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Acupuncture helps man with ankle pain to avoid 3rd surgery

Acupuncture helps man with ankle pain to avoid 3rd surgery

A man limped into Dr. Lily Wu’s office with a history of two prior ankle surgeries . . . “When he came to see me the first time, he told me he had two prior surgeries on his left ankle. He had metal screws in his ankle. He was feeling good for a couple of years, but […]

7 Tips on drugs from a personal medication consultant

7 Tips on drugs from a personal medication consultant

Are you busy taking care of your elderly parents? You may not understand everything that’s going on with their medications and the potential errors that might be happening. Do you want to help keep your parents as healthy as possible, but you feel confused with all the information and don’t have enough time or expertise to find all the answers? […]

Chinese Medicine doctor halts man’s chronic stomach problems

Chinese Medicine doctor halts man’s chronic stomach problems

Dr. Lily Wu met a young man at a store when she was returning a purse that she had purchased. When he noticed on her account that she was a doctor, he asked what kind of doctor she was. After she told him that she was a Chinese Medicine doctor, he proceeded to tell her about […]

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Experience the gourmet farm-to-table lifestyle in Maui

Experience the gourmet farm-to-table lifestyle in Maui

If you’re headed to Maui and you want to try some of the best local foods, you’ve come to the right place. Following are several ways you can experience the farm-to-table lifestyle on the island. A few dedicated people have grown a family of several small companies that successfully thrive on living local. On a recent trip to Maui, I […]

Food biz coach offers 9-step process for edible startups

Food biz coach offers 9-step process for edible startups

“Most food entrepreneurs suck at marketing and sales . . . and most don’t know how to launch their business,” says Mari-Lyn Harris, a food entrepreneur coach based in Silicon Valley. But if you get help from an expert, you increase your odds of succeeding. Here’s her 9-step recipe for success to help you launch […]

How to lose 5 pounds in 5 minutes while grocery shopping

How to lose 5 pounds in 5 minutes while grocery shopping

I love to go to the farmers market once or twice a week to stock up on fresh organic fruits and vegetables. My husband and I often go to the Campbell Farmers Market together on the weekend. It’s a bustling market, especially in the summer. If you want to make the most of your time, you have […]

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How an artist leverages her passion to suppress fear

How an artist leverages her passion to suppress fear

“At 2000 feet above the earth, as if dangling from a thread, all my attention is on the landscape below,” Jan says. “I haven’t forgotten my fear, but I set it aside as my husband dips the wing of the small aircraft so I’m better able to photograph the sights below.” Her husband, Periklis Pagratis, began […]

How to have a very happy birthday

How to have a very happy birthday

In the summer of 2008, my husband and I traveled to the Dominican Republic for a week. On one day of that trip we signed up for a 4-wheel drive excursion. Our tour guide was a friendly local guy who agreed to show us around his home town, Palo Blanco. We had no idea what we were about to see. […]

A Toastmasters World Champion Who Will LIFT YOU UP

A Toastmasters World Champion Who Will LIFT YOU UP

Have you ever witnessed someone do something really stupid? Have you watched from the sidelines thinking I could give this person some good advice but . . .  I’m kind of curious to see how this is going to turn out? Fellow Toastmasters, honored guests and future world champions, the people who become the Toastmasters […]

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14 Marriage jokes to liven up your anniversary

14 Marriage jokes to liven up your anniversary

Everyone should get married at some time. After all, happiness isn’t the only thing in life. TensionNot One of the reasons my husband and I decided to get married on a holiday weekend was to ensure that we’d always have the opportunity to get away for our anniversaries. This year my husband and I spent out 14th anniversary […]

Happy birthday tip: Plan something spectacular every month

Happy birthday tip: Plan something spectacular every month

Think about how many obligatory trinket and gadget gifts you’ve received over the years. I’m talking about the ones you forget about within a few weeks. Most are a waste of money, right? But what if I told you there was something you could give yourself that would change the course of your life? And what […]

Good advice from Robin Williams: Carpe Diem

Good advice from Robin Williams: Carpe Diem

I’m not a psychic, but I know what you’re doing right now. Read on. This is the most important thing you need to do right now. My friend Kent Holloway is a forensic investigator. Here’s what he shared with his Facebook friends on the death of Robin Williams . . . I’m always rather baffled […]

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Life’s a Beach tips from No Fear and Bad Boy Club artist

Life’s a Beach tips from No Fear and Bad Boy Club artist

Some young people are so into the partying thing. When I used to party I had some really mind-opening experiences. I could see through all the crap that other people were about. I took this and applied it to my art. Every time I partied, I painted. After each party I had a piece of […]

How to turn volunteer work into paid experiences

How to turn volunteer work into paid experiences

Have you ever wished you could apply more time to a cause you believe in? Here’s some advice from a pro art director, designer and photographer who evolved his volunteer work into a more professional capacity. “A lot of people donate their time and efforts to nonprofits in order to do some good and add […]

8 Great tips for entrepreneurs to create a winning pitch

8 Great tips for entrepreneurs to create a winning pitch

One of the richest men on earth, Bill Gates, says “half of Silicon Valley startups are silly.” He’s right, though perhaps a bit blunt. According to Microsoft‘s founder, plenty of great sounding one-line ideas won’t actually work. Stay out of the “silly 50%” category by sharing your idea with a proper pitch. Whether your vision is a Facebook-size epic or a thriving […]

How to find a trustworthy doctor for a dental implant

How to find a trustworthy doctor for a dental implant

Your smile is one of your greatest personal assets. If you’re looking for a way to replace missing teeth and restore your beautiful smile, implants are a terrific solution. Regardless of which tooth (or teeth) you lost, implants can be a great way to create natural-looking replacements that are customized to you. The most important […]

9 Ergonomic tips from a Silicon Valley chiropractor

9 Ergonomic tips from a Silicon Valley chiropractor

My neck and right shoulder were really bothering me, especially on days when I spent a lot of time on my computer. That’s when I finally decided to seek professional help and get an ergonomic assessment from Dr. Jackie Casab. “What kind of computer do you use?” she asked. “A Mac,” I said. “I often work remotely […]

SIX DATING TIPS for women in search of Mr. Right

SIX DATING TIPS for women in search of Mr. Right

“I’ve been alone for 16 years. Where are all the good men?” Cindy asked. “How many of them do you want?” Patricia asked. “Just one,” Cindy said. “We can make this happen,” Patricia assured her. Patricia is a psychic dating coach and she knew that Cindy was going to meet someone. For the next 40 minutes Patricia […]

10 productivity tips for a smarter to do list

10 productivity tips for a smarter to do list

Do you have a to do list with hundreds of items you can’t seem to get done? Each time you add another item to your list you have good intentions. But at a subconscious level, you know you’re just adding one more thing to a growing list of things that don’t get done. If this sounds familiar, don’t […]

Sing Beatles songs in the park with your neighbors

Sing Beatles songs in the park with your neighbors

A friend called me this afternoon and invited me to join her for Beatles music at SJSU this evening. My husband and I were planning on going out for a walk this evening, so we decided to reroute our walk and meet up. “We can work it out,” I told her. I had no idea we […]

Dreaming of ways to minimize your allergy symptoms?

Dreaming of ways to minimize your allergy symptoms?

If you have sleep issues caused by allergies, it’s a good idea to look for solutions before your minor symptoms snowball into bigger health issues. Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best ways you can strengthen your immune system and combat allergies symptoms such as: sneezing, coughing,  snoring, dry mouth, itchy eyes, […]