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Health & Wellness




Oman's Ancient Biblical Scent
Christopher P. Baker

Almost two millennia ago, frankincense was worth its weight in gold. Today it still is. Prized for its scent, it is also prized for its medicinal qualities and mythical abilities. Read...

Natural Methods of dealing with adhd
Daily Infographic

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) affects about five percent of the population. Prescription medications are the most common method of dealing with this condition. But, rather than medicating it's been suggested that preventing or minimizing what can trigger ADHD to begin with may be the better way to go. Read...

Praying Safe: The Professional Approach to Protecting Faith Communities
Grant Cunningham and Joshua Gideon

Attacks against religious institutions are becoming more common and more deadly. Worshippers are being killed at prayer and there seems to be no end in sight. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, because houses of worship are overwhelmingly ‘soft targets’ — vulnerable to crime, manmade accidents, and natural disasters. Praying Safe was written specifically to help congregations develop, implement, and maintain their own comprehensive, effective security plans. In simple, easy-to-follow steps, Praying Safe lays out what you and your fellow congregants can do to make your community a harder target. It starts with analysis: what dangers does your congregation face? What vulnerabilities do you have? Then, it shows you how to decide the best ways address those dangers and vulnerabilities to help keep everyone safer. The book tackles the “big problem” that no one else will even talk about: What do you do first? What’s most important? How do you decide where to start? It even confronts — head-on — the problems of getting your congregation on board with the solutions. Get Praying Safe, read it, follow it — and make your worship community a hard target!

ISBN: 978-0947404076, 242 pages, $12.95 softcover, published by Personal Security Institute LLC



All About Exercise Machines
Barbara Russi Sarnataro

Face it. You might be spending a lot of time indoors for the next few months. Here's a guide on exercise machines to help you keep in shape. From treadmills to rowing machines, find out the purpose of each and how best to utilize them. Read...

What Is ThE Worst Time of Day to get sick?
Linda Geddes

It may seem farfetched but the time of day you take a medication or have surgery or even sit down for dinner can positively or negatively affect the outcome of these activities on our bodies. Emerging research on how our bodies maximize the healing process versus the time of day is beginning to reveal new treatment techniques that could transform health care. Read...

Improve Your Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
Neelabh Kumar

Improve your critical thinking and problem-solving skills by tackling the wide variety of problems presented in Logitica. The book contains 13 unique chapters to foster logic, reasoning and strategy skills. You can preview the book and sample some of the problems at (link below).

ISBN: 978-1793423832, 329 pages, $12.19 softcover, self-published

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Best Mattress Reviews 

Best Mattress Reviews is run by a review team of veterans from the mattress industry as well as journalists who have written extensively about sleep health and sleep products. We’re a Seattle-based crew where all those dark, rainy days really charge up our hypersomnia, and persistently lead us to the next cup of coffee. So, of all people, we understand the importance of a good night’s sleep, and how your mattress can help or hinder that. Our goal is to give you the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about what mattress is best for you, so that you sleep soundly.

Consumer Safety Guide

We’re here to help you get the answers you need about consumer and medical products. We want to educate the public and ensure consumers are informed about defective medical products, dangerous drugs, and high-risk consumer products. Our goal is to be your go-to online resource. We provide accurate, relevant information in one place, so it’s easy and convenient for you to know what risks you face. We give you information about which products and devices are safe and which ones are not – hopefully reducing your risk on a daily basis.

Drug Rehab Connections

We provide unbiased information reviewed by medical experts so our readers can make an informed decision on the next steps in their, or a loved one’s, drug rehabilitation journey. Drug Rehab Connections was founded by a group of individuals who know both sides of addiction. We know it from our personal lives as well as engaging and working with rehab and treatment centers. We are not a Treatment Center. Rather, We are a starting point to finding help for individuals and families battling addiction. We want to answer your questions—about drug rehab, the therapies available, treatment programs, and more—so that you are able to make decisions that can ultimately save your life or someone you care about.

We believe achievements start with education and a commitment to small, daily choices. We create content that engages and informs, and we complement it with practical tools to make living healthy an easier and sustainable process.

First off, to be absolutely clear: mattress companies do not pay us for these reviews, and all our content is unbiased and independently researched. We’re beholden to you, the consumer, and not a mattress company. We created with one goal in mind: to help answer sleep questions so everyone can have a better night’s sleep. aims to inform parents and family members of those struggling with addiction, as well as addicts and alcoholics themselves, about the options available for treating addiction. With a library of original content, we educate in simple language. While is not meant to take the place of advice from medical professionals, who should always be consulted regarding issues of substance abuse or potential behavioral health disorders, we do provide overviews and offer resources that can expedite the process of familiarizing yourself with addiction, drug and alcohol abuse, dependency, treatment and recovery topics and options.

Recall Report

Recall Report was created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products. With hundreds of suspected or confirmed dangerous drugs and products on the market, the up-to-date information we provide on recalls, alerts, and side effects is vital to keeping your family safe.


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Listings and links reviewed: June 2019


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