Finding Your Family Through DNA

Hunting for your ancestors is a popular hobby these days. There are few things more exciting than finding a famous ancestor or uncovering a juicy family secret. Television shows such as Genealogy Roadshow and Who Do You Think You Are? have encouraged many to seek out their heritage for the first time. Traditionally, genealogy required…
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The Energy-Efficient Lifestyle

Adopting an energy-efficient lifestyle will not only save you money on your electric and/or gas bills, but it also will help the environment by releasing fewer greenhouse gases and creating less of a demand for non-renewable energy resources, such as coal, petroleum (crude oil), natural gas, and propane. According to the Department of Energy's Energy Information…
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Horrible History of Medicine

When it comes to the science of medicine there is much to be grateful for. Vaccines, blood typing, x-rays, antibiotics: all make huge differences in how we are treated for accidents and ailments. For those of us who are perhaps morbidly curious, or at least not terribly squeamish, exploring the history of medicine is fascinating…
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The Magic of Tidying Up

It's a brand new year, and you promised yourself you would be more organized. Past attempts may have been failures, and, despite the constant efforts to declutter your home, papers pile up like mountains, and your closet looks like a hurricane just hit. But 2019 is the year - the year to conquer those paper mountains…
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The Five Love Languages: The Secret to a Love that Lasts by Dr. Gary Chapman

Do you know what your “love language” is? If you adore it when your husband takes out the trash and he enjoys going out to dinner with you more than anything, your love language may be “Acts of Service” while his may be “Quality Time.” In The Five Love Languages: The Secret to a Love that…
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Caring for the Caregiver

The man in this photo might need a caregiver's help, or he could be the primary caregiver for a family member. Thousands of families open their homes to chronically ill and simply lonely family members. It's a gesture of love and commitment, but caregiving can bring emotional hardships as well as rewards. Even the most…
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