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36 Million Americans Are Afraid to Check Their Credit Reports

This credit report phobia does not seem to afflict everyone equally. It is especially pronounced among millennials, women, and people with low income.

According to a new poll, the specter of Great Recession hardship still looms large for many Americans nearly a decade after the downturn ended, even though most negative records from that era have already fallen off people’s credit reports. Lots of people are simply too scared to see what’s on there, even if their inaction will lead to bad outcomes.

“We saw this with mortgage foreclosures, where people would not answer the phone or open their …

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Vegan Diet – Keeping It Green – Eating for Body and Planet

Vegan diets are often perceived as being a healthier, more ethical and more sustainable way to feed our growing global population. But do vegan diets really deserve their health halo?

To Vegan or Not? 

Vegan diets typically exclude animal derived ingredients (e.g. meat, dairy products, eggs and gelatine) and foods produced using animal labour, such as honey. Vegans eat grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds. According to Google Trends, searches for the term “vegan” have almost tripled over the past 5 years. Despite the fact that “going vegan” is going viral, veganism is not new. The Indian religion …

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Health Benefits of Eating Asparagus

There are good reasons for adding more asparagus to your diet. It is low in calories and loaded with essential vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals.

Asparagus belongs to the lily family and comes in various colors, including white, green, and purple. It is used in many dishes worldwide, frittatas, pasta, and stir-fries to mention just a few.

There are good reasons for adding more asparagus to your diet. It is low in calories and loaded with essential vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals.

Half cup (90 grams) of cooked asparagus contains:

* Fat: 0.2 grams
* Calories: 20
* Fiber: 1.8 grams
* …

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What It’s Like to Get Cancer, and Be a Caregiver, as Young Adults

“This has to be a joke – watch me have cancer or some bullshit like that,” Tom replied, clearly caught off guard by what the doctor had just told us.

It was at this point that time started to stand still. After a brief wait, the doctor came back into the room. There seemed to be a shadow of some sort near his lung and they wanted to do a CT scan of his chest. We were not sure what he meant by shadow, but he informed us that it could be a mass of some sort or an infection …

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Mental Health Benefits: What the Law Says

In terms of mental health, what is the role of the federal and state governments regarding legislation, research, and benefits?

Just a few days after Kate Spade’s death by suicide, we are once again shocked by another prominent figure’s passing due to the same cause. As he is a world traveler and storyteller, Anthony Bourdain’s death was met with deep sadness by people all over the world. The chef and food writer has shared about his battle with depression in the past. Mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorders, as well as anxiety disorders are among the …

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WWII and Goering’s Backup Plan: An Atomic Bomb

England, 1940. Following Dunkirk, it is only a question of when Hitler will invade, not if. Hermann Goering convinces him to prepare for possible failure, but he has a backup plan: an atomic bomb.

The Reichsmarschall enjoyed the sound his beautifully shined shoes made upon the spacious, marble-paved hallways of the New Reich Chancellery. He enjoyed the familiar tightness of his crisply-pressed uniform, the dignified weight of the medals pinned to it, the heavy ivory baton—as long as a man’s thigh—he carried to mark his rank. Glancing out the many stately windows that lined the hallway, he enjoyed the way …

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Tips for Long Drives with Your Family

While being on long drives can be fun, safety should still be the number one priority for you. Here are some tips to make sure that your long trip with your family is safe and fun.

Sometimes, you just want to escape the city with your family. Take a vacation somewhere you’ve never been to and strengthen the bond between you and your loved ones. Taking a long drive to get to your destination instead of booking an airplane flight to get there is an excellent idea if you want to make the trip last longer and to help …

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Rose Face-Mask Recipes for Every Skin Type

A rose-mask can nourish your skin in winter months when the weather is cold and dry. Try one of the following rose-mask recipes to keep it healthy even in the harshest climates.

You have probably heard of rose water, a basic skin care product, but a rose-mask can be unfamiliar. Your skin needs continuous care and applied frequently, rose-mask is a remedy that can nourish your skin very well. In winter months when the weather is cold and dry, your skin is especially vulnerable and needs more moisture to provide a healthy glow.

Try one of the following recipes …

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Tips to Protect Your Child from Bullying

Awareness about bullying is at an all-time high and spotlight on it has become very helpful in trying to stop the spread of bullying.

One of your primary goals as a parent is to keep your children safe. As parents, you try your best to keep your child protected from things that may cause them harm. When your child is born, you take measures to keep your home safe for them, installing baby proofing equipment to make sure that your child is not in any danger when inside your house. Whenever you go out with your child, you always try …

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Bitcoin and Its Possible Impact on Insurance

Bitcoin is a new type of currency which can be used in financial transactions without the need for a middleman.

Many technological strides have been made over the last couple of decades. Advancement in technology is becoming faster and faster as each year passes by and many technologies to improve work efficiency, communication, and even financial services are being discovered and used every day. Technology has made the world smaller in a good way; we are now able to talk to family and friends from across the globe without having to spend too much money or wait too long for …

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Energy Healing – Does It Really Work?

As I did my research, I discovered that energy healing got results. I was more than a little unnerved. The power of these subtle energies seemed revolutionary.

When I started exploring energy healing, I was a curious, but highly skeptical journalist. For me, it all began when a doctor showed me a book on energy healing. I had gone to an Ivy League school, Barnard College at Columbia University, and as a journalist, I read as many as four newspapers a day. I considered myself well informed. Yet I had never heard of this type of healing. It seemed hard …

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It’s Time for You to Find Romance

In today’s world, online dating is the smart way, the most solid way to find romance. Men especially like dating online, and it is their choice for finding romance.

By: Gail Karpus

I’ve heard it said that you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince . . . Well . . . Then my face should be covered with warts!

The saying, “Love needs no map because it can find its way blindfolded” is a lovely quote—but really? Maybe with a cane and a good-looking guide dog by your side . . . Hey, it’s hard …

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Who Are You Now? A Guide to Getting and Staying Organized

The organized enough clothing closet: Get rid of hangers and plastic from the dry cleaners immediately. Group items first by category.

“I know myself, but that is all…”
Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald understood better than most the double-edged sword of the American dream. He also created the character of Gatsby, the iconic self-made man, and yet a tragic one. Today, almost a century later, a vast world of products to buy makes it possible for the average person to reinvent herself anytime she likes. But it is a constant merry-go-round: If you can be anything, what should …

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Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death

You can only file a wrongful death claim caused by medical malpractice if the patient dies because of the of a medical professional who was involved in the patient’s treatment.

Wrongful death is a term used when one person dies because of the negligence of another party. One major contributor to wrongful death cases is medical malpractice. As a patient, you have the right to expect proper diagnosis and treatment from medical professionals. Medical malpractice accidents can have dire consequences for the life of the patient. A wrong diagnosis leading to improper treatment or wrong prescription can cost thousands of …

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The Essential Guide to Helping Anyone in Grief

Grief makes us uncomfortable, and we are at a loss as to what to do. Often we blurt out something we shouldn’t. Or, sometimes, we simply do nothing.

I had always considered myself a great friend — encouraging, there to help when needed, sensitive, able to see when people were suffering and how I might comfort them. But when my husband died so suddenly, I soon came to realize that, when it came to helping someone who was grieving … I KNEW VERY, VERY LITTLE!

As I began my own journey of grief, I became painfully aware that in the …

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