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Of course we Americans watch the Superbowl for the game, but let’s admit it. The halftime show and the commercials are pretty awesome too. There’s even more buzz this year around the game’s halftime line up. There’s a rumor going around that Coldplay and Beyonce may be welcoming Bruno Mars to the stage too. This isn’t Bruno Mars’ first appearance at the bowl. He was on stage in 2014 too. The Superbowl halftime show is only 12 minutes long but it can cement a career or turn out to be a royal embarrassment. This year, it seems folks are having some mixed reactions to the halftime entertainment lineup.Read Now »
If things have been blurry and out-of-focus, it may not be your mental state. You may have vision issues. About 35% of adults don’t get annual eye exams because they feel they don’t need them. With better access to health insurance, many adults now can afford better eye care too. Here are a few tips for keeping your eyes healthy all year long. Get that eye exam.
Especially if you are a smoker or are diabetic, you need to be vigilant about maintaining your eye health. If you are smoker, quit. Smoking makes you more likely to have cataracts, macular degeneration and amplifies your risk of eye disease if you are also diabetic.
Traveling the world is, for many people, a passion. The thought of visiting a neighboring city or an international city center overflowing with history is something many people crave. Discovering other cities, cultures and environments can be a once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable experience. A few months ago, the global financial company, MasterCard, released its 2015 global destination cities index. This annual index provides a ranking of the most visited cities worldwide. In 2015, Asian cities dominated the list, along with a few European cities. Here are the 10 most visited cities in the world with international visitors.Read Now »
The number of people who work from home on a regular basis (and are not self-employed) grew by 89.8% from 2005 to 2013, to 3.5 million employees, according to data from Global Workplace Analytics. In fact, 77% of people stated that rooms in their homes that are not dedicated as bedrooms would be used as a home office. With this revealing data, and with today’s focus on technology, no one would be surprised to learn that over 83% of the US households own a printer. Believe it or not, this simple device may be draining your bank account faster than you believe. Printer ink might actually be the most expensive liquid you purchase.Read Now »
Is Fluffy looking puny? Is Rover not so rambunctious? Many of the very health concerns that concern us humans also plague our fur babies, like diabetes, cancer and obesity. Additionally, since cats, dogs, lizards and bird’s anatomies don’t mirror our own, sometimes it’s difficult to detect a problem early. That’s why investing in preventative veterinary care for pets, like we do for ourselves, is important to maintaining pet health. Far better to maintain the care regimen of a healthy pet, than lapse in care and then have tremendous bills for a sick one.Read Now »
On your mark. Get set. Go! 2016 is flying by. We’re already a month in. For many of us, February is the first opportunity for us to catch our breath after the holidays. In January, the New Year was celebrated. The out-of-town guests took their leave or maybe you returned home from visiting family. The gift returns and exchanges were handled. The decorations were all packed away and stored back in the attic. The credit card bill showed up (yikes!). And now it’s finally time to get back on track. Time to crack down on all the superfluous spending, the spontaneous celebrating, and the sinful snacking. Clean it up, America.Read Now »
Valentine’s Day is traditionally celebrated as a day filled with love and desire. Red hearts are symbols of this romantic winter day and you can’t miss the displays of chocolates, cards and gifts in every store. It has become an immensely popular annual holiday as evidenced when 2015 Valentine’s Day retail spending reached a record $18.9 billion. It is clear that people of all ages aspire to express their love in form of tangible gifts for their loved ones on this special day. It’s true that men are expected to deliver a memorable gift on this day of love.Read Now »
Are you one of the more than half (54.9 percent) of Americans who plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day? If so, you are in good company. A 2015 survey revealed that the average person celebrating their love on February 14th is expected to shell out $142.31. And just to add to the stress of this day of romance, a 2015 survey showed that 53% of women would actually end their relationship if they didn’t get something from their loved one on Valentine’s Day. Men are in quite a predicament to preform to some pretty high standards on this day of love. To avoid being put in the dog house, here are some Valentine’s gift ideas for her.Read Now »
You may have gotten through the holidays flu-free, but you should still be taking precautions to keep yourself healthy. Besides your physical health, keeping yourself healthy financially is important too. Having the flu cost Americans with no paid sick leave nearly $7 billion in lost wages, and somewhere between $250 and $1000 to get treated. We have some suggestions for you to keep healthy this blustery winter. Besides washing your hands often and getting vaccinated, eating healthy can boost your immunity. Here are foods that boost the immune system that should be part of your healthy diet. 1.Read Now »
It’s been a decade since the fed has raised interest rates and investors, and even everyday folks, are having to refresh their memories on how a fed interest rate hike effects them. Many see the rate hike as further indication that the economy continues to improve after the Great Recession. Here are a few ways the rate hike might impact you: 1. There will be better rates for savings over time as rates increase, which can help retirees. 2. Credit card interest rates will go up as the interest rate goes up. On average, 11.07% was the average credit card interest consumers paid. Introductory offers will be shorter and less generous.Read Now »