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    Top 7 design trends for your home this fall

    (BPT) - Whether you’re planning a large home-renovation project or simply looking for inspiration as you dream up ideas for new rooms or entire houses, it always pays to check out the latest design trends. From modern and contemporary to rustic and traditional, there are products and design options to suit every style and budget. To help you get started, Floor & Decor, a leading specialty retailer in hard-surface flooring, offers a sneak peek at the latest design trends to look for, plus some tips and ideas for incorporating these styles into your home. Here are the top seven design trends for fall:

  • Kitchen Bed Bath

    Home Cleaning Do's and Don’ts

    (StatePoint) Now and then, every home gets to the point at which a quick tidy-up here and there just isn’t cutting it anymore. You take a look around, notice all of the surfaces that have gone untouched for far too long, then sigh as you pick a day dedicated to cleaning from top to bottom.

  • Bridal

    How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring

    (StatePoint) An engagement ring is at once a symbol of love and commitment and also a reflection of a woman’s personal style. For the engaged-to-be who hasn’t quite determined the perfect sparkler for herself, articulating an engagement ring style can seem challenging.

Top Story

Tips to Avoid Scams After Storms and Natural Disasters

(StatePoint) As if the damage from a natural disaster isn’t enough, consumers trying to rebuild after a natural disaster often face a different danger: a flood of fly-by-night contractors -- ultimately raising the risks of sub-par repair work and outright scams.

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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Wednesday 10/18/2017
Love squash? Try these flavorful dinners in under 30 minutes
Posted: October 18, 2017

(BPT) - Five ways to give simple recipes a seasonal update with fall’s most versatile ingredient

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Arts and crafts go online
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - While it is hard for some to imagine a day without social media, smartphones and Wi-Fi, these were not available a mere 20 years ago. Technology has revolutionized the way we order food, purchase clothes and read books.

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Understanding how medications interact with vitamins
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Technology, science and research are offering a personalization powerhouse at our fingertips, including products made specifically for us delivered to our doorsteps. We wear personal fitness trackers to track our steps, sleep and heart rates. Personal trainers design fitness routines made just for us. We understand that our family history, lifestyle choices and even genetics are predictive of our health needs and this information is integrated into our health care plans. But with all of this personalization, nutritional supplement options still deliver the same cookie-cutter solutions.

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Looking for a Medicare Part D plan? Consider these 3 things
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Many people are surprised to find out that Original Medicare doesn’t cover prescription drugs. For help with the cost of your medications, you can choose a standalone Part D plan or a Medicare Advantage plan with prescription coverage, but navigating your options can be complicated.

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Parents Get Help Coaching Teen Drivers from Michelin, NFL Star
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) -; As a parent, there is no shortage of things to worry about when it comes to your kids. If you have teenagers, that anxiety can rise even more, especially when they start to drive.

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Why One War Hero Turned to Chiropractic Care For Pain Relief
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Just when he thought he was pulling his life together after being hit by a roadside bomb during his second deployment in Iraq, Retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shilo Harris suffered yet another injury in 2014 -- this time not military-related -- that caused him to once again turn to opioids to try to relieve his pain. 

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Don't Be Left In The Dark: The Light Bulb Revolution Is Here
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—American consumers are about to experience a game-changer in terms of lighting their homes, energy efficiency experts at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency predict.

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Punch Up The Flavor Of Your One-Pot Meal And Wow The Crowd
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Low and slow is the way to go when it comes to entertaining. Start marinating the night before, prep the rest of the ingredients in the morning, drop it all into the slow cooker and let the magic begin as the flavors slowly meld and everything turns tender.

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California Sweet Potatoes Are Great For More Than Thanksgiving—Enjoy Them Every Day
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—While for many, it’s not the holidays without sweet potatoes, California sweet potatoes can (and should) be enjoyed throughout the year. Thanks to great growing conditions—rich sandy soil, abundant sunshine and warm, dry climate—California sweet potatoes are widely available and ready to add both flavor and superfood nutrition to all your favorite recipes.

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Property Owners Can Protect Their Homes From Hurricane Damage
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

by Jonathan Rodriguez

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Excellent Entertaining
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Warm Up Fall Meals with Wine
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Family-Focused Foods
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Reserve the Rind
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Simply Sweet Inspiration
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Make the Most of Your Morning with Seasonal Flavors
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Cook for a Cure
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Pumpkin-Perfect Autumn Recipes
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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5 Tips for Deck Design
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Autumn Additions
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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The Connection Between Joy and Travel
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Medicare Takes Aim at Medical Identity Theft
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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A Guide to Outfit Your Home
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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6 Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Get Talking
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Home Upgrades that Make ‘Cents’
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Tuesday 10/17/2017
Make the most of your brain as you age
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - It is important to remember the health of our most complex organ: our brain. While the brain constantly changes throughout our lives, it’s critical that we take steps to help us stay on top of our game as we age.

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10 tips to keep infants safe
Posted: October 17, 2017

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5 myths about solar panels, debunked
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Home solar panels can drastically cut or even eliminate electricity bills, reduce a home’s carbon footprint, increase resale value, and may even help a home sell faster.

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Make holiday shopping for your clients easy this year
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - The holidays are known as the most wonderful time of the year, but they’re also a great opportunity for reflection, particularly in a business setting. This is the time of year when you can look back on the last 12 months and appreciate everyone who helped make the year a success for your business. It’s also a great opportunity to say thank you to them with the perfect gift.

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Don't get hacked! Time to get serious about password safety
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - We all know hiding your house key under the doormat is a terrible idea, but we do it anyway because it’s a convenient backup. When it comes to safeguarding passwords, especially in a family setting, people often choose convenience over safety.

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Debunking the 'seasonal' allergy myth and reducing exposure year-round
Posted: October 17, 2017

(BPT) - Seasonal allergens are a popular scapegoat for a multitude of reactions: sniffling, sneezing and itchy eyes. During the summer months, pollen – one of the most common allergens – is floating around, even visibly so in some places. Researchers approximate that some 50 million in the U.S. alone believe themselves to be victims of seasonal allergies, and spring to be the season that most affects them.

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5 DIY home upgrades anyone can do in a day
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Medical Device Protects Doctors, Nurses from Pathogens in Patient Fluids
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Every time a patient has surgery or any other procedures at a hospital, the hospital faces the challenge of disposing of all the blood, urine, and other fluids that result. These fluids can contain pathogens such as HIV or hepatitis, so they may be dangerous.

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How to Increase Your Savings on Your Terms
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - "You need to save money." You tell yourself this. Others tell you this too. However, according to the 2015 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households*, approximately nine million U.S. households don't use any type of bank account to save their money. Since banks tend to offer similar products and services, even those who do save often don't see a need to explore their options. Understanding the ins and outs of saving for the future is the first step to becoming a successful saver.

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6 Things You Should Know about the Intrauterine Copper Contraceptive
Posted: October 17, 2017

(BPT) - Are you interested in a long-acting form of birth control that doesn’t have any hormones? You’re not alone! Meet PARAGARD® (intrauterine copper contraceptive), a non-hormonal, copper-releasing device that is placed in a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years.

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Shock Chlorination Of Water Wells: What You Need To Know
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—"Shock chlorination" is a term loosely applied to using a relatively high concentration of chlorine to disinfect a water well system. It may come as a shock to learn that the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) does not recommend household well owners attempt to disinfect their own well systems.

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Monday 10/16/2017
Tips to make sure your fire extinguisher is at the ready
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - You check your alarms regularly and practice your family escape plan — but are you overlooking an essential component of home safety? Having fire extinguishers and knowing how to use them is an important part of maintaining a safe home for you and your family.

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Shedding new light: 8 surprising facts that will have you rethinking your lighting
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - You step into a dark room, turn on the light switch and go about your day without giving it another thought.

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Ayude A Su Cerebro A Mantenerse Sano
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - Es importante que no olvidemos la salud de nuestro órgano más importante y complejo: nuestro cerebro. A medida que nuestro cerebro cambia a lo largo de nuestras vidas, es fundamental que tomemos medidas para ayudarnos a seguir celebrando la vida al irnos haciendo mayores.

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10 winning hacks for a stress-free tailgate
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - If there's one thing fans look forward to more than the game itself it's tailgating. This pregame ritual is essential, but it can also involve a lot of planning and organization. This season, if you're looking for less stress and more fun at your tailgate, it's time to bring in a fresh playbook.

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Feeling fatigued? 3 ways women can boost iron intake
Posted: October 16, 2017

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Picking a health insurance plan? Prepare for the unexpected
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - As many Americans know, fall is the season when we must select our health benefits for the upcoming year. Choosing a health plan can be a daunting task, but selecting the right coverage protects you and your family’s general health needs and can prepare you for an unexpected medical crisis. While no one plans on receiving a blood cancer diagnosis, for example, an estimated 173,000 Americans were diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma in 2017. As there are no means of preventing or early screening for most blood cancers, a diagnosis can often appear without warning. Well-planned health insurance coverage can make an important difference in how patients can fare in fighting the disease.

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STIs and Relationships: What a Diagnosis Really Means
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Are You One of the 4 Million People at Risk for Leaky Heart Valves?
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - Did you know nearly one in 10 people aged 75 or older[i] suffers from a leaky mitral valve, or mitral regurgitation? And most don't know it, attributing symptoms of fatigue or shortness of breath to just old age.

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This Halloween, Have A Few Tricks Up Your Sleeve
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—To help you get into the spirit of the season, look to just the "fright" Halloween flowers and gifts to make your celebration a scream—from wreaths to carved gourds to sweet treats to please every "boo" and "ghoul."

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Alternative Ways to Make College More Affordable
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 3:38 am

(StatePoint) A college education is one of the largest expenses you’re likely to have in your lifetime, second only to buying a home. Unfortunately, the cost has increased dramatically in recent years.

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How to Get More out of Your Smartphone
Updated: October 16, 2017 - 3:39 am

(StatePoint) You could have the swankiest smartphone with all the latest features, but without some strategizing, it could feel like you’re carrying around a very expensive brick.

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Saturday 10/14/2017
5 Game Day Tips for the Ultimate Tailgate
Updated: October 14, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re tailgating at the stadium or a viewing party at home, a true football fan is always prepared for game day fun.

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