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Your Ship Has Come In; AMBA Passport Helps You Save Big!

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What’s even better than summertime travel adventures? Saving big on your summertime travel adventures, of course! And with AMBA Passport from MyAMBAdiscounts, you can get in shape get out to sea. Whichever you choose, we can help you can save hundreds! Whether it’s golf packages and vacations from Golfbreaks or scenic North American hikes with Active Adventures, you can have fun and fitness at...

All The Right Friends: Your Association Has Your Back

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Did you know there’s a group of people with a similar background to you who are eager to have you join them (if you haven’t already)?  When you join your association, you join a group of peers who are looking forward as much as you are to enjoying events together. Whether you’re an active worker or retired, whether your membership has lapsed or you’re considering joining for the first time...

Your Feet Are Killing You Because You’re Killing Your Feet

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One of the best exercises is walking. It keeps muscles healthy and joints flexible, you can enjoy the outdoors, and, if you join a walking group, you can meet new friends with common interests. The average American walks between 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day, which is approximately 1.5 to 2 miles. To find out how many steps you currently walk, your smartphone probably has a preinstalled...

Strength in Numbers: How Your Association Membership Benefits You

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For many people, retirement is surprisingly one of the most stressful times in their entire lives. The sudden transition from a day filled with tasks working alongside peers to a life of leisure can be jarring and isolating. The good news: there’s a group of people with a similar background to you who are eager to have you join them (if you haven’t already). Your association! Whether you’re an...

Screen Time Is Strain Time: Protecting Your Eyes While Online

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The news is full of stories about how the pandemic is putting economic and emotional strains on many of us. But what’s frequently overlooked – no pun intended – is the indirect effect the situation is putting on our eyes. With more people spending a greater amount of time at home, the use of digital devices such as using computers for web browsing, checking social media, and making video...

New Season, New Sunglasses

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September might be here, but summer is still going strong – and so are the sun’s UV rays. Sunglasses with UV protection are critical to protect your eyes and even multiple other structures surrounding the eyes. Even eyelids can be damaged from the sun. One way to test if the UV protection in your sunglasses has expired is to buy a UV flashlight. Shine the light on some paper money. When the...

Tips For Safe Fall Hiking

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Fall hiking fanatics, rejoice! The season for cooling temperatures, changing colors, and spectacular views has finally arrived. As picturesque as fall hikes are, the season also brings many dangers and challenges for those looking forward to getting outdoors. Here are some things to watch for along with tips on how to stay safe: Falling is the #1 Hazard For Fall Hikers. As beautiful as fall...

Should You Brush Your Teeth Before or After Breakfast?

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We all know the dental community recommends brushing your teeth at least twice a day. But what about when to brush in the morning, before or after breakfast? Many people who brush after breakfast say they prefer it because they want to avoid the unpleasant flavor that occurs when you drink orange juice after brushing with minty toothpaste and it clears debris left over from their meal and...

A Can of Peas, A Bag of Rice, and A Determination That No One Should Go Hungry: A History of the First Food Bank

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A broken heart inspired John van Hengel to fill the stomachs of people in need. Born in Waupun, Wisconsin in 1923, van Hengel eventually was sent to Phoenix, Arizona for rehabilitation after he became partially paralyzed while breaking up a bar fight.  Upon recovering from his injuries (at 44, he even became the oldest public lifeguard in Phoenix), van Hengel vowed to dedicate his life to...

Should You Switch From Contact Lenses to Glasses in the Age of Covid-19?

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“Contact Tracing” is an important measure that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “Contactless Pick-Up” can also keep you safe. Here’s another way to help stay safe: “Rethink Wearing Contact Lenses.” Experts report that switching from your contact lenses to glasses is worth considering, both for the risks of wearing contacts, and the protection that glasses can provide. The Risk of...

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