2015 Heaven And Health Blog Archive Stories

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  • Free in the O.C. August 2015 By: Gena Louque
    Sunday The Children’s Museum La Habra offers Target Free Day on one Sunday each month so kids can play in the museum’s interactive exhibits. This month’s free day is Aug. 2 and the theme is Critter Quest. The museum is open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
    Thu Jul 23, 2015
  • Make a statement with duct tape pencil cases BY DENISE SMALDINO
    Things sure have changed. Now duct tape, the ubiquitous adhesive, comes in an endless array of colors and patterns: DUCT TAPE PENCIL CASE Materials • Duct tape rolls (in various colors and patterns) • Two fabric scraps, 3 inches by 6 inches and 3 inches by 12 inches • Sticky Ve
    Thu Jul 23, 2015
  • Crafting for a cause BY JAMIE LOBEL
    Crafting It Forward Started by an Orange County mother of three exhausted from expensive trips to the craft store, Crafting It Forward delivers a craft box with an assortment of supplies to children each month. Included in is a shipping label addressed to a seniors center or children’s hospital. Simply mail your child’
    Thu Jul 23, 2015
  • When young moms ask: Is this normal? BY JENN TANAKA
    As a first-time mom, I love reading parenting advice on blogs and in articles and books. I like to be prepared for the next stage of my baby’s development and for whatever crazy events may occur. I’ve also discover that while infant fashion and mommy yoga classes are best found on Pinterest and Instagram, the nitty-gritty par
    Thu Jul 23, 2015
  • Skyler: Forced family bonding has a silver lining BY HEATHER SKYLER
    Growing up, my family and I took the same vacation almost every single year. We drove from our home in Las Vegas to La Jolla and stayed at the same motel with a courtyard pool and continental breakfast. It wasn’t fancy or on the beach, but the small place had a nice European feel to it. (I think it was the courtyard and breakfast pastries
    Thu Jul 23, 2015
  • Help your child break those bad habits that drive you nuts BY AMY BENTLEY
    Thumb-sucking. Hair twirling. Nail biting. Cuticle picking. Nose picking. What child doesn’t have a bad habit that drives parents crazy? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the causes of annoying habits like these are unknown, but their repetitive nature suggests that their purpose is to soothe or calm. In many
    Thu Jul 23, 2015
  • Products for the eco-friendly family BY ELAINA FRANCIS
    Motherlove When looking to nurture and soothe mama and baby during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding, try Motherlove, whose products are made with certified organic herbs and free of synthetic or artificial ingredients. Motherlove also practices sustainability in its manufacturing and environmental resourcing.
    Thu Jul 23, 2015
  • Screen-free? No thanks BY MICHAEL HEWITT
    ‘They’re doing a screen-free week at school,” my wife said I don’t need much time to ponder my answer. “No.” Screen-free weeks, during which the family pledges to shut off televisions, computers, cellphones, game systems and all other manner of glowing rectangles for seven days, have become a w
    Thu Jul 23, 2015
  • Skyler: The joy of having a dog and the sadness of losing one BY HEATHER SKYLER
    At the beginning of summer, our dog, Paco, died. One day he didn’t want to eat, and the next he struggled for breath, then died on the way to the emergency vet. For weeks, I couldn’t imagine writing about it. It was just too sad. Because even though he was very old (17, we think) and deaf and probably ready to go, we were bereft when
    Thu Jul 23, 2015
  • A parents' guide to Legoland, Knotts, Six Flags, Universal and Adventure City BY JOSEPH PIMENTEL
    Every major theme park in Southern California is offering something new this summer. Here’s a look at what you can expect, as well as a few suggestions for making your next visit better than ever. Knott’s Berry Farm Not too far from Disneyland, Knott’s is affordable compared with its rivals. A family of
    Thu Jul 23, 2015
  • Going to Disneyland this summer? Our complete guide to what’s new, what to avoid and secret perks BY JOSEPH PIMENTEL
    If you’re planning to head to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure this summer, Mike Miranda, Disney’s operations manager for guest relations, has one important piece of advice for you: Be patient. Summer is the busiest time at the Disneyland Resort. This year, its two theme parks are expected to be more crowded than usu
    Thu Jul 23, 2015
  • Retirement Myths and Realities -2
    We all have some preconceived notions about what retirement will be like. But how do those notions compare with the reality of retirement? Here are four common retirement myths to consider.1. My retirement won't last that longThe good news is that we're living longer lives. The bad news is that this generally translates into a
    Tue Jul 21, 2015
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    Fri Jul 17, 2015
  • Can You Make Some Green by Investing Green?
    The release in April of the long-awaited report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has spurred renewed discussion of ways to combat climate change and its effects. The report, written by leading scientists from around the globe, says that to keep greenhouse emissions below critical levels, the world must make subs
    Fri Jul 17, 2015
  • Top 10 Tax Breaks You'll Miss in 2014
    You probably didn't notice, but when the clock struck midnight on December 31, 2013, a number of popular tax benefits, commonly included in the list of provisions referred to as "tax extenders" expired. While it's possible that Congress could retroactively extend some or all of these items, you'll have to evaluate your 2014 tax situation based o
    Fri Jul 17, 2015
  • 15 Facts about Social Security
    It's easy to take Social Security for granted when retirement is years away, but with 94% of the U.S. workforce covered by Social Security,* it's likely that this program will play a role in your financial future, perhaps even sooner than you think. Here are some facts and statistics from the Social Security Administration that highlight why Soc
    Fri Jul 17, 2015
  • New Years Objectives
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    Fri Jul 17, 2015
  • Retirement Myths and Realities
    We all have some preconceived notions about what retirement will be like. But how do those notions compare with the reality of retirement? Here are four common retirement myths to consider.
    Fri Jul 17, 2015
  • Year-End Investment Decisions
    What are year-end investment decisions?Year-end investment decisions may sometimes result in substantial tax savings. Tax planning may allow you to control the timing and method by which you report your income and claim your deductions and credits. The basic strategy for year-end pl
    Fri Jul 17, 2015
  • PHOTOS: Comic Con San Diego 2015 By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The 2015 Comic Con filled San Diego's convention center and downtown area with hordes of cos players and fans of superheroes, cartoon characters, steam punkers and video gamers. The movie and television industry had a major presence witih previews of coming films and TV series. Those whopurchase badges were able to attend panel discussions and m
    Mon Jul 13, 2015
  • Anne Shih’s Taiwan By: Rosemary McClure
    An international magazine once referred to Anne Shih as a ”superwoman.”  It’s easy to make a case for the nickname in Orange County, where she is a driving force for many philanthropic and cultural organizations, including the Bowers Museum. As chair of the museum’s board of governors, Shih is a dynamo, raising m
    Mon Jul 06, 2015
  • Teemu Selanne’s Helsinki By: Rosemary McClure
    One of Finland’s favorite sons is also one of Southern California’s favorite sports heroes. Ducks superstar Teemu Selanne, now retired from hockey, loves to talk about his native land, and especially his hometown, Helsinki. Like Selanne, it is one-of-a-kind, a stylish player on the world’s stage. Before the Finnish Flash sk
    Mon Jul 06, 2015
  • Spotlight: Shakespeare in the Summer By: Paul Hodgins
    To theater fans, summer means al fresco Shakespeare, and Orange County offers a couple of tempting options.UC Irvine offers an unorthodox and intimate experience with its New Swan Shakespeare Festival, held in a nautilus-shaped pop-up venue that offers everyone a seat close to the action. This summer, artistic director Eli Simon and his cr
    Wed Jul 01, 2015
  • Spotlight: Summer Arts By: Jackie Moe
    It’s the time of year when exploring art doesn’t mean spending the day inside a museum. Laguna Beach’s big three events that run through next month make this the season to get up close and personal with many painters, sculptors and other artists who call Southern California home.One of the area’s best-known cultural
    Wed Jul 01, 2015
  • The Pageant of the Masters By: David Ferrell
    Fri Jun 26, 2015