The Grown-Up Lunchbox

A U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report cited that Americans spend over $3,000 each year on eating out, in general. (Spending an average of $10 per out-of-office lunch per work week alone can set you back $2,500 per year!) According to a 2016 study from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 92 percent of restaurant meals have too many calories.

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Be a Wiser Miser When Couponing

Couponing is attractive when you’re on a budget. But it’s important to only buy what you need, what you can consume, and what you can store without waste to make it worthwhile. There’s no reason to purchase something if it’s not remotely something that you know you’ll use, unless it’s to give something a one-item try via a specific promotion.

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Tackle Your Yard with Safety in Mind

With the days of late summer fading out, you’re starting to police the yard and deciding what to tackle once cooler temperatures prevail. Before the first leaf falls (if you live someplace where the seasons noticeably change), you can start ridding the deck of spent potted flowers, prepping a fresh patch of ground for bulb planting, clearing yard debris, cutting back shrubs, touching up the porch paint — you get the picture.

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Keep It Green When You Clean

It’s no surprise that outdoor air pollution, be it car tail pipe or factory fumes, smog, or the ozone, can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms (not to mention allergens from grasses, trees, and the like—you get the picture). But, did you know that the air inside your home can be more contaminated than the air outside? Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve your home’s inside air quality and help you breathe easier.

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Find Your Balance (and Your Bliss)

Happy family choosing Christmas decoration at Christmas market. Focus on girl and manLife is a balancing act (in a three-ring circus, it can sometimes seem  – whether at home, at work, or, yes, most times, both!). The change of seasons means a flurry of new activities and schedules, plus holiday planning, entertaining and shopping bearing down.

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