Essential Tools for Small Businesses

Essential Tools for Small Businesses

Whether you’re aiming to start a small business or you’re already running one, it can be a lot of work. Fortunately, there are plenty of low-cost products on the market that can help launch your entrepreneurial dreams or improve what you might already have in place. Read on to learn about several of the many tools available to small business owners.

A Right to Shoes

A Right to Shoes

Every young girl loves the tale of Cinderella. Who wouldn’t want to meet a handsome, charming prince to sweep her off her glass-slippered feet? Once this early bit of fairytale fetishizing is taken on board, the message is clear get the right pair of shoes, and everything you could ever possibly want is yours.

Add a Little Excitement to Your Life’s Travels

Add a Little Excitement to Your Life's Travels

Want to be happier? Then, according to Psychology Today, you should try your hand at a risky activity. Adventurous activities that cause you a little anxiety can help you feel more alive and in tune with your world. If you’ve been searching for an activity to break up your boring routine of work, sleep, work, then check out the following recommendations.

Going Greener

Going Greener

Most Americans get about two servings of vegetables per day. That pales in comparison to the five-to-seven servings per day that are recommended. Think about when you eat vegetables—as a side with dinner? Maybe a salad for lunch? Vegetables have many vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients the body needs, as well as fiber for a happy, healthy digestive tract. Dark, leafy greens are particularly good for you and contain substances called phytonutrients that research has shown to have properties that may protect you from heart disease, diabetes, and possibly even cancer. They are also good sources of iron, folate, and vitamins A and C. In addition, managing weight is easier when you consume more vegetables because you can eat more of them to satisfy hunger without adding a lot of fat and calories. So how can you incorporate more greens in your diet? Read on for some tips.

The Mud Ball: A Gala for the Haven

The Mud Ball: A Gala for the Haven

Air out your flapper attire and shake your feather boa! The 2014 Mud Ball is back in town. On April 5, be at the Hanover Inn at 7pm sharp to join in the fun. The Mud Ball is an opportunity to look glamorous, party with friends, and best of all, support Children’s Programs at the Upper Valley Haven.

When You Can’t Have a Pet: How Animal Lovers Can Still Spend Time With Furry Friends

When You Can't Have a Pet: How Animal Lovers Can Still Spend Time With Furry Friends

Numerous studies have shown that having a pet improves your health. You gain both physical and emotional benefits, including exercise, increased allergen tolerance and lowered stress levels plus, everybody knows that animals just put us in a better mood. They don’t care that you left the house 12 hours ago, didn’t make that important deadline at work or forgot to return a phone call. All they care about is that you are here, now, in this moment.

Make a Plate (and Eat From It, Too!) A Trip to Tip Top

Make a Plate (and Eat From It, Too!) A Trip to Tip Top

Artfully designed and at the top of its class, Tip Top Pottery and Tip Top Café are a dynamic combo. The first is a studio to satisfy all your artistic whims. From kids’ ceramic-painting parties to Ladies Night Out, Tip Top Pottery plays host. Right next-door is the chic Tip Top Café, serving up gourmet dishes in a sleek yet organic manner. Come visit this corner of the newly vibrant and artistic White River Junction for your next outing.

Review: Heart Rate Monitor Watches

Review: Heart Rate Monitor Watches

Monitoring your heart rate ensures that your exercise reaches your target heart rate without exceeding it. The purpose of heart rate monitors is to make sure the change in your heart rate is sufficient for you to stay healthy. A heart rate monitor watch is ideal because it is easy to remember as part of a schedule and has multiple purposes. These watches can accurately take your pulse as you go, something that is less reliable on a smartphone or other mobile device.

It’s Still Winter: 7 Ways to Stay Healthy

7 Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter

Winter can be a tough time of year to stay illness-free and full of energy. When the weather outside is frightful, the last thing we want to do is go for a long run while our ears turn from blue to white and our extremities lose feeling. Wouldn’t it be nicer to sit in front of the fire and annihilate the population of leftover Valentine’s Day chocolates? Other energy zappers are the infamous flu and cold viruses that run rampant this time of year when our immunities are as low as the temperature. Sickness will leave you feeling weak and keep you from work, school, and your normal exercise routine.

A Trip Around the World for Nachos

A Trip Around the World for Nachos

When you think of nachos, you probably think of the standard bar fare¬—a plate of tortilla chips piled high with avocado, beans, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, jalapenos, and maybe your choice of meat—all very tasty, but kind of boring. Everyone has eaten those nachos, and most people love them. However, you can easily step it up and serve easy-to-prepare, unconventional nachos at your next get-together or for a quick and easy dinner.