Eyeglasses are a necessity for some, but not necessarily an affordable one. Recently, various organizations have been trying to come up with creative ways to get eyeglasses to people can't afford them. Adaptive Eyecare has even devised self-adjustable glasses, which the wearer can adjust to their own prescription without having to see an optometrist.
Buying glasses can get very expensive, but it doesn't have to be. Online glasses retailers are becoming more and more common, and are an incredibly cheap alternative to purchasing glasses at brick-and-mortar stores.
Here's a breakdown of the steps to buying a pair of glasses online.
The weather where I live has quickly turned to fall, and I've
realized cold and flu season is quickly approaching. If Amy's
for cold and flu prevention don't work, then you're going to
need ways to soothe your symptoms. I try to take a more
natural approach when it comes to medicine, and some of the
commercial cough syrups just don't jibe with that mentality.
I've found out that it's actually quite easy to make your own
homemade cough syrup using just a few safe ingredients, and it
works very well! I love the fact that I am more
self-sufficient and don't have to rely on pharmaceuticals for cold
Here's how you can make your own homemade cough syrup too:
As a working mom of four, balancing the stresses of job
expectations, kids needs and household necessities seems to drain
my energy reserves. I need to recharge and while I would love
to have a personal masseuse on-hand, it's not quite
Here are some easy and free ways to give yourself a pick-me up
without breaking your bank or taking away from your
responsibilities at home.
At MTV's VMAs last Sunday, Beyonce slyly announced her pregnancy by unbuttoning her jacket and rubbing her noticeably enlarged belly. Given that Beyonce and husband Jay-z ranked number two on Forbe's list of World's Highest Paid Celebrity Couples, they won't be worrying about hand-me-downs or diaper deals for their progeny.
For those of us in the real world, however, pregnancy can be a financial strain even while being a joyful event. As such, we've dug into the Blog & Save archives to bring you expert advice on how to save money during your pregnancy.
We've all heard that drinking 8 glasses of water a day is essential for your health. And how many of us actually achieve that goal? I think I'm up to 6 glasses a day. However, a doctor recently wrote in the British Medical Journal that drinking 6-8 glasses a day is "thoroughly debunked nonsense" especially since there is no scientific evidence to support this theory.
Sure, you don't medically have to drink 8 glasses of H2O, but drinking at least 1.5 liters a day is still good for flushing out toxins and keeping your body running smoothly. I hear many people complaining that water is boring and tasteless, so here's a list of easy and cheap ways to jazz up your water.
Whenever the household budget consumes every dime of monthly income, the wage earner knows the strain and pressure he, or she, endures every day caused by the fear of losing the job or having wages reduced. Without a savings account to offset an emergency or a loss of the primary income, stress can build quickly to the point of causing physical illness. The primary wage earner can avoid physical illness by recognizing the subtle changes that are happening and taking the proper steps to address the problem at each progressive stage. If left unchecked, worry moves from a mental exercise to a physical reaction that can develop into serious illness.