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

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How to Care for Your Eyes as You Age
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(StatePoint) As we age, our bodies don’t perform as well as they once did, and vision is no exception. However, early detection and treatment of eye problems and diseases through an eye exam is the best way to protect your eyes and overall health.

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Shopping for a Wedding Gift? What to Know Now
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(StatePoint) If your fridge is filled with save-the-dates and wedding invitations, you’re inevitably facing the daunting question: what to give?

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The Fine Art of the 'Do-It-Together' Move
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(StatePoint) The average American has moved five times in their life so far, moving an average of 26 boxes each time, according to a recent survey conducted by Duck brand. Talk about moving mayhem!

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5 Things to Consider When Buying a Stroller
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(StatePoint) A stroller is one of the most essential pieces of baby gear, typically needed right from the start and used for several years. However, with so many stroller varieties available and a wide range of features to consider, it can be hard to figure out which one is right for your family.

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Celebrating Good Health During Older Americans Month
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(StatePoint) The contributions of older Americans are celebrated each May during Older Americans’ Month. This year’s theme, “Engage at Every Age,” emphasizes that you are never too old to enrich your physical and emotional well-being.

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Interest Rates are Rising: Should You Buy a Home or Wait?
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(StatePoint) With heightened talk of rising interest rates, many prospective homebuyers are understandably concerned about whether it’s the right time to purchase a home.

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Why Internet Access in Rural America Affects Everyone
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(StatePoint) Healthy communities and a strong national economy rely on internet access for all, suggests a new study.

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5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Create Great Dental Habits
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(StatePoint) That first wiggly tooth indicates a new childhood milestone -- loss of the first “baby” tooth. While this is often a time for cute photos and a visit from the tooth fairy, it should also be an opportunity to reinforce the importance of good oral care with children so that their new permanent teeth stay healthy and last a lifetime.

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3 Reasons to Consider Refinancing Your Auto Loan
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(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.

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Popping the Question? How to Select an Engagement Ring
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(StatePoint) “Will you marry me?” Be sure to pair these four little words with the perfect engagement ring. While there’s a bit of a learning curve when it comes to selecting the right diamond, the most important thing you can do is find a piece both you and your significant other will love.

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How Parents Can Help Boost Kids’ Financial Literacy
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(StatePoint) April is Financial Literacy Month, providing the perfect opportunity to actively engage kids on the topic of money.

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3 Tips to Meet Your Retirement Goals
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(StatePoint) People are living longer, fuller lives than ever before, which means retirement plans need to stand the test of time. With this in mind, it makes sense to review your financial plan and make necessary tweaks to set yourself up for success.

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How New Technology is Helping Children Cope with Cancer
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(StatePoint) One of the toughest aspects of managing cancer in children is communicating with young patients, say parents and healthcare experts.

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How to Spend Your Money with Companies that Share Your Values
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(StatePoint) From small one-time purchases to monthly service fees, you may not think much about what happens to your money after spending it.

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Unexpected Food and Wine Pairings for Your Spring Feasts
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(StatePoint) Spring is here, which means it is time to create sensational seasonal wine and food pairings to elegantly entertain family and friends.

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Smart Tips to Keep Your Grill Clean and Safe
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(StatePoint) Nothing beats barbecues, block parties and al fresco dining. For your family’s safety and for the sake of your grill, here are some pointers on keeping that grill well-maintained all season.

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Must-Haves for Summer Pool and Beach Parties
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(State Point) Summer days are all about sun and fun. Here are some tips and accessories to make sure your days spent at the beach, pool or lake are picture-perfect for posting on social media.

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Top Summer Laundry Tips for Fresher, Cleaner Clothes
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(StatePoint) From grassy picnics to sweaty soccer games to saucy cookouts -- clothes can be particularly vulnerable to all kinds of stains and odors during the warm weather months.

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Now Playing: Summer Movie Nights in Your Own Backyard
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(StatePoint) Looking for a way to get the most out of your summer evenings? Make it a night at the drive-in at home! With the right equipment and planning, you can easily enjoy your favorite movies under the stars, right in your own backyard. Here are a few simple steps for bringing your new favorite tradition to life.

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3 Fun, Fashionable Color Trends This Summer
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(StatePoint) Whether you’re looking forward to attending a few special events or have a fun getaway planned, you’re probably wondering what key items you’ll need to add to your wardrobe for summer.

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Tips to Save You from Sticky Outdoor Situations
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(StatePoint) When it comes to outdoor adventures, tape is at the top of most gear lists for its wide variety of uses -- from torn tents to broken fishing poles to ripped hiking gear. No matter if you’re an avid outdoorsman or an occasional adventurer, here are a few tape tips and ideas that are sure to stick.

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5 Ways to Make Math Part of Your Kids' Daily Lives
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(StatePoint) For many students, math can seem like the most challenging school subject. But it doesn’t have to be. Math is actually all around us. Here are five ways you can help kids draw connections between classroom math and the math that touches their daily lives.

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Spring Tips to Start an Exercise Routine
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(StatePoint) Spring is an ideal time to get active outdoors and kickstart a fitness regimen that can carry you into beach and pool season.

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Don’t Forget to Spring-Clean Your Credit Report
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(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.

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Millennials Want to Say ‘I Do’ to High-Tech Wedding Registries
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(StatePoint) Once upon a time, wedding registries were created so newlyweds would have all the basic essentials to establish their first home. But as technology has evolved, so too has the registry. Gone are the days where registries only include dishware and candlesticks. Couples can now incorporate modern must-haves, like connected lightbulbs, voice assistants and smart showers.

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5 Stand-Out Mother's Day Gift Ideas
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(StatePoint) Need a Mother’s Day gift that truly shines? Take these fun and practical ideas into consideration.

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What to Know About Seasonal Allergies and Your Eyes
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(StatePoint) Suffering from itchy, watery eyes? You may have ocular allergies or you could have another issue entirely, such as chronic dry eyes. Experts say that getting the correct diagnosis is the only way to treat symptoms properly.

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Helpful Tips for New Parents: Ensure Every Diaper Change is Easy
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(StatePoint) Having a baby is one of the most exciting, yet stressful times of one’s life. And one of the more daunting aspects of this experience for many new parents is changing diapers.

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Drug and Alcohol Abuse: A Growing Problem for Those Growing Old
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(StatePoint) Misuse and abuse of drugs and alcohol among the elderly is one of the fastest growing health problems in the U.S., according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), yet it can often be mistaken for normal aging behavior.

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What to Know About Your Drinking Water
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(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.

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5 Ways to Take Good Care of the Environment
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(StatePoint) Good environmental stewardship begins with individual choices. Here are five ways to celebrate the natural world and get involved in short- and long-term efforts to protect the environment.

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5 Ways to Reduce Everyday Stress
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(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.

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Are Your Home Furnishings Good for the Planet and Your Family?
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(StatePoint) More consumers are interested in selecting products that are good for the planet and their families, than ever before. While many understand what organic food is, confusion still exists when it comes to home furnishings. Simply put, what you bring into your home directly impacts the health and welfare of your family in terms of exposure to chemicals of concern, indoor air quality and comfort.

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Are Common Myths Holding You Back from Buying a Home?
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(StatePoint) Aspirations of home ownership is strong for America’s families, yet findings from the fifth annual America at Home survey from NeighborWorks America indicate several perceived barriers to homeownership among the majority of consumers.

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Buying Tires for Your Car? What to Consider
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(StatePoint) Purchasing new tires for your car can be frustrating: an average of two hours is spent researching tires and 89 percent of all consumers experience some sort of buyer’s remorse, according to a consumer study by Cooper Tires.

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

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Time to Take Charge: Tips for Women to Advance Their Careers
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(StatePoint) As more women feel emboldened to raise their voices and fight for workplace issues that matter most to them -- from equal pay and development opportunities to sexual harassment on the job -- it’s important to both reflect on progress made and recognize there are many more milestones to be attained.

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Getting Girls Interested in STEAM Subjects
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(StatePoint) Science, art and math are becoming increasingly important school subjects to embrace. Here are five ways to ensure your girls get interested and stay interested in these critical subjects through the years.

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Understanding Your Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis
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(StatePoint) Anything that keeps the blood from circulating properly can cause a clot, including injury, illness, lack of movement, certain inherited conditions and lifestyle factors. Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a large blood clot that forms in one or more of the deep veins in the body. Knowing the symptoms of DVT could help save your life. For more information, visit clearingtheclot.com.

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4 Facts About Seafood and Your Health
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(StatePoint) We hear a lot about the important nutrients in vegetables and fruits, but the health benefits of eating seafood regularly aren’t always in the spotlight. It should be a no-brainer when it comes to seafood, which is packed with omega-3s. Yet, most Americans only eat one serving of seafood a week.

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Small Ways You Can Change Your Routine for a Better You
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(StatePoint) Sometimes the smallest changes to your daily habits can have the biggest impact on your wellness. With that in mind, here are a few easy ways you can change your routine for a better you.

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Appeal to House Hunters With Smart Home Upgrades
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(StatePoint) From smart thermostats to remotely controlled showers, connected homes are all the rage for today’s homeowners and those looking to make a purchase, providing easy opportunities to boost your profit when you sell.

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Your Guide to Reducing the Prom Price Tag
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(StatePoint) Prom is a time-honored tradition and a rite of passage for teens. Originally inspired by graduation celebrations and debutante balls, prom today is now an extravagant, defining moment in a teen’s life, bearing little resemblance to promenades of the past -- especially when it comes to cost.

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Tips to Protect Birds in Your Yard and Garden
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(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.

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3 Home Projects That Offer a Great Return on Investment
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(StatePoint) The warmer months present an excellent opportunity to get outdoors and spruce up your home’s exterior. But if you have limited time and resources, it’s important to prioritize the focus of your efforts.

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3 Major Home Renovations that are Worth the Effort
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(StatePoint) Building a new home? Overhauling an existing one? Here are three renovation ideas that will add beauty and value.

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How Much Home Can You Afford this Spring? Factors to Consider
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(StatePoint) The chicken or the egg? Which came first continues to fuel philosophical debates. But when it comes to buying a home, experts are pretty clear about the proper order of things -- agreeing you should fit your mortgage to your finances, not to a house.

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Innovative New Looks for Your Kitchen Renovation
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(StatePoint) Renovating your kitchen? Think about making updates that will add beauty and functionality to one of the most important rooms in the house. Here are a few innovative new looks and ideas to consider including in your plans.

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Mix and Match: Update Your Home With 2018 Design Trends
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(StatePoint) Are you planning to refresh your home but aren’t sure where to start? Some of today’s most popular design trends encourage mixing and matching favorite home accents within the same space.

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How to Select the Right Wood for Your Stove, Insert or Fireplace
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(StatePoint) An EPA-certified wood stove, insert or fireplace can offer your home greater comfort and efficiency and add a rustic look and natural ambiance to any room.

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Appeal to House Hunters With Smart Home Upgrades
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(StatePoint) From smart thermostats to remotely controlled showers, connected homes are all the rage for today’s homeowners and those looking to make a purchase, providing easy opportunities to boost your profit when you sell.

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Are Your Home Furnishings Good for the Planet and Your Family?
558 words

(StatePoint) More consumers are interested in selecting products that are good for the planet and their families, than ever before. While many understand what organic food is, confusion still exists when it comes to home furnishings. Simply put, what you bring into your home directly impacts the health and welfare of your family in terms of exposure to chemicals of concern, indoor air quality and comfort.

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Are Common Myths Holding You Back from Buying a Home?
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(StatePoint) Aspirations of home ownership is strong for America’s families, yet findings from the fifth annual America at Home survey from NeighborWorks America indicate several perceived barriers to homeownership among the majority of consumers.

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6 Home Décor Trends to Make a Style Statement
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(StatePoint) Is your home décor starting to feel a bit stale? Spruce up your interiors with some of the hottest home design trends for 2018 -- from customized cozy to natural textures to retro touches.

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Your House is More Attractive Than You Realize!
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(StatePoint) Beyond keeping your refrigerator art in place, you may not think about magnets all that often, but, magnets are the driving force behind many products you use every day.

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What to Ask Your Doctor About Parkinson’s Disease
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(StatePoint) Talking to your doctor about any health concern can be tough, particularly when symptoms catch you by surprise or cause concern. And when it comes to Parkinson’s disease (PD), experts say there are many symptoms that often go unreported at doctor’s appointments, making them difficult to diagnose and treat.

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5 Ways Digital Technology is Helping Students Learn
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(StatePoint) As classrooms are getting modern makeovers across the country, here are five ways new digital technology is helping students to better absorb the curriculum.

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Is Sugar the Cause of Your Weight Gain? Tips to Cut Back
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(StatePoint) According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease accounts for about one of every three deaths.

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How the Average Citizen Can Help Bring About Friendlier Politics
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(StatePoint) At a divisive moment in our nation’s history, you may be wondering how average citizens can help bring about friendlier politics.

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6 Home Décor Trends to Make a Style Statement
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(StatePoint) Is your home décor starting to feel a bit stale? Spruce up your interiors with some of the hottest home design trends for 2018 -- from customized cozy to natural textures to retro touches.

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Bad Breath in Pets Could Be a Sign of Poor Health
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(StatePoint) If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Unfortunately, your pet can get dry mouth too, and it can lead to more serious issues down the line and can also be a sign of more serious current health issues.

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Fun Ways Your Family Can Get Fit Together
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(StatePoint) Is your fitness routine stuck in a rut? Searching for ways to spend more time with your family?

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More Students are Going to Grad School: How are They Paying for It?
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(StatePoint) Career aspirations are driving more students to graduate school these days, and nearly two thirds believe an advanced degree is the new minimum standard level of education for any professional occupation.

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New Ways to Improve the Way You Feel
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(StatePoint) Nearly 25 million Americans experience daily physical discomfort, according to the National Institutes of Health, which can affect mood, mobility and quality of life.

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How to Protect Your Expensive New Smartphone
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(StatePoint) The latest smartphones have some cool new features, but they come with hefty price tags, and such devices are not necessarily built-to-last. The new iPhone X, for example, recently hit the market at a $1,000 starting price and experts say it’s extremely fragile.

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5 Weight Loss Tips from A Woman Who Lost 128 Pounds
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(StatePoint) Sometimes the best advice comes from someone who’s been there, done that. So, if you’re working towards losing weight, why not consider the wisdom of someone who faced this challenge, and did so with great success?

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5 Creative Gift Ideas for Someone You Love
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(StatePoint) Looking to surprise a loved one? Check out these five creative gift ideas that will help make a birthday or any special occasion great.

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5 'Healthy' Habits Worth Giving Up
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(StatePoint) While most weight loss proclamations are well-intentioned, sometimes they look better on paper than in practice, actually doing more harm than good. Here are five so-called “healthy” habits worth giving up on, as well as better solutions.

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How to Help a Coworker With Cancer
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(StatePoint) If you have a coworker who has been diagnosed with cancer, you may wonder, “what can I do to help?” Before leaping right in, the experts at Cancer and Careers, a non-profit dedicated to supporting people juggling cancer and work, say that it’s important to figure out how to provide the most effective forms of support. 

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5 Ways to Improve Your Financial Plan
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(StatePoint) Spending too much and saving too little? Getting out of your current financial rut can feel daunting without the right habits and tools. Here are five ways to improve your financial plan now.

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New Benefits and Insurance Options You Can Expect in 2018
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(StatePoint) Ever wondered whether your insurance policy was actually working for you? You may be in luck, as your insurance plan may start to follow the same trends being adopted in other industries: simpler, more convenient and personalized products – all supported by the latest mobile technology.

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How to Find an Affordable Home in Today’s Market
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(StatePoint) Affordable housing is in high demand in cities and counties nationwide. Experts say that areas grappling with affordable housing issues may find factory-built homes to be a powerful tool in addressing this need.

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5 Easy Ways to Update Your Home Office for Greater Productivity
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(StatePoint) If you work from home, you likely spend a lot of time in your home office, which makes its design just as important as the rest of your home. If it’s not up to par, it’s time to bring new life to the space.

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Wellness Tips for a Busy, Active Lifestyle
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(StatePoint) A busy lifestyle can take a toll on the body, especially for those who suffer from chronic aches and pains. Whether the cause of your pain is due to injury, stress, or poor sleep, there are many ways to feel better while avoiding future pain.

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5 Ways to Ease Travel Stress With Your Phone
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(StatePoint) People living in the U.S. are traveling outside of the country now more than ever. In 2016 alone, about 80.2 million Americans traveled internationally to different parts of the world.

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What New Research Shows About Probiotics and Baby Health
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(StatePoint) A new clinical trial shows that parents can safely improve gut health in that crucial first year of life while a baby’s metabolism and immune system are developing.

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Fun Ways to Help Kids Enjoy Math, Science and Art
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(StatePoint) Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) concepts are especially important for young minds. While these are among the most challenging school subjects, at home, these topics can be brought to life through play.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Pain That Cannot Be Ignored
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(StatePoint) Fifty-three-year-old Bernie McKay never would have guessed that the pain he thought was a simple muscle cramp was actually a serious medical condition that could have stopped him in his tracks forever. 

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How to Talk Money With Your College Student
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(StatePoint) While college students earn their degrees, paving the way for future success in their chosen fields, they should also be paving the way for a healthy financial future.

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Education Tools to Help Kids Succeed at School in 2018
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(StatePoint) In today’s tech-driven world, the classroom is evolving rapidly. Students equipped with the right tools will get a leg up on their studies and long-term success.

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Smart Home Savvy: 6 Ways to Add Technology to Your Living Spaces
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(StatePoint) A smart, connected home is what’s in style. In fact, since 2014, research shows smart technology has increased in priority during renovations, especially for first-time home buyers.

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Ways to Turn Your Weight Loss Goal into a Reality
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(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.

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How to Be More Creative
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(StatePoint) Those with creative or artistic inclinations know that consistently staying motivated and inspired is easier said than done.

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How to Cut through the Chaos and Stay Better Organized
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(StatePoint) Want to be better organized? From making and keeping appointments, to completing your to-do list, there’s no reason to get overwhelmed. Try these tips and tools for a more organized life, no matter how much chaos is thrown at you.

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4 Steps to a Healthier You
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(StatePoint) Want to make improvements to your health and wellness? Think simple, sustainable changes. Follow these four steps for a healthier you, inside and out.

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4 Rules for a More Organized Home
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(StatePoint) There are plenty of reasons why people obsess over organization and resolve to master it at home. Household items become easier to find. Rooms all of a sudden seem bigger and more welcoming. Each walk past a tidy linen closet -- where there was once an avalanche waiting to spill forward -- comes with a small sense of accomplishment.

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Tips to Better Organize Your Medical Information
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(StatePoint) Stacks of paperwork have you down? It may just be time to reorganize your medical information and files.

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Tips to Refresh Yourself
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(StatePoint) In a fitness rut? Instead of simply attempting to lose weight or drop a clothing size, consider placing a more positive spin on your objectives. Whether your stated goal is to try new sports and hobbies or to get in touch with nature, you can better refresh yourself by setting goals that help you get in shape while appreciating your surroundings and having fun.

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Stuck in the Middle: What You Need to Know About Caregiving
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(StatePoint) As the population ages, more people (particularly women) will be “sandwiched” in between taking care of their parents or other family members in need, and their children.

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How to Find the Ideal Gift for Her for Any Occasion
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(StatePoint) A gift is much more than a simple present. It’s a reflection of the relationship being celebrated. While finding the perfect gift may seem intimidating, it doesn’t have to be.

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Simple Tips for Managing Everyday Pain
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(StatePoint) Many people suffer from low-grade aches and pains stemming from common activities such as housework, yardwork or even sitting too long.

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Your House is More Attractive Than You Realize!
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(StatePoint) Beyond keeping your refrigerator art in place, you may not think about magnets all that often, but, magnets are the driving force behind many products you use every day.

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Men and Women: A Different Outlook on Work and Cancer
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(StatePoint) The challenges surrounding life with cancer, particularly in the workplace, are complex, and new findings show that male and female experiences can differ. In a recent survey commissioned by Cancer and Careers and conducted by Harris Poll, more women than men say they need to work for financial reasons and employed women were more likely to feel they had no choice but to work during their cancer treatment. The survey also found women are more likely to be concerned about health insurance. 

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5 Ideas for Last Minute Gift Giving
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(StatePoint) When someone is celebrating a special occasion and you procrastinated, there’s no reason to get stressed. Think about readily accessible, yet thoughtful items that don’t require a lengthy shipping process.

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Think Like a Designer to Update Your Home Like a Pro
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(StatePoint) Inspiration is everywhere. From a field of yellow sunflowers to unique geometric patterns in the tile of a train station, the littlest things can spark the innovation behind some of the world’s most iconic products and designs.

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Students and Teachers: Tips for Beating the Mid-Year Slump
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(StatePoint) Whether you’re a teacher or a student, staying motivated for the rest of the school year can be a challenge. But, what happens in the classroom counts long after the school year is new.

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5 Hacks for Living with Diabetes
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(StatePoint) According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), approximately 30.3 million Americans are living with diabetes, which affects people of all ages.

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5 Overlooked Items for Your Family’s Emergency Supply Kit
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(StatePoint) If you prepped an emergency supply kit for your family, you most likely have the basics covered: batteries, first aid and non-perishable foods. Here are five often overlooked items that can help keep your family safe, comfortable and informed should the unexpected occur.

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A Doctor’s Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling
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(StatePoint) Travel can sometimes feel more daunting than relaxing, between flight delays and bumper-to-bumper traffic. What’s more, it has potential health impacts, including leg swelling and increased risk for cold and flu.

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5 Ways to Prioritize Your Health
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(StatePoint) It’s easy to fall into a rut where health is concerned. Here are some old and new ways to prioritize wellness.

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How to Find the Right Home Mortgage So You Don’t Overpay
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(StatePoint) Ample bedrooms and bathrooms? Check. A roomy kitchen? Check. A nice-sized backyard, storage space in the attic and just the right amount of curb appeal? Check, check and check.

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Tips to Repay Student Loans as Quickly and Affordably as Possible
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(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.

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5 Ways to Create Ambiance in Your Home
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(StatePoint) If your home interiors lack charm, don’t worry. These five simple additions and updates can add ambiance and character to your home.

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Gift Ideas for Those with Active Hobbies
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(StatePoint) When you’re shopping for people with active hobbies, there are great gift ideas abound, no matter the occasion. So, skip generic presents in favor of these thoughtful items that will make their lives easier and hobbies more fulfilling.

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How to Celebrate with Sparkling Wine
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(StatePoint) Throwing a party? Sparkling wines go hand-in-hand with special occasions. If you are looking for something new to serve, consider swapping your usual bubbles for Cava, a delicious and wallet-friendly Spanish sparkling wine that is made using the same traditional methods as Champagne.

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5 Things to Know this Benefits Enrollment Season
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(StatePoint) Benefits open enrollment season can be a confusing time for many employees. But rather than make decisions you don’t feel confident about, take a bit of extra time to become better informed. Luckily, these days, there is a wealth of resources available online, and getting your questions answered is easier than ever, according to experts.

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Tablets and Kids: What to Know
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(StatePoint) If you’ve handed over your tablet to your children more than once, it may be time to consider getting them their own device. There are a lot of great children’s tablets that offer so much more than passive games and videos.

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5 Surprising Facts about Pneumonia
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(StatePoint) Pneumonia can strike anywhere and anytime, the American Lung Association reminds us. A serious, potentially life-threatening lung infection, pneumonia is primarily caused by viruses, bacteria or fungi that are transmitted from one person to another. The most common type of bacterial pneumonia is pneumococcal pneumonia.

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Tips for Tackling Age-Related Skin Issues
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(StatePoint) Aging is a fact of life, and your skin is no exception. However, experts say that there is a lot you can do to help your skin at all stages of life.

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Simple Tips to Reduce Suffering this Flu Season
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(StatePoint) U.S. health officials are predicting a harsh flu season. While there is still no cure for flu, there are steps you can take to reduce suffering while the virus takes its course. Some experts suggest starting the quest to feel better by exploring your local health food store.

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Food and Wine Pairing Ideas for Memorable Meals
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(StatePoint) To create a delicious and memorable dining experience at your next dinner party, seek some inspiration from the vintners and chefs of one of the most impressive wine and food destinations worldwide, Napa Valley.

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How Digital Technology is Helping Patients Manage Chronic Pain
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(StatePoint) Digital apps have long existed to help people lose weight or track exercise, and now, developers are providing new high-tech ways for those living with chronic pain to track key measures of their conditions -- providing a solution to one of the biggest challenges patients face.

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How to Pick a Retirement Account
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(StatePoint) Whether you’re starting your career, approaching retirement or you’re somewhere in between, it’s important to understand the various options available to help you reach your retirement goals.

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Tips for Keeping Your Busy Family Organized
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(StatePoint) When it comes to busy families, things have a habit of becoming scattered quickly. Here are five ways to keep everything and everyone organized, all the time.

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5 Reasons to Consider a Home Theater System Now
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(StatePoint) When it comes to entertaining ourselves at home, there are more options than ever before. Whether you are looking to upgrade your family’s existing movie night experience or you are just getting started in assembling a home theater system, here are five reasons to consider doing so now.

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Help Kids Get the Most out of Music Education
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(StatePoint) As the list of known benefits of music education grows, you may be wondering how you can help your kids get the most out of their efforts. Here are five ways to help make music education a success.

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Small Changes in What You Eat Can Make a Big Difference
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(StatePoint) Not everyone is inclined to think about the global impact of their food choices, particularly when they are not in their own kitchens. But experts say that average consumers can learn more about what’s on their plate and how it got there no matter who’s doing the cooking, and use this knowledge to make responsible choices.

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