Natural disasters are inevitable, unpreventable and often come without warning. No part of the world seems to be spared, whether it's a hurricane, earthquake, tornado, drought or flood. Even though such catastrophes can't always be predicted, their likely aftermaths often can, including property loss, power or water service disruption, scarcity of food and supplies or overtaxed relief organizations.
It's an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to serve California's Tenth Congressional District in Congress for the next two years. This is an opportunity that will not be taken for granted, but rather a chance to bring the Valley's voice to Washington as we work to find common ground on issues that affect our families, our businesses and our communities.
As scoutmaster, I gathered my 18 scouts to plan our winter campout. To earn an honor patrol for scout month in February, one of the requirements was that we needed to go camping. My wife, who is from California, was astounded that we camped in the winter here.
Many people file their income tax returns as early in the year as possible. Some are eager to claim their tax refund right away, while others are simply following their New Year's resolution not to procrastinate until midnight, April 15.
Kicking off February as National Cancer Prevention Month, World Cancer Day was observed on Feb. 4, 2013 as a global effort to raise awareness and dispel common myths about cancer. The World Health Organization estimates that eight million of the 84 million expected global cancer deaths in the next decade will be due to avoidable causes. The organization has designed a cancer control plan that will seek to reduce chronic disease death rates by two percent a year up to 2015, and will target the main causes of cancer in low to middle-income countries, where more than 70 percent of ...
Super Sunday typically equals several hours logged jumping up and down on the couch, shouting at the television, and consuming mass amounts of waistline expanding substances that lead to a serious calorie overdose, all while a befuddled pet looks on. Pets aren't passing judgment as they watch the party's outrageous antics. They are simply imploring you with their eyes to take care of their special physical, mental, social and emotional needs, which in turn, will surprisingly help pet parents avoid the dreaded Monday morning, "Big Game" hangover.
You may have wondered how Medicare works with other insurance coverage, such as a group health plan from a former employer or union.
By now, most people have already broken at least a few of their New Year's resolutions, but the National Federation of Independent Business, NFIB, Small Business Legal Center has come up with a list of five resolutions every small-business owner should keep.
More than 1 million people nationwide live in assisted-living facilities, according to government estimates. There's no commonly accepted definition for these facilities, but they all offer some level of assistance to people who don't need full-time attention but who may need help with personal care, taking medications or other concerns.
The New Year is a time of resolutions. It's a time when people commit to making a change in their life. Losing weight, changing jobs, saving money, making money, a new relationship, getting in shape, going back to school, or giving up smoking, are just some of the goals people set for themselves on Jan. 1.