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Valentine's Day Activities for Everyone to Enjoy

by Amanda White on February 13, 2018

While Valentine's Day can be a special day for some, it can also be a depressing time for those who live alone or away from their loved ones. Maybe someone comes to mind — perhaps a friend from church, a neighbor, or an acquaintance from a class you take — who might be lonely this Valentine's Day.

How Underdogs Win in Business

by Amanda White on February 13, 2018

Super Bowl LII is one game football fans from around the country just can’t stop talking about—especially us Philadelphia Eagles fans.

Worst Flu Season In A Decade: How You Might Be Affected

by Amanda White on January 30, 2018

If you watch or read the news, you may have noticed that experts have been trying to warn the public about a flu epidemic here in America. In fact, the CDC has said that this is the “number of people going to see doctors for [the flu] is at its highest rate since the 2009 swine flu outbreak.”

The Future of Social Security and Medicare

by Hilary Young on January 18, 2018

In December 2017, Congress and the Senate passed a tax reform bill that became law. The bill, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, has mostly been hailed as a major win for corporations and the very wealthy, since it significantly lowered the corporate tax rate and increased the tax exemption threshold for estate taxes. These factors, along with others in the bill, have left many economists predicting that this new bill will raise the national debt.

With New Guidelines, Your Blood Pressure May Be Too High

by Hilary Young on November 28, 2017

A panel of physicians recently lowered the threshold for high blood pressure, often a precursor to cardiovascular disease, which is now the leading cause of death for both men and women here in the United States. Under these new guidelines, an additional 30 million Americans are now living with high blood pressure, bringing the total adult population living with the condition to nearly 50 percent.

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