What would happen if you took a hike? What would happen if you took a hike in the woods in the snow? Would you feel calmer? Happier? Take a quick delve into the benefits of hiking and the opportunity to subscribe to a channel that will take you there.
Some simple trouble-shooting steps for Windows & MAC users to DIY (do-it-yourself) repair their computer.
A review of Johann Hari's latest book, "Chasing the Scream" and examines whether the war on drugs has helped or harmed our society.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects 2.2 million American adults. What is OCD, what does it feel like to have the disorder, and what's new in the world of treatment?
Looking for some help writing. The following article will introduce you to some free writing tools available online. Easy and free!
Are you surviving on a single income and seeing debt stack up? Read these three tips for helping you to reduce your financial burden.
Emetophobia is a fear of vomiting that can cause great stress for those who suffer from it. Which treatments are most effective will be investigated. (Co-written by Cameo Behr)
Mrs. Doubtfire tackled one of the toughest issues of modern times - divorce. What does the movie and research teach us about divorce and the family?
Feeling emotional pain? Try sitting, admitting and accepting to find peace.
According to Reptiles Magazine, "The leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius) lizard has been captive bred in the United States for more than 30 years and is one of the most commonly kept lizards today.
The second season of Orange is the New Black brings about a natural curiosity in fan base regarding the talented actors and actresses who play the characters surviving daily life in a women's prison. Here are ten interesting facts about these performers that OITNB enthusiasts are sure to want to...
Do you have a small deck or a petite balcony? Here are six tips to get you started on decorating and utilizing the space.
Is apartment noise driving you nuts? Are your neighbors being too loud? Read on for some ideas on how to cope with the lack of quiet in your shared dwelling.
Are you tired of the same tired advice of what to do when you go through a breakup? CJBehr incites some fresh ideas to an age old problem. Take or leave it - it's got to be more fun!
An old night stand is restored to a shabby chic piece with little cost to the owner. Read this easy process in this how-to article.
Locavores are people who commit to eating local food as much as possible . Learn the what, why and how of this healthy movement toward eating foods within 100 miles of where you live.
Driving in snow can be a challenge. Whether you live in the "snow belt" or a part of the US that just randomly gets pummeled with snow, these tips will help keep the driver safe.
As a technical writer, quality assurance must fit a broad range of undertakings. This article breaks those undertakings into six easy, manageable steps.
Need an alternative to pumpkin pie? The delicious pumpkin torte is just the recipe for you with easy, step-by-step instructions.
A family documents their celebration hoping it will enthuse and ease Thanksgiving preparation for cooks and planners who need a little inspiration—includes ideas and recipes.
Are women in their 50's invisible or it is just a perception of self brought on my culture? Here is what other journalists have to say about middle-age and aging gracefully.
Nine in ten women believe they are treated differently at auto-repair shops than their male counterparts. These six tips can help protect a woman against fraudulent auto repairs.
What cellular device is right for you? Chances are some of how you make your decision is going to be based on the device's operating system and how it fits your lifestyle. Read on for three individual cases and what we learned about mobile OS choices.
If you're new to customer service or simply need a refresher, this easy to understand training is for you. Special bonus: customer shorts videos, individual assessment and discussion questions.
A rich and thoughtful analysis of the characters in the book, "The Great Gatsby," by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read with an open mind and an open heart.
Coming from a family of ten children (eight hungry boys and two girls), I was raised on fresh and canned veggies, and meat from my grandparent's farm, But mom prepared, some unique dishes that became family favorites - and they were inexpensive. Read about them in this article.
UTI’s are responsible for nearly 10 million doctor visits each year. Here are some simply and helpful tips to assist in keeping your urinary tract healthy.
Fifteen to twenty percent of women suffer postpartum depression. There are not quick or miracle cures so here are practical tips to help a mother in her journey towards healing. You are not alone!
Empty nest is a stage in a parent’s life after the last child leaves home. New encouraging findings coupled with tips for coping make this a must read for parents whose last child will soon fly.
Is kindness a lost art? What motivates people to be kind? Here are four messages about kindness that will spur the goodwill and kindness each unique story promotes.
With 37 million American families choosing to rent instead of own, there are five things you should know before you sign that lease. Learn more with this guide for first-time renters.
What is the Rhesus (Rh) Factor and how does it affect pregnancy? These facts and the history of the discovery are easily explained in this article. BONUS: Weird beliefs about Rh Negative people.
Did you know that there are animals that roam our forests, swim in our waters and fly in our skies here in lovely Pennsylvania that you never knew existed? Find out about PA's weirdest critters!
Having a sale? This article has the best tips for preparation, pricing and positive results. Includes links to pricing tools for used items and tips for stepping through the process towards success.
Need a good cry? Why do we cry? Is it specifically an emotional act or is there more to it scientifically? Read on and find out why letting it out does a body and soul good.
Pull tab tickets are a popular attraction at civic and service clubs all over America. Are pull tabbers subject to the same addictive temptations as other gamblers - this article explores the topic.
From planning an activity together to creating a special gift based on photos or videos, you'll find the perfect Father's Day gift here.
Dating as an older single can be challenging. It can be tough to spot warning signs. Here are four dating red flags that might help you decide if you should continue to go out with someone or not.
Are we, as a society, ruder than we have been in the past. Polls say we are and so do the actions we come across everyday on the highway. What's going on and what can we do about it?
Financial situations can change very quickly, but with some creative thinking and good advice - ideas to find money and help fast are right at your fingertips. Here are 6 quick ideas to help.
May 31, 1985 would prove to be the deadliest tornado outbreak in Pennsylvania's history! Sixty-three would lose their lives. There are many stories, most much more tragic - but this is ours.
On April 22, 2012, a bombing occurred at the Boston marathon and already conspiracies are starting to crop up. This article takes a look at conspiracy and paranoia in America.
A high school senior decides to help raise funds for the incomplete Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville PA. Her journey is chronicled including an interview with the former fire chief.
From China to the United States, freaky and cool abandoned places sit still, frozen in time. Derelict structures are weighed down by the memories of a more purposeful time . . . enjoy the tour.
Halitosis (bad breath) is annoying and embarrassing. What causes halitosis - you might be surprised to know. Read "The 5 T's of Bad Breath"!
Delightful Easter crafts include a resurrection garden, play-dough tomb, resurrection count down eggs, unique egg decorating and a glowing egg hunt - so easy and fun family projects.
Whether you are promoting a product, a cause, a community or just your own personal opinions, it all comes down to hits, clicks and likes. Who is paying attention to what you have to say and when?
In 2011, there were 1.7 million single fathers in the US. The challenges and the benefits of being a single parent father are outlined in this article with resources for dads going it alone.
What is the meaning of your life? Utilizing Viktor Frankl's book, "Man's Search for Meaning" - the author summarizes some of Frankl's timeless thoughts on why we exist.
Did you know that St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland whose holiday is celebrated in March, was not Irish? What do shamrocks and leprechauns have to do with St. Patrick’s Day? Find out the answers to these questions and more.
The Easter egg! What can one say about this iconic object? It is probably one of the symbols most associated with the holiday, Easter. Decorating eggs is a century’s old tradition and although for a few bucks you can grab the cheap kit from the local superstore, why not like a brave few, get a...
In the gray of a northwest Pennsylvania winter somewhere between the post-holiday lethargy and the anticipation of spring, one town has found a way to beat the winter blues. Franklin on Ice is an annual ice carving festival where craftsmen turn blocks of ice into captivating sculptures.
What is a good Valentine's Day present for a man? What does a guy want? The author polls her guy-friends, does a little research, and comes up with her own ideas about what a guy wants.
This hot fudge sauce recipe was passed to me by my mother. It takes few ingredients and cooks rather quickly. (Also included low carb substitute) Enjoy - it's delicious!!
Lovebirds are really small parrots. They are friendly, have great personalities, and love close contact with people. Read this article to learn the pros and cons of keeping them and see if a lovebird is the pet for you.
Stop Nicotine and Quit (SNAQ) is a chemical-free, simple plan to achieve a smoke-free life. Wean yourself, panic-free, from nicotine over a course of time that is comfortable for you.
Based on a true story from the late 1800s, an old priest is forced to confront a ghost that is haunting a church cemetery. What he discovers is that he has the power to put the spirit to rest, but will his parishioners, a community of German immigrants, come through to help?
A hearty beef stew recipe with roots in Croatian and German cooking, this is possibly the first time this generational recipe has been written down and shared. Enjoy this hearty stew from the motherland!
Want an easy and delicious sugar cookie recipe for Valentine's Day to make your heart-shaped cookies? Try the BEST sugar cookie recipe of all times - the Easy Sugar Cookie recipe and get a little lesson on the history of the heart shape thrown in. It a little bit of education and a whole lot of...
No one is immune to aging, not even the wealthy. As we age graciously, there are things we can do to make us feel better. Here are five products to assist in the process. Informative and fun, read on - it cannot hurt, but can only help you to embrace the aging process.
A daughter finds her father cleaning the attic while her mother is dying and along with recall of her childhood, contemplates her mother’s death documenting with poetic prose different memories that are combined as a trilogy.
Fasincating story about Mike Haller, the man who owns the largest collection of antique dishwashers in the United States, possibly the world. Haller visits a NW Pennsylvania woman who finds a curious old appliance in the house she is leasing and he is able to take her back in time as he shares his...
When the holidays, with all their planning and preparation, are over - why is it we often feel letdown? Are the post-holiday blues biological or psychological? These are some of the questions explored in this article about the the letdown after the holidays and some helpful tips on how to survive...
We all know the experience of someone getting up in our personal space. What is personal space? Is there scientific basis for our discomfort? Does this gap differ from culture to culture? What can I do if someone is in my personal space? These are all questions discussed in this article on a...
Wild game is not only "free", but it's lean. A Pennsylvania mother reflects on her years feeding her family. Information about nutritional value and CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease)
My experience with low vitamin D levels. What is vitamin D, what does it and how much should a person take? Could a lack of sunlight make you sick?
While soaking in a hot tub, a young woman struggles with self-love while contemplating a symbolic tattoo. The story is allegorically connected to the self-pollinating Chinese Orchid for a twist that brings growth.
Emetophobia, the fear of throwing up, is the fifth most common phobia in the world. A mother shares her daughter's journey through this paralyzing fear and how, eventually, through exposure therapy, her daughter finds relief and hope to pursue her dreams.
A family forgoes giving each other gifts to provide for a family in need. In the process, the true meaning of Christmas is magnified. Article include tips on how to find a family in need.
In order to understand what types of people lead and join cults, we need to study the personalities and characteristics of these individuals in relation to their cult involvement.
As her mother is dying, a daughter reminisces about the greatest lessons her mother taught her in life. This special tribute will tug at heart strings as the author explores important life lessons imparted to her by this gracious woman who raised 10 children.
Post Partum Depression (PPD) is a devasting illness that needs society's attention. Some might argue that it is a "culture bound" syndrome more prevelant in the Western hemisphere. Research and treatment are essential for recovery and support from family and friends is essential in order for the...
The easy edible Christmas wreath is a simple and delicious recipe with little prep time. Children will enjoy creating and decorating their own wreaths, which make lovely gifts at Christmas time. What a delectable and fun way to make a memory.
In the early 1980's, two NW Pennsylvania hunters experienced some strange occurances in the woods. Although we typically think of Bigfoot as being in California or Oregon as evidenced by the popular Patterson/Gimlin footage, shows like Animal's Planet's Finding Bigfoot are pointing to other areas...