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October 26th, 2014

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6 tips for a safe and enjoyable summer

Summer is all about spending time outdoors – either at home or away. Whether you’re hitting the road or taking a trip to the local park, it’s time for fun in the sun. And when you’re preparing for fun outside, remember that there are safety concerns to consider as well. With that in mind, Master Lock offers these six tips to...

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Student loan aftermath: educating graduates on the importance of credit scores

This is a special time of year. Across the nation, graduates are on the horizon of new careers and building their own lives. While this is an exciting stage in life, it is a concerning time as well. Many students are graduating with student loan debt, and research shows that Millennials (ages 18-34) know comparatively little about how that debt aff...

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Baby boomers: Three crucial times to review your Medicare options for retirement

Baby boomers facing the big decision of when to take Social Security retirement shouldn’t overlook the importance of signing up for Medicare at age 65. Although Social Security offers an age range, generally 62 to 70, for starting retirement benefits – you don’t have this type of flexibility with Medicare health insurance. “...

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Seasons change, so do asthma triggers

Across the country, 25 million Americans are living with asthma. As the winter months come to an end and the spring makes its arrival, the change in seasons can be problematic for adults and children with asthma. It’s important for asthma patients to understand the triggers of each season to prepare for symptoms as the temperature changes. As...

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Crucial steps needed for healthy and safe homes in 2014

The winter season may have passed, but for much of the country, cold temperatures will linger, causing families to keep the furnaces running and fireplaces burning. Because of this, education about and protection from residential fire and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning become increasingly important. This is especially true considering that U.S. res...

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Women’s style: Expert advice for dressing and feeling more confident

A variety of factors play into a confident appearance, but many women are unaware of simple ways they can come across as more poised and self-assured every day. Bobbie Thomas, national style expert and author of The Power of Style: Everything You Need to Know Before You Get Dressed Tomorrow, shares her advice on quick and easy ways to look and feel...

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Small tumor, major consequences: an acromegaly patient’s journey

Paula Van Nostrand, a fit, health-conscious 34-year-old woman was training for her first triathlon when her life was placed on a trajectory no one saw coming. She began experiencing unexplainable symptoms but ultimately attributed them to her training. It started with exhaustion and grew to include acne, joint pain, irregular menstrual cycles and,...

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High fashion shines a spotlight on colon cancer

Blue is the new black. It is also the national color for colorectal cancer education. Who better to talk about the cancer than Carmen Marc Valvo. He is one of the nation’s top designers. And he also has had the disease. “I was lucky because I caught my disease early before it had a chance to get worse,” says Carmen Marc Valvo....

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Ways your family can give back to the community, country and world this holiday

The holiday season is a time when people are looking to give back. Sometimes this giving back encompasses spending time with others in the community, and other times it is showing support for programs that give back across the world. Families can get involved in giving back this holiday season in many ways, involving all members – from your n...

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Caring for your community: Three ways to give back year-round

Do you think your family should get involved in volunteer efforts, but you don’t know how to get started? Whether you choose to be active in your community on a weekly basis or dedicate holidays to helping out, it’s never too late to begin giving something back, and there are many ways to make a difference on a local and national level....

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