6 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Nursing Home For Your Parent

The circle of life is such that children grow and eventually must care for their parents. As your parents continue to age, you may find that you can no longer provide the hands-on care that they need. One solution is to place them in a nursing home or long-term care facility that will allow them to thrive in the sunset of their lives. But how do you choose the right one? Continue reading “6 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Nursing Home For Your Parent”

4 Interesting Facts You Might Not Know About Dreams

Everyone has dreams, but few of us understand them. In ancient times, they were thought to have special prophetic meaning attached to them.

Today, dreams provide good fodder for conversation, but a lot more goes on here than you probably realize.

What Are Dreams?

“Strictly speaking, dreams are images and imagery, thoughts, sounds and voices, and subjective sensations experienced when we sleep. This can include people you know, people you’ve never met, places you’ve been, and places you’ve never even heard of,” explains Charles W. Bryant, host of the Stuff You Should Know podcast. Continue reading “4 Interesting Facts You Might Not Know About Dreams”

How to Pay Down Large Amounts of Medical Debt

All it takes is one health crisis or accident and you could find yourself drowning in medical bills and debt. The costs can be outrageous, and it may feel like you have no options.

5 Tips for Paying Down Medical Debt

Health insurance is expensive. And even if you have good health insurance, an expensive procedure or chronic health condition can quickly cause rack up thousands of dollars in medical debt. Continue reading “How to Pay Down Large Amounts of Medical Debt”

Be Cautious Of Accepting Advice From Armchair Lawyers

Having the experience of being involved in a lawsuit isn’t the same as being a knowledgeable lawyer. Although, many people seem to think otherwise. Often, people freely give legal advice over the internet the moment they spot familiarities in someone else’s case. It’s understandable; some people like to help and others enjoy sharing knowledge.

However, just because a case worked out for one person doesn’t mean they’re qualified to advise others facing the same situation. Taking legal advice from a non-lawyer over the internet can prove destructive to your case. It can also get the advice-giver in trouble. Continue reading “Be Cautious Of Accepting Advice From Armchair Lawyers”

Life After Addiction: How to Keep Winning the Battle

Addiction is a brutal disease, and one that many people never defeat. If you’ve admitted that you had a problem, and sought the treatment to get through it, you’re to be commended. Unfortunately, whether you went to rehab, sought therapy, or managed to recover on your own, your work past addiction isn’t the final finish line.

Relapse is a serious threat. Among addicts and alcoholics, only one-third of people who are abstinent for less than a year will remain abstinent over the coming decades. For addicts who make it to a full year of sobriety, less than half will eventually relapse, and for addicts who remain sober for 5 years, your chance of relapse is a mere 15 percent. Continue reading “Life After Addiction: How to Keep Winning the Battle”