Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
While your doctor is the medical expert, you are your own best advocate. Practicing these five things will help put you in the driver's seat of your health care.
1. Make health care choices based on information, not fear. When your doctor recommends a procedure or medication, you should find out more. What are the pros and cons of the procedure? Is it truly necessary? Is this procedure covered...
February 23, 2015 - 4:51pm
This Woman Writes
Once a month or so I pass by this church with a dreadful LED sign:
"COME TO ME!"
it blares in red,
"AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST!
"MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE 11:00 A.M.
"ADULT & CHLDRNS STUDYTIME 9:30 A.M."
For some reason, I'm never tempted. I feel as if I am being sold something, somehow, which isn't surprising since signs like this often have messages like,
"10% OFF TODAY ONLY
February 20, 2015 - 9:22pm
The Bridgehunter's Chronicles
If there is a word of advice to give to a person wanting to engage in the hobby of photography, it would be this:
1. Look the surroundings. What do you see beyond the naked eye? What is most unique about the surrounding that is worth photographing?
2. Choose an object and/or a person you find attractive. Why choose this subject and how unique is it from the eye of a photographer?
February 16, 2015 - 1:19am
University of Minnesota, Crookston
The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota Crookston will present an Evening of Chinese New Year Celebration on Thursday, February 19, at 5 p.m. in Bede Ballroom. The event is open to the public. Admission is $5 per person, $15 for a group of three. The evening includes traditional activities, dinner, and performance.
This special celebration will feature characteristic aspects of ...
February 04, 2015 - 8:32pm
Saturday was a big day in my life: I bought a night light for the master bathroom.
Rewind: when we moved to Bismarck, we moved into a fantastic house. I love it. The housing market in Bismarck, ND, is crazy because of the oil boom "out west." The most expensive place to live in the nation is Williston, ND, and that expensiveness has made its way to Bismarck. Because of that, we chose to rent, ...
February 02, 2015 - 9:56am
I'm glad I didn't realizeInto the Woods was a musical before I went to watch it, because I don't always like musicals. One of the few previous exceptions isLes Miserables.
Into the Woods,however, was quite funny, and the singing was generally excellent. It is an amusing movie, one that combines a number of fairy tales into one story. The princes may be especially funny, although there are dark...
January 22, 2015 - 9:40am
Good People Good Business
By Kathryn Berg
The Village Business Institute
"Serial," the wildly popular true-crime podcast, finished its 12-episode first season in mid-December. During the podcasts run and in the weeks following its finale, everyone seems to know the story of Adnan Syed and his conviction for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. If a person isnt hooked, they are likely still fam...
January 16, 2015 - 4:18pm
Sense and Centsibility
Here we are, well into January now. Have you already fallen off the wagon with your resolve to stop eating so much or get more exercise? Dont give up for the year! Even if those resolutions didnt stick, theres no law that says you have to wait until January 1, 2016 to try another one. A
s our regular readers know, our bloggers are financial counselors by day. We are in the trenches with debt a...
January 13, 2015 - 8:35am