When you sit at your desk for 40 hours a week, you can pick up habits that may eventually lead to serious injury or illness. Repetition, awkward posture, and force or pressure, are some of the most common causes of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). What Are Work-Related … [Read more...] about How are Your Ergonomics?
So after you click “Send” in your email, what really happens? Where does it go and how does it all get there? While email and the Internet can be complicated, they don’t have to be a mystery. To briefly summarize, the Internet is a connection of multiple computers connected to each other – a global … [Read more...] about How Does the Internet Work?
In the past decade, thousands of people living in the Quad Cities have gone through a foreclosure, short sale, or bankruptcy. While each is very difficult and all are drastic steps to take, they are sometimes necessary for people to become financially stable and economically productive in the … [Read more...] about Cleaning Up Credit for a Home Purchase
Tired and sluggish? Dry skin and hair? Need more sleep? Colder than others? Gain weight easily? If so, you may be one of the 30 percent of the United States population that has a thyroid hormone dysfunction. You also may be one of the many people treated for thyroid problems, but due to what look … [Read more...] about Measuring Thyroid Function
I can’t take it anymore! Sleep breathing disorders, including sleep apnea and heavy snoring, can have devastating health consequences, including decreased life expectancy, increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, decreased cognitive function, etc., but what often goes unrecognized is … [Read more...] about Ending Nighttime Disruptions
As you might expect, I hear differing opinions on which of our local seasons is the best for planting. My suggestion is to check your weeds for the answer. It's a fact that, like the weeds coming alive in the rest of the landscape, monsoon-drenched gardens take off with new growth. Rain is the … [Read more...] about Plant it Right
It is summertime! The kids are home for the next eight weeks. They have started to stare at you, looking for what to do next. As educators, we are frequently asked what we think students should do each summer. Should I pay for camp? Should I put my child in summer school? Are their brains going to … [Read more...] about Learning Opportunities-Summer Vacation