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50 totally unsurprising facts about Americans

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From eating acres of pizza each year to owning more guns than there are people in the country, there is a myriad of American facts that …

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Is your state COVID-safe?

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Safety is also essential for getting the economy back on track, as the lower COVID-19 transmission and deaths are in a state, the more that state …

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Medical identity theft: Here’s how to protect yourself

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Most people know to be on the lookout for identity theft, which can result in thieves charging purchases to stolen debit or credit card numbers, compromising …

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Why you need a good night’s sleep before coronavirus vaccine

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A good night’s sleep can often be hard to come by, but in 2020, it seemed extra challenging, right? As we start to see a light …

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It’s world sleep day. Here’s how to get better rest

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The events of the past year have made it hard for many of us to get a full eight hours of sleep every night. In a …

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20 foods that are good—and good for your immune system

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Staying healthy, especially in winter months, means doing everything you can to keep your immune system functioning optimally. What you eat can significantly impact how your immune system …

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How does deep sleep affect your brain?

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Having trouble thinking creatively? Not able to focus on tasks that need to get done? Poor sleep could potentially be to blame. It turns out sleep …

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5 ways deep sleep affects your brain

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Having trouble thinking creatively? Not able to focus on tasks that need to get done? Poor sleep could potentially be to blame. It turns out sleep …

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7 ways to sleep better with COVID-19

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In October, when my husband (who works at a university) tested positive for COVID-19 after a standard protocol screening, we were surprised. After all, neither of …

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These are the best & worst states for access to cancer care

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ValuePenguin created a Care Score to analyze the top states for cancer care, considering the potential cost of treatment, access to care and death rates. Minnesota …

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Should you really be working in bed?

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Even though a new year has started, life is still anything but “normal.” As Covid-19 continues to rage on around the world, many of us are …

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The only 5 exercises you need to stay fit

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There is a quote from author Ijeoma Umebinyuo that goes “Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands …

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5 sleep tips from former US presidents

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Presidents have a complicated relationship with sleep. Either they boast about how little they need (we’re looking at you, Trump and Clinton), or, like George W. …

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20 immune boosting foods that can protect your teeth

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Staying healthy, especially in winter months, means doing everything you can to keep your immune system functioning optimally. What you eat can significantly impact how your immune system …

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Here’s how to save money on prescription glasses

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According to the Vision Council of America, an estimated 75% of the worldwide adult population wear glasses or contact lenses to correct their vision. If you’re …

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28 surefire tricks to make you smarter

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In 2006, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., published her top-selling book “Mindset.” The breakthrough book with a one-word title detailed how successful people think about …

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How to handle change at work without stressing out

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But being ready to roll with change has also become a business-critical skill. Here are five easier-than-you-think strategies to help you embrace the unknown. While each …

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Is mouthwash good for your teeth?

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Sure mouthwash can leave your mouth feeling fresh and clean and some can even whiten your teeth, but are there any actual health benefits to using …

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12 simple ways to take care of yourself

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In the world of personal finance, it’s easy to get caught up with conversations about debt and money, bills and spreadsheets, side hustles and income. We …

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How to keep this common health problem from ruining your sleep

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More than 60 million Americans have heartburn at least once a month. I’m one of them. In fact, I was found to have gastroesophageal reflux disorder—aka GERD, …

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5 tips to start 2021 in the best shape of your career

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It’s fair to say that a new year has never been more anticipated. And while many people are setting resolutions to get rid of the “pandemic …

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10 ways to save money at pharmacies

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You might think that because you’re paying for something that the doctor ordered, you have no other options. In some cases, the price is the price, …

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A gentle approach for getting back in shape

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Whether you want to get back in shape or you’re focused on getting in shape for the very first time, fitness begins with starting where you …

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Don’t miss out on these 7 ways to save on prescription drugs

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There was a time when many consumers’ health insurance picked up the cost of prescriptions after a small deductible. Today, however, plenty of people have insurance …

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Want a better immune system? Get better sleep

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Taking vitamin C isn’t the only way to boost your immune system. Getting a good night’s sleep will also go a long way toward defending against illness. That’s …

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What kind of dentures are right for you?

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If you have had to have teeth removed — either some, or all of them — your dentist will recommend that you replace those teeth with …

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8 herbs that can improve your sleep

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Herbs have been used as medicine for thousands of years, and quite a few are well known for their sleep-promoting benefits. They may even have a …

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3 ways to pay for your kid’s braces

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Many people contemplate the cost of raising children long before they have them. There are daycare and preschool fees to consider, a possible increase in rent …

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Can you really crowdfund your medical bills?

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When it launched in 2010, the Affordable Care Act was designed to ensure all Americans could afford health care. Yet even though the law provided more people with …

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5 common sleep myths debunked

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Where’d you get your information? If you haven’t looked into it, chances are good that much of what you think you know about sleep is based …

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How to keep work worries from ruining your sleep

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The Sunday dreads, Sunday night blues, Sunday depression: These are all terms for the anxiety and stress many of us experience as Monday obligations loom over the precious …

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Average cost of medical school

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Did you declare you’d be a doctor someday back when you were just a little kid? Perhaps your parents bought you one of those toy medical …

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The perfect chicken soup to make if you’re sick

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Cold fall weather always leads to the inevitable coughs and colds. That’s why, once the leaves begin to turn, a big batch of chicken soup hits …

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19 ways to improve your life right now

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It’s hard, and it’s painful, and it’s every day. But it doesn’t have to be hard all the time. You can change your life starting today …

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Here’s how the pandemic is hitting minorities disproportionately

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused financial hardship for many, but it’s disproportionately affecting people of color, a September 2020 LendingTree survey of more than 2,000 Americans …

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Are you in the middle of an awful breakup? Here’s how to cope

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Surviving a relationship breakup can be one of the most difficult things we ever do and on an emotional level can be one of the most …

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Can medical bills affect your credit report?

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Medical costs can sneak up on you. They’re often confusing and even frustrating. Billing statements may be hard to read. So can an insurer’s explanation of …

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Here’s how cannabis affects your sleep

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Cannabis use is becoming mainstream throughout more and more of the country. In fact, it’s currently legal for medical use in 33 states and recreational use …

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These are 12 clever ways to trick your kids into eating more veggies

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Want your family to eat more vegetables and not complain about it? Our friend Pam Farley of the Brown Thumb Mama is sharing her tricks on how she …

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Experiencing racism can affect your sleep. Here’s why

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Life is exhausting. Whether you’re raising children, working a physically or mentally taxing job, or constantly monitoring the news cycle, climbing into bed at night is …

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45 inspiring quotes that will get you off your butt

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We’ve all heard the exhausting stream of positive, inspirational and hustle quotes. Some too unrealistic for our current situations, that all they do is bring us …

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How to keep election stress from ruining your sleep

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With the election just a few weeks away, politics is taking over more than just our conversations, news feeds, and social media posts—it’s taking over our …

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Soul-crushing workouts won’t get you fit. This will

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When you exercise, over time it creates a whole bunch of biological reactions that allow your body to become strong, fast, mobile, coordinated and efficient. Different …

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These apps will pay you to take a walk

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As much as it pains us to admit this, American’s are becoming a population of sedentary people. The word sedentary itself brings a negative connotation, and …

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Medicare open enrollment: 4 critical questions to ask

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Medicare provides insurance for most seniors 65 and older, but getting covered isn’t as simple as it may seem. In fact, you have a choice of Medicare …

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9 Medicare enrollment mistakes that will cost you

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Once you turn 65, having the ability to get Medicare can provide significant relief. By getting Medicare coverage, you can get the essential insurance coverage you need …

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Medicare open enrollment starts Oct. 15: Here’s why it’s important

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If you’re a Medicare beneficiary, the open enrollment period is a time to reevaluate your health coverage, compare your options and see if there are other plans available that …

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Pain is inevitable. Suffering isn’t

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Do you know which one you’d choose? When I think about the most painful experiences in my life—whether they involved physical pain or emotional pain—I notice …

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Everything you (n)ever wanted to know about a colonoscopy

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Last spring at my long-overdue, full-body exam, my doc did the mental math, and told me I was overdue for my screening colonoscopy. Really? I should …

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We played with that new phone sanitizer. Here’s what we think

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COVID-19 has made the word “sanitize” nearly an everyday word. We’re washing our hands, cleaning our homes and also cleaning our devices. Aside from gliding rubbing …