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  • Family Living

    Finding Your Philanthropy

    Whether it's the busy mother who spends her weekend volunteering at a local women's shelter or the young girl raising money for hungry children thousands of miles away with her lemonade stand - women that do good deeds are everywhere.

  • Family Living

    Sensible Snacking Solutions for Kids

    (Family Features) A day in the classroom, playing out on the field after school, and completing homework at night requires the right foods to fuel such activities. But unhealthy choices lurk around every corner, making the task of getting kids to eat a balanced and healthful diet a daunting one.

  • Family Living

    How to Help a Loved One Get through a Tough Time

    (StatePoint) Whether self-induced or unavoidable, there are a host of pitfalls that life can throw one’s way, and everyone faces a crisis at some point in his or her life. When it happens to a friend or family member, knowing how to be supportive can be difficult.

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

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

Crosswords

Crosswords

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

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




Wednesday 07/23/2014
Turn your fantasy fairytale wedding into reality
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - Every girl dreams of her fantasy wedding. It usually includes a Prince Charming standing next to her at the altar, saying “I do,” while surrounding by friends and family in a fairytale atmosphere.

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Inject fun personality into a wedding ceremony and reception
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 4:36 am

(BPT) - When planning a wedding, you’ll receive plenty of advice via to-do lists in bridal magazines, from friends and coworkers who’ve already been through the wedding process and even from professionals in the industry who have helped many couples achieve their “I dos.”

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Thursday 02/13/2014
Tips to Build the Perfect Wedding Registry
Updated: March 04, 2014 - 11:46 am

(StatePoint) A great registry is the first step to planning your happily ever after. As you make your way to the “I Do’s,” it’s also a time to plan for your new lives together. From hosting your first holiday dinner to lazy Sundays on the couch, making your house a home starts with building a great registry.

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Friday 09/26/2014
3 Fishermen Rescued at Sea Thanks to GPS Device
Updated: September 27, 2014 - 4:42 am

(NewsUSA) - The effective use of the VehSmart GPS device likely saved a trio of fishermen from Ecuador after their boat was attacked by robbers. The fishermen were sailing their small boat, Luis Miguel, southwest of the Santa Elena peninsula, when they were overtaken by robbers who stole their personal belongings and the boat's motor before locking them in a storage compartment, according to the Ecuadorean Navy (DIRNEA).

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Thursday 09/25/2014
Program Helps Kids Prepare For 21st Century Careers
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 4:39 am

(NAPSI)—Recently, a program that helps put young people on a path to careers in science put one young man on a path that led to the White House.

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Doing Good With Wood
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 4:39 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you watch a home improvement show on TV and think “I can do that,” consider this: Through the Do Good With Wood Award program, you may earn national recognition for your creativity with wood combined with your community spirit.

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Wednesday 09/17/2014
Grandparents, Keep Your Meds Up and Away From Young Children
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 4:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Grandparents love spending time with their grandchildren. Grandbabies bring so much joy. However, it's not unusual for the curious, tiny fingers of youngsters to end up in places they shouldn't. Putting precious or breakable objects out of reach is important, and so is keeping medicines and vitamins up and away and out of sight of young children.

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Monday 09/15/2014
Ways to Keep Your Community Safer
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re single and live on your own, or you’re raising a family, feeling secure in your community is likely an important priority to you. As an average citizen, there are several steps you can take to make your community safer.

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Friday 09/05/2014
New Ways to Volunteer in Your Community and Beyond
Updated: September 05, 2014 - 4:35 am

(StatePoint) If you want to help a local non-profit organization, but are strapped for time, making a difference is easier than ever.  In fact, there are a variety of new ways you can make an impact in your community even from your computer or mobile device, as a “virtual volunteer.”

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Thursday 09/04/2014
Warrior-Athletes Competition Inspires International Imitation
Updated: September 06, 2014 - 4:38 am

(NAPSI)—For the fifth consecutive year, warrior-athletes from across the country compete in Paralympic-style competitions—demonstrating their resilience, camaraderie and courage.

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Tuesday 08/26/2014
Water and oil do mix [Infographic]
Posted: August 26, 2014

(BPT) - Did you know it takes between 10 and 60 gallons of water to make one barrel of oil? And that the oil, petrochemicals and other materials in a barrel can produce a cornucopia of products ranging from gasoline to motor oil to polyester shirts? Water isn’t just what you drink when you’re thirsty, it’s used to produce the energy and oil we use to produce goods.

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Friday 08/22/2014
Fall Foes: Watch out for These Stinging Insects
Updated: August 23, 2014 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Many stinging insects become more aggressive in late summer and fall. Their hives are near maximum capacity, and they are scavenging for food to sustain the colony into the colder months. Being able to recognize different types of stinging pests can help determine whether there is an actual threat.

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Thursday 08/21/2014
Organization Serving Today's Girls Needs Volunteers
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—If you think the Girl Scouts of today are just about camping and cookies, you’re in for a big surprise; fun, new experiences are the main focus.

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Monday 09/29/2014
Finding Your Philanthropy
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:40 am

Whether it's the busy mother who spends her weekend volunteering at a local women's shelter or the young girl raising money for hungry children thousands of miles away with her lemonade stand - women that do good deeds are everywhere.

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Sensible Snacking Solutions for Kids
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) A day in the classroom, playing out on the field after school, and completing homework at night requires the right foods to fuel such activities. But unhealthy choices lurk around every corner, making the task of getting kids to eat a balanced and healthful diet a daunting one.

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How to Help a Loved One Get through a Tough Time
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:40 am

(StatePoint) Whether self-induced or unavoidable, there are a host of pitfalls that life can throw one’s way, and everyone faces a crisis at some point in his or her life. When it happens to a friend or family member, knowing how to be supportive can be difficult.

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Start the Day Off Right With These 5 Tips for a Better Breakfast!
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) Breakfast has forever been celebrated as the most important meal of the day - but are you eating the right kind of breakfast to power your potential? To ensure your morning meal gets you off on the right start, opt for one with protein.

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3D Printing 101
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) Technology seems to evolve at lightning speed, and it can be tough for business owners to sort out the latest tech fads from the tech must-haves. One recent innovation adding new dimensions to all kinds of small businesses is 3D printing. Before you write it off as a fad, read on to find out how it could be just the right fit for your business.

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6 Simple Routines for Healthy Hair and Skin
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) Whether quick and efficient or long and relaxing, 61 percent of Americans would rather give up brushing their teeth for a week than remove showering from their daily routines, according to a recent survey commissioned by Delta Faucet. While people may recognize the value of a steaming shower, they may not consider the effects water temperature and beauty rituals have on the body and mind.

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Tournament Spotlights Popularity of Sport Abroad
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) Hollywood's A-list will be joining the world's top golfers for a week of golf, glamour and gala events at the third Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am Oct. 24-26, 2014. The event represents a match of sports and entertainment legends, congregating at Mission Hills China, the world's largest golf resort. Held on the tropical island of Hainan, which has been called China's Hawaii, the players will enjoy world-class amenities, including the world's largest spa and mineral springs.

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Understanding Headache Pain, Treatments
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) Whether it's a mild stress headache or a full-blown migraine, those who regularly battle headaches are continually looking for safe and effective remedies to alleviate the pain as quickly as possible.

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Doing Well By Doing Good
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) Beyond their bottom lines, a growing number of companies and brands are harnessing their products, services and resources to help make the world a better place. 

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Tips for Raising Money-Wise Kids
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) Kids are never too young to learn the skills of saving, budgeting, and other basics for becoming a money-wise individual.

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Friday 09/19/2014
Tips for the 2015 Medicare Annual Enrollment Period
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 4:36 am

(StatePoint) If you’re 65 or older, you probably know that the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period runs October 15 through December 7. Generally, this is the only time you can make changes to your coverage.

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6 tips for finding more affordable, better coverage during Medicare Annual Enrollment
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 4:40 am

(BPT) - Are you among the 54 million Americans currently receiving health insurance through Medicare? The Medicare annual enrollment period (AEP), running from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, means you have the opportunity to change plans, and possibly find cost savings or better coverage.

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Thursday 09/18/2014
Most people underestimate their family's need for life insurance
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 4:39 am

(BPT) - If you have children and grandchildren, you have no doubt made it your goal to provide guidance, pass on your personal knowledge and build a foundation that ensures their comfort and security. You probably started by teaching your children early on how they could save money, shop wisely and make sound financial decisions. You won’t always be around to offer new lessons, but there is a way you can ensure that your family will be protected.

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Wrinkle-busting skin care tips for boomer women
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 4:39 am

(BPT) - Time brings plenty of changes, yet the desire to have healthy, good-looking skin transcends age. While some skin-care tactics – sunscreen and moisturizing – apply to skin of any age, baby boomers need to update their skin care and makeup strategies to ensure their skin stays healthy and youthful-looking as long as possible.

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Wednesday 09/03/2014
Healthy tips and advice for lowering your risk of heart disease
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 4:39 am

(BPT) - Every year in the United States, about 600,000 people die of heart disease – that’s one in every four deaths. Coronary heart disease (CHD), which can lead to heart attack, remains the most common type of heart disease amongst Americans – killing nearly 380,000 annually. What’s more – heart disease does not discriminate by race or gender and people of all ages and backgrounds may be at risk.

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Taking control for healthier aging
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 4:39 am

(BPT) - As adults age, they often face different health challenges than those experienced during their youth; however, there are several key steps that can be taken to improve their chances of maintaining good health.

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Tuesday 09/02/2014
Prostate cancer and bladder leakage: Tips to live a fulfilling lifestyle
Updated: September 09, 2014 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. This philosophy is fine when applied to home improvement, but it isn’t a good approach for men’s health and wellness. Fortunately, in recent years, male health issues like prostate cancer have received greater attention thanks to more men vocalizing how to live life to the fullest through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

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Wednesday 08/20/2014
Don't make these common mistakes when something hurts
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - Managing pain can be tough, whether you’re one of the 100 million Americans with chronic pain, or only suffer from the occasional backache or headache. September is National Pain Awareness Month, the perfect time to make sure you’re managing your pain the best way possible.

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Not your mother's menopause: new ways to manage symptoms
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - Although menopause is a milestone event for an estimated 50 million-plus women each year, there is an increased focus on the topic during September, which is National Menopause Awareness Month. And while this topic previously was a taboo subject for many years - something women have been shy to discuss, even with their health care provider - today’s women are entering into a new generation and seeing a shift. Nowadays women are beginning to talk more about their menopausal concerns and their body changes, and they are becoming more educated on their treatment options.

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Award winning actress, S. Epatha Merkerson, urges people with type 2 diabetes to accept America's Diabetes Challenge
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - S. Epatha Merkerson is well-known for her award-winning roles on the stage and screen. But what you may not know is that she is one of the 29 million Americans living with diabetes.

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Monday 09/29/2014
Finding Your Philanthropy
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:40 am

Whether it's the busy mother who spends her weekend volunteering at a local women's shelter or the young girl raising money for hungry children thousands of miles away with her lemonade stand - women that do good deeds are everywhere.

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Sensible Snacking Solutions for Kids
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) A day in the classroom, playing out on the field after school, and completing homework at night requires the right foods to fuel such activities. But unhealthy choices lurk around every corner, making the task of getting kids to eat a balanced and healthful diet a daunting one.

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Start the Day Off Right With These 5 Tips for a Better Breakfast!
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) Breakfast has forever been celebrated as the most important meal of the day - but are you eating the right kind of breakfast to power your potential? To ensure your morning meal gets you off on the right start, opt for one with protein.

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3D Printing 101
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) Technology seems to evolve at lightning speed, and it can be tough for business owners to sort out the latest tech fads from the tech must-haves. One recent innovation adding new dimensions to all kinds of small businesses is 3D printing. Before you write it off as a fad, read on to find out how it could be just the right fit for your business.

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6 Simple Routines for Healthy Hair and Skin
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) Whether quick and efficient or long and relaxing, 61 percent of Americans would rather give up brushing their teeth for a week than remove showering from their daily routines, according to a recent survey commissioned by Delta Faucet. While people may recognize the value of a steaming shower, they may not consider the effects water temperature and beauty rituals have on the body and mind.

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Tournament Spotlights Popularity of Sport Abroad
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) Hollywood's A-list will be joining the world's top golfers for a week of golf, glamour and gala events at the third Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am Oct. 24-26, 2014. The event represents a match of sports and entertainment legends, congregating at Mission Hills China, the world's largest golf resort. Held on the tropical island of Hainan, which has been called China's Hawaii, the players will enjoy world-class amenities, including the world's largest spa and mineral springs.

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Understanding Headache Pain, Treatments
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) Whether it's a mild stress headache or a full-blown migraine, those who regularly battle headaches are continually looking for safe and effective remedies to alleviate the pain as quickly as possible.

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more »
Doing Well By Doing Good
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) Beyond their bottom lines, a growing number of companies and brands are harnessing their products, services and resources to help make the world a better place. 

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more »
Tips for Raising Money-Wise Kids
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:40 am

(Family Features) Kids are never too young to learn the skills of saving, budgeting, and other basics for becoming a money-wise individual.

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Baby safety checklist: Steps to eliminate hidden dangers in the laundry room
Posted: September 29, 2014

(BPT) - Babies are curious and even at very young ages, they tend to get into things they shouldn’t. That’s why there’s no better time than today to take steps toward securing your home, and the laundry room is a great place to start.

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Wednesday 09/10/2014
Pet-proofing your home in preparation for adopting a shelter animal
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 4:41 am

(BPT) - The addition of a new pet to the family is always a cause for celebration. Stress can occur, too, no matter how welcome the new addition. When you’re thinking about adopting a pet from an animal shelter, some preparation can help ensure he or she is as safe and happy as possible.

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Friday 08/22/2014
The right flea and tick treatment can protect your pet from little bugs ... and big problems
Posted: August 22, 2014

(BPT) - If you’re a pet owner, you know parasites - particularly fleas and ticks - can be a frustrating problem. That’s why you keep your pet out of tall grass and brush, and do routine flea and tick checks inside. You’re probably also using a flea and tick product to ensure your pet and family are safe from the parasite-borne diseases these pests can carry into your home.

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Thursday 08/21/2014
Boost your pet's health with these preventive measures
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Taking active, preventive measures to support your health is one of the most important things you can do to ward off serious illness. You eat right, exercise, brush your teeth and make sure to get plenty of sleep, all to keep your body running at its very best.

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Monday 08/18/2014
Passion pays off: No-kill movement saves millions of animals per year
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Americans like to think of themselves as a pet-loving society; today, nearly 70 million dogs and 74 million cats live in U.S. households, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Yet as recently as 30 years ago, animal shelters across the country routinely killed an estimated 17 million companion animals a year as a means of population control.

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Friday 07/25/2014
Look what the cat dragged in: Pests your pets bring home
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 4:40 am

(BPT) - Keeping pests out of your home is important, but it can be an uphill battle if you aren’t intercepting them at the source, and in some cases, the source may be your pets.

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Monday 07/21/2014
Thinking of buying a puppy? You may want to think again
Updated: September 13, 2014 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Your family is ready for a pet, so you head out to the local pet store. Within moments of walking into the shop, an energetic, sweet-eyed puppy steals your heart. You plunk down your money – possibly hundreds of dollars – and take him home, unaware that your new darling began his life in circumstances that most Americans would find horrifying, circumstances that will possibly cause him long-term health and psychological problems. He’s the product of a puppy mill.

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Friday 07/18/2014
Make the big move less stressful for the 4-legged members of the family
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 4:37 am

(BPT) - When moving houses, you make a checklist of the utility companies you need to contact for stopping and starting services. You also schedule all the volunteer or professional movers to pack, transport and unpack your belongings, and you let all your friends and family members know your new address. Additionally, you need to remember to make plans for your special family members, too – your pets.

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Thursday 07/03/2014
Decoding pet food claims to find the ideal nutrition for your furry family member
Updated: July 10, 2014 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - In the United States, 62 million households have at least one pet, including 83 million dogs and 95 million cats. That’s a lot of people who love their pets, and one of the key aspects of caring for a furry family member is providing the right nutrition. Unfortunately, with so many pet foods available, labels and claims can quickly get confusing.

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Thursday 06/26/2014
A New Survey Weighs In On Pet Obesity
Updated: June 27, 2014 - 4:35 am

(NAPSI)—Much as with humans, too many calories and a lack of exercise can spell trouble for pets.

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Monday 06/23/2014
Vet-approved tips for keeping your pet out of the ER
Updated: June 30, 2014 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Picture this: It’s late in the evening when you realize that something is very wrong with your dog. Your normal veterinary clinic is closed, but you’re not sure if the problem can wait until tomorrow. You rush your pet to the closest ER and hope for the best.

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