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Five essential things to know before visiting a national park this summer

This year, the National Park Service celebrates 100 years of encouraging adventure and preserving the great outdoors, making it the perfect time to get out and explore.

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03
Jul

Easy grilling ideas for summer


Summer is the perfect time for trying new recipes on the grill like this one for Green Chile Cheddar Burgers.

Summer was made for entertaining -- from casual dinner parties to impromptu get-togethers. And what’s better than centering the entertainment on the grill?

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03
Jul

Navigating volatile markets for a secure retirement


Figuring out retirement can be tricky but a few easy tips can make it less of a headache and leave you well prepared.

Persistent and significant stock market swings, combined with shifting workplace structures and an outdated retirement benefit system, are profoundly impacting Americans’ ability to save and prepare for a secure retirement. 

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05
Jun

Eight ways to keep your brain healthy and sharp

The brain is the body’s most complex organ. It’s also the most important one. That’s why keeping it healthy is critical, especially as you age. Every day, scientists are discovering how closely our minds and bodies are connected.

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05
Jun

Ways technology is transforming your healthcare experience


Patient experiences are improving, thanks to intuitive tablet technology.

The face of healthcare is changing for the better thanks to new patient-focused innovations that improve everything from patient registration to recovery and long-term care management.

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05
Jun

Creative ways to use fresh, summer ingredients


When making homemade bread this summer, try adding zucchini to it.

In summer, the abundance of fresh ingredients can be overwhelming, especially if you stick to the same old recipes. Make more of the fresh produce available to you at the grocer, farmers market and even your own garden, by thinking creatively.

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01
May

Getting back to nature


If you already have an established garden, you don’t have to tear it out. You can mix in native plants with traditional ones.

Minnesotans only have a handful of months in which to enjoy their backyards. 

By creating outdoor living spaces, you can get the most enjoyment and relaxation out of those months.

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01
May

How to add a little green to your pond


There are a variety of different water plants that can be incorporated into your aquatic garden. Many of the plants have interesting foliage and gorgeous flowers.

If you want a truly unique and easy gardening project, look no further than a water garden. All you need is something that can hold water.

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