Fibromyalgia, Tools for Survival

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition categorized as a form of arthritis. Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Common symptoms of fibromyalgia include fatigue, headaches, painful menstrual periods, tingling or numbness in the hands and feet, morning stiffness, multiple tender points on the body, and sleep difficulty. Common sites of pain include the back, shoulders, neck, pelvic girdle, and hands but any body part may be affected. The cause of fibromyalgia is not known. However, many factors can contribute to fibromyalgia. Researchers believe that disturbances in sleep patterns may be a cause of fibromyalgia rather than a symptom. Viral or bacterial infections may also be a trigger. Injury or trauma that affects the central nervous …

Survival Tips for Small Businesses

Staying afloat and solvent while running a small business can be a tricky process. If you arent in a profitable niche market, chances are you are having to deal with a lot more competition than you are used to. As the economy flounders, it is getting harder for smaller businesses to compete with the corporate giants. However, there are ways to stay afloat and keep your competition in your rear view mirror. Well try to give you a couple tips to get you going. Tip #1 Never Stop Advertising Advertising is the lifeblood of small businesses, especially small businesses trying to make it on the Internet. This is an ongoing process that will never end until you close your store. …

Fire Ants

Fire Ants Fire ants come in many sizes, and there are quite a few of these species that are know for being mean. They are going to fight for their survival and they may bite because they feel threatened. It is part of how they are able to survive in their natural environment. If these types of ants are on you, it is going to hurt and you will quickly feel the sting. Of course they generally stick together so where you find one you will find many. Fire ants live in very large colonies and you will often see their mounds peaking out from piles of dirt in the backyard or in open fields. They also tend to have …

Financial Planning: Dismal Family Business Survival Stats Worrisome, Finds Study

Five steps to start a solid succession plan (NC)-The statistics are worrisome. About 70 per cent of family businesses never make it to the second generation, found a recent Grant Thornton research study. A stunning 90 per cent of family companies go bust before a third generation can take over the management of the firm. Poor succession planning appears to be the primary culprit for these dismal statistics, according to the study Finding the Right Balance. Key concerns of a succession plan for Canadian businesses need to address these five steps: evaluate the tax consequences of any succession plan consider the future economic needs of the business owner and spouse or common-law partner plan the best timing for the formal …