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Monday 09/05/2016
Tips for Planning Your Wedding and Beyond
Updated: September 06, 2016 - 1:31 am

(StatePoint) While making the wedding day spectacular may seem like the main goal for engaged couples, savvy twosomes are also considering how they will build their home and life together after the honeymoon.

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Sunday 06/12/2016
Wedding Season Tips to Select Champagne
Updated: June 13, 2016 - 1:34 am

(StatePoint) Fizzing, bubbling, exciting and inspiring. Champagne is the quintessential complement to any memorable occasion, but perhaps is most inextricably linked to setting the mood for romance.

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Thursday 06/09/2016
7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Wedding Photographer
Updated: June 22, 2016 - 1:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Warmer weather, sun and clear skies are nearly here; that means it's time to get outside, explore new terrain and create unforgettable memories. Whether it's taking a hike, going for a dip in the pool, or creating the perfect backyard party, it's time to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and have some summer fun.

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Wednesday 06/01/2016
Tamera Mowry-Housley Encourages Parents to Reclaim Family Dinner Nights
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 1:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Feel free to use your insurance card when seeing a doctor of chiropractic.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Preparing 21st Century Enterprises for Success in the Digital Age
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 1:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It is no longer a brave new world for businesses. The digital age is here, and if experts are to be believed, businesses that have not already embraced this opportunity, risk joining those companies that refuse to adapt, and consequently are rapidly losing customers and revenue.

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Get Involved in Preventing Mosquitoes
Updated: June 23, 2016 - 1:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Across the country, families are embracing the warmer weather and spending more time outside. This year, as families prepare to host a variety of outdoor gatherings, mosquito prevention and protecting against mosquito bites should be top of mind.

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Thursday 05/26/2016
A New Way to Deal With Dry Mouth
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 1:35 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Some moments are simply too important to trust to a camera phone.

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Monday 05/23/2016
The Big Showdown Over Fingerprinting Uber and Lyft Drivers
Updated: June 09, 2016 - 1:35 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As a busy working mom to two young children, Tamera Mowry-Housley, co-host of TV's "The Real," understands the daily challenge of juggling her time between home and work. However, family time is of the utmost importance to her, and she still sets aside time to cook meals with her family almost every night. She encourages other parents to reclaim family dinner nights, and there's no better time to start than summer, when the days are longer and the weather is perfect for backyard dinners.

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Friday 05/20/2016
Rolling Stones Exhibit Rocks Music Fans
Updated: June 13, 2016 - 1:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For a Rolling Stones fan, what could top meeting the band in person? New Yorker Alex Emanuel met Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood inside the Recording Gallery within the Rolling Stones retrospective exhibit, Exhibitionism, at London's Saatchi Gallery.

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Thursday 05/19/2016
Enhance Your Summer Look With These Style Tips
Updated: June 13, 2016 - 1:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As we head into summer, it's important to find accessories that show off your style, while brightening up your wardrobe. Since summer brings an explosion of bold colors and vibrant patterns, this season's trends are no different.

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Thursday 09/22/2016
Cystic Fibrosis Breakthrough for Patients With Fungal Infections in Lungs
Updated: September 22, 2016 - 1:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - Up to half of all cystic fibrosis patients have fungal infections in their lungs caused by a spore-forming mold named Aspergillus fumigatus. Many of those patients, particularly children and young adults, will develop an allergic reaction to the fungus, Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA), according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Coughing, wheezing and other symptoms can be severe.

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
Save Time and Money With a Mail-Order Pharmacy
Updated: September 21, 2016 - 1:53 pm

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Millennials and Health Care
Updated: September 21, 2016 - 1:53 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Growing up in the digital age, most millennials (adults ages 18 to 36) have grown dependent on using technology to educate themselves about everything from current fashion trends to the latest rankings for their favorite football team. However, one important aspect of life that can't be as easily explained by a smartphone is health care. Since having comprehensive benefits is a major workplace perk, it's important that millennials understand key insurance terms so they can make the best health care decisions. Learn more at aflac.com.

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Is Your Christmas Tree Up to the Task?
Updated: September 21, 2016 - 1:53 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Ensure that your holiday lighting dreams come true with brightly lit bulbs on your trees, wreaths and other holiday decorations. Plan ahead to save time, reduce aggravation, and eliminate disappointment.

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Tuesday 09/20/2016
Tips to Keep Your Neighborhood Safe
Updated: September 21, 2016 - 1:31 am

(StatePoint) Amid recent headlines, which include mass shootings, terrorist attacks and typical everyday crime, it can be easy to feel unsafe. But individual citizens can take steps to make their homes and communities safer from many types of threats.

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Monday 09/19/2016
5 Ways to Raise Capital and Start a Business
Updated: September 19, 2016 - 1:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Raising capital to start a new business is not as easy as setting up a lemonade stand or selling Girl Scout cookies. A primary reason for the failure of start-ups is a lack of funding. There are plenty of great products and ideas that have never come close to making it to the public.

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Friday 09/16/2016
Have Chronic Pain? Here's a Safer Alternative to Opioids
Updated: September 16, 2016 - 1:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Looking for a safer, more effective, and less costly alternative for treating chronic pain now that the Centers for Disease and Prevention has pegged the number of deaths from opioid abuse at more than 28,000 in 2014 alone? One of the most popular choices: drug-free chiropractic care.

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Thursday 09/15/2016
Out of This World: Challenge Open to 3D Print in Space
Updated: September 15, 2016 - 1:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - One of the greatest challenges to long-term space travel is the inherent difficulty in delivering supplies to the astronauts. However, the advent of 3D printing technology allows astronauts to create many useful items, such as emergency tools, onsite while serving on the International Space Station (ISS).

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Military Training Happens Virtually in Florida
Updated: September 15, 2016 - 1:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Florida is no stranger to the entertainment industry. After all, it's home to the most visited theme parks on Earth. What people may not know is that the Sunshine State's entertainment expertise is also used to train our nation's military.

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Wednesday 09/14/2016
Power Down the AC on National Ceiling Fan Day
Updated: September 14, 2016 - 1:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - The weather is getting cooler, signaling time to turn off your energy-guzzling AC, but that's no reason to turn off your ceiling fan. You can save money and energy year-round by continuing to run your ceiling fan. That's the message touted by the fourth annual National Ceiling Fan Day (NCFD) this Sept. 18.

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Sunday 09/25/2016
Make a World of Difference on Halloween
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) This year, Halloween will bring tricks and treats, and teachable moments, too, thanks to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Under the guidance of teachers across the nation, thousands of students can learn positive global citizenship values and be empowered to make a difference.

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Why Sleep Apnea is Bad for Your Health
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) A poor night’s sleep can leave you feeling exhausted and cranky, but long-term sleep disruption can actually lead to serious health conditions. Not only is sleep apnea a leading cause of disrupted sleep and daytime sleepiness, but this disease is also a contributing factor to a host of medical problems.

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Simple Steps to Protect Your Family from Fire, Carbon Monoxide and Other Threats
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) While life can be complicated, sometimes the simple solutions are the best ones, particularly when it comes to protecting your family from household hazards.

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Get Picky About Pet Food
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) When a beloved family pet experiences health problems, it can take a toll on the whole family. In some cases, it can take weeks or even months to identify the problem, and more importantly, where the solution lies. In some cases, the answer is as simple as changing what your pet eats.

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Fashionably Fall
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) When fall comes on quick and brings cool weather with it, you can’t afford to be caught with an unprepared wardrobe. With every season change, there comes an opportunity to make sure your closet reflects your unique style.

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Giving Back
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) America’s farmers have a unique opportunity to support and give back to their local community.

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Tips to Get Kids Outside and Away From Screens
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) Remember taking off for a day of adventure on your bike, returning home only for dinner? Kids these days don't have the same incredible experience of exploratory, unstructured play. According to a new survey commissioned by Nature's Path, 54 percent of moms say their kids spend more time playing in front of a screen than playing outside.

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4 Important STEM Education Innovations
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) For the past 25 years, there has been an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, but that’s just the beginning. According to the Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17 percent from 2008-2018, compared to 9.8 percent growth for non-STEM occupations. Not only has this trend led to increased job opportunities, but it has also produced numerous technological advances that have drastically changed the world.

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7 Health Concerns That Can Result from Sleep Apnea
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) Sleep is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but sleep problems – such as sleep apnea – can hinder sleep quality and lead to other severe health complications. Sleep apnea is a serious breathing disorder that causes you to snore loudly and stop breathing up to hundreds of times a night for anywhere from 10 seconds to more than a minute. According to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine(AADSM), approximately 25 million adults in the United States suffer from this disease. What many people don’t realize is that in addition to being a nuisance at night, sleep apnea also is a contributing factor to several other health problems.

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Thursday 09/22/2016
Meet the world's first self-installing car seat - giving parents peace of mind every ride. [Video]
Updated: September 23, 2016 - 1:32 am

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Thursday 09/22/2016
Don't leave money on the table: Know your Social Security facts
Posted: September 22, 2016

(BPT) - Planning ahead and getting an accurate picture of your options may be the key to getting the most out of your retirement. However, a survey commissioned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) aimed to better understand how much Americans know about Social Security retirement benefits suggests many may be leaving Social Security retirement benefits they’re entitled to on the table, or incorrectly assuming what benefits may be available in retirement. Here are some the most common questions and answers for people of all ages:

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
What you need to know about atrial fibrillation and stroke
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Each year, millions of people in the U.S. have an irregular heartbeat, also known as an arrhythmia, according to the American Heart Association.  Heart arrhythmias are common and can be harmless. However, certain arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation (AFib), may produce pooling and clotting of the blood which can then travel to other parts of the body, damaging the brain, lungs and other organs if not treated appropriately.  

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The uplifting truth about end-of-life care
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - When a loved one is critically ill, hearing that it’s time for hospice care can be devastating news. On top of the emotional upheaval of coping with a terminal illness, you may be unsure what hospice care really is — and believe it’s just an indication your loved one will likely pass away.

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Monday 09/19/2016
Veterans find hope and healing through creative arts
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Where words fail, the creative arts have the ability to speak. Art therapy is an empowering technique that allows for self-discovery and has the power to produce insight and expression in a non-threatening way. That is why the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) encourages creative arts as a therapeutic, and often lifesaving, tool for returning soldiers.

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What you still don't know about breast cancer
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - The topic of breast cancer can feel familiar — from October walks to pink ribbons, Americans know breast cancer. That is, until you or a loved one is diagnosed.  

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Wednesday 09/14/2016
How to Talk to Aging Parents about the Future
Updated: September 15, 2016 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) Parents care for and guide children into adulthood. But as parents age, sometimes the roles are reversed.

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Meaningful, doable ways to support veterans, members of the military and their families
Updated: September 22, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - At the airport, you take a moment to thank a solider in uniform who is returning home. On Veterans Day, you hold up a sign at your town’s parade to let those who have served know how much you care. Throughout the year, whenever you encounter veterans or someone currently serving in the armed forces, you show your appreciation for their service.

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Tuesday 09/06/2016
Creating confidence: 8 steps to feeling more self-assured
Updated: September 14, 2016 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - Virtually everyone struggles with a lack of self-confidence at some point in their lives and it’s perfectly normal to feel unsure of yourself in certain situations. However, if you find a lack of confidence is holding you back from fully enjoying your personal life, or achieving your professional goals, it may be time to take action.

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Monday 09/05/2016
How Boomers are Disrupting the Housing Market
Updated: September 06, 2016 - 1:31 am

(StatePoint) As the Boomer population ages and retires, massive shifts in the housing market are to be expected. One current popular trend with these older Americans is manufactured housing in land-lease communities, where homes are placed on leased land and the overall price of the home is lower than other types of homes. And many of these communities offer senior-friendly amenities.

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Wednesday 08/31/2016
Silent stroke is not so silent
Updated: September 08, 2016 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - Silent strokes, ones that happen in your brain without you even knowing, can lead to full-blown strokes as well as cognitive impairment and dementia.

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Sunday 09/25/2016
Make a World of Difference on Halloween
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) This year, Halloween will bring tricks and treats, and teachable moments, too, thanks to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Under the guidance of teachers across the nation, thousands of students can learn positive global citizenship values and be empowered to make a difference.

more »
Why Sleep Apnea is Bad for Your Health
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) A poor night’s sleep can leave you feeling exhausted and cranky, but long-term sleep disruption can actually lead to serious health conditions. Not only is sleep apnea a leading cause of disrupted sleep and daytime sleepiness, but this disease is also a contributing factor to a host of medical problems.

more »
Get Picky About Pet Food
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) When a beloved family pet experiences health problems, it can take a toll on the whole family. In some cases, it can take weeks or even months to identify the problem, and more importantly, where the solution lies. In some cases, the answer is as simple as changing what your pet eats.

more »
Fashionably Fall
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) When fall comes on quick and brings cool weather with it, you can’t afford to be caught with an unprepared wardrobe. With every season change, there comes an opportunity to make sure your closet reflects your unique style.

more »
Giving Back
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) America’s farmers have a unique opportunity to support and give back to their local community.

more »
Tips to Get Kids Outside and Away From Screens
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) Remember taking off for a day of adventure on your bike, returning home only for dinner? Kids these days don't have the same incredible experience of exploratory, unstructured play. According to a new survey commissioned by Nature's Path, 54 percent of moms say their kids spend more time playing in front of a screen than playing outside.

more »
4 Important STEM Education Innovations
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) For the past 25 years, there has been an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, but that’s just the beginning. According to the Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17 percent from 2008-2018, compared to 9.8 percent growth for non-STEM occupations. Not only has this trend led to increased job opportunities, but it has also produced numerous technological advances that have drastically changed the world.

more »
7 Health Concerns That Can Result from Sleep Apnea
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(Family Features) Sleep is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but sleep problems – such as sleep apnea – can hinder sleep quality and lead to other severe health complications. Sleep apnea is a serious breathing disorder that causes you to snore loudly and stop breathing up to hundreds of times a night for anywhere from 10 seconds to more than a minute. According to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine(AADSM), approximately 25 million adults in the United States suffer from this disease. What many people don’t realize is that in addition to being a nuisance at night, sleep apnea also is a contributing factor to several other health problems.

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Friday 09/23/2016
5 ways to make a difference for kids with childhood cancer
Posted: September 23, 2016

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Football legend makes healthy living a priority
Updated: September 24, 2016 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - Former Washington Redskins great Ron Saul has been a part of some storied football teams and was a crucial member of the Redskins’ most famous offensive line unit.  Ron attributes a key part of his career success to the support of the fans. Now, Ron has partnered with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in order to return this support to the community and his fans by sharing his 18-year health journey living with type 2 diabetes.

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Tuesday 09/20/2016
Three Surefire Signs That It's Time To Have 'The Talk' With Tabby
Updated: September 21, 2016 - 1:31 am

(NAPSI)—These days, many people know that spaying and neutering are the most humane and effective ways to reduce pet overpopulation. Not everyone, however, knows that fixing your cat will also address some of the most vexing and bothersome cat behaviors, including:

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Friday 08/05/2016
Get adventurous before busy fall routines set in with these 5 fun family activities
Updated: August 13, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Summer is fleeting and schedules are filling up quickly, so take advantage of the free time you have to partake in fun activities with those you love the most: your family. It's tempting to stick to the same routine of going to the local playground, taking in a movie or playing in the backyard. Why not try some new experiences this year and go on a family adventure? These five activities are fun for the whole family and will help create lasting memories together. Incorporate a couple (or all five!) ideas into your schedule to finish summer with a bang and begin fall on a fun note. 

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Thursday 08/04/2016
Senior Dogs Who Wet Their Beds—What Pet Parents Of Senior Dogs Should Know
Updated: August 05, 2016 - 1:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re like most dog owners, you’ve stumbled upon, or even into, a few urine “accidents” from time to time.

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Thursday 07/28/2016
10 top trends to keep your dog fit and healthy
Posted: July 28, 2016

(BPT) - For pet owners and their four-legged friends, social activities such as playing at the dog park, hiking through the woods, strolling around town or making new friends at doggy day care are great ways to stay fit, but can also pose health risks. Here are 10 ways to keep your dog healthy and happy:

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Tuesday 07/19/2016
Know the symptoms of 'Stank Face'
Posted: July 19, 2016

(BPT) - Attention: If you own a cat, you could be unknowingly exposing friends and family to the embarrassing condition of Stank Face. You know, the universal expression of disgust often caused by litter box odor. Luckily, experts have now determined the primary cause of this controversial ailment; inferior cat litter. And a cure is available thanks to the odor control experts at Tidy Cats.

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Wednesday 07/13/2016
5 helpful hints for welcoming a kitty home
Updated: July 14, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Millions of cats are in shelters across the country waiting for a loving parent or family to bring them home. Every year, 3.4 million cats enter shelters. Only 37 percent are adopted, while 41 are euthanized and less than 5 percent of cats who come in as strays are returned to their owners, according to the ASPCA.

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Wednesday 06/15/2016
Take Your Cat On An Adventure
Updated: June 16, 2016 - 1:32 am

(NAPSI)—Whether it’s exploring the great outdoors or within the walls of their own home, cats have a knack for making the ordinary extraordinary.

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Tuesday 06/07/2016
The Tip List for Pets - Keeping Your Dog Fit and Healthy
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - For pet owners and their four-legged friends, interacting with other dogs provides great opportunities for exercise and socialization. Whether it’s playing at the dog park, hiking through the woods, strolling around town or making new friends at doggy daycare, these activities can improve your dog’s mental and physical well-being. They can also put your dog at risk for exposure to health threats.

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Friday 06/03/2016
Livestock guardians: Top dogs for protecting your herd or flock
Updated: June 04, 2016 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - When you raise animals, from poultry to cattle, hard work and dedication come with the territory. So how do you reward one of the toughest and most valuable members of your ranch or country home when he’s of the four-legged variety? Give him more work to do.

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Friday 05/20/2016
4 ways to make your home comfortable and safe for your pet
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 1:36 am

(BPT) - For millions of Americans, pets are a member of the family. They provide companionship and countless memories that last a lifetime. Having a pet-friendly home increases the likelihood that these memories will be positive.

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