What to do when your client gets terrible health news

No one knows when a health crisis will strike. We can take steps to mitigate our risks — eat healthy food, exercise more often, quit smoking — but that doesn’t mean we can plan whether we’ll get sick. But we can plan financially. Jim Sullivan, CPA/PFS, specializes in working with clients suffering from chronic illnesses. He … Continue reading What to do when your client gets terrible health news

Growing Health

Arkansas may be the top producer of rice and poultry, but food isn’t always widely available to its residents. The state is ranked No. 1 in the country for senior hunger, says Jerry Mitchell, executive director of the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas. Some 13 percent of residents ages 60 and older live … Continue reading Growing Health

Breaking the Taboo

Vagina. Does the word make you uncomfortable? It makes a lot of people uncomfortable. But why? After all, the vagina is a human body part just like any other. It’s an organ that connects the uterus to the outside world. It’s part of sexual intercourse. Babies come into the world through it. It’s a source of … Continue reading Breaking the Taboo

Kitten Kindness

Kittens are cute, and no one with a heart would say otherwise. They're fluffy and soft with tiny little noses and pink toes. They're precious. And they're a big problem in America. Kittens make up a large percentage of the population of feral cats, a group estimated to be number more than 58 million. That's … Continue reading Kitten Kindness

Beyond Hummus

Hummus is amazing. Soft, smooth, nutty and a bit salty, this is a wonder-spread high in protein and fiber, low in fat and excellent paired with veggies, crackers, on a bagel or on a burger. According to Livestrong, a website devoted to promoting healthy living, the Middle Eastern dish helps dieters stay full due to … Continue reading Beyond Hummus

Happily Ever After

He had done this before. Fifteen years earlier, he had stood in a church waiting for beautiful Beth to come down the aisle. Like before, she would be wearing the long-sleeved wedding dress that flattered her tiny frame, and again her bright blonde hair would shine beneath fingertip veil. But this time, the couple would … Continue reading Happily Ever After

Truffle Trouble

June is National Candy Month, and according to the National Confectioners' Association, that's a pretty sweet deal. Although the association claims candy accounts for only 2 percent of the calories in the American diet, snackers are no less obsessed with these sweet, chewy, hard, spicy and sour treats. We each eat an average of 22 … Continue reading Truffle Trouble

Light up the Night

Cody Steussy was in second grade the first time he was raped. "We were out riding bikes when he asked me to come in and play his new Nintendo," Steussy said. "After we played for a while, he said I had to pay for it. That was the first time he assaulted me." For the … Continue reading Light up the Night

Hunter’s Hope — Article 1

You wouldn’t know it by looking at him, but 18-year-old Hunter Phifer doesn’t feel well. “I really don’t know what it feels like to be any different,” Phifer said. “Right now I feel normal, for me. I get more tired than I used to. And I can’t really do what I want, but that’s pretty … Continue reading Hunter’s Hope — Article 1

Family TEAM

As they celebrate the beginning of 2014, Fayetteville residents Kym and Kevin Hannah will no doubt be looking back at the years gone by with humble joy. This Dec. 31, the usually unassuming couple will grandly celebrate the New Year alongside two foundations they helped create. The event will benefit TEAMworks, a local and international … Continue reading Family TEAM