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Kimberly Blaker

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned: Help Your Child Develop Good Saving Habits for Future Financial Stability

A 2013 review by Nellie Mae, a federal student loan program, found the average credit card balance carried by college students was $499, with 22 percent of students carrying between $500 and $4,000. As Nellie Mae points out, credit card…

0 Comments / 39 View / March 30, 2018

Digital Screens Wreak Havoc on the Eyes: Know How to Protect Your Vision and Your Child’s

As most parents will attest, the amount of time kids spend plugged in is excessive. There are many good reasons for parents’ alarm. First, despite the amount of time kids spend on social media, the activity is isolating. Also, the…

0 Comments / 42 View / February 28, 2018

Teaching Children Household Responsibility Leads to a Lifetime of Success

According to H. Stephen Glenn and Jane Nelsen in Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World, “A belief in one’s personal capabilities is an essential building block for successful adulthood.” The best way for children to achieve this sense of…

0 Comments / 43 View / February 28, 2018

Atrial Fibrillation: Take Your Fluttering Heartbeat Seriously

When we think of heart conditions, we often associate them with older people. Although aging does increase the risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib), and it’s found more often in those over 60, it can affect people of all ages, including…

0 Comments / 71 View / February 1, 2018

Breast Cancer Risks, Symptoms, and New Revelations on Early Detection

There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection.” – Ann Jillian Twelve percent of women today will develop invasive breast cancer, and more than 40,000 will die from it this year alone, reports Breastcancer.org. That’s why…

0 Comments / 77 View / October 1, 2016

Mind Game: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

An estimated 2.3 percent of adults are afflicted with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and for many, the symptoms begin during childhood or adolescence. This anxiety disorder is a neurological malfunction that creates…

0 Comments / 360 View / July 1, 2016

New Year Resolutions: Why They Fail and How You Can Succeed

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” – Hal Borland The new year is a great time to take inventory, set goals, and take…

0 Comments / 107 View / December 21, 2015