Learn about what a typical consumer DNA kit requires, how much it costs, and what it can do for you. Get help deciding whether Ancestry, 23 and Me, or FamilyTree DNA is the best choice.
Starting a weight loss program was a challenge. Finding ways to stick to it without feeling deprived is even harder. Fortunately, I found some tips and tricks that made it possible.
Watering the soil around your home's foundation can help prevent foundation cracks and shifting. Use these simple maintenance tips to maintain your home's value.
What paranoid schizophrenia looks like and how its symptoms differ from other types of schizophrenia or schizotypal disorders.
Before you being investing in real estate, you should understand what your goals are if you want to achieve them. Here are the five reasons to invest in real estate.
Investors often fork over thousands of dollars for capital gains taxes that they could defer indefinitely with 1031 exchanges. Learn the basics about how IRS code Section 1031 can preserve wealth.
What parents need to know about teenage drug and alcohol abuse: How to recognize if their child is using, and what to do about it.
A thorough homeowner's guide to recognizing termites and stopping them from damaging your property.
Some swear that a prayer to St. Joseph can help get their house sold. Will it help you? Learn about this practice, its history, and how to use it if you want to test it for yourself.
If your child's father won't return your child, or if child custody interference or parental kidnapping have kept your child from you, these tips will help you get your child back into your life, including information about parental alienation.
Is NeverWet good for waterproofing your clothing, furniture, and outdoor planters? Possibly not, but it certainly has other uses!
A review of the Baldknobbers Jamboree during an impromptu trip to Branson, Missouri.
You don't have to ride a Harley to honor fallen veterans. The Patriot Guard and Patriot Guard riders embrace patriotic volunteers who want to honor veterans. Here's the story of my first experience.
SAM-e has eliminated the pain I experienced with fibromyalgia and arthritis, and given me my life back from the depression symptoms that had set in, too.
Check out this review of Maytag's Bravos washing machine before you shell out the money to buy one!
Three fashion fads that may have gone too far... What do you think of ear gauging, tattoos, and cosmetic surgeries?
Looking for creative ideas for military care packages? Here are a few you won't want to pass up!
Learn the basics about how to evaluate and buy gemstones in a way you can use - whether you're making jewelry, enjoying the natural world, or getting fabulous for your special event.
A beginner's guide to birthstones and gemstones, including their attributed uses and properties.
Coping with a loved one who has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is never easy. This step-by-step guide can help reduce the frequency and severity of conflicts.
Although the U.S. has more attorneys than any other country, it has the worst legal representation in the world for its citizens. This article discusses why and what you can do to change it. The author describes her own story and the phenomenon known as Legal Abuse Syndrome.
This article reveals the kinds of sacrifices soldiers make as they serve our country, and offers meaningful ways to thank them.
At an exhibit this week, World Champion Mike Massey teaches how a beginning player can make a billiard trick shot and sink four balls in one shot. He also revealed that despite his world renown, he's on a mission that could transform the perception of billiards as a sport.
Valley fever - a public nuisance or deadly threat? Medical professionals outside the southwestern U.S. are often unfamiliar with the disease or how to treat it. This article describes what everyone should know before they spend time in the desert southwest.
Sexless marriages can have many causes. Madonna-Whore complexes are one of the most challenging and hardest to treat. This article examines what it is, and what it means to people who are in a relationship affected by it.
Deception and lack of authenticity can destroy friendships, romantic relationships, and work opportunities by preventing intimacy and crushing trust. This article examines why people lie and provides a method for getting your loved one to change their habit of lying.
You can create a mad scientist costume inexpensively this Halloween. Check out these tools and tricks.
What is a victimless crime? Why should Americans be concerned? What does it cost us to legislate morality?
Estimating a coin's value can be tricky for a novice, but most of us have happened across an interesting old coin and wondered about its worth. Here's a guide that will take you step by step to understanding how much your coin is worth.
The Anasazi of the American Southwest may have disappeared, but their legacy lives on in today's Pueblo Indian crafts. This article describes basic information about the Anasazi, their interactions with other area tribes, and how their styles of decor continue to influence certain types of pottery.
Information about becoming an ordained minister and how to start the process.
Intellectual property - creative works, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, and inventions - are valuable assets that require protection. Here's a thorough beginner's guide to understanding intellectual property.
Breaking up is always hard to do, but getting through a breakup with a first love is harder. Here's how to decide if it's time to part ways, and pointers on how to end your first relationship.
Don't make an offer on a house without checking for these potential expensive problems. You can save on hiring a home inspector if you spot deal-breakers before you make an offer to purchase.
Copyright issues can be thorny for creators of music, blogs, photos, software, or other kinds of intellectual property. This article examines legal issues surrounding "fair use" and what constitutes a violation. It provides guidelines for using others' works and protecting your own.
Attractiveness definitely has its perks. Even if we aren't the "perfect" image we'd like to be, making ourselves more attractive provides benefits at home, on the job, and in the social sphere. Take a look at these tips for men and women on how to be more attractive by choosing clothing, makeup,...
Bev Doolittle's camouflage art can make you feel as if you're in an eternal cycle of life. Check out some of the reasons I started collecting her artwork and learn how to acquire your own signed prints.
Do you have a narcissist in your life? Tips on recognizing it, coping, and information about treating narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)
Before you acquire a dog, take a few minutes to test its temperament, no matter what breed you're considering. Here are simple steps you can use to judge your potential pup's personality.
When people are still (or often) single in their 30s or 40s, it's because of one of these seven reasons. Identify and solve the barriers to intimacy in your love life.
Resurfacing or refinishing a hardwood floor isn't as difficult as it might seem. Practical advice and before and after shots will help you figure out if you should DIY or hire a pro.
Watch this video of Mike Lacy, one of the best players in the midwest amateur pool leagues, as he demonstrates this astounding billiards trick shot. Keep reading to learn how to do it yourself.
With a single shot, can you sink all four balls into separate pockets? This billiard trick shot is easy to master with this step by step instruction guide.
Test your knowledge about common law marriage in this myth-busting article.
Entrepreneurs and small business owners often neglect to plan effectively by writing a business plan based on a thorough SWOT analysis. This article makes SWOT reports easier to develop.
How long should a couple to wait to start being physically intimate?
Withholding sex can sometimes be an abusive manipulation. This article describes when it's abusive, when it's not, and how to cope with passive-aggressive people who use this tactic to manipulate their partners.
The silent treatment is a common pattern of conflict in committed, romantic relationships. It can be damaging if left unaddressed, but there are constructive ways to break this communication pattern.
There's a good chance that mental illness contributed to your decision to divorce, but here's why you may not want to raise the issue in court.
Fathers in custody disputes need to understand and defend their rights if they want to gain custody or maximize visitation. Don't miss this informative how-to.
Learn signs that your spouse may be cheating and simple tips to investigate.
Even strong, loving relationships can fall victim to friendships with the opposite sex if appropriate boundaries aren't negotiated. Learn to avoid pitfalls of jealousy and provide loving support without becoming vulnerable.
Domestic violence often starts with emotional abuse or verbal violence. This article explains how abusive tendencies develop and what can help break the cycle.
Do you have a self defeating personality? Are you your own worst enemy? Learn about self defeating personality disorder and tips to start changing your life.
Sunshine on your shoulders can make you happy, but sunshine on your eyes may cause growths that permanently alter your appearance. Learn about these common eye growths and how to protect yourself.
When relationships have ongoing conflicts, when the people we love are in denial, we may ask ourselves how we can help someone who doesn't want help. This no-nonsense article will tell you what you need to know when engaging with someone in denial.
Is it a good idea to take things slow in a developing relationship? This article describes how pacing our relationships can be helpful or hurtful.
Knowledge and understanding don't lead to good decisions. Wisdom, on the other hand, helps us maintain and nurture great relationships. This article examines the differences between understanding, knowledge, and wisdom and provides tips on finding wisdom that will lead you to make wise choices.
Marriages and relationships with an addict can be very exciting and fraught with peril. Learn more about the effects of alcoholism and addiction on love and relationships.
How much alcohol is enough to kill a teen? Would you recognize the signs of alcohol poisoning? How many teens die because of drinking America's most popular drug? Find these answers and more.
Are you worried about someone's use of prescription medication? Maybe even your own? Prescription pill addiction is now considered an epidemic in America. Here are the clinical criteria for addiction, and a description of what you might see if a loved one is abusing prescription drugs.
What are the current trends in teenage drug use? A summary of trends found by the annual Monitoring the Future survey reveals where they get drugs and what kinds they prefer.
If you feel like you're all alone in your relationship, don't despair. Find the causes that drive wedges between you and your partner, and get tools for making those causes disappear.
Straight answers about nice guys and the girls who dump them.
Is he interested or just being friendly? Is he losing interest? Does he see a future with you? Learn these indicators of interest so you can focus on the man who wants you and keep him interested now and later.
Learn why it seems like your man lets his pride get in the way of your relationship, and find out how you can deal with it to effectively resolve your conflicts.
Arguments have a bad reputation, but great relationships thrive on boring arguments. This article describes a boring argument and give tips about how to keep relationships boring rather than dramatic.
Is your relationship compatible enough to last forever? This article provides helpful guidance on how to evaluate the five pillars of compatibility: sexual, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and financial.
Three common mistakes women make to improve their relationships can sabotage them instead.
Do you really need to hear the words "I'm sorry" when someone has wronged you?
Men need to feel needed, but independent women may find themselves at a loss about how to need a man when they're accustomed to providing for themselves. This guide helps them understand how to bridge the communication gap.
Coping with a breakup may be one of the most anguishing experiences we can endure. It can be as painful as the death of a loved one, but we don't receive the same emotional support that accompany bereavement. This article will explain how to transform loss into a meaningful event that will help you...
Do you know what to do when your boyfriend or girlfriend sends you mixed messages? Avoid problems by recognizing how to interpret what is really happening.
How to tell if your relationship is moving too quickly. Hint: It's not about sex.
A basic guide to non-verbal cues of attraction or disinterest.