How Using Medical Marijuana to Treat My Chronic Pain Totally Changed My Life

One Patient’s Story: “How Using Medical Marijuana to Treat My Chronic Pain Totally Changed My Life”
 
For nearly a dozen years, Debbie Armstrong was taking large prescribed doses of opioids to deal with severe chronic back pain, but she hated the way she felt physically and emotionally and was worried about becoming addicted.
 
While looking for a different path for pain management she met Barry Greenberg and discovered his The Greener Institute in Hatboro

Philadelphia’s Autism Cares Foundation Gears Up for Race for Resources

Philadelphia’s Autism Cares Foundation Gears Up for Race for Resources
 
Every Wednesday, when 13-year-old Jack Albeser tosses around a weighted ball in a local gym, he gets way more than just a usual workout at the Fit-n-Focus program hosted by the nonprofit Autism Cares Foundation.
 
The 8th grader feels invigorated, connected to a tight-knit community, and is making new friends. It all adds up to a life-changing opportunity for him and his family.

Wills vs Trusts Which Do You Need?

What Are Wills and Trusts and Which Do You Need?

Everyone has heard the terms “wills” and “trusts,” but not everyone knows the differences between the two. Both are useful when planning your estate (such as for elder members of your family) that serve different purposes, and both can work together to create a complete plan.

The main difference between a will and a trust is that a will only goes into effect …

China’s Beautiful and Famous Hua Ballet Comes to Merriam Theater on Wednesday, August 28

The Liaoning Ballet of China (Hua Ballet), one of China’s most famous ballet ensembles, brings the magic of Mulan to the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia.

The notable ballet ensemble has dedicated over 35 years to producing new Chinese cultural works and performing beloved ballet classics.

The show will grace the Merriam Theater’s stage on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus on Wednesday, August 28, at 7 p.m.

This time-honored company toured the world and …

Visionary Diana Liberto Walks to Transform Our Health & Wellness

Diana Liberto, a true visionary, has turned her family difficulties into an opportunity to transform the health and wellness of others around the nation. 

An attorney and honors graduate of the Rutgers University School of Law, who clerked for a U.S. District Court Judge and joined the office of the General Counsel of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., serving in various capacities from 2004 until October 2015, including an interim assignment in Wal-Mart India.

After leaving Wal-Mart, …

Five Harmful Effects of Text Messaging

5 Harmful Effects of Text Messaging

Problems facing both the sender and receiver

According to research, Americans check their phones an average of 80 times a day; and send about 18 billion texts every day, 541 billion every month, and 6.5 trillion per year. It is the primary form of communication for Americans under 50 years old.

While SMS (short message service) presents a lot of advantages like convenience, urgency, discretion, and low cost, it …

What is Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa)?

What is Kratom?

Kratom is a tropical tree (Mitragyna speciosa) native to Southeast Asia, with leaves that contain compounds that can have psychotropic (mind-altering) effects.

  • Kratom is a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia, with leaves that can have psychotropic effects.
  • Kratom is not currently illegal and has been easy to order on the internet.
  • Most people take kratom as a pill or capsule. Some people chew kratom leaves or brew the dried or powdered

15 Must Haves In Your Essential Oil Collection

15 Must Haves In Your Essential Oil Collection

If you’re reading this, chances are you already have quite an essential oil collection. Whether you always have a stash on hand in your bag next to your crystals for any stress or ache, or if you’re relatively new and bought some lavender oil on the suggestion of a friend, there is no denying that scent is a powerful thing. Essential oils have been used for thousands …

Expert Advice on Picking Just the Right Summer Camp for Your Child

[Andy Pritikin, owner/operator of Liberty Lake Day Camp, entertains his campers]

Although he’s a rather humble guy, Andy Pritikin is clearly a camp expert.

Pritikin, past president of the American Camp Association and owner/operator of Liberty Lake Day Camp in Bordentown, New Jersey, wants every child to experience the magic of Summer Camp.

As a spokesman and leader of the summer camp industry, before starting Liberty Lake Day Camp, Pritikin worked for 10 years with …

Five Pointers for Networking In-Person Like a Pro

Five Pointers for Networking In-Person Like a Pro

(Or, How to Become a Fear-No-Evil Networking Ninja!)

They say humans fear public speaking more than death. For many the idea of networking isn’t far off. People dread it and avoid it like an overdue dentist appointment that they know will only result in severe discomfort at the very least. Be it as it may, it’s a necessary evil for any career to flourish the rocky waves …

Do Women Have To Choose Between Academics AND Their Love Life?

Why Women in College Should Focus on Academics AND Their Love Life

I have a distinct memory from my Econ 101 professor at Penn State telling me and the rest of the wide-eyed, freshman-class, “These four years are the highest probability in your life that you will be surrounded by others your age with similar proximity, interests, and lifestyles. In other words, the best chance you have at finding your life partner is here.” With …

Today I met Richard, Somebody to Talk To.

by Michael Munson

(Three years ago) Today I met Richard. He approached me while I was walking in the city and I assumed he was looking for money so I handed him all the loose change I had in my jacket. I was in “the zone”. Zigzagging through the busy sidewalk after working out and on my way to the subway.

He looked at me a little hurt and said “I really don’t want anything

The DPO GDPR Compliance Guide

Lars Hindsley's DPO GDPR Compliance Guide

The Importance Of This DPO GDPR Compliance Guide

Do you or your organization process personal data? Does your website(s), application(s) or peripheral assets store data? Is this your first exposure to the letters, GDPR? Or DPO?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the previous questions, continue reading. You may now be vulnerable to catastrophic financial liability. You may need a DPO. Fast! They may need this guide.

You may now be exposed to

Ash Wednesday and Lent

Picture, in your mind, a beautiful ballroom.  Men in tuxedos and women in gowns.  An orchestra is playing beautiful music while the men and women dance the waltz and other folk dances.  There is a sumptuous buffet laid out with every kind of delicacy and delicious pastry that that the mind of a master chef can conjure.  People are dancing and eating and talking and laughing.  Suddenly the bell in the high tower begins to …

Iconic Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Dead At 85

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, mostly known for his work with the Chanel brand, has sadly passed away at the age of 85.

Lagerfeld was the creative director at Chanel since 1983 and was part of the Italian fashion house Fendi since 1963. It is said that Lagerfeld was becoming very weak over the last few weeks and checked into the American Hospital of Paris where he passed away on February 19, 2019.

Born in …

Second City Tour Member Andrew Bolduc Spreading Love in Philadelphia

Second City Tour Member Andrew Bolduc

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, who doesn’t need a little relationship advice and a chance to laugh out loud?

That’s why Andrew Bolduc of Second City’s Touring Company is excited that the show is currently in the City of Brotherly Love.

The show, It’s Not You, It’s Me, is playing from Wednesday, Jan. 30 through Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Kimmel Centers’ Perelman Theater. The world-famous …

Which Nuts Have The Most Nutrients?

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Which Nut Has The Best Nutrients?

(DM) — Everyone knows nuts are healthy. Ordering nuts by the highest amount of each nutrient is how we established a list of the most healthy nuts by nutrients. We calculate the macronutrients and micronutrients in the nuts by weight not volume. Be warned, it’s a tight race between them all. There is no one nut that stands out as the nut with the most nutrients. So in truth, …

The Ultimate Guide To Giving A Man Flowers

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Men Want Flowers

Burgundy Bouquet Dahlia Flower
Burgundy Dahlia Bouquet

(DM) — This is your ultimate guide if you need help in giving a man flowers. If you are asking if it okay to give a man flowers, the answer is yes. There are many reasons to give a man flowers. From a simple I love you sentiment to an apology. Stroking his ego with a congratulations to special occasions including Valentines — giving a man flowers is only …

The How Of Pooh

Winnie the Pooh will turn 100 years old in 2025.  It was on Christmas Eve of 1925 that he made his first appearance in The London Evening News in a short story titled The Wrong Sort of Bees.  In 1926 a collection of short stories was published simply titled Winnie The Pooh and the legends began.

AA Milne the author of the Pooh stories nor his young son were quite ready for the fame and …

The Why Of Pooh

At the turn of the 20th Century something strange took place in the world of literature.  A new page was turned, and a new genre born.  The world of Children’s literature came to light.  There had always been stories for children.  Mother Goose was fist published in 1780.  The Brothers Grimm let their Fairy Tales loose on the world in 1812.  The legends of Robin Hood and King Arthur though not essentially works for …

Three Training Preparation Secrets To Finishing A Tough Mudder

DangerMan at Tough Mudder Philadelphia held at Jaindle Farms

Want the one secret to finishing a tough mudder?

Yes. Three training secrets are here. But there is one secret in training preparation for an endurance run that supersedes them all.  The answer will surprise you. Don’t be miffed.

The secret is — it’s not a race. You don’t need to run. You don’t need to even jog. Training preparation is important in finishing an endurance run. How fast you finish is not important. …

How To Evaluate a Dating Profile

Love is Greater Than Money

A Guide to Online Dating

Face it, we’ve all either tried it or use online dating.  Most of us have legitimate reasons for using online dating. Many ‘must’ use online dating due to work hours, lifestyle, or live in rural places, their is a legitimately long list of good reasons. Here are the primary reasons why people MUST use online dating. This will help you …

Food Myths: Fact Or Fiction?

(PCM) Growing up we are nearly certain that at one time or another you have probably come across quite a few interesting food myths over the years. Many of which hold a bit of truth, while others are simply off the wall. We are here to help set the record straight about some of the most common food myths once and for all!

Did you ever hear the myth that eating a bunch of carrots …

The Marriage Manifesto: Couples Advice For The Rest of Us

Sarah Allen of Delaware & Lars Hindsley in Central Park on the Mall

The Marriage Manifesto & Couples Advice

If you are thinking of marriage. Read this. Your Future Depends On It.

Marriage is a business contract few realize you sign without ever putting pen to paper. Here’s some advice anyone considering marriage will benefit from reading. This advice comes from perspective. Years of understanding marriage from the inside.

No longer do most people consider marriage forever. Many people divorce without real cause. People feel that exiting a …

Over 50 Christmas Jokes, Trivia, Facts and Quotes – Baby It’s Cold Outside

Over 50 Christmas Jokes, Trivia, Facts and Quotes – Baby It’s Cold Outside I bet Spider-Man could make a lot of money putting up Christmas lights for the citizens of New York City.

Why do birds fly south for the winter? . . . Because it’s too far to walk.

I only know “Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donnor and Blitzen” because of the song that says that I know them.

Advent starts the …

A Christmas Carol Tradition

A Christmas Carol may be the greatest piece of classic literature ever written, it can definitely be said that is the most popular ever written.  Very few people do not know the story, in fact even the name of the main character, Scrooge, has passed into our language as name to call someone who is mean and stingy.  But A Christmas Carol is much more than that.

A Christmas Carol was written in 1843 by …

8 Items You’re Gonna Want for Your Nursery

8 Items You’re Gonna Want for Your Nursery

When you have a new baby, it can be an overwhelming experience. A baby changes everything: your schedule, your mindset, and your future. Celebrate your new addition and the exciting life changes that come with a new bundle of joy with a fully-decked out nursery.

There’s so much to think about with newborns like their sleeping schedule, their nursing schedule, and how to baby-proof your space. …

Do Child Stars Lose Their Innocence Too Soon?

(PCM) Over the years we have all heard the tragic stories of many childhood stars who sadly outgrew their time in the spotlight and sadly faded into obscurity. Sadly, many turned to drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism, while others continued an attempt to hold on to their fifteen minutes of fame. Some were even taken terrible advantage of and abused by the very people who were supposed to be their protectors.

Many of …

The Story Of Caesar Salad And A Good Recipe Too!

(PCM) Seriously, who doesn’t love a good Caesar Salad every once and while? It is definitely one of the more healthy food choices and can be perfectly paired with chicken, or really any meat dish of your choosing. Others choose to simply enjoy Caesar salad as a main entree all it’s own, as it can definitely be quite filling.

The history of the Caesar Salad dates back to 1924 by chef Caesar Cardini in Tijuana, …

Philadelphia Families Gear Up to Race for Children and Adults With Autism

Caring Families Race for Autism Cares Foundation’s Race for Resources on Saturday, November, 3 at picturesque Bucks County (PA) Community College

  Being the mother of a child with autism is often both a great joy and a tremendous challenge. Just ask Linda Kuepper and Jacqui Makowski, the loving mothers of sons with autism, who know how vital the right support can be in their lives.

These moms, along with their friends, neighbors, and extended families, …

Bandelettes: Do They Work? 100% Yes!

(PCM) We recently found ourselves in search of a product that would help us defeat the dreaded and painful experience of thigh chafing, especially when trying to rock our super cute summer dresses and work out gear. It seems as if we had tried everything under the sun to avoid the infamous “chub rub” and nothing appeared to do the trick … that is until we discovered Bandelettes!

Bandelettes are gorgeously designed stretchy and light-weight …

Proven Methods to Boost Self-Discipline for Better Health

Proven Methods to Boost Self-Discipline for Better Health

Today’s modern world is absolutely bursting with temptations coming at you, left, right and centre. From food to drinks, technology, and much more; the list is endless, but research illustrates that people who show self-discipline are the happier of the two types of people in this world.

Those who demonstrate a higher state of self-control will fewer minutes deliberating over whether or not to treat themselves to

September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, So Here Are Some Pirate Jokes!

“A pirate with no p… is irate!”(PCM) International Talk Like a Pirate Day is celebrated every September 19. It was created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), who decided that on September 19 every year that everyone in the world should talk like a pirate.

Getting humor columnist Dave Barry in 2002 on board gave the holiday more gravitas.

It has been recognized by The Church of the …

What Ever Happened To The Original ‘Dunkin’ Donut’ ?

(PCM) Over the years there has certainly been some drastic changes in Dunkin’ Donut stores all over the country. The most notable change, and one that stirred up the most controversy, was when the news was revealed that Dunkin’ Donuts was planning on removing the word “Donuts” from it’s name.

We know that they offer much more variety with their menu than they did in days past, when just about the only thing you could …

The Opioid Crisis And Some Live-Saving Tips!

(PCM) We all know that the opioid crisis here in the United States has become a tremendously huge problem. Tragically, each and every day lives, both young and old, are taken due to opioid addiction and the crisis appears to show no signs of slowing down.

However, did you know that there are several steps you can take to better understand and help others, and yourself, battle or possibly even avoid an opioid addiction. We …

Playwright Neil Simon Leaves Behind Unforgettable Legacy

Neil Simon’s Plays, Musicals, and Movies Will Long Endure After His PassingThe evening when I met Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon, whose work I had long admired, was a night I will never forget.

The year was 1996 during a celebration of Jewish Book Month and the prolific scribe was in South Florida to talk about and answer questions about his memoir Rewrites, and sign copies of his book for his devoted fans.

Discovering …

Can Mental Illness Be Misdiagnosed Or Even Faked?

(PCM) Mental illness is a real condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide, however often times it can be incredibly hard to detect. Some forms of mental illness show little to no physical symptoms, so it can be truly difficult for medical professionals to get to the bottom of what is truly going on.

This article is not meant to question those who suffer for various forms of mental illness, but rather look at the …

Sarah Jane “Salty” Sands Ferguson is in A League of Her Own

Inspiring Professional Girls Baseball Player Helps Girls and Young Women Follow Their Life Passion

Growing up in small-town Orangeville, Pennsylvania, Sarah Jane “Salty” Sands Ferguson was an avid baseball fan who fondly remembers attending her first game at the tender age of four.Ferguson was instantly smitten and vowed to become a pro baseball player, not caring about the fact that at the time girls were not allowed to play pro ball.

She was extremely …

American Idol Winner Maddie Poppe is Setting the Music World on Fire

America’s Sweetheart Maddie Poppe is Delighting Fans Around the Nation During The American Idol 2018 Summer TourIf you work hard, and believe in yourself, the impossible can happen. Just ask American Idol winner Maddie Poppe, the new sweetheart of the music world.

At age 20, the native of small-town Clarksville, Iowa, (population 1,500), took a leap of faith with her musician father, Trent, and auditioned in New York for ABC’s first season of American

Falling in Love with Author Kevin Kwan and his Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians is an Engaging and Hilarious Film About Zany Families and Young LoveEven though Kevin Kwan is an international best-selling author whose brilliant romantic comedy is opening on the big screen, this master wordsmith still has family members who don’t quite understanding his high-profile writing career.

All of this makes a great deal of sense when it comes to his mega-hit 2013 novel Crazy Rich Asians, and the colorful, romantic and poignant …

Five Mistakes You Should Never Make as a Landlord

5 Mistakes You Should Never Make as a Landlord

Being a landlord has its serious perks. If you own the rental property, than you have a pretty great financial investment. If you were hired on as a landlord for an apartment complex, then you might be living rent-free or at a discounted rate.

Either way, it’s a pretty cool win.

However, being a landlord means that there is a lot of responsibility on your …

How Bonding Bees Created The Perfect Date Night!

(PCM) My wonderful boyfriend and I recently had a chance to try out the most recent Bonding Bees at home date night subscription box and this months theme couldn’t have been more appropriate for the summer season. Seriously, who doesn’t love a good excuse to BBQ, especially together as a couple!

The two of us had an amazing time going through the activities contained in the Bonding Bees box! What we truly enjoyed the most …

A Collection Of The Most Intense Celebrity Feuds!

Love them or hate them, celebrities are a huge part of pop culture as we follow their trials and tribulations navigating their way throughout Hollywood. As much as we love to hear about various celebrity triumph, we also can’t help be a bit obsessed with a good amount of their drama as well.

While many celebrities are full of personal drama, over the years there has been a good amount of celebrity feuds with one …

Living Legend Nik Wallenda is Flying High in Philadelphia

Big Apple Circus Wows Crowds at the Philadelphia Mills Mall Through Sunday, June 24When Nik Wallenda was just two years old he learned how to walk on the hire wire by holding his mother’s hand. He has never looked back from that lofty career move that continues to capture everyone’s imagination.

A seventh-generation member of the legendary Wallenda acrobatic family, known for his incredible feats as an acrobat and high wire artist, he is …

The Birth Of The TV Dinner Was Actually A Mistake!

(PCM) Surely nearly every one of us at one point or another hasn’t had the time or the energy to make a home-cooked dinner each and every night, so that is when the modern day TV Dinner comes in handy to save the day. We are sure you definitely have a few of these lurking throughout your freezer, just waiting to be consumed on a lazy night or for a quick and easy microwaveable meal.…

A True Friend Ann Cavanaugh Francis Brightened Our World

Loving Tribute for Ann Cavanaugh Francis Who Left the World a Brighter Place Than She Found ItMy friend Ann Cavanaugh Francis was a friend in every sense of the word.

When she touched your life, she truly made it better in every possible way.

A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Francis moved to Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (Suburban Philadelphia) with her loving parents, Aileen and Harold. She attended St. David’s School starting at the 4…

The Evolution Of The Modern Day Bra

(PCM) The bra. Love it or hate it, it is a piece of clothing that is owned by nearly every woman both young and old. Studies revealed that the average woman will spend upwards of $4,000 dollars on bras throughout her lifetime and own approximately 16 to 20 bras at any given time.

Over the years the bra has taken on many style changes and updates since they were first created. The origins of the …

Contortionist Elayne Kramer Wows the Crowds at the Big Apple Circus in Philadelphia

Big Apple Circus is Now Thrilling Audiences of all Ages at Philadelphia Mills MallWhile some of us believe we are extremely flexible, circus performer Elayne Kramer is one talented young woman who definitely knows that she is.

Kramer, 29, a contortionist, who started practicing her art at age four, performed aspects of her current act in the circus ring at age 11, and began traveling around the world as a circus professional at the …

Can Songs Really Cause Suicides?

(PCM) Any music fan will surely tell you that music can have a significant effect on a persons mind and emotions. Listening to music can cause us to feel happiness and joy, while other times it can cause us to feel sadness and pain. It all depends on the mindset of the listener and the way in which a particular piece of music speaks to them.

But could a piece of music really cause someone …

Blue Man Group Is A Must See Show On Your Next Vegas Vacay!

Photo credit: Lindsey Best

(PCM) Words can’t even begin to express how much we enjoyed ourselves while taking in a spectacular performance from the lovable and hilarious Blue Man Group at the Luxor Hotel and Casino during our recent trip to Las Vegas.

We have attended hundreds of concerts over the years, however seeing a Blue Man Group show is a sensory overload and the audience was loving every moment. Normally when you attend a …

Who Invented Frozen Food?

(PCM) Many of us pass by the frozen foods section of the grocery stores at least once a week. It seems as if frozen meals and vegetables have been around forever. We stock up on these frozen dishes for easy meal prep and when fresh foods are just not easily available.

Thinking about frozen meals left us wondering who was the genius that first discovered a way to freeze food in the first place. Despite …

Did You Know There Really Is No ‘Unknown Soldier’?

(PCM) As we continue to make strides in the areas of scientific and technological discoveries many mysteries of the bygone era are beginning to be solved.

For example, did you know that there is really no “Unknown Soldier” from the Vietnam War at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery? Thanks to some major advancements in DNA testing the soldiers body that was interred there from 1974 to 1998 was eventually identified.

The …

Official Avengers Recipes Just In Time For ‘Infinity War’ Release

(PCM) Powerful news for families fighting the good fight of nutrition in the home: Super Hero help is here.

Black Panther, Captain America, Black Widow and other Avengers have teamed-up to help moms, dads and all citizens win more of their daily battles to adopt a healthier lifestyle including a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. The program continues through May 11 in celebration of the epic release of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War on …

Shaving Myths Debunked!

(PCM) As we quickly approach the summer season, many women (and men too) find themselves thinking about unwanted hair and whether or not shaving is the best option. There are other options out there such as waxing, laser hair removal and more, however shaving is usually the go to method for getting rid of unwanted hair quickly and efficiently.

However, there are definitely quite a few myths surrounding shaving that for some reason people still …

Dating Coach Helps Couples Find Romance This Spring

Suburban Philadelphia Dating Coach Helps Couples Fall in Love This Spring

Spring is the prefect time to share a trip to the local farmer’s market, a leisurely lunch or a trip to Doylestown or New Hope, with someone special, with an eye on finding love and romance.

But with our busy work and home lives, finding Mr. or Ms. Right can often be extremely tricky.

Especially, since as we get older, and accumulate more baggage, …

Catie Turner Makes It to the Top 24 on American Idol

Suburban Philadelphia Teen Catie Turner Fulfilling Her Music Dreams on American Idol

The vibrant 17-year-old singer and musician from Langhorne, Pennsylvania, comes across in front of 10 million American Idol fans as honest, frank, bubbly and genuine. She is a likeable girl-next-door that the judges Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie and Lue Bryan, find both talented and unique. In fact, Perry, called Turner “a star.”

After surviving American Idol’s Hollywood Week, rigorous rehearsals and forging friendships, …

Popcornopolis Organic Nearly Naked Popcorn Is Our New Favorite Snack!

(PCM) What could be better than discovering a fantastic snack that is not only delicious but actually healthy as well! We hit the jackpot when we sampled Popcornopolis’s new Organic Nearly Naked Popcorn! We seriously couldn’t keep our hands out the bag!

The taste was incredibly reminiscent of those old school home popcorn makers that your mom or grandma used to have in the kitchen. You remember, the ones were you would pour the popcorn …

Philadelphia Contestant Dennis Lorenzo Goes From Homeless to Hollywood

American Idol Contestant Dennis Lorenzo Attracts World-Wide Attention

Philadelphia native Dennis Lorenzo is inching closer to the big prize on American Idol.

Dennis Lorenzo of West Philadelphia is continuing his life-altering musical journey toward the American Dream, and is thrilled that his family members, friends and legions of new fans around the world are rooting for them.

The newly-married 26-year-old Lorenzo, who now makes his home in L.A., has been going through the American Idol …

A Brief History Of The March Of Dimes Organization

(PCM) Back in the year of 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, often referred to as FDR, founded an organization which was then called the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The foundation’s mission was to find a cure for polio, which FDR contracted.

The foundation immediately gained intense popularity, mostly due to its’ founder and the nations’ support for him. FDR believed that if everyone donated only a dime then polio could eventually become eradicated. After …

Jane Diamond’s Dazzling Road to Heath, Wellness, and Success

Health and Wellness Coach Helps Clients Find Their Passion, Grit and Determination to Foster Healthier Minds and Bodies

When you listen to Jane Diamond’s story you immediately understand that if you follow her lead you can use perseverance, grit, and passion to change the world for yourself and your loved ones.

Diamond, who grew up with humble beginnings with two brothers and a caring single mother, learned at a young age to approach life with …

A Dating and Matchmaking Expert Wants to Help You Fall in Love This Valentine’s Day

Find Your Perfect Match This Valentine’s Day With Tips From An Expert

With just days away from Valentine’s Day, the holiday of love, this is just the right time to take the plunge and fall in love.

As many of us single men and women know, especially those who are over age 40, the dating scene can be confusing or bleak.

But Jill Elliott’s more than 32 years of experience as a dating coach and …

Eagles Player Bryan Braman Inspires Fans of All Ages As Super Bowl Nears

Eagles Players Show Great Heart On Their Unforgettable Journey to the Super Bowl

 

Two young fans looked up at Philadelphia Eagles Defensive End Bryan Braman with adoring eyes during a recent stop on their journey to the Big Game.

Sporting midnight green jerseys, the adorable Izabella Perekupka, 6, and her sister, Isla, 4, nearly the same age as Braman’s two young daughters, clearly had a severe case of Eagles Fever and were totally …

Sammi’s favorite things: Groove Rings

Many people love to buy rings, whether it is for themselves or for someone else. The biggest problem is, trying to find the right size. Enter Groove Rings, the innovative new product that helps you get it right the first time. What is Groove Rings? Groove Rings started out as an amazing product that allows people to wear breathable, silicone rings on occasions where wearing actual rings is not practical. (For example, being at the…

Nik Wallenda Soars to New Heights in the Big Apple Circus

Performer Nik Wallenda Dazzles Audiences at the Big Apple Circus and BeyondWhen Nik Wallenda was two years old he learned how to walk on the hire wire by holding his mother’s hand. He has never looked back from that lofty career move.

 

A seventh-generation member of the legendary Wallenda family, known for his incredible feats as an acrobat and high wire artist, Nik is currently holding court at the Big Apple Circus at …

Happy Maple Syrup Day (December 17th)

maple syrup in glass bottle on wooden table

(PCM) Happy Maple Syrup Day! Did you most of the bottled brown breakfast syrup that you find on grocery store shelves is NOT maple syrup? Imitation syrup (usually labeled “table-syrup” or “maple-flavored syrup”, etc.) is made from high-fructose corn syrup or other artificial flavors and additives.

True maple syrup comes from the concentrated sap of the sugar maple tree (a North American native). It is graded by color, which can range from light amber (like …

Happy Chocolate-Covered Anything Day! (December 16)

Melted Chocolate Background

(PCM) The winter season is supposed to be about joy and reflection, but all too often it’s a time of stress. Are you behind on your holiday shopping? Are you juggling family drama or work worries? By December 16th the countdown towards Christmas and years’ end is well underway, and many of us feel like we’re racing against the clock. But now you can relax, because the calendar people and the candy people have come …

Important Tips to Finding Love and Romance To Keep You Warm This Winter

Philadelphia Matchmaker and Dating Coach Helps Women and Men Find Their Special Someone This Winter

Winter is the perfect time to cuddle up with the one you love, next to a roaring fire with cup of hot cocoa, and watch holiday movies.

But for those of us who are single, especially when it comes to women and men over age 40, the dating scene can be confusing or bleak.

But Jill Elliott’s more than 32 …

Grocery Shopping On This Day Of The Week Could Save You Big?

(PCM) Savvy shoppers are always looking for a way to save a few bucks,especially when it comes to grocery shopping. Did you know that you can save money by grocery shopping on a certain day of the week?

Well, it’s true!  Wednesday is the day to hit the grocery store as many stores release their new ads on that day and will also honor the previous weeks sale items on that day as well.  It …

The Negative Effects Of Drinking From Plastic Bottles

(PCM) New research out of the University of Kansas has found a link between BPA, a chemical found in plastic to the occurrence of migraines, with especially worse symptoms found in women.

The researchers say that 90% of the population already have some levels of BPA in their systems. The researchers used rats, who were given a does of BPA every three days and had a device hooked up to their brains to induce migraine …

Five Outrageous Ways People Have Used to Get their Resume Noticed

In a tough job market, people will go to some strange lengths to get their resume noticed. While job seekers need to do whatever it takes to get notices, they need to remember that they are still applying for a position in a professional organization. Unless you are seeking a job in a creative field where outrageous behavior is common, it is best to leave the theatrics out of your search techniques. In very specific …

The Comeback And History Of Christmas Kissing Balls

(PCM) Not to be confused with hanging a mistletoe, Christmas Kissing Balls are medium to large size bunches of evergreens, holly and herbs placed in a spherical shape and hung in the doorways of a home. Some people may add pieces of mistletoe to them as well, as a more recognizable symbol to urge those that pass under to sneak in a kiss.

The history of Christmas Kissing Balls dates back to the time of …

Hanukah is Celebrated in December

Chanukah (Hanukah)

2016 – Sunset, December 24, 2016 to nightfall, January 1, 2017
2016 – Sunset, December 12, 2017 to nightfall, December 20, 2017

Don’t like the way we spell it? Try one of these on for size:
Chanuka, Chanukkah, Channukah, Hanukah, Hannukkah, Hanuka, Hanukka, Hanaka, Haneka, Hanika, Khanukkah.HanukahChanukah, as we all know from Adam Sandler’s infamous holiday songs, is “the festival of lights”. Despite what you may think, it is not a very …

Gingerbread Decorating Day 2nd Saturday in December

(PCM) Gingerbread!  The very thought of it brings to mind the scents of cinnamon, cloves, allspice and let’s not forget ginger.  Gingerbread is part of our culture.  We, of course use it as food, but it plays a part in stories such as The Ginger Bread Man and Hansel and Gretel.  We see it in art first as illustration for the stories mentioned above but also in art as part of Christmas Cards or paintings …

Cookie Exchange Tips

HOW TO COME OUT ON TOP WITH YOUR COOKIE SWAP

Snowflake shaped Gingerbread cookies stacked and tied with a red ribbon.

(PCM) Whoever invented the holiday cookie exchange was either a sadist or a genius – maybe both.

On the one hand, participating in a cookie exchange means you’ve got to stop and bake something (something pretty enough to share, no less) right in the middle of gift-shopping, house decorating, holiday concerting, family visiting, nervous breakdown-ing, and whatever else you’ve got on your chaotic December schedule.…

Why It’s Perfectly Safe To Sometimes Ignore That Sell-By Date

Sell-by-food

(PCM) Each and every year American’s will throw away an estimated $160 billion dollars worth of perfectly good food when they believe it is expired based upon the sell-by date printed on the container. There is a big difference between the sell-by date and/or expiration date printed on the packages and the actual time frame in which the food will go bad.

Many people often confuse the sell-by date to be the actual expiration date …