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5 Ways to Reduce Everyday Stress

(StatePoint) Deadlines, responsibilities, bills — there are so many causes of stress in our lives. Unfortunately, stress can take a negative toll on one’s health and wellness, particularly if it goes unaddressed for too long. Indeed, common effects of stress include headaches, stomach upset, anxiety, sleep problems and more, according to the Mayo Clinic. This […]

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Large-Scale Efforts Helping Pre-K Teachers Receive Resources; You Can, Too

(StatePoint) Studies have shown that high-quality pre-K education better prepares children to achieve in school and makes them more likely to strive for higher vocational aspirations. It also has a positive impact on society. For every dollar spent on high-quality early education, society gains as much as $13 in long-term savings, according to a 2016 […]

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Spring Tips to Start an Exercise Routine

(StatePoint) Spring is an ideal time to get active outdoors and kickstart a fitness regimen that can carry you into beach and pool season. Need some motivation? Try out these ideas for getting started and sticking with the program. Get Social A personal trainer can be expensive, but a friend is free and potentially just […]

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How New Technology is Helping Children Cope with Cancer

(StatePoint) One of the toughest aspects of managing cancer in children is communicating with young patients, say parents and healthcare experts. “There were many times when my daughter did not want to talk or communicate her feelings,” says Joycelynn Sanchez of now 6-year-old Jiani, who at age 3, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. “She […]

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What to Know About Your Drinking Water

(StatePoint) Having clean, uncontaminated water to drink at home and on-the-go is one of the most essential components to keeping your family safe and healthy. Unfortunately, safe water is not necessarily a given. A recent study, published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that in 2015, nearly 21 million people relied […]

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3 Reasons to Consider Refinancing Your Auto Loan

(StatePoint) Most people know they can refinance their mortgage, but less than half are aware that they can also refinance their auto loan, according to a study by Harris Poll for Ally Financial. It’s a simple task that could reduce your car payments by about $1,300 a year. The following considerations can help you determine […]

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Tips to Protect Birds in Your Yard and Garden

(StatePoint) One of the best parts of backyard living in the warmer months is all the potential for bird watching that comes with it. You may have even installed a birdfeeder in your garden in an attempt to attract more birds to your property. But did you know, your home poses dangerous risks to the […]

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Diet vs. Exercise: Which is Better for Weight Loss?

(StatePoint) What’s more important: diet or exercise? Anyone who’s tried to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle has likely asked this question. Sixty-eight percent of people want to lose 10 pounds or more, according to a recent Harris Poll on behalf of Nutrisystem. March is National Nutrition Month, and a good time to get […]

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Tips to Repay Student Loans as Quickly and Affordably as Possible

(StatePoint) College students who borrow to pay for school typically don’t have to start repaying their student loans until six months after leaving school. But when it does come time to start making loan payments, you may find yourself stressing out about the additional monthly expense. “Properly preparing for this transition can help students successfully […]

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How the Average Citizen Can Help Bring About Friendlier Politics

(StatePoint) At a divisive moment in our nation’s history, you may be wondering how average citizens can help bring about friendlier politics. Experts suggest that it starts with finding common ground among those whose opinions differ from you. Ira Shapiro, a former ambassador who has held senior positions in the U.S. Senate, recently authored “Broken: […]

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