September 1, 2015

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  • Real Estate

    5 tips for settling into your new home

    (BPT) - Though summer is winding down, for many families, hectic moving schedules are still underway. Whether you are moving this season or planning for a move in the near future, consider some helpful guidelines on packing up, moving out and settling in without a hitch — plus, the latest technologies to turn your new house into a home.

  • Pets

    With great puppy comes great responsibility: 7 tips to dog-proof your home

    (BPT) - Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting life event, but it can also be a little scary. While your new best friend is likely to take to you right away, dogs can also get disoriented when they are in a new place. They’ll frequently want to explore, and they’ll have lots and lots of energy. You might be confident that you’ll be a great, intuitive pet parent, but it’s important to take the right precautions and make sure your house is pet-friendly before Fido finds your designer shoes.

  • Home Decorating

    Make Your Home’s Exterior Pop with Color

    (StatePoint) Color is a fundamental component of curb appeal and can make your home either stand out from the pack or blend in nicely with its environment. But you’re not alone if you’re unsure how to incorporate color to make your home look its best.

  • Kitchen Bed Bath

    Heat your home without wasting energy this season

    (BPT) - If you’re interested in living a greener lifestyle, perhaps you’re already trying to reduce your energy usage as much as possible. Maybe you ride your bike to work, unplug your electronics when they’re not in use, use fans during warm weather and avoid wasting water.

  • Home Improvement

    7 Painting Projects for Weekend Warriors

    (Family Features) Homeowners are often advised to keep the home neutral and avoid decorating with anything too bold or personal. But in order to make a house your home, the decor should reflect your personality and style. The good news is you don't have to make permanent commitments. Paint is an easy and cost-effective way to infuse color and patterns that transform the aesthetic of a room or piece of furniture.

Top Story

Manage AFib Risk for Better Health

(Family Features) Approximately 1.5 million American women live with atrial fibrillation, a heart disorder commonly known as “AFib” that can lead to deadly or life-impairing stroke. For an undiagnosed woman living with AFib, knowing symptoms and risk factors can help mitigate this serious health threat. Women living with AFib can also take steps to manage this condition and their risk for stroke.  

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




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Study Finds Cataract Surgery Leaves Patients Satisfied
Updated: August 31, 2015 - 1:30 am

(Family Features) By 2030, 38 million Americans will suffer from cataracts, a number that will increase to 50 million by 2050, according to the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The most common treatment for cataracts is surgery, and new research suggests its benefits are strong.

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4 Myths about Emergency Preparedness
Updated: August 31, 2015 - 1:30 am

(Family Features) As many as 40 percent of American families do not have a family emergency plan in place, according to Save the Children(r), a non-profit organization dedicated to giving children a healthy start and protection from harm. But emergencies can happen to anyone at any time, making emergency preparedness and safety education important issues for families to address, especially families with small children. 

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Ways to Welcome a Shelter Dog
Updated: August 31, 2015 - 1:30 am

(Family Features) Animal shelters are full of lovable dogs of all breeds, sizes and ages deserving of a good home and ready to become your next four-legged family member. In fact, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, nearly 2 million dogs are adopted into new families each year.

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Must-Have School Essentials
Updated: August 31, 2015 - 1:30 am

(Family Features) Class is almost in session, and many busy parents have a few more items to check off their shopping lists. Help your kids get the grades this school year with a little helpful advice on top picks. From savory snacks to fuel their days to water bottles to keep them hydrated, savvy parents know stocking up now is the best way to get their little learners ready for the academics ahead.

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Tips to Make Music at Home with Your Family
Updated: August 31, 2015 - 1:30 am

(StatePoint) Music enriches lives and offers people of all ages a number of benefits -- from improving academic outcomes for children to relieving stress for working adults, and even helping seniors keep their minds active.

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4 cooking secrets to help you bake like a pro at home
Updated: August 31, 2015 - 1:30 am

(BPT) - When it comes to food and cooking, Americans are becoming more adventurous and inspired to try new things. They buzz about the latest food trends with friends, share picture-worthy meals on their social feeds, binge on cooking shows and aspire to bring the unique dishes they eat in restaurants or see on TV to their own kitchens, recreating them for the entire family to enjoy.

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Family-Friendly Meals Made with Milk
Updated: August 31, 2015 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) Milk is not only a fridge staple; it’s an essential part of American lives. It’s so important that, according to a new consumer survey conducted by Wakefield Research, 82 percent of American parents say they would make a separate trip to the store if they ran out of milk – and for good reason.

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7 Painting Projects for Weekend Warriors
Updated: August 31, 2015 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) Homeowners are often advised to keep the home neutral and avoid decorating with anything too bold or personal. But in order to make a house your home, the decor should reflect your personality and style. The good news is you don't have to make permanent commitments. Paint is an easy and cost-effective way to infuse color and patterns that transform the aesthetic of a room or piece of furniture.

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