The Potential Hazards of Taking Birth Control Pills

download (2)When considering options to prevent pregnancy without sacrificing intercourse by abstaining, both men and women have a multitude of options. For men, the most commonly mentioned way to prevent conception would be the condom. While not always an accepted method of contraception in various territories (usually because of ridiculous cultural norms or even more ridiculous religions ones), it is among the most widely used in the world. For women, the most commonly used method would likely be birth control pills, which usually encounter the same religion-fueled objections that condoms do, but are less likely to earn a culture-inspired dislike. However, medically speaking, there might be some problems for women who regularly use birth control pills. Continue Reading

How Much Money Do You Need In Your Emergency Fund?

Savings in jar
Savings in jar

One of the most basic and important fundamentals of every solid financial plan is to have an emergency fund.  Your emergency fund is protection against life’s unexpected events, whether it be a job loss, illness, major home repair, or any other event that strains cash resources.  Your emergency fund should consist of completely liquid assets, cash, or cash equivalents.  You’ll want to keep these funds in a place where you have immediate access to it. Continue Reading

Are Allergy Shots Effective?

images (1)Itchy, watery eyes, runny nose and sneezing are all common symptoms which a vast majority of us experience as allergy symptoms at specific times throughout the year. Many individuals do everything in their power to avoid allergies including changing their diets, staying indoors or taking vitamin supplements. These may contribute to fighting allergies, but there is another effective way to do so. Immunotherapy or allergy shots are gaining popularity. Getting an allergy shot can be scary for some people, so we thought it would be best to fully explain allergy shots and address some common concerns. Continue Reading

Fitness 101: Tips And Techniques To Help You Get In Shape

While there are many things people can do to improve their quality of life, getting and remaining in shape can be a particularly empowering strategy. This is the case because attaining and maintaining a high level of fitness generates great outcomes like clearer thinking, enhanced immunity, more energy, and higher self-esteem. If these benefits sound good to you, now is the time to start making lifestyle changes that keep you on track to getting fit. Here are two that may prove effective for you: Continue Reading