These Affordable Foods Can Help You Manage Inflammation Naturally

About seven years ago, my mother started experiencing inexplicable pain in her legs and arms. After undergoing numerous tests, her doctor found that she was suffering from polymyalgia rheumatica. WebMD describes polymyalgia rheumatica as “an infrequently occurring, inflammatory condition that causes pain or aching in the large muscle groups, especially around the shoulders and hips.”…

Mush! This Alaskan Couple Works with 35 Sled Dogs and Lives Off-the-Grid

“Alaska has a group of people that are a little less than ideal citizens,” Jeff Deeter says. And, as a middle schooler and early high schooler, Jeff fell in with them. “It was a typical teenage rebellion,” he says. “Starting to fail in school and run with a group of kids not going down the…

Obsess Over Money? Use Your Type-A Personality to Fix Your Financial Woes

People with Type-A personalities tend to have a stereotype attached to them. You’re super organized, never leave home without your to-do list and hate, hate, hate being late — almost as much as you hate waiting on other late-comers. On the surface, it might not look like Type As would need any help with money,…

What’s a Kindermoon? Something You Don’t Need to Spend a Bunch of Money On

A few months ago, my 3-year-old daughter was watching cartoons when a commercial came on television. The little girl on the screen was wearing Mickey Mouse ears, and the famous Cinderella castle was in the background. My daughter’s face lit up, and after the commercial ended, she declared, “Mommy, I want a kindermoon!” I didn’t…

8 Tips for Anyone Who’s Counting the Minutes Until Their Next Paycheck

If you survive on ramen as payday approaches, you’re in good company: Nearly 8 in 10 workers in the U.S. say they live paycheck to paycheck, according to a 2017 CareerBuilder survey. And people with low incomes aren’t the only ones struggling. About 1 in 10 workers surveyed who said they earn six figures or…