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Tips for Wearing Your Face Mask This Summer

If you’re worried about wearing a face mask in the summer heat, here are five tips to make it more bearable . . .   1.  Choose the right fabric.  A lighter, breathable material like cotton will keep your face cooler than a mask made from synthetic materials.   2.  Time your trips to beat the heat. …

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Top Things Women Worry About

 … According to a new survey of 2,000 women by Healthspan 1.     What’s going on in the world at the moment 2.     Not getting enough sleep 3.     Financial worries 4.     Putting on weight 5.     A relative or friend’s bad health 6.     Getting older…

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Most Common “Silver Linings” We’ve Found in the Pandemic

 As bad as it’s been, the pandemic hasn’t been ALL bad.  Someone asked 2,000 people to name the top “silver linings” they’ve found in the crisis.  Here are the 15 most common answers . . .    1.  It’s actually SAVED you money.  28% said it has. 2.  More quality time with friends and family. …

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Ten Vegetables Ranked from Most to Least Popular

 Over 100,000 people took an online poll on different vegetables, and whether they like them or not.  And the most popular vegetable on the list is BARELY a vegetable.  Here are all ten, ranked from most to least popular . . .    1.  Potatoes . . . 97% of us like them.  And yes,…

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How We’re Avoiding Germs

According to a new survey, 75% of us are taking more EXTREME measures to avoid germs than we did, you know, before there was a global pandemic.  Here are the 10 most common germ safety things we’re doing now that we didn’t always do before . . .    1.  Washing our hands for at…

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A Look Back at All the Craziness We Endured in the First Half of 2020

The first half of 2020 is done!  Today’s the first day of the second half, so let’s hope things start looking up.  Here’s a quick rundown of the craziness we all endured in the first half of 2020 . . .   January 2nd:  A U.S. military strike in Iraq kills an Iranian general.  Then…

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Five Things to Look Forward to in July

Here are five things to look forward to in July . . .   1.  Baseball AND basketball are set to return.  The Major League Baseball season starts in about three weeks.  Then the NBA is slated to return at the end of the month on July 30th.  (The NHL also plans to open training camps on July 10th.)   2.  A…

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The Most Embarrassing Thing to Forget

Forgetting someone’s name after being introduced to them is more embarrassing than forgetting a significant other’s birthday, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 Americans found 32 percent believe forgetting someone’s name is the most embarrassing blunder – more so than even forgetting a partner’s birthday (22 percent). Results found the average respondent draws…

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Health Club Survey

A new survey by the Life Aid Beverage Company reveals that 25% of people will never return to a health club because of the coronavirus. Other findings: – 40% of people are returning to health clubs even though the coronavirus is still running rampant – 42% of people have some sort of home gym set-up…

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How to Plan a Safe Summer Vacation

If you’re determined to take a summer vacation this year even with the pandemic raging on, here’s a rundown of how to do it as safely as possible . . .    1.  Choosing a destination.  Check the travel restrictions and quarantine rules for your home state, plus any place you want to go.  Earlier…

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Six Possible Reasons Mosquitos Love You

 Some people get bitten by mosquitos more than others.  And there are actually reasons for it.  So as we get into summer and spend more time outside, here are six possible reasons mosquitos love you . . . 1.  Your body temperature is slightly higher than other people’s.  It varies because of age, gender, and…

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Here’s What Americans Splurged On During The 100 Days Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

As of Friday it had been 100 days since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. So what were Americans buying in that time? An analysis of Nielsen finds that recently grocery store sales have dropped after spiking a record 14.4 percent in April. Also, some people have found the time and money to…

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Top 10 Things Nosy Neighbors Like To Snoop On

 … According to a new survey of 2,000 people by Swift Direct Blinds  1. Who has parked outside the house 2. Why the dog is barking 3. Who is having an argument 4. If they’re having visitors in their home 5. Who is playing loud music 6. How many visitors are over 7. Who they’re…

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Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day When You Can’t Be with Your Dad

Father’s Day will look different for a lot of people this year.  If you can’t be with your dad on Sunday, whether it’s due to coronavirus, or because he’s no longer with us, or any other reason, here are five ways to still celebrate him . . . 1.  Donate or volunteer your time to…

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The Ten Most Common Arguments Couples Have About the Dog

This answer might be harder now that you’ve been cooped up for a while.  Or maybe easier?  If you could only choose one, who would you pick . . . your dog, or your significant other?  A THIRD of people in a recent survey said they’d choose their dog. Here are the ten most common…

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The Best Things About Getting Older

The worst parts about getting older are well-established:  Everything hurts . . . and there’s the constant threat of being “Ok, boomered.”  But what about the BENEFITS?  A survey asked 2,000 people over 50 to name the best things about getting older.  Here are the five most common answers . . . 1.  More life…

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Five Little Things That Boost Our Confidence, and Five That Crush It

It’s amazing how easily our self-esteem can get a boost . . . and how quickly we can come crashing back to Earth.  A survey of 2,000 people looked at the top appearance-based things that can boost your confidence, and the top things that can crush it.    The top five things that give us…

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Pet Stress

If you’ve been home with your pet for the last few months, they’re probably going to be BUMMED OUT when you have to head back to work every day.  Here are four tips to make the transition easier . . . 1.  Find a new routine.  Pets like having a schedule . . . like…

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The Right Way to Wash Your Face Mask

 Here’s what experts have to say about how to wash your face mask.  One important note:  All these tips are for cloth masks, not N95s or the single-use paper kind.  And experts say cotton is best, because it’s good at filtering, but also breathable.  1.  Should you hand-wash your mask, or just toss it in…

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Five More Things Therapists Do When They’re Stressed Out

Yesterday, we had some tips from therapists on how to de-stress when you’re worried about the future.  Here are a few more . . . 1.  Try repeating a mantra.  Write down some phrases you associate with strength, and then repeat them out loud several times in a row. 2.  Take a break from the news and…