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Strange Taxes

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Taxes have existed in one form or another since antiquity; and, as Ben Franklin reminds us in his famous quote, they are an unavoidable certainty in life. You know that taxes are inescapable, but you may not know some of the more obscure tax laws that existed or, surprisingly, still exist. In Roman times, there … More

3 Myths about Hands-free Devices

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Every year, up to 94 percent of all car accidents are caused by driver error, according to the National Safety Council. Of those 94 percent, drivers using cellphones cause an estimated 1 out of 4 car accidents annually. What’s more is that at any given time, 7 percent of drivers are using their cellphone while … More

Do You Know These 3 Figures in Women’s History?

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In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in an effort to honor the extraordinary achievements of American women. This month, let’s take a look at three women in American history. Rose Marie McCoy—America’s Secret Songwriter (1922-2015) Born in Arkansas, Rose moved to New York City when she was 19, hoping to make … More

How to Stay Safe Throughout a Flood

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Floods are the most dangerous natural disaster in the United States—more hazardous than tornadoes or earthquakes, according to the National Flood Insurance Program’s official website. You can keep your family safe from disaster, however, by following safety precautions before, during and after a flood. Prepare your family this Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 15—March 21, … More

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3 Ways to Preserve Your Aging Eyesight

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20 million Americans suffer from substantial vision loss, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology—that’s about 6 percent of Americans. Fortunately, there are several eye-health solutions that can keep you seeing your best. Read on to learn about maintaining healthy vision starting today: Visit the eye doctor. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam every two years. … More

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Momentous U.S. History Facts from the Month of March

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The month of March is loaded with U.S. history tidbits. For instance, the “Star Spangled Banner” became the U.S. National Anthem on March 3, 1931. Read on to learn more facts from this month in U.S. history. March 1, 1961 – President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps. This organization sends American volunteers to … More

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The Truth Behind Fad Diets and Eating Disorders

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You may know a friend that follows an extreme diet to lose weight. Often, it may be difficult to tell whether a friend’s peculiar eating habits follow a fad diet or if he or she actually has an eating disorder. This National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, take the time to understand the difference between a … More

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The Importance of Shut-eye

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Are you getting enough sleep? If you are an adult and you are sleeping less than seven hours, the answer is no. Sleep deprivation, even an hour or two, will catch up to you by the end of the week. After several nights of losing sleep, you will function as if you haven not sleep … More

Stomp Out Cyber Bullying in Teen Dating

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One out of every 4 teens has experienced cyber bullying, according to the Cyberbullying Research Center. It’s important to understand cyber bullying and its effects on teens, particularly in teenage relationships. Digital dating abuse, or the use of electronic communications to bully, harass, stalk or intimidate a partner, is becoming increasingly common with the widespread … More

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Know Your Cancer Family History

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Some cancers are caused by an abnormal gene that is being passed along from generation to generation. This is known as family cancer syndrome. According to the American Cancer Society, only about 5 to 10 percent of all cancers are caused by gene mutations inherited from a parent. Before you decide that cancer runs in … More

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