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4 Convenient Natural Foods You Can Find At Most Grocery Stores

-+*I’m always looking for ways to incorporate more natural foods into my diet. I’ve long thought that the phrase “natural foods” was a term synonymous with words like “expensive,” “inconvenient,” or simply “time-consuming.” OK, maybe that last one is actually two words, but I think you get the idea. I used to think of natural […]

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Health & Beauty

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Expecting Twins? Tips For Exercising While Pregnant With Twins

-+*You get a lot of conflicting advice about exercise when you’re pregnant with twins. Often, the reason for the disagreement is that every pregnancy is different: In many cases, carrying twins can go so smoothly, there’s nothing you need to be especially careful about when picking an exercise. Other times, twin pregnancies can come with complications and a bit of […]

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Outdoor Fun

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Where Is Tornado Alley? Here’s What You Need To Know

-+*Wondering if you live in Tornado Alley or not? Tornado Alley isn’t an official region, per se. It’s a name that many people, including meteorologists, have used over the years to describe a huge swath of land spanning from northern Texas to Canada, centering around Oklahoma and Kansas. That’s where powerful tornadoes touch down with high frequency […]

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Jobs & Money

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Buying Scratch Off Tickets? 5 Secrets To Winning Lottery Scratch Off Games

-+*Good news! If you’re thinking of playing scratch off lottery games, you’ll be glad to know that there are some simple things you can do to improve your chances of choosing a winning scratch off ticket. First, check out this video which takes you behind the scenes to see how scratch off tickets are made and how special measures are […]

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Hobbies & Crafts

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5 Money-Saving Tips For Collecting Lincoln Pennies

-+*I love collecting Lincoln pennies. Most collectors know “pennies” are officially called one-cent coins. But, let’s face it, the word “penny” is hard-wired into the vernacular of most Americans. Lincoln wheat cents were the first coins I ever collected when I jumped head first into numismatics as an 11-year-old boy in 1992. All these years later, […]

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12 Reasons Musical Birthday Cards Make The Best Birthday Gifts For Babies & Toddlers

-+*Wondering what’s the best birthday gift to get a baby or toddler? It’s a card that plays music — like this Hamster Dance card by Hallmark (otherwise known as the Dee-Da-Dee-Da-Doe card). Here’s what it looks & sounds like when you open up the card. Lynnette WalczakI like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to […]

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Travel

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How Cold Weather, Wind, Rain & Lightning Affect Roller Coasters

-+*If you’ve ever visited a theme park during cold weather, you may have wondered why some or all of the roller coasters were temporarily closed during the chill. I worked at a theme park in Central Florida and learned all about this situation first-hand. Even here in the “Sunshine State,” there were several winter mornings during […]

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