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  • Family Living

    If you're feeling stressed and anxious, research says: feed the birds

    (NewsUSA) - In today's constant contact, cell-phone celebrated, digital world, most people can go days or even weeks without spending any time in natural sunlight. Instead, we eat breakfast inside, or on the go, only to race to an office, filled with artificial light and plastic plants, for 8 to 10 hours a day. It's no wonder why Americans' mental health is suffering.

  • Family Living

    Celebrating National Park Week

    (StatePoint) National Park Week, celebrated April 20-28, provides not only an opportunity to explore the stunningly diverse 419 national park sites nationwide, but also to recognize the individuals who have spoken up over decades to protect and enhance these incredible places -- and to spotlight the work that is still needed.

  • Family Living

    5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Decking Contractor

    (Family Features) When it comes to tackling a backyard makeover, there is no time like the present to start planning. Unless you're planning to build your own deck, one of the first items on your "to-do" list should be hiring a contractor.

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 >>




Monday 03/25/2019
Celebrate spring with sweet and festive projects for your kids
Updated: April 24, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Get your kids excited about spring's arrival and its festive holidays by making fun crafts and sweet treats together. Creating decorations and enjoying fun desserts together is one of the best ways to create lasting family memories. Why not start some new family traditions with your children this spring?

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Thursday 02/14/2019
Home Updates that Pay Off
Posted: February 14, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you’re remodeling for a fresh take on an old style or contemplating a new build, there are choices you can make that will definitely pay off, say experts.

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Thursday 12/27/2018
Tips to Make A Style Statement in Every Room of Your House
Posted: December 27, 2018

(StatePoint) Want to elevate your home décor in the new year? Whether you’re going for farmhouse style or mid-century modern décor, make a statement in every room, even the most neglected spaces.

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Sunday 12/02/2018
How to Create a Holiday Atmosphere at Home
Posted: December 02, 2018

(StatePoint) Creating festive cheer at home for the holidays is easy and fun. Here are some great ways to transform your space into a winter wonderland.

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Monday 11/26/2018
The Verdict Is In: These 5 Home Design Ideas Will be Trending in 2019
Posted: November 26, 2018

(StatePoint) Usher in the new year with a crop of inspiring fresh ideas across home design.

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Thursday 11/15/2018
3 Easy Ways to Illuminate Your Home for the Holidays
Posted: November 15, 2018

(StatePoint) ‘Tis the season of friends, family and entertaining! If you’re planning on hosting guests -- whether for an entire week of family fun or a one-night celebration -- now’s the time to get your home in the holiday spirit.

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Monday 09/10/2018
Black and White: A Reemerging Home Design Trend
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Black and white always has been a classic color pairing, and this neutral palette has resurged as one of today’s hottest design trends.

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Thursday 08/09/2018
Home Design Ideas for Travel Enthusiasts
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Travelers are often struck by the unique style of a certain locale, such as the bright colors of Havana or the chic sophistication of Paris. If your family plans to travel soon, you will likely return longing to recreate memories of your time away.

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How to Select the Best Ceiling Fans for Your Home Interiors
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) If you have a “less is more” outlook on home decorating purchasing decisions, you probably want your lighting fixtures to not only be functional, but also fashionable elements that complement other accessories and contribute to your overall interior design. When it comes to ceiling fans, experts say that by shopping around, you can find a highly functional fixture that can even serve as the focal point of a room.

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Monday 05/14/2018
5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Summer
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Summertime means backyard barbecues, home decorating updates and more. Want to make all of this happen affordably?

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Tuesday 04/23/2019
If you're feeling stressed and anxious, research says: feed the birds
Posted: April 23, 2019

(NewsUSA) - In today's constant contact, cell-phone celebrated, digital world, most people can go days or even weeks without spending any time in natural sunlight. Instead, we eat breakfast inside, or on the go, only to race to an office, filled with artificial light and plastic plants, for 8 to 10 hours a day. It's no wonder why Americans' mental health is suffering.

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Saturday 04/20/2019
Celebrating National Park Week
Posted: April 20, 2019

(StatePoint) National Park Week, celebrated April 20-28, provides not only an opportunity to explore the stunningly diverse 419 national park sites nationwide, but also to recognize the individuals who have spoken up over decades to protect and enhance these incredible places -- and to spotlight the work that is still needed.

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Monday 04/15/2019
5 ways you can help fight climate change
Posted: April 15, 2019

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Tuesday 04/09/2019
Spending time outside this spring comes with a caveat - check for ticks
Posted: April 09, 2019

(NewsUSA) - It's time to start talking ticks. Spring signals a particularly active time for ticks, just when gardeners get antsy to get their hands dirty, working in their gardens. For anyone looking forward to spending time outdoors Be Warned: tick-borne disease is on the rise.

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How Are You Going To Celebrate Earth Day?
Updated: April 11, 2019 - 2:38 am

(NAPSI)—On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans gathered in the streets, in parks and in auditoriums around the country in support of a healthy, sustainable environment. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day had led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This year, the EPA is hoping that same number of Americans will make a difference—by pledging to choose ENERGY STAR certified products. Products that earn the ENERGY STAR label—everything from appliances and electronics to LED lighting, smart thermostats and air conditioners—are independently certified to save energy and reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases associated with climate change.

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Monday 04/08/2019
Be ‘Earth-Minded’
Updated: April 10, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—In celebration of Earth Day this month, an online Environmental Survey can help families and classroom students score their environmental habits and get practical tips on how to conserve energy, save water, and reduce waste and pollution.

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Wednesday 04/03/2019
5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Month
Posted: April 03, 2019

(StatePoint) Are you looking for ways to celebrate Earth Month? From enjoying nature to making simple changes to your routine that will have a positive impact on the environment, here are five cool ideas for marking the occasion.

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Wednesday 03/20/2019
A Riddle for Our Times
Posted: March 20, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - Like riddles? 

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Easy Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly
Posted: March 20, 2019

(StatePoint) Earth Month, celebrated in April, is a great time to take a look at your daily habits and consider how you can give your lifestyle a green makeover.

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Friday 02/22/2019
What's in a wipe? The truth about flushable products
Updated: April 24, 2019 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Just because something will physically go down the toilet does not mean it should be flushed. It seems like a simple idea, but the troubles with America’s wastewater infrastructure remain in the headlines because too many people flush items down their toilets that weren’t meant to be flushed. This is having real impacts on the environment and our local wastewater treatment systems when clogs happen as a result of non-flushable products. To help alleviate the issues, here are some tips on how to know what to flush and what to just throw away.

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Thursday 04/18/2019
5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Decking Contractor
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When it comes to tackling a backyard makeover, there is no time like the present to start planning. Unless you're planning to build your own deck, one of the first items on your "to-do" list should be hiring a contractor.

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Make Spring Cleaning a Cinch
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Spring is a time of renewal and revitalization, but it’s hard to appreciate all the invigorating aspects of spring when your home still bears months of winter dust and dirt. Tackle your living space room-by-room for a spring clean that will leave you and your home refreshed and ready for a new season.

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4 Ways Pets Make Humans Better
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) While pet owners are responsible for taking care of their four-legged friends, they don’t always stop to think about how their pets take care of them in return. From their unconditional love to their ability to combat loneliness and teach empathy, pets provide physical, mental and emotional benefits that can help their owners be better people.

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7 Steps to Plan a Remodel
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Remodeling your home can be one of the most exciting projects to undertake. Whether you’re thinking about a bathroom update, kitchen overhaul or a new room addition, planning and setting realistic expectations are critical in ensuring your project goes as smoothly as possible.

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Expand Your Kitchen
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:31 am

How space-saving sliding door hardware can help

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5 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Spring is a time for renewal and awakenings. It’s also the perfect time to take your cues from Mother Nature and devise a plan to reduce and reimagine your way to a refreshing, updated home you can fully enjoy once more.

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Tricked out with Tech
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:31 am

Bathroom features that take smart living to a whole new level

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Wednesday 04/17/2019
Home Decor 101
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:31 am

Decorating with bold colors

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Swing into Spring
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:31 am

5 ideas for updating your space

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5 Blood Clot Risk Factors
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Blood clots can affect anyone and may lead to significant health problems, but some people are at higher risk for life-threatening blood clots.

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Thursday 08/09/2018
Upgrade Your Kitchen to Cook Like a Professional Chef
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:38 am

(StatePoint) Of course, cooking like a chef at home requires talent and practice. But there’s no doubt about it -- having the right culinary tools, appliances and prep space is essential, too.

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Monday 06/18/2018
How to Defeat Clogged Drains
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:38 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, clogged drains are likely to affect your bathroom and kitchen sinks every so often as a result of soap residue, hair and skin flakes, food particles, dirt and accumulated gunk.

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