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Jodi Jato Thornton
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Areas of Expertise: Travel, fitness, finance, real estate As seen in: GOBankingRates, CBS News, USA Today, MSN, Miami Herald, The Morning Call, News & Observer, Philly.com, Rock Hill Herald, The State, Bradenton Herald, Belleville News-Democrat, Kankakee Daily Journal, Centre Daily Times, Lexington Herald-Leader, The Telegraph (Macon), Lancaster Online, Merced Sun-Star, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, AOL, The Bellingham Herald, The Sun News, The Olympian, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes Tribune, MSN UK, MSN Canada See a random sampling of other articles I've written at: https://j...

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Charlotte’s Top Cultural Tours and Experiences

Do more than just see the sights when you’re in Charlotte. Delve into the Southern city’s culture, rhythms, tastes and scents while going behind the scenes of the its cultural and natural treasures. Check out these five expe...

5 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods that Would Make Mr. Rogers Smile

Since the late 1960s, children across the U.S. have grown up watching the Emmy Award–winning PBS television show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” which originated in Pittsburgh. Although you can see sets from Mister Rogers’ Ne...

A Smorgasbord of Tunes: 7 Ways to Delve into the Athens Music Scene

Walk in the footsteps of musical greats like the B-52s and R.E.M. when you visit Athens and retrace the history that’s made the city a modern music mecca. The bands were among those that brought the city’s music scene to nation...

Snow-Go: Check Out Fun Park City Activities for Non-Skiers

Even if you’re not a fan of schussing down slopes, there’s no need to resist a ski vacation with friends or family when the destination is Park City. The city offers non-skiers far more to do than just sipping hot cocoa at the ...

Art Walk on the Wild Side: A Tour of Manchester’s Graffiti Street Art

Stroll through Manchester’s hip Northern Quarter (NQ) and you’re likely to see famous faces like Prince or David Bowie gazing out at you from much-larger-than-life street murals. The former cotton industry center brims with out...

Elevate the Romance Factor with Stunning Views from These Lisbon Funiculars

Ahand-in-hand stroll along Lisbon’s scenic streets is a recipe for romance — unless it’s a trek up one of the city’s famously steep hills. Don’t worry about huffing and puffing up the inclines or breaking a less-than-sexy sweat...

8 Reasons Summertime’s the Right Time in Phoenix

Don’t let rising temps hold you back — Phoenix and the Valley of the Sun offer a world of reasons to visit during the summer. Although the mercury can rise to more than 100 degrees, any Phoenician will tell you, “It’s a dry hea...

Phoenix Is a Hotbed of Arts, Shopping and More: Here’s What Not to Miss

With several major arts districts and expansive shopping malls, Phoenix offers ample ways to while away a warm afternoon or find a lovely spot for a vacation selfie. Take a stroll down nearly any street in the downtown area to ...

Batter Up or Go for the Goal: Plan a Sports Lover’s Trip to Phoenix

Heads up, sports fans — no matter what your game is, the Valley of the Sun has you covered. Phoenix is just one of 13 cities in the U.S. that serves up pro teams for all four major professional sports. Plan your season, book...

Insider’s Guide to Downtown Phoenix’s Hidden Gems

When it comes to putting your finger on the heartbeat of Phoenix’s history and culture, the city’s downtown district places you in the heart of the action. Major entertainment venues abound and light rail can whisk you miles in...

Virginia is for Beach Lovers: Weekend Guide to Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake

Stretching more than 200 miles to the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay is famous for its seafood, scenery and wildlife. Although there are enough activities to keep you busy for weeks on end, the Chesapeake Bay area is ideal for ...

Waterfalls: 19 of the most beautiful across the US

Niagara Falls can be the trip of a lifetime, filling you with inspiration as you gaze up at 600,000 gallons of water per second plummeting over a 165-foot drop. The impressive falls aren’t the tallest or the widest in the ...

What Are The Six Different Types of Swimming Strokes?

Swimming provides all-around, low-impact body conditioning as well as exciting competition. Competitive swim meets allow only four strokes — butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and the crawl, also known as freestyle. Two other ...

The Speed of Human Swimming

Do you think you could outswim a shark? In 2017, 28-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps donned a monofin and pitted his mad swim skills against those of hammerhead and great white sharks. Although Phelps reached a max speed ...

Calories Burned by Swimming 1,000 Meters

Swimming is a low-impact way to exercise, making it ideal for those with challenges for weight-bearing forms of movement. The calories burned in swimming pools are similar to the caloric burn from running. However, how many cal...

Why Ice Cream Is Tricky (but Possible) to Fit Into Ketosis

Nothing says "Yum!" on a hot summer day like a big bowl of cold ice cream. If you're on a ketogenic diet and need to avoid sugars and carbs, while fats are desirable, ice cream can present a bit of a quandary. Its high fat cont...

The Surprising Side Effects of Eating Too Much Nutmeg

When it's sprinkled on top of holiday eggnog or folded into a curry, nutmeg adds a slightly sweet and nutty flavor that sets the recipe apart. Native to the West Indies and Sri Lanka, the nutmeg seed — which is ground up and us...

Dynamic Duo: The Healing Benefits of Olive Oil and Lemon

Since ancient times, the benefits of olive oil and lemon have been known — lauded as both nutritious food and effective folk remedies. In 400 B.C.E., the renowned Greek physician and "Father of Medicine," Hippocrates, prescribe...

The "Do Not Eat" List for Low-Carb Diets

Low-carb diets might be a good choice to improve general health for any number of reasons, including losing weight, managing diabetes or lowering blood lipid levels. The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's Diet...

Why Take L-Glutamine on an Empty Stomach?

Glutamine is key to building muscle and is also the most abundant amino acid in the human body, according to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Getting too little can cause your muscles to deteriorate, but how you supp...

4 Good Foods and 3 Bad Foods for Your Voice

You don't have to have aspirations of singing on stage or touring as a public speaker to have a valid desire to be in your best voice. Every time you open your mouth and let sound come out, people make assessments about your kn...

What Is the Leanest Meat to Eat?

When you're looking for a hearty meal, but you are watching your fat intake, you'll naturally want to include some lean protein in your diet. Check out the leanest meats to add to your plate.

How to Prevent Leg Cramps Caused by Ketosis

Following a ketogenic diet can provide you with many health benefits, including weight loss, reduced cancer risk, protection of brain function and improved cardiovascular functioning, according to Medical News Today. However, g...

Can You Build Muscle on a Low-Carb Diet?

Although a regimen of working out in the gym can deliver positive health results such as increased cardiovascular performance and lowered insulin resistance, let's face it — you want to look good, too. Building muscle and reduc...

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