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Want to Feel a Better Sense of Community? Head to the Farmers Market

Americans have flocked to farmers markets in record numbers in recent years not just to fill their bellies, but for a dose of social fulfillment as well, new research from the University of Iowa suggests. In the modern era, farmers markets repres...

Breaking the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle

Once you get into debt and the habit of live bill-to-bill and paycheck-to-paycheck, it can be tough to get back into the proverbial black. But U.S. News and World Report has a few tips from the experts on how to break the cycle and take control of ...

Today, More Children Live in Poverty Than Before Recession

Despite the last U.S. recession technically ending in 2009, child poverty in the U.S. increased from 18 percent in 2008 to 22 percent in 2013, MSNBC reports. That suggests that while U.S. job market may be rebounding, America’s children are more ...

Obamacare Makes Huge Difference for Health of Millions, Study Says

Two full open-enrollment cycles into the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the early results are optimistic: healthcare costs are down and coverage is up for the majority of Americans, HealthDay News reports. Since the ACA went into full affect, ...

How the New Supreme Court Ruling Affects Your Healthcare

With the U.S. Supreme Court upholding what many believe to be the last serious legal challenge to the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), many are wondering how that will affect their coverage moving forward, HealthDay News reports. The main takeaway ...

Health Insurance Helps Americans’ Fiscal Fitness, Too

Increased rates of health coverage among Americans appears to be fattening wallets, the New York Times reports. Six months after the Affordable Care Act went into effect – helping a record number of Americans to find health insurance – the ...

Is Your Neighborhood Aging You Prematurely?

Where you live could have an impact on how quickly your body ages, a new study from the University of Pittsburgh suggests. Living in a community with high crime, noise, and vandalism ages you faster at a cellular level compared to people who live ...

Are Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Primed for a Comeback?

The growing anti-vaccination movements in the last decade, coupled with nearly unprecedented (in the modern era) outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like the measles, has doctors worrying that we may be on the verge of losing our “herd ...

FDA Call Trans Fats ‘Unsafe,’ Orders Ban

The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has struck what may be the death blow for trans fats in our food, CNN reports. The FDA ruled that trans fats are not “generally recognized as safe” for human consumption, a move that has been ...

Are Your Kids Drinking Enough Water?

Too many American children and teens in don’t drink enough water daily, HealthDay News reports. Nearly half of children and teens ages 6 to 19 don’t hydrate properly, and one in four drink no plain water at all in an average day, a new study ...