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It’s where I go to find unique items for the super chill style. I’m a mom of four, so I prefer my style to be super chill. On any given day, you can find me jumping in the car a bazillion times, riding bikes with my kids to the park, playing basketball with them, or giving them piggy back rides up and down the stairs.  My clothing is chill, my makeup is chill, and my attitude has to be pretty chill. That’s why I love convenient online shopping and I recently found Facebook Marketplace as one seriously cool place to shop! Here are some of my favorite finds and some tips on shopping Facebook Marketplace. Top 5 Fave Things for...

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Physician recommendations result in greater weight loss

Patients advised to lose weight by their physicians dropped more pounds on average than those who didn’t receive a recommendation, according to new research from the University of Georgia published in the journal Economics & Human Biology. Using a national data set from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, study author Joshua Berning found that physician advice was associated with a reported 10-pound loss for women and a 12-pound loss for men over a one-year period, after controlling the data for numerous covariates. The diet and exercise habits of participants were also associated with weight loss. “The data set also measures the number of people who were advised to lose weight, regardless of whether or not they wanted to...

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Our Saatva Mattress Review: What Makes It So Amazing?

Although it seems like we can live with our current mattresses forever, the truth is, there’s going to be a time when you need to toss it out for a new one. Don’t let the process of finding a new mattress wear you down. After all, there are so many mattresses on the market these days, it’d be impossible not to be able to find a mattress that could match your needs and your budget. The Saatva mattress, for example, is one of the most sought-after mattresses due to its versatility and ease on the wallet. It’s a modern mattress with a more traditional feel that most mattress seekers find refreshing. With so much packed into one mattress, you’d believe you...

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Backyards are a luxury, but it can also take an incredible amount of hard work to make them look beautiful and be functional

If you have some extra space or would simply like to inject more life into your current yard, there are quite a few options available. These include some basic redecoration, adding a location for exercise, or just planting some new plants. Here are four glorious ways to revamp your backyard. Build a Fire Pit Fire pits have long been a staple of human homes, although most people nowadays cook with ovens and get their heating from central HVAC systems. However, this doesn’t mean fire pits are without their charm. Having one of these in the backyard can serve as a focal point for social gatherings and can make a great place for activities like toasting marshmallows. To build a fire...

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China To Send Gov’t

Reps To Private Firms To ‘Boost Local Manufacturing Industry’ China is set to assign government officials to work with 100 private companies, including eCommerce giant Alibaba, to “boost the local manufacturing industry,” according to Reuters. The country’s top technology hub Hangzhou will be assigning government officials to work with 100 local companies in the eastern province of Zhejiang. The move appears to be proof that the government is becoming more involved in the private sector, especially with growing concerns over China’s trade war with the United States. The 100 companies were not named, but state media reports said Alibaba and auto maker Zhejiang Geely Automobile Holdings are included in the list. Despite the news, Alibaba said it plans to proceed...

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