Monthly Archives: January 2020

Methods We Can Take To Protect Our Data When Using Smart Devices

smart thermostat

How we can preserve our sensitive information while using smart home devices. Today, many of us rely on smart home devices in our households.  However, what we often may not consider is how our smart thermostats, refrigerators, televisions, and other appliances or electronics may leave us exposed to online risks.  To ensure that our personal

Why Walking is So Good for Our Health

seniors walking

These are some of the reasons why walking is so beneficial for our health. When many of us think about exercising, walking may not be the first option that comes to mind.  However, there are many physical and mental health benefits associated with walking regularly.  For those of us who don’t already walk as part

Welcoming the Year of the Rat!

Chinese lanterns

2020 is the Year of the Rat! Today is Chinese New Year!  On this day, we say goodbye to the year of the pig and welcome the year of the rat. In Chinese culture, rats are seen as a sign of wealth and abundance. Additionally, people born in the year of the rat are said to be

Let’s Try Out These Organization Tips This New Year

organized desk

Here’s what we can do to get organized in 2020. This year, many of us have resolved to get organized.  However, if we have let clutter accumulate all over our homes, then getting started can feel overwhelming and impossible.  To ensure that we keep our new year’s resolutions, let’s try out these suggestions to get

Debunking Common Weight Loss Myths

woman measuring her waist

Don’t believe these fake facts about weight loss. Now that 2020 is finally here, many of us may be officially starting our weight loss journeys.  However, as we strive to get fit, it’s important that we are doing so in healthy and positive ways.  Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about weight loss that can lead

On This Day in History: Prohibition Began

beer on tap

Just What Was Prohibition in America? On this day in 1920, the 18th Amendment prohibiting the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol was passed by Congress.  This ban on alcohol, known as Prohibition, came in response to the alcoholism, family violence, and saloon-based political corruption that religious groups associated with the alcoholic beverage trade.  While

How We Can Better Ensure That Our Children Are Using Social Media Safely

social media sign

Let’s do our best to protect our children with their online behaviors. Today, it’s nearly impossible to avoid the influence of social media.  As parents, there will come a time when our children will want to make their own accounts.  While the idea of our kids on social media can be terrifying, it’s not something