6 ways to lower your blood sugar naturally

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People with diabetes or those at risk should adopt a healthy lifestyle to lower blood sugar.
People with diabetes or those at risk should adopt a healthy lifestyle to lower blood sugar.

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High blood sugar occurs when your body cannot convert sugar in the blood to energy for cells. This is a common issue for those with diabetes, or those at risk. If you don’t lower your blood sugar, you will be at an increased risk for serious health complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, and vision loss. 

That’s why, if you already have diabetes, it’s important to frequently check your blood sugar to make sure your levels stay in a normal, healthy range. 

Plus, about one-third of Americans have prediabetes — or elevated blood sugar levels — and 84% of them don’t know they have it. If you have prediabetes, it’s also important to lower your blood sugar levels in order to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. 

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The 7 worst ways Americans are using their tax refunds

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Because of COVID-19, this year’s tax deadline got delayed three months to July 15. But even with the extra time, it appears many people are still waiting until the last minute to file — including many taxpayers who will be receiving refunds.

The IRS says that as of July 3, it processed 95 million refunds, down from 105 million by the same time last year.

The tax agency says Americans are getting back an average $2,762 this year, slightly more than during the 2019 tax season.

With the economy struggling and unemployment still high, managing a refund wisely is more important than ever. But many Americans aren’t making the best use of their windfalls.

See the seven worst ways people are using their tax refunds.

1. Letting it rot in checking accounts

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Setting a tax refund aside in an emergency fund is smart. Many financial

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4 Ways You Were Conditioned To Hate Fitness As A Kid

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Years of viewing fitness as punishment can take some time to repair. (Photo: Getty Images/HuffPost)
Years of viewing fitness as punishment can take some time to repair. (Photo: Getty Images/HuffPost)

Experiences we have when we’re young are incredibly formative ― especially when it comes to something like exercise.

Fitness isn’t just physical; it also has a major effect on the mind. If you have a positive outlook on it (or even just a tolerable one), the likelihood is pretty good that exercise will improve your mental health. But if you’ve had negative emotions about working out in the past, chances are that moving your body can cause more stress than you may even think is worth it.

Part of that stems from how you may have thought about exercise when you were young. There are a handful of subtle ways we can be conditioned to hate fitness as kids. Below are just a few of them:

Mandated School Fitness Tests And Curriculum

Requiring students to

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6 ways to motivate and inspire your employees that don’t involve a pay rise

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Modern companies offer a lot of perks for employees: healthy breakfasts and fruits, medical insurance, massage right in the office, a gym with personal fitness coaches, and much more. Due to recent quarantine guidelines, most companies had to stop all office activities and move some of them online, such as training and fitness classes.

Even if you have a budget for perks, tangible and intangible methods of motivation should work together. People need to know that their work matters. Perks are great for attracting people, but they have a lesser effect on retaining them.

It’s critical to understand one fundamental thing though: benefits will not replace salary. A person works for money, having all the rest is good but secondary.

However, if pay cuts are needed due to the crisis, there are ways to retain and motivate your employees, as well as preserve high efficiency. Based on my experience of

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5 ways to have multiple orgasms for intense, longer-lasting sex

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Masturbating on your own may lead to more orgasms when you're with your partner.
Masturbating on your own may lead to more orgasms when you’re with your partner.

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  • You can have multiple orgasms by taking breaks during sex, practicing kegel exercises, stimulating different areas each time, and more.

  • Edging, which refers to purposely delaying an orgasm, may lead to a continuous string of orgasms.

  • You can also try tightening your pelvic floor while you masturbate, which can lead to greater arousal. 

  • This article was medically reviewed by Rosara Torrisi, LCSW, CST, MSSW, MEd, PhD, Certified Sex therapist at the Long Island Institute of Sex Therapy (LIIST).

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Having multiple orgasms may be easy for some. For others, you may need some work to get there. 

Just remember that it’s not about the number of orgasms you have per sexual encounter. It’s about getting the most pleasure out of your experience. For some, one orgasm is enough,

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12 ways to cope with coronavirus anxiety, according to psychologists

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  • The novel coronavirus continues to batter cities and overload hospitals across the US, causing residents to experience anxiety over the unknown, the health of their loved ones, the economy, and more. 

  • Psychologists say feeling worried and anxious is normal in a crisis like this, but it can be managed. 

  • To cope, limit your media exposure to the issue, do your part in helping control the virus’s spread, reach out to others, and follow these other expert tips. 

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Know that feeling anxious about coronavirus is OK and normal.

Wall Street traders are among those experiencing stress as the economy suffers.
Wall Street traders are among those experiencing stress as the economy suffers.

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With rising case loads, physical isolation from loved ones, and, for many, a loss of routine and purpose, Americans have been enduring a mental-health crisis alongside the medical one for months. 

A May study found more than a

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24 Ways To Maximize Your Paycheck This Year

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Paychecks come but they go even faster as expenses quickly mount. Though your pay may be limited, the ways you can creatively cut costs and maximize your money are not. If you need a little extra money, here are 24 ways to stretch your paycheck and make it bigger each month through a combination of cost-cutting ideas and methods to earn a little bit more money when you need it.

Last updated: Feb. 27, 2020

Put Your Budget in Writing

One of the best ways to squeeze more money out of your paycheck is to know what your current expenses are so you can decide where to trim your current spending. By writing down a budget, you give yourself a financial framework within which to work. If you can’t see what you’re spending, how can you know where to cut back?

Consolidate Your Debt

After looking at your finances, if

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7 ways cybercrime is evolving amid the coronavirus pandemic

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For many cybercriminals, the global coronavirus pandemic has been a golden opportunity for fraud.

And we haven’t even seen the worst of it yet.

Scammers love crises. From the criminal’s perspective, few things are better for cultivating new victims than a natural disaster or a social crisis.

Why? Because scams work best when people aren’t thinking clearly. When people are highly emotional, scared or anxious, as they usually are during a crisis, they tend to make impulsive decisions. This is exactly what the scammers want.

Read more: What to do if your identity has been stolen

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Cybercriminals are opportunists, and during a “normal” crisis — like a natural disaster — the opportunities are often short-lived. But the current crisis (or, rather, crises) is different.

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25 Ways To Make an Extra $500 a Month

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In times of economic crisis, every last dollar counts. No matter how much the coronavirus pandemic has affected your income, it’s always a good idea to sock away some extra money if you can. Even if you’re working 40 hours a week at a full-time job, there are things you can do to earn a few extra hundred dollars per month. Although everyone’s life is different and some of these ideas might only be possible when cities start to reopen more, there are likely at least a few options that can give you a bit of breathing room when it comes to finances.

Last updated: May 27, 2020

Rent Out Possessions

If you’ve got assets that you don’t want to sell but may not be currently using, consider renting them out. Thanks to the access the internet provides, it’s now easy to rent out everything from your car to your

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11 Ways You Can Make Money From Home

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Photo credit: Sincerely Media on Unsplash

From House Beautiful

For those seeking a useful way to spend their time during social distancing—or anyone simply interested in forging a deeper connection with their homes—HB has launched Home Love, a series of daily tips and ideas to make every minute indoors more productive (and gratifying!).

You know what they say: Chase that money! But what they don’t always tell you is that you can chase it from inside your home. No, I’m not talking about randomly finding a $20 bill inside one of your pants pockets. Below are some quick and easy ways to help you earn a little extra cash without leaving the house, no fancy credentials required. While you probably won’t be able to make a living off these tips and tricks, you’ll at least have some “fun money” to blow during your next Target run, right?

Do online surveys

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