June, 2023

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Consumer Critique: Plumpie Designer Hydrocolloid Stickers

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Did you know that June is both Acne Awareness Month and Beauty in Your Skin Month? It is the perfect time to try out Plumpie’s Designer Hydrocolloid Stickers. Attitudes towards acne are definitely starting to change. When I was in middle school and high school, people did everything they could to hide acne with thick concealer. While some people definitely still do try to hide it, I'm sure, I didn't even know that pimple patches were a thing - at least, not the way they are now.

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Giant: FREE Suave Or Degree Deodorants Thru 6/22

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Giant Deal on Suave Or Degree Deodorants Don’t miss out on this freebie deal on Suave Or Degree Deodorants at Giant. Thru 6/22, Suave Or Degree Deodorants are priced at $2.29 and $3.50 each. Plus you will receive $7.50 in gas points That will make the final price FREE Giant deal thru 6/22/23: Buy (2) Suave Deodorants $2.29 each Pay $4.58 OOP Receive $7.50 in gas points ($0.30 X 25 gallons) Final price: 2 FREE + $2.92 moneymaker after gas points OR Buy (2) Degree Deodorants $3.50 each Pay $

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Complete List of Stores at Disney Springs + Free Guide

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This list of stores at Disney Springs will help you get around much easier. Be sure to print it before your trip, and it will help save time and stress! Disney is constantly changing things, and Disney Springs is no exception. Disney Springs is a themed, 120-acre shopping, dining, and entertainment complex – and home to the largest Disney store, World of Disney.

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Book Nook - The Price We Pay

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Author Nikki T. Anthony invites readers into the world and mind of a modern-day Black teenager in her new book, The Price We Pay — the title a nod to the widespread impact of racial prejudice on communities, businesses, schools, families and even churches. “ The Price We Pay isn’t just a book. It’s a movement to get hard conversations started,” Anthony said.

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Book Nook - Five Years After

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Most people have lived through minor power outages lasting anywhere from a few hours to a few days. But what would happen if the power went out and didn’t come back on? Historian William R. Forstchen, Ph.D., warns that if something were to cripple the U.S. power grid — an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) for instance — it would trigger a cascade of deadly events, and long-term survival would depend on being in the right place at the right time with the right food supply.

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Book Nook: Hillary Flies to the Moon

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The Adventures of Hillary the Little Ladybug children’s book series weaves a tapestry of experiences designed to intrigue, educate and inspire young readers. Hillary’s exciting escapades have included saving other ladybugs from a praying mantis, meeting Bigfoot, exploring a haunted castle, vacationing in Malibug Beach, going on a nuclear submarine ride, entering a mystery cave and traveling on an alien spaceship into outer space.

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Will Opposites Attract as Summer Warms Hearts and Minds? Author and Psychotherapist/Theologian Offers Unique Perspectives

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As summer unfolds, the time may be ripe to contemplate two terms that sound mutually exclusive: diversity and oneness. People will be socializing more, enjoying the weather and taking vacations … trying new experiences, making new friends and putting as much of the bad news as they can in their rear-view mirrors. Dr. Pieter Noomen believed oneness and diversity were vital parts of what he called the Real Reality.

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Book Nook - Year of Our Lord Author Q&A

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Bible scholar David S. Heeren assumes the mantle from Charles M. Sheldon (who first posited the question, “what would Jesus do?”) and adapts and advances the premise for modern generations in his new book, Year of Our Lord. In it, David introduces readers to relatable, well-rounded characters who represent a cross-section of Christians entering troubled times — each of them pledging to do as Jesus would do for one year, and the results will surprise you!

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Travel Tidbits: 2023's Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips

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With nearly 80% of U.S. adults saying they will take some sort of road trip this summer, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips , along with expert commentary. To help travelers plan a fun and wallet-friendly road trip, WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states based on 32 key metrics.

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Terrific Tech - How to make AI-generated videos online with FlexClip

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AI-generated videos are a great option if you're looking for a way to create high-quality videos that save you time, improve your reach, increase engagement, and boost sales. AI-generated videos can be used for various purposes, including marketing, education, and entertainment. They can be customized to meet your needs, such as your target audience, brand identity, and budget.

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Money Makers: Where Investment Property is Popular

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A new analysis of Google search data names Wisconsin as the state where property investment is proving most popular. The study conducted by Malibu real estate analyzed Google search data, comparing the monthly traffic of popular real estate investment-related terms across all 50 states. The search volume was then adjusted according to the population to determine the search volume per 100,000 residents to reveal the state most interested in property investment.

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Consumer Critique - Earth Baby

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I recently had the chance to check out a Bath Essentials Kit from Earth Baby. It makes a great gift for new (or even experienced) moms. Earth Baby’s founder and formulator is committed to using certified organic fruit and vegetable-based ingredients. The products are gentle and effective, as well as being non-toxic. The company donates 1% of all sales to two incredible organizations (Preface Project Foundation and Folded Flag Foundation) that build a better tomorrow and impact our community by f

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Shopping Savings - Amazon Prime Day Tips

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As consumers continue to navigate through the uncertainty of the financial climate, alongside the rising cost of groceries, rent/mortgage payments, and household bills, budgets remain tighter than ever. The upcoming Amazon Prime Day, taking place on July 11th-12th, can therefore help shoppers secure some of the best possible online deals around. Second only to Black Friday, in terms of the mammoth array of potential savings to be made, Amazon Prime Day is an annual, two-day sale event that sees

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Consumer Critique - Sarge's Sauce

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My brother just moved from North Carolina to Colorado, so it was a fun experience to get to try out Sarge's Shrimp and Grits Sauce. The company offers everything you need for shrimp and grits - the seasoning for the shrimp, the grits, and the sauce to tie it all together. It was incredibly easy to follow the directions and my entire family enjoyed the meal (even though my kids were a little skeptical of the grits, since they'd never had it before).

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Travel Tidbits: Joshua Tree National Park Properties

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It is predicted that nearly 48 million Americans are gearing up to travel this July 4 th. Finding the perfect spot to stay for the celebration is now the question! Joshua Tree National Park has emerged as a coveted vacation destination, catering to 3 million discerning travelers each year who seek something beyond ordinary. Ryan Cherlin and Andrew Fortner, residents of Joshua Tree, have many years experience in management and oversee multi-million-dollar properties/projects, budgets and contract

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Healthy Habits: Exercising While Pregnant - What You Need to Know

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Prior to getting pregnant, Dionna Cuneo taught kickboxing, squatted more than 100 pounds, conducted grueling fitness bootcamps and swung a mean kettlebell. “But once I found out I was expecting, I wasn’t sure how to proceed because I had a miscarriage in 2017 and didn’t want to push myself too hard,” says Dionna, who also knew from her own research, that there are benefits of exercising while pregnant.

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Enriching Education: Great Outschool Campout

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This July, Outschool is hosting their Great Outschool Campout - where kids can join in on summer-inspired activities like a virtual encounter with live reptiles and amphibians. Learners can also join a Leave No Trace workshop to empower youth to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. More details can be found at the Campout homepage. Learners will want to join the Campout Group where a range of camp-themed activities and challenges will be posted throughout the month of July.

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Caring Causes - Wreaths Across America: Giving in July

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Today, national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) announces the kickoff to its annual Giving in July campaign! For WAA, this is a month dedicated to celebrating local groups and individuals who participate in the organization’s $5 pay-back Sponsorship Group Program. Through this unique program supporters ‘Do Good Twice’ through each $17 sponsorship made.

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Healthy Habits: Cholesterol passport for adolescents to halt the world’s deadliest disease – atherosclerosis

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The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights that everyone has the right to life could as well be extended to include the right to an “elevated cholesterol-free life”, a viewpoint by Dr Andrew Agbaje of the University of Eastern Finland, published in Frontiers in Pediatrics, concludes. Globally, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease has remained the leading cause of death in the past decades, despite huge advancements in medical treatment.

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Music Minute - The MuchMusic Experience Tour

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Tickets Available Now Here Following the worldwide debut at SXSW 2023, the documentary feature, 299 Queen Street West, is coming to Canadian venues. After each screening will be an Intimate & Interactive with iconic MuchMusic VJ’s and the Director, Sean Menard. With unprecedented access to the MuchMusic archives, the two-hour feature tells the origin story and meteoric rise of the seminal music and pop culture brand, highlighting its beginnings as a scrappy Canadian television upstart. 299 Q

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Money Matters - Hardest States for Gen Z to Earn a Living

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A new ranking has revealed which states are currently the most difficult for Gen Zers to live in, as they’re the furthest away from making enough to cover their basic expenses. The findings, compiled by Hostinger , analyzed BLS data on the average salary in each state - split by age - and compared this to the current living wage in each area, to reveal where Gen Z is experiencing the most significant shortfall and would benefit from a second income.

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Terrific Tech - Parents and Kids' Cell Phone Survey

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Just in time for the Back to School season, HMD Global , the home of Nokia phones, today released the results of a new survey that reveals how parents really feel about their children's first phone. Results show that more than a third of all parents say affordability is extremely important. Yet even as cost reigns supreme, 70% say they would choose a smartphone over a cheaper feature (non-smart) phone.

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Going Green - The Standord Inn by the Sea

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The Stanford Inn by The Sea is a luxury, plant-based eco-resorts overlooking the majestic Mendocino Coast. It is design to help guests travel in a way that protects and respects the destination, and improves their own well-being as well as that of the local community and the whole planet. Here are a few ways this Inn is truly unique: It seeks to simultaneously create joy in communing with natural surroundings while also lowering guests’ carbon footprint – encouraging them to move through forests

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Book Nook - Charlie and Grangrad's Tall Adventures

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Having won awards for his song lyrics and music production, Steve Mansfield is very aware of the power of the word, which makes swapping a music career for one as a children’s author less left-field than it might first appear. And without doubt, Steve Mansfield has struck gold with his delightful exaggerated tales of the ever-curious Charlie and his adventure fuelled, lovable and all-knowing Grangrad.

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Going Green - CarbonShack's Premier Textiles

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CarbonShack Design , a sustainably-focused residential design firm, is at the forefront of fusing the biophilia design trend with people’s desire to have sustainably-sourced, locally fabricated home furnishings. Following last quarter’s focus on lighting , CarbonShack dives into Q2 elevating their textiles, featuring vibrant biophilic designs that unearth and celebrate the beauty of nature’s building blocks, inside and outside of us, leading with the debut of a new kelp-inspired textile design.

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Music Minute - Ashley Cook: Shot in the Dark

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Following Ashley Cooke's surprise announcement live from the Grand Ole Opry Stage that her debut album shot in the dark will arrive Friday, July 21, Big Loud's rising Country star begins her new chapter of music today, giving fans three new tracks off her forthcoming album. The breakout songstress releases the album's title track, “shot in the dark,” “mean girl (feat.

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Shopping Savings: Momcozy.com

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Momcozy, the premier manufacturer of breast pumps that are thoughtfully crafted by moms, is thrilled to announce a spectacular sale happening from June 27th to July 3rd, you can take advantage of a site-wide discount of 20% when you shop at Momcozy.com. But wait, there's more! The discounts keep rolling in with up to 20% off on select products when purchased through the Momcozy storefront on Amazon.

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Money Makers - 96% of People Say Remote or Hybrid Work Is Best For Their Mental Health: FlexJobs Reports

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Leading career service surveys over 5,600 workers on mental health, pay transparency, career outlook, and remote work Boulder, CO, June 26, 2023 – According to FlexJobs’ 2023 Work Insights Survey of over 5,600 people , 96% of workers believe a remote or hybrid work arrangement would be best for their mental health. A hybrid workplace was reported as the ideal for 49% of workers, slightly outpacing a preference for a fully remote arrangement (47%).

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Building Relationships with Media Personnel

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I had a chance to learn about building relationships with media personnel in this interview. Why is it important for people to have the skills to work with media personnel, even if they aren't in a position like an official company spokesperson? Having the skills to collaborate effectively with media personnel important for individuals, regardless of their official role within a company for a few compelling reasons: Effective Communication: The possession of media-related skills enables individu

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Enriching Education: How Families Can Make Summer a Season For Building Children’s Language, Literacy, and Learning Skills

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ASHA Stresses Simple But Effective Ways Parents and Caregivers Can Help Kids Make Progress as Concerns About Lower Test Scores in Reading and Other Areas Persist With most of the nation’s schoolchildren now on summer break, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is encouraging families to prioritize reading this summer—a fundamental activity that is more critical than ever as data continue to show student declines in literacy and math since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mealtime Magic: 2023's Best BBQ Cities

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Which U.S. cities are most likely to give you the meat sweats? To separate the top sirloins from the chuck roasts of BBQ scenes, LawnStarter ranked 2023’s Best BBQ Cities in America. We compared the 200 biggest U.S. cities based on five categories. We looked at access to tasty barbecue vendors, consumer ratings, competition awards, and the number of barbecue festivals, among 20 total metrics.

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Area Attraction - CTC's Triple Threat Summer Intensive: Head Over Heels (High School Edition)

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Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is pleased to announce that the 2023 Triple Threat production will be Head Over Heels (High School Edition). Featuring music and lyrics by The Go-Go’s, Head Over Heels was conceived by Jeff Whitty ( Avenue Q ), who also wrote the original book, and adapted by James Magruder ( Triumph of Love). CTC’s Triple Threat production of Head Over Heels will be directed by Stephen DiMenna, with choreography by Jack Moorman, and music direction by Justin Cook.

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Parenting Pointers - Discipline Mistakes That Parents Often Make

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Originally published here: Discipline Mistakes That Parents Often Make There is no instruction manual on being a parent. So much of it seems made up on the fly! Because of the impromptu nature of the job, every parent makes mistakes when it comes to disciplining their children. Here are some areas where you can make small adjustments and make a big difference in the effectiveness of your discipline.

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Great Kids Inc - Success Consultant Interview

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I had a chance to learn even more about parent education and Great Kids in this interview with Success Consultant Amber Green. How does your role fit in with the Great Kids curriculum? As a Great Kids Success Consultant, I have the privilege of building relationships, supporting, and sharing our products with new, potential and our existing partners.

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Terrific Tech - Kidas Custom Gaming Recommendations

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Kidas (“the Company”), a technology solutions company developing anti-cyberbullying and predator protection software for online gaming platforms, and the Family Gaming Database , a renowned authority in family-friendly gaming content that supports 1.5 million visitors a month, recently announced the launch of the industry’s first personalized, custom gaming recommendations system for kids based on their previous gaming habits, aimed at helping parents to make more informed decisions about the vi

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Travel Tidbits: Family Vacation in Florida

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Florida has long been known as a great place for a family vacation, with miles of beaches, world-famous amusement parks and thousands of restaurants. W ith more than 400 cities to choose from, the experts at Florida R entals.com have done some digging to reveal t he best cities in F lorida for a family vacation. The brand-new index study released by FloridaRentals.com reveals Orlando is the best destination for family fun.

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Money Makers - A Career of Consequence

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Getting noticed in a large company is a tough task for anyone, especially recent grads, those in entry-level positions and those re-entering the workforce after a period of absence. Here to motivate and inspire individuals seeking to be seen as “high potential” is former Fortune 100 president Fred Sievert. In his latest book, Fast-Starting a Career of Consequence , he shares 10 practical strategies to help people gain visibility and achieve workplace success.

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