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Do you know what every state flower looks like?

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As the months get warmer, flowers are starting to bloom, dotting the landscape with swaths of vibrant color. In celebration of spring, we’ve put together this …

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The deadliest states for distracted driving

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It’s fairly common for more than one person to be killed in a distracted driving crash that turns fatal. Distracted driving resulted in 16,258 deaths from …

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10 celebrity kitchens so gorgeous we can’t even

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Writing about celebrity homes for a living has its perks; we get to step inside some of the most outrageously luxurious homes out there, all equipped …

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In photos: How the American home has changed since the 1800s

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The American home has changed dramatically over the years, but some things remain fundamental: the rooms we use, the reliability we need, the intimacy we desire. With this …

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Some of the most innovative CBD products you can buy

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CBD is one of my favorite ingredients. It has been a popular topic of conversation these days largely due to the recent legalization of marijuana in …

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5 driveway improvement ideas

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Consider the put-upon, unsung driveway at most U.S. homes. Is it all it’s cracked up to be? While the primary function of driveways is usually parking, …

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American cities where rents are rising fastest

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Housing markets across the United States had an unexpected boom in 2020 that’s continued into 2021, despite the impact of the pandemic on the United States …

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These smart baby monitors are more than just cameras

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Baby monitors today can do much more than let new parents see or hear what happening with their infant while it’s sleeping. Today, monitors can check …

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Bratchos & Fenway franks: The best ballpark food in the US

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MLB opening day was April 1, which means it’s time to get strapped in for another exciting season of non-stop baseball games nationwide. But as thrilling …

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How to get ahead instead of just getting by

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Imagine this: You made it to work, but you’re just doing the bare minimum. You feed yourself, but it’s mostly sandwiches, fast food, or other low-effort …

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The history of the British Monarchy in pictures

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With the passing of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II on Friday, we look back at the British monarchy. The first …

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These interior design tips can help you sleep better

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Every year, new interior design trends pop up, and it’s always fun to bring an element of what’s happening right now into your bedroom. Some trends …

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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 this the fittest city in your state?

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More than ever before, this past year has made Americans appreciate the opportunity to go outside and get moving, when socially distant and possible. Since gyms …

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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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Opinion: These new privacy-friendly initiatives are anything but

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If you look at recent headlines, it seems like the biggest players in the technology industry are finally embracing a more privacy-centric way of doing business. …

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Is this the best ballpark food in America?

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MLB opening day was April 1, which means it’s time to get strapped in for another exciting season of non-stop baseball games nationwide. But as thrilling …

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Did you know you can do this with Google Maps?

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Google Maps is a mainstay on many of our smartphones, an app that’s tapped daily by iOS and Android users alike. But we probably use just …

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The Swedish secret to a balanced life

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Are you one of the millions of Americans who are currently rethinking their finances? If you want to reset and reevaluate not only your money but …

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Stay-at-home parenting has risen since pandemic began

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The percentage of parents staying at home with their children amid the coronavirus crisis has risen 60% across all 50 states and the District of Columbia …

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15 places to see gorgeous wildflowers this year

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As the dreary days of winter pass, the vibrant colors of spring and summer come to life. Here are the best places to find wildflowers across …

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This state is home to America’s worst drivers

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Despite a year of curfews and stay-at-home orders resulting in fewer cars on the road, some states actually saw an increase in fatal crashes. A report …

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75 of the world’s weirdest 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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The Vatican & 9 other amazing places you can visit online

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While we can’t help you with that last one, we can help you find some fun digital alternatives to beat the museum blues. With the pandemic …

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How to start the college conversation

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Graduating from high school and attending college are milestone achievements for students and their families. Getting to this stage requires hard work, financial planning, and communication …

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The money secrets of happy, full-time RVers

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If the open road is calling, chances are you’ve at least considered the RV life. RV life definitely comes with its perks, but unlike all the …

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Have a really expensive hobby? Here’s how to save

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Hobbies are meant to help pass the time in stress-relieving ways. But the fun of a favorite pastime can often come at a high cost, depending …

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A guide to law school scholarships

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So, you’ve been accepted to law school — congrats! You’re well on your way to embarking on a career that could help you fight for others’ …

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Married 3 times? It’s not as uncommon as you might think

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Marriage is forever — unless, of course, it’s not. And for some, it takes two or three (or more) times to get it right. In fact, …

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The best & worst states for women

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In the early days of America, people made their way West in search of prosperity. But if you’re a woman in 2021 — you may be …

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Want to see why this California home listing went viral?

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This $8.9 million Encino home was featured on Enes Yilmazer’s popular real estate YouTube channel, getting hundreds of thousands of views in just a couple of …

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Viral YouTube challenges you may have forgotten about

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Before YouTube Originals and high-production streams, many of today’s most famous influencers built their audiences through viral trends and challenges. While some of these challenges continue …

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Here’s where Americans get the most speeding tickets

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It can feel particularly liberating to speed down the highway without a care in the world. While everyone can admit to zooming a few miles above …

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Top 50 safest cities in the US

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Safety is a top concern for many homebuyers, including parents and young professionals. Not only can feeling safe provide peace of mind, but safety ratings also …

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These are the animals that sleep the most & the least

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While researchers have performed many studies on rodents and cats, we’re only just beginning to learn about what happens when dogs drift off. We’re also still sorting …

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The most fashion-forward cities in the US

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When thinking about the most fashionable cities, your mind might first jump to places like Milan and Paris. But when it comes to the U.S., which …

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How to Feng Shui your home to celebrate Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year and Spring Festival, is quickly approaching on February 12. The holiday, which lasts for 15 days, marks …

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Chinese New Year: 20 things to know about the Year of the Ox

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Chinese New Year is the celebration of the new lunar year, which begins lichun, or the spring cycle. This is the first cycle of 24 solar “terms” …

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50 most popular suburbs in the US

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As Dorothy said, there’s no place like home. For those looking to trade big-city life for white picket fences, more square footage, good schools, parks, and …

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4 ways to be a better sleep partner

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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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Can you name these bands from the 1970s?

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Ah, the ’70s — it gave us the first flight of the 747 jumbo jet, the introduction of the Walkman, the movie Jaws, and the beloved …

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34 celebrities who own wineries & vineyards

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Wineries and vineyards are some of the most popular businesses that celebs like to get into. It’s no surprise, either. According to Statista, wine sales in the …

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Here’s how many divorcees say Carole Baskin did it

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2020 was dominated by the pandemic, political events, and social movements. But in-between, there were plenty of other memorable moments worth revisiting, from pop culture to …

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How I followed my dreams & became a dog rescue pilot

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I awoke thinking about the line “The Difference Between Dreaming and Living is Doing.” It occurred to me how real that statement is. So many people …

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6 ways you’re making climate change worse

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Climate change is a real threat — but it’s one you can help combat. By understanding how big companies and common household items impact the environment, …

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Add some easy Valentine’s Day magic to your bedroom

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Ah, the boudoir! The late 18th-century word translates from the French as “sulking-place,” yet the Cambridge English Dictionary defines boudoir as “a beautifully decorated room used …

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Can you name these bands from the 1960s?

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Ah, the 1960s — it gave us a lot of memorable moments — Woodstock, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the Civil Rights Movement, and the moon landings to …

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21 endangered animals you can help protect

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At the end of 2020, the International Union for Conservation of Nature added 31 species to its list of extinct plants and animals. The most recent update …

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18 great Valentine’s Day gifts under $100

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According to the National Retail Federation, Americans planned to spend just under $200 on their Valentines last year. After the year we’ve just had, I wouldn’t …

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Take a peek inside these celebrity brothers’ Malibu home

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The three Hemsworth brothers have parted ways with their scenic California getaway. We got word that the four-bedroom home with ocean and mountain views just sold …