Entries by Barbara Howington

Best Post Workout Meal

What to Eat for the Best Results After a Workout After a good workout, refueling with the right nutrients is essential. Carbs, protein and fat assist your body in its after-workout recovery. They help your body decrease the breakdown of muscle protein, stimulate new muscle growth and generally enhance recovery. Check our best workout meal […]

Easy Ways to Keep Your House Cool in the Summer

Easy Ways to Keep House Cool This Summer As the song says, “It’s summertime and living is easy.” What isn’t mentioned in that iconic Ella Fitzgerald recording is that summertime is also hot. Keep house cool so you can “live easy” without running up your electricity bills is just a matter of taking a few […]

Depression and Anxiety Symptoms and Treatment

Most of us experience anxiety or depression at some point in our lives. This is normal. Sometimes the two disorders, which often occur at the same time, can interfere with daily activities such as work, personal hygiene and socializing, for example. When a person’s daily functioning is affected this is an indication that depression and/or […]

What Are The Benefits of HRIS?

Would HRIS Benefit Your Company? Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) are proving to be highly valuable for the businesses who use them, saving money, improving efficiency and increasing productivity. This type of software helps HR departments create reports and presentations, improve employee recruitment and administer benefits. Basically, it expedites tasks with automation. The Sierra-Cedar HR […]

How to Choose the Best Life Insurance Company

If you’ve decided to purchase a life insurance policy, it’s time to find the provider that’s right for you. But, how do you figure out which life insurance company and policy to go with? To find that answer, you’ll need to look at certain aspects of the companies you are considering. Find the Best Life […]

How to Lower Homeowners Insurance Premiums

Here’s How to Lower Homeowners Insurance Premiums Homeowners insurance is a necessary expense if you own or buy a house, that’s a given. But there are ways to bring down your premium costs. Take a little time to give it some thought and look at your options. Here are some of the ways you can […]

Medicare for All Act of 2019: What’s In It?

Medicare for All Act of 2019: What Is It? It’s back, stronger than ever. The Medicare for All Act of 2019 is helping revive a concept that Americans are now beginning to look at more seriously than they did four years ago when Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders first proposed single-payer health insurance for all. […]

Allergy Guide: Allergy Symptoms and Treatment Options

Your Seasonal Allergy Guide: Sources, Symptoms and Treatment Options If you suffer from seasonal allergy symptoms you know how miserable they can make you feel. Allergy symptoms are triggered when your immune system overreacts to something that is otherwise harmless. In trying to protect you, your immune system goes into overdrive, attacking the pollen, dust, […]

5 Ways to Save on Term Life Insurance

What Is a Term Life Insurance Policy? Unlike whole or permanent life insurance, term life only provides death benefits for a specific length of time, making term life generally less expensive. A term life policy covers you during your prime earning years, usually between the ages of 30 and 60. If your family depends on […]

The Rise Of Women Entrepreneurs

The Upsurge in Woman-Owned Small Businesses Woman-led businesses in the U.S., like the recent surge of women being elected to state and federal offices in the 2018 midterms, continues to grow. In fact, women-owned businesses grew by 58 percent between 2007 to 2018. Here are some observations noted by in recent reviews of industry trends […]

Urgent Care Vs ER

Urgent Care Vs ER: Who Should You Turn to? When you need medical care at night or on weekends, where do you go for help? The emergency room or an urgent care facility? The simple answer is: If you’re severely hurt, having chest pain, or difficulty breathing, go to an E.R. If your symptoms are […]

How to Motivate Employees In the Workplace?

Motivating Your Employees for Better Outcomes We’ve all been there. At some point in our lives, we’ve experienced a dysfunctional workplace. Like an unproductive office or the place where turnover is always high. By taking a few steps, consistently and over time, you can put in place systems and policies that can help develop a […]

How Do Airbags Work?

We typically never see the airbags in our cars. We just count on them to function right if ever needed. So how do airbags work? There are several steps that must happen in very quick succession for airbags to work. A Little History First patented in 1953, the airbag has evolved and improved over the […]

Does Climate Change Affect Your Home Insurance?

Climate Change Is Altering the Way We Buy Homeowners Insurance Rising temperatures. Growing numbers of hurricanes every year. Flooding. Droughts. These kinds of events seem to be happening more frequently. Insurance companies are taking note and the industry is changing as a result. How Does Climate Change Affect Homeowners Insurance? Insurance providers are watching carefully […]

How to Protect Your Business with Additional Insured Status

Protect Your Business with Additional Insured Status When two business work together, the smaller entity typically must have proof of insurance coverage. If you, as a small business, wants to work with a large company, you will almost always be required to have liability coverage. The larger company is assured that your company, not theirs, […]

What You Should Know About Dietary Supplements?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) states that over half of all people in the United States take one or more dietary supplements, either daily or occasionally. You may have been hearing that dietary supplements – vitamins, minerals, herbs, enzymes and amino acids – are good for you. Or, bad for you. The reality is, […]

How to Find Business Insurance that Matches Your Company Size

When you want to buy business insurance for your company, where do you start? It begins with defining your business in terms of its size and location. Is it a home business, small business, medium business or large business? Home-Based Business – 0-1 employees A typical home business has single employee, or none, and modest […]

Do Car Dealerships Offer Temporary Car Insurance?

State laws differ, but in most you can’t drive a car off the dealership lot without proof of car insurance. If you have another vehicle covered by a policy already your provider will usually cover the new car automatically for up to four days from when you make the purchase. If your insurance provider doesn’t […]