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carrot cake

Recipe for a Timeless Carrot Cake

Surprise your family with a dessert fit for the season. This Carrot Cake recipe is a traditional take on the timeless treat and created using everyday ingredients. Find more dessert inspiration at Culinary.net. Carrot Cake Ingredients: Cake: 2 1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon … read more

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family walking

The Easiest and Simplest Way to Walk Away from Back Pain

The man who wrote the words, “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” was later quick to document what he discovered to be another unquestioning truth. “The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises, walking is best,” Thomas … read more

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working from home

What We’ve All Learned from Working from Home

The recent transition to widespread working from home has shown that the experience has been both educational and eye-opening for many. Working at home means learning to cope with distractions, working with space constraints, managing time with family and learning new skills. And, … read more

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Smoked Hasselback Pineapple with Spiced Turkey Chorizo and Onion

Fire Up the Grill for Smoked Fruit

As summer grilling season sets in, Americans grab their tongs to take advantage of backyard barbecue opportunities. In addition to classic cookout fare like ribs, steak, chicken, burgers and hot dogs, the experts at Dole recommend giving fruits and vegetables a shot on … read more

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Survey Finds the Top 5 Most-Popular Home Projects During the Quarantine

With most people in lockdown or still spending the majority of their hours at home amid social distancing, suddenly home projects lingering on the back burner have come roaring to life. In a period that has been sharply defined by product shortages, time … read more

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What to Expect When Your Dentist’s Office Reopens

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of aspects of daily life, including regular visits to the dentist. Now that states are reopening, many dental practices are beginning to see patients for non-emergency appointments. To help protect patients and staff alike, the American … read more

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organic backyards

4 Simple Steps to an Organic Backyard

Because everyone is spending more time in their own backyards now, parents are wondering how to create healthier lawns for their families. You might be surprised to learn that exposure to pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers can be harmful, particularly for growing children. … read more

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retirement planning

Can You Still Live on Your Retirement in the Coronavirus Era?

If you're making withdrawals from your retirement account,...

No doubt about it: The market has had a brutal couple of months. It’s upsetting to check your retirement account and see that some sectors are down as much as 40-50 percent. Granted, some weeks of upswings have been a welcome respite — … read more

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Washington State Employment Security Department

What Everyone Needs to Do in Light of the Recent Unemployment Scam by International Ring

Kitsap Sheriff’s office offers tips on how to...

An international ring has defrauded the state of Washington of hundreds of millions in fraudulent unemployment claims — which means that the identity of tens of thousands state residents have been stolen. According to media reports, a well-organized Nigerian ring orchestrated the scheme, … read more

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