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8 Great Ways to Combat Boredom

8 Great Ways to Combat Boredom

(StatePoint) While we all get bored from time to time, it’s important to know that chronic boredom may be bad for health, as experts have found it can be associated with depression, anxiety and even bad habits like smoking and overeating. July is Anti-Boredom Month, and the perfect opportunity to explore new hobbies and interests, […]

Top Tips for Hurricane and Storm Readiness

(StatePoint) June to November is known in many parts of the country as hurricane season. As a growing area of the U.S. becomes susceptible to the effects of tropical storms, tornadoes and hurricanes, it’s important to have a plan for your home and family. To help you weather storms, the experts at Freddie Mac are […]

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Fit Family Summer Ideas and Activities

(StatePoint) Oh summertime. The kids are out of school, and you’re already running out of ideas to keep them active. While watching television and eating ice cream may be at the top of their lists, you know how important it is that they keep moving. In fact, summers are the perfect time to put family […]

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Is There Enough Creativity in Your Life?

(StatePoint) New research suggests that Americans may be picking up paint brushes over remote controls. Two-thirds of adults in a recent survey say they seek to use their creativity more in life, and 77 percent would rather give up their Netflix subscription for a year than their favorite creative hobby. The study, conducted by Bluprint, […]

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Cool, Refreshing and Straight from the Garden – Mint

by Melinda Myers Add a bit of cool flavor to your beverages and meals this summer with homegrown mint.  Try using peppermint leaves in fruit cocktails and ice cream.  Add spearmint to your tea or use the leaves to season lamb and jelly. Or try chocolate mint for a unique sweet and refreshing flavor in desserts and […]

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Weight Loss Willpower: 5 Tips to Reach Your Goals

(StatePoint) When you’re trying to reach your goal weight, it can sometimes feel like booby traps are around every corner: TV ads for big burgers, easy-to-grab snacks at checkout, and birthday cake after birthday cake at work. It’s time to fight back. Use these five tips from the experts at Nutrisystem to turn your whole […]

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Tips to Guard Against Bites and Burns This Summer

(StatePoint) For families — and everybody else for that matter — protecting skin should be a top summer priority. After all, there is no shortage of summer skin woes you’ll want to avoid. From protecting skin from sun to repelling disease-carrying insects, here are some top insights that will help you and your family enjoy […]

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Study: Wellness Confusion, Lack of Support Can Impact Weight Loss

(StatePoint) If you are like many Americans, you probably read advice about health and wellness everywhere, from news feeds to social media. But, despite the abundance of information, many are still struggling to reach their weight loss goals. So, what is the cause of this disconnect? While many Americans are no longer in the dark […]

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Competitive Sports Can Improve Quality of Life at Any Age

(StatePoint) Are you an older adult looking for some inspiration to stay physically active? In June, the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana will gather a record number of more than 13,700 athletes aged 50 and over to compete in 20 medal sports. Many assume competitors are elite or career athletes. While that’s true […]

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How Nationwide Program Supports Early Childhood Education

(StatePoint) Today, there is more awareness that the future of the world is in the hands of young children. It’s understood that between birth and 5 years of age, the brain develops rapidly to build the foundation of cognitive and character skills necessary for success in school, health and life. It is now widely accepted […]

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