June 2017

A Review of 23andMe DNA Test

Years ago, being able to map out our own DNA seemed like science fiction fantasy.  In 1985, the first DNA test was conducted, and now only 32 years later, these tests are sold at drug stores. Today, mapping one’s DNA has become commonplace with AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and other genetic services. With a simple saliva sample, you can map out your ancestral lineage and even get information about your health within your genetic code.   This year, as I turned 40, my thoughtful husband had this great idea to get me a 23andMe DNA test for my birthday. 23andMe offers…

Update – Can an Inversion Table Heal a Herniated Disc?

I recently wrote about dealing with a herniated disc at L5-S1 in a post entitled Can an Inversion Table Heal a Herniated Disc? I mentioned that I had bought an inversion table to help with my injury and wondered just how much it would help in my healing…

The Positive Effects of the Junior Ranger Program

How the Junior Ranger Program Teaches Children to Become Advocates for their Environment The first time I set foot in a National Park, I was 18. After all, living in the flatlands of Chicagoland, I didn’t know much about the parks. I only knew they were mostly located on or near the coasts, and I was hundreds of miles away from the closest one. The second time I set foot in a National Park, I was 28, married, with two daughters. This was when I saw Yosemite for the first time. Here, I immediately fell in love with…

Reviewing the National WWII Museum – New Orleans

  The National WWII Museum 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 GRADING – B Museum Exhibits and Store Hours: Open 7 days a week, 9:00am – 5:00 pm (except Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve/Day) For more information on hours of operation, click here. Admission prices: (sales tax not included) Adult – $26 for museum only, $31 for museum + movie or submarine experience, $36 for museum + both movie and submarine experience Seniors (65+) – $22.50 for museum only, $27.50 for museum + movie or submarine experience, $32.50 for museum + both movie and submarine experience Students…