Personal trainers can help people reach their health and fitness goals, or they could be big wastes of money. It's tough to know whether or not you need a trainer's expertise. And if you do, it's even more difficult to pick the right one.... Read more
You know the filter in your furnace only lasts three months before it gets clogged with cat hair, and you're diligent about getting the oil in your car changed every 3,000 miles. But do you pay attention to all the recommended tune-ups and mainte... Read more
When organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings and food scraps break down, you get compost, a dark, dirt-like "soil" that is rich in nutrients. Compost happens even without human involvement; for example, the leaves that fall on the fo... Read more
Americans who take advantage of larger sizes for just a few pennies more when eating out may be getting more calories than they bargain for, according to a new report by a coalition of health organizations. The report found that the food industry'... Read more
Standard kitchen appliances like ranges, ovens, and refrigerators undoubtedly revolutionized the way we prepare food. Chances are you probably have all three, and use them constantly. But there’s a whole world of gadgets and small appliances th... Read more
HELLO MY NAME IS RAKEYA AND I'M A MOTHER OF TWO WONDERFUL BOYS AGES 14 AND 7 AND I'M A GIRL FRIEND TO A LOVING MAN THAT BEEN HERE AND LOVED ME FOR WHO I'AM THE LAST 2/12 YRS THEY MAKE ME SO HAPPY BUT THERE A FEW FLAWS THAT I'M NOT HAPPY WITH AT ALL... Read more
The main reason I am trying to lose weight and get in shape is because I do not want to end up like my grandfather and die at the age of 50. I am 32 years old now, and I want to live a long healthy life. I just started using SparkPeople today, and... Read more
Hi, my name is Jayne and I've been a type 2 diabetic for around 8 yrs now. Until now, I consider myself to have been very lucky in that they caught it early and I've had a pretty easy ride .. so far. But now, it's starting to get worse and I just ha... Read more
Publix Pharmacy offers FREE diabetes screenings in partnership with CholestCheck, a health screening services company. Sign up for free diabetes newsletter and see optional screening tests (such as cholesterol and thyroid tests) are available for pur... Read more
We had trouble with neighborhood cats spraying our screens on our screened in porch until we sprinkled cayenne pepper on the area in front of the screens. We are hopeful they won't come back!211... Read more
Women have a one in eight chance of getting breast cancer. However, experts say that regular screenings and early detection substantially increase the rate of survival. Women age 40 and older are encouraged to have a mammogram each year to screen for... Read more
Alabama state workers who are obese have one year to slim down—or they'll have to start paying for health insurance. Beginning in 2010, Alabama, the second-heaviest state in the U.S., will start charging $25 a month if its 37,000 employees don't subm... Read more
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