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5 Questions the Most Interesting People Will Always Ask in Conversations

The point is to get beyond the dreaded small talk. You’ve been there countless times. You walk into a networking event or social function and the first extroverted person drops the suspect questions we’ve all heard ad nauseam: What do you do? Where are you from? Predictable and exhausting. As you run through the scripted […]

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6 surprising foods on your Valentine’s Day menu that could support heart health

No, we’re not talking about anything ❤️ -shaped—many foods that are typically associated with Valentine’s Day are also packed with key nutrients that help support heart health. So no matter if you’re planning a quiet dinner with your partner, celebrating virtually with friends and family, or toasting to yourself, here are six foods that could […]

5 Winter Warm ups

We have had some cold blustery weather days! Here are some ways to warm up. We hope this video brought to you by CommonHealth helps you do just that! Enjoy the tips and the season!

21 Foods That Can Save Your Heart

Fresh Herbs 1 / 22 When you add these to foods instead of salt and fat, you’re making a heart-healthy choice. They add flavor without the bad stuff. Spices and other foods are delicious ways to eat heart-smart. Black Beans 2 / 22 Mild, tender black beans are packed with heart-healthy nutrients. Folate, antioxidants, and […]

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20 Morning Affirmations That Make You Rise and Shine

Having a good morning often requires that you wake up in a good mood. Then, the feelings should continue into your morning routine, focusing on positivity as you get ready for the day. These morning affirmations can help you rise and shine each day, starting your day on the right track. The words you say […]

Winter Weather is here!

Winter storms create a higher risk of accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms including blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds – as we have all experienced over the last few weeks. Learn how to protect yourself and get tips as well as […]

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