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Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care

For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

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Ideas for a Simple, Clutter-Free Life


It’s 7:42 as you get in the car. You can still make your 8:00 meeting if— where are those keys? You dash back inside; rummage through the upstairs, downstairs—no keys. Stumbling across toys, magazines and shoes, you collapse on the family room couch. 7:54—you’re late. Now you’ll have to call work.

Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Americans are finding themselves drowning in clutter. According to Agency Sales magazine, about 80% of what people have never gets used. And at what cost? Lost time. Not just... Read more of "Ideas for a Simple, Clutter-Free Life"»

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Get Into the (Organizing) Groove

Get Into the (Organizing) Groove

Americans spend 9 million hours every year looking for something they've misplaced.

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