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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 …

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Want to make money as a chat moderator? This new startup can help

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If you’ve spent any time on the internet, you probably know what a chat room is. These digital spaces allow people to anonymously send messages to …

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This is the greenest city in your state for 2021

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Everybody has a part to play in the movement for environmental justice. From everyday habits, like composting and recycling, to long-term governmental reforms, creating more eco-friendly …

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TikTok is turning these creators into multi-millionaires

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What could be cooler than (nearly) getting banned by the president? That’s where the video-sharing social network TikTok found itself in late 2020. But the ban never happened, …

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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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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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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 …