Posts Written ByFranklin Kaplan

For most non-medical people, the idea of visiting the doctor is a scary one. It generally taps into fears of the unknown, of death and of fear of hospitals. But doctors are here to help, they are trained to heal and to nurture and they are people you should seek out rather than avoid. Build relationships with them and visit them as often as is needed. The more familiar that a doctor is with your particular needs and conditions, the more effectively he or she will be able to treat you. Some doctors are more critical in this area than…

Bad habits are hard to break, including with your shoes. You’ll be more motivated to change your ways when you learn what lousy footwear decisions will do to your feet in the long-run. Read ahead to find out three incredibly popular foot habits, their consequences and their solutions. Wearing Flats Ballet flats offer no arch support or shock absorption. Using them all of the time can lead to longstanding medical conditions. For instance, the shoes can bring about plantar fasciitis — this is when the tissue that connects the heel bone with your toes becomes inflamed. The easiest solution is…

You would describe yourself as an adrenaline junkie. You’d never back down from a heart-pounding challenge in the outdoors, whether it’s climbing up a rocky mountain or jumping off a cliff into the crisp waters below. If you’re planning on a going on an adventure any time soon, you may want to stuff some of this tech into your trusty backpack. Hiking: According to the expert Brendan Leonard, the greatest adventure tool that you can shove into your backpack during a mountain hike or climb is a smartphone. It comes in handy for navigation, photography, note-making and entertainment. The built-in…

For some consumers, life is not as much fun as it could be because they fret over the thought of spending money. With that notion in mind, are you doing enough to save money and still get some fun out of life? If the answer is no, what steps can you take to change this moving ahead? Find Savings and Enjoy More of Life When you come across ways to save money, life can be a lot more enjoyable. Among some examples: 1. Be Pro-Active Online – One of the better ways to find deals in your life is turning…

Everyone knows just how dangerous it is to drink and drive, and there’s a growing awareness that distracted driving – such as driving while texting – can be equally dangerous. Less commonly discussed, though, is drowsy driving or driving while tired, and it’s easy to ignore. After all, everyone gets tired, but most people assume that driving is sufficiently stimulating to get them to their destination. And, of course, everyone has places to be and schedules to maintain, but it’s time we pay attention to this serious road risk. Drowsy Driving: What We Know According to the National Highway Traffic…

Marriage and divorce, unfortunately, go hand in hand. Today’s vows aren’t as sacred as they once were and, for one reason or another, couples often split up. According to the American Psychological Association, between 40 and 50 percent of married couples ultimately end up untying the knot. Divorce is never expected, but it happens. If you find yourself in the midst of a divorce, don’t cause unnecessary stress and friction.  By avoiding a toxic divorce and limiting stress, everyone will move on quicker, and there will be less emotional fallout. Helpful Suggestions for Limiting Stress in a Divorce Divorce is…

Do you know what a kiwiberry is? It’s a new GMO thing which allows you to eat a kiwi the size of a nickel. You don’t have to peel it off — it’s already ready-to-eat, and you can just munch on them as if they were sweets. There are two statements which are true for kiwiberries. One, they seem incredibly delicious, and people will surely be ready to throw thousands of dollars at them. Two, they are completely unnecessary (we’ll skip past the fact that they’re entirely unnatural as well). The point is, there are countless opportunities for you to…

Infrared Saunas

After a high-impact workout, many people head to the sauna for a good sweat and some pain relief. However, if you are unable to withstand the heat, you may end up with a shorter session and achieve fewer of the benefits. Others turn to pills to help them deal with chronic pain. The good news is that there’s another way to relax your mind and alleviate pain in your body without the need for exposure to excessive heat. Infrared Saunas Infrared saunas provide you with an alternative to the traditional style. When comparing the infrared versus the steam sauna, there…

Elderly Care

Getting older today isn’t the same as it was in the past. There are many options out there for seniors, and growing old gracefully in the rocking chair on the front porch isn’t the way it works anymore. In addition to great ways to grow old, however, there are very real dangers out there as well. From scam artists waiting to take your parent’s money to the danger of online safety in the dating world and from the real possibility of falling in their own home to being careful who you hire to help them out, there are pitfalls out…

family holiday

When it comes to choosing a family vacation, what appeals to some might not be of interest to others. And with so many different destinations across Europe to choose from, narrowing down your options can be challenging. This list features three very different destinations from fun theme parks to incredible island escapes in cities bursting at the seams with cultural sights. Have fun at the Disneyland Paris The legendary Disneyland Paris is located 45 minutes from the center of Paris via Metro. The most popular theme park in Europe attracts up to 15 million visitors per year. The resort is…