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It really doesn’t take a rocket scientist to learn how to lose weight. The biggest problem that gets in the way of successful weight loss is us. More directly, it is our habits and our lifestyle that either make us healthy or unhealthy. Being overweight or obese can lead to many health problems which include joint pain, back pain, as well as heart and pulmonary problems.
Published by Charlene Collins 58 months ago in Weight Loss | +3 votes | 0 comments
There are many varieties of corn, and most of it isn’t edible. In fact, more than 90 percent of the corn grown in the United States is a type called dent corn. Dent corn gets its name from the dent located on the top of the kernel. We can’t eat dent corn because it has such a hard exterior. It has to be processed before it can be eaten.
Published by Charlene Collins 58 months ago in Environmental Science | +4 votes | 1 comments
Macular degeneration (MD) is the breakdown off the most central part of the retina; this area is called the macula. When there is macular degeneration, the individual can have sudden or gradual vision loss. This eye condition is also known as age related macular degeneration, but it’s not always caused by age. Certain medications can cause macular degeneration; in fact, some children and young adults get this disorder.
Published by Charlene Collins 61 months ago in Eye Care & Vision | +8 votes | 1 comments
Depression often drives the appetite which also drives weight gain. It’s a complex chain of events that causes a person to gain weight when depressed. By correcting the depression symptoms, you can then correct your appetite problems, and get your weight under control. Depression is a sickness. You are not lazy and lack motivation. You may seem that way, but these are symptoms that are visible to the people who judge you to be lazy. They don’t understand that depression is an ill...
Published by Charlene Collins 61 months ago in Depression & Anxiety | +6 votes | 2 comments
Many of the baby boomers are now retired or nearing retirement age. Sometimes, people who retire don’t know what to do with themselves after they retire. Little do they know they can still use the knowledge of their chosen profession way past retirement age. There is no point in feeling bad about what you used to do; you can continue fulfilling your dreams by writing about your work passion.
Published by Charlene Collins 62 months ago in Freelance Writing & Articles | +12 votes | 3 comments
Let’s face it; money is hard to come by these days. Many of us want to get out and do things but we don’t have money to eat out and we surely don’t have money for tickets to a theatre or movie. So how can we enjoy our summer without spending money? I’m not counting the money you put into your gas tank, because you will probably use that gas for work also. I’m talking about not having to pay out-of-pocket money for summer activities.
Published by Charlene Collins 62 months ago in Hobbies | +7 votes | 3 comments
Where did the terms computer bug and debugged come from? On September 9th, 1947 a woman, Grace Hopper, was working on a computer at Harvard University. The computer was one if those main frame computers that were very large. It was called the Mark II Aiken Relay Computer.When the computer stopped working, she began to investigate the problem. After removing one of the panels she found a moth caught between two relay points.
Published by Charlene Collins 63 months ago in Computer History | +13 votes | 8 comments
Lipitor, known generically as Atorvastatin, is prescribed to patients to lower their triglycerides and cholesterol. We have two types of cholesterol which are LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol). LDL stands for low density lipoproteins and HDL stands for high density lipoproteins. It is the LDL which increases our risk for heart attacks.
Published by Charlene Collins 63 months ago in Wellness | +5 votes | 3 comments
Nocturnal lagophthalmos is a condition in which the eyes stay open or don’t close all the way during hours of sleep. Lagophthalmos is quite common in children; older adults sometimes have this condition and it is a little more serious than with children. When the eyes are open during sleep they are exposed to the air, and the corneas can become quite dry.
Published by Charlene Collins 64 months ago in Eye Care & Vision | +7 votes | 2 comments
All too often, individuals decide to quit eating to lose weight. They just decide to drink water to stay hydrated, or they might also drink a little juice to get a few calories. Many diet fads in the 1980s and 1990s had us drinking protein shakes in a modified fast. This is not healthy.
Published by Charlene Collins 64 months ago in Diet Programs | +8 votes | 0 comments
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