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Plastics in Water, From Your Cup to the Oceans: What to Know

(StatePoint) You may not realize it, but there’s a lot of plastics in water — both in the water you drink, as well as in rivers, lakes and oceans. Know the Problem According to recent investigations by Orb Media, 90 percent of bottled water and 83 percent of tap water is contaminated with microplastics. These […]

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Higher Salaries and More Jobs May be Coming for U.S. Workers

(StatePoint) Small and mid-size business owners are feeling more optimistic than they have for a long time, suggests a new survey, and experts say this could mean positive things for the overall economy — including for workers’ salaries and job-seekers’ prospects. According to the PNC Economic Outlook, optimism is running at historic highs in all […]

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Want to Quit Smoking? How to Find Help

(StatePoint) Quitting smoking is almost never simple or easy, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s one of the most important steps you can take for your health. Luckily, there are several ways to get assistance to quit smoking. World No Tobacco Day is May 31, and an ideal opportunity to […]

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Are We Winning the War on Cancer? What to Know

(StatePoint) New cancer cases and deaths are both predicted to rise over the next two decades, according to the latest World Cancer Report. Despite billions of dollars of investment in research, survival gains for the most common forms of cancer are still measured in additional months of life, not years. Can cancer be cured? Some […]

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Ways to Turn Your Weight Loss Goal into a Reality

(StatePoint) If you have a lot of weight to lose, it may feel like an insurmountable challenge, especially if you have struggled with weight loss before. Here are a few ways to turn your desire into a reality. Get Moving These are more ways than ever to get moving these days — from video games […]

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Don’t Forget to Spring-Clean Your Credit Report

(StatePoint) Spring is in the air and it’s time for the annual ritual of deep cleaning, dusting, mopping, organizing — and checking your credit report. Experts recommend checking your credit report at each of the national credit reporting agencies (CRAs) several times annually. Why? When you apply for a new credit card or car loan, […]

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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. It’s always a good time to get started on your goals. […]

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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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