The Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Pain

In spite of yeoman efforts by the American Pain Society, the American Chronic Pain Association, the U.S. Pain Foundation, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and many others, there has been no consistent recommendation for treating chronic pain. Compounding the problem, because clinicians are untrained in pain management, opioids have become the major approach by … Continue reading The Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Pain

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10 Great Gifts The Recipient Will Never Have To Know You Bought On Sale

Holiday shopping lists can get long, and while there are great ways to give someone a gift that costs (almost) nothing, sometimes you do want to wrap up something wonderful and put it under the tree (or win an office White Elephant exchange.) One sneaky way to spend less on great gifts? Snag something on … Continue reading 10 Great Gifts The Recipient Will Never Have To Know You Bought On Sale

You Can Sip Champagne and Sing Christmas Carols at Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle

If you have a few extra hundred dollars hanging around, you can celebrate Christmas in a castle! Highclere Castle, which was featured on "Downton Abbey," hosts a few Christmas events. It might be too late for Christmas dinner at the castle, but you can still buy tickets to sip some champagne and sing carols. In … Continue reading You Can Sip Champagne and Sing Christmas Carols at Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle

The Simple Truth About Student Loans and Homeownership

Once you graduate college, you're handed a diploma and—most likely—a mountain of debt. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find a job where you make enough to pay off your student loans and then, maybe, move on to the next big investment of your life homeownership. Unfortunately, according to a study … Continue reading The Simple Truth About Student Loans and Homeownership

Modern Farmhouse Meets California Cool — House Call

Name: Valeria Jacobs, my husband, three kids (two boys and a girl), and a minature pincher Location: Castro Valley, California Size: 1,400 square feet Years lived in: 10 months, renting We live in a cottage-style home. When we first saw the listing for rent I got a feeling that it was the house for our … Continue reading Modern Farmhouse Meets California Cool — House Call

Being Your Own Contractor Saves a Ton of Money, But I Don’t Recommend It

It's funny how most of us know we can't be our own physician or attorney after watching a few YouTube videos, but ask us if we can run our own renovation and an awful lot of us think we can handle it just fine. Who needs a contractor when you can find your own sub-contractors … Continue reading Being Your Own Contractor Saves a Ton of Money, But I Don’t Recommend It

You Can Take Your Cat to the North Pole with These Cute Cat Scratchers from Target

Do you need one more Christmas decoration for your house? Christmas is just over two weeks away, but there is still plenty of time to keep shopping for your house. If you've gotten everything you possibly could for yourself, you can get a little something for your pets. It isn't always easy to make cat … Continue reading You Can Take Your Cat to the North Pole with These Cute Cat Scratchers from Target