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:
Buying natural aluminum free deodorant can be pricey. In the
past, I've purchased Tom's of
Maine deodorant and it runs at least $5 for one stick. I
have found that I can save money and eliminate chemicals that are
introduced into my body by making my own deodorant with my deodorant
recipe. It contains all natural ingredients (in fact,
you could eat it it's so pure!) and smells wonderful when you
use it. I have friends that are runners that use it and love
I recently cut wheat, sugar, and dairy from my diet--perhaps temporarily, perhaps not--and I'm finding that I'm hungry more often as I adjust. The key to keeping myself on track and reasonably sane has been snacking! Here are some ideas for snacking healthfully, diet-conscious, and budget-wise.
I hope all of you are avid users of sunscreen and at the very least use
it on your face daily. In a recent article taken from the SF Gate, it was reported that the FDA is changing the standards of how SPF is determined. Currently, SPF only refers to UVB rays (causes sunburn) and not UVA rays (causes skin cancer). Sound confusing? It is.
Most sunscreens in the U.S. market claim to protect against both types of damaging rays, but really don't. In fact, 20% of the products here can't be sold in Europe because their UVA standards are so strict and have been in place for many years. Why is the U.S. behind, considering our rates of melanoma have gone up 50% from 1994 to 2004?
In a recent study, NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) including ibuprofen commonly known as Advil, were found to increase the risk of heart attacks in recent victims. 45% of them were more likely to die or have another attack after taking these drugs. Scary, huh? Which brings me to ponder the correct usage of pain killers and the benefits they may provide for you.