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Friday 06/07/2019
Take the quiz: What kind of travel companion are you?
Updated: August 25, 2019 - 2:35 am

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Explore a different side of Myrtle Beach this summer
Updated: August 25, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - No matter what you yearn for when you imagine your dream vacation, you can make it happen in one of the 14 distinct communities in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. You may think you know Myrtle Beach — with 60 miles of beautiful coastline, exciting nightlife and family-friendly attractions — but there’s lots more to explore.

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Wednesday 05/29/2019
5 types of diamonds and how to choose the right one
Updated: August 25, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - Diamonds are extolled in movies and songs for good reason — their romance, allure and durability make them a symbol of love and fidelity. Diamonds are in demand from purists and romantics alike who want to indulge in the most coveted of gemstones.

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Tuesday 05/28/2019
Summer must-haves to brighten your beauty routine
Updated: August 25, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - With summer around the corner, everyone is seeking the best beauty inspiration to prepare for the warmer weather styles and sun-kissed looks. Whether you are planning for a staycation or jet-setting around the country, these easy and effective steps can make your face glow and look vibrant for the season.

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Friday 05/24/2019
Summertime adventure in Arkansas
Updated: August 25, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - The warm months have arrived, bringing with them longer days and the promise of new family memories to be made.

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Monday 04/29/2019
Create and connect: 5 unique ways to spark self-expression
Updated: August 25, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Shared experiences are part of what makes us human. There's nothing better than getting together with friends, loved ones, neighbors, colleagues (really whoever wants to join!) to catch up and share a few laughs. Add to that an engaging, hands-on activity, and you've crafted the perfect gathering to spark creativity and camaraderie.

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Wednesday 08/21/2019
A Moment That Matters: Take Time for Tire Safety
Posted: August 21, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Working batteries in smoke alarms? Check. Fresh oil in your car? Check. New water filter for your fridge? Check. But how many people think about regularly checking their tires? As fall travel and winter weather loom on the horizon, taking a moment to check your car tires can make a difference in keeping you safe on the road.

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Monday 08/19/2019
The Pet Boost: Furry Friends Help Seniors Feel Less Lonely
Posted: August 19, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Many older adults experience feelings of loneliness and isolation as they age, but pets can provide the companionship and love seniors desire. A new survey conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care Network, found regular interaction with animals can help to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness in older adults.

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Friday 08/09/2019
Sharing is Caring: 5 Simple Ways to Help Area Seniors
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:54 am

(NewsUSA) - The number of older adults in our society is growing rapidly. Today, for the first time in history, there are more people over age 60 than under age five.

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Sharing is Caring: 5 Simple Ways to Help Area Seniors
Posted: August 09, 2019

(NewsUSA) - The number of older adults in our society is growing rapidly. Today, for the first time in history, there are more people over age 60 than under age five.

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Monday 07/01/2019
Need for Donor Registry Prompts Nobel Nomination
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:54 am

(NewsUSA) - When Dr. Bart Fisher's son, Ivan, was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder in 1983 at eight-years-old, the only cure was a bone marrow transplant. However, at that time, there was only a small bone marrow registry in England, with 50,000 names and, in the U.S., no registry at all to find a match.

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Need for Donor Registry Prompts Nobel Nomination
Posted: July 01, 2019

(NewsUSA) - When Dr. Bart Fisher's son, Ivan, was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder in 1983 at eight-years-old, the only cure was a bone marrow transplant. However, at that time, there was only a small bone marrow registry in England, with 50,000 names and, in the U.S., no registry at all to find a match.

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Celebrity Chef Mentors 4 Youth
Updated: July 04, 2019 - 2:53 am

(NAPSI)—Noted Chef Tom Douglas cooked up a way for four youth who have experienced foster care to explore culinary careers.

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Thursday 06/27/2019
Helping Children Reach Their Potential
Updated: June 29, 2019 - 2:54 am

(NAPSI)—While most families acknowledge the importance of education, one out of every six students in America doesn’t graduate high school on time.

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Tuesday 06/25/2019
Airport Kiosks Teach Travelers Hands-Only CPR
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:54 am

(NewsUSA) - Each year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur at locations other than hospitals, and more than 20 percent occur in public places, according to the American Heart Association. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple the odds of survival for someone in cardiac arrest.

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Monday 06/24/2019
Decoupling from China
Updated: August 14, 2019 - 2:40 am

(NewsUSA) -We do not know what will come out of the meeting between President Trump and Xi Jinping at the G-20 on June 28, but the signs are ominous. The state-promoted anti-American propaganda blasting U.S. "bullying" on trade and the resurgence in Chinese nationalism stoked by Xi Jinping augur poorly for successful trade negotiations with China. And any deal made by Trump is likely to be attacked by Democrats as too weak, so Trump at this point has little incentive to make a deal with China before the 2020 presidential election.

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Thursday 08/22/2019
Head back to school proud: Top trending products for every student’s supply list
Updated: August 25, 2019 - 2:33 am

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Discover Heartwarming Family Drama with Heartland on UPtv
Posted: August 22, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Now more than ever, families appreciate the value of heartwarming television dramas that they can watch, enjoy, and discuss together.

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Challenged Friendships, Past Secrets And Lies, Touching Animal Tale, Lakeside Tranquility In Four Great Reads
Updated: August 24, 2019 - 2:56 am

“Without Her” by Rosalind Brackenberry

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Wednesday 08/21/2019
Your Bucket List Isn't Complete without These Five Experiences
Posted: August 21, 2019

(NewsUSA) - A vacation shouldn't be about posing for photos in front of monuments.

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A Moment That Matters: Take Time for Tire Safety
Posted: August 21, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Working batteries in smoke alarms? Check. Fresh oil in your car? Check. New water filter for your fridge? Check. But how many people think about regularly checking their tires? As fall travel and winter weather loom on the horizon, taking a moment to check your car tires can make a difference in keeping you safe on the road.

more »
Health Care Solutions for Rural Americans
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) Heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke. These top five causes of death in the United States all have a higher incidence of death among rural residents and research points to lack of access to health care as a culprit.

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4 Qualities of a Pet-Friendly City
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) When pets are present, people and communities thrive. The benefits of pets have long been discussed, but surveys and studies have started to prove their positive impact.

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Prepare Your Kids to Head Back to School
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) Whether your child's stance on heading back to school is eager and enthusiastic or falls a bit short of that level of excitement, by working together your family can gear up for a successful school year.

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How to Plan for Traveling with Kids
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) Families that travel with kids typically know tablets and other gadgets and activities can make the journey easier, and vacation rentals can make the stay more relaxing and affordable.

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The Undiscussed Medical Error
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:54 am

7 questions that could save your life

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Friday 08/23/2019
5 life lessons that can help teach kids about money
Updated: August 25, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - By Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz

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5 steps you can take today to get closer to a secure retirement
Updated: August 25, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Did you know nearly 1 in 3 people think they're more likely to learn Bigfoot is real than to save enough to retire comfortably? That’s according to a recent survey from AARP and the Ad Council.

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Thursday 08/22/2019
Surprising secrets and tips to reignite that relationship spark
Updated: August 25, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - With our busy schedules, it’s easy to forget to make time for sex, which may help with mood and intimacy within a relationship. So, with all these positives, why should women want to give up one of life’s most pleasurable pastimes? Because they’re too tired, not in the mood or too dry to try.

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Should I pay for insurance on a rental car?
Updated: August 25, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - Maybe you’re signing the paperwork for a rental car, ready to zip up the West Coast for your end-of-summer vacation, when the agent asks if you’re also going to be adding rental insurance.

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Even successful business owners occasionally need extra cash
Updated: August 25, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Growing a business requires strategy, persistence and money. Even the most successful business owners occasionally need extra cash to expand their operations. However, getting this funding can be an uphill battle.

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Wednesday 08/21/2019
Easy ways to add beef to your back-to-school menus
Updated: August 25, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - As the school year kicks off, parents are seeking meals that keep their children happy and healthy. On top of that, they need dinner options that are quick for their hectic schedules, fit into the budget and go beyond frozen pizza and entrees. Beef delivers on nutrition, simplicity and versatility to please every family member with delicious meals for back-to-school.

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AC on the fritz? What to do next
Updated: August 25, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Does your home feel uncomfortably warm, even when your AC is running full blast? You may think you can wait until next season to fix this, but with hot and sticky temperatures still lingering, now is the perfect time to upgrade your air conditioning system.

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Tuesday 08/20/2019
Do you have unused opioids in your home? Here is what you need to do.
Updated: August 25, 2019 - 2:34 am

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Are you a mindless muncher? Follow these smart tips for healthier snacking
Updated: August 25, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Eating small snacks throughout the day can be a great way to maintain energy and keep hunger pangs at bay between meals. The problem is, it's far too easy to reach for unhealthy foods that satisfy your sweet or salty cravings, but don't necessarily provide the essential nutrients your body needs.

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Monday 08/19/2019
The Pet Boost: Furry Friends Help Seniors Feel Less Lonely
Posted: August 19, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Many older adults experience feelings of loneliness and isolation as they age, but pets can provide the companionship and love seniors desire. A new survey conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care Network, found regular interaction with animals can help to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness in older adults.

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Friday 08/23/2019
Don’t Let Mother Nature Sidetrack Your Health: Five Ways To Prioritize Your Family’s Physical And Mental Well-Being In Hurricane Season
Updated: August 25, 2019 - 2:33 am

(NAPSI)—The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts an average hurricane season this year, but as history has shown, the worst hurricanes are often unexpected. Last year, the seemingly mild Hurricane Michael rapidly turned into a category 5 storm, devastating parts of the Florida Panhandle. While many will stock batteries, flashlights and bottles of water, few will prep for health-related incidents or have a plan in place if a family member gets sick during a natural disaster. What’s more, such storms can be traumatic, causing stress and fear, even after they’ve blown over. It’s wise to prepare for that, too.

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Wednesday 08/21/2019
Breathe Easier, Have Your Kids Tested For Asthma
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:54 am

(NAPSI)—The school year can be a hectic time for the families of America’s estimated 57 million schoolkids—but it’s also a good time for parents to bring their children to the doctor to get tested for asthma.

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Health Care Solutions for Rural Americans
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) Heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke. These top five causes of death in the United States all have a higher incidence of death among rural residents and research points to lack of access to health care as a culprit.

more »
4 Qualities of a Pet-Friendly City
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) When pets are present, people and communities thrive. The benefits of pets have long been discussed, but surveys and studies have started to prove their positive impact.

more »
Prepare Your Kids to Head Back to School
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) Whether your child's stance on heading back to school is eager and enthusiastic or falls a bit short of that level of excitement, by working together your family can gear up for a successful school year.

more »
How to Plan for Traveling with Kids
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) Families that travel with kids typically know tablets and other gadgets and activities can make the journey easier, and vacation rentals can make the stay more relaxing and affordable.

more »
The Undiscussed Medical Error
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:54 am

7 questions that could save your life

more »
5 Ways to Keep Your Cat Happy and Healthy
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) While cats can be quite independent animals, they still rely on their pet parents to maintain their well-being. It’s up to pet owners to provide the adequate care, nutrition and home environment to ensure their furry friends live long and healthy lives.

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Making the Back-to-School Transition Easy
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) It’s time to get your household organized for another school year and all that comes with it.

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Ways to Make the World a Better Place for Seniors
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) By 2050, the senior population (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world’s youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is expected to triple over the next 30 years.

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More Health And Wellness
Thursday 08/22/2019
How (and why) to pick a pet food that's backed by science
Updated: August 25, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - There’s no doubt that pet owners want the best for their furry friends, including the best pet food to help them grow and fuel a long, healthy life together. But with increased confusion about what’s good, bad and just a fad, it’s no wonder many pet owners may not feel completely confident that the food they are feeding is healthy and safe.

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Wednesday 08/21/2019
Presenting: America's top 10 shelter dog makeovers
Updated: August 25, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Millions of dogs enter shelters each year. Most are dirty and matted, and less than half get the grooming they so desperately need. Sadly, these deserving animals are being perceived as ‘damaged goods’ just because of their appearance. 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 this year: transform more than 20,000 dogs so their lovable, adoptable personalities can shine through. Hundreds of these amazing makeovers can be seen in the Dirty Dogs Before & After Photo Gallery — including the following Top 10 Shelter Dog Makeovers of 2019.

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Monday 08/19/2019
The Pet Boost: Furry Friends Help Seniors Feel Less Lonely
Posted: August 19, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Many older adults experience feelings of loneliness and isolation as they age, but pets can provide the companionship and love seniors desire. A new survey conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care Network, found regular interaction with animals can help to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness in older adults.

more »
Monday 08/05/2019
‘Fur-get’ About Stress When Moving With Pets
Updated: August 07, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re a pet parent, you’re far from alone. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, nearly six in 10 American households have at least one pet.

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Tips to Take Great Pet Pics
Posted: August 05, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you’re hoping to make your dog an Instagram sensation or you just want a nice portrait for the mantle, you’ve likely discovered pets, in general, can be elusive around cameras.

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Thursday 07/25/2019
New Way To Save All Shelter Pets
Updated: August 01, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—The lives of nearly 733,000 cats and dogs could be saved with the help of caring humans and an innovative Web-based platform introduced this week by Best Friends Animal Society.

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Monday 07/22/2019
Pet Safety Tips for Summer
Posted: July 22, 2019

(BPT) - There’s no better summer companion than your furry, four-legged friend. From sunshine and beach days to playing fetch at the park, summer is the perfect season to bond with your pet. Keep in mind that higher temperatures come with higher precautions for pet owners. Here are four helpful tips to keep your pet safe this summer.

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Monday 06/10/2019
Top Tips for Moving With a Pet
Posted: June 10, 2019

(StatePoint) Your furball is part of the family, so if you’re like most, you don’t make major life decisions without thinking of your pet’s needs — including where you live and how you move into a new home.

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Thursday 03/07/2019
Feature-Rich Dog Parks Are Coming to Towns Across America
Updated: April 30, 2019 - 2:38 am

(NewsUSA) - Lassie used to run free throughout the town, solving problems and rescuing kids in trouble.

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Thursday 01/24/2019
Tips for Senior Dog Care
Posted: January 24, 2019

(StatePoint) As your dog ages, your care must evolve to meet your furry friend’s changing needs, particularly when it comes to mobility, injury-prevention and recovery.

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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 >>

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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 >>




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