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10 Lesser Known Facts about November

It’s that time of year again when we celebrate pumpkin spice, falling leaves and counting down to the hustle and bustle of holidays. But November has a whole lot to offer besides Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Check out these fun facts about the eleventh month of the year: 1. The name November comes from the […]

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5 signs of the financial blues and how to overcome them

In times of money stress, depression and anxiety can come calling. Who among your employees might need this info right now? The pandemic, related isolation and general upheaval over the past year have been challenging for many people. The negative effects of depression or even just the blues brought on by recent events can show […]

How to Wash Masks, According to Experts

Keeping your favorite face mask clean is just as important as wearing it properly.  By Nicole Pajer By now, you’ve probably found a few face masks you like for situations where you need one. How to wash masks, though, is just as important as wearing one—even this far into the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s worth saying […]

3 Quick and Easy Ways to Eat Better Without Spending a Ton

What we eat has a major impact on how we think and feel, and you don’t have to shell out your cash to make a change. By Jordan Hutchinson, Content Fellow at Thrive Global When you eat something that’s good for you, our bodies and our minds can feel it. But so many of us still resort to fast […]

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Mark your calendars for this Sunday – it’s the end of Daylight Savings Time and time to turn back the clocks

While you might miss the hours of sunlight when you leave the office, the good news is, we’ll be gaining an extra hour of sleep. And if you’ve ever felt like a groggy zombie after a night of tossing and turning, you know how important sleep is for overall wellbeing. Since we can’t turn the […]

This Is What Happens in Your Body When You’re Skipping Meals

Being hangry is just the beginning TBH. By Zahra Barnes and Carolyn L. Todd If you’ve missed a meal before—and it happens to the best of us—then you’ve probably wondered to yourself, what happens when you don’t eat? Maybe you got sucked into an endless to-do list (or particularly enthralling Netflix series). Perhaps you didn’t […]

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