Should I Upgrade my Water Heater – and If So When?

While many new build houses come equipped with modern tankless water heaters, the majority of older building on the property market are still very likely to come with the older style storage heater system installed.

Many sources will extoll the virtue of a tankless heater, detailing higher levels of efficiency and lower costs over the lifetime of the unit. What they won’t be as forthcoming with is the likely high cost of installation (especially if converting from an older storage system) or that it may take upto 25 years to recoup an initial expenditure – assuming the unit last that long.
In addition, there are a number of new technologies coming through and currently in development such as hybrid system so in some cases, it may actually be better to hold on to your original system a little longer in the hope that the prices of other alternatives become more reasonable over time. Continue reading “Should I Upgrade my Water Heater – and If So When?”

It Gets Better – Running Wild(er)Running Wild(er)

When in the midst of a struggle, heartache or tribulation in life and someone tells you “it gets better”, I know for me, it sounds like rubbish.  Sometimes we are so blinded by our grief or anger that we see no light at the end of the tunnel.  The pain is so raw and real that we don’t believe it will ever “get better.”

I have struggled with infertility for over 9 years.  In all that time, I had never once seen a positive pregnancy test.  Throughout that time, whenever I would hear of someone having a miscarriage I would almost count my blessings.  I have always said that I would rather never know the joy of being pregnant if I had to endure the pain of miscarriage.  I used to always tell myself, “at least you have not had to lose a child.”  Even though in 9 years I had never experienced the joy of conceiving, at least I had also never had to endure the pain of losing the baby. Unfortunately, I can no longer say that. Continue reading “It Gets Better – Running Wild(er)Running Wild(er)”

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Lately I’ve been experiencing a lot of shifts in my life as I transition from student to young professional. Obviously there are a lot of great things about this transition (hooray for getting paid!), but there are some things that I definitely miss (like skipping my morning engagements to sleep in an extra hour; “it’s just one class…”). On some days, the transition seems easy. I’ve been in university for six years (!!), and I was so ready to be outta there. On the other days, those six years of student habits die hard, and I just really miss certain aspects of my old, carefree life. Continue reading “Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese”

New Technology for Treatment of Acne

Acne is caused by an over secretion of oils by the sebum glands that are meant to protect the skin from daily damage. Over secretion is usually caused by changing hormonal levels. This is why acne is usually associated with puberty. Acne can also occur during menopause or during a woman’s menstrual cycle. Not all acne is caused through hormonal changes, some acne is caused by the simple buildup of oils on the skin. Things like wearing makeup, sweating, or using certain products can trigger the sebum glands and cause an acne breakout. Here are many good news from healthy industry. Continue reading “New Technology for Treatment of Acne”

What’s New in Health Care Technology in 2016

Healthcare technology is a complex industry has gone a long time. From electronic medical records to deliver quality holistic patient care. With great power comes great challenges. Healthcare technology will see some major trends in 2016.

Your Personalized Healthcare
2016 will prove to be a year of innovation for healthcare as more and more wearables devices are designed to help patients take control of their own health. As you might expect, fitness trackers include Jawbone, Misfit, Fitbit and Garmin are demonstrating their new technologies by providing a one-sided picture of the wearer’s health. Smart technology in the healthcare industry will show great potential for widespread adoption in the healthcare sector. Continue reading “What’s New in Health Care Technology in 2016”