Home remodeling tips for baby boomers entering their golden years
As America's 77 million-strong baby boomers reach retirement age, one thing is absolutely clear -- they are not going to quietly retreat into their golden years. The most active generation in America's history wants homes that will support their active lifestyles, and homes that will accommodate the challenges boomers wi...
Fast Facts on DHA and Education [Infographic]
A recent study found incorporating DHA omega-3 from algae into a child's diet helps those who are underperforming catch up to their peers in reading performance, behavior and working memory. DHA is a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid found throughout the body. It is a major structural fat in the brain, accounting for up...
The aging population: a benefit, not burden
With life expectancy increasing, the percentage of population over age 60 is booming. By 2030, the population over 60 will be growing 3.5 times as rapidly as the total population, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Three unexpected areas where you can improve home safety
While it's impossible to anticipate and guard against every eventuality, it still pays to think about some dangers that are often overlooked - but that can be every bit as tragic as more obvious threats. Here are some accident risks that are statistically worth worrying about when you're working on making your home as sa...
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...
From hurricane help to health care questions - 2-1-1 is there
Wouldn't it be great if there was a number you could call if you had any sort of question about resources in your community, from something as simple as where to find the nearest library to something as urgent as where you can find relief after a catastrophic event? Good news: You don't have to wish for this all-in-one h...
'Tis the season for holiday baking
The holidays are a busy season. From cooking and baking for family and friends to holiday shopping and preparing for time-honored traditions, the season will pass in a blur. Regardless, it's also the time of year when everyone has holiday cookies and extra-special meals on their minds.
Demystifying Medicare Part D enrollment
With so many options based on where you live and what prescriptions you need, selecting a Medicare Part D Plan can be complicated and time consuming. However, every American 65 and older must enroll in a plan for 2013 by Dec. 7, 2012.
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.
Give welcoming gifts to your out-of-town holiday guests
Share your appreciation for family, friends and loved ones who have traveled from out of town this holiday season by giving meaningful gifts. From seasonal gift baskets to gift cards and personalized winter weather accessories, there are plenty of ways to share in the holiday spirit and be thankful for those around you. Remember, it's the thought that counts.