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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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Thursday 04/19/2018
Shopping for a Wedding Gift? What to Know Now
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 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 - 1:35 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 - 1:34 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 - 1:32 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 05/25/2018
Student Preparation Program Yields College Scholarships
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

(NewsUSA) - Many high school students who might not have seen college as an option are now ready to pursue advanced education as Dell Scholars, thanks to a unique nonprofit education program.

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Monday 05/21/2018
Summertime Boating Safety Tips for Families
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

(NewsUSA) - As summer approaches, many families look forward to more time on the water together.

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Tuesday 05/15/2018
Summer Boating Tips for Safe Fun in The Sun
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

(NewsUSA) - Summer weather is finally here, and with it comes more time spent on the water. For boaters in particular, warmer temperatures and sunny skies mean more opportunities to bring family and friends along for the ride.

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Thursday 05/10/2018
'Hamilton' Inspires Youth In Foster Care
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

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Tuesday 05/08/2018
Can Capitalism Be Compassionate?
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

(NewsUSA) - The global economy can be confusing and terrifying. Financial experts, policy makers, and everyday citizens want to know: How will government policies impact our families and what can we do about it?

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Wednesday 04/25/2018
Large-Scale Efforts Helping Pre-K Teachers Receive Resources; You Can, Too
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

(StatePoint) Studies have shown that high-quality pre-K education better prepares children to achieve in school and makes them more likely to strive for higher vocational aspirations. It also has a positive impact on society. For every dollar spent on high-quality early education, society gains as much as $13 in long-term savings, according to a 2016 study by Nobel Laureate, James Heckman.

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Monday 04/23/2018
If You're Stuck at Sea, There's An App for That
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

(NewsUSA) - No one out enjoying time on a boat wants to think about breaking down and needing a tow, but a little preparation can make a big difference.

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Friday 04/13/2018
This Subscription Box Helps People Do Good and Feel Good
Updated: April 13, 2018 - 1:34 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 - 1:33 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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Friday 05/25/2018
4 Ways to Make Summer Easier for Children With Autism
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

(StatePoint) Transitional times of the year mean shifting schedules, which can be particularly challenging for children with autism and their families.

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Student Preparation Program Yields College Scholarships
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

(NewsUSA) - Many high school students who might not have seen college as an option are now ready to pursue advanced education as Dell Scholars, thanks to a unique nonprofit education program.

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Road Trip! Summer Means Hitting The Open Highway
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

(NewsUSA) - "Are we there yet?"

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Tuesday 05/22/2018
How to Inspire Summer Reading
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

(Family Features) While summer is the perfect time for kids to take advantage of days spent away from the classroom, remember not to put valuable skills, like reading, on the backburner. In fact, research estimates that 1-2 months of learning loss can occur during the summer months.

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Dietary Solutions for Pets
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

Understanding and treating food intolerances in pets

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Prepare Your Car for Summer
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

(Family Features) Summer is a time for sunshine and road trips. No matter the length of the trip, you’ll want your car safe and functional, especially with your family and friends in the passenger seats.

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It’s Never Too Late to Stay Protected from the Sun
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

(Family Features) It’s a common myth that most sun damage happens before the age of 18, but does this mean sun damage becomes less of a threat as we get older? Although many think most sun damage happens at a young age, the majority of sun exposure actually occurs after the age of 40.¹ However, it’s never too late to make a difference in your skin health.

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A Deserved Day for Dad
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

6 gracious Father’s Day gift ideas

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Millions of People with Medicare Are Getting New, More Secure Cards
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

(Family Features) Millions of people with Medicare will receive new, more secure Medicare cards in the mail in 2018. The new cards replace Social Security Number-based Medicare numbers with a new unique, personalized Medicare Number, known as the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier. Each person with Medicare will have his or her own number. The cards will be mailed automatically, free of charge, and there will be no changes to Medicare users’ current benefits.  

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5 Summer Outdoor Entertaining Tips
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

(Family Features) Summer brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy time outdoors entertaining family and friends. The key to a successful summer party is simplicity: keep things easy so you can enjoy the festivities right along with your guests.

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Friday 05/25/2018
Think you're too old to quit smoking? Think again
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:41 am

(BPT) - It’s no secret that tobacco smoke can be deadly. It is strongly linked to everything from cancer and stroke to pulmonary issues and heart disease.

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Reclaiming the rooftop: Tips for decks with a view
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:41 am

(BPT) - Once reserved for the urban elite, rooftop decks are popping up all over the country as an attractive option that offers a mixture of space savings and an unrivaled view. Rooftop decks take what was formerly unused space — the top of a building or the flat roof over part of a home — and reclaim it for a unique entertaining area or family gathering spot.

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5 tips for selecting the right railing for your deck
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:41 am

(BPT) - As one of the most visible elements of a deck, the railing serves an important aesthetic and structural role — adding support, safety and style. Here are five expert tips for creating the perfect perimeter for your outdoor space.

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Top 4 factors that affect the cost of a new roof
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:41 am

(BPT) - No one wants to pay more for something than they have to, especially when it comes to a large home improvement purchase. So, why can there be thousands of dollars difference between contractor bids for neighboring homes? And how can homeowners get an idea of what a new roof will cost?

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Great grilling tips and tricks of the pros
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:41 am

(BPT) - Across the country as weather heats up, so do the grills. You don't need to be a pitmaster to enjoy the fresh flavors that only come from grilling. A few simple tips and creative tricks will help you perfectly grill foods so juicy and delicious, you'll impress even the pickiest of palates.

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Thursday 05/24/2018
Eating right and staying healthy in retirement
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:41 am

(BPT) - Americans are now living longer than ever before. In fact, one of the fastest growing segments is people over the age of 85 who will represent 20 percent of the population by the year 2040. Because we are living longer, certain conditions specific to seniors are also on a steady rise. Dehydration, falls, fractures, cognition loss and attention deficits are now becoming more commonplace.

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Wednesday 05/23/2018
An easy start to better eating: Healthy surfaces and simple ingredients
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:41 am

(BPT) - When you become a parent, your child’s health and well-being takes top priority. This is why when it comes to getting dinner on the table, parents these days are less likely to reach for that box of mac and cheese and other heavily processed foods. Instead, parents tend to gravitate to dishes, sides and snacks featuring real ingredients that even a small child can name.

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Tuesday 05/22/2018
Have allergies and headed to college? Here's what you need to know
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:41 am

(BPT) - For millions of high school seniors, the summer after graduation is a full one. There is no shortage of parties, summer cookouts or afternoons spent by the pool. There’s a lot to look forward to — and a lot to prepare for.

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Stay agile: 5 tips for easier aging in place
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:41 am

(BPT) - While many of us may dream of retiring and moving away to a beach-side resort or cabin by the lake, the reality is that most Americans look forward to remaining in their own homes so they can continue to enjoy familiar comforts, activities and loved ones. In fact, an AARP survey recently found that 87 percent of U.S. adults 65 and older and 71 percent of those 50 to 64 wish to stay in their current houses as they get older.

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Home improvement: One repair at a time
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:41 am

(BPT) - Tis the season … for home improvement. Longer days, warmer weather and more flexible schedules (hello, summer break!) have a way of inspiring home improvement projects. It’s as if appliances in and around the house emerge from the shadows of winter, calling out for attention. Suddenly, the dishwasher rack has rusted, the washing machine agitator has ceased to work, the A/C unit is making a strange clicking noise and the lawnmower blade is broken. Now is the perfect time to repair these assets around the home, and doing it yourself has never been easier or more affordable.

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Friday 05/25/2018
How to Find the Right Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes This Summer
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:40 am

(StatePoint) Your time outside can quickly lead to an increased risk of exposure to dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause a sun spot on the white of the eye called a pinguecula. These may look yellow in appearance and cause irritation over time. Moreover, long-term exposure to harmful UV rays can cause the formation of cataracts, leading to blurred vision and can ultimately require cataract surgery to correct.

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Thursday 05/24/2018
50 Years Later, This Medicine is Still Protecting Moms and Newborns
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:40 am

(NewsUSA) - Every pregnant woman in the world should know the name Marianne Cummins.

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Five Tips For Prescription Medication Success
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:40 am

(NAPSI)—For people who are on one or more daily prescription medicines, forgetting to take a pill can happen from time to time. Planning ahead for such schedule-disrupting events as vacations and special events can help you stay on track and minimize any health risks that might result from not "taking as directed."

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Wednesday 05/23/2018
It's a Joint Effort: Tips for Proactively Managing Psoriatic Arthritis
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:40 am

(BPT) - Content sponsored and provided by Pfizer. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic autoimmune and inflammatory condition that can include a variety of symptoms such as joint pain and stiffness, and swollen toes and/or fingers.[1]a For those living with psoriatic arthritis, working with various healthcare providers to manage the range of symptoms can be overwhelming.[2] To elevate the voices of patients and uncover insights about patient-physician communication, Pfizer’s PsA Narrative surveyed 301 adults living with psoriatic arthritis in the U.S. and found that patients may not be communicating about symptoms they are experiencing and how they feel with their physicians.[3] Here are five simple tips to help take a more active role in managing your psoriatic arthritis:

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One in 30 baby boomers has hepatitis C and most don't know it
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:40 am

(BPT) - The various forms of viral hepatitis impact millions of people across the U.S. As a critical public health concern, May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month to encourage people to be educated about hepatitis and motivate those at risk to be tested.

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Tuesday 05/22/2018
How to Inspire Summer Reading
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

(Family Features) While summer is the perfect time for kids to take advantage of days spent away from the classroom, remember not to put valuable skills, like reading, on the backburner. In fact, research estimates that 1-2 months of learning loss can occur during the summer months.

more »
Dietary Solutions for Pets
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

Understanding and treating food intolerances in pets

more »
Prepare Your Car for Summer
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

(Family Features) Summer is a time for sunshine and road trips. No matter the length of the trip, you’ll want your car safe and functional, especially with your family and friends in the passenger seats.

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It’s Never Too Late to Stay Protected from the Sun
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

(Family Features) It’s a common myth that most sun damage happens before the age of 18, but does this mean sun damage becomes less of a threat as we get older? Although many think most sun damage happens at a young age, the majority of sun exposure actually occurs after the age of 40.¹ However, it’s never too late to make a difference in your skin health.

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A Deserved Day for Dad
Updated: May 26, 2018 - 1:39 am

6 gracious Father’s Day gift ideas

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Tuesday 03/20/2018
How To House-train Your Dog
Updated: March 21, 2018 - 1:37 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: May 26, 2018 - 1:41 am

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Monday 03/12/2018
The best nutrition for your backyard chickens
Updated: March 20, 2018 - 1:36 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 - 1:33 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 - 1:33 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 - 1:34 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 - 1:36 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 - 1:34 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 20, 2018 - 1:36 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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