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Rescue Old Produce – April 2014

The bananas on the counter have turned brown, the apples are no longer crisp and the tomatoes have definitely seen better days. You might be tempted to just throw old, shriveled fruits and vegetables in the trash or compost bin, but pause before you do. Even when they’re past their prime, many fruits and veggies […]

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National Park Week – April 2014

Are you bored with getting your exercise by strolling around the neighborhood or running at the local gym? The U.S. National Park Services has preserved vast pieces of American land that are the perfect places to get outside and be active, whether it’s the majestic Yellowstone National Park in the West or the lesser-known Big […]

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April is Awareness Month for Autism Spectrum – April 2014

April is designated as National Autism Awareness Month, and April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. These observances are intended to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 88 children in the United States have ASD, and the diagnosis is far more […]

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Reboot Your Workout – March 2014

It’s very common to fall out of a fitness routine, especially at this time of year. Everyone has their excuses: holiday schedule changes, bad winter weather, injury or illness, failed New Year’s resolution, etc. Regardless of the reason, you need to get back in the habit. Now is a perfect time to recommit to achieving […]

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Stay Safe During Spring Weather Hazards – March 2014

From hail and mudslides to thunderstorms and tornadoes, severe weather takes many different forms in the spring months. By knowing the extent of hazardous weather, you will be able to prepare yourself and protect your family and property. Having a storm readiness plan in place saves valuable time if severe weather strikes. Advance planning may […]

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[RECIPE] Slow Cooker Beef Stew – March 2014

Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or just trying to stay warm during an extra-chilly winter, this savory, healthy stew will stick to your ribs without emptying your wallet. Preparing it in a slow cooker will allow you to enjoy your day without having to worry about dinner. Bon appétit! 2 pounds beef stew meat, […]

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Spring Clean Your Finances – March 2014

If you haven’t already, spring is a great time to get a handle on your debt, especially if you have holiday bills due. Revisit your accounts to find out exactly how much you owe and what the interest rate is per account. It may be possible to refinance or consolidate debt at a lower interest […]

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Combating Allergy Season – March 2014

While most people can’t wait to welcome the end of winter, for millions of others spring’s warmth and rebirth brings debilitating allergies. The most common spring allergy is pollen—tiny grains released into the air by trees, grasses and weeds for the purpose of fertilizing other plants. In allergy sufferers, the immune system mistakes pollen for […]

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Danger: Cellphones Ahead – February 2014

While it’s impossible to ignore the messages that point out the dangers of texting and driving, many people remain blissfully unaware of the studies that point out the possible health hazards of cellphone radiation, which may cause DNA damage, cancer, reduced fertility and cognitive impairment. How could a little phone be responsible for all this? […]

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Keep Your Heart Healthy – February 2014

This time of year, with Valentine’s Day approaching, you might associate hearts with romance and red roses. But there are two kinds of hearts—in addition to hosting Valentine’s Day, February also serves as Heart Health Month. Take some time this month to think about the blood-pumping kind of heart and what you can do to […]

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