Holiday Lifestyle Tips

The Health and Beauty Benefits of Plants!

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The Health and Beauty Benefits of Plants!

Beyond beautiful: How plants improve mental and physical wellness (BPT) - Flowers and plants are staples in many American homes, adding to the style and aesthetic of virtually any space. While the visual benefits of plants are widely embraced, many people are unaware of the ways plants can support mental and physical well-being, too."Plants offer countless benefits beyond beauty," explains Alfred Palomares, vice president of merchandising at 1-800-Flowers.com. "From improving air quality to having calming and healing benefits, plants are such an important component to keep in your home."Palomares lends insight into the top benefits of plants and which species...

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Budget Friendly Tips for the Holidays!

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Budget Friendly Tips for the Holidays!

Budget-friendly tips for a safe and joyous holiday 2020 (BPT) - Uncertainty continues into the 2020 holiday season, with limited travel, canceled events and strict budgets changing how Americans will celebrate this year. According to a recent Coinstar Holiday Survey, the majority of Americans said COVID-19 will influence how they celebrate the holidays.Fortunately, by thinking outside the box and keeping a positive attitude, you can stay healthy, stretch funds and create merry moments. Let these tips inspire you to celebrate the holiday season safely and on budget:Maintain traditions in new, safe waysTraditions bring comfort and hope, so rather than forgoing...

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Get Your Finances on track? Focus on these 3 Areas.

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Get Your Finances on track? Focus on these 3 Areas.

3 focus areas to get your finances back on track (BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has hit many people hard financially. From furloughs to job loss and from strict budgets to depleted savings and much more, people are making adjustments as needed. It's important to stay focused on your financial well-being and take simple steps so you can recover and thrive in the future."Many people who have experienced financial disruption need some help to get their savings back on track," says Andy Harmening, Consumer and Business Banking director at Huntington. "Even in a strong economy, managing everyday finances can be...

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Tips to Manage Holiday Stress During COVID-19

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Tips to Manage Holiday Stress During COVID-19

Tips to help manage holiday stress during COVID-19 (BPT) - Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. Stress levels are rising due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the numerous disruptions in our daily lives.The American Psychological Association recently reported that “we are facing a national mental health crisis that could yield serious health and social consequences for years to come.” And it’s not just adults who are feeling it. The report reveals that our children are “facing unprecedented uncertainty, are experiencing elevated stress, and are already reporting symptoms of depression.”Although a modest amount of stress is normal, high levels of stress can...

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