April 23, 2018

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

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

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

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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 >>




Thursday 04/19/2018
Shopping for a Wedding Gift? What to Know Now
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:35 am

(StatePoint) If your fridge is filled with save-the-dates and wedding invitations, you’re inevitably facing the daunting question: what to give?

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Monday 04/09/2018
Popping the Question? How to Select an Engagement Ring
Updated: April 10, 2018 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) “Will you marry me?” Be sure to pair these four little words with the perfect engagement ring. While there’s a bit of a learning curve when it comes to selecting the right diamond, the most important thing you can do is find a piece both you and your significant other will love.

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Thursday 03/29/2018
Millennials Want to Say ‘I Do’ to High-Tech Wedding Registries
Updated: March 30, 2018 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) Once upon a time, wedding registries were created so newlyweds would have all the basic essentials to establish their first home. But as technology has evolved, so too has the registry. Gone are the days where registries only include dishware and candlesticks. Couples can now incorporate modern must-haves, like connected lightbulbs, voice assistants and smart showers.

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Thursday 03/22/2018
Life's Biggest Moments Take Center Stage in New UP TV Series
Updated: March 22, 2018 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - As warm weather approaches, so does wedding season, and family-focused entertainment network UP TV heads down the aisle with a pair of new, unscripted series set to debut this summer.

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Monday 09/18/2017
How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring
Updated: September 19, 2017 - 1:41 am

(StatePoint) An engagement ring is at once a symbol of love and commitment and also a reflection of a woman’s personal style. For the engaged-to-be who hasn’t quite determined the perfect sparkler for herself, articulating an engagement ring style can seem challenging.

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Friday 04/13/2018
This Subscription Box Helps People Do Good and Feel Good
Updated: April 13, 2018 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - In today's busy world, the convenience of products and services delivered directly to your home makes life easier. But you can receive more than the usual groceries, diapers and dog food. You can get support and encouragement, and bring about positive change to a world in need.

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Monday 03/12/2018
How Families And States Help Kids Succeed In School
Updated: March 14, 2018 - 1:32 am

(NAPSI)—If a child you care about is ever struggling in school, unhappy, unchallenged, unable to get the help he or she needs, these four stories could inspire you to find an answer.

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Thursday 02/22/2018
Fifth Annual Fire Department Contest Highlights Grain Bin Safety
Updated: February 26, 2018 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - The risk of becoming trapped in a grain bin while trying to remove clumped or rotting grain remains a real hazard for farmers and their employees, who could be buried within seconds by fast-flowing grain.

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Tuesday 02/20/2018
Girl Scout Cookies: A Delicious Way to Help Girls Grow and Learn
Updated: February 21, 2018 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you take a bite of sweet Thin Mints® or Girl Scout S'mores® cookies, you'll be doing more than pleasing your palate. Each and every Girl Scout Cookies® purchase powers amazing experiences for girls, and 100 percent of the net proceeds stay local to benefit the Girl Scout council and troop. Now, in the 101st year of Girl Scouts selling cookies, the organization is celebrating the next century of female entrepreneurs and highlighting the incredible skills and opportunities that selling cookies has powered for the millions of girls and alums all over the United States.

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Sunday 02/11/2018
How to Spend Your Money with Companies that Share Your Values
Updated: February 16, 2018 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) From small one-time purchases to monthly service fees, you may not think much about what happens to your money after spending it.

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Wednesday 01/24/2018
How the Average Citizen Can Help Bring About Friendlier Politics
Updated: January 25, 2018 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) At a divisive moment in our nation’s history, you may be wondering how average citizens can help bring about friendlier politics.

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Monday 01/22/2018
Who Celebrates National School Choice Week?
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - With more than 32,000 independently planned events around the country, the week of Jan. 21-27 will be the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education.

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Monday 01/08/2018
School Choice Is About Parents, Not Politics
Updated: January 08, 2018 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - As tens of millions of people across the country prepare to celebrate National School Choice Week Jan. 21 through 27, our goal is to focus on parents and children, not politics or politicians.

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Friday 12/22/2017
#PoweringGood: Power Equipment Helps People Give Back
Updated: December 23, 2017 - 1:32 am

(NAPSI)—While digging out after a winter snowstorm can be a lot of hard work, the job is made easier thanks to many people who use their snow throwers to clear not only their own driveway, but also their neighbors’.

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Friday 12/15/2017
Overcoming Isolation And Loneliness
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—If you’ve ever felt lonely, you’re not alone. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that nearly half of older adults in America experience some degree of loneliness.

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Friday 04/20/2018
With More Buyers Out There, These Home Upgrades Can Really Pay Off
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:35 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - It's time to stop thinking of Millennials as totally uninterested in owning anything just because they were early adopters of Uber.

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Virtual Colonoscopy Is Becoming a Reality for More People
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:35 am

(NewsUSA) - Colorectal cancer deaths are slowly declining, but shocking racial and ethnic disparities remain.

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Wednesday 04/18/2018
5 Tips for Feeling Fabulous
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:35 am

(Family Features) Everyone wants to look and feel healthy, and there are so many easy ways to improve your health. Whether you’re making simple changes to your diet, exercise regimen or stress management techniques, small steps can make a big impact.

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Do You Love Whole Milk?
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:35 am

New research suggests you can follow your heart

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Simple Ways to Enjoy Warm-Weather Dining
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:35 am

(Family Features) The warmer months can bring a sense of new beginnings. While you’re taking in the sights and sounds of the seasons, it’s the perfect time to give your dining routine some fresh perspective.

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Landmark Alzheimer’s Study Urgently Seeks African American Volunteers
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:35 am

Study focuses on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and tracking it over time African Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease

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5 Steps to Creating a Healthier Community
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:35 am

(Family Features) Obesity, with corresponding ailments such as heart disease, high cholesterol and diabetes, is a well-chronicled public health issue and has many communities looking for ways to positively impact their residents.

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Effortless Spring Entertaining
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:35 am

(Family Features) Spring brings plenty of reasons to celebrate, from holidays to weddings to baby showers. Even a just-because al fresco brunch is a great way to share time with family and friends while taking advantage of a beautiful day.

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5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Life
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:35 am

(Family Features) The spring season not only signifies the start of rain showers, colorful flowers and more outdoor activities, it also brings a rise in spring cleaning. Shake off the cold weather blues and revisit the simple parts of everyday life that could use a cleanup.

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5 Reasons to Start Streaming
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:35 am

Best new TV shows and movies to watch now

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Thursday 04/19/2018
Millions of smokers go online for help to quit each year
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - The internet is the first place many people go to get information on how to quit smoking. In fact, more than 12 million U.S. adults — a third of all smokers — turn to the internet for help quitting each year, according to a new Truth Initiative study.

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The most common causes of homeowners insurance claims
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - The value of homeowners insurance is often thrust into the national spotlight when natural disasters happen. The devastation and financial loss they can cause reinforces the importance of making sure you have adequate insurance coverage to rebuild if disaster strikes your home. In 2017 alone, the U.S. was struck by 16 separate billion-dollar disaster events, resulting in a record-breaking $300 billion in damage, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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4 ways to simplify your DIY projects and home improvements
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - Whether you're working on a spring home improvement project or a summer task, this is the time of year when you focus on improving your home both inside and out. As you look for ways to make your home even better, nothing beats a good DIY project.

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Wednesday 04/18/2018
Celebrating Good Health During Older Americans Month
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:36 am

(StatePoint) The contributions of older Americans are celebrated each May during Older Americans’ Month. This year’s theme, “Engage at Every Age,” emphasizes that you are never too old to enrich your physical and emotional well-being.

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Advice for adult children of aging parents who need help at home
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - Helping a parent stay active and healthy at home can be achieved with careful planning. The rewards of personally caring for, or managing the care of, a loved one who needs help are innumerable. It’s an opportunity to give back and to offer a return on the loving investment they once made in us. The trade-off is that in-home care costs money; money that may not be available.

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Healthcare hints: 5 savings tips for budget-conscious consumers
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - As Americans work hard to meet all the obligations that come with work, family and everyday life, many are challenged to find time to manage all the financial elements affecting their healthcare.

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Having tax regrets? Here are 5 ways to pay less and save more on your taxes
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - Most of us know the feeling: Tax season can be a frustrating and stressful time. You have to gather lots of documents, remember all the changes in your life over the past year that might affect your return, and file the required paperwork before tax day rolls around.

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Tuesday 04/17/2018
5 tips to create a personalized shed
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - The backyard. It’s your oasis. Your happy place. Your second living room. It’s the place to go not only for “me” time — but quality time with friends and family.

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Health care costs in retirement: Can you separate fact from fiction?
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - As their 65th birthday looms, many people eagerly anticipate the affordable access to health care that Medicare will provide. After all, Medicare covers everything, right? Not exactly. Because of this common misconception, many people are caught off guard when they realize that each one of the dozens of Medicare options available to them comes with its own set of out-of-pocket cost implications. In fact, a survey of the newly retired found 43 percent are spending more on health care than they had planned.

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The real bottom line: Maximize the value of your Medicare dollar
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - In a recent survey, 43 percent of newly retired people said they were spending more on health care than they planned. One of the primary reasons? An unintentionally misguided approach to choosing their Medicare coverage.

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Sunday 04/22/2018
How to Care for Your Eyes as You Age
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:36 am

(StatePoint) As we age, our bodies don’t perform as well as they once did, and vision is no exception. However, early detection and treatment of eye problems and diseases through an eye exam is the best way to protect your eyes and overall health.

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How to Encourage Infant Brain Development
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:36 am

(StatePoint) Cognitive development is important, as it relates to the way a newborn learns, acquires knowledge and interacts with his or her surrounding environment.

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Friday 04/20/2018
Battling Rosacea: How to Recognize and Treat the Common Skin Condition that Causes Redness, Bumps and Breakouts
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - If you experience persistent facial redness, blushing, acne-like breakouts, visible blood vessels and or burning, itching or stinging on your face(1), it may be a chronic inflammatory skin condition called rosacea. An estimated 16 million Americans have rosacea(2), yet many people don’t know their symptoms could be a sign of this common condition(2).

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Top Five Misconceptions About Egg Donation
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - As the third largest global epidemic, fertility issues are much more common than people realize — yet very few people are talking about it. With 1 in 8 couples affected by infertility, there’s a growing interest in fertility treatments, including egg freezing and in vitro fertilization (IVF). However, for some individuals and couples struggling with infertility, relying on an egg donor is the only viable path to a healthy baby. Having worked with thousands of patients as a reproductive endocrinologist at CCRM (Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine), Dr. Aaron K. Styer knows that infertility can be scary and complex — and that there are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding egg donation. In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, Dr. Styer breaks down the top five misconceptions about egg donation:

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Virtual Colonoscopy Is Becoming a Reality for More People
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:35 am

(NewsUSA) - Colorectal cancer deaths are slowly declining, but shocking racial and ethnic disparities remain.

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Thursday 04/19/2018
Taking control: The fight for my health
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - My path to diagnosis

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Wednesday 04/18/2018
5 Tips for Feeling Fabulous
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:35 am

(Family Features) Everyone wants to look and feel healthy, and there are so many easy ways to improve your health. Whether you’re making simple changes to your diet, exercise regimen or stress management techniques, small steps can make a big impact.

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Do You Love Whole Milk?
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:35 am

New research suggests you can follow your heart

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Simple Ways to Enjoy Warm-Weather Dining
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:35 am

(Family Features) The warmer months can bring a sense of new beginnings. While you’re taking in the sights and sounds of the seasons, it’s the perfect time to give your dining routine some fresh perspective.

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Landmark Alzheimer’s Study Urgently Seeks African American Volunteers
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:35 am

Study focuses on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and tracking it over time African Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease

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Tuesday 03/20/2018
How To House-train Your Dog
Updated: March 21, 2018 - 1:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you're a pet parent to any of the country's estimated 78 million dogs, here's how to make house-training easier for both you and your pet.

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Thursday 03/15/2018
Protecting your pets from pests
Updated: April 23, 2018 - 1:36 am

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Monday 03/12/2018
The best nutrition for your backyard chickens
Updated: March 20, 2018 - 1:35 am

(BPT) - Raising backyard chickens has been a growing trend in the United States over the past several years. Consumers crave choice in their family’s diet, which often includes food they have grown or raised themselves. Raising a backyard flock helps consumers have more control over the eggs their family eats, but bringing home chicks for a backyard flock is just the beginning.

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Thursday 03/08/2018
Help Detector Dogs: Don't Pack A Pest
Updated: March 09, 2018 - 1:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you've returned to the U.S. from an international trip, you've no doubt seen beagles with blue jackets sniffing luggage in the baggage claim area. Visitors to Hawaii and Puerto Rico may also see these four-legged officers in green jackets helping to find prohibited fruits and vegetables hidden in luggage. As cute as they are, these detector dogs, who work alongside U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials and USDA, are performing an important job. They are helping to keep harmful invasive pests out of our country, including 19 called Hungry Pests, which can severely damage our crops, trees and landscapes.

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Friday 02/02/2018
Hope Unleashed For Pets With Cancer
Updated: February 03, 2018 - 1:32 am

(NAPSI)—If any of the country's 70 million dogs are part of your family, you know how you feel about your furry friend, how the love and loyalty, playfulness and protection he offers can affect your life. You also know you want to keep him safe and disease-free.

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Wednesday 01/17/2018
Bad Breath in Pets Could Be a Sign of Poor Health
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Unfortunately, your pet can get dry mouth too, and it can lead to more serious issues down the line and can also be a sign of more serious current health issues.

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Wednesday 12/27/2017
Major Study: Therapy Dogs Can Help Families Of Children With Cancer
Updated: December 28, 2017 - 1:38 am

(NAPSI)—Dogs have long been called Mankind's best friend, but a major new scientific study now indicates that a dog may also be a family's best friend in times of their greatest need.

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Wednesday 12/20/2017
Dog show myths and facts
Updated: December 21, 2017 - 1:35 am

(BPT) - Dog shows are an extraordinary opportunity to learn more about the nuanced and wonderful things that make dog breeds unique. But while many of us have an idea of what a dog show is — often from what we have seen depicted on television or in movies — there are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to these events. Below are some myths and facts that will hopefully set the record straight.

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Tuesday 12/12/2017
6 home cleaning tips for pet owners
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 1:35 am

(BPT) - Having a pet may seem like the beginning of a never-ending mess, but the key to living with furry friends is preparation. Whether combating odor, keeping surfaces free of dirt and fur or removing pesky stains, taking preventative measures and using the right products can turn any mess into a simple task.

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Thursday 12/07/2017
5 tips to get in front of the pet hair in your home
Updated: March 17, 2018 - 1:35 am

(BPT) - From their loyal ways to their silly antics, pets bring so much joy to homes. While you wouldn’t trade any of the cuddles and welcome-home slobbers, one thing most pet owners don’t find quite as lovable is all the pet hair!

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