Joe Zwickey is a motivated man with a dry sense of humor. Like so many of us, he’s a busy individual who works multiple jobs, hangs out with friends, works on hobbies, and he used to manage high school football and basketball teams for four years. With everything on his plate, Joe still squeezes in his workouts at the YMCA three times a week Encouraged by his friends, Joe began coming to the YMCA a couple years ago. Now, he incorporates a mix of strength and cardio routines throughout his week, including squats, planks, and throw downs. Joe started working with personal trainer, Kailyn Danhouser, about four months ago. The pair meets once a week, and they have already seen improvement physically, structurally, as well as in Joe’s attitude. When asked if working…
What homeless people really need is a home, not a clean shirt or bowl of soup
The intentions of those who provide charity to people on the streets are unambiguously positive. And yet, without them knowing, their actions can actually do more harm than good.
10 Thrift Store Furniture Makeovers
I'm not the best decorator, designer, or photographer, my socks have probably only matched twice in my life, and my cats are rather plum...
What Resources Do Families Have for Financial Emergencies?
For the typical family, earnings have grown little over the past decade and income has frequently been volatile, with more than half of U.S. households reporting that income or expenses vary from month to month. Income alone, however, no matter how consistent, does not guarantee that households can accumulate a sufficient financial cushion to protect themselves from the unexpected. One in 3 American families reports having no savings, including 1 in 10 of those with incomes of more than $100,000 a year. Lack of savings tops the list of financial worries of many households and affects families at all income levels. The findings in this issue brief reveal that a significant portion of the population is…
How to Help Children Cope with a Crisis
Save the Children has provided ten tips to help children cope with tragedies like the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT and the Boston Marathon bombing. Learn more
South Puget Sound Habitat For Humanity sets Local Families on a Path to Success
Affording child care, paying bills, worries about stretching the grocery money. When you compound those stressors with serious financial difficulties or cramped housing, those troubles can really stack up. Helping ease some of that stress is where South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity comes in.
10 Drought-Tolerant Plants to Have a Bountiful Garden—With Less Water
Modern Farmer’s guide to the dry-farming cornucopia.
Tips for Choosing a Dialysis Clinic
Print this handout Choosing a dialysis clinic is an important decision. If you are a new patient, traveling, or simply looking to transfer to new facility, this decision can seem overwhelming. You will need to consider many factors, including the location, distance from your home, schedule, quality-of-care, and much more. Here are some tips to help you choose a facility that is right for you.
Have you seen anyone with a semicolon tattoo? Here's what it's about.
Former homeless man talks about why some homeless people refuse to sleep in shelters
We begin this year's coverage of Denver's homelessness crisis by exploring the single most-asked question we got last year: why do so many of the city's homeless refuse to sleep in shelters?