How to Make Smart Business Choices Towards Success

If you want to operate a successful business, you need to make smart decisions. With the increased competition across various niches today, every business wants to win and stand out from the crowd. However, this cannot be possible without being smart with your operations. Here’s what to do.

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Disabled Family Member: How to Provide Care for the Elderly

It can feel good to help the people you care about the most. If you have an elderly family member who has any kind of disability, there are things you can do to come to his or her aid. There are plentiful options available to help disabled family members who require day-to-day assistance that counts.

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How to Stop Stress Eating

 stress eating

So here is the usual scenario: you are at work and it is the middle of the afternoon. You have 32 work e-mails waiting to be answered and you have a report due on your manager’s desk in less than an hour. So, what is the first thing you are going to do? Well, if you are like most people in this situation, you will most likely head to the breakroom and grab a donut or potato chips from the vending machine in order to relieve some of that stress. We are probably all guilty of stress eating at some point in our lives but there are things you can do when the urge strikes.

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Is your Cookware Considered Healthy?


Healthy cookware may not be something you have ever considered.  However,  if you are trying to eat better, you may be seeking  healthier cookware options. Each of the following types of cookware has their advantages but they may also have disadvantages.  After reading about them, consider which one fits your needs most.

Stainless Steel

Considered as being one of the safest of all cooking materials, stainless steel is non-reactive and will not corrode. It is also easy to clean.  It is important to note, however, that if harsh abrasives are used, it could damage the surface of the cookware.

Cast Iron

This cookware is naturally non-stick. Using it also adds iron to your diet. You can find it pre-seasoned and with an enamel coating.  Be aware that enameled or glazed cookware that is made outside of the country may not be made with the same safety standards as the US.


If you are trying a low-fat diet, bamboo cookware is a great one to consider. It is renewable and eco-friendly and adds a touch of flavor to whatever you cook.

Terra Cotta

Another type of cookware good for low-fat cooking is Terra Cotta. This is great for low temperature cooking or for steaming.  Simply soak the cookware in water, place your food into it and then bake it in a low-temperature oven until the Terra Cotta is dry.


Teflon has been around since the 40’s, and many newer cookware brands use this form of coating.   Some experts in healthy cookware do not like to use this type of cookware because the coating gives off the chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) which has been found to cause cancer in animals. :/

Tinned Copper

Copper is considered safe because it conducts heat well and can be used for a number of different tasks.   It is best to use copper cookware that has a thin outer layer of tin.

In our home, we use stainless steel the majority of the time.  Although I do have a few Teflon pans,  I have learned that you get what you pay for.  I usually end up throwing out my Teflon pans each year.  They never seem to last.  I plan on saving up for a cast iron skillet. 🙂  What is your preferred cookware?