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  • Real Estate

    4 reasons why black shingles are resurging in popularity

    (BPT) - Grays, browns, taupes — after decades of neutral-colored shingles dominating entire neighborhoods, homeowners are turning to the dark side. Home improvement experts agree black roofs are making a comeback, offering a sleek alternative that boosts curb appeal and enhances design elements.

  • Home Decorating

    5 Ways to Give a Room a Makeover

    (StatePoint) Does a room in your home need an update? There are a range of projects from large to small that can help you transform any space for maximum utility and better design. Here are five great ideas.

  • Bridal

    5 hacks to get hitched without financial hiccups

    (BPT) - Planning a wedding is an emotional experience: joy that you’ll be marrying your true love, nostalgia for the life you’re leaving behind, worry over the details and anxiety about how much money you’ll spend. While the average wedding costs more than $27,000 according to TheWeddingReport.com, it is possible to make it to — and through — your big day with minimal financial worries.

Top Story

Increase comfort and lower energy bills for the warmer months

(BPT) - As the warm weather creeps in and the country heats up, now is the time for homeowners to make sure they’re doing their part to help increase comfort and reduce energy bills.

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 06/21/2017
Understanding Scoliosis [Infographic]
Posted: June 21, 2017

(BPT) - Whether you or someone you know has scoliosis, or you're just starting to learn more about the condition, you’ll find helpful information and resources in this infographic.

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Health and Wellness Benefits of Volunteering
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - In the business world, we hear a lot about the bottom line and quarterly reports. For those in the nonprofit sector, it’s often a matter of reaching fundraising goals and achieving their mission statement. No matter what kind of organization you work for, there are big-picture goals, but of course there are more.

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Battle Weeds, Leaves and Shrubbery with Tech
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Dispelling Myths About Natural Stone
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Ease Up on Energy Consumption
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

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The Science of Odor In Clothes
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Renovations for the Ages
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Banish Backyard Pests
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Stylish Storage for Renters
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Outdoor Kitchens Add Fun, Function
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Tuesday 06/20/2017
Rooting for Potatoes: The Spud Makes A Comeback
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Forget low-carb diets and Atkins; those sweet, succulent spuds are once again finding their place among meat and vegetables at the dinner table.

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approves Botulinum Toxin for Treatment of Lower Limb Spasticity in Adults
Posted: June 20, 2017

(BPT) - Currently the ONLY botulinum toxin approved by the FDA for the treatment of upper and lower limb spasticity in adults and also for the treatment of lower limb spasticity in children ages two and older

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Top 5 ways to battle belly bloat
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Warmer weather brings sunny days, fresh breezes and plenty of flora and fauna to explore. But there's another aspect to warm weather that some people dread: swimsuit season.

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Jobs you can do with a law degree that may surprise you
Updated: June 21, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - A law degree isn’t only for lawyers. In fact, earning a law degree, even if you are currently employed in an entirely different field, can prove beneficial for career advancement and may even open the door for new opportunities.

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Viscount Mining Corp: Company to Watch In 2017
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Back in the late 1800s, hordes of miners descended on Colorado's Custer County to seek their fortunes. They staked nearly 100 individual claims, and mined large amounts of top-grade silver and gold from the ground. The area even acquired a revealing name: the Hardscrabble Silver District.

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Monday 06/19/2017
What's your nutrition game plan? [video]
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Attractions for all: Your next adventure starts in Arkansas
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Thanks to its natural beauty and multitude of attractions, Arkansas tourism is thriving, recently breaking a record by drawing 19.6 million overnight guests in just a year.

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The 411 on HVAC energy-efficiency ratings and terms
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Whether you’re looking to lower heating and cooling costs, or have a passion for protecting the environment, maximizing the energy efficiency of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is a smart move. The more energy efficient your system, the less you’ll spend running it every year, and the smaller your home’s environmental footprint will be.

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Making Informed Choices About Student Debt
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Millions of students are pursuing a college degree in the hope that it leads to a successful career and a meaningful life. It can seem like the only way to a stable financial future. But is it really? The decision to go to college might seem like an easy choice for some high school graduates; for others it could be challenging, especially if they can’t easily afford it.

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5 Tips for Balancing Family, Work and Education
Updated: June 19, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) It’s an age-old conundrum. To advance professionally, often one must go back to school. However, earning a degree might seem like an insurmountable challenge because of the demands of a current job.

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New Ways to Save and Enjoy Your Photos
Updated: June 19, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) People are taking more photos than ever before, of friends, family, vacations and their food. And while they don’t always like to admit it, they are also taking selfies.

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Rethink Your Drink This Summer
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Wedding Planning 101
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Understanding the Serious Nature of Mini-Strokes
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:32 am

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5 Tips to Save on Bills
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Weather the Storm Wisely
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:32 am

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5 Tips for Active Summer Families
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Feeling Safe During Fireworks
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Helpful Hints for Men's Health Month
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Sunday 06/18/2017
What Moms Need to Know About Summer Nutrition for Kids
Posted: June 18, 2017

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Tasty Fourth of July Recipes
Updated: June 19, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Go Ahead ... Eat the Whole Watermelon
Updated: June 19, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Savory Summer Grilling
Updated: June 19, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Healthy Summer Treats Make for Happy Kids
Posted: June 18, 2017

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Smart Summer Snacks
Updated: June 19, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Get Grilling Like a Pitmaster
Updated: June 19, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Add Sizzle to Your Fourth
Posted: June 18, 2017

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Saturday 06/17/2017
Top Tips for Sandal-Ready Feet
Updated: June 17, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Simple sandals, trendy wedges or peep-toe heels -- no matter what warm-weather shoe you prefer, they all have one thing in common -- showing off your feet. And for many women, well-groomed feet can translate to a greater sense of confidence during sandal season.

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6 Ways to Stay Fit with Your Pup
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Royal Migration
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Tips for Summer Travel with Your Pet
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Secrets for Mastering the Grill
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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5 Time-Savers for Busy Teens
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Preparing for Baby
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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How Rural Women Can Make an Impact
Updated: June 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Friday 06/16/2017
'BPA-Free' meets 'fake news'
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Thanks to years of attention to bisphenol A (BPA), used primarily to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, there is now quite a bit of attention to various alternatives described generically as “BPA-Free." Many manufacturers proudly apply a BPA-Free label to their products, even to products that never contained BPA in the first place.

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Create a special day for Dad this Father's Day with a delicious meal
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - By Yvette Marquez, Vive Mejor spokesperson

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From farm to family: 7 things to consider before living with livestock
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Animals play a meaningful role in the lives of their owners. In fact, most people consider their furry friends part of the family. And while dogs and cats tend to be the most common companions, nowadays, the beloved family pet can come in many different shapes, sizes and species.

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Here's how to tap into your home's not-so-hidden potential
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Your most valuable asset is around you all the time. It’s above you, it’s below you and in many cases you don’t realize how much it can do for you.

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