The Beginner’s Guide to Feng Shui

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese philosophical system which places emphasis on energy flow through one’s environment. It also borrows some beliefs from Taoism, including the yin yang principle. As such, Feng Shui is concerned with how the spatial arrangement of items in one’s home or work space may help to achieve balance and harmony.

Stock Up: 20 Foods That Don’t Spoil

A whopping 40% of all food in America spoils and gets thrown away. To put that into personal terms, you toss out $2,275 worth of food every year. Stock up on the essential foods we’ve listed below, and you’ll never have to worry about them going bad — these foods basically never expire! You’ll cut your food waste, and you’ll also be well-prepared for when the zombie apocalypse arrives.

23 Gluten Substitutes Everyone Should Know

Today, people view gluten like it’s a James Bond villain — dangerous, and always lurking where you don’t suspect it. Whether you’re allergic to gluten or simply want to avoid it for health reasons, these gluten-free substitutes for some of your favorite foods prove you don’t need gluten to feast like royalty.

9 Hobbies to Help You Decompress

It seems as though we, as a society, are more stressed than ever before. This may be due to the economy, health problems, or a lifestyle that doesn’t prioritize self-care. You probably know that being stressed doesn’t feel good. But, you may not be aware of the many negative health effects of stress.

Strange Bedfellows: 20 Weird but Delicious Food Combinations

Once upon a time, peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches were edgy and strange. Today, we live in an age of pushing boundaries and going where no chef has gone before. The following food combinations are so wrong, they’re just right. From contradictory flavors to complimentary textures, when you see these strange bedfellows you’ll first raise an eyebrow, then you’ll raise your fork and be unable to put it back down.

Should You Have Children? Questions to Ask Before Having a Baby

It’s important to ask yourself a few tough questions before becoming pregnant, because once you’ve started down the path of adding to your family, you can’t go back. It’s important that you and your spouse are on the same page, and to make this easier, we’ve come up with a list of questions that will help you figure out the right time to start your family. Check them out!

What You Need to Know about Insomnia

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine takes insomnia so seriously that it has designated an Insomnia Awareness Day. According to their researchers, 30 to 35 percent of U.S. adults have at least brief bouts of sleeplessness. Around 10 percent have a chronic disorder. Left untreated, insomnia is more than a mere annoyance. In 2011, CNN reported that insomnia-related sick days and poor job performance drain $63 billion from the economy every year.

What You Need to Know about High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a common health problem throughout America. Although it is not a disease in and of itself, high blood pressure is an indicator of an increased risk for other potentially serious health conditions. Statistics indicate that over 75 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure and the problems that can result from this condition.

A Concise Guide to Weight-Loss Surgery Options

According to recent statistics, as many as one in three American adults are considered overweight. Additionally, one out of every 13 adults in America fit the criteria for being considered morbidly obese. It comes as no surprise that being overweight or obese carries a significant risk of increased health problems down the road.

What You Need to Know about Diabetes Treatments

Diabetes is an extremely common medical condition in the United States. It has been estimated that over 30 million Americans suffer from this disease. With over 1.5 million new cases diagnosed each year, it is clear that diabetes is a prevalent issue.

Just the Facts: Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a growing concern for the country, affecting more than 29 million people. Type 2 diabetes, also called insulin-resistant diabetes, accounts for the vast majority of all cases — approximately 90 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes are type 2. Additionally, the CDC estimates that 86 million Americans are living with pre-diabetes that could develop into Type 2 diabetes in the future.