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    Winterize your lawn equipment following these 6 essential tips

    (BPT) - You enjoyed a beautiful green, lush lawn all summer thanks to your favorite yard tools. Show your gratitude now by properly storing all yard equipment before winter. When the freezing temperatures hit and the snow starts to fall, you can rest assured your lawn mower, trimmer and other accessories will be safely tucked away and remain in perfect condition when spring rolls back around.

  • Pets

    Pumpkin: The ultimate fall superfood

    (BPT) - The perfect fall foods are hearty, nutrient-dense and packed with flavor. And while there is no shortage of savory sustenance this time of year, no other food captures the essence of the season quite like pumpkin. Brimming with nutrients and boasting a rich taste, it’s a nourishing food the whole family enjoys — from picky toddlers to even your dog! Here are five flavorful ways to incorporate pumpkin into your entire family’s meals this season.

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Consejos Diarios para Manejar la Diabetes

(BPT) - La diabetes es un problema de todos los días en la comunidad latina. Según la Asociación Americana de Diabetes, cerca del 17 por ciento de los latinos en los Estados Unidos viven con diabetes, comparado al 10 por ciento de la población no hispana. Sin embargo, dentro de los latinos, la prevalencia es mayor en los descendientes de origen mexicano, que en los descendientes de origen Sudamericano.

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 >>




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Thursday 11/15/2018
6 simple tips for thriving with diabetes
Posted: November 15, 2018

(BPT) - Randy Jackson is best known as an award-winning producer, music industry expert and beloved television personality. But what many people don’t know is that Jackson has also been managing the everyday reality of living with diabetes for 18 years.

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Knock knock: Health care at your door
Posted: November 15, 2018

(BPT) - Paul Engwall has always been good about going to the doctor for his regular checkups.

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Bed and Breakfasts Give Travel a Personal Touch
Posted: November 15, 2018

(NewsUSA) - Travelers seeking a personal touch and insider stories would do well to consider staying at a local bed and breakfast (B&B).

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Five Things You May Not Know About Living With Ulcerative Colitis
Posted: November 15, 2018

(BPT) - Ulcerative colitis (UC), a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that can cause abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea, affects at least 2 million people living in the United States (U.S.) and European Union (EU) alone.1,2 Results from a recent global survey fielded in 10 countries among 2,100 adults living with primarily moderate-to-severe UC and 1,254 gastroenterologists suggested that, around the world, adults living with UC share similar life impacts that many are not comfortable discussing with their gastroenterologists.3,4

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Gear Up for the New Dinner Party: With Bring-&-Share Menus and Something for Everybody
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Whatever happened to the formal dinner party? Between busy work schedules and the complexity of navigating food preferences and allergies, they can be hard to pull off — yet we still long for the pleasures of breaking bread (or an acceptable gluten-free substitute) with family and friends. Enter a growing trend: easy bring-&-share meals.

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To Improve Newborn Health in Florida, Think Beyond Healthcare
Posted: November 15, 2018

(BPT) - According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more low birth weight babies were born last year than in previous years, a startling reversal after years of steady decline.

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How to put your own touch on modern bathroom design
Posted: November 15, 2018

(BPT) - Home design continues to evolve but one element remains true: The bathroom is often the oasis within the home. A secluded bathroom is an ideal spot to experiment with modern designs without undergoing a major renovation. Below are a few tips on how to incorporate contemporary elements into an existing bath.

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Discover how Virginia entrepreneurship changed the world
Posted: November 15, 2018

(BPT) - If you really want to go deep and learn how the American tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship came about, there’s no better place to begin than the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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4 unexpected bed bug hotspots
Posted: November 15, 2018

(BPT) - The term “bed bugs” might make you shudder and picture a mattress teeming with the bloodsucking insects, but don’t be fooled; the name is a bit of a misnomer. While almost 70 percent of bed bug infestations are associated with beds or items found near beds, the insects don’t limit themselves to those spaces. Bed bugs are experts at hitchhiking and can be found in common spaces like movie theaters and public transportation. Here are a few tips from Terminix on spots and objects where you may not have thought to check for these insects.

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Recognizing Those Across America Living with Diabetes During National Diabetes Awareness Month [Infographic]
Posted: November 15, 2018

(BPT) - Almost every American is touched in some way by diabetes — whether living with the condition, acting as a caretaker, or even just knowing a friend or coworker with diabetes. Though diabetes is the common factor, for National Diabetes Awareness Month let’s celebrate the differences of people living with diabetes — a group as diverse as America itself.  For more resources to help manage diabetes, visit www.accu-chek.com.

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Choosing Holiday Gifts for Your Co-Workers
Posted: November 15, 2018

(StatePoint) Looking for that special holiday present for your employees or your team? Instead of regifting that impenetrable fruit cake, try giving gifts based on individual working styles.

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Holiday Tips for Houseguests and Hosts This Season
Posted: November 15, 2018

(StatePoint) Planning for the holiday season? Whether you’re a guest or a host, there are easy ways to ensure that everyone enjoys their time with family and friends. Check out these tips for a joyful holiday season:

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3 Easy Ways to Illuminate Your Home for the Holidays
Posted: November 15, 2018

(StatePoint) ‘Tis the season of friends, family and entertaining! If you’re planning on hosting guests -- whether for an entire week of family fun or a one-night celebration -- now’s the time to get your home in the holiday spirit.

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Wednesday 11/14/2018
5 ways to treat your family (and yourself) and save money this holiday
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - The holidays are a cheerful time of year, but the season also comes with increased spending — from purchasing gifts to holiday gatherings and travel. And, while most are shopping for gifts for others, recent research shows that more than half of shoppers are also buying for themselves, adding further to the shopping list.[1] There’s no better time than now to plan for holiday gift shopping in order to scoop up the best deals. 

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Online Portal Offers Quick and Easy Way to Charter Flights
Posted: November 14, 2018

(NewsUSA) - Savvy travelers recognize the benefits of flying privately, including convenience, comfort, and confidentiality. However, those who do employ private travel are not immune to the hassles of dealing with charter operators, a process that often involves waiting days for a flight confirmation.

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5 tips for an efficient and safe moving day
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - Moving to a new home can call for the coordination of a lot of details. That’s especially true if you’re a do-it-yourselfer who’s renting a truck rather than hiring a moving company.

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Winterize your lawn equipment following these 6 essential tips
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - You enjoyed a beautiful green, lush lawn all summer thanks to your favorite yard tools. Show your gratitude now by properly storing all yard equipment before winter. When the freezing temperatures hit and the snow starts to fall, you can rest assured your lawn mower, trimmer and other accessories will be safely tucked away and remain in perfect condition when spring rolls back around.

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5 unexpected holiday gift ideas
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Finding the perfect holiday gift is no easy task. Whether you’re shopping for your mom, brother, sweetie pie or friend, finding a unique, memorable and most importantly likeable gift can be challenging. After so many birthdays, anniversaries and holidays, it can be hard to come up with new ideas. Here are five easy-as-pie gift ideas for everyone on your holiday list:

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6 holiday travel hacks to save your sanity
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - Follow these tips to save time, money and your sanity this holiday season.

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Why to Buy a Car Now and How to Protect Your investment
Posted: November 14, 2018

(StatePoint) ‘Tis the season for shopping, and not just for presents to put under the tree. Many people shop for new cars this time of year, and for good reason.

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How to Make Your Empty Nest an Empowering New Chapter
Posted: November 14, 2018

(StatePoint) Suddenly, the kids are all grown up and ready to flee the nest. It’s the start of a new chapter -- for them, and for mom and dad, too. While this sudden change in family dynamic is bound to bring a mix of bittersweet emotions, there are plenty of ways to embrace the shift. An empty nest certainly doesn’t mean an empty life.

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3 Ways Military Families and Veterans Can Stretch Their Budget
Posted: November 14, 2018

(StatePoint) “How can we make our money go further?” The eternal question being asked by families everywhere, every day. While military families are no strangers to the same budgeting dilemmas as everyone else, the good news is that there are plenty of ways that our servicemen and women, veterans and their families, can stretch their dollar and live more affordably.

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Make a Difference this Holiday Season
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) This holiday season, you have the power to change children’s lives for the better.

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Make Emergency Planning a Priority
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) With plummeting temperatures and winter storm season on the horizon, it's time to refresh your family's emergency plan. Not only is it necessary to ensure you have the right supplies on-hand, it's also important to know how to safely execute your plan and use items like portable generators.

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5 Ways to Boost Home Wi-Fi
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) In today’s connected world, it’s almost unthinkable to function without an internet connection, and for practical purposes most households need wireless connectivity for everyone to fully enjoy their internet-enabled devices, including smartphones, laptops, tablets, televisions, thermostats, security cameras and even refrigerators.

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Selecting a Plan That’s Right for You During Medicare Open Enrollment
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Each year between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7 people can make changes to their Medicare coverage options.

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5 Ways to Find Your Morning Workout Motivation
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) For many people, hitting the gym in the morning leaves less time for excuses or interferences.

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Trending Gifts Topping Wish Lists this Year
Posted: November 14, 2018

(Family Features) Nostalgia often runs deep during the holidays, and retro gifts are one way to relive the holiday celebrations of your childhood.

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5 Ways to Support Your Community this Holiday Season
Posted: November 14, 2018

(Family Features) Each year, the true spirit of the holidays can seem to get buried further beneath mountains of wrapping paper and drowned out by commercialism.

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Medicare Open Enrollment 101
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

Know your options and get free help

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Cars to Consider for 2019
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Purchasing a new vehicle, while exciting, can be a burden for many shoppers. A variety of options and considerations for each make and model can turn the decision-making process into a stressful situation.

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Deck the Halls for Happy Holidays
Posted: November 14, 2018

(Family Features) Whether you opt for fresh-cut or fresh out of the box, trimming the tree is a staple of holiday decor in most homes. However, if you'll be entertaining this season, you may want to go beyond the tree and take your seasonal decorating to whole new level.

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STEM at Play
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) When children play, they often learn. Not only can playtime improve behavior and concentration, but it helps children explore with their imaginations. Both free play and adult-guided play allow kids to learn right from wrong, how to share and gain awareness of others’ feelings.

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A Host’s Guide to Holiday Gatherings
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Gearing up for a big crowd at your holiday festivities can provide moments of excitement, stress, fun and plenty of other emotions as the big dinner draws near. This year, avoid any nagging feelings of doubt with this step-by-step guide to prepare for large gatherings.

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Freshen Up Holiday Entertaining
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

Add tasty, crunchy grapes to seasonal dishes

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Holiday Fun for the Whole Family
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Celebrating the holidays with family meals and activities is what the season is all about, and when those moments and at-home projects are kid-friendly, you can get the whole gang involved.

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Savor Simplicity
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

Holiday recipes worth sharing

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Light Bites for Healthier Holidays
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) For those who are always on the go leading up to the holidays, the season can feel more like madness than merrymaking. From planning get-togethers to building out a perfect menu for the events, there can be difficulties for hosts and guests alike to ensure proper nutrition is still top of mind.

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8 Recipes to Help Ring in the Holiday Season
Posted: November 14, 2018

Festive dishes and drinks to get in the holiday spirit

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Put a Twist on Tradition this Holiday Season
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) ’Tis the season to dust off the decorations, dig out your family cookbook and celebrate everything that makes the holidays special. While it’s certainly a time to honor longstanding traditions, there’s also room to start something new and put your personal touch on the festivities.

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Simple Sides for Holiday Entertaining
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Preparing side dishes can be time consuming. Save those precious minutes to enjoy the holidays by using refrigerated, never-frozen options like mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, baked apples and even macaroni and cheese that can be heated in the microwave and ready to serve in minutes.

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Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining Tips
Posted: November 14, 2018

(Family Features) The holiday season is meant for spending quality time with friends and family, not stressing out over hosting. With some simple tips, you can cut down on hectic preparations while creating a memorable holiday full of food and fun guests can savor.

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Nutritious Family Meals Full of Flavor
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Putting healthy meals on the table continues to be a year-round goal for many families, one that can become more difficult with the satisfying and savory flavors of comfort-food season. From breakfast to dinner and every meal in-between, it can feel daunting to prepare simple and nutritious recipes without sacrificing taste.

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The Rarest of the Rare
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

What to know about a cancer you may not have heard of

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Create a Healthy, Winter-Ready Home
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) When chilly weather arrives and the days get shorter, chances are good you’ll spend the majority of your days indoors. Before you start your hibernation, it’s a good idea to ensure your home is up to the task. Put your well-being at the top of the list with these ideas to help ensure a health-conscious home that’s ready for the dark days of winter.

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Common Indoor Air Quality Culprits
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) A new survey has revealed many Americans miss the mark when it comes to cleaning their homes, which may negatively affect the quality of air they breathe indoors.  Understanding the causes of poor indoor air can help you combat many common culprits. Consider these survey results and find more information at filtrate.com/culprits.

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DIY Holiday Home Décor
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) The holiday season can get expensive, especially when purchasing thoughtful gifts for loved ones. The last thing you want to spend money on is generic holiday decorations that don’t make your home stand out from the rest.

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Ease Up on Energy Consumption
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Enhancing your home’s energy-efficient features is a savvy way to make the space more livable while also making a smaller impact on the environment and your bank account.

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Don’t Lose the Luster
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Durability is one reason homeowners choose natural stone for their kitchens and bathrooms, but the greatest appeal is often the sheer beauty of the material. Maintaining that luster and shine requires a bit of effort, but the ability to enjoy the unique character of natural stone makes it all worthwhile.

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