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September 2nd, 2014

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Preparing your credit profile for the spring real estate season

When you are out shoveling snow and scraping ice off the car’s windshield, winter can seem like an eternity. Yet when it comes to your credit profile, house-hunting and the spring real estate season is just around the corner. “Warm weather will bring an increase in homes on the market and buyers shopping, so it pays to take steps to mak...

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The first 100 years: Innovation in distance learning

As high school seniors nationwide contemplate continuing their education in college, it is fascinating to reflect on how education has evolved over the past century. According to a Harvard University Report, fewer than 10 percent of 18-year-olds in 1910 graduated from high school, compared to more than 75 percent in 2009, as reported by a similar s...

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Retirement planning? Tips for getting the most out of Social Security

The majority of Americans support continuing the Social Security program, even if they are decades away from drawing benefits, a 2010 survey by AARP found. Nevertheless, with the program’s future financial viability an ongoing subject of political debate, many people may undervalue the role Social Security can play in their retirement plannin...

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Women urged to speak up about silent symptom of menopause

Mood swings, hot flashes and night sweats are common complaints from women going through menopause. But there is another common menopause symptom that is affecting millions of women, yet only 25 percent of sufferers seek medical help. Vaginal discomfort, which may be caused by a condition called vaginal atrophy (VA), is the “silent” sym...

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Proactive parents and teachers can help keep kids safe online

If your teen is among the 93 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds using your family’s laptop, smartphone or tablet to surf the Internet, they are vulnerable to multiple cyber threats, many of which could be detrimental. Moreover, teens do not realize the abundance of threats awaiting them, nor do they recognize a tweet or photo upload can impact no...

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Recognizing the stories of remarkable women pioneers, known and untold

– America has seen women emerge as inspiring national figures including female Supreme Court justices, speakers of the house, CEOs, trailblazing athletes, activists, entertainers and leaders of their communities, over the past 50 years. Women have sparked change through their vision, determination, courage and ingenuity, and their contributio...

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