About a dozen years ago, my siblings talked me into buying a cottage with them. It has worked out great – we share the cost and the work among the four of us, and the property gets a lot of use! On the rare occasion we’re all there at the same time, it makes for eight adults and 12 kids enjoying all the good stuff cottage country has to offer. Now, I’m not one to blog about … [Read more...] about A Floor That Makes “Cents”?
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High blood pressure sets the stage for all sorts of potential health complications. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), high blood pressure doesn't discriminate based on gender; half of Americans with this condition are adult females. Normal blood pressure levels for women mean reduced risk for dire medical problems, such as heart attack and stroke. Normal Blood … [Read more...] about Normal Blood Pressure Levels for Women
Similar to feeling you baby's kicking movements, hearing his heartbeat can help reassure you that everything is going fine with your pregnancy. Normally heard during the first trimester of pregnancy, this amazing sound may help bring home the reality of impending parenthood. This experience also provides one of earliest, audible contacts you and your husband have with your … [Read more...] about When Should You Hear a Heartbeat in the First Trimester of Pregnancy?
We all have bad hair days, but a bad haircut can lead to bad hair weeks or months. Unless you go buy a wig or collection of hats, your hair's rate of growth determines when you can get a new style. On the other hand, if your hair is colored, the rate decides when you will need to cover those roots. Instead of checking the mirror each morning, rest assured that most human hair … [Read more...] about How Fast Does Hair Grow on Average?
High blood pressure (HBP) and stress are common and potentially life-threatening medical conditions. While there is no direct link between HBP and stress, both conditions can put you at risk for a variety of health problems such as heart disease, kidney failure and stroke. It is not certain how many people suffer from stress, but according to the American Heart Association, … [Read more...] about How Exercise Reduces Blood Pressure & Stress