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    Feed your dog from a DIY concrete bowl

    (BPT) - With dogs living in more than 60 million U.S. households, pooches are by far the most popular pet in America according to the America Pet Products Association’s 2017-2018 National Owners Survey. The same research also indicates that dog food accounts for a large proportion of the expenses to own a dog at around $300 a year, depending on the type of dog and their choice of chow. Regardless of expense, no owner wants to see good food go to waste because their clumsy dog accidentally knocks over the bowl or an unexpected storm blows the dish across the back patio. Dog owners can avoid the repeated exercise and cost of replacing wasted food by using a sturdy and durable concrete dog bowl.

  • Pets

    How To House-train Your Dog

    (NAPSI)—If you're a pet parent to any of the country's estimated 78 million dogs, here's how to make house-training easier for both you and your pet.

  • Home Improvement

    Spruce Up Your Space Inside and Out

    (Family Features) With longer days and warmer weather, many homeowners look to take on summertime projects to bring new life to their homes, lawns and gardens. According to a recent survey from Bank of America, 46 percent of Americans plan to tackle DIY projects to redecorate or renovate their homes this summer, but for many Americans, the cost of these projects can be a big hurdle.

Top Story

5 delicious recipes to enjoy while watching the 2018 Stanley Cup® Playoffs

(BPT) - Calling all hockey fans! With the 2018 Stanley Cup® Playoffs in full-swing, feed your friends, family and teammates with these delicious recipes, courtesy of Kraft Hockeyville™ USA and this year’s winner — Clinton, NY. As Kraft Hockeyville™ USA, Clinton, NY, has been awarded the opportunity to host an NHL® Preseason game and receive $150,000 in rink upgrades.

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 05/22/2018
Manténgase alerta con el derrame cerebral y salve una vida que podría ser la suya
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(BPT) - En los Estados Unidos, cada 40 segundos se produce algún tipo de derrame cerebral (también conocido como apoplejía, ataque cerebral o accidente cerebrovascular). Aunque este trastorno se considera una causa importante de discapacidad en el país, es en extremo previsible y tratable. Y como mayo es el Mes de concientización sobre el derrame cerebral en los Estados Unidos, es la ocasión perfecta para echarle un vistazo a las medidas para mantenerse lo más sano posible.

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Have allergies and headed to college? Here's what you need to know
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:49 am

(BPT) - For millions of high school seniors, the summer after graduation is a full one. There is no shortage of parties, summer cookouts or afternoons spent by the pool. There’s a lot to look forward to — and a lot to prepare for.

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Stay agile: 5 tips for easier aging in place
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:49 am

(BPT) - While many of us may dream of retiring and moving away to a beach-side resort or cabin by the lake, the reality is that most Americans look forward to remaining in their own homes so they can continue to enjoy familiar comforts, activities and loved ones. In fact, an AARP survey recently found that 87 percent of U.S. adults 65 and older and 71 percent of those 50 to 64 wish to stay in their current houses as they get older.

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Home improvement: One repair at a time
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:49 am

(BPT) - Tis the season … for home improvement. Longer days, warmer weather and more flexible schedules (hello, summer break!) have a way of inspiring home improvement projects. It’s as if appliances in and around the house emerge from the shadows of winter, calling out for attention. Suddenly, the dishwasher rack has rusted, the washing machine agitator has ceased to work, the A/C unit is making a strange clicking noise and the lawnmower blade is broken. Now is the perfect time to repair these assets around the home, and doing it yourself has never been easier or more affordable.

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5 things you didn't know about Pinot Grigio
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:50 am

(BPT) - A warm summer evening, a cold glass of Pinot Grigio and a light dinner al fresco. Sounds like heaven. This is the season for Pinot Grigio, one of America’s favorite white wines. It pairs perfectly with the lighter dishes of spring and summer — flaky fish, angel hair pasta with lemon and basil, steamed clams — and its crisp, bright, refreshing flavor makes it easy to sip.

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Sizzling sips: The summer's hottest wines are made in South Africa
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:50 am

(BPT) - Summertime means weekend adventures, sunsets and toasting with friends and family. With so many wine options on shelves, selecting the perfect summer sip can be daunting. For those looking to impress guests with wine recommendations that extend beyond the the usual suspects, look no further than South Africa for inspiration with white wine varietal, Chenin Blanc.

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6 ways Walmart is helping change the world
Posted: May 22, 2018

(BPT) - Walmart aims to use its size for good. That’s why the world’s largest retailer believes in its approach to global responsibility: shared value. This means creating value for both business and society by increasing economic opportunity, encouraging environmental and social sustainability, and strengthening communities.

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Child Anxious about Summer Camp? 5 Do's and Don'ts to Ease Their Fears
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(BPT) - When it comes to summer camp, kids are literally in for a treat. (Just think about those gooey s’mores!) Whether overnight or day camp, the experience offers kids a chance to make friends, learn new skills, become more independent, enjoy the outdoors and have fun!

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Thanks, Dad: 5 special things you can do for your father this season
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:50 am

(BPT) - He was there when you rode your bike for the first time, got behind the wheel of a car and when you simply couldn’t figure out algebra. Your dad has been there for you through the good and the bad and he’s given you so much that you can’t help but want to give back.

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5 Misconceptions About Pregnancy and Preterm Birth
Posted: May 22, 2018

(BPT) - There are many misconceptions out there about pregnancy and preterm birth. Staying pregnant to full term, 39-40 weeks, is one of the best ways to give babies the time they need to grow. Preterm birth — or delivery before 37 weeks of pregnancy — can prevent growth and development from happening inside a baby’s body during the final weeks of pregnancy. Here are some common myths about preterm birth:

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Three Cool Ideas For A Better Night's Rest
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:49 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you find yourself kicking your leg out of the side of your blankets to cool off or turning your pillow over because it’s too hot—you won’t be alone. Some 50 million Americans are affected by intermittent sleep problems, potentially created by bedding choices, according to the National Sleep Foundation—but you don’t have to be.

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Hot Tips For Outdoor Entertaining With Hard Cider
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

Presented by Angry Orchard

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How to Build Better Relationships to Advance Your Career
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(StatePoint) Looking to get ahead in your career? Whether your goal is to raise your own level of performance, enhance customer engagement, or become a more effective leader, it all starts with bringing out the best in your co-workers, and in yourself, too.

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Cool Summer Entertaining Tips to Keep Guests Happy
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(StatePoint) Hosting friends and family for backyard barbecues, picnics and garden parties during summer carries its own challenges. Here are a few tips guaranteed to keep your guests cool, comfortable and happy when you entertain.

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Monday 05/21/2018
Don't Be Sidelined by an Injury - New Treatment Could Help You Get Back to Go
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:49 am

(BPT) - Weekend warriors are enjoying golf, tennis and jogging in record numbers. While many will continue to enjoy these leisure activities pain-free well into their senior years, increasing numbers face the prospect of surgery for bone, joint and muscle injuries. In fact, more than 50 million adults over 18 have doctor-diagnosed arthritis, and one in two adults are affected by conditions and injuries affecting bones, joint and muscles.

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For People with Diabetes: Get Active this Spring, but Check Your Feet First
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:49 am

(BPT) - Spring is finally here, and it’s an ideal time to get outside and be more physically active. For those with diabetes, regular exercise helps increase circulation and is a critical part of staying healthy. But, before lacing up your sneakers, here are some important steps to ensure your feet are in shape:

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Finding Aid in America: African Refugee Shares Personal Story of His Road to Healing [Video]
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

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How an Innovative Treatment Got One Couple Back to Go [Video]
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

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5 ways to win the fight against hunger cravings
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:49 am

(BPT) - It’s a sadly familiar situation: You ate a nutritious breakfast, packed a salad and ate a healthy lunch. You’re eating better, cutting out the junk and everything is going well ... until late in the afternoon.

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Feed your dog from a DIY concrete bowl
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:49 am

(BPT) - With dogs living in more than 60 million U.S. households, pooches are by far the most popular pet in America according to the America Pet Products Association’s 2017-2018 National Owners Survey. The same research also indicates that dog food accounts for a large proportion of the expenses to own a dog at around $300 a year, depending on the type of dog and their choice of chow. Regardless of expense, no owner wants to see good food go to waste because their clumsy dog accidentally knocks over the bowl or an unexpected storm blows the dish across the back patio. Dog owners can avoid the repeated exercise and cost of replacing wasted food by using a sturdy and durable concrete dog bowl.

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Tips to put the health back into healthy food trends
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:49 am

(BPT) - With new so-called “healthy” food trends popping up all the time, it’s hard to keep track of what’s good for your health and what’s just a fad. Luckily, research continually shows consumers which fads to ditch and which kitchen staples stand the test of time and should remain in our diets. For example, did you know that coconut oil, a recent consumer favorite in health and beauty circles, has been found to increase cholesterol?

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The Hidden Side of Hemophilia: So Much More Than A Bleeding Disorder
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(NewsUSA) - Almost everyone has heard of hemophilia, a rare disease in which the blood fails to clot properly. But most people only think of bleeding when it comes to naming its symptoms.

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Wine Pairing Tips for Summer Fun
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:49 am

(NewsUSA) - The thought of pairing a wine with food can intimidate a lot of people. How do you decide what food to pair with a wine? What flavors are you looking for? Why does wine pairing even matter?

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Summertime Boating Safety Tips for Families
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(NewsUSA) - As summer approaches, many families look forward to more time on the water together.

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New technology will define the future of farming
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:50 am

(BPT) - When you think of automated vehicles, you probably think of driverless cars. While that particular movement is certainly in the news, it’s not the only place where driverless technology is gaining momentum. Did you know that driverless technology innovations are occurring every day in agriculture as well? While most of us won’t see this technology since it’s confined to the farm, driverless tractors are poised to change the way our food is grown.

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5 ways to turn back the clock on your skin
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(BPT) - If you have started to notice changes in your skin in your late 30s or early 40s, you’re not alone. This is when most people see their skin start to sag around the forehead and jowls, and some areas may look more sunken, such as around the eyes and cheek area. These changes tend to make your face look older. Fortunately, there are many treatments that can help forestall and reverse the aging process that do not involve invasive cosmetic surgery.

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New Transplants Are Changing Lives
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(NAPSI)—Organ transplants have been saving lives for many years. You may even know someone who has received a kidney or a heart transplant, and what a difference that gift of life has made.

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Friday 05/18/2018
Médicos de familia nos recuerdan que #MentalHealthMatters
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(BPT) - La salud mental y el bienestar emocional afectan cada aspecto de nuestras vidas, desde el trabajo, hasta la familia y el ocio. Uno de cada cinco adultos padece alguna enfermedad mental, que puede abarcar desde ligera a grave. En muchas ocasiones, antes de que pueda diagnosticarse, el trastorno mental puede desencadenar síntomas físicos.

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Study What You Love—Entrepreneurship As The Path To Success And Fulfillment
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:49 am

(NAPSI)—The United States has long been considered a leader in entrepreneurial pursuits, with everyone from ambitious self-starters to certified moguls making their way here from around the globe to transform dreams into realities. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Development Institute, the United States provides the best environment for cultivating entrepreneurship, ranking first out of 138 countries.

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Loan Officer Reveals Secret To A Good Night's Sleep
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:49 am

(NAPSI)—John and Jennie were renting a small house in Delray Beach, Florida when the perfect house came on the market: only four blocks from their rental home, 3,400 square feet, with five bedrooms and the biggest yard in the neighborhood. An excellent fit for their family of six.

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Top Saving-for-College Trends
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:49 am

(StatePoint) Parents are socking away more money for their children’s higher education, and they are doing so in smarter ways, suggests a new report from Sallie Mae.

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Thursday 05/17/2018
Osteoporosis FAQs: Am I at risk?
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:50 am

(BPT) - As people age, they become more likely to develop osteoporosis, a disease that occurs when bones lose density and mass, which can cause bones to be brittle, weak and easily broken. During Osteoporosis Awareness Month, at-risk Americans are encouraged to take positive actions to monitor their bone health.

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5 reasons to use a financial professional
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:49 am

(BPT) - True or false: You need to be wealthy to use a financial professional. It's a common misconception, but in fact there are financial professionals that can help at various stages in life, whether you’re just starting out or nearing retirement. It can be a huge benefit to sit down with one to discuss options, investments, savings and retirement.

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Career Tips from 5 Women Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Science
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:50 am

(BPT) - Did you know that women make up 50 percent of medical school applicants? This might sound promising, but obstacles remain for women in the science field. Recent data show that they are not attaining the highest levels of leadership positions at the same pace as men.

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Family doctors remind people that #MentalHealthMatters
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:50 am

(BPT) - Mental health and emotional wellness affect every aspect of a person’s life, from work to family to leisure. One in five adults lives with mental illness, which can range from mild to severe. Many times, before mental illness is diagnosed, it can trigger physical symptoms.

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Millions of People with Medicare Are Getting New, More Secure Cards
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(Family Features) Millions of people with Medicare will receive new, more secure Medicare cards in the mail in 2018. The new cards replace Social Security Number-based Medicare numbers with a new unique, personalized Medicare Number, known as the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier. Each person with Medicare will have his or her own number. The cards will be mailed automatically, free of charge, and there will be no changes to Medicare users’ current benefits.  

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5 Summer Outdoor Entertaining Tips
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(Family Features) Summer brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy time outdoors entertaining family and friends. The key to a successful summer party is simplicity: keep things easy so you can enjoy the festivities right along with your guests.

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5 Tips for Healthy Summer Hydration
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(Family Features) Summer provides countless opportunities to get outside for hiking, biking and running around with friends and family. However, having fun in the sun also requires proper hydration.

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Savoring Salad Season
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(Family Features) Even though salads can be enjoyed year-round, the warmer months signal salad season for some fans of al fresco dining. Barbecues, family reunions, picnics, potlucks, block parties, pool parties or simple family dinners are a few reasons to savor the season, and all are ideal occasions to serve a salad.

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Food for Family Gatherings
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(Family Features) Family gatherings like reunions, picnics and potlucks can bring fun, the chance to reunite with family and, of course, food and celebration.

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Simple, Healthy Snacks and Sandwiches
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(Family Features) Quick and easy meals can be hard to come by, especially ones that don’t sacrifice flavor. You don’t have to eat bland foods to provide your family a healthy and hearty, nutrient-filled diet. Some creative and convenient options can serve as the starting point for an on-the-go snack or a full-blown meal.

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Find Picnic Perfection with Nutritious Seafood
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(Family Features) From the trees to the breeze, picnics are a fun way your family can soak up the sunshine while enjoying a delicious and nutritious meal together.

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Dads Want Steak
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

Give your dad the best for Father’s Day

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How to Inspire Summer Reading
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(Family Features) While summer is the perfect time for kids to take advantage of days spent away from the classroom, remember not to put valuable skills, like reading, on the backburner. In fact, research estimates that 1-2 months of learning loss can occur during the summer months.

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Dietary Solutions for Pets
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

Understanding and treating food intolerances in pets

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Prepare Your Car for Summer
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(Family Features) Summer is a time for sunshine and road trips. No matter the length of the trip, you’ll want your car safe and functional, especially with your family and friends in the passenger seats.

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It’s Never Too Late to Stay Protected from the Sun
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(Family Features) It’s a common myth that most sun damage happens before the age of 18, but does this mean sun damage becomes less of a threat as we get older? Although many think most sun damage happens at a young age, the majority of sun exposure actually occurs after the age of 40.¹ However, it’s never too late to make a difference in your skin health.

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A Deserved Day for Dad
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

6 gracious Father’s Day gift ideas

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Tips to Create a Resume That Lands You Interviews
Updated: May 23, 2018 - 3:48 am

(StatePoint) Have you been applying for jobs and sending your resume out at every opportunity only to be met with total silence? The jobs are out there and you know you are capable, so, what’s the problem?

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