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Vacations & weddings: Surprising ways people are using personal loans

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Summertime is finally here — and all those bright, blue days can leave us hankering to spend money in a variety of ways. But which of …

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28 easy recipes perfect for your graduation party

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No matter if you’re getting your bachelor’s degree or high school diploma, graduations are a time to celebrate your accomplishments and achievements. There’s no better way …

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The Most Iconic Amusement Park in Every State

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Whether you’re looking for world record extreme thrills, local gems, or water park family fun, the United States has the most amusement parks in the world …

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These are the 9 cheapest pets to own

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Pets can bring love, companionship, stimulation, and fun into your life. But they can also bring a lot of added expenses. In fact, the lifetime cost …

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The best US travel destinations for art lovers

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As social distancing measures are lifted and you can finally get back to museums and art galleries, attend cultural events, and see performing arts live, where …

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The most popular podcasts from around the world

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A century after the world’s first commercial radio broadcast, podcasts are bigger than ever. The media landscape is pure sci-fi compared to 1920. Video games, 3D cinema, …

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Trendiest paint colors for your bedroom right now

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Thinking about changing up your bedroom hue but overwhelmed with all of the paint colors you have to choose from? We’re here to help you out. …

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This nighttime routine can help you sleep better. Really

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  Stressful times call for simple and easy self-care strategies—which may be why night affirmations for sleep are surging in popularity. Night affirmations, aka bedtime affirmations, are …

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30 must-see waterfalls around the world

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Whether a it’s a thin stream catapulting over an impossibly high hill, or a cascade of water barreling with incredible power over a lower rocky ledge, …

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Check out these breathtaking glaciers before they’re gone

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Glaciers are rivers of compressed snow turned to ice that flow, very slowly, downslope. Both Beautiful and mysterious in their bulk and motion, they’ve been a …

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25 ways to cut costs on a road trip

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An impromptu road trip can sound exciting and spontaneous. But if you’re wondering how to save money on a road trip, a little bit of planning …

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24 reasons we love opossums (and you should, too!)

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Opossums have an unfairly bad reputation. They’re slandered as pests and vermin. They’ll eat your cat food or rummage through your garbage, people say. They’ll trample …

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Think your wedding was expensive? Be glad you didn’t get married here

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The average cost of a wedding in 2020 was $20,300, a $4,400 per-wedding decrease from the year before. Many factors combine to determine the cost of …

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35 beautiful lighthouses across America

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There are roughly 700 lighthouses in the United States — so many, in fact,  it could take quite a few trips to visit each and every …

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America’s most bike-friendly cities

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Over the past year, Americans have been biking at notably high levels. According to the BBC, the demand for bikes in 2020 skyrocketed, not just in …

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Rock star Tommy Lee’s new home is a zen sanctuary

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Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee is changing his address and trading the celebrity-packed city of Calabasas for Brentwood, one of L.A.’ coolest neighborhoods. Image Credit: Mike McNamara, ZenHouse. …

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Radioactive bananas, laughing rats & other weird facts

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The world is weird, as are people and even animals. From laws about tying up your giraffe in Atlanta to a precious metal lurking in your …

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30 of the world’s most awe-inspiring cathedrals

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Cathedrals are more than religious monuments or the seat of a bishop. They are deep repositories of history, art, politics, and culture—many of them with roots …

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The most popular streaming songs around the world

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Every country has its natural resources. And every country on Earth can count its musicians among them. Science has proved that music exists in all cultures. Songwriters everywhere …

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The must-visit farmers market in every state

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As COVID-19 restrictions relax and summer approaches, more and more farmers markets are resuming normal or close-to-normal operations. If you’re ready to break out your canvas …

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50 facts about war you may not know

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America has been involved in a war for a total of 222 out of 229 years since 1776. That means since its founding, the nation has been …

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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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Board games that can boost kids’ social skills

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Child psychologists and pediatricians have recognized that today’s lack of play contributes to children’s overall lack of well-being. An increased focus on academic activities, overly structured …

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Here’s what these abandoned palaces once looked like

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What is a palace, and how is it distinct from a castle? Because both buildings serve as royal residences, the words are often used interchangeably. However, castles …

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Want to lower your golf handicap? These smart watches can help

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With lockdown restrictions lifting and the weather improving, there’s no better time to up your golf game. Key to lowering your handicap – as well as …

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The best trucks for towing your boat or RV

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You’re everyone’s best friend if you have a truck or sport utility vehicle that can haul a boat to the lake, a camping trailer to the …

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The most beautiful lake towns in America

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Everyone loves the lake, and living by a beach lake is many Americans’ dreams. While many people think that they can’t afford to live this dream, …

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8 ways you’re sabotaging your own happiness (& how to stop)

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Whether you’re aware of it or not, you might be sabotaging your own happiness. That doesn’t mean you’re purposefully making things worse for yourself, or that …

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Renovation vs remodel: What’s the difference?

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If you’re a homeowner considering a range of home improvements, you may not know if what you’re planning is a renovation or a remodel. Does it …

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Average student loan debt by profession

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What do a doctor, a lawyer, and a dentist have in common? It sounds like the setup to a joke, but the punchline is anything but …

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9 tips for creating the perfect summer bedroom

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Welcoming summer requires some prep—stocking up on SPF, planning BBQs, waxing your surfboard. Also on the list should be readying your bedroom for warmer weather and …

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Which of these 10 personality archetypes applies to you?

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The debate about how millennials think and act versus baby-boomers is a hot topic these days, but new research suggests that these groups are more alike …

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These 6 TED Talks could actually improve your sleep

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If you’re looking for inspiration and research-backed life hacks straight from the greatest thinkers of our time, there’s a TED Talk for just about anything, including sleep. There’s …

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These states are the most dependent on the federal government

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As more states get federal funding during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are starting to wonder just how much federal aid states are getting. The issue …

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15 weird & wonderful things you can do with tea

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Tannins and other key ingredients in tea can power up household cleaning and even become beauty and health remedies. Image Credit: aimy27feb / iStock. 1. Make …

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Here’s how to allergy proof your bedroom

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Spring brings the urge to get up, get out, and get busy—puttering in the garden, cycling in the park, enjoying adventures all over town. But if …

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How do you change your major?

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Declaring a major in college isn’t a minor decision, but that doesn’t mean students can’t change their minds further along in a college career. How to …

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The most livable cities in the US, ranked

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What makes a city livable? And more importantly, what makes a city’s “livability score” better than another city? (See also: 10 Cities That Revolve Around Credit) …

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Binge drinking & smoking surprisingly common in these ‘healthy’ states

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In addition to creating a ranked list of the best states for physical fitness, ValuePenguin researchers discovered that even the fittest states rank relatively poorly on …

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How to plan a virtual wedding

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Life as we knew it has come to a screeching halt, with limits on gatherings in many states. The “new normal” still isn’t quite normal, and …

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14 expert-approved tips for raising kind & empathetic kids

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That includes everything from teaching them kindness in sharing toys on the playground to helping them become generous adults who give to causes they care about. …

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Great Mother’s Day gifts that won’t leave you broke

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Mother’s Day is May 9th this year and as usual, you’re probably racking your brain for unique gifts for the moms in your life. Moms do …

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Treat mom to one of these indulgent recipes this Mother’s Day

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Most people love to be cooked for, and that’s especially true for the person who might do most of the day-to-day cooking for their family. If …

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Important things to know as a first generation college student

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It’s a common cliche that parents want their kids to walk in their shoes and end up in the same career as they did. But a …

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The real reason it’s harder for some people to lose weight

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If you have excess body weight, the standard advice is to eat less and move more. Of course, we all know this is easier said than …

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Cities with the most stressful traffic. Where does yours rank?

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Driving is supposed to be fun. Imagine telling your ancestors about the possibility to hurtle around town in a metal box at three times the speed …

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The ultimate guide to California’s best destinations

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California is an amazing state. There are so many things to see, ecosystems to explore, mountains to climb, and roads to travel that it’s hard 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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Soothing albums that could help you relieve your work stress

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Listening to music is a great way to reduce your stress. That is, if you listen to right type of music. We’re talking about New Age music: This …

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Do you have what it takes to be a Twitch moderator?

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As live streaming grows in popularity, many people are using the site Twitch to monetize their digital life. Many bigger streamers need help while streaming, such as monitoring …