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    5 important facts to teach kids about pet ownership

    (BPT) - Kids instinctively love animals. Children begin learning about animal species, their habitats and behavior during elementary school, and this is when children also become more interested and involved in caring for family pets. They may even become pet owners for the first time at this age. Learning about animal care is fun for kids, while also teaching them life lessons about empathy, compassion and responsibility.

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    Concrete ways to furnish a home

    (BPT) - From driveways and sidewalks to porches and steps, concrete is the cornerstone of a home’s curb appeal. The same is true in the backyard where patios, fire pits and other concrete features define the value of any outdoor living space. However, in recent years concrete has migrated indoors where homeowners are enjoying the functional beauty of cool, whimsical furnishings, décor and other designer home accessories made from what is traditionally a building material.

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Affordable bathroom updates with big impact

(BPT) - A bathroom renovation is a highly desired home improvement, but many homeowners put off making updates due to the perceived cost. Fortunately, you don't need a complete remodel to get the bathroom of your dreams — nor do you need to break the bank.

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Sunday 01/20/2019
Transitioning Back to Work After Baby
Updated: January 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Just when you were getting the hang of having a baby at home, it’s time to go back to work. Beyond the expected changes such as picking work tasks back up and catching up on things you’ve missed, your priorities have most likely shifted now that you’re a parent.

Find a Hotel to Fit Your Travel Needs
Updated: January 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) When most people plan a trip, the focus is on the purpose of the journey, whether it’s a work-related jaunt or a vacation with loved ones. Researching and organizing travel for an upcoming trip is important, but so is finding the perfect place to make your journey easier, more productive and successful.

Help Pets Ward Off Winter Risks
Updated: January 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) When temperatures drop, humans know to bundle up and avoid excess time outdoors. The same approach should be taken when it comes to pets. They may be covered by cozy fur coats, but not all of those coats are created equally.

Make a Difference in Education
Updated: January 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

6 ways to contribute to schools in your community

Better Yourself in the New Year
Updated: January 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) A new year is the perfect opportunity to take a fresh look at your life and re-evaluate what you’d like to accomplish – both physically and mentally – during the coming year.

Hug More, Stress Less
Updated: January 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Whether circumstances are good or bad, exciting or stressful, there are several simple ways to improve emotional and mental fitness.

A Keto-Friendly Approach to Weight Loss
Updated: January 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) A growing number of health-conscious consumers are pursuing a keto lifestyle and products in their pursuit of health benefits, weight loss and improved performance.

Navigating the Obstacles of Disease Treatment
Updated: January 22, 2019 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) A diagnosis of a chronic condition such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, cancer, or diabetes can bring a swirl of thoughts and emotions. There may be relief at finding an explanation for bothersome symptoms, but that relief is often quickly overshadowed by insurance issues, financial concerns, and worry about the future.


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