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Meal planning is a great way to save money, keep your sanity and eat good food. But where do you start? Honestly, it depends a lot on how proficient a cook you are. Here are some ideas if you are new to cooking or just don’t feel like you’re very good at it yet.

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Workouts can be tough. But exercise doesn’t have to be. For a healthier lifestyle, being active is the key, and it doesn’t much matter what that physical activity is. So if running a half marathon seems overwhelming to you, try one of these unconventional ways to squeeze more exercise into your week.

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