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.
Fall is upon us and with it pumpkin pie, fall festivals, and a change in the weather that usually has my allergies acting up. While there are times when stuff just happens and we get sick no matter what we try, there are a couple of things I do at home to help prevent sickness and keep my immunity up.
1. Eat and drink plenty of Vitamin C. This means plenty of fruits and vegetables as well as juices. I do a lot of my own juicing at home too after making a stop at my local Natural Grocery Store. Vitamin C is great for immunity boosting and warding off colds.
2. Keep grapefruit seed extract spray on hand. Just a few squirts in my nose, and I'm good as new. Several times when I was coming down with something, I ended up perfectly fine after using this.
I have to say I am proud of myself. I made exercise a priority in all of 2011, not just the first two months. I've read a bunch of articles on how to keep it fun, from trying dance classes to using the latest heart rate monitors. Some of the new stuff works, but ultimately it's just about moving your body.
A recent Chinese study showed that women who ate lots of fiber were 11% less likely to get breast cancer than those who ate less. Research didn't prove that the fiber intake lowered their chances of cancer, but that those who ate more fiber were generally healthier overall with lower cholesterol and less weight gain. So, I guess an apple a day does really keep the doctor and his high fees away. Most people think of fiber as tasteless, chewy and something you have to eat. Not so, fiber is actually found naturally in lots of delicious fruits, vegetables, grains and other natural sources.
What are some easy and economical ways to boost your fiber intake without resorting to Metamucil or other higher priced and unnatural items?
I'm not a fan of smoke. It's disgusting and makes my lungs cringe. Okay, it's fine if you want to smoke, but please spare the rest of us from the nastiness. With this being said, a recent article stated that Humana, a health insurance company based in Arizona will not be hiring people who smoke or use tobacco. However, current employees are still allowed to smoke but will be encouraged to stop with free smoking cessation programs. Hmm...I can see controversy brewing already.
Smoking bans are not new. Many places worldwide have banned smoking in restaurants and indoors. Here are a few that come to mind.
I recently learned that The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) does not authorize FDA to approve cosmetic ingredients (except color additives that are not coal-tar hair dyes), and that cosmetic manufacturers can pretty much put whatever they want into their products, except the few that have been prohibited. The next time you head to the drugstore to pick up your favorite lotion, face cream, or any other beauty product, you might want to take a look at the ingredients list. The list is usually quite long and most of the ingredients you probably can't pronounce.