The Importance of Sleep for Your Health

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Getting enough amounts of sleep is vital in ensuring optimal general health and well-being.However, despite sleep being among the basic daily needs, a large percentage of adults, approximately 60 percent, don’t meet the essential sleep requirements.Getting enough sleep can help protect your physical, mental, emotional health, and overall quality of life.For adults, sufficient sleep helps…

Hints From Heloise: No more distracted driving

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Today’s Sound Off is about distracted driving:Dear Heloise: While driving, I noticed a number of people who were driving and talking on the phone. One guy was so distracted he ran a red light. I've seen women putting on their makeup while driving, slamming on the brakes when realizing there was a stop sign just…

5 Better Alternatives to Amazon

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My relationship with Amazon is confusing. For years it was my go-to for fast, reliable and cheap access to various life essentials when I was too lazy to go to the store to buy them. I’m certainly not alone in this sentiment. 82% of US households have an Amazon Prime membership + over 112 million…

6 Ways to Care for an Elderly Loved One

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Family is of prime importance among the people of the Northern Mariana Islands.Many adult children welcome their parents or other relatives to live with them in their old age, which isn’t so surprising since many Mariana Islanders consider this as a gesture of gratitude for the people who raised them and have shaped their lives.If…

UK plans to boost cycling and walking under threat, say campaigners

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Government plans to boost levels of walking and cycling after the coronavirus crisis are under threat from a minority of objectors, whose views do not represent the opinions of many Britons, a pro-cycling campaign has claimed.Research carried out for the BikeIsBest organisation found 77% of Britons would support changes in their local area to encourage…

July Sparks Fun at the Utica Zoo

Plastic Free July Campaign, Sunset Sips, Teddy Bear Clinic and more The Utica Zoo has a jam-packed schedule for July, starting with the kick off of the Plastic Free July Ecochallenge, which is an online...

I feel like I’ve been taken for a ride by Evans Cycles

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Consumer championsConsumer affairs My ‘in stock’ order failed to arrive and it was ‘still being built’ Evans Cycles failed to deliver a bike and then cancelled the order weeks later. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty ImagesIn May, desperate to get a bike, I used Evans Cycles website to order one for £1,049. It was showing as in…

Rishi Sunak confirms tampon tax will be scrapped

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The chancellor confirmed in his budget that the government is to scrap the controversial tampon tax and abolish VAT on all women’s sanitary products from 2021.Tampons and other women’s sanitary products currently attract 5% VAT.This will be dropped when the transition period for Britain departure from the EU ends on 31 December.The decision marks a…

Plantar Fasciitis and Its Treatment Options

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There are several kinds of heel pain. It can be due to a stress fracture, nerve irritation, tendonitis, or arthritis. But there is another kind of heel pain that’s also sometimes called heel spur and is the most common, which is Plantar Fasciitis.Pain due to Plantar Fasciitis can be a level two, or it can…

Tuesday on the Towpath Utica Ride August 24, 2021

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  This year marks the 9th anniversary of the award-winning Tuesdays on the Towpath recreational bike ride series. Where riders experience sites on or around the Erie Canal at an easy pace. The rides are guided and...