Overview

The pancreas, a gland located just below the stomach, plays an important role in regulating many bodily functions. This important organ secretes hormones such as insulin, which regulates blood sugar levels, as well as enzymes that affect digestion. Serious conditions such as diabetes and pancreatitis can negatively impact the functioning of the pancreas. The most serious condition affecting this gland, however, is pancreatic cancer. According to recent statistics, roughly 1.5% of adults will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer during their lifetimes. With just 8.5% of patients surviving 5... more ...
Most parents believe that they have healthy relationships with their adult children. That being said, it can be difficult to step back and objectively assess our own behavior. If you have a married adult child, you may, without even realizing it, be getting over-involved in the life of your son or daughter. Do you find yourself getting into disagreements with your son- or daughter-in-law? Do you, deep down, feel as though you’ve “lost” your child as a result of them growing up and getting married? If you can relate to these sentiments, you may need to assess whether or n... more ...
The world of dating can be rough! From a lack of compatibility to non-availability, there are many reasons why it can be difficult to find Mr. or Mrs. “Right.” At some point or another, many of us have come to the realization that one of our friends might actually be the perfect match for us. Though both friendship and romance involve interpersonal connection and intimacy, the dynamics of these two relationships are often starkly different. Would you and your best buddy make for a happy couple, or would your differences simply lead to drama? Before asking your friend out on a ... more ...
We now live in a world saturated by technology. Many of us forget just how much personal information we relinquish to the companies whose devices and services we utilize. Almost every time we sign up for an online newsletter, register a new online account, run a Google search or watch an online video, information is being collected on our identities and personal preferences. Though some of this data collection is practically inescapable, as most companies require a certain amount of personal information to be provided in order to utilize their services, you can take steps to limit the extent t... more ...
As most adults enter their 50s and 60s, their thoughts turn towards retirement. Though a majority of individuals are content spending the last third of their lives relaxing and traveling, others, for a variety of reasons, choose to enter the workforce once more. Some particularly ambitious members of the baby boomer generation even choose to start businesses of their own. Is there a business opportunity that you’ve always wanted to take advantage of? Do you have a hobby that you want to turn into a career? With motivation and dedication, you just might succeed at starting your own b... more ...
Many of us are fans of the spices and flavors found in Mexican cuisine. Whether you love fiery jalapeño peppers or creamy, melted cheese, Latin American dishes offer something for everyone.Influential chefs and culinary experts have recently drawn attention to the cuisine of Peru. As one of the most culturally and geographically diverse nations on the planet, Peru offers visitors the chance to try fusion dishes that combine locally-grown ingredients with exotic, foreign flavors.If you visit a major city with a large population, there’s a good chance you might be able to find a Per... more ...
Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are two incredibly popular streaming services. In recent years, both providers have moved beyond simply hosting movies and television series on their platforms, opting to also produce and distribute unique content of their own. Both Amazon and Netflix are now producing a number of original series, ranging from old-school sitcoms to sci-fi thrillers. The following six programs are a few of the most recent hits offered by these two streaming services. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) It’s 1958, and Midge Maisel is living a seemingly picture-p... more ...
When a bland salad needs a little extra flavor, many of us reach for a bottle of vinegar. When looking to improve our appearance or clean up around the house, however, most of us wouldn’t think of reaching for the same container! Strange as it may sound, apple cider vinegar can be a particularly versatile household resource. In addition to spicing up dishes and drinks, this powerful liquid can be used to improve one’s health and tidy up around the home. Do you have a bottle of apple cider vinegar sitting on your kitchen shelf? If not, this list will convince you to purchase it... more ...
When it comes to new relationships, most of us are intimidated by the idea of having “The Talk.” Are we dating exclusively? Are we boyfriend and girlfriend? Verbalizing these questions can be frightening, particularly if you’re unsure as to whether or not your love interest feels the same as you do!Based on dating studies and the consensus of relationship experts, most individuals tend to discuss making their relationships official after one to two months of dating. Others, however, may wait six months or more before labeling their relationships. Is it time for you to ta... more ...
  Most of us are more addicted to our gadgets than we’d like to think! Whether you’re constantly checking Facebook on your phone or keep refreshing your browser tabs waiting for emails and messages, there’s a good chance that you’re spending more time online than you realize. Smartphones in particular have contributed to society’s growing tech addiction. With friends and family just a message away and search engines always available to answer our questions, it’s no wonder that we’re constantly staring at our phone screens. Being per... more ...