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5 Tech-Related Injuries and How to Resolve them

5 tech injuries and how to heal them with titleUh Oh- Have One of These? Smartphones and other tech can have physical ramifications.  Check out our Top 5 list and how to fix them for a Happier, Healthier Body Most of us use tech devices like computers, smartphones, and tablets on a regular basis, whether it's for our jobs or for recreation.  According to wellness industry experts, device usage peaks around January, but most people come in complaining of these 5 tech-related injuries once summer rolls around: Selfie elbow. Caused by holding arms up and bent, which applies pressure to the ulnar nerve. Straighten out those arms! You can find read more...

3 Common Questions (and Answers) about Charging Your Smartphone

Get a (Smartphone) Charge Out of This You hear a lot of myths about smartphone batteries but what should you believe? Here are some facts to set the record straight: Q: Should I let my phone charge overnight? A: PCMag says smartphones are smart enough that they don’t let an overload happen. But energy trickling to the battery when it falls to 99% can heat the phone and eats into its lifespan. Best advice: if you wake up in the night, unplug it. Q: Should I let the charge go down to zero? A: Not the best thing to do read more...

Wellness Travel For Your Health

wellness travel with titleAre you ready for a vacation that focuses on your health and well-being?  It's a new trend in travel called Wellness Travel Traveling for your physical or mental health isn’t a new concept, but it might have you thinking about enforced exercise, strict diets, or engaging in activities you’re just plain not interested in. Except for wellness travel is one of the fastest growing areas in tourism and that means the possibilities are expanding too. But what exactly are we referring to when we talk about wellness travel, and why should you give it a go?  First, consider your goals: read more...

Summer Renovations can Impair Your Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality in summer with titleAre you doing some renovations on your home this summer?  See how your indoor air quality is impacted Summer is a time that we tend to complete those indoor renovations like carpet and paint.  It's nice to have the doors open for ventilation or take a break from the house and go outdoors.  As you complete those summer projects, it's a good idea to check on how your indoor air quality will be impacted.  After all, we're breathing that air as we sleep, eat, and relax from the heat.  There can be serious ramifications to IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) during read more...

3 Tips for Keeping Your Yoga Mat Clean

3 tips for keeping your yoga mat cleanKeeping yoga mats clean can be a breeze, not an actual breeze, but pretty easy You don’t leave your yoga pants unlaundered week after week, right? The same should be true of your yoga mat.  In fact, here are 4 reasons why you should clean your yoga mat regularly: Prolongs the life of your mat Helps you avoid having to use harsh cleaning methods that break down the mat surface Makes for a pleasant class experience for everyone because, well, phew! For your own health--keeps you from re-infecting yourself after a cold or flu bout Luckily, a yoga mat is read more...

How to Sleep On a Plane and 4 Other Travel Hacks

how to sleep on a planeHow to Sleep On a Plane to Travel in Comfort • Turn your neck pillow around with the open part in back so your head won’t bob forward while you sleep.  This works on all modes of travel, not just planes. • Skip alcohol, caffeine, and sugar from the beverage and food carts. • Use an eye mask to block light. • Listen to white noise (try TMSoft's White Noise app) to drown out passenger and plane sounds. 4 Other Travel Hacks to use this summer The everywhere answer: Infinity scarves give you infinite options. Use one as a blanket when you’re cold, read more...

5 Customer Service Tips that Give Real Results

5 customer service tips that give real resultsCustomer Service Tips that Really Work! While calling customer service may make your stomach sink and your palms sweat, there are simple ways to help make sure your next call to a help line or returns counter is less stressful and more successful.  Be Prepared  Gather all the documentation you think you’ll need before you begin. Err on the side of over-preparing so you won’t  be even more frustrated by having to make the same trip or call a second time. It's always a good idea to scan those documents into a PDF in case you need to provide copies to the read more...

3 Shower Organization Hacks and other tricks to organize your new bathroom

Shower organization with titleOrganize your bathroom and reduce your morning stress level Bathrooms can become cluttered and hard to clean because they tend to be heavily used by everyone.  On the worst days, you might find yourself digging through sticky, over stuffed drawers for a hair tie, stepping on sprung bobby pins, and fruitlessly trying to find a full bottle of shampoo.  Here are some ways to organize your shower and the rest of the bathroom to make mornings run smoothly for the whole family. Shower Organization Hacks. . . Streamline your morning routine with these clever organization tips that don't create lots read more...

Pre-Qualified versus Pre-approved, which is better?

which is betterPre-qualified or Pre-approved, which is Better when Buying Your First Home? You can get a “pre-qualification” letter from a lender fairly easily after a 10-minute phone interview. However, you are in a stronger position to buy if you get a “pre-approval” letter, which means the lender has verified your income in terms of employment, funds on deposit, and your credit history. Pre-approval may take a few days to a few weeks but it’s worth the effort since it tells the sellers you can get financing.  It's a powerful weapon when it comes to negotiating the price you want, so it’s worth it read more...

Mindful Gratitude: 8 Ways to Cultivate It

8 ways to cultivate mindful gratitudePracticing mindful gratitude can have huge benefits, here's how to be more grateful We would all rather be happy if given the choice. In some cases, our state of happiness can be a conscious choice we make to focus on the positive things in our lives. Learning to cultivate gratitude in your daily life is a surprisingly effective way to improve your health and overall happiness. The benefits of mindful gratitude can be huge. Studies show that people who are more grateful sleep better, feel healthier, have higher self-esteem, have more energy, and experience less stress. Staying grateful isn’t always read more...