Ronald Blau

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Over 15 years experience in the life insurance industry, and an 11-year member of Million Dollar Round Table, The Premier Association of Financial Professionals.

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Life Insurance

Buy term life insurance when you are young, married or have a baby

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Life Insurance

Selecting term life insurance
Selecting whole life insurance when you're newly married
Selecting whole life insurance
How to use life insurance to protect assets
Understanding your Canadian permanent insurance options
Selecting Canada's Term-to-100 life insurance
Selecting Canada's whole life insurance
Selecting Canada's universal life insurance
Shop online for term life insurance that is right for you
Protect your family in your 40's with right term life insurance
Financially protect your family’s future with term life insurance
Between 20 and 25, protect your financial future and buy term life insurance
Saving money is easy when you buy term life insurance in your 20s
Buy term life insurance when you are young, married or have a baby
How to get term life insurance with pre-existing health challenges
New parents: Understand whole life insurance before buying
Read and understand the life insurance policy before you make a claim
Advice on using permanent life insurance as an investment vehicle
Expert advice for getting a high risk life insurance policy
Options for life insurance when diagnosed with prostate cancer
Learn the benefits of a No Medical Exam life insurance policy
How to buy an annuity for retirement and as life insurance

Caring for Aging Parents

Advice for elderly families in transition
Help your elderly parent maintain independence with good communication
Get help caring for an elderly parent with this expert advice
Get long-term care that is the right fit for your elderly parent
Discussing difficult life issues with aging family members
Managing the stress often associated with family caregiving
Minimize the holiday blues for seniors suffering from depression
Talk openly by starting a care conversation with aging parents
Preserve the dignity of your elderly parents by caring for their needs
Navigating the challenges of becoming a caregiver to aging parents
Advice for seniors moving to a smaller home or retirement community
Advice for managing the depression of your aging loved ones
How to best approach your parent on moving into a nursing home
How to find a good home care agency and stay in your home
Loved ones can help seniors though the progression of Alzheimer's
How to ensure the safety of your aging parents behind the wheel
Maximize rewards and minimize stress when caring for aging parents
How to help and support your aging parents as they grow older
Advice on what to do when an aging loved one wants to hasten death
Pay careful attention to your elderly parent's hospitalization
Adult children can help their aging parents manage hearing loss

Pregnancy

Nutritional advice for you and your baby while pregnant
Hypnosis can remove stress and hormonal cravings when pregnant
Successfully treat postpartum depression after having a baby
Your wife needs your support to help her beat postpartum disorder
Prevention and treatment for pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders
Cope with the loss of a baby after having a miscarriage
Help surviving a summer pregnancy and staying cool in the heat
Have a healthy baby and pregnancy with this expert advice
Holistically treat post-pregnancy nutritional deficiencies
Control the risk factors of autism and ADHD prior to pregnancy
Collect and store cord blood to protect your newborn's future health
Treat common pregnancy ailments at the first sign of discomfort
Reduce and treat pregnancy swelling in your feet and ankles
An online baby registry is a great way to get the gifts you want
Avoid developing gestational diabetes to ensure a healthy pregnancy
How you should prepare for pregnancy when you have diabetes
Exercising while you are pregnant is healthy for you and your baby
Varicose veins can be prevented during and after pregnancy
How to recover after experiencing a traumatic birth
Reduce the worry, anxiety, and stress experienced during pregnancy
Adjusting to life after having a baby and coping with postpartum
Exercising while pregnant is safe and eases recovery after delivery
It is important to protect your back and spine during pregnancy

Kids with Special Needs

Sustain a happy marriage while raising a child with special needs
Build a positive sibling relationship within a special needs family
Giving much-needed support to parents of children with special needs
Educate and communicate with special needs children to prevent abuse
Special needs children's skills improve with Applied Behavior Analysis
Helping your child overcome anxiety is not an impossible task
What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
Managing a child’s mental illness begins with an informed parent
Successfully tackling learning challenges at school begins at home
Music therapy can help improve learning, growth and development
What is music therapy?
Successfully manage disagreements and conflict in the IEP process
Inclusive education for students with disabilities benefits everyone
A successful IEP meeting requires effective parent participation
Preparation is critical when relocating a family with disabilities
Focus on basic human needs to help kids with difficult behaviors
Animal-assisted interventions are beneficial for kids with needs
Ensure a smooth new school year for your child with special needs
Well-planned vacations are critical for kids with special needs
Planning transportation services for students with disabilities
Addressing the issue of sexuality with kids with special needs
Choose a safe therapeutic barn for kids involved in equine therapy
Dads must be present when helping raise a child with special needs
Develop open communication with the teacher of your special needs child
Emergency preparedness is critical for individuals with disabilities
Encouraging independence is critical for kids with special needs
Make airline travel easy for families with physical disabilities
Encouraging friendships between kids with disabilities and peers
Helping sibs of kids with disabilities manage embarrassment
Helping sibs advocate for people with intellectual disabilities
Helping children with special needs improve health and fitness
Help your child with sensory processing disorder to succeed
Navigating swim lessons for kids with and without disabilities
Support groups help mothers raising kids with disabilities
Easing the stress of airline travel for children with special needs
Meltdowns: help for kids with special needs and their parents
Help to prepare your kid with disabilities for employment success
Providing access to dance classes for kids with special needs
Providing lifetime care for your child with special needs
Planning for the future care of your child with special needs
Using music to bring together kids with and without special needs
Obtaining a school evaluation for kids with possible special needs
Managing embarrassment of a brother or sister with special needs
Teach home and community safety skills to kids with special needs
Donating your child's blood and tissue samples for research
Art therapy helps cultivate development in children with special needs
Self-care is critical for parents raising kids with disabilities
Find the best adaptive dance class for your child with special needs
What is sensory processing disorder and how parents manage it
Your special needs child can feel free and bloom at summer camp
Families with disabilities must help maintain balance for siblings
Advocating for your child's IEP goals requires planning and vision
Understanding how to achieve inclusion for kids with disabilities
Parents must effectively communicate with their child's IEP team
Stress-free IEP meetings can lead to better outcomes for students
Planning for the future needs of your child with a disability
Advice for choosing care providers for kids with special needs
Parents raising kids with special needs must manage their stress

Aging and Longevity

Your elderly parent fell? This could change everything
Choose a trustworthy and qualified caregiver for your elderly parent
Empower yourself as a senior because you deserve a better lifestyle
Prevent falls as a senior by creating a safer living environment
Discover in-home healthcare options that are safe and comfortable
Live longer and feel younger by delaying old age as late as possible
Embrace the change of moving into an assisted living facility
Choose a qualified in-home caregiver from a reliable provider
Keep your independence with the help of an in-home care agency
Reduce the effects of aging using vitamin and nutrient supplements
Overcome your fear of death by embracing love and happiness
A life coach can help you reduce stressful decisions in retirement
Planning and preparation can help with the care of aging parents
Age gracefully with a positive attitude, strong mind and healthy body
Expect spiritual expansion and change when experiencing hospice
Forgetful? Memory enhancement is still possible as you age
Help managing Parkinson's disease symptoms and getting treatment
Embrace hospice as a guide on the journey through terminal illness
Ensure you track and take your medications on time
What can older adults expect from assisted living communities?
Understand Alzheimer’s disease and the care options available
Using modern technology can help elderly people with dementia
Age beautifully and gracefully to help stay healthy and happy
You may be able to stay in your house with home care assistance

General Travel

Stress-free airline travel with children
How to select a luxury resort
Air travel tips for a smooth trip
Advice for business travelers
Advice for larger air travellers
Choose the best hotel for the holiday vacation
How to survive the hectic holiday travel season
How to find the best travel deals using online sites
How to travel the world on a shoestring budget
Education travel abroad offers an exciting opportunity to immerse yourself in a foreign culture
Make maximum use of your precious vacation time by planning carefully
Choose a green hotel when traveling and be environmentally conscious
Plan a getaway to Colorado’s wine country for a unique experience
Expert advice on preparing your car for the family summer road trip
How to prepare your home for overnight guests this holiday season
Plan a trip that avoids the travel nightmares
Advice on making the best of an unexpected travel delay and layover
Find some alone time during a family vacation to help reduce stress
Choose the right hotel room to ensure a great family vacation
Plan a multigenerational vacation with seniors who have special needs
How to keep your toddler occupied and happy on the airplane

Divorce and Separation Law

The right way to separate
What to do when "I do" turns into “I don’t”- A Divorce Guide
Legal guidance for co-parenting a pet with your ex
How to choose the right divorce attorney for your divorce
Negotiating alimony during a divorce
A parenting plan means more than trading weekends with your ex
Divorcing and divorced dads succeed when they put the interests of the children first
Fathers will win child custody battles if the children are the priority in everyday life
Take precautions to ensure a quick and fair high net-worth divorce
These child support basics will benefit you and your children
Men will prosper in a divorce by focusing on these practical solutions
Be realistic, reasonable and communicate for a successful divorce
Find hidden assets that your spouse has not declared during divorce
Divorce mediators help you settle differences and save money
Mediation can help you get what you want in divorce and save money
Know the difference between custody and shared parenting in divorce
Parents considering divorce must protect themselves and kids
A collaborative divorce avoids a court battle and reduces costs
Choose the right divorce attorney to protect you and your family
How to get an annulment when there is misrepresentation or fraud
How to ensure your ex-spouse complies with the court's orders

Cancer

Expert advice on undergoing breast reconstruction due to breast cancer
Take a DNA test to avoid a breast cancer biopsy misdiagnosis
Integrate acupuncture and Western medicine to help treat cancer
Advice on getting lymph node transfer for lymphedema patients
Recognizing moles and skin as cancerous and getting help
Maintain your femininity when diagnosed with breast cancer
Breast cancer treatments: How to choose the best option for you
Cancer rehabilitation can help you recover and tolerate treatment
Mohs micrographic surgery can help treat skin cancer
Advice for getting proton therapy treatment for prostate cancer
Little known things that can reduce your cancer risk
A patient’s survival guide: Prevent medical mistakes and misdiagnosis
Prevent cervical cancer with early detection and education
Advice on helping a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer
Preventing melanoma starts with protecting your skin from UV rays
Find the right dermatologist to remove precancerous moles
Steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing lung cancer
What to expect and how to prepare for undergoing chemotherapy
Advice on treating and managing cervical cancer
You can reduce the risk of skin cancer and enjoy the great outdoors
How to manage lymphedema when undergoing cancer treatments
Stay positive when diagnosed with cervical cancer
How to emotionally cope when you are diagnosed with cancer
Prepare for surgery by speaking with your anesthesiologist
A trusted healthcare team can help manage and treat ovarian cancer
Manage your chronic pain while going through cancer treatment
Prevent skin cancer by protecting yourself from harmful sun exposure
A supportive gynecologist can help you overcome ovarian cancer

Raising Teens

Help your teenager cope with their anger management problem
Viewing your teen as a developing adult can improve your relationship
Raising preteens and laying a positive foundation for the future
Support your teen's academic success and healthy development
Helping your teen navigate the college admissions process
Independent college consultants can help teens apply to college
Teach your teenager how to avoid substance abuse
Keep your teenage driver safe behind the wheel and on the road
Learn the facts on teen driving safety
Raise a respectful, polite teen by setting appropriate boundaries
Supporting your teenage daughter through the dating experience
Improve your teen parenting by understanding the teenage years
How do I relate to and communicate with my teenager?
Help and protect your teen who practices self-injury and cutting
Are there any signs of abuse in your teenager's relationship?
Effectively communicate with your teenager about substance abuse
What's the best way for parents to discuss sexuality with boys?
Teen sexting: What all parents need to know
Managing the difficult issue of drug and alcohol use in teenagers
Help teens build resiliency, improve coping skills and ease stress
Managing the difficult issue of drug and alcohol use in your teen
Parenting your rebellious teen and encouraging healthy independence
Get a plan and the tools to communicate with your college freshman
Teach your teens to recognize the dangers of distracted driving
How can you help your child sustain long-term addiction recovery?
How should you talk to your teenage daughter about dating violence?
Parents must create an addiction prevention family plan for teens
How should parents talk with their teenagers about substance use?
Support teens in making good choices regarding drugs and alcohol
Help your teenagers leave home with resilience and perseverance
Parents can lead teens to a connected life free from addiction
Expert advice on communicating with your teenagers about drug abuse

Wills and Estates

Helping you through probate
Things to consider with a power of attorney
What’s the difference between a will and a living trust?
Should I leave assets outright or in a trust?
Evaluate elder’s competency to protect their health and finances
A revocable living trust will protect your assets and avoid probate
Create a postnuptial agreement to protect your financial future
Create a written will to protect loved ones and give you peace of mind
Expert advice on deciding if a prenup is right for you
Ensure your pets are taken care of in your estate plan and will
A will helps control the distribution of your estate after death
Newlyweds should prepare a will and discuss estate planning
How to correctly modify your will after having a child

Caring for Teens and Adults with Disabilities

Teens with special needs must prep for transition to adulthood
Achieving inclusion for college students with special needs
Caring for an aging sibling with disabilities entails teamwork
Negotiating adulthood as a teen or young adult with disabilities
Tailoring sex education to teens and adults on the autism spectrum
Supporting postsecondary success for teens with learning differences
Students with disabilities must plan for postsecondary education
Building connections and community for teens with disabilities
Recreation can help teens with needs transition to community life
Helping teens with autism spectrum disorder prepare for college
Teach kids with social learning challenges to become independent
Preparing teens with special needs and learning issues for college
Making college a reality for youth with intellectual disabilities
Sexuality education is vital for teens with intellectual disabilities
How can individuals with disabilities seek and pursue employment?
Help teens on the autism spectrum to navigate social relations
Person-directed planning can empower individuals with autism
Explore postsecondary options for students with learning differences
How can parents help youth with special needs to become adults?

Estate Planning

Planning your funeral service in advance gives you peace of mind
Advice for selecting the right estate planner for your situation
Having a baby? Create an estate plan to protect your family
Create a well-designed estate plan for you and your family
A well-rounded estate plan will help protect your family
Receive an inheritance recently? Here is expert financial advice
No family to pass your assets to? Advice for creating an estate plan
Plan your funeral service and ensure your wishes are fulfilled
Choose the right casket for your loved one when planning the funeral
Advice for choosing a qualified estate planner
Save your family the time and stress of probate with your estate
Create an estate plan that works for you and your beneficiaries
Financial steps you must take immediately on the death of a spouse
A new baby is good reason to review and update your estate plan
What every young mom needs to know about wills and estate planning
Married couples should consider individual wills vs a joint will

Raising Healthy and Happy Kids

Helping kids feel comfortable and safe in the water is key
Optimizing brain enrichment through positive digital screen time
De-stressing doctor visits fosters a lifetime of health for kids
Being proactive can help emotionally traumatized kids to heal
Proper nutrition can improve kids' learning and behavior problems
Help guide your child’s path to effectively coping with anxiety
Establishing safe, fun and productive bath time for children
Jumpstart your family’s day with a positive morning routine
Parents should influence their children to eat healthy and exercise
Finding a happy medium when enrolling kids in afterschool activities
Advice for raising emotionally happy and healthy twins and triplets
Creating healthy and happy mealtimes for children and parents
Helping the entire family achieve a stress-free holiday season
How you can boost your children’s self-worth and self-esteem
How can parents raise happy children with balanced priorities?
Family meals foster healthy eating habits and close connections
Advice for motivating your kids and supporting their successes
Parents can help kids make a difference in the lives of others
Help your children develop confidence and a healthy body image
Teach your anxious child better ways to cope and manage behaviors
Helping girls love their bodies and cultivate healthy self-esteem
How can parents help their children minimize unnecessary stress?
Parents can teach children to recognize and label their emotions
Expert advice for parents trying to raise emotionally-healthy twins
How can you raise body-confident kids in an image-obsessed society?
Expert advice on raising honest children
Broaden your child's diet and establish healthy eating behaviors
Organize playdates for kids who struggle with social interactions
Help children develop their talents and creativity via play

Retirement Planning

Gen Y workers must start saving and investing early for retirement
Have the money you need for retirement with lifetime income annuity
Expert advice on choosing lifetime income annuity program
Take control of your future with a self-directed retirement plan
Know how to financially plan for retirement so you can retire on time
Understand net unrealized appreciation for your 401K
How to benefit from rolling over your 401(k) to an IRA
Expert advice on retirement planning for small business owners
Planning for health care costs is vital to successful retirement
Key considerations in saving for a confident retirement
Save for retirement the moment you land your first job after college
Guarantee income in your retirement with fixed indexed annuities (FIA)
Young people: take a new investing approach to retirement planning
Plan for retirement and get the most out of Social Security benefits
Understand the differences between deferred and immediate annuities
Gain control of your financial health for retirement with a budget
Start planning for retirement as soon as you get your first job
Advice on how to reduce the fees on your 401K retirement account
Expert advice on planning your retirement together
When to collect social security benefits in retirement
Make the most of your money and minimize taxes in retirement
Retiring overseas is possible with careful financial planning
How to make sure your retirement savings lasts the rest of your life
Advice for when you lose your job and forced into early retirement
Create financial security and well-being for your entire family
Ensure steady retirement income with a low-risk annuity investment

Marriage and Couples

Get help if you are unsure of your marriage or relationship
Date night is a must for parents to ensure a healthy relationship
Parents can still have a romantic relationship while raising kids
Admitting when you are wrong supports a healthy relationship
Save your relationship with an experienced marriage counselor
Expert advice for a strong and passionate marriage and relationship
Expert advice on meditation and how it can improve your relationship
Get the love you want in your relationship with help from a therapist
Maintaining sexual and emotional intimacy is vital for parents
Expert advice for keeping the romance alive after having a baby
Do you tell your fiancee that you don't love the engagement ring?
Emotionally connect to make it a good relationship and marriage
Parents can rekindle their intimacy to create a strong marriage
Great first wedding anniversary gift ideas for your husband
Fostering strong connections is essential to family well-being
Create meaningful relations by nurturing fulfillment and intimacy
Understand the 4C's and get the best value when buying a diamond
How to create the perfect marriage and avoid divorce
Plan the perfect Valentine's Day for your wife or girlfriend
Tips to ensure parenting does not interfere with your marriage
How to put the sizzle in your sex life regardless of your age
Improve your marriage and relationship through better communication
An unplugged weekend getaway will do wonders for a relationship
How can married couples thrive when one partner has adult ADHD?

Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Children with autism need special care to ensure oral health
Early detection for autism can significantly impact your child's life
Children with autism spectrum disorder will grow with help at home
Communicating at home with your child on the autism spectrum can be rewarding
Understanding a child on the autism spectrum can help them thrive
Exercise is vital to a healthy lifestyle for kids with autism
Doing your homework before using nutrition to treat ASD
Helping kids on the spectrum learn to use their vision is vital
Helping kids on the autism spectrum to use their vision is vital
Advice for providing grief support to kids on the autism spectrum
Help kids on the autism spectrum improve language and reasoning
Making exercise part of life for children on the autism spectrum
Reaping the benefits of exercise for those on the autism spectrum
Managing picky eating in children with autism spectrum disorders
Helping your children to understand their autism spectrum disorder
Helping children with autism spectrum disorders face their fears
Teach social skills to individuals with autism spectrum disorder
Ensuring safety and security for children on the autism spectrum
Evaluating educational programs for kids on the autism spectrum
Helping kids with autism spectrum disorder bond over music
Creating Halloween traditions with kids on the autism spectrum
Teaching vital safety skills to kids with autism spectrum disorder
Learning to connect with nonverbal kids on the autism spectrum
Positive behavioral supports for children on the autism spectrum
Build connections and self-esteem with Autism Movement Therapy
Kids on the autism spectrum can improve social skills through play
Celebrating a happy holiday season with kids on the autism spectrum
Communicate and connect with children on the autism spectrum
Managing the wandering tendencies of kids on the autism spectrum
Using service dogs to help kids with autism spectrum disorder
How can kids on the autism spectrum get the most out of an iPad?
How to parent siblings of a child with an autistic spectrum disorder
Help young kids on the autism spectrum avoid behavior challenges
Dining out with kids on the autism spectrum requires preparation

Kids with ADD/ADHD

Your child with ADHD needs your support to help them grow and succeed
Embracing differences and strengths will help your child manage ADHD
Understanding ADD/ADHD drugs will help families make good choices
A parent's approach can set the tone for how kids manage ADHD
Improve attention span at home for your child with ADD/ADHD
Understanding natural treatments for kids diagnosed with ADD/ADHD
Recognizing the possible signs of ADD and ADHD in your children
Parents must understand the causes of ADHD and then seek solutions
Provide support and guidance for your child diagnosed with ADHD
Parents can improve sleep habits for children diagnosed with ADHD
Focus on structure and passions when raising a child with ADD/ADHD
Help children with ADHD and dyslexia to reach their potential
Helpful strategies for successfully raising teenagers with ADHD
Steer your way through the demands of parenting a child with ADHD
Help your kids with ADD/ADHD become authentic and confident
Kids with ADHD can improve executive skills and succeed in school

Loss of a Child

Creatively coping with the loss of a baby is essential for healing
How can parents manage their grief after the death of a child?
Healing after the loss of your child: Expert advice for parents
Learn how to live after loss and cope with the death of a child

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Advice for helping your teenager overcome OCD
To help you treat OCD, you need to develop mental strength
Advice for spouses and partners with obsessive compulsive disorder
Reach out for support to help manage symptoms of postpartum OCD
Teens - Don't be afraid to ask for help with OCD

Men's Health

Recognize symptoms of erectile dysfunction and get help
Using marijuana can be a contributing factor to erectile dysfunction
Using marijuana can have adverse effects on male fertility
Address the psychological effects of erectile dysfunction (ED)
Satisfy her and have better sex by reducing premature ejaculation
Men's mental health issues are often misunderstood, get help now
How to speak with your loved one about erectile dysfunction
How men can supercharge their fertility

Coping with Death and Grief

Cope with grief in a culture that tends to not honor bereavement
Learn how to cope when a loved one commits suicide
Use memories of the person you lost to help you grieve
Participating in a grief support group can benefit your well-being
Grieving is normal, but it's vital to do so in a healthy way
How to explain death and terminal illness to your loved ones
How to respond to a friend when their loved one has passed

Fertility

Expert advice when your having a hard time getting pregnant
Low sperm count? Consider IVF to improve chances of conception
Reduce toxins and increase fertility and chances to conceive
Get pregnant faster: Advice for boosting your chances of conceiving
How to protect your fertility after a cancer diagnosis
Considering In Vitro Fertilization? How to pay for IVF costs
A healthy and balanced diet can have a great impact on fertility
Having a baby: What you should know when trying to conceive
Couples can make conception more successful and less stressful
Endometriosis can affect fertility. Here’s how to get help

Diabetes

Healthy weight loss for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Exercise helps blood glucose levels for diabetics
Manage diabetes in your child and help them stay healthy
Expert advice on preventing type 2 diabetes and staying healthy
Eat healthy when you have type 2 diabetes
The power of planning your diet to minimize the impact of diabetes
Advice for preventing falls at any age even when you have diabetes
Type 2 diabetes: Improve your health and overall attitude
Choose the right insulin pump case to help manage diabetes
Eat nutritiously during the holidays with type 2 diabetes
Protect and improve your eyes when you have diabetes
Advice for getting a full night’s rest when wearing an insulin pump
Diabetes and eating disorders: A common threat
Reduce the risk of serious complications when living with diabetes
Choose the right diabetes insulin pump for your child to wear
How diabetics and pre-diabetics can avoid and treat neuropathy

DUI and DWI

17 Questions to ask yourself after being arrested for a DUI
Calculate your blood alcohol content for a DUI
Don't let a DUI ruin your life
Drunk driving terminology by state
Contact the DMV immediately when charged with a DUI
Understanding a DUI defense in a court trial
Protect yourself with a good DUI lawyer
Tests used to determine if you are driving drunk
Advice on refusing DUI field sobriety tests and knowing your rights
Advice when you fail the field sobriety test and are charged with DUI
Avoid the common pitfalls when appealing a DWI decision

Alcoholism

How to stop your drinking problem
Parenting advice to help your teen stay sober
Holistic treatment can help you beat drug and alcohol addiction
Help strengthen your chances of staying sober through recovery
Help a loved one through alcohol treatment for a chance at recovery
Provide support to a spouse entering an alcohol treatment program
Stay sober and beat your addiction with a few simple lifestyle changes
Stay sober even after having a drug or alcohol relapse
How to stay sober during the holidays
How to quit alcohol on your own and stay sober
Learn how to be around alcohol without relapsing
After a relapse get back to recovery and staying sober
How medicine and therapy can help alcohol cravings and withdrawal

Tobacco Addiction

Successfully quit smoking by knowing what to expect in cessation
Nicotine gum can help you quit smoking and chewing tobacco
Stop smoking cigarettes with help from hypnosis
Convince yourself that now is the time to beat your nicotine addiction
Nicotine patch can help you quit cigarettes and chewing tobacco
Stop smoking cold turkey without using nicotine replacement therapy
Meditation and quitting smoking: how nicotine hijacks your brain
Practicing mindfulness to help you break the habit of smoking
Quit smoking and resist the cravings with a strategy that works

Drug Addiction

Is your teen abusing drugs?
Advice for teenagers to stay sober and never get addicted to drugs
Help approaching your teen about drug use
Eat these healthy foods to help your brain heal from drug abuse
How to make the most of addiction treatment
How to use addiction medicine to help you quit
Expert advice on getting through addiction as a family
Be successful in an outpatient treatment program for drug addiction
Students: Stop using smart drugs (Adderall) to get by in college
Loved ones require your help during cocaine addiction treatment
Hypnosis can eliminate unwanted and enhance desired behaviors
Quit your heroin addiction and get sober with the right treatment
How to overcome your prescription painkiller addiction
Quit xanax and learn natural ways to beat anxiety
Choose the best substance addiction treatment for you or loved one
Overcome your drug addiction and get clean with an inpatient treatment center
Seek professional help at the first sign of cocaine addiction
Stop using steroids and get back on track with a healthy and realistic workout
Hypnotherapy can help you beat your addiction
Save your loved one from addiction by staging an intervention
Be considerate when you approach a spouse on an addiction problem
Sending your child to substance abuse treatment requires your full emotional support
Are the pills in your medicine cabinet a gateway drug to heroin?
Help choosing a substance abuse and mood disorder treatment center
Treat withdrawal and addiction to Vicodin and Oxycontin painkillers
Advice on how to recover from a drug or alcohol addiction relapse
Quit smoking marijuana to help strengthen your emotional state
How to talk to a loved one that is a drug addict about treatment
Are you ready to get treatment for drug addiction?
How to help your child when they get out of drug treatment
Stay sober and avoid relapsing after you get out of drug rehab
Marijuana is a drug and is addictive; how to quit using it
Choose the right addiction therapy program to ensure recovery

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic and dermal fillers create younger looking skin without surgery
Choose the right injectable facial rejuvenation treatment for you
Feel younger, build confidence and look sexier with mommy makeover
Collagen injections and dermal fillers help smooth out wrinkles
Rhinoplasty or nose job can improve your facial appearance
Breast implants or augmentation can restore a youthful contour
Liposuction is an excellent way to contour areas of unwanted fat
When getting plastic surgery, go with a board certified surgeon
Make an informed decision before undergoing breast implant surgery
Obtain balance, contour, and dimension by getting facelift surgery
A breast lift can enhance your overall appearance and youthful contour
Advice for men on getting calf augmentation (implants)
Male breast reduction can give you a natural looking chest
Short scar facelift and neck lift surgery helps you look younger
Get upper and lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and look younger
Revision rhinoplasty improves the look of your original procedure
Choose the right surgeon for your liposuction procedure
How to choose an ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon

Heart Disease

A heart healthy diet is your first step to prevent heart disease
Reduce your sodium intake to help lower your blood pressure
Stay healthy and out of the hospital when living with heart failure
Achieve balance emotionally to ensure the best heart health
Expert advice on diagnosing and treating atrial fibrillation
Expert advice for managing Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Simple lifestyle changes that will boost your heart health
Ensure you are ready for sexual activity after having a heart attack
Prevent heart disease with simple lifestyle changes

First Aid for Travelers

Altitude sickness is not a trivial condition
Don't throw yourself overboard because you're seasick
Food poisoning overseas - when to get medical help
How to survive severe altitude sickness
Survive food poisoning in a foreign country
You can beat motion sickness
Bed bugs in your hotel room? Make sure you don't bring them home
You deserve a break: Have a stress-free vacation away from work

Destinations

How to survive Thailand's Full Moon Party
Spend a semester at sea and circumnavigate the world on a ship
Advice on hiking the Inca Trail in Peru
Careful planning will make your first trip to Italy exhilarating
Your first trip to France will be a joy with proper planning
Pick the perfect vacation destination for the holiday season
Plan a safe and exciting vacation to Mexico
Planning and experiencing an unforgettable honeymoon in Paris, France
Advice for making your Las Vegas luxury hotel vacation a reality
How to plan a memorable and inexpensive destination wedding
Travel like a local in Luxor, Egypt to enjoy this ancient city
Tour Bordeaux, France and indulge in the finest wines in the world
Visit Napa Valley and taste some of the finest wines in the world
Expert advice on taking a summer vacation in Telluride, CO
Expert advice on planning a beach getaway to Myrtle Beach, SC
Plan the perfect family getaway to Myrtle Beach
Plan an amazing and unforgettable vacation to Costa Rica
Traveling to Luxor, Egypt? Visit the Deir el-Shelwit temple
A wine tasting tour in Italy can be the vacation of a lifetime

Cruising

How to handle cruise emergencies
Choosing an Antarctica cruise
Cruise etiquette 101
How to save big on cruise shore excursions
Would you enjoy a river cruise vacation?
How to make your next river cruise an even sweeter deal
How to enjoy your Disney cruise
Expert advice on luxury cruising
Professional advice that will assure a memorable first theme cruise
Start planning now so that you can relax and enjoy your first Caribbean cruise
Embrace the local culture for a truly memorable destination cruise
Plan an unforgettable and stress-free family cruise vacation

Tackling Family Problems and Conflict

Cooking as a family fosters fun and creativity in the kitchen
Recipe: Black-eyed pea salsa
Embracing and accepting autism can help kids build friendships
Good parenting can help prevent teens from using drugs and alcohol
Supporting kids through the healing process after a disaster
Manage difficult child behaviors with collaborative problem solving
How can families successfully manage their stress together at home?
How can parents support children when a marriage turns rocky?
Put an end to clutter and arguments by organizing your playroom
Positive prevention strategies can decrease a child's behaviors
Create daily routines for children with weak executive functions
How can parents help their kids develop essential social skills?

Families in Divorce

Teenagers: You can get through your parents' divorce
Creating a safe, open space is key to talking to kids about divorce
Single moms have healthy social lives by managing kids' expectations
Sensitivity is vital when talking to toddlers about divorce
Ease the transition for kids between two homes after divorce
Help your kids by moving on after divorce and reclaim your life
Managing the effects of divorce on kids with and without disabilities
Expert advice for protecting your children during and after divorce
What to do when your teenager wants to move in with your ex-spouse
Navigating divorce while raising a child with special needs
Ensure a happy and healthy future for kids by divorcing with dignity
Make your divorce easier on kids by divorcing only your spouse

Child Safety

Teaching children to be safe, strong and free
Navigating the many risks of summer begins with parental awareness
Keep kids safe outdoors from bees, wasps, ticks and mosquitos
Expert advice for surviving a school shooting
Create a safe family home by minimizing your exposure to toxins
Keep children safe and secure during the holiday season
Parents must communicate with their children about internet safety
Educating your kids about body safety can help prevent sexual abuse
Sports safety: Make eye protection a priority for your child

Kids with Eating Disorders

Coping with a teenage daughter suffering from an eating disorder
Help your child struggling with an eating disorder such as anorexia
Supporting your child with an eating disorder is vital to recovery
Advice for parents to help their child overcome an eating disorder
Advice for parents to help their child who binge eats
I think my child might have an eating disorder. What should I do?
What parents should do if they think their child has anorexia
Helping your child with an eating disorder move towards recovery
Helping children who may be struggling with an eating disorder

Kids with Speech and Hearing Challenges

Understanding stuttering is the first step in helping your child
Help your child with speech and language skills for academic success
Understanding a child’s language and literacy development
Helping kids with disabilities develop language and literacy
Help your child with selective mutism transition back to school
Using daily routines to support communication skills in children
Facilitating language with children while cooking in the kitchen
Learning to use fingerspelling as a hands-on communication system
Learn the American Sign Language (ASL) fingerspelling alphabet
Kids need support and guidance to become confident communicators

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving advice for beginners
Coral Reefs: Precious Gems Worth Saving
Basic rules to avoid scuba diving's decompression sickness
A dive vacation is an opportunity to expand diving skills
Advice for first time snorkelers
Taking photographs while scuba diving in coral reefs
Open up new scuba diving opportunities with cold water diving
Scuba diving skills to increase confidence in the water
Discover an underwater world with the PADI Open Water Dive course

Summer Camps

Choose a summer camp that is the best fit for your child
Prepare your child for the best possible summer camp experience
Important factors to consider when choosing a summer music camp
Reduce homesickness and stop bullying at your child's overnight camp

Health Insurance

Manage your health savings account
Selecting disability income insurance
Why you need travel insurance for your trip
Purchasing travel medical insurance
Dealing with a family member's long-term care insurance
Considering a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?
No longer covered by your parents’ health insurance?
Buy travel medical insurance for a safe study-abroad experience
Best pet insurance policy to protect your cat or dog and budget
Long term care insurance ensures you're covered for medical costs
Know how to navigate the Affordable Care Act to get the best coverage
Recent college grads should understand their health care options
Prepare for higher medical costs during senior and retirement years
Plan ahead for Alzheimer's and obtain long-term health insurance
Advice for women on getting long-term care insurance
Health and disability insurance can protect you when playing baseball
How to get the right health insurance coverage for you and your family
Protect your family's financial security with the right insurance
Determine your need to buy a long-term care insurance policy
Think ahead when purchasing a long-term care insurance policy
How to apply and receive veteran's benefits and services
How to mitigate and avoid the denial of a health insurance claim
Understand the financial benefits of voluntary insurance
Advice to recent college graduates on buying necessary insurance
Insurance coverage you need to protect your teenage children

Education Loans

Avoiding the horror stories of student loan debt
Parents: Caution when cosigning for child’s college student loan
Consolidating your student loans is the best option to repay them
Advice for when you are not able to pay your student loan payments
How to have a life after college and repay your student loans
Money lessons every college grad should know

Credit and Debt Management

How to rebuild your credit after clearing up debt problems
How to pay down credit card debt on your own
Avoiding holiday debt
Stay out of debt and within your budget when shopping for the holidays
Get a credit card with low interest rate and great rewards program
Avoid late fees and lower interest charges with debt consolidation
Choose the right debt consolidation company to help pay down your debt
Teach your college student financial responsibility with a credit card
Avoid bankruptcy, take control of your debt, and repair your finances
How to stop harassing phone calls from debt collectors
Be financially responsible with your credit card while in college
Credit counseling can reduce monthly payments and pay off debt
Understand debt settlement to help deal with your debt problem
Choose a trusted debt settlement company to help resolve your debt
Expert advice on how to deal with a debt collector
How to negotiate outstanding debt with a credit card company
The importance of debt: Is there such a thing as healthy debt?
How to improve your credit score and ensure financial health
Everything you need to know about credit reports and credit scores
How to recognize and avoid a personal financial disaster
How and why your should improve your credit score
How to negotiate a lower interest rate on your credit cards
Lower your credit card interest rate with a phone call
How to pay off credit card, student loan, and home mortgage debt
Teach your teen about money and good credit card habits
How to pay off large credit card debt on multiple credit accounts

Finance for Couples

Debt, savings, and spending basics for the newly engaged
Newly married couples should plan their finances together
Discussing a prenup can help you both plan your financial future
Prepare for your first baby with a solid financial plan