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    Stylish Carrying Case Corrals Handbag Essentials in Style

    (NewsUSA) - Despite their best efforts, most women have had the experience of frantically digging into the bottom of a large purse or handbag for an essential item such as eyeglasses, cellphone, keys, or passport. A separate case to corral these important possessions makes sense, especially if it combines fashion with function.

  • Family Living

    Now is the Time to Address Your Hearing Health

    (Family Features) If you find yourself constantly turning up the volume on the TV or asking people to repeat themselves, you’re not alone. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans – nearly 50 million people – ages 12 and older have hearing loss, according to the Hearing Health Foundation.

  • Family Living

    There is No One-Size-Fits-All Breast Cancer

    (Family Features) Breast cancer. It is a simple phrase representing a complex journey thousands of women travel each year. Even during October, when Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings attention to the disease, many people don’t realize breast cancer is not just one disease; it’s extremely complex and classified into different types. Understanding the many types of breast cancer is important – not just for the 1-in-8 women who will be diagnosed in their lifetime, – but for those who love them, too.¹

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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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Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

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Sudoku

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Wednesday 06/13/2018
Coupling Finances: What All Newlyweds Should Know
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:51 am

(NewsUSA) - Coupling finances.

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Thursday 04/19/2018
Shopping for a Wedding Gift? What to Know Now
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:51 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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More Bridal
Monday 10/15/2018
Together, We Can (And Must) End Family Fire
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:51 am

by Rev. Dr. Rob Schenck

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Thursday 10/11/2018
Microsoft Destaca La Innovacion Y La Transformacion Cultural
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:51 am

(NewsUSA) - Microsoft se unirá a Hispanicize LA por segundo año consecutivo. El evento, diseñado para creadores de tendencias y creadores de noticias latinos, tendrá lugar en Los ?ngeles del 11 al 13 de octubre, y dos ejecutivos de Microsoft abordarán algunas de las últimas innovaciones e ilustrarán la transformación cultural en Microsoft.

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Sunday 09/30/2018
Never Forget: What the Past Can Teach Us About Today’s Problems
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:51 am

(StatePoint) While history may feel like the distant past (and something you may think you don’t need to know much about outside the classroom), many experts believe it can offer valuable lessons for today.

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Friday 09/28/2018
A Lasting Tribute To American Soldiers
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:51 am

(NAPSI)—More than 30 million Americans have served in the United States Army. If you or someone you care about is among them, you can now order a personalized, commemorative brick that will be permanently placed along the pathway to the future National Museum of the United States Army.

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Friday 09/21/2018
Parents: How to Build Empathy and Prevent Bullying
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:51 am

(StatePoint) Sixty-two percent of 9 to 11-year-olds say they have been bullied at least “once or twice,” according to a recent national survey.

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Thursday 09/20/2018
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:51 am

(NewsUSA) - National Hispanic Heritage Month is here! Microsoft shares inspiring stories about Latinos driven by passion, determination, faith, love - and everything in between. Join the celebration sharing your story using #MicrosoftLatinx and #HispanicHeritageMonth. 

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Monday 09/17/2018
What You Can Do About 'Education Deserts'
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:51 am

(NAPSI)—The U.S. Department of Education reports that nearly 57 million children will go to shool in America this year. Some of them live in what are known as “education deserts,” but fortunately, there are solutions.

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Tuesday 09/11/2018
Learning Golf Can Be Good For Your Career
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:51 am

(NAPSI)—Many women, looking to advance in their careers, have found the grass is always greener—on the golf course.

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Thursday 08/16/2018
How Service Leadership Prepares Today’s Students to Succeed
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:51 am

(StatePoint) Students are more successful when they practice leadership outside of the classroom. A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll found that 91 percent of respondents agreed with this statement.

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Tuesday 08/07/2018
Is Your Child’s School Promoting Healthy Habits or Junk Food?
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:51 am

(StatePoint) Fast food coupons used as prizes, candy sale fundraisers, vending machine exteriors -- these are just a few examples of the kinds of junk food marketing that regularly takes place in U.S. schools, and such advertising is taking a toll on children’s health, say experts.

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Wednesday 10/17/2018
Stylish Carrying Case Corrals Handbag Essentials in Style
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:52 am

(NewsUSA) - Despite their best efforts, most women have had the experience of frantically digging into the bottom of a large purse or handbag for an essential item such as eyeglasses, cellphone, keys, or passport. A separate case to corral these important possessions makes sense, especially if it combines fashion with function.

more »
Tuesday 10/16/2018
Now is the Time to Address Your Hearing Health
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:55 am

(Family Features) If you find yourself constantly turning up the volume on the TV or asking people to repeat themselves, you’re not alone. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans – nearly 50 million people – ages 12 and older have hearing loss, according to the Hearing Health Foundation.

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There is No One-Size-Fits-All Breast Cancer
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:55 am

(Family Features) Breast cancer. It is a simple phrase representing a complex journey thousands of women travel each year. Even during October, when Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings attention to the disease, many people don’t realize breast cancer is not just one disease; it’s extremely complex and classified into different types. Understanding the many types of breast cancer is important – not just for the 1-in-8 women who will be diagnosed in their lifetime, – but for those who love them, too.¹

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4 Tips for Traveling with Your Furry Friend
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:55 am

(Family Features) It comes as no surprise that the “workaholic” mindset of many Americans can affect people’s willingness to take vacation days for traveling. However, work isn’t the only culprit hindering American’s travel. A study by Project: Time Off found the three top reasons why people don’t use their vacation days to travel are cost, children and pets.

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5 Ways to Show Your Cats You Love Them
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:52 am

(Family Features) Cats take on so many different roles within their owners’ lives and families, such as cuddle buddies, emotional support animals, quiet companions and purring playmates. Each furry feline deserves the best, so as a cat owner, it’s important to shower your pet with love and make him feel special all year round.

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5 Ways the Whole Family Can Eat Healthy
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:52 am

(Family Features) People are understandably conscious about the foods they’re eating and where they come from. The human eating space has seen the rise of whole, clean and natural foods, and in the last couple years, the trend has even moved into pet foods.

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Tips for Turning History into Your Story
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:55 am

(Family Features) If you have ever thought about exploring your family history, now can be the perfect time as October is National Family History Month. To get started, these four simple tips can help you unlock new understanding and make meaningful connections. You can also consider sharing these tips with loved ones so they can join in on the fun, too.

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Trick-or-Treat for a Cause
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:56 am

(Family Features) Orange pumpkins on doorsteps and orange candy corn in buckets are iconic staples of Halloween, but the season can be about more than fun and treats.

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Bringing Baby Home
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:56 am

5 tips to prepare for a newborn’s arrival

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A Healthy Way to Work
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:52 am

Improve health and performance at the office

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More Family Living
Wednesday 10/17/2018
Meaningful ways to connect different generations during the holidays
Posted: October 17, 2018

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3 Steps to Help Manage Depression
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:57 am

(BPT) - Sadness and grief are normal human emotions. These feelings can often last for a short period of time. However, when these emotions last for many days or weeks, depression becomes a concern.

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How to keep pests out of your chimney
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:57 am

(BPT) - As temperatures drop, many people will start spending more time in the warmth of their homes. Animals don’t have the luxury of extra heating and take whatever refuge they can find, making chimneys a convenient place for pests to seek shelter. The team at Terminix has some helpful information to share so that homeowners can be better prepared to address critters that find their way into chimneys.

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Pickled onions add healthy kick to any dish
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:58 am

(BPT) - You may have noticed more appetizers and entrees draped with pickled onions in the last couple of years. You may even have been adventurous enough to try them, learning how their tartness and onion flavor kick every dish up a notch.

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Tips from an executive pastry chef for simple holiday entertaining
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:58 am

(BPT) - Whether you’re hosting a small holiday gathering with friends or a formal dinner party with family, entertaining can be stressful. But with a few simple food-focused tips, you’ll be on your way to throwing the perfect holiday get-together — headache-free.

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Respite care: What it is and how it can change your life
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:58 am

(BPT) - Caring for an aging loved one, especially a parent, can take more commitment than any full-time job. Being on call 24 hours a day is physically and emotionally draining. In many cases, caregivers soldier on without complaint while their stress grows, their relationships weaken and their own health often suffers. If you are your parent’s primary caregiver, you likely already know how hard it is to find time to look after yourself and other family members, run errands or simply rest. Chances are, you just need a break.

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Tuesday 10/16/2018
Oh deer! How to keep hungry herbivores out of your yard all year-round
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:57 am

(BPT) - Few sights make homeowners more furious than an attractive landscape destroyed virtually overnight by hungry deer. Rose bushes and ornamentals? Nipped off every bud. Expensive shrubs? Browsed within an inch of their lives. Trees? Damaged, disfigured and sometimes dead.

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Monday 10/15/2018
Forget 'wine rules': 4 unconventional wine pairings for guys
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:58 am

(BPT) - Have you ever looked at a wine list and wished it actually told you what the wine tastes like? Have you ever wanted wine connoisseurs to stop swirling and sniffing, and just take a big sip? Well, you’re not alone. And American craft wine, The Federalist, and Dan Dunn want to do something about it.

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LASIK: Why it's important to talk with your eye doctor
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:58 am

(BPT) - If you’re thinking about LASIK, or any other vision correction procedure, you’ve probably come across this advice: “Talk to your doctor.”

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What You Need to Know This Medicare Enrollment Season
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:52 am

(NewsUSA) - It's that time of year when people with Medicare review their health insurance choices and enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug plan for the coming year.

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Wednesday 10/17/2018
Finding a Zebra in a Crowd of Horses
Posted: October 17, 2018

(BPT) - In medical training, doctors often hear the old adage, “When you hear hoof beats, think horses not zebras!” This concept applies when evaluating and diagnosing patients with what are considered common conditions.

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Medi-Cal Coverage To Smile About
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:55 am

(NAPSI)—More than a third of Californians receive health care through Medi-Cal, and while most members know that dental coverage is included, many do not use the benefit.

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Your Medicare Open Enrollment To-Do List
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:54 am

(NAPSI)—Medicare’s annual enrollment period is now underway, and runs from October 15 to December 7, 2018. You may be happy with your current Medicare coverage, but it pays to shop around. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Tuesday 10/16/2018
Now is the Time to Address Your Hearing Health
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:55 am

(Family Features) If you find yourself constantly turning up the volume on the TV or asking people to repeat themselves, you’re not alone. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans – nearly 50 million people – ages 12 and older have hearing loss, according to the Hearing Health Foundation.

more »
There is No One-Size-Fits-All Breast Cancer
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:55 am

(Family Features) Breast cancer. It is a simple phrase representing a complex journey thousands of women travel each year. Even during October, when Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings attention to the disease, many people don’t realize breast cancer is not just one disease; it’s extremely complex and classified into different types. Understanding the many types of breast cancer is important – not just for the 1-in-8 women who will be diagnosed in their lifetime, – but for those who love them, too.¹

more »
4 Tips for Traveling with Your Furry Friend
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:55 am

(Family Features) It comes as no surprise that the “workaholic” mindset of many Americans can affect people’s willingness to take vacation days for traveling. However, work isn’t the only culprit hindering American’s travel. A study by Project: Time Off found the three top reasons why people don’t use their vacation days to travel are cost, children and pets.

more »
5 Ways to Show Your Cats You Love Them
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:52 am

(Family Features) Cats take on so many different roles within their owners’ lives and families, such as cuddle buddies, emotional support animals, quiet companions and purring playmates. Each furry feline deserves the best, so as a cat owner, it’s important to shower your pet with love and make him feel special all year round.

more »
5 Ways the Whole Family Can Eat Healthy
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:52 am

(Family Features) People are understandably conscious about the foods they’re eating and where they come from. The human eating space has seen the rise of whole, clean and natural foods, and in the last couple years, the trend has even moved into pet foods.

more »
Tips for Turning History into Your Story
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:55 am

(Family Features) If you have ever thought about exploring your family history, now can be the perfect time as October is National Family History Month. To get started, these four simple tips can help you unlock new understanding and make meaningful connections. You can also consider sharing these tips with loved ones so they can join in on the fun, too.

more »
Trick-or-Treat for a Cause
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:56 am

(Family Features) Orange pumpkins on doorsteps and orange candy corn in buckets are iconic staples of Halloween, but the season can be about more than fun and treats.

more »
More Health And Wellness
Monday 10/15/2018
Top 9 reasons to adopt a dog
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:56 am

(BPT) - If you're thinking of adding a four-legged friend to your family, adopting is a great way to go. Whether you find a purebreed or a mutt, an older dog or a puppy, you will be saving a life while adding immeasurably to your own.

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Friday 10/12/2018
Celebrating Halloween Safely With Dogs
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:56 am

(StatePoint) Over half of pet parents plan to dress up their dogs for Halloween, according to a Wag! survey. 

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Wednesday 10/10/2018
5 things to know to help your pet live a healthier life
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:58 am

(BPT) - Pets are part of the family, so it’s important to practice preventative care to support their well-being and help them live long, healthy lives. Just like people, pets can be affected by chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and allergies. That's why it’s always good to stay informed and be proactive to help avoid or at least delay the onset of chronic conditions in pets. Here’s 5 things to know about caring for your pet:

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New technology helps keep pets safe while traveling
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:56 am

(BPT) - For many people, the health and happiness of their pets is a prime concern during travel. In fact, according to a recent survey, 48 percent of pet owners said that they actually care about their pets’ comfort more than their own when traveling. And while traveling with pets can be stressful — for the owner and the pet — the latest technology can help travelers rest easy knowing that their furry friends are safe and secure, no matter where they go.

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Monday 10/08/2018
Special Needs Pets: Can I Adopt a Heartworm-Positive Dog?
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:56 am

(StatePoint) Every year, an estimated 3.3 million dogs enter U.S. animal shelters, with roughly half that number subsequently adopted by pet owners. These include shelter dogs with special medical needs that can make them harder to place. Dogs with heartworm infection are a common example.

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Thursday 09/13/2018
Not Just for the Dogs: Pet Parents Love Their Dog Walkers
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:56 am

(StatePoint) Americans don’t just love their dogs – they also love their dog walkers, with a whopping 85 percent of pet parents affording their dog walkers equal importance to their nanny or childcare provider, according to a recent survey by Wag!, the inventor of on-demand mobile dog walking.

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Thursday 08/16/2018
America's top dogs: 10 best shelter dog makeovers
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:56 am

(BPT) - Imagine going to a job interview filthy and stinky. Or on a first date covered in mud. Unfortunately, that’s the reality for millions of shelter dogs looking to make a good first impression. While rescue organizations work tirelessly, the sad truth is that less than half of these dogs are getting the grooming they need so their lovable, adoptable selves can shine through. To better their chances at finding a fur-ever family, pet industry leaders Wahl and GreaterGood.org have teamed up to donate funds and grooming supplies to shelters nationwide. The goal: Transform more than 20,000 dogs this year to get them ready for adoption. Hundreds of these amazing makeovers can be seen in the Dirty Dogs Before & After Gallery (DirtyDogsGallery.com), but the following represent the 10 most amazing transformations.

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Thursday 08/09/2018
Hemp Has Significant Health Benefits For Pets
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:56 am

(NAPSI)—NaturVet’s veterinarian-formulated pet supplements have progressed over the last 25 years to keep up with the ever-changing needs of pet parents. NaturVet’s newest Hemp for Health product line includes four top products—Allergy, Calming, Immune and Joint—that are now available enhanced with Hemp Seed Oil and Hemp Seed Powder, sharing the same great original base formulas that pet parents have relied on for years.

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Wednesday 07/18/2018
Traveling With Pets? What to Know
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:56 am

(StatePoint) Do your upcoming travel plans include pets? Whether you’re flying to an exciting destination or hitting the road, these suggestions can make the journey easier for animals and humans alike.

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Tuesday 07/10/2018
Six Tips To Keep Pets Safe During Storm Season
Updated: October 18, 2018 - 12:56 am

(NAPSI)—While no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a storm hits is key to keeping everyone in your family—including your pets—safe.

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