Elizabeth Lotts

I have a bachelor's degree in marketing communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology. I spent more than six years as marketing editor for Vitacost.com, a Kroger company. Today, I'm a full-time freelance writer who focuses on health, fitness and personal finance.

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6 Foods High in Healthy Omega-3 Fatty Acids

on April 19, 2024

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to good health. Here’s how to get more in your diet.

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7 of the Best Foods for Avoiding High Blood Pressure

on April 13, 2024

Worried about high blood pressure? Eating these 7 foods can help keep your numbers under control.

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14 of the Weirdest Things You Can Rent

on April 8, 2024

For a price, darn near anything is available for rent.

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7 of the Worst Things to Eat for Your Blood Pressure

on March 27, 2024

You know salt is a no-no, but these are some of the worst foods for your blood pressure. Avoid them at all costs.

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9 Oddball Businesses That Actually Exist

on March 25, 2024

These unusual enterprises have found surprising routes to success.

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9 Low-Calorie Foods That Are Actually Filling

on March 5, 2024

If you’re looking for ways to manage weight, these options may make your life a bit easier.

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8 of the Best Foods to Eat When You’re Sick

on February 12, 2024

These nutritious foods and ingredients will soothe and support you on a sick day.

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9 Things You Should Never Put on a Debit Card

on February 8, 2024

Use your debit card for one of these expenses, and you could risk more than you realize.

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32 Retailers That Offer Senior Discounts

on January 31, 2024

Getting older comes with extra savings at these major retailers.

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9 Colleges That Offer Free Tuition for Seniors

on January 23, 2024

These schools let retirement-age students earn credits, or audit classes just for pleasure — for free.

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10 Senior Discounts for Anyone Age 55 or Older

on January 18, 2024

There is no need to wait until you’re 65 to take advantage of so-called “senior” discounts.

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America’s Top 10 Places for Active Retirees

on September 25, 2023

These U.S. cities offer the most sports, entertainment and social events for active retirees.

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6 Reasons To Stop Drinking Orange Juice Already

on September 7, 2023

Quitting OJ can help save you money and your health.

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14 of the Best Labor Day Sales in 2023

on September 4, 2023

You work hard for the money. Save some of it when you shop these Labor Day deals.

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10 Ways To Research Your Family Tree for Free

on August 19, 2023

Forget subscription-based genealogy websites. These databases and other resources are free.

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8 Retailers That Will Reward You for Recycling

on August 17, 2023

These stores will give you discounts or freebies for recycling your old stuff or empty containers.

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9 Smart Ways To Cut Salt From Your Diet

on August 16, 2023

You know you need to cut back on salt, but where do you start? These tips can help.

12 Retailers That Want To Buy Your Clutter

on August 8, 2023

These national chains will give you credit or cash for your stuff.

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8 Ivy League Colleges That Offer Free Online Courses

on July 19, 2023

Even Ivy League colleges offer free online courses. The best part? They’re available to anyone, anywhere.

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