Button-up your home for winter
As the leaves turn and fall to the ground, it's time to start thinking about "buttoning up" your home for winter to keep you and your family healthy and comfortable, your belongings safe and high energy costs at bay.
Boomers: Shifting household needs create home design opportunities
Boomers expect to stay in their homes and live independently into their later years, but in the midst of change that is occurring in their households, it's easy for them to lose focus on planning for their own future housing needs. By following the principles of universal design - what's good for people of all ages, size...
Outsmart hunger with 3 easy tips
As the leaves change and the air turns crisp, it can be tempting to indulge in delicious food favorites and hide those few extra pounds under a thick wool sweater. But you shouldn't have to choose between sticking with your weight management plan and enjoying satisfying and delicious foods. There are some easy and tasty ...
The importance of physical activity for all Americans
Obesity impacts more than just the waistbands of Americans - life expectancy, health, medical spending and productivity are all affected by the weight of the nation. If recent trends continue, experts predict all adults will be overweight or obese by 2048. The statistics are equally as startling when it comes to youth - ...
Policy in practice: How nurses are leading the health care change
Health care is experiencing dramatic changes as provisions outlined in the Affordable Care Act go into effect. As the largest professional group within the health care workforce, nurses are uniquely positioned to facilitate the successful translation of critical health care policy into practice. Nurse leaders with the ex...
Year-round backyard safety tips for families
Your backyard is a space where you enjoy quality time with your family - from running around with your kids in the fall leaves to playing catch with your furry friend in the snow. It's a place to escape, but remember accidents can happen anywhere at any time, and just like you childproof your house, you need to ensure y...
10 legal needs parents don't expect
Many parents might wonder why they would ever need legal assistance themselves, much less for their children. But the truth is, even if you raised the perfect child who never got into a bit of trouble, there's a good chance you might someday have a legal need related to your child.
Become a produce professional: healthy eats from farm to family
Local. That's the buzzword when it comes to healthy eats these days. From the farm to the city, locally grown goods are keeping menus fresh and food lovers satisfied. This trend is on the rise in hot-spot restaurants around the nation and now it's never been easier to make fresh, culinary magic happen in your own home. H...
Great ways to 'green' your holiday season
With trees dressed in fall finery and homes adorned in holiday hues of silver, gold and red, fall and winter are colorful times. This year, why not "green" your holiday by adopting some eco-friendly traditions? From making holiday meals with organic ingredients to wrapping gifts in recycled paper, it's easy to find ways ...
Why sending holiday greetings is essential for businesses
For many businesses, the holidays are one of the most hectic times of the year. It might seem like there's no room for anything beyond the basics on the to-do list, but it's important to consider carefully what a few small actions can do. Your business is only as strong as your relationships with your customers, so making the effort to show your appreciation should be a regular part of your holiday season routine.