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Composite or wood? Myth-busting facts to know before you decide on a deck

(BPT) - As temperatures warm across the country, many homeowners will begin thinking about home improvement. Adding a deck or replacing an old one is a popular project in spring and summer – one that provides outdoor entertaining space and enhances home value. If you’re considering a deck project this season, will you choose to build with wood or composite?

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Monday 04/14/2014
Kick-start kids' summer with shoe-shopping tips for parents
Updated: April 19, 2014 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - When it comes to the health of your children, you do everything you can to help them grow up healthy and strong. You get them vaccinated, take them to the dentist and optometrist, and you do your best to ensure they eat a nutritious diet that will help them grow. But are you aware of the important role foot health plays in a child’s overall development?

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Sunday 04/13/2014
Greener grilling: Good for you and for Mother Nature, too
Updated: April 19, 2014 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - You already know grilling is a healthful, flavorful and fun way to cook while enjoying the great outdoors. But did you know it can also be a “green” activity?

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Parents: Put the brakes on kids' summer 'brain drain'
Updated: April 19, 2014 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Parents and kids alike sigh with relief at the end of another successful school year. Yet years of studies show that summer “brain drain” is a very real phenomenon, and where kids are intellectually at the end of one school year isn’t always where they are when they begin a new one. Over the summer, the average student loses more than two months of grade-level equivalency in math skills.

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Wednesday 04/09/2014
Mowers, chain saws and high-ethanol gas: safety tips for consumers
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - With warm weather on the way, many Americans will be heading outdoors. Whether you’re beautifying your landscape with a lawn mower and hedge trimmer or using a chain saw to clear space for that deck you’ve always dreamed of, it’s important to take proper care when using outdoor power equipment. Safety measures help protect both the equipment and the people using it.

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Wednesday 04/02/2014
Stepping out for spring? People with diabetes should check their feet first
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Spring is finally here and it’s an ideal time to get outside and be more physically active. For those with diabetes, regular exercise helps increase circulation and is a critical part of staying healthy. But, before lacing up your sneakers, remember these important steps to ensure your feet are in shape:

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Tuesday 04/01/2014
Car care tips from a lady who professionally takes hers through the dirt and mud
Updated: April 09, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Spring is here, and it’s time to make sure your vehicles are maintained.  

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Deer dangers you don't know - and what to do about them
Updated: April 09, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - It’s hard to live in suburbia these days and be unaware of the difficulties deer can cause homeowners. They lunch on your landscape and brazenly cross busy roads at the worst possible times. But did you know that deer can carry parasites that transmit debilitating diseases to people? Or that nationally, deer versus car collisions claim about 200 lives per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?

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Planning the perfect Easter egg hunt
Updated: April 09, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - From the White House lawn to the family living room, children of all ages will soon be searching behind bushes and couches to find that last treasured egg. If you don’t have an Easter egg hunt to attend in your community this year, consider planning your own and inviting all the neighbors to participate. Here are some tips for planning the perfect Easter egg hunt:

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Should graduations return to the Grape Bowl?

Lodi Unified leaders are moving Lodi and Tokay high school graduations from the Grape Bowl to the Spanos Center at UOP in Stockton. They cite limited seating, costs and unpredictable weather at the Grape Bowl. But others say graduations at the Grape Bowl are an important Lodi tradition, and one reason many supported renovating the stadium. What do you think?

Total Votes: 83

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