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    5 tips to solve separation anxiety in your pet

    (BPT) - With good weather and flexible work schedules, summer time is the best season for spending some extra time with your pet. However, once fall comes, the kids aren’t the only ones in the family that experience the back-to-school blues. Separation anxiety can happen for many reasons among pets, but with the changing routine and lack of attention due to busy schedules, back-to-school is a common time when pet owners may start noticing changes in their dog or cat’s behavior. To support them during this time Dr. Kurt Venator, Purina’s Chief Veterinary Officer offers five tips to address separation anxiety in pets.

  • 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

Investment Report Sees Potential Value in Colorado Silver Project

(NewsUSA) - Viscount Mining Corp (TSX-V: VML, OTCQB: VLMGF) is a Vancouver-based mining project generator. Its strategy is to seek out and acquire properties that have potential to contain large amounts of silver, gold, and other valuable metals. Then it conducts new rounds of exploration to see what's actually in the ground and to pin down what the property is worth.

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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Tuesday 08/15/2017
Volunteer Fire Departments Work to Reach Next Generation
Updated: August 15, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Volunteers make up more than two-thirds of the nation's fire service and protect their communities from a wide range of emergencies. Yet many fire departments are having difficulty meeting the staffing needs that an all-hazards department requires.

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5 simple ways to stay connected as a family on a budget
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - School’s out, summer’s here and the family is ready for some fun-in-the-sun memory making! It’s the perfect time to bond, catch up and enjoy the slower pace of the season. However, with fun on the brain, it’s easy to find yourself dipping into pockets a bit more for ice cream treats and new toys. To help keep summer full of fun but low on cost, here are five simple tips to ensure an unforgettable summer that won’t break the bank:

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5 must-have gadgets for heading back to school
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Summer is almost over and the school bell is about to ring. To make sure you and your family are set up for success, equip your home with the best technology devices on the market. Consider this your gadget guide for the best school year yet.

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Frustrated while flying? Here are 5 smart ways to keep your cool
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - There was a time decades ago when taking a flight was truly a privilege. People looked forward to comfy seats, cold drinks and friendly service.

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A celebrity chef's secrets to building a better sandwich
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - A great sandwich is a delicious meal choice, which could be why about 60 percent of American adults eat at least one for lunch every week and 70 percent pack one or more in their children’s lunches, according to food industry trend-watching company Datassential. In fact, sandwiches are so popular and so common that at some point in the past you’ve probably made or eaten a lackluster sandwich.

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Screen To Keep Spine Trouble From Getting Worse
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—The end of summer is a good time to re-establish healthy habits and back-to-school routines. In addition to dental checkups and annual physicals, pediatric medical specialists recommend adding a scoliosis screening to back-to-school checklists.

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When Veterans' Caregivers Are Left Behind
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Dave Riley doesn’t take a step without his wife, literally.

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Wireless Tips for Boomers
Updated: August 15, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) There are currently more than 93 million Americans in the U.S. over age 55, according to Census data, and the vast majority (74 percent) of them have a smartphone. And that number keeps growing.

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Monday 08/14/2017
Lady Gaga Stars in New PSA to Support Education and Inspire Positive Classrooms
Posted: August 14, 2017

(NewsUSA) - Students today face not only academic challenges, but also the emotional challenges of stress brought on by negative classroom environments, according to data from a recent survey by the Sesame Workshop. In the survey, 86 percent of teachers and 70 percent of parents reported worrying that "the world is an unkind place for children."

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Understand what you need to do to stay healthy over 65
Updated: August 15, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Today’s Boomer generation feels young at heart. They’re living an active lifestyle, they have no intention of slowing down, they’re booming. Many Boomers feel that because they are healthy and taking care of themselves, they are not at risk for potentially serious infectious diseases, such as pneumococcal pneumonia. But if you are over 65, even if you are healthy, you are at increased risk. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and a great opportunity for anyone over 65 to learn about the myths and facts of adult immunization and to get a new attitude toward vaccine-preventable diseases.

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How to Tackle a Dust-Free Renovation
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

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5 tips to solve separation anxiety in your pet
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - With good weather and flexible work schedules, summer time is the best season for spending some extra time with your pet. However, once fall comes, the kids aren’t the only ones in the family that experience the back-to-school blues. Separation anxiety can happen for many reasons among pets, but with the changing routine and lack of attention due to busy schedules, back-to-school is a common time when pet owners may start noticing changes in their dog or cat’s behavior. To support them during this time Dr. Kurt Venator, Purina’s Chief Veterinary Officer offers five tips to address separation anxiety in pets.

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Is your family expanding? Protect what matters most with these nursery safety checks
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - You may have chosen the perfect color palette and all of your nursery furniture, but have you thought about some key safety checks?

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Shared housework may be the true language of love, survey says
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - The key to a better relationship may not be in long walks on the beach or romantic dinners, it may actually be in discovering how your partner values chores. According to recent studies, chores have a direct impact on relationships more than previously thought.

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Pets help seniors stay healthier and happier, wherever they live, studies show
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Collette once said, “Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” Pets provide meaningful social support for owners, and they can be especially beneficial for seniors. Ample research shows pet ownership delivers physical and mental health benefits for seniors, regardless of whether they’re living on their own or in a senior living community.

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Living with Psoriasis - The Inside Story
Posted: August 14, 2017

(BPT) - Are you living with psoriasis? Did you know it affects more than 7.5 million people? While your diagnosis can be daunting, you don’t need to let this stop you from living your life and doing things you love – spending time with family, traveling and building relationships. Every psoriasis journey is different, but those living with psoriasis understand it shows on the skin, but it does not define you. Hear about three psoriasis patient advocates who opened up to share their inside story.

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Enjoy the latest trend in swimming pools
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - It was supposed to be a community swimming pool, but many people stayed away because they couldn't tolerate the biting, nose-curdling odor of chlorine. Others experienced breathing and skin problems.

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A Guide For Health Care And Insurance Usage: Four Factors That Inform Americans' Health Care Decisions
Updated: August 15, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Access to quality health care and reliable insurance coverage is in a constant state of change. Regardless of your health care services and treatments, there are basic terms and concepts that are universal in the health care industry. Below is a guide to help you navigate these terms and effectively use your insurance.

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Great Books to Get Kids Excited for School
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) As kids head back to school, you can help put them in a learning mindset by beefing up your home library.

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Saturday 08/12/2017
How Smart Home Technology Can Help You Eliminate Stress this School Year
Updated: August 12, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Many parents have worries around the back-to-school season, especially if kids will be alone for a portion of the afternoon or in the morning before catching the bus.

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It’s Not Too Late to Plan Your Summer Road Trip
Updated: August 12, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Road trips are the most popular type of vacation in the U.S., with one in three Americans slated to hit the open road this summer, according to AAA. With the season coming to a close, there’s still time to take a last-minute summer road trip.

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Friday 08/11/2017
Back-to-school shopping? Help I.D. stores that save air conditioning
Updated: August 12, 2017 - 3:32 am

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5 ways to stop mosquitoes from bugging you this season
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Ask people what they love about the warm weather months and you’ll get a variety of answers. They love the sun, the warmth, camping, picnicking, boating and just being outside with family and friends. However, if you ask them what they like least about being outdoors during the warm weather months, the answer is simple — mosquitoes.

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Help support education and inspire positive classroom experiences nationwide during the back-to-school season [Video]
Updated: August 12, 2017 - 3:32 am

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5 baby formula myths debunked
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - The MythBusters on TV’s Discovery channel tackled hundreds — if not thousands — of myths in their 19 seasons on the air, but many questions still surround one topic never covered: infant feeding. Baby feeding has many pervasive myths, especially about infant formula. Here are five of those myths debunked by Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH, family physician and co-author of The Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby’s First Year:

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Back-to-School Checklist for Parents of Children Living With Asthma
Updated: August 11, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) While heading back to school may mean buying supplies, for parents of children with asthma, getting ready requires additional steps. Asthma accounts for more than 10 million lost school days every school year. 

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Thursday 08/10/2017
Keep Your Kids On The Road To Safety
Updated: August 11, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—There's good news, bad news and great news about children and safety on the road.

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Ten Years After The Financial Crisis, Boomers Struggle To Define Retirement
Updated: August 11, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is among the nation's estimated 76 million baby boomers entering or preparing for retirement, coping with the fallout from the subprime mortgage crisis that began in 2007 and triggered the Great Recession is probably still an issue.

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Top Tips for Staying Connected While In-Flight
Updated: August 12, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Over 2.2 million Americans fly every day, according to Airlines for America. Whether they are heading to a Disney-themed family adventure or jetting off for a romantic rendezvous, the most indispensable companion for many of these modern, mobile travelers is their smartphone.

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3 Mini-Makeover Ideas to Refresh a Room
Updated: August 10, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Looking to bring new energy to a space? Hoping to update that outdated décor? These easy tips can help you revitalize any space in your home with minimal time and effort -- utilizing color, accessories, accents and more.

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10 Ways to Add Colorful Curb Appeal to Your Home
Updated: August 10, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Want to give your home a dash of curb appeal? Focus on color, say experts.

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3 Beautiful Ways to Add Pops of Color to Your Kitchen
Updated: August 10, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) If your kitchen is bland or boring, it’s time for an update. Consider those home projects that add pops of color and beauty, inspiring you to do your best culinary work.

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3 Home Projects to Transform Your Yard into a Refuge for Birds
Updated: August 11, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Millions of wild birds are killed each year flying into windows, including private homes. Birds face other dangers, too, in your yard, whether they are migrating or flying locally.

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Bringing Nostalgia Back to Road Trips
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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A Closer Look at Dry Eye
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Be Prepared for Inclement Weather
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Why Everyone Should Plan for Long-Term Care
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Back-to-School Health Check
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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5 Fun Ways to Promote Tween Confidence
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Operation Organization
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Back-to-School Tips that Save Time and Money
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Timeless Italian Cuisine
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Fresh, Filling Family Dinners
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy School Days
Posted: August 10, 2017

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Smart Choices
Posted: August 10, 2017

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Spice Up School Days
Posted: August 10, 2017

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Back-to-School Power for Body and Mind
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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A Sweet Solution for Busy School Days
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Fun in the Sun
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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