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Carolina Life

Tips, tricks and inspiration for living life to the fullest in North Carolina

Distracted Driving

5 simple steps that help you stay focused on the road

Featured Recipes from the Food Issue

12 new dishes from our Carolina Kitchen

The Growing ‘Gig Economy’

Tips to maximize your freelance earnings

Independent Bookstores Thrive Throughout the State

The state’s vibrant independent bookstore scene creates community hubs

Celebrate the Season of Giving

Five ways to help those in need during the holidays

Young Families are Moving to Rural North Carolina

Census numbers show 80 counties gained those ages 30 to 39

Writing a Winning College Essay

Use the four P’s to let your story shine through

Weight Loss Success with Protein

Fewer calories, more protein is a winning combo

Balancing Breakfast

On the go? Fuel up with nutritious fare

Supper Cheat Sheet

Pull off a fast one with these tasty, one-pan meals

How to Satisfy a Crawfish Craving

NC crawfish farming means more chances to enjoy fresh crawdads

Culinary Adventures of a State Fair Judge

The inside scoop on what makes a recipe stand out at the NC State Fair

Building Your Nest Egg

Small steps can lead to significant savings

New Home Upgrades on a Budget

Tweak your new home with these easy projects