Posts made in May, 2019



How to Estimate Your Taxes


Posted By on May 11, 2019

Short of hiring an accountant, the easiest way to estimate your taxes is by calculating your Effective Tax Rate.  Your Effective Tax Rate is the percentage of the money you earn that you pay towards income taxes.  This estimate works particularly well if you earn about the same amount of money every year.   To determine your Effective Tax Rate, take the total amount of tax you paid in the previous year and divide it by the total...

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How to Have a Difficult Conversation


Posted By on May 11, 2019

Set the Time, Place, and Length of Time for the Conversation Call the other person on the phone to schedule a block of time to speak at a neutral and public place where two people can talk with a degree of privacy.  Parks, coffee shops, and food courts work well.  Do not pick a location where it is difficult for one of you to leave.  For example, restaurants are NOT an ideal place because you will be interrupted by the waiter and...

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How to Treat a Pulled Muscle


Posted By on May 11, 2019

Please note the below is not a substitute for medical care from a licensed medical professional.  We recommend you consult your primary care physician for all possible injuries.   Step 1 – Rest and Inflammation Control (24-48 hours post injury) When you injure a muscle you need to rest it and take steps to control inflammation to speed up the recovery process.  Rest means not performing any activity that uses that muscle.  The...

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Two ways to tell the difference between being sore (which should not prevent you from exercising) and an injury (which might require you to restrict your physical activity) is the type of pain you feel and whether it gets better with activity and time.  Soreness is generally a dull, aching pain that you generally feel over an area rather than in one specific spot.  It also shouldn’t hurt more than a 3 or 4 on a pain scale of...

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How to Speed Up Muscle Recovery


Posted By on May 11, 2019

Muscles generally take 48 to 72 hours to recover from a good workout.  However, you can speed up that recovery by helping your body flush the lactic acid out of your muscles and get new blood and nutrients in.   The best way to help flush out the muscles is a massage; deep tissue being the best kind for muscular recovery.  Massages help work out knots, adhesions, and micro-tears in muscles that foam rolling can’t fix.  Make sure...

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