Understanding the Real Impacts of Student Loan Default

  • Written by Take Charge America
The student loan crisis has reached epic proportions. As college tuition continues to rise, student debt is following suit – and so is the rate of default. The Institute for College Access and Success reports that a staggering 8.5 million borrowers were in default as of June 30, 2017.
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Prescribed an opioid? Ask these questions

  • Written by Dr. Sam Ho, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare
If your doctor or dentist prescribes a pain reliever, take charge of your health and find out exactly what you are getting. Common opioid brand names include Vicodin and Percocet.
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Jump Into Spring

  • Written by Dr. Allison Apfelbaum
I can’t believe spring is here already, and it reminds me of how much I missed the sunshine.  Spring is always a good time to start cleaning out clutter around the house, but also within your physical body as well.  Spring is also a good time to cleanse the body, which will help increase your energy and possibly aid in weight loss.  In Naturopathic medicine, supporting the liver and kidneys are important for any kind of detox.  Here are some tips to help improve energy and lose weight before summer rolls around.
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Edible Pedal Power

  • Written by Jean Satti, Molbak’s Garden + Home, Woodinville
When it comes to entertaining how can you make your creativity bloom?  Try dressing up your garden and your culinary creations with flowers pretty enough to eat. 
Edible flowers have been accenting dinner plates for centuries, and today they bring a gourmet touch to gatherings and a wave of color to your gardens.  When using edible flowers – remember:
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​Frozen car lock? There's a hack for that

  • Written by PEMCO Insurance

For all those unsuspecting souls who moved to the Northwest during our spectacular summer, we have a secret. That stellar season's evil twin officially arrives in about three weeks.

No guarantees, of course. Northwest winters can range from wild to mild. But it's a rare year that escapes at least one harsh cold snap. When ours materializes, you'll be glad you knew how to:

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