U.S. Department of Agriculture Introduces MyPlate

The days of the food pyramid are long gone. Federal dietary guidelines are now included in a new resource called MyPlate. Policymakers, food-industry executives and medical and nutrition experts are endeavoring to provide answers to many of the questions American consumers have about their dietary needs. MyPlate recommends that people fill half their plate with […]

Q & A with Paramount Song on International Superstar Taylor Swift

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A seven-time Grammy Award winner with 30 million copies sold worldwide, Taylor Swift has become one of the most popular artists in the worldwide music industry. Paramount Song traces the singer-songwriter’s unlikely journey and encourages songwriters from around the world to follow her example. Community Blog Online: Hello – how are you doing today? Paramount […]

Marla Ahlgrimm Cautions Readers about Dangerous Household Chemicals

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Items like countertop cleaners, hand soaps, home cleaning products and shampoos are household staples that may be troubling to a person’s health, according to women’s health expert Marla Ahlgrimm. Many of these household staples contain chemicals that may be of concerns to children and adults alike. In order to guide the Community Blog Online audience, […]

Tips to Create a Productive Working Environment


Every great company leader starts out with their first management job. Many are effective and move up the corporate ladder because they know how to motivate. Here’s how: Maintain a respectable tone with employees Research indicates that bosses who use verbal intimidation to coerce their employees to perform actually hurt productivity. A clear mind is […]

LinkedIn Leads to Jobs but Seekers Must Use Common Sense


A positive online presence is the key to landing a new gig, say job recruiters. With over 277 million users and counting, LinkedIn is the nation’s largest professional networking platform ever. While the majority of users are actively seeking a new opportunity, only a coveted few will land their dream job. Recruiters actively check profiles […]

Major Retailers Swoop in to Take Control of Grocery Industry

The grocery business is ripe with difficulty in this day and age, at least from an economic perspective. On a weekly basis, shoppers travel great distances to wander the aisles of the supermarket in search of their favorite foods. It’s a significant test of patience as well as a costly routine when factoring in both […]

Bitcoin Emerges as Next Big Thing Among Small Businesses


Bitcoin appears to be slowly gaining traction in business, both online and in brick-and-mortar shops. When used properly, Bitcoin can give small business owners certain advantages such as global possibilities, cost savings and more. The Small Business Administration states that a small business employs 500 employees or less. In the United States, 28 million businesses […]

Outsourcing in Tech Industry Continues to Be Hot Topic

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For businesses acquiring employees for one-time projects in fields such as translation, customer service, website design and software development, there’s little need to keep it local. A domestic firm can arrange for someone in another country to build a website or answer the phone. Chances are that these workers can be incorporated into the project […]

Major Philanthropic Gifts Enjoyed Comeback in 2013


Philanthropy made a major resurgence in 2013, with the wealthiest U.S. donors dedicating more than $3.4 billion to charitable causes. The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently tallied the top 10 gifts of the last year. Analysis found that donors shared more gifts of at least $100 million or more than in 2012. In 2013, there were […]

Quick Nutritious Meals for Seniors

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As we age it becomes increasingly more important to eat healthy, nutritious foods. While growing older means the body requires fewer calories, those calories must pack a powerful punch. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, for optimum wellness seniors should consume one and a half to two servings of fruit, up to two and […]

Water Therapy as a Benefit to Overall Well-being

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Water is known to be essential for overall health and well-being since it is a necessary element for the entire body. Without water, the bloodstream doesn’t work sufficiently and organs fail. In addition to being a thirst quencher, water purifies organs and removes negative energy. Frequent swimming and showering gets rid of stress and relaxes […]

Cooking Classes Are a Fun Pastime for Retirees

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For older adults looking to add a little spice to their lives, cooking classes may be just the “catch of the day.” At this stage in life, staying active, learning new skills, and socializing are essential keys to overall wellness, and cooking classes offer all of these benefits and more. While seniors may be in […]