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  • Real Estate

    Buying or Refinancing Your Home this Spring? Tips for Success

    (StatePoint) Many Americans start to think about their housing needs this time of year. For some people spring aligns with the school calendar, given the time it takes to find the right home, arrange financing and move in time for the next academic year. For others, an income tax refund, coupled with refinancing a mortgage, is the way to fund a home improvement project.

  • Pets

    Sound Or Lame: It's Often Found In The Health Of The Sole

    (NAPSI)—When it comes to keeping your horse healthy, hoof care is often the critical element that allows you to enjoy normal activities with your horse, such as riding. Both shod and unshod, otherwise known as shoed or barefoot, philosophies offer benefits, but also come with limitations, which directly affect the health of the soles. While shoeing is necessary for many horses, a shod foot does not absorb shock as efficiently, mostly because shoeing raises the sole and frog off the ground, and constrains the normal flex of the foot. A lack of sufficient ground contact and stimulation limits circulation, which causes soles to shrink, which can lead to numerous problems. By contrast, an unshod foot uses the hoof wall, internal hoof cavity and sole to absorb and dissipate shock. However, adding the weight of the horse and a rider can sometimes wear the hoof down faster than it grows. In these cases, shoes or boots can be a good short-term alternative, as well as polyurethane pour-in pad materials to help limit sole wear and provide the necessary support.

  • Home Decorating

    5 spring DIY craft projects to make old stuff new again

    (BPT) - Spring isn’t just the season to clean out old junk from your home, it’s also the perfect time to tackle some DIY craft projects that repurpose household items and give them new life. Repurposing, or “upcycling,” is one of the hottest trends in home decor and design for 2017, according to online DIY community Hometalk.com. Before you throw away an old book case, battered picture frame or wooden industrial spool, why not think of ways to upcycle those items instead?

  • Bridal

    Newlyweds: Money-saving tips for your first move together

    (BPT) - With the average wedding costing upwards of $30,000, starting your new life together takes a lot of careful budgeting. After you’ve finished paying for the flowers, reception hall, caterer, photographer and everything else related to your big day, you may not have much money left over when it comes time to move into a new home together. However, managing your move can be your first big DIY home project together, and it’s one that’s very doable on a budget.

Top Story

Children Have New Hygiene Treatment For Dry Eye And Eyelid Bacteria

(NAPSI)—Many adults suffer from often-painful eye conditions like dry eye and blepharitis.

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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Friday 02/24/2017
The Many Loves of American Lamb
Updated: February 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Eat Healthy with Easy Meal-Planning Tricks
Updated: February 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Snack Facts
Updated: February 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Delicious Dishes for the Perfect Night In
Updated: February 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

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A Classic Recipe Makeover
Updated: February 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Go Tart for Your Heart
Updated: February 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Protein Power
Updated: February 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Creating Healthy Eating Habits
Updated: February 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Thursday 02/23/2017
Black Men at Greater Risk for Prostate Cancer: Take Time This Black History Month to Learn More About It
Posted: February 23, 2017

(BPT) - Prostate cancer. Most men know about it, but for black men, just knowing isn’t enough. While prostate cancer is prevalent among all men, it is especially prominent in black men. In fact, approximately 1 in 6 black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.1

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5 spring DIY craft projects to make old stuff new again
Updated: February 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Spring isn’t just the season to clean out old junk from your home, it’s also the perfect time to tackle some DIY craft projects that repurpose household items and give them new life. Repurposing, or “upcycling,” is one of the hottest trends in home decor and design for 2017, according to online DIY community Hometalk.com. Before you throw away an old book case, battered picture frame or wooden industrial spool, why not think of ways to upcycle those items instead?

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Paint Your Plate Purple (With Produce)
Updated: February 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Mealtime’s about to get a lot more colorful. Registered dietitians and other health professionals recommend eating fruits and vegetables in a wide variety of colors. Why? It’s not just to make your plate pop. A colorful diet helps ensure you’re getting the broadest possible range of vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant nutrients, like polyphenols. The more colorful your diet, the more nutritious it is.

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To Save More For Your Future, Avoid These Four Pitfalls
Updated: February 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Have A Sparkling Time—Without Overindulging
Updated: February 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Are Your Ears Ringing?
Updated: February 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—If you have a ringing in your ears that no one around you can hear, you’re not alone. Chances are, you have tinnitus, a condition that affects an estimated 10 to 15 percent of adults.

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Smart Kitchen Upgrade Ideas to Help You Save Time
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Most home cooks want the flexibility of preparing complicated meals with ease and convenience. However, even those with a deft culinary hand may be limited by their tools, space and appliances.

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Buying or Refinancing Your Home this Spring? Tips for Success
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Many Americans start to think about their housing needs this time of year. For some people spring aligns with the school calendar, given the time it takes to find the right home, arrange financing and move in time for the next academic year. For others, an income tax refund, coupled with refinancing a mortgage, is the way to fund a home improvement project.

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Wednesday 02/22/2017
Newlyweds: Money-saving tips for your first move together
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - With the average wedding costing upwards of $30,000, starting your new life together takes a lot of careful budgeting. After you’ve finished paying for the flowers, reception hall, caterer, photographer and everything else related to your big day, you may not have much money left over when it comes time to move into a new home together. However, managing your move can be your first big DIY home project together, and it’s one that’s very doable on a budget.

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Borrow these wedding planner tricks for a polished event on a budget
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Planning your wedding is one of the most important management jobs you’ll ever take on. A professional wedding planner could help make the day go smoothly, but you can also achieve the same effect yourself for less money.

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Thoughtful home design: 4 tips to transform any small space
Updated: February 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - During the 1950s, the average-sized American home was just around 1,700 square feet. Fast forward to today, and the average size has increased to about 2,600 square feet, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. While many Americans think the bigger the better, there is a growing trend of homeowners around the country opting to downsize to tiny homes, condominiums, apartments or just smaller single-family homes.

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People with kidney disease at higher risk for heart disease: Take charge and reduce risks through good nutrition and self-care
Posted: February 22, 2017

(BPT) - Heart disease is a big problem in the United States, especially for the more than 20 million Americans living with kidney disease. That’s because kidney disease causes a variety of health problems that make it harder for the heart to pump blood effectively. But if you’ve got kidney disease, take heart – there are a number of things you can do to help stave off cardiovascular disease.

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What You Need To Know Before Hiring A Tax Pro
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to dealing with the IRS, there are a few more initials it may pay for you to know about.

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How to Navigate a Financial Emergency
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Protect Your Kids at Home
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

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5 Smarter Ways to Keep Your Home Warm
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

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It’s Not Too Late to Jumpstart a Healthy Lifestyle for 2017
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Bold and Blended
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Trends to Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

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How to Create the Closet of Your Dreams
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

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5 Ways to Add Luxury to Your Laundry Room
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Cleaning Hacks to Tackle Each Room of Your Home
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

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How to Keep Lips Healthy and Hydrated
Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Much like the rest of your skin, cold temperatures can really do a number on your lips, leaving them dry and chapped. Unfortunately, even the indoors may not provide relief, as heated rooms can dry out lips even further.

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Maximizing Your Assets in Retirement
Updated: February 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

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A Soup-er Meal Solution
Updated: February 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Stay Young at Heart (and in Body and Mind)
Updated: February 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Tuesday 02/21/2017
Reinvent your morning routine [Video]
Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:31 am

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How trending home colors achieve their 'hot' status each year
Updated: February 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - You see it every year — a “hot” new color begins appearing on phone cases, walls, ceilings, furnishings and accessories. Soon, virtually everyone who’s doing any kind of renovation or design work is incorporating that color into their project. Have you ever wondered how home color trends happen?

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Self-employed? Tips to help you navigate the mortgage process
Updated: February 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Sponsored ad content by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.

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Recetas saludables para renovar sus comidas familiares
Posted: February 21, 2017

(BPT) - El Centro Transamerica de Estudios de Salud (Transamerica Center for Health Studies, TCHS), en colaboración con la nutricionista Suzanne Hollander de Suzy Foods, está dándole un nuevo sabor a recetas familiares tradicionales con su Libro De Recetas. Pídales a sus hijos que la ayuden a preparar una de estas recetas para la cena de esta noche, incorpore sabores diferentes y haga sustituciones con ingredientes sanos para lograr una deliciosa comida familiar.

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6 surprising spots in the home you can transform with a wholesale club membership
Posted: February 21, 2017

(BPT) - You may already know a wholesale club is a great place to buy groceries, but your membership in a club like BJ’s Wholesale can also help you save money in virtually every room of the house, not just the kitchen and pantry.

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¿Padece de insuficiencia cardiaca? 7 consejos para controlarla
Posted: February 21, 2017

(BPT) - El concepto erróneo más común sobre la insuficiencia cardiaca es que el corazón deja de latir inmediatamente. La realidad es que dicho padecimiento puede ser un proceso lento que ocurre con el paso del tiempo. Recibir un diagnóstico de esa enfermedad puede ser abrumador, pero no está sola. Por lo menos a un paciente se le diagnostica insuficiencia cardiaca cada minuto, según WomenHeart: La Coalición Nacional para Mujeres con Enfermedades del Corazón Aunque no hay cura para los millones de mujeres que la padecen, con el conocimiento, tratamiento y apoyo adecuado se puede controlar.

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So you have heart failure, now what? 7 tips for management
Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The common misconception about having heart failure is that your heart immediately stops beating. The reality is that heart failure can be a slow process that happens over time. Being diagnosed with the disease can be overwhelming, but you are not alone. At least one person is diagnosed with heart failure every minute, according to WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. While there is no cure for the millions of women living with heart failure, it can be managed with the proper knowledge, treatment and support.

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Make a striking focal point the foundation of your spa-like bathroom
Updated: February 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - American homeowners’ desire for spa-like bathrooms shows no signs of waning, says the latest Design Trends report by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). From freestanding bath tubs and floating vanities to LED lighting and soothing color schemes, some of the most-requested bathroom renovations focus on creating the atmosphere of luxury and calm found in world-class spas.

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Monday 02/20/2017
5 fun ways to decorate for spring
Updated: February 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Spring is the perfect time to shake things up with your home decor. As Mother Nature transforms her landscape with fresh buds and blooms, you’re probably longing to refresh your home, too. These five easy craft projects are perfect family activities and the results will add touches of springtime throughout the house.

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Flood insurance: Does your excuse hold water?
Updated: February 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - We know the old saying: when it rains, it pours… and when it pours, it floods. With winter snow storms coming to an end, the threat of flooding increases as the snow begins to melt and the rivers and creeks begin to swell. It’s easy to forget about how powerfully destructive water can be. In fact, nine out of 10 natural disasters include flood, making it the number one disaster in the United States according to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). However, only 15 percent of homeowners have flood insurance. From 2006 to 2015, total flood claims cost more than $1.9 billion per year and the average claim was more than $46,000 during that time.

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La salud dental es importante para los ‘dientes de leche’ de los niños
Updated: February 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Los padres y personas responsables de cuidar a los niños podrían estar subestimando la importancia de la atención dental para los “dientes de leche” de los niños. De acuerdo a los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades, sólo el 63% de los niños entre 2 y 4 años de edad ven el dentista al menos una vez al año.

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Dental Health is Important for Children's 'Baby Teeth'
Updated: February 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Parents and caregivers may be underestimating the importance of dental care for children’s “baby teeth.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 63 percent of children ages two to four see the dentist at least annually.

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month by 'Putting Your Best Fork Forward'
Updated: February 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Are you finding it difficult to keep up with your healthy New Year’s habits? Tackle those resolutions with renewed energy in March during National Nutrition Month and remember that small changes, made over time, can add up.

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Coffee Can Be Good or Bad for Your Health: What to Know Now
Updated: February 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) A majority of Americans drink coffee daily, with an average of about three cups a day, according to Harvard School of Public Health.

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Friday 02/17/2017
Protecting Seniors Online from Scams, Hacks and Tax Fraud
Updated: February 17, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - The vast majority of seniors today are using the Internet at least once a week to check email, pay bills online and keep in touch via social media. But all that time online puts them at risk for scams and hacks, such as tax fraud.

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