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  • Real Estate

    Fact or fiction? 5 common car insurance myths debunked

    (BPT) - Trimming costs is, hands down, the easiest way to put more dollars in your pocket. When looking at the major expenses in your life, insurance is often seen as a big one. While there are well-known tips for saving on insurance, like bundling home and auto, a good first step is to have accurate information. “There are a lot of myths out there about what impacts insurance rates,” said Eric Madia, vice president, product design, Esurance. “Dispelling some of those myths upfront will not only save people money, but will also help ensure they’re properly protected.”

  • Pets

    The Benefits Of Hemp, Krill And Salmon Oil

    (NAPSI)—If yours is among the nearly seven in 10 U.S. households with pets, you may be glad to learn of a good way to keep them healthy. Hemp seed, krill and salmon oil are some of nature’s best sources of natural essential fatty acids: omega-3 and omega-6 (EPA and DHA).

  • Home Decorating

    Home Updates that Pay Off

    (StatePoint) Whether you’re remodeling for a fresh take on an old style or contemplating a new build, there are choices you can make that will definitely pay off, say experts.

  • Bridal

    Pop the Question with the Perfect Song

    (NewsUSA) - Enhancing a once-in-a-lifetime event, such as a wedding proposal or ceremony, with the right song takes the experience to a whole new level. It adds a personal touch that makes for ongoing memories, as couples have the opportunity to play the song at anniversaries or other special events through the years.

Top Story

Know the Facts About Kidney Disease [Infographic]

(BPT) - Our kidneys play many important roles including removing waste and balancing fluids, releasing hormones that regulate blood pressure and helping maintain the right levels of potassium in your body. When the kidneys are not functioning properly, they are unable to filter blood the way they should, which may cause health problems including hyperkalemia, or high potassium.

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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Monday 03/18/2019
RV popularity taking off with younger audience [Video]
Posted: March 18, 2019

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2019 Outdoor Living Trends
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

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5 reasons to visit Florida’s Space Coast this year
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:35 am

(BPT) - Searching for a vacation destination that’s out of this world? Look no further than Florida’s Space Coast — the primary home of NASA rocket launch operations and the origination point for numerous historic missions that have defined U.S. space exploration. For the science, technology and sci-fi enthusiasts in your family, there’s no better way to truly experience the excitement of the modern-day space race than to view a rocket launch in person during the yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which in 1969 landed humans on the moon for the first time.

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This Brain Awareness Week – It’s time to 'brain better'!
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - From diet and exercise to making time for self-care and relaxation, you might be taking steps to make your health a priority. But when it comes to overall wellness, don’t forget about your brain!

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How being proactive helped one man keep his heart failure from stopping him
Posted: March 18, 2019

(BPT) - To Nathaniel, father of 10 and grandfather of 10, family is everything. He and his family have been through a lot over the years. Nathaniel lost his mother, grandmother, two brothers and a nephew to heart failure, a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood around the body.

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Transform your bathroom into a wellness retreat for body and mind
Posted: March 18, 2019

(BPT) - When you think of your bathroom, what comes to mind? A place you're in and out of quickly while getting ready for the day or winding down for the night? Your bathroom can be more than just a utilitarian space.

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Six Smart Moves When Hiring Movers
Posted: March 18, 2019

(NAPSI)—The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that over 17 million Americans move to a new home every year.

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Survey Finds Debt Reduction Top Financial Priority
Posted: March 18, 2019

(NAPSI)—A recent survey, conducted by New York Life, found that 72 percent of parents identify debt reduction as a top financial priority. That number is even higher for millennial parents, with 80 percent planning to focus on debt reduction this year.

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Saturday 03/16/2019
Get Geared Up for Fishing Season
Posted: March 16, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a serious angler or you only dabble with the sport, the right gear can make your next fishing trip a success.

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Friday 03/15/2019
4 important self-care tips for cancer survivors that are often overlooked
Posted: March 15, 2019

(BPT) - Most of us have so many things on our to-do list that we often neglect our own personal needs. Self-care is necessary for everyone, but this is especially true for those affected by a life-altering disease like cancer. Whether you’re a patient or caregiver, self-care is essential to find some relief from what can feel like an all-encompassing disease. Meredith Barnhart, director of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Information Resource Center, and a licensed clinical social worker, leads a team of social workers, nurses and health educators who provide blood cancer patients and caregivers with free personalized information and support tailored to their specific diagnosis and needs.

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4 easy tips for winter nutrition
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - When the temperature is dropping outside, most people want to cozy up inside with their favorite winter comfort foods. Stopping by your favorite restaurant on your way home from work is all too easy, but months of eating heavy, satisfying dishes isn’t good for your health.

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Falls and fractures: Facts and tips that may limit falls
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - As we age, we begin to learn — sometimes firsthand — how devastating a fall can be. It isn’t quite as easy as it once was to hop back up and continue on our way.

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Surety Bond Producers Offer Sound Advice for Construction Firms
Posted: March 15, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Commercial construction is a competitive business, and to succeed, contractors need to find the best support and advice possible.

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Gini's "Blockchain with A Soul" Is Saving Capitalism
Posted: March 15, 2019

(NewsUSA) - "Violent revolutions are inevitable when economic and political conditions become intolerable to the masses," says Ferris Eanfar, CEO of the Gini Foundation. With the rapid rise in wealth inequality and the escalation of economic and social conflicts in recent years, it appears Mr. Eanfar's predictions are coming true.

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Junior Achievement Reconnects With Alumni for Celebration
Posted: March 15, 2019

(NewsUSA) - This year marks a milestone for Junior Achievement (JA), a non-government organization that prepares youth for future jobs by teaching them about entrepreneurship, money management, and career planning, as it celebrates its 100th anniversary.

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Get More Bang for Your Buck With These Spring Home Improvements
Posted: March 15, 2019

(StatePoint) The warmer weather means it’s time to start thinking about home improvement projects. Whether you’re getting your home in tip-top shape for your own enjoyment, or getting it ready to put on the market, not all home improvement projects are created equal when it comes to return on investment (ROI). Here are top areas on which to focus:

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8 Questions to Ask About a Financial Advisor's Certifications
Posted: March 15, 2019

(StatePoint) Understanding abbreviations is essential, whether you’re texting “LOL” to a friend or asking guests to “RSVP” to a party. In a professional setting, they can provide useful information about an individual’s services and qualifications.

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Thursday 03/14/2019
5 Ways to Up Your Potato Chip Game for National Potato Chip Day
Posted: March 14, 2019

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CBD-related products are changing the beauty industry
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Short for cannabidiol, CBD is grabbing headlines every day. Long known to be a beneficial ingredient for health and wellness, now it’s coming to the beauty industry.

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4 tips to stay healthy and help prevent falls as you age
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - As you age, your risk of falling increases. According to the CDC, one out of four people over the age of 65 falls each year and falling once doubles your chances of falling again. While many conditions can put you at risk for a fall, there are simple steps you can take to boost your overall health to try to decrease the likelihood of falling.

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Top Three Kitchen Advancements for Today's Technicurean Home Chefs
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Today’s home chefs are smart and sophisticated. They want the latest tools to simplify their lives and make their culinary dreams a reality. This year's Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, North America’s premier industry event, highlighted the top kitchen design innovations, including smart technology that helps the modern home chef achieve professional-level results in their own kitchen. Other top themes included sustainability and ways integrated technology can improve food and drink preservation, plus overall wellness.

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How to Add Some Excitement to Outdoor Entertaining
Posted: March 14, 2019

(StatePoint) It’s time to take the party outdoors. Here are some fun ideas for entertaining on the balmy days and nights ahead:

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5 Tips to Manage Money Smarter
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) There’s more to managing your money than paying your bills and successfully avoiding overdraft charges (although those are definitely steps in the right direction). Effectively managing your money takes time and planning, but the payoff may be a stronger financial future.

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5 Ways to Reduce Food Waste
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Americans waste an average of one pound of food per day, according to research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Not only does food waste create environmental challenges by depleting landfills, it can have an expensive impact on your household budget.

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5 Ways to Get Kids Excited About STEM Learning
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Many of the growing problems around the world, from famines and food insecurity to climate change and profound poverty, need the contributions of brilliant scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technologists. Encouraging children to explore skills and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can help build a better future.

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Understanding Pediatric Chronic Illnesses
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

How families can manage inflammatory bowel diseases

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Simple Steps to Wake Up Well
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) If you have a hard time falling asleep and waking up and find yourself feeling lethargic during the day, rest assured you’re not alone. Regardless of how hard you may work to try and maintain a healthy lifestyle, you may be in need of a way to reset your body clock for optimal health and to look and feel your best – especially in the morning.

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Entertainment Options for Cord-Cutters
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) With cable and satellite subscription costs continuing to rise, many people are turning to the internet for alternative entertainment options. According to eMarketer, 33 million people have canceled their cable or satellite services – or “cut the cord” – and that number is expected to grow to 55.1 million by 2022.

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Natural v. Added Sugars
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

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How to Make Caramel Apple Wraps
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Snack time just got a bit sweeter.  These wraps are simple enough to make that even kids can enjoy putting them together. For more snack recipes, visit culinary.net.

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How to Make Spanakopita Puffs
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) If you want to impress your guests, try serving this puff pastry recipe as an appetizer at your next gathering.This flaky pastry filled with a delicious combination of spinach, onions and feta cheese can keep them coming back for more.

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Wonderful Weeknight Dining
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) With school, work and evening activities all spiraling in different directions, most families find that some things have to give. Make sure quality time around the dinner table isn’t one of them with these savvy solutions that can help make weekday meals a cinch.

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Tech Trends to Watch in 2019
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) It wasn’t long ago that the idea of a watch that did anything more than tell time was a figment of futuristic fantasy. Now technologies once deemed high-end luxuries for only the wealthy are completely common. Yet new advances keep spurring even more ideas to improve tech devices themselves and the networks they rely on to deliver unprecedented connectivity in every aspect of life.

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Break Away for a Spring Travel Adventure
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Spring is the perfect time of year to break away from everyday life for a journey to a new destination. Across the country, the climate tends to be moderate, so you can take in a wide range of activities for a fun-filled getaway.

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A Winning Strategy
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

Sensible tips for healthy eating

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Give Your Diet a Veggie Boost
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

It's little secret that eating more nutritious veggies is an essential element of healthier eating. Fortunately, finding ways to boost the veggie content of your favorite dishes may be easier than you think.

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How to Create a Smoky Cubano Sandwich
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) For flavor fans, there is nearly no better combo than the complementary tastes in a Cubano sandwich. Complete with layers of roast pork, ham, soft swiss cheese, mustard and topped with tangy pickles, all the flavors and textures play in concert.

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6 Deviled Eggs Recipes Perfect for Easter and Beyond
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Deviled eggs, also known as stuffed eggs, first appeared in American cookbooks in the mid-19th century, but the origin can be traced back to ancient Rome where eggs were boiled and seasoned with spicy sauces, according to the History Channel. Today, deviled eggs are a staple during Easter, and according to the American Egg Board, more than 100 million dozen eggs were sold last year during the week of Easter alone.

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Home Decor 101
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

Decorating with bold colors

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5 Tricks for a Chore-Free Weekend
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When thinking about errands, check-lists and even downtime, every busy person wishes there were more hours in the day. When tight on time, chores have a way of piling up and spilling into free time. With the right routine, however, day-to-day tasks can be tackled throughout the week, paving the way to a chore-free weekend, which means more time for the fun stuff.

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Organize Your Way to a Clutter-Free Kitchen
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Feature) A kitchen must be many things for the average family: a cooking center, social hub and, most importantly, a central command station for the entire household. Unfortunately, organization sometimes takes a backseat in the chaos of daily life, which means kitchens and pantries aren’t living up to their full potential as spaces that make our lives easier to manage.

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Give Your Space a Spring Refresh
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

Start with upgrades to your home’s design features

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Shop Your Way to an Organized Closet
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) If you often find yourself standing in front of a closet bursting with clothes but can’t find anything to wear, it may be time for a makeover – not only for your wardrobe, but for your closet, too.

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Swing into Spring
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) While spring naturally means it’s time for a refresh for many homeowners, it doesn’t mean you’re limited only to a cleaning party. Take advantage of the season by using it as an opportunity to upgrade different areas of your home for reasons ranging from energy efficiency and convenience to ease of living and safety.

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Wednesday 03/13/2019
3 ways to empower women in your community and worldwide
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Female entrepreneurs make up approximately 1/3 of all entrepreneurs worldwide, and it's always a great time to highlight, support and applaud women in business, in your community and across the globe.

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What kind of potato chip are you?
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Did you know that Thursday, March 14, is National Potato Chip Day? For years, potato chips have been America’s go-to favorite snack and Lay’s, the classic potato chip brand from Frito Lay, is giving you a few great ways to celebrate the holiday!

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5 smart ideas to refresh your deck
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - As seasons turn, your focus begins to shift to the outdoors. Your deck or patio becomes your new living room — an ideal setting for memorable moments with friends and family. If you look at these spaces and long for a refresh, the time to start planning is now. You have options, and many you can do yourself with minimal effort.

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Lawn Equipment: Keep Safety In Mind
Updated: March 19, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—When spring is on its way, home owners are often eager to get outside and spruce up their yards. It’s important when doing so to keep safety in mind.

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5 Ways Children Benefit From Creative Playtime
Posted: March 13, 2019

(StatePoint) When kids pretend to be their favorite superhero, it may look like sheer fun at first glance, but experts say that imaginative play also benefits children in a number of substantial ways.

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