August 29, 2016 |
Worldview columnist Trudy Rubin is on vacation.
August 29, 2016 |
When Valdemar the chug (Chihuahua-pug) puppy bounded toward me, I scooped him up in my arms and petted him. I was helping Valdemar become more comfortable with being handled by humans, so he would have a better chance of being adopted. This summer, I volunteered at Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah, believed to be the largest no-kill animal shelter in the country. Best Friends has about 1,700 rescued animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, and birds. As I frolicked with Valdemar at the Puppy Preschool, I thought to myself, "This is a trip I won't ever forget.
August 28, 2016
Annie Courto, registered dietician with OnPoint Nutrition, wrote this for the "Goal Getter" blog at philly.com/goalgetter. The best summers are packed with vacations and weekend getaways. However, on these breaks from reality, we often stray from our healthy habits. Eager to return to a better routine when the fun has subsided, we search for a quick fix to mend our vacation damage. Cleanses and detoxes are tempting, but many can become unhealthy and even dangerous. To save you the trouble of wading through an endless sea of Internet information, here are the most important dos and don'ts of cleanses and detoxes: Don't Skip meals.
August 20, 2016 |
Days after Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams disclosed that he had received more than $160,000 in gifts over the last five years, a spokesman confirmed for the first time that federal agents had interviewed members of the district attorney's staff - and one of Williams' gift-givers said she had also spoken to the FBI. Williams' spokesman, Cameron Kline, said Thursday that he did not know how many staffers had spoken to FBI agents, or...
August 4, 2016 |
THEY LIED. Contrary to the latest feel-good slogan, 50 is not the new 40. In fact, if you're a woman, 50 is more like what 13 was when you were a girl. Yeah, you heard me right. You see, at 50, your body is on an anatomical and physiological roller-coaster ride, just as it was when you reached adolescence and your hormones kicked in, beginning your transition to womanhood. At 50, however, the roller coaster is starting to reverse, though more slowly, as you head toward menopause.
August 1, 2016 |
I hope I'm not too late with this advice, because the children in these parts have been off from school for summer vacation since June. Because the kids may be around the house a little longer than usual each day this time of year, there is increased opportunity for things to get messier. The best, but more expensive, solution is to send them to sleepaway camp for several weeks. If that option isn't available, however, Derek Niederquell of 1-800 Water Damage - a national firm in property restoration specializing in water, fire, and carpet cleaning - offers some tips for keeping your rugs in good shape.
July 25, 2016 |
Oh, those Wildwood days! Summer vacation means fun in the sun somewhere other than your backyard. But it's also prime time for burglars prowling the streets, looking for houses whose owners are out of town on holiday. Of course, that isn't the only thing vacationing homeowners have to worry about. Did you know that 49 percent of all lightning insurance claims and more than one-third of claims filed for hail damage each year are made during summer months? That's what Farmers Insurance says, anyway, and it suggests some things you can do to avoid unpleasant surprises on your return from that glorious week in Wildwood, or Ocean City, or Cape May: Unplug anything that doesn't need to stay plugged in, including televisions and computers.