Intrigued by fitness bands? Garmin, one of the original monoliths of the fitness tracking world, has one out, and it's pretty awesome.
The process of interviewing doesn’t have to be as scary as it might feel at first. With preparation and a bit of confidence, you will find yourself more than ready to conquer this hurdle.
We all want to live healthy, fit lives -- but some of us can't afford the gym or expensive fitness equipment, or don't want to. Luckily, there's another option for the non-gym-rats of the world.
A subsequent pregnancy following a miscarriage, stillbirth, perinatal, or neonatal loss can be terrifying. Here are some tips on staying same from a mom who lived it.
I have a secret passion. It is soft, bold, and green. Who -- or rather, what -- is this object of my mystery affair? Guacamole. One of my favorite cuisine types is Mexican, and if I’m eating Mexican, it absolutely must be topped with a...
*Warning: this review contains some minor spoilers of general themes.* This is not the type of book I would ordinarily read. I have little interest in politics, much less a work of fiction based on the former first lady, Laura Bush. However, a...
If your family enjoys spending time outdoors and the weather cooperates, put together this lovely Mother's Day picnic.
If you caught a glimpse of me walking down the street today, you would never guess that a year ago I was emaciated, that my body had trouble healing even the most minor scratches, and that I suffered from constant cold.
Every red-blooded American woman has one. Tucked into a shadowy closet corner it waits for the opportune moment to emerge, dark and slinky. No, not the family skeletons...
The PlayStation 2 Slim boasts some obvious upgrades. Plus the Slim comes in a sweet and sexy silver version. But do these improvements warrant shelling out another $99.95 for those who already own the original PlayStation 2?
DIBELS stands for "Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skill"s and is a set of measures which educators can use to help track their students’ progress toward full literacy.
Good Friday is the day that Christians remember Jesus' death by crucifixion.
The Thursday before Easter is a Catholic holiday known as Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday. In 2010 this holiday falls on April first.
Stuffed mushroom recipes have always sounded very daunting to me. These five fast and easy stuffed mushroom recipes are anything but daunting.
Pita bread is a flatbread of Middle Eastern origin. At times, however, achieving the signature hollow core or “puff” can prove tricky.
It seems that eggs seem to come in two varieties -- delicious and not. Perhaps it's because the typical preparation methods for this humble food are adhered to by chefs in every type of kitchen with a staunch and stubborn loyalty. But egg...
When I first heard that Aspyr and Funcom had released a successor to the classic adventure game The Longest Journey, I had mixed feelings.
Want to make each bite of food go the extra mile in delivering much-needed mineral content? Then try eating sea vegetables! Sea vegetables, commonly referred to simply as seaweed, are rich in minerals, vitamins, and other wellness-boosters. ...
If you have not heard of stevia, you're not alone. Certain forms of the this South American plant have only recently found tenuous approval as alternatives to zero calorie sweeteners in the United States. The Japanese have been using stevia leaf...
Not natural: an advertisement for sugar-free Chupa Chups lollipops. I love to blend. Hummus, smoothies, ice cream bases, it's all good. Recently I discovered a new blendable food item -- cream cheese. Excited, I started making up a few batches...
One of the most popular genres in the computer and video game industry is the MMO, or massively multi-player online, game and its sister genre, the massively multi-player online role-playing game (or MMORPG). In such games, the player takes on...
Although green smoothies do not look especially appetizing, they are a nutritious and great-tasting addition to any diet. A green smoothie is a smoothie that incorporates leafy greens, such as spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, and chard. I prefer to...
Biscotti are the ultimate healthy (or healthier) cookie. Italian for "biscuit," biscotti (the plural of "biscotto") are twice-baked cookies with a long shelf life. Recipes can be easily customized to include more nutrition. In this recipe, whole...
When is a cheese sauce not a cheese sauce? When it's made with nutritional yeast! Nutritional yeast, or "nooch," is an inactive yeast loved by vegetarians, vegans, and health-conscious folks for its rich vitamin content. Related to edible...
I never planned to be the owner of a toy dog breed. When I revealed to my boss that my husband and I had adopted a chihuahua, a puzzled frown creased his face. "I can't see you as a small dog person," he confessed. I wholeheartedly agreed. Cody,...
Carrot fries created, photographed, and devoured by Beth Morey (2010). As much as I enjoy my healthy eats, I must admit -- there are not many foods that can beat a well-made French fry. Warm, salty, and limp with oil fresh from the deep fryer,...
The term "home fitness star" often calls to mind a stereotypical persona -- a spandex-clad blonde bouncing her perky way through a home fitness DVD, her instructions annoying and often ineffective. Thankfully, not all creators and stars of home...
I love workouts that make me sweat -- a lot. If I'm not tired and out of breath at the end of a cardio session, what exactly have I been doing for the last 30 to 60 minutes? When I finish aerobic exercise, I want to be flushed, sweaty, and smelly....
Yoga has many benefits. A regular practice can lead to increased flexibility and strength, greater concentration, improved posture, larger lung capacity, a sense of calm, decreased blood pressure, and so forth. However, between work and personal...
(From the USGenWeb Archives Digital Map Library) Who says that bigger is better? Small homes are increasing in popularity. They can be thriftier to keep than regular-sized homes and support green living. Mobile cabins, or small homes that...
Hooping is a great way for adults to get into shape. Kids also love to hula hoop. Encouraging children's natural enjoyment of hooping can help them to stay active and be fit. Use some of these ideas to get a reluctant hooper spinning like a pro. ...
When I hear the phrase “weight training,” I imagine a far more muscular version of myself hoisting laden barbells in a dank-smelling weight room filled with burly men and blasting, angry music. It is, in a word, terrifying. My nightmarish...
Impact, length, intensity, style, equipment required -- all of these factor into the equation whose answer, when solved correctly, hits the fitness sweet spot. When it comes to choosing the right workout, there are a number of elements to consider...
Want to slim down? Eat less, eat well, and move more.
Surrogates, the 2009 sci-fi film starring Bruce Willis, recently became available on DVD and left this reviewer feeling cold and confused.
The clock’s hands slide toward 11:00 AM, lunchtime imminent. You wouldn’t know, though, because you are focused on whatever task is yours for the conquering. Perhaps you’re corralling the attention of twenty or thirty high school students...
What’s better than candy? That's easy -- healthy candy! That is how I first saw the Stretch Island Fruit Company products I recently had the opportunity to taste and review -- glorified candy. However, my original opinion did not last. A few...
These five simple, healthy, and unique hummus recipes do not disappoint.
I have been interested in video games since I can remember. A child of the 80's, computers intrigued me. As I grew up and computers became more and more accessible, I began to immerse myself in the world of computer and video gaming. And those...