Proven Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

Is a low credit score stressing you out? Maybe you’re trying to get a mortgage or a credit card with amazing travel rewards and are getting “no”s everywhere you turn. You could even be running into trouble trying to rent an apartment or get a new smartphone. There’s no doubt about it: your credit score…

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Avoid These Common Summer Health Hazards!

Summer is here and everyone is beginning to loosen up and get ready for summer fun. But just because summer is here doesn’t mean you can be totally carefree! We don’t want to be a buzzkill, but, while there is tons of enjoyment to be had in the summer, there are also plenty of health…

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Facts About Men’s Health That Might Surprise You

Ok, guys, it’s time we had a talk. Being the “strong, silent type” might be ok in some scenarios, but it’s just not working out when it comes to your health. For some reason, whether it’s because of cultural expectations of men or because men feel like they just don’t have the time, guys aren’t…

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What We Can All Learn from Pride Month

It’s June, and that means it’s Pride Month! Last year gathering together in-person was out of the picture, but this year, things are looking up! So as we reflect on the struggles we’ve been through over the past year, and as we start to feel thankful for the hopefulness on the horizon, it’s worth remembering…

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Battling the Loneliness Epidemic

How would you describe the past year? Crazy? Unprecedented? And how have you felt during this crazy and unprecedented year? Scared? Frustrated? Bored? Zoom-weary? How about lonely? If so, you’re not alone (no pun intended): over the past year, a “loneliness epidemic” has been brewing, with 36% of respondents in one study last year saying…

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Are LGBT Seniors Facing a Health Crisis? What Is the Answer?

June is Pride Month and we are 100% here for celebrating all the achievements of the past decades! But there are other things we can’t forget to look at amid all the positivity of this month. For example, young LGBT people still face bullying and mental health issues, and working-age individuals can still face discrimination…

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Hearing Wedding Bells? What You Need to Know if You’re Marrying Later in Life

Ah June. The weather can be lovely at this time of year, and there was a time when many young couples longed to hear the sound of wedding bells as the summer approached. But who says that love and weddings are only for the young? According to the U.S. Census, there are now more older…

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Weighing in on Fitness Trackers and Weight Loss Apps

Things are starting to look up out there! You might even be putting on pants again, which means you might also be scrutinizing how all of your pre-pandemic clothes are fitting you these days. If you’re stressing about gaining the “Covid 19,” you’re certainly not alone: according to a recent American Psychological Association survey of…

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Are You Working Out Too Hard? Not Hard Enough? Finding Out What’s Right for You

Have you been getting in your recommended dose of exercise these days? Or are you feeling a little too sedentary and are ready to start moving? Either way, that’s great! The newest guidelines from the World Health Organization recommend 150 - 300 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week, or 75 - 150 minutes of vigorous-intensity…

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How to Staycation the Right Way

This past year, we’ve all become experts at staying at home. We’ve mastered the arts of creating a restaurant experience with take-out, navigating online grocery delivery, and making indoor playgrounds or classrooms - but what about “vacationing” at home, or “staycationing”? Have you figured out how to take a weekend at home and turn it…

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7 Myths About Suicide That Need to Be Debunked Now

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. So what better time to take a good, hard look at how aware we actually are about the facts surrounding the worst case scenario of mental health issues: suicide. Did you know, for example, that someone in the United States dies by suicide every 12 minutes? Or that…

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Is Your Wallet Ready to Go Back to “Normal” Spending?

2020 hit many of us hard. Even those of us who did not suffer physically from the coronavirus were touched psychologically by the effects of the pandemic. Many people were also affected financially by all of the state and local shutdowns and business closures that the pandemic triggered. But while many people lost their jobs…

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More Than Just Keeping Fit: How Some Exercises Can Reduce the Effects of Aging

As a population, we’re aging. By some estimates, 20% of the country will be over the age of 65 by 2030. But that’s good news! It means that, in general, we’re living longer. Living longer, though, means aging, and with aging comes a variety of annoying issues that can wreak havoc on your quality of…

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Are You Suffering from Cybersickness?

Here’s a shocking statistic: the average American now spends the equivalent of 44 years of their life staring at screens. Yes, you read that right - it’s not your eyes playing tricks on you. Although, since we’ve mentioned it, how ARE your eyes feeling right now? And how is your head and stomach feeling? If…

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When to Worry About Your Worrying: Coping with Anxiety As You Age

When it comes to our health, it can be so much easier to talk about what’s ailing us physically than what is bothering us mentally. But mental health for older adults is something that needs to be addressed, because no age group is immune to these issues. In fact, with the many changes both physical…

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Deliciously Beneficial: Dark Chocolate Might Be Better for You Than You Think

There are some things we eat because they’re good for our bodies (and tasty, too - I know I love me some leafy greens!), and other things that are just pure indulgence. Sure, we can tell ourselves that ice cream is loaded with calcium, but that really doesn’t offset all the fat and sugar it…

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Are These Habits Aging You?

There’s no denying it: we’re all getting older. Aging is not something that any of us can avoid - and hey, it’s not so bad, considering the alternative! But that doesn’t mean that we don’t want to age well. Whether you’re thinking about looking your best, feeling your best, or both, there are certain lifestyle…

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What Does it Mean to Shop Ethically?

You’ve got a lot of power tucked away in your wallet. Every time you choose to spend your money on one product over the other at the grocery store, drugstore, or clothing store, you’re sending a message to the companies that make and distribute those products. So how do you make that choice? Is price…

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