately, even with so many materials, there are only four basic principles you need to know in order to clean […]

Healthier Apple Pie

Ingredients 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie 1/4 cup unsalted butter 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced Directions Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a […]

Healthy Holidays for Your Pets

The holidays are full of overindulgence, even for our pets. It may take a little effort on your part to ensure your pet has a healthy and safe holiday season. Make sure any treats you give your pet are just that—pet treats, not human treats. If you decide to get goodies for your animal, be […]

Giving Inspired Gifts

The holidays signal a time for family gatherings, traditions and the spirit of giving. Make this holiday season even more meaningful by giving gifts that help children in need around the globe. According to UNICEF, around 15,000 children die every day from preventable diseases. This holiday season, you can join the charge by choosing gifts […]

Simple Ways to Begin Mornings

Ready, set, go. Just as you would set off at the starting line of a race, this hectic pace is how mornings begin for many men and women. Instead of waking with dread to face another hectic morning, consider these tips for a healthier way to ease into your daily rituals. Meditate. A practice that […]