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6 extreme ways to cut your expenses

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  Living paycheck to paycheck is stressful! Or maybe you earn enough but want to aggressively save up a deposit for a home or to pay …

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Marijuana legalization’s impact across America

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    American’s attitudes towards recreational marijuana usage are changing. The recent legalization of marijuana in 18 states and the District of Columbia has a direct impact …

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Snack hacks: Tips for getting kids to eat healthier foods

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As a parent, it can be difficult to get your kids to eat healthy foods, especially if they are picky eaters. It can be next-to-impossible to …

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Here’s how screen time can negatively affect your health

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It’s back-to-school and back-to-work time. Many of us spend hours each day on our tablets, smart phones, and computers. But did you know it can affect …

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The benefits of sleeping with a humidifier — especially in winter

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  Staying warm in the winter comes at a cost—and we don’t mean just your heating bill. Dry skin, itchy eyes, scratchy throats, cracked lips, and nosebleeds are just …

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What are adaptogens & can they help you sleep better?

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In the world of health, there always seems to be something new just around the corner that everyone wants to try. While some of these trends …

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4 ways to be the best sleep partner possible

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Research shows that a healthy relationship depends on healthy sleep. The New York Times reports that couples experience worse conflict when one or both partners is sleep deprived. The …

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Here’s where people complain most about insomnia

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At what point in your sleepless night do you give in and reach for your phone? Kept awake by discomfort, traffic noise or a troubled mind, you …

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Sleep your way to a better brain. Here’s how

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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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How to keep acid reflux 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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What is Delta-8 & can it help you sleep better?

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Chances are, you’ve heard the term Delta-8 used somewhere recently. Popular wellness influencers and local dispensaries alike have been advertising this cannabis alternative in full force …

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How to keep the ‘Sunday scaries’ 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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Salt can ruin your sleep, but you don’t have to let it

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We all know sugar can mess with our sleep in a host of ways. But it turns out salt can also keep us from getting the quality shuteye …

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6 healthy things you can grill at your summer BBQ that aren’t meat

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Summer barbecues with grilled hotdogs and hamburgers are an American tradition. But with the eating habits of many evolving to include vegetarian and vegan options (or …

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Older adults & summer heat: Here’s how to protect yourself

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It’s not just the heat that’s the problem With parts of the country blanketed by a dangerous heat wave, older people in particular can have a …

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Healthy snacks that don’t suck

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Healthy snacking can keep you feeling full throughout the day, and less prone to overeating or wasting calories on foods that are satisfying in the moment …

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These states have the biggest drug problems

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The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the nation’s drug problem. In fact, in 2020, there were over 88,000 drug overdose deaths, an increase of about 27% from 2019. To …

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Here’s where gambling addiction is worst in the US

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The increase in online gambling options and the COVID-19 pandemic have created the perfect storm for gambling addiction. The Mayo Clinic and other organizations are still …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The pandemic has worsened nearly everyone’s mental health. Here’s how

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Essential workers have been exposed to war-like conditions; the rise of remote work has led to isolation and loneliness; and feelings of depression and hopelessness have been reported …

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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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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 …