Gift Trends for Women

Whether it’s for a birthday, an anniversary, or just because, there can be many reasons to buy the woman in your life a gift. However, it may not always be easy to know what to get, no matter how well you know them. If you’re looking for a way to pleasantly surprise someone in your life with a gift that’s trendy, here are a few things to think about. 

Opt for Personalization

Increasingly, more shops, particularly online shops, are providing options for personalization. Not only can you add some initials or your loved one’s name to something that you buy for them, but you can also personalize with phrases that are meaningful to them, and in some cases, even a photo. Not only that, but the options for what you want to personalize can be endless, from a personalized jewelry tray to a blanket or mug with their favorite picture on it. No matter what you choose, if it’s personalized, they will know that they were being thought of. 

Go Retro

Another popular option for gifts is to buy something retro or vintage. This can take many forms, from buying actual vintage items to new items with a vintage flair. Old-fashioned looking cameras are making a comeback, as are new styles of old fashioned items, like record players. You can also buy clothes, like a t-shirt, with a vintage image, or something smaller like retro hair accessories or jewelry. 

Give Wellness a Try

Improving health and embracing wellness are big trends, and because of it, giving a gift that’s all about wellness can be a great idea. There are a lot of ways to give a gift that’s about wellness, whether it’s a gift card to a local spa or one of the latest high-end at-home facial treatments or mud masks. Jade rollers can be a great beauty gift, as can makeup organizers for the beauty-obsessed. For those that like to stay active, a new yoga mat or workout gear can be a nice way to help support their wellness goals. 

No matter what the occasion is, there can be a lot of pressure to get the special woman in your life a gift that is equally as special. While it may not always feel easy to know just what to get, by opting for a trendy present you can get her something that is both of the moment and unique, just like her. 

Questions to Ask a New Dentist

If you need someone to fit you with dental crowns Parkland FL, schedule an initial consultation appointment. Write down a list of questions that you have for the dentist. Consider these areas as you talk with the dentist.

Evaluation of Your Condition

Tell the dentist about your difficulties and ask them to diagnose the reasons behind the problems you have. Pay attention to whether the dentist evaluates your condition in the context of your entire oral health picture, or focuses on only the immediate issue you raise. Dentists should also ask you the rest of your medical history. Even seemingly unrelated medications can impact your oral health.

Recommendations For You

Ask the dentist to give you his or her recommendation for your treatment. Request information about any alternative treatments. Listen carefully to the rationales provided. The treatment plan should aim not just to fix your immediate issue, but also preserve good bite relationships. For example, crown placement needs to fit in with the rest of your teeth so that you are able to talk and chew comfortably. If you a grinder, you may be a better candidate for certain kinds of materials.

Experience and Training

Dentistry is an art as well as science. Your dentist needs not just academic training but also extensive experience performing procedures. Ask the dentist about how many cases he or she has treated similar to your situation. Determine if they keep their knowledge up to date with continuing education classes and journal subscriptions.

Choosing a dentist requires that you find someone who you feel comfortable will evaluate and treat your conditions holistically. You also need to make sure that their training and experience has equipped the dentist to meet your needs. Do not be afraid to ask these questions of your new dentist before agreeing to a treatment plan.

How to Lower Your Hospital Bills with Al DiLiberto (part 2)

There are many examples in that published report of people who’ve gone through the same problem––and many of them had health insurance!

  • Of course, folks without health insurance have a serious problem if they’re hospitalized.
  • You wouldn’t risk not having fire insurance on your home––so why risk losing it to medical bills?

Al has a plan with a solution that can allow you to be prepared for future hospital bills you must pay yourself that are not covered by insurance. You can potentially wipe out 80% or more of them. And this solution soon will be able to do the same for past hospital bills you’ve already incurred. This program can help folks avoid credit damage, bankruptcy, and financial ruin.  The premium for this valuable service is less than the cost of a family visit to a fast-food restaurant!

Al will send you all the detailed information to you––just drop him an email.

This advocacy plan will get you an experienced professional who will work directly with your hospital to reduce or eliminate your hospital bill.

Al’s worldview is uplifting, inspirational, and thought-provoking, sprinkled with a bit of satire and a few winks of humor. His future commentaries on Preparedness Radio could also be called “Preparedness Moments.”

In addition to years of commentary already recorded, Al shares additional experiences and anecdotes from his self-published restaurant book, “You Want to Open a Restaurant—Are You Nuts,” from his library, and his lifetime of experience.

Al also shares the wisdom found in stories, fables, and anecdotal tales that delight as well as instruct.

Essentially, Al envisions a Lifestyle approach to preparing for the future so that people will have more tools and resources to face life’s challenges more lightheartedly and with confidence, rather than with apprehension.

Listeners can discover more about AmeriPlan Health® discount healthcare plans for preppers, survivalists, homesteaders, and all other American families at

If you need additional information, you can call him, preferably in the afternoon, at (210) 473-7939 CDT.

How to Lower Your Hospital Bills with Al DiLiberto (part 1)

Doctor Prepper™ interviews Al DiLiberto about your hospital bills and how to reduce them!

Back in 2003, Al DiLiberto had an emergency clinic visit that turned into a 3-week hospitalization. The results of that incident drew his interest in the cost of medical care. When he received his 13-page itemized invoice for treatment, he realized there were many overcharges and items charged that were not part of his stay.

Initially, the emergency hospital visit of about 2 hours was $20,000, and then the hospital stay amounted to more than $140,000!  Though his insurance covered most of it, the 2 hospitals were asking for additional money from him personally. He learned about the benefits and the need for hospital advocacy through a friend whose business was reviewing medical bills for worker’s compensation claims. Thanks to her review, Al learned that he had been overcharged and was eventually able to avoid having to pay all the overcharges to either hospital.

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Al became more interested, and since he was in the medical care business, he began to learn the following about the pain of modern medicine:

  • Medical bills are the biggest cause of U.S. Bankruptcies
  • In 2013, there were more than 600,000 Medically-related bankruptcies (there were only 369,000 home fires in the same year!)
  • You must have fire insurance on your home in order to get a mortgage.
  • You’re not required to have health insurance to get a mortgage, yet you risk losing your home if you have serious medical bills.
  • Unfortunately, medical insurance doesn’t fill the bill completely. With co-pays and high deductibles of $5,000 or $10,000––and more––many, many people will accumulate medical bills this year that they can’t pay off. The Affordable Health Care act isn’t going to eliminate the personal share problem.
  • The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation has much information on this. Do a Google search for the report: Medical Debt Among People With Health Insurance.