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6 benefits of keeping your landline

Is the landline you’ve had since 2004 still necessary? Although it seems like your web-surfing, picture-taking, Amazon-shopping smart phone does it all, there are benefits to keeping your landline. Here are six great reasons why you shouldn’t be so quick to cut the cord.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: The Replacements

While these guys are absolute legends in the Minneapolis area, they made their mark on music history and are well worth a listen. Known for sold-out shows and monstrous performances, they have a legacy on par with almost anyone in the biz.
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Ten delicious ice cream shops in TDS communities

July is National Ice Cream Month, which is fitting since it's one of the hottest months of the year. Ice cream has historically been a key feature of American communities, and it's clear preference in flavors vary from community to community. Check out some of the popular ice cream parlors in TDS communities across the nation!
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Tips to boost your Wi-Fi signal and get more out of your internet connection

Is your internet is a little sluggish? Do speed tests show you are not getting the internet speed you expect? While it could be your internet connection, there might be some factors inside your home that can impact your internet speed. Get tips for boosting your Wi-Fi to provide faster internet speeds.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Green Day, Insomniac

From a legacy perspective, looking back on it now, Insomniac was almost the album that cemented Green Day's place in history. Many fans were disappointed it wasn’t the 40-minute slayer that Dookie was, but after you put it down for a bit, you went back to it and respected it more and more. Here we sit 25 years later, and their most played song on Spotify came from this record is “Brain Stew”.
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National Video Game Day and the growth of Esports

Today is National Video Game Day—a day to dust off old game cases, cartridges, and consoles and enjoy the nostalgia that is video games. While many view video games as a popular leisure activity, the competitive gaming industry’s rise in popularity over the last few decades is hard to ignore.
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Cheap Tunes Wednesday: Lainey Wilson

After early success when she was younger, Lainey Wilson fell off the musical map—until her real debut album. Now, she's featured all over the industry as the next big thing. Her voice is smooth, the lyrics are great, and this album is well worth a listen. She's going places so get in on the ground floor.
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Take the Plastic Free July challenge

TDS' Green Associate Resource Group is inviting everyone to give Plastic Free July a try. Don’t be intimidated by the name—you can also think of it as Plastic Reduction July or Plastic Conscious July. The important thing is to become more aware of ways you reduce (and find alternatives for) single-use plastic at home, school, and work. The goal isn't to shame, but to inspire small changes that collectively can have a huge impact.
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Ultimate 2021 summer reading guide compiled by TDS associates

We have officially transitioned from cuddling-under-a-blanket-by-a-fire weather to sipping-iced-tea-on-the-porch weather, and with that comes a new round of books to read. Whether you're still on book one or rapidly checking off titles, take a look at these books recommended by TDS associates.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Fozzy

From an outsider perspective, Fozzy isn’t the household name of the other artists noted above, and don’t have a Metallica-type following. But to have a lead singer who is a WWE star? Well, Jericho’s vocal is surprisingly solid and some of the riffs are worthy of any popular metal band. Take a listen on the hard rock side of music life.
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