50 Earth Day Tips At Home

First organized in 1970, Earth Day is a day set aside to remember and appreciate the Earth’s environment, and our responsibilities and roles within it. With help from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, here are 50 ways you can help the planet.   In the kitchen… Set the refrigerator temperature between 38 F and 42 F.…

What’s In Your Water

  With nearly limitless beverage options, you might not realize how much variety exists in the seemingly bland realm of tap water. This colorless refreshment can vary widely from city to city, house to house, or even sink to sink. Here are some surprising items that might show up in your water: Pesticides Insecticides and…

Do Your Kids Have Time To Play?

Once upon a time, children raced home from school, grabbed a snack and then headed outside to play — sometimes for hours. Fast-forward about 50 years. Only 15 percent of today’s kids get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. Instead of chasing each other around the playground or forming…

Daily Habits That Can Change Your Life

Being successful in life, as well as happier, could be a magic trick. Well, provided you wield a magic wand that instills in you good habits. Medium.com has identified eight powerful habits. They’re simple, but pack a punch. If you adopt them and faithfully practice them every day, your life could change for the better.…

3 Ways Student Loans Affect Your Taxes

  Anxiety at tax time is common, but millennials feel it more than others. Millennials are the age group most worried about filing their taxes, according to a recent NerdWallet survey conducted by Harris Poll. Factoring in student loan debt can be especially confusing. “You’d be surprised how many people out there don’t even think…

How to Buy a Used Car

    Shopping for a used car is a great way to get the most vehicle possible for your money, and there are lots of preowned gems out there just waiting to be found. These simple steps can help you choose one you can drive happily for years to come. Calculate your budget and explore…