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    Shelter volunteers play critical role in animal welfare efforts

    (BPT) - Approximately 6.5 million cats and dogs enter animal shelters each year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). This massive number underscores the need for volunteers to provide the necessary care to ensure as many pets as possible can be placed in permanent, loving homes. In fact, most shelters would not be able to stay open without the generosity of volunteers.

  • Home Decorating

    Bring design to your home this spring with trending DIY projects

    (BPT) - Whether you’re trying your first DIY project or you’re a veteran DIYer, you might be browsing through Pinterest for ideas to help give your home a trendier look. PPG, maker of paint brands like Olympic, Glidden and PPG Paints, is here to help you tackle three of the latest trending projects in DIY. This spring, try one of these hot home projects paired with trending paint colors.

  • Home Improvement

    5 renovation resolutions for your home this year

    (BPT) - It’s no secret that springtime is synonymous with spruce-ups. But, as is often the case, homeowners hone in on prettying-up patios and backyards with fresh florals and new outdoor furniture, leaving the inside of the home as “same old, same old.” This spring, resolve to reinvent your home from the inside out with stylish décor sure to add the wow-factor it deserves.

Top Story

Thinking about a career in health care? Consider this

(BPT) - Medical professionals are in greater demand than ever before, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), by the year 2025, the United States could need as many as 90,000 more physicians than it actually has, and the demand for nurses and other health professionals could be even higher.

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 >>




Recent Headlines

Tuesday 04/25/2017
5 mom-tested tricks for coping with colds
Posted: April 25, 2017

(BPT) - Every mother knows colds can make life miserable for everyone in the house. When a coughing child can’t sleep, parents don’t either. Lack of sleep makes it harder to fight the cold, and leaves Mom and Dad more likely to get sick too. The risks don’t stop with warm weather either; few things are as unhappy as a kid (or parent) with a cold in the spring time!

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Streaming Content Box Cuts Your Cable and Costs
Posted: April 25, 2017

(NewsUSA) - Cable TV? That was so three years ago.

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La carga creciente del Alzheimer en los costos de atención médica, salud del cuidador y población mayor de 65 años
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Hace alrededor de diez años, a Ray, el padre septuagenario de Kristen Beatty, le diagnosticaron Alzheimer. Desde entonces, padece de paranoia, insomnio y alucinaciones, porque piensa que le están robando. Aunque Beatty y su hermano tratan de tranquilizarlo y disipar sus temores, esa lucha diaria lo ha afectado enormemente. Sue, la madre de Beatty, se encargó del cuidado de Ray durante unos cinco años. En el 2012, Sue falleció inesperadamente de un infarto, o, como la hija suele afirmar, “se le rompió el corazón”.

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Changing weather patterns leave homeowners underinsured
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The U.S. has experienced significant shifts in the frequency, severity and locations of natural disasters — including floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires — during the past decade.

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Too many with epilepsy are unaware of this uncommon but fatal threat
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - For people with epilepsy—and for those who care for them—the side effects of the condition are well known. They know all about the seizures and they also know how best to care for themselves or their loved ones should a seizure occur. While the persistent possibility of a seizure is well known, many people living with epilepsy are unaware of another threat that, while uncommon, is fatal.

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5 ways summer education benefits children
Posted: April 25, 2017

(BPT) - For months, your kids have been waiting for the moment when the final bell rings and they’re able to enjoy the freedom of summer.

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Take the next step: Tips to help you reach your diabetes management goals
Posted: April 25, 2017

(BPT) - Nearly 30 million people in the United States are living with diabetes, and 90-95 percent have type 2 diabetes. America’s Diabetes Challenge, a program from Merck and the American Diabetes Association, urges those with type 2 diabetes to work with their doctor to set and reach their A1C goal (average blood glucose over the past 2-3 months). The program also encourages people to learn if they’re at risk of low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) and how to help reduce that risk.

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Facing the myths about osteoporosis: Anita's journey
Posted: April 25, 2017

(BPT) - At the age of 53, Anita Greenstein took a bone density test at the recommendation of her friend who was a radiologist and was shocked to learn she had postmenopausal osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones over time making them thinner, more brittle and more likely to break or fracture.1 Over the course of having this chronic condition for the past 17 years, Anita realized that the realities of living with osteoporosis are much different than her preconceived notions before her diagnosis.

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Save Time, Trouble And Money With A New Sort Of Phone Service
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Answering the call for more flexibility in telephone service is an unusual new kind of company—the world’s first cloud-based phone carrier.

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How to Cash in on the Gig Economy
Updated: April 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) There’s an exciting career revolution taking place for those who want to call their own shots, set their own schedules and control their destinies. Say hello to the “gig economy,” a booming new job market.

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Women: The Key to Urinary Health Starts with the Gut
Updated: April 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) As most women who have suffered urinary health issues know, such conditions can be irritating and uncomfortable. Luckily, there are practical steps you can take to naturally support your urinary tract.

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Natural Ways to Support Infant Health During Pregnancy
Updated: April 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) In the last 10 years, scientists have learned that having enough beneficial gut bacteria is a critical component of overall health. Now, research shows that ensuring newborns have sufficient exposure to probiotic bacteria during infancy and early childhood can give them a head start on lifelong wellness.

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Monday 04/24/2017
Think you're eating well? Misconceptions lead to nutrient deficiencies for many
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The good news? Americans think they are eating well; in fact, 60 percent say they eat a very healthy diet. The not-so-good news? Perception and reality may not be aligned.

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Here's how to tap into your home's not-so-hidden potential
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 3:31 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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Survey: African-Americans passionate about homeownership, but fewer own homes
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - More than any other demographic group, African-Americans perceive homeownership as an integral component of the American Dream, and a way to build security and wealth for their families, according to a recent survey.

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Roots run deep for American growers
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The trend of home and community gardens is on the rise in the U.S. A 2014 study by the National Gardening Association found 1 in 3 households now grow their own food to help put breakfast, lunch and dinner on kitchen tables. While more and more people are helping to provide for themselves, purchasing food is the third-highest expenditure in typical American households, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This means that while many people maintain fruitful gardens, farming is still a major industry in the U.S.

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Transform your backyard with a paver patio
Updated: April 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - As the natural extension of a home’s interior, making sure the backyard is an attractive and functional exterior space for entertaining family and friends is important to many homeowners. Described by some as an outdoor room, it requires as much thought, creativity and commitment to design a backyard living area as it does the rest of a house. Following that logic, a paver patio is an ideal focal point for building a beautiful outdoor living area. It literally serves as a blank canvas for benches, fire pits, fireplaces, water fountains, grills and other outdoor features.

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Shelter volunteers play critical role in animal welfare efforts
Updated: April 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Approximately 6.5 million cats and dogs enter animal shelters each year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). This massive number underscores the need for volunteers to provide the necessary care to ensure as many pets as possible can be placed in permanent, loving homes. In fact, most shelters would not be able to stay open without the generosity of volunteers.

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Friday 04/21/2017
5 renovation resolutions for your home this year
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - It’s no secret that springtime is synonymous with spruce-ups. But, as is often the case, homeowners hone in on prettying-up patios and backyards with fresh florals and new outdoor furniture, leaving the inside of the home as “same old, same old.” This spring, resolve to reinvent your home from the inside out with stylish décor sure to add the wow-factor it deserves.

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Non-Profit Venture Fund Seeks to Support The American Dream
Updated: April 21, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - An innovative venture fund is creating opportunities to support the American Dream by providing capital and resources to small businesses. ProgressWorks is a non-profit 501(c)(3) U.S. job-creation venture fund with a mission to facilitate job creation and retention in the United States. Its vision is to impact the growth of employment through targeted investment, strategic partnering, and resources that reduce the challenges small businesses face when seeking capital.

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The important role vaccines may play in helping keep children and adults healthy
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Every one of the nearly 12,000 babies born in the United States each day may be susceptible to infectious diseases. The good news is that vaccines can help protect children from some of these diseases.

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U.S. Teen Is First Pediatric Patient In The World To Use Breakthrough Smart Insulin Pump That Personalizes Treatment For Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: April 21, 2017

New MiniMed 670G Insulin Pump System Can Automatically Monitor And Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels So People Can Spend Less Time Managing Their Diabetes

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Tips to Refresh Yourself this Season
Updated: April 21, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) For a happier, healthier you, take some time to clean and clear your body and mind. Here are five great ways to give yourself a mid-year refresh.

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Fight Hunger One Meal at a Time
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Prepare Your Pet for Summer
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Cultivating Connections
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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How Your Pet May Improve Your Health
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Solving Pets’ Oral Health Needs
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Tackle Spring Cleaning Room-by-Room Like a Pro
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Spice Up Spring Cleaning
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Protect Your Pets from Summer Pests
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Dog Owners are Eating Clean and Feeding Clean
Updated: April 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Thursday 04/20/2017
Este Día de la Madre, demuestra tu amor a todas las madres de tu vida
Updated: April 21, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - El amor materno se manifiesta de múltiples maneras: como lazo inquebrantable con hijos e hijas, con los demás miembros de la familia, e incluso hacia otras personas más allá de los vínculos familiares tradicionales. El Día de la Madre que se aproxima es la ocasión perfecta para demostrarle a mamá — y a todas esas mujeres especiales que han desempeñado papeles maternales trascendentales en tu vida — todo lo que significan para ti.

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Uniquely you hues: Decorating with your personality in mind
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Whether you realize it or not, the colors you select for your home and your personal belongings tell a lot about your personality. In fact, according to a recent survey by PPG, 58 percent of 2,500 consumers surveyed agree that colors selected for their home, car and consumer products — such as appliances and electronics — reflect their personality and style all or most of the time. In addition, 70 percent of those surveyed agreed color selection is important when purchasing paint for their home. So, how do these color preferences come about?

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Big-impact ideas for small patio spaces
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Do you have a small patio? Do you think you can't do much with the space due to its size? There's probably a lot more potential than you think.

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Take a Holistic Approach to Retirement Planning
Updated: April 23, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Easy Al Fresco Entertaining
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Fresh Flavors with Friends
Posted: April 20, 2017

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Unleash the Power of Dairy
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Simple Ways to Produce Healthy Habits
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Add a Tex-Mex Favorite to Your Menu
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Get Foiled
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Sweet Meets Spicy
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Balance Your Breakfast
Posted: April 20, 2017

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Boost Your Recipes with Protein
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Practically Perfect Gift Ideas for Dad
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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4 Simple Steps to a Lawn Mower Tune-up
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Get Cooking on Your Outdoor Kitchen Design
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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5 Things to Consider When Buying a Mattress
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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