Living Well

Thoughts of suicide can enter your mind as early as childhood. Suicidal thoughts are particularly concerning among individuals ages of 15 to 35. According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the third leading cause of death among individuals ages 15 to 24 and the second leading cause of death among 24- to 35-year-olds. […]

The generically named medications, phenylephrine and guaifenesin are combined into a number of medications marketed in the United States under many brand names, including Deconex DMX. Phenylephrine is a decongestant, which helps relieve nasal congestion. Guaifenesin is an expectorant that helps loosen phlegm to make it easy to expel. Deconex DMX and Deconex IR are […]

Overview Although Roth and Traditional Individual Retirement Accounts share certain tax advantages, they differ substantially in terms of contributions, withdrawals and IRS penalties. The concept behind all IRA accounts is similar, in that they are designed to be long-term, tax-advantaged savings accounts. However, with a Roth IRA, the primary tax benefits are recognized upon distribution, […]

Overview All states maintain laws that permit a parent, including a father, to gain custody of a child. These laws address not only obtaining custody in the first place, but also changing custody at a later point in time, according to the American Bar Association Section of Family Law. Despite some minor differences, the laws […]

A solar cell is a single photovoltaic unit that collects energy from light and converts it into electricity. Often assembled in arrays, called panels, solar cells can be used to power everything from a simple calculator to your home to the International Space Station. Solar cells come in several different types with varying levels of […]

Solar energy is the harnessing of the energy released by our solar system’s sun. The sun burns hydrogen at its core and releases energy in the forms of heat and light, which travel to the Earth. Solar energy technologies capture that energy and convert it into usable forms of energy. With advancements in technology, there […]

A person being stalked or harassed can get a restraining court order. A parent or guardian can receive a restraining order for a minor child. Restraining orders are issued for protection, security and privacy, and do not require any former relationship between the parties. You should take certain steps to make sure the restraining order […]

Many otherwise-ecologically minded Americans have a dirty little secret—a stash of plastic bags from the stores they frequent. Although they weigh just a few grams and are just a few millimeters thick, the sheer number of them used each day around the world is an environmental hazard. The Worldwatch Institute reports that in 2002, factories […]

A lack of self-confidence can prevent you from living life to its fullest and accomplishing everything you are capable of attaining. Self-confidence can be so low that it cripples your ability to function normally in society. Recognizing you have low self-confidence is the first step to improving your quality of life. Even small, simple changes […]

Overview The peppermint plant grows throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. The United States harvests 75 percent of the world’s supply of peppermint oil during the dry summer months just before the plant blooms and the oil content peaks. Valued for centuries as both an aromatic and medicinal herb, current research further endorses peppermint oil […]