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At 83, this woman is the oldest ‘Tough Mudder’ racer in the world

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Whatever you may think on first hearing the name “Muddy Mildred,” you will probably be wrong.  Wait … Yeah, definitely wrong.  Because Muddy Mildred is not …

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You can now check your mosquito forecast

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Well, it’s just about summer, and we all know exactly what that means. Mosquitos!!! We despise the tiny, evil bloodsuckers, but what if we could know …

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This 80-year-old power lifter is the workout motivation you need

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Eighty-year-old Mike Palen has a secret he does not want to keep, and apparently it is the Fountain of Youth itself, so listen close, y’all.  It’s …

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The American behavior that Covid completely changed

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  In 2021, approximately 44 percent of respondents in the United States (U.S.) stated that they have cooked more often since the start of the COVID-19 …

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10 free apps to help you get fit for summer

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So whether you’re looking to shed a few pounds or get in shape for summer, these apps are sure to help! If you’re looking to lose …

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Monkeypox: What it is & just how concerned you should be

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Over the weekend, President Biden said everyone should be concerned about a recent outbreak of Monkeypox in Europe. So far, there have been 92 cases confirmed, …

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Mask mandates led to rise in ‘unruly’ passengers

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  The Transport Security Administration stopped enforcing the Biden administration’s mask mandate on planes, trains and other forms of public transportation after a federal judge struck it down. In …

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Americans don’t think Biden is handling Covid well

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  In a survey of U.S. adults conducted in May 2021, 21 percent of respondents strongly approved of the way President Joe Biden is handling COVID-19. …

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The shocking ways money problems can affect your health

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  It’s often thought that having money solves all problems and leads to happiness. While that’s not necessarily true, being financially secure can create a sense of well-being. …

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Avoid these potentially lethal cocktail ingredients

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  At the end of March, cocktail writer, drinks educator and clear-ice pioneer Camper English got an alert from Google that one of the pages on …

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The country that hates the gym the most

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  Around one in ten of those surveyed in the United States as part of the Statista Global Consumer Survey said they had paid for a gym membership …

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10 ways to get your kids off their screens & playing outside

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  If you struggle to find ways to motivate your children to get outside and play, you’re not alone. You may have fond memories of enjoying …

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Can’t stick to your workout plan? Read this now

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You wake up energized after a good night’s sleep. You’re feeling good and motivated to tackle the day. But then (cue doomsday music) 3 p.m. hits. …

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19 ways to get free prescription glasses & cheap frames

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  Have you realized the drugstore reading glasses aren’t cutting it anymore? Has your child come home with a note from the teacher saying they’re having …

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How to treat post-COVID fatigue

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  By now, we know that while some cases of COVID-19 are mild and short-lived, others are not. In fact, the term “COVID long-haulers” has become …

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Cryotherapy: What it is & how it can help you sleep better

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  Many of us have heard of cryotherapy in passing, maybe during a commercial or in a pamphlet at the doctor’s office. What is it actually? …

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Here’s how to do a wine tasting with Amazon Echo

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Use these with any of your Amazon Echo devices from an Echo Mini to an Echo Show to help you track the weather, be a better …

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Americans don’t think Biden is handling Covid well

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  In a survey of U.S. adults conducted in March 2022, 45 percent of Democratic respondents strongly approved of the way President Joe Biden is handling …

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Air pollution in America is spiking. Here’s why

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According to a newly released report by the American Lung Association, the number of Americans exposed to unhealthy spikes in air pollution has been constantly rising, taking a jump …

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6 smart lessons your cat can teach you about sleep

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One restless night, when sleep seemed to elude me with every stroke of the clock, I found myself staring at my cat Parker. I felt a …

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4 ways to get a good workout without hurting your back

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Have you ever stood up from a chair hours after a workout or gotten out of bed the morning after exercise to discover a stiff, achy, …

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Should you avoid these common food allergens even if you’re not allergic?

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  It’s very important for people with severe food allergies to avoid the foods they’re allergic too. For them, eating even a small amount of nuts …

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Cuddling: It’s actually good for your health

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Many of us have our own opinions when it comes to cuddling and the dynamics that go with it. For example, when you’re cuddling on the …

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7 ways to manage climate change anxiety

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Many people are already experiencing the effects of climate change. Eighty-five percent the global population has endured weather events made worse by rising temperatures, and more than 40% are highly …

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Yes, sleep masks can help you get better sleep. Here’s why

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  The dreaded long-haul flight: engine noise, cramped seats, turbulence, cabin lights. We’ve all been there. How can anyone sleep in that environment? The key is …

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Feeling stressed out? Here’s how to keep calm so you can carry on

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  We’ve spent quite a bit of time getting into our heads recently, so today we are going to talk about three skills that focus on …

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Yes, you can pair a hearing aid to your iPhone. Here’s how

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  If you’re one of the 30 million Americans over 55 experiencing some degree of hearing loss, you know just how frustrating talking on the phone can …

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CBD essentials that we’ve tested & love

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  CBD is one of my favorite natural remedies. In case you’re not familiar, CBD stands for Cannabidiol, which is a compound extracted from the cannabis …

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What is the candida diet & does it live up to the hype?

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  “I have recurrent problems with candida or yeast. I have seen articles stating that I should eat less sugar and avoid foods that contain yeast, …

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A guide to good mental health for women at every age

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  Each stage of your life can create different and new challenges to good mental health. The events that worry you as a 20–year-old probably won’t be …