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    Get the Low Down on Low Down Payments

    (StatePoint) You may have heard the rule of thumb that you shouldn't buy a home unless you can put down 20 percent of the purchase price. However, today’s home buyers have many choices when it comes to the size of the down payment.

  • Pets

    German shepherds to gerbils: How to choose the best pet for your family

    (BPT) - Whether a loyal pal like Lassie is what you’re looking for, or a Garfield–like couch potato is more your speed, a pet can make a wonderful addition to your family. But there is more to choosing a new pet than simply falling in love with a cute face. Making an informed and well-researched decision can lead to a happy home life for both you and your pet.

  • Kitchen Bed Bath

    Help men reclaim space of their own: Bathroom sharing tips

    (BPT) - Most couples acknowledge that women get the majority of space in the bathroom. In fact, men claim that just one-third of the bathroom is set aside for their things, according to the 2014 U.S. Dove Men+Care Hair Survey, and they often reach for items that belong to their partner, instead of products made for them.

  • Bridal

    Wedding trend alert: More couples choose enchanting winter themes

    (BPT) - The glittering icicles, crisp white snow and a simple unspoken elegance – the wonder of winter has suited weddings well for many years. Today, Disney’s Frozen has renewed interest in winter weddings, with more couples choosing a sophisticated theme that is inspired by the style and storyline of the popular film.

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Five Quick Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution

(StatePoint) New Year’s Resolutions are easier to make than to keep, especially when it comes to dieting. While life can often seem at odds with your health and fitness goals, there are plenty of ways to avoid common pitfalls this New Year and stay on the weight loss track.

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Tuesday 12/23/2014
Finding Your New Car for the New Year
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - Santa didn't bring that new car you wanted? Apparently you're not alone. The week after Christmas is the biggest shopping time of the year, according to car shopping site Edmunds.com, with lots of money-saving rebates and incentives. To learn more, visit www.edmunds.com.

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El Día de los Reyes es una gran tradición para las familias hispanas
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Santa quizás este desempolvando sus botas para la nieve y preparándose para la entrega de regalos en Navidad pero los niños hispanos saben que la celebración no termina allí. Ellos esperaran otra visita y otra ronda de regalos después de Navidad, durante la celebración de El Día de los Reyes (Kings Day). El Día de los Tres Reyes, celebrado el 6 de enero, también conocido como La Fiesta de la Epifanía del Señor, para las familias hispanas es un momento muy especial del año. La fecha marca la culminación de los doce días de Navidad y conmemora a los tres reyes magos que viajaron desde lejos, llevándole regalos al niño Jesús.

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Not Just a Man's World, Female Entrepreneurs Are Making Noise
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NewsUSA) - They can outperform boys in school, will probably live longer than their male counterparts and, according to the Financial Times, are forecast to outnumber men as millionaires by 2020 in the UK So, why are there still so few women entrepreneurs around the world?

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Whiplash Sufferers Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NewsUSA) - It's one of the most common injuries from a car crash, and those who've experienced it know it can be even more painful than watching a C-SPAN hearing on waste management.

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How Veterans Help Other Veterans
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NAPSI)—A look at one man’s story may inspire many people, veterans or not, to help others overcome difficulties such as blindness.

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Cómo obtener el dinero necesario para ir a la universidad
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NAPSM)—Los varones jóvenes que están tratando de obtener el dinero necesario para ir a la universidad deberían comenzar la búsqueda chequeando el estado de su registro en el Servicio Selectivo por Internet en www.sss.gov.

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A New Treatment In The Fight Against Ovarian Cancer
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NAPSI)—According to the American Cancer Society, a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer is one in 73. Awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease is a woman’s first defense against it, but many of the symptoms of ovarian cancer are similar to those of everyday ailments, like bloating, pain in the abdomen or pelvis, and trouble eating or feeling full quickly.

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SilverSneakers Fitness Inspires Older Adults To Be Healthy
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NAPSI)—After surviving breast and ovarian cancers, 90-year-old Grace Ruby’s health was very fragile. Knowing she needed to take active steps to improve her health, she joined the SilverSneakers® Fitness program and began to exercise regularly at her local YMCA. In fact, she loved the class so much that she was instrumental in starting a new 7 a.m. class that now has nearly 30 participants. Today, she is also the self-proclaimed class greeter, and takes pride in knowing each one of her classmates personally.

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Vote on the biggest local story in 2014: See poll below

It has been an eventful year in Lodi, from the antics of a wild turkey named Tom Kettleman to the announced closure of the General Mills plant. What do you see as the biggest story of the year?

Total Votes: 345


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