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How to Help Military, Overseas Citizens Vote in Midterm Elections

How to Help Military, Overseas Citizens Vote in Midterm Elections

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(StatePoint) For Service members and their families stationed away and U.S. citizens living abroad, family and friends are vital connections to life back home. During the 2018 midterm elections, you can be an important source of voting information, especially for 18-24-year-olds voting absentee for the first time. An easy way…

Tips to Stay Safe in Summer Weather

Tips to Stay Safe in Summer Weather

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(StatePoint) Getting outdoors this summer? Keep in mind that weather patterns can be extreme at this time of year, introducing new safety hazards. Get weather-ready in the following ways. Prepare for the Heat When planning a day outdoors, most people pack items such as sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. However,…

Don’t Let Your Personal Data End up on the Dark Web

Don’t Let Your Personal Data End up on the Dark Web

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(StatePoint) Consumers today give out personal information all the time — from shopping online to signing up for special promotional offers to filling out job applications. However, there are millions of identity theft victims each year, and when your information is stolen by a cyber-criminal, it will likely be sold…

Car Shopping? Get Smart About Warranties and Service Contracts

Car Shopping? Get Smart About Warranties and Service Contracts

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(StatePoint) Car shopping? One important factor to consider is what each manufacturer’s warranty covers and how long the coverage lasts, as well as whether you’re going to purchase additional coverage through a vehicle service contract. While these items can offer you peace of mind, sorting through them can be tricky.…

Slim Down Tips for a Healthier Summer

Slim Down Tips for a Healthier Summer

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(StatePoint) Summer means BBQs, beach time and swimsuits, but it could also mean a change in eating habits and not necessarily for the better. Many people work hard throughout the winter in hopes of losing weight before summer, but when summer arrives, they abandon their healthy lifestyle and risk gaining…

Tips to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

Tips to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

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(StatePoint) Studies show that summer brain drain can be a formidable force, setting kids’ progress back over the long break from the classroom. But you can help kids avoid losing their academic mojo. Here’s how. • Take a Hike: Not all learning has to happen indoors or while sitting still.…

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

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

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(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…

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

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. According to the PNC Economic Outlook, optimism is running…

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

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. 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…

5 Ways to Reduce Everyday Stress

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…