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Are Your ‘Recyclable’ Products Actually Recyclable?

If you’re like many people, you feel good when you are able to toss items into the recycling bin instead of the trash. But a new report suggests that many of those “recyclable” labels on your products may be misleading, and that much … read more

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‘Rainy Day’ Tips for Families with Kids Out of School

Editor’s note: The Genius of Play provided these tips for rainy-day weekends, but with schools now closed, these are great ideas if you’re having to stay home with them and keep them busy. On rainy days, it can be tempting to hand children … read more

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New Discoveries Made about Alzheimer’s Disease in 2019

In 2019, researchers discovered meaningful insights into the causes, risk factors and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Here are five of these discoveries: 1. Lifestyle may play a major role in reducing risk. It’s understood that eating a healthy diet and … read more

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How to Prepare Young Adults for Financial Independence

As you prepare your young adult for college and beyond, it’s important to talk about the road to financial independence, which includes building healthy credit. This is vital for big life moments like getting a car, apartment, house or job, and your child’s … read more

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Resolve to Green Your Grocery Shopping in 2020

In our grab-and-go culture, plastic is pervasive at the grocery store. But as more supermarkets worldwide adopt smart strategies for reducing single-use plastic packaging, experts say that these same changes are possible here in the United States, so long as retailers, companies and … read more

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5 Ways to Stay Safe During the Dangerous Holiday Driving Season

The holidays can be the happiest time of the year, but unfortunately, they can also be the most dangerous, with more fatal car crashes occurring due to increased travel time, more alcohol use and excessive speed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety … read more

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6 Tips to Celebrate Within Your Means This Holiday Season

For many families, the holiday season is the most expensive time of year. Americans spent over $707 billion during the 2018 holidays, according to the National Retail Federation, and it would be no surprise for spending to increase in 2019. “It is important … read more

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How to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers During the Holidays

More than 16 million family members and friends are serving as Alzheimer’s caregivers in the United States. As families approach the holiday season, there are easy ways to support caregivers, ease the burden of caregiving and help make the holidays a joyous time … read more

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10 Terms and Acronyms Homebuyers Need to Know

PMI, APR, LTV — these unfamiliar acronyms don’t need to bewilder or intimidate uninitiated homebuyers. To help you negotiate the homebuying process like a pro, Freddie Mac is sharing definitions of 10 key acronyms you’ll encounter as you meet with lenders, make a … read more

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