Entries by Barbara Howington

Mental Health Myths and Facts

Mental Health: Six Common Myths and Facts About 1 in every 5 American adults experiences mental illness in a year’s time, according to National Alliance on Mental Illness. The report also notes that 1 in 25 adults in the U.S. experiences more serious mental illness every year. What is Mental Illness? Mental health covers a […]

How to Reduce Inflammation in Your Body

  You have probably experienced it yourself. After sustaining an injury, you see swelling. This inflammation is the natural response to an injury or infection. But there’s another kind of inflammation that is chronic. This is where a person’s immune system kicks in even in the absence of injury or infection. Chronic inflammation is a […]

Denied Life Insurance: What to Do Next?

What You Can Do if You’re Denied Life Insurance What should you do if you are denied for life insurance? Like they say, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again—with a different insurer. Whether or not an insurance provider will sell you a life insurance policy is up to the insurer. You just […]

Who Needs Life Insurance Coverage?

So, Who Needs Life Insurance Coverage Anyway? If you believe life insurance doesn’t matter unless you have children, you may be surprised to find out that the list of who actually needs a policy is a full one. It shows us that, while the main purpose of life insurance is to support those who financially […]

Best Post Workout Meal

What to Eat for the Best Results After a Workout After a good workout, refueling with the right nutrients is essential. Carbs, protein and fat assist your body in its after-workout recovery. They help your body decrease the breakdown of muscle protein, stimulate new muscle growth and generally enhance recovery. Check our best workout meal […]

Easy Ways to Keep Your House Cool in the Summer

Easy Ways to Keep House Cool This Summer As the song says, “It’s summertime and living is easy.” What isn’t mentioned in that iconic Ella Fitzgerald recording is that summertime is also hot. Keep house cool so you can “live easy” without running up your electricity bills is just a matter of taking a few […]

Depression and Anxiety Symptoms and Treatment

Most of us experience anxiety or depression at some point in our lives. This is normal. Sometimes the two disorders, which often occur at the same time, can interfere with daily activities such as work, personal hygiene and socializing, for example. When a person’s daily functioning is affected this is an indication that depression and/or […]

What Are The Benefits of HRIS?

Would HRIS Benefit Your Company? Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) are proving to be highly valuable for the businesses who use them, saving money, improving efficiency and increasing productivity. This type of software helps HR departments create reports and presentations, improve employee recruitment and administer benefits. Basically, it expedites tasks with automation. The Sierra-Cedar HR […]

How to Choose the Best Life Insurance Company

If you’ve decided to purchase a life insurance policy, it’s time to find the provider that’s right for you. But, how do you figure out which life insurance company and policy to go with? To find that answer, you’ll need to look at certain aspects of the companies you are considering. Find the Best Life […]

How To Compare Car Insurance Quotes

How to Compare Car Insurance Quotes Online Before you buy an auto insurance policy, it’s important to shop around and find the best coverage at the right price for you. Many variables go into any particular insurance company’s formula for deciding how much to charge individuals, including the rules of whichever state the person lives […]

How to Lower Homeowners Insurance Premiums

Here’s How to Lower Homeowners Insurance Premiums Homeowners insurance is a necessary expense if you own or buy a house, that’s a given. But there are ways to bring down your premium costs. Take a little time to give it some thought and look at your options. Here are some of the ways you can […]

Medicare for All Act of 2019: What’s In It?

Medicare for All Act of 2019: What Is It? It’s back, stronger than ever. The Medicare for All Act of 2019 is helping revive a concept that Americans are now beginning to look at more seriously than they did four years ago when Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders first proposed single-payer health insurance for all. […]

Allergy Guide: Allergy Symptoms and Treatment Options

Your Seasonal Allergy Guide: Sources, Symptoms and Treatment Options If you suffer from seasonal allergy symptoms you know how miserable they can make you feel. Allergy symptoms are triggered when your immune system overreacts to something that is otherwise harmless. In trying to protect you, your immune system goes into overdrive, attacking the pollen, dust, […]

5 Ways to Save on Term Life Insurance

Cheap Life Insurance: Ways to Save on Term Life Insurance If you’ve been avoiding getting life insurance because of the cost, take heart: There are things you can do to get bring the price down. 1. Opt for term life insurance Term policies, as opposed to permanent policies, are usually substantially less expensive. With term, […]

The Rise Of Women Entrepreneurs

The Upsurge in Woman-Owned Small Businesses Woman-led businesses in the U.S., like the recent surge of women being elected to state and federal offices in the 2018 midterms, continues to grow. In fact, women-owned businesses grew by 58 percent between 2007 to 2018. Here are some observations noted by in recent reviews of industry trends […]

Urgent Care Vs ER

Urgent Care Vs ER: Who Should You Turn to? When you need medical care at night or on weekends, where do you go for help? The emergency room or an urgent care facility? The simple answer is: If you’re severely hurt, having chest pain, or difficulty breathing, go to an E.R. If your symptoms are […]

How to Motivate Employees In the Workplace?

Motivating Your Employees for Better Outcomes We’ve all been there. At some point in our lives, we’ve experienced a dysfunctional workplace. Like an unproductive office or the place where turnover is always high. By taking a few steps, consistently and over time, you can put in place systems and policies that can help develop a […]

How Do Airbags Work?

We typically never see the airbags in our cars. We just count on them to function right if ever needed. So how do airbags work? There are several steps that must happen in very quick succession for airbags to work. A Little History First patented in 1953, the airbag has evolved and improved over the […]