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4 simple ways you can save the Earth

Every year in April, Earth Day encourages people around the world to think about how they can better support the environment. While this is a great reminder to live sustainably, the lessons surrounding Earth Day shouldn’t be limited to just one day. In fact, world leaders and A-list celebritie...

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Still green and still great: National tree program marks 40 years of greening U.S. streets

Apple computers, the rock band U2, “Rocky” and two national football teams — of all the things that turn 40 in 2016, none have transformed the American landscape as definitively and beautifully as the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA program. Since its inception with part...

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Know the signs: How to tell if someone needs inpatient drug treatment

It’s no secret that drug and alcohol abuse don’t pair well with a happy, productive and goal-oriented lifestyle. And even if it doesn’t escalate to an addiction, drug and alcohol use can still get in the way of one’s goals. When a loved one shows signs of substance abuse, how...

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Veterans seek alternative treatments to post-traumatic stress

Most people can’t imagine being terrified by the sound of a fork falling and hitting the ground. They don’t understand how someone cannot sleep because the fear of recurring nightmares keeps them awake. They’ve never experienced anxiety that turns everyday tasks into impossible cho...

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2015 was a year of passion and progress for nation’s no-kill movement

More Americans are embracing the idea that killing shelter animals is not an ethical or viable way to control companion animal populations in the U.S. End-of-year statistics from Best Friends Animal Society, a leading national animal welfare organization, illustrate the no-kill movement’s prog...

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How Big Data is Helping to Solve World Hunger

What does it take to feed a world with a growing population? Or lift a family out of poverty and set them on a new path in life? Sometimes just a few soil samples. That’s what Springg CEO Wouter Kerkhof discovered. The Netherlands-based technology company (part of DutchSprouts) developed an ap...

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The long-lasting condition that may come from holiday stress

You often hear the holidays referred to as “the most wonderful time of the year,” but the truth is, they can also be pretty stressful. There’s traveling to do, guests to welcome, events to plan, presents to buy and calendars to coordinate. All of this additional stress can have a n...

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Is self-care a key to increasing workplace productivity?

Today’s employment marketplace is both complex and competitive. Workers have access to the benefits and job opportunities of a global economy, and to the modern technologies and resources that make workplace flexibility easier than ever before. In today’s workplace, there’s seeming...

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New moms face new challenges: tips to prioritize your wellness

The smiles, the soft coos and yes, even that now all-too-familiar cry – it’s only been a few months but already you can’t picture life without your little one. You’re constantly focused on their every movement and will do anything to make sure they have what they need. But wh...

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7 tips to avoid lottery scams

You think this is the happiest day of your life. Before you is a letter, email or text message informing you that you’ve just won the lottery. You might even receive a check with the letter stating it is part of your winnings. The communication states all you have to do is pay the processing f...

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