March 23, 2017
If you tend to feel down after the holidays—you’re not alone. According to the American Psychiatric Association, as many as 20% of Americans experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), depression brought on by the shorter days and diminishing sunlight at this time of year. Outside of SAD, many of us get a case of the winter blues or a post-holiday slump, even if we live in a more moderate climate. To help you lift your spirits, here are five scientifically proven ways to improve your outlook:
The days may be shorter and holiday bills may have forced your credit cards higher, but don’t let this time of year get you down! Try some of the tips above to help you get the bounce back in your step well before spring arrives.
Summer’s here, and the world is opening up again. However, not everyone feels comfortable traveling just yet. And that’s fine—there’s lots of fun to be found in every area. Here are some ideas to help you and your family have an enjoyable summer close to home.
If you’ve ever yawned your way through a wordy, boring document, you might have wondered if your own writing was as hard to understand. Luckily, there’s a great tool to measure the readability of your writing, and it’s as close as your word processor. (Note: For this article, we use Microsoft Word as our example. Details will vary if you use another application.)
Over the past year, we’ve all spent more time than usual at home—which may mean you’ve paid more attention to your utility bills than in previous years. If you’ve noticed a creep upward, here are some easy ways to help keep your energy costs down.