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How to Prepare Yourself for Cold and Flu Season

Fall is a time for change. The weather gets colder. Kids go back to school. These things and more are the reason Sept-Nov is considered cold and flu season. No one wants to get sick, it’s awful. It’s also largely outside of our control. Here are a few things you can do to get ready. Preventative Care You can’t flat out prevent yourself from catching a cold (no matter what your CrossFit coach says). What you can do is take steps to bolster your immune system. You can start by getting a flu shot. Again, it’s not a 100%...

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How the 2018 Tax Reform Affects You

Today, we have a special treat for you! We will be diving into the mysterious and exciting world of US tax law! So, yeah, in all seriousness, tax reform isn’t traditionally the flashiest of subjects, but it is important. As fraught as the political landscape has been in America, the 2018 tax reform is one of the clear victories of the current administration. But, what does it mean for you? That is what we’re going to lay out for you here. While I may mention politics here and there for context, I’m going to try my best to leave...

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The Do’s and Don’t’s of Asking for Help at Work

No one likes to feel like the weak link. This is especially true when it comes to their job. Whether it’s because of a fear of losing out on a promotion, getting fired, or simply a matter of personal pride, some people will refuse to ask for help in an attempt to avoid ‘looking bad’. Not only does this put a physical and mental strain on the individual, but it can be damaging for the company as well, only exacerbating the problem. There are ways to ask for help without losing any status in your job, and we’re going...

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Less Expensive Ways to Get the Vitamins and Minerals You Need

Do you have a constant and irresistible urge to move your legs? Is your hair brittle or falling out? Do you get ulcers and bleeding gums in your mouth? No, these are not the most pleasant questions. However, they do all have something in common. They are all signs of vitamin deficiency. Many Americans do not consume enough vitamins and minerals for optimal health. There are various reasons for this, but one of the most prevalent is that health food stores like Whole Foods and Vitamin Shoppe are perceived as expensive luxury brands. You shouldn’t need to be rich...

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Beat the Heat: How to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

Most people look forward to summer for various reasons. However, the difference between a nice summer day and a dangerously hot one can come down to just a few degrees. When that dangerously hot weather lasts for multiple days, you have a heatwave on your hands. Heatwaves are not only uncomfortable; it is not an exaggeration to say that they can be deadly, particularly to young children and the elderly. That is why we’ve come up with a few free or inexpensive ways to beat the heat, even if you don’t have an air conditioning unit. Stay Hydrated This...

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