Looking to improve your finances? Here are 5 tips

A new survey reveals that people are focusing more on saving money due to COVID-19. The Coinstar survey found nearly three out of four people (74%) say they are likely to set aside an emergency fund in the future due to COVID-19. The survey also revealed that people who had savings said they dipped into it more than twice over the course of the past year, highlighting just how important a savings account or an emergency fund can be. The survey also found people reexamining what they spend money on,…

4 Tips to Give Your Immune System a Boost

A strong immune system is essential to help the body fight disease. Some aspects of immunity are beyond our control, such as age. However, it turns out that some common habits that contribute to overall health and wellness may also help give your immune system a boost. Read on to find out four simple ways to help strengthen your immune system. 1. Focus on Immune-Boosting Foods A healthy diet that focuses on fruits, vegetables, berries, nuts, legumes, whole grains and healthy fats can help to keep your immune system functioning…

5 Easy Tips to Maximize Room Space

Interior sliding doors add style, color and privacy throughout the home. Whether you choose pocket, sliding bypass or wall-mount door hardware, they can also provide more room. When choosing the right door hardware, it’s important to consider which configuration you will need and to make sure you’re selecting a quality brand. For example, longtime U.S. manufacturer Johnson Hardware rigorously tests all its hardware for strength, durability and functionality, ensuring the doors it supports will operate smoothly each time without jumping off the tracks. The company offers styles to match virtually…

Another Lesson Learned during COVID: Expertise Accessed Differently

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to embrace flexibility in navigating daily life. Over the last year, consumers have adjusted their habits to follow safety precautions. People adopted or established a new reliance on apps and digital services for restaurant and grocery deliveries, fitness tracking, and connecting with friends and family. And they learned to lean on professionals with online mental health and healthcare appointments. That same approach for connecting to expertise digitally, instead of the traditional in-person experience, now applies to filing your taxes. Now you can work with…

A healthy balance: How to make the hybrid office better for you

Hybrid work environments, combining remote and in-person work, are here to stay because the hybrid office offers flexibility that benefits employees and organizations without detracting from productivity. But with those benefits, there have been challenges. Remote workers have struggled with setting boundaries, building and deepening team relationships, and getting the easy access to resources they need to do their job. How should workers adjust to this remote model? After a year of accelerated experimenting due to the pandemic, there are clear steps employees can take to ensure this new hybrid…

6 facts women need to know about giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic

Giving birth is stressful enough. Adding a pandemic to the mix has only increased anxiety among today’s moms-to-be. While it’s true that aspects of labor and delivery may look different than they did prior to COVID-19, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) says the goal remains the same — to ensure the health and safety of mom and baby. “Laboring moms don’t need more worries and should be comforted to know that the hospital is a very safe place to have a baby now,” said ASA President Beverly K. Philip,…

Spring project inspiration: A bidet leaves you and the bath clean and refreshed

There’s nothing like the arrival of warmer weather to get you energized to pick up some home improvement projects. If you’re feeling a bounce in motivation for a bath update, you’re in good company. Nearly one-third of adults (31%) said their home renovation in 2021 would be focused on the bath, according to a recent marketing survey. To achieve that spring refresh, adding a bidet may be just the update you seek. It couldn’t be simpler, and yet, it offers more than a cosmetic update. Choose the right model, and…

Optimal organization tips for your home office

Sponsored by Office Depot Did you know that, according to recent findings published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, the length of the average workday has actually increased by 48.5 minutes? If your workday is lasting longer, maybe it’s time to look at how your space — and everything in it — is organized. Do you waste time hunting for things? Are you moving stuff around to cope with clutter? With companies extending their work-from-home policies into the foreseeable future or moving to hybrid models, now’s a great opportunity…

How tech companies are stepping up to serve small businesses

Small businesses are woefully underserved by traditional financial institutions. In fact, a J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Small Business Banking Satisfaction Study found that nearly 63% of microentrepreneurs believe their bank does not appreciate their business — and only 32% think their bank even understands what they do. Businesses with fewer than five employees make up a staggering 92% of U.S. businesses, yet smaller businesses (and especially service-based businesses) don’t get the same level of attention as bigger businesses when it comes to fintech. Big banks instead direct their investments toward…

Living with Rosacea? What you need to know about new advanced laser treatments

The red facial flushing and blushing of rosacea are the hallmarks of this chronic skin condition that can cause much distress and self-consciousness if not treated. Over 16 million Americans suffer from the signs and symptoms of rosacea, according to the National Rosacea Society (NRS), and millions more may be in temporary remission. If you are living with this all-too-common skin condition, you know that it can affect more than just your appearance. Dealing with pimples and flare ups, spider veins on your face and legs, and a blotchy complexion…