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How Famous People Are Handling This Global Pandemic

When times get hard, it’s not always easy to see a way out. Nor is it easy to lift your spirits. With things so topsy turvy, it can seem as though life may never return to normal again. More than 23 million older adults in the United States are economically insecure. However, there is always hope. In light of the current global pandemic, famous people and celebrities offer some interesting insights, reassurance, and inspiration for all of us. Here are a few of the ways in which famous people are handling this global pandemic.

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COVID-19 and Wedding Cancellations: Will You Still Be Able to Say ‘I Do?’

There’s this Yiddish proverb that says, “Man plans and God laughs.” The saying points to the volatility of life and how, despite intricate planning, things don’t always pan out as planned. But it there’s one thing Americans seem to be great at planning for, it’s weddings. In the United States, there are 44,230 weddings on average that take place each weekend. In the year 2018, the U.S. wedding industry was worth a mind-boggling $72 billion. It’s safe to say that weddings are big business. Continue reading

Ten Reasons to Encourage you Children to Play Pickleball

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Children in school these days run the full gamut of gym and schoolyard activities from a very young age. Elementary and middle school gym class can be fun and beneficial, but it can also be dangerous and emotionally exhausting.

With over 700,000 children 14 and younger being treated for sports-related injuries every year, there has never been a better time to encourage your children to participate in safe, fun, and engaging activities both at school and as recreational hobbies.

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Hawaii vs Alaska: Everything You Need to Know

Alaska and Hawaii are the last two states to join the Union, and they are both quite popular destinations for domestic tourism in the United States. Hawaii’s sandy, sunny beaches are the classic image of a relaxing vacation, and Alaska’s expansive wilderness is perfect for all kinds of outdoor sports and activities. Most often, residents of the continental U.S. will take a plane to either one of these states for a visit, and both are ready to accommodate tourists all year round with luxury hotels, quaint cabins in the wilds, helicopter tours, and everything in between. But some tourists may have a preference for where they visit, and they should know what sets each of these states apart. Not to mention how many retirees may want to move to these states (10,000 Americans reach the retirement age of 65 each day, after all).

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The Coronavirus: Exploring Common Myths

The coronavirus hysteria has officially reached a new level. News of the virus is hitting headlines on a daily basis, regardless of its immediate danger to the average healthy person. Many of these headlines are online. The internet is a powerful resource — and we’re taking advantage of it, with 51% of all web traffic coming from organic research. But that doesn’t mean you should believe everything you read, especially when a potentially deadly virus is being discussed. Continue reading

Domestic Vacations Are Trending in the US, New Data Shows

A growing number of Americans are choosing to travel within the U.S. rather than abroad. According to new data from Allianz Global Assistance’s annual Top 10 Spring Break Destinations survey, which analyzed over 2.7 million flight itineraries, stateside spring break trips have increased by 24% in just the past year. That’s 6% higher than the number of Americans traveling internationally.

In 2016, approximately 9.6 million overseas trips were made by non-residents to Ireland. But as of 2019, nearly 50% of working Americans can’t afford to take a vacation, let alone travel abroad.

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