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July 28th, 2008

Sleep On It - Science Explains Why

We all know we need more sleep. Scientific American explains the how and the why in an interesting series of articles about sleep.
It explains the benefits of sleep for memory retention. Being sharp is essential for making good decisions for your business and family.
A lack of sleep over a prolonged period can lead to obesity […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 2 comments

July 21st, 2008

Does Your Home Business Involve Food? The “Fat” Regulators May Check On You!


If your home business deals with food, making it to sell to consumers, whether from your home, at food establishments, craft fairs, farmers markets,  or on the Internet, you soon may be affected by “calorie sticker” laws. New Yorkers recently experienced calorie “sticker shock” because restaurants and fast food places must post the […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

June 25th, 2008

Happy National Siesta Day

If you ever needed an excuse for a mid week power nap in your working day, today is the day. It’s the third National Siesta Day.
Benefits listed at the Siesta Awarness site for a 10-120 minute nap include
- More energy
- Improve productivity by over 30%
- Improve alertness by up to 100%
- Reduce stress and the […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 4 comments

June 20th, 2008

Home Business Owners, Too, Have “Down” Times

“Life happens,” someone has said. No matter how hard we try, there are “down” times. These may not be full fledged bouts of depression, simply what we used to call “the blues,” when it was difficult to be enthusiastic, even a business you basically enjoy.
I’ve frequently noticed that Anna at Widow’s Quest […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

June 5th, 2008

Global Warming And Its Connection With Shorts & Bathing Suit Weather & Home Businesses

With summer approaching (in the Northern Hemisphere), we begin to pull our shorts and bathing suits out of the closet and see if we can can fit into them. If they’re a bit snug (or a lot snug) we begin thinking of losing a few pounds.
We’re not obese, but want to be comfortable in our […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

May 31st, 2008

New Health Care Blog at b5’s Business Channel

Health care has been a popular topic during the presidential primary campaigns this year and on the minds of the voters.  Where do the candidates stand on the various issues, we wonder. 
To keep you informed about the inside info on the health care industry, you now have Health Care Insiders at b5media. Written by Jennifer Hinkel […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

April 5th, 2008

5 Tips for Taking Care of Yourself As A Business Owner

 Take time to think of your own health as you keep busy with your home business. 
Sometimes the physical and emotional strain you endure as you try to balance family along with business and financial concerns can put a strain on your health.   Here are 5 simple tips to get you started.
*Take time to relax midst your […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

February 25th, 2008

Do Naps Provide Energy During Your Business Day?

Reading an article at Everyday Health about the possibility of daytime naps improving memory and recall of facts, made me wonder if home business owners find that a short nap refreshes you and enables you do accomplish more. Does it help renew your mind and memory or make you more weary?
Of course, it depends on […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 8 comments

January 25th, 2008

Keep Your Sense Of Humor In The Midst of Daily Routine

  This has nothing to do with anything…except to remind us we need to keep our sense of humor in the midst of our daily routine, chaos, and challenges.  Take a few minutes each day to smile, to grin, to laugh.
Sometimes friends send you endless e-mails that seem senseless and a waste of time.  However, I have one […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

January 2nd, 2008

Healthy Eating - Sometimes Challenging For The Home Business Owner

So often it’s difficult to think about healthy eating and have time to prepare the meals we should when we get caught up in our home business demands.
*We forget to eat well ourselves.
*If there are children in the household, we may get too busy to make sure their diet is always well balanced, although we […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 3 comments