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The fax machine. Voicemail. Powerpoint. Over the years, office technology has improved to boost productivity. But nothing has changed the game quite like email.

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Running reduces your risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. But not everyone enjoys running, and some people have injuries or conditions that prevent them from running. Don’t worry! Research has shown that you can get the same preventive health benefits from brisk walking. So get up and move!

One out of every four hamburgers turns brown before it reaches a safe internal temperature, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. When you’re grilling this summer, use an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature of food. Cook poultry to an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Ground meats, including hamburgers, should reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

When you’re well hydrated, your muscles—including your heart—work more efficiently. When you’re dehydrated, your heart has to work harder to pump blood to your muscles. This can lead to muscle cramps and fatigue. Keep ahead of your thirst this summer by drinking water and eating fruits and veggies with high water content.