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Probiotics: How & Why To Choose One

You may often hear suggestions to take probiotics, but what exactly are they and why should you? The gut–otherwise known as the digestive tract in your body–is a remarkable system leading from the mouth all the way to your bottom. Contained within the gut are bacteria. Most bacteria are good for you and can support a healthy digestive system by providing a host of benefits, like boosting immunity, producing brain chemicals like serotonin, and even

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Kids And Media

Technology has advanced so quickly that there are electronic devices all around us. Kids have access to countless video games, can watch hundreds of channels of TV, lots of videos, and they can even interact with others across the world on social media and other messaging apps. That can be a frightening prospect when your child could be interacting with strangers.      It can be hard as a parent to set boundaries around screen

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Most Important Assets For A Happy Retirement

Retirement may seem a long time away for many, but it does come around more quickly than you might think. And if you truly want to have a happy retirement, there is a checklist of items that you should start considering as early as possible (and they’re not only financial):

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Do You Need A Money Coach?

When it comes to money, most people can benefit greatly from a little bit of guidance. You probably know what a financial advisor or financial planner does. But there’s another professional you may want to add to your finance team: a money coach.      Whereas financial advisors help clients manage and invest their money wisely, money coaches look at a client’s overall financial situation and help set financial goals— like creating a family budget,

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How To Negotiate Your Salary For A New Job

Looking for a new job or career? Ways to negotiate your salary right away, stay confident and sell yourself for best offer: 1. Remember your position: This company believes in you enough to have selected you from a pile of other candidates. Their job offer is a sign that they’re investing in you, so use this as leverage to negotiate the right salary. 2. Do your research: find out what the market pays for your

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Choosing Pet Insurance

As the cost of healthcare for pets continues to go up, having pet insurance might seem more necessity than luxury. Choosing the right pet insurance can be tricky, though, given the usual insurance fine print. Here are three of the main things to keep in mind when shopping around:       Ask your vet’s office for insurance recommendations. They don’t work directly with pet insurance providers, but they’ve no doubt heard positive (and negative)

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Help Your Car Keep Its Value

 Buying a car is an investment, giving you and your family independence and freedom. But, conversely, it’s a depreciative asset, meaning cars lose value from the moment you drive out of the dealer’s parking lot.      However, there are some tips and tricks to help your car keep its value so when it comes time to upgrade, you’ll still have some bargaining power:

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Exercises For Longer Life

 It’s common wisdom that regular exercise is good for our health, but what constitutes “regular?” And what kind of exercise is most beneficial? Experts often recommend at least 150 minutes of moderately intense activity each week, which they also say is best broken up into shorter sessions you can do daily. Exercising for just 20 minutes per day,  can help improve your physical and mental health as well as help you live longer. Recent studies,

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DLE Provides Solutions to the Most Common Challenges Facing Real Estate Agents

Being a real estate agent is a tough job. It can be rewardingand fun, but it at the same time challenging and full offrustrations. The many hurdles come from the intensecompetition in our industry and the eccentricities of ourclients, but also from outside influences beyond our control. Our founders understand this well and led them to createDesignated Local Expert as a response. We believe yourcommitted use of a DLE surrogate designation, coupled with ourportfolio of

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Ignore This Money Advice

Some advice handed down through generations is reliable. But when it comes to money, yesterday’s goodadvice might be terrible today. Here are some words of so-called “wisdom” that still get trotted out from time to time but that it might be best for you to ignore. 1. “Cancel credit cards you’re not using.” Having a few credit cards isn’t necessarily bad for your credit score, and it can be good. If you’ve had a card

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Bring Serenity To Your Home

Our homes should be our sanctuaries year-round – a place in which to escape, recharge, and reenergize for whatever may come our way. Discover a few ways to bring serenity to your home, without breaking the bank:

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Kids’ Lunch Box Mistakes

During the school year you set your kids up for success as much as you can–making sure their homework’s finished, helping them get a good night’s sleep, and trying to avoid chaotic mornings. Another way to pave the road to academic success is providing lunches to fuel their school days, but it’s not always easy. Here’s a look at common kids’ lunch mistakes, and simple solutions for a successful lunch for everyone. 1. Stay the

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Lower Your Cell Phone Bill

 As the cost of living continues to rise a lot of us are searching for ways to save money on our monthly bills, including the cell phone bill. Here are a few things to try that might help you lower your cell phone bill for months and years to come:

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Dealing With Selfish People

 Many relationships — whether friendships or romantic ones — deal with ups and downs, but sometimes you may encounter one of your relationships being a little too one-sided. Is your friend or partner self-absorbed? Do they consider your needs and interests before their own?      In a society where we are generally encouraged to think of ourselves first, it can be hard to have healthy relationships that nurture and care for each other.       Here

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