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Seniors Find That Doing Good Is Good For You

(NewsUSA) - There are two things that older adults have in spades these days: time and knowledge. And both make them the perfect match for volunteering.

Pet Central

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Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

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Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

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Thursday 03/09/2017
Recognizing The Best In Education
Updated: March 10, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to educating children and giving parents a choice in the process, some states have been found better than others. Here’s a look at the ones the experts on school choice at EdChoice voted to win last year’s educational choice yearbook superlatives.

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Wednesday 03/08/2017
Libraries Are Not Just About Books Anymore
Updated: March 08, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Parenting is one of the most important jobs a person can undertake.

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Wednesday 02/15/2017
Companies Are Discovering That Pittsburgh Is Good for Business
Updated: February 15, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Many companies have recognized the road to their success runs through Pittsburgh. Popular brands like American Eagle Outfitters and Dick's Sporting Goods are headquartered in the city, and powerhouse companies like Amazon, Google, Uber, Shell, Facebook, and Apple have made recent investments or are expanding operations in the region.

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Monday 02/06/2017
Local Community Newspapers Go Digital
Updated: February 06, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Small, local newspapers have been valued community resources across the United States for approximately 200 years, but many have faced challenges from increasing costs and difficulty keeping up with the latest technology. However, one form of new technology can help these papers survive. A specifically designed platform can help small community papers contribute to their survival by capitalizing on mobile revenue options.

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Friday 02/03/2017
Water Treatment System Maintenance for the Well Owner
Updated: February 03, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Water treatment can help household well owners address health risks and undesirable taste, odor, and smells -- but treatment systems work only if properly maintained, says the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), which operates the website, WellOwner.org.

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Thursday 01/12/2017
Top Tips for Timely Performance Driving
Updated: February 02, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - As millions of Americans know, daily commutes can be stressful and monotonous. Couple that with winter weather, and staying alert is paramount--especially as road conditions start to deteriorate.

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Wednesday 01/11/2017
Student Athletes Emulate the Pros in Abusing Prescription Painkillers
Updated: February 02, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sometimes we're so caught up in all the pro sports stars whose lives have been wrecked by misusing prescription painkillers that we forget the problem extends down to the amateur level.

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Monday 01/09/2017
Specialized Firefighter Training Helps Save Farmers' Lives
Updated: February 02, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Becoming entrapped in a grain-bin remains a real safety hazard for farmers and other grain handlers. Firefighters who are trained in grain-bin rescue techniques can make a lifesaving difference in an emergency situation. To emphasize the importance of grain-bin safety, Nationwide, the No. 1 farm insurer in the United States, is partnering with agricultural professionals and other industry leaders to host the fourth annual Nominate Your Fire Department Contest in conjunction with Grain-Bin Safety Week.

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Wednesday 12/28/2016
Los fanáticos de todo terrenos se preocupan por los caminos
Updated: December 28, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Un cuarteto de los clubes de todo terreno son los ganadores del programa Outstanding Trails del 2016, patrocinado por BFGoodrich Tires, en asociación con 4 Wheel Parts, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Blue Ribbon Coalition y Off Road Business Association.

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Friday 12/23/2016
What New Year's Resolution Do You Really Want to Stick To?
Updated: January 18, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - You may say your 2017 New Year's resolution is to cut back on sweets, but is that truly what you want most to have accomplished by year's end? 

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Los faná ticos de todo terrenos se preocupan por los caminos
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Un cuarteto de los clubes de todo terreno son los ganadores del programa Outstanding Trails del 2016, patrocinado por BFGoodrich Tires, en asociación con 4 Wheel Parts, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Blue Ribbon Coalition y Off Road Business Association.

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Wednesday 12/21/2016
Small Wineries Find Creative Ways to Thrive
Updated: December 21, 2016 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - A real-life David and Goliath battle is brewing in California wine country, as smaller wineries fight to compete against behemoth wine companies--corporations and private equity funds that are changing the face of the West Coast's wine industry forever with a frenzy of acquisitions.

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Tuesday 12/20/2016
Study Refutes Link Between Strokes, Chiropractic Care
Updated: December 20, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Is it time to finally put this one to rest?

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Monday 12/19/2016
Small Businesses Hold the Key to Employee Happiness
Updated: December 19, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As the calendar flips to another year, many employees will consider starting the new year on the hunt for a new job. In today's changing workforce, it is more important than ever for companies to realize that a salary alone is no longer enough to recruit or retain strong employees. According to a recent survey by https://www.aflac.com/smallbusiness">Aflac, small businesses deserve a round of applause for their ability to keep employees happy. The report found that 85 percent of small-business employees are happy in their current job and more than half (51 percent) agree that most of or all of their happiness in their current job is because is a result of working for a small business.

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Sauces for the Win: Why They're A Hit At A Party
Updated: December 19, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - It's that time of year again--the time when families and friends come together to celebrate with food and open arms. That's right, it's almost playoff season, with football, basketball, and hockey playoffs all just around the corner.

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Friday 12/16/2016
How to Take a Stress-Free Holiday Road Trip
Updated: December 16, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Holiday travel can be stressful, but it should be fun, too. Advance planning and proper car care can take much of the stress out of a holiday road trip and leaving you free to enjoy the ride.

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How Ethanol Can Impact Your Engine
Updated: December 16, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - When consumers fill their tanks at the gas station, they will see signs reading "may contain 10 percent Ethanol. However, many don't know what this means or how it can affect their engine performance. Ethanol-blended fuel has become standard in the United States, and the Environmental Protection Agency recently mandated an increase in the amount of ethanol added to fuel;, meaning, it is even more important that consumers understand the pros and cons of Ethanol.

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Thursday 12/15/2016
This Easy Tire Tread Test Only Costs A Penny
Updated: December 15, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Tires may not be the first thing you notice when you look at a car, but they may be the most important safety and performance element of any vehicle. When you think about it, they are the only part of your car that connects you to the road.

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Tuesday 12/13/2016
Water Testing for Household Well Owner Easy as 1-2-3
Updated: December 13, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Testing one's drinking water can be intimidating to a household well owner, but it can be easy if you know a few basic steps, says the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).

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Wednesday 12/07/2016
Gifts That Teachers Really Want
Updated: December 08, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Many parents, students and others are glad to learn there’s an easy way to give teachers a truly meaningful gift for the holidays, at the end of term or for Teacher Appreciation Week. The non-profit AdoptAClassroom.org makes it simple to donate to your favorite teacher.

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Friday 12/02/2016
Got Tech Neck? Here's Some Advice.
Updated: December 02, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - It's called "tech neck." But to really understand the stress you're putting on your neck every time you look down at some wireless device -; think texting, for example -; just imagine four 15-pound bowling balls sitting atop your head.

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Thursday 12/01/2016
Epilepsy Awareness Day 2016 Largest Turnout Ever
Updated: December 01, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - November is Epilepsy Awareness month, and this year's 4th Annual Epilepsy Awareness Day (EAD) was the largest gathering of epilepsy patients and physicians in the world. Held at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, the 2-day event included a convention with over 90 exhibitors, 24 physician/specialist seminars, a Rick Springfield benefit concert, and a full day at Disneyland for the families.

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Give the Gift of Connectivity, Without the Stress
Updated: December 01, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Once again, tech is topping lots of wish lists. We've all been there. You unwrap your wanted new tech, but before you can use your exciting new gift, there's usually some assembly or setup required. The setup is a major source of frustration for nearly a third of consumers recently surveyed by http://www.asurion.com">Asurion, the global leader in technology support and protection services, who say that putting together new technology has ruined their holiday.

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Three Simple Swaps for a Healthier Lunch
Updated: December 01, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Choosing a healthy lunch doesn't have to be boring or a day-to-day challenge. In fact, there are plenty of tasty and healthier substitutions you can make to your favorite meals when eating out or packing a lunch, such as adding more fresh fruits and vegetables and reducing refined grain products such as white bread and sugary foods. And losing just a few pounds can help reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.

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New Cancer Treatment Continues to Progress By Filing for Orphan Drug Status
Updated: December 01, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It takes a lot to get a drug to market.

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Wednesday 11/30/2016
Many Working Mothers Can't Afford Their Health Insurance Deductibles
Updated: December 01, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Working mothers have a lot on their plate. In addition to their professional responsibilities, they are often in charge of numerous household decisions, including choosing their family's health care plan. However, nearly half (49 percent) of working mothers would not have enough money to cover their health insurance deductible if they needed to do so today, according to a recent survey from Aflac and Working Mother magazine.

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How Many Years Does it Take to Become a Doctor of Chiropractic?
Updated: November 30, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Did you know it takes seven years of higher education, intensive study, and rigorous training to become a doctor of chiropractic?

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Friday 11/18/2016
Tax Law Changes Mean Refund Delays Will Affect Millions of Holiday Shoppers
Updated: November 19, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - For many gift buyers, the tax refund is that extra paycheck that arrives just in time to pay off holiday bills. However this year, new provisions under the PATH - Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes - Act will impact early tax season refund timing. For tax returns that include the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and/or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC), the IRS will issue your refund no earlier than February 15, 2017. Last year, over 26 million Americans received EITC, meaning this change could surprise many who typically plan to get their refund early in the year.

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The Magic Number for Millennials: $51,000
Updated: December 06, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - What does it take to make a millennial happy? At least $51,000 a year in income, for starters.

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Celebra una fiesta de Posadas inolvidable para tu familia y amigos
Updated: November 18, 2016 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Cuando los jóvenes de la casa empiezan a pasar más tiempo con sus amigos o se mudan por primera vez, la celebración de las Posadas puede ser la ocasión perfecta para reunirlos a todos cada año y pasar un tiempo en familia. Desde JCPenney te contamos cómo preparar un festejo emocionante y memorable que mantenga viva la tradición. Si tienes previsto invitar a tus seres queridos a un delicioso banquete o salir a cantar villancicos en las calles o bien, jugar a la tradicional piñata de las Posadas, en JCPenney tenemos todos los artículos que necesitas para celebrar esta fiesta de manera fácil y asequible.

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A New Read on Literacy: The 3 Keys to Building Lifelong Readers
Updated: November 18, 2016 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - In today's digital world, there is no denying the benefits of technology in education. However, despite technology's ability to provide students with countless books and online literacy development tools, too many students still struggle to read and too few discover the joys of becoming lifelong readers.

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Thursday 11/17/2016
Honoring Soldiers
Updated: November 18, 2016 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about has ever served in the U.S. Army, there’s something you should know: The Army Historical Foundation wants to make sure everyone who has done so can take his or her place in history in the future National Museum of the United States Army.

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Wednesday 11/16/2016
Millennials' Savings Priorities? Depends on Their Sex.
Updated: November 16, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - One of the biggest differences between millennial men and women when it comes to saving? Vacations.

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Why Pam Anderson Just Did an Anti-Uber PSA
Updated: November 16, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Don't expect Pamela Anderson to be using Uber or any other app-based, ride-hailing service in this lifetime.

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Tuesday 11/15/2016
Folding Drones are the New Hot Item for the Holidays
Updated: November 15, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Every holiday season has its hot tech item -; from smartwatches to game consoles and now to folding drones.

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Tips for Improving or Protecting Well Water
Updated: November 15, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Water wells provide an excellent source of good-tasting, safe drinking water for millions of Americans, but for those with water quality problems, most such issues are easily addressed.

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Combat Out-of-Pocket Costs With Cancer Insurance
Updated: November 15, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Almost everyone knows a friend or family member whose life has been touched by cancer -- it can be an unpredictable and distressing disease that can change your life in an instant.

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Monday 11/14/2016
Choosing the Perfect Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your Shopping List
Updated: November 15, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - We all know when the trick-or-treaters head home with their Halloween candy and the turkey comas set in after Thanksgiving dinner, the holiday season is right around the corner. Meant to be the happiest time of the year filled with joyous memories, the holiday season can quickly turn into an unwanted shopping nightmare as you try to find the perfect holiday gift for everyone special in your life. Getting all your bases covered when on a budget can seem like a daunting task, but when you're making a list and checking it twice this year, keep in mind these fun and budget-friendly items to put a smile on all your loved ones faces, as well as in your wallet!

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How Millennials Are Saving More Money Than Past Generations
Updated: November 15, 2016 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Millennials may still have a way to go before totally gaining their footing as adults, but many are already better at one thing than past generations: saving money.

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Enjoy Wearing Contact Lenses Again
Updated: November 15, 2016 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Contact lenses allow those individuals who need vision correction the freedom to see better without the inconvenience of glasses.

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Thursday 11/10/2016
How Arts and Crafts Can Help Heal Veterans in Your Community
Updated: November 10, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) When people hear there might be a bomb nearby, most will try to get as far away as fast as possible. U.S. Army Specialist Brandon Sanford and his bomb-sniffing dog Rexo, however, were not as lucky.

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Tuesday 11/08/2016
Post-Hurricane Matthew: How to Prepare Your Home for Storms
Updated: November 08, 2016 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - Risk mitigation.

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How to Improve Your Overall Well-Being
Updated: November 10, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Proper nutrition is vital for good health, but -- if it's overall well-being you're shooting for -- maybe it's time to try chiropractic care.

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Monday 11/07/2016
Dare to Pair Pinot and Plover on Vacation
Updated: November 08, 2016 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Wine lover? Nature enthusiast? Both? Argentina and Chile, with unparalleled biodiversity and distinguished wines, are ideal journeys for you! The two countries share the majestic Andes, the longest natural border in the world. Weave through these mountains, which connect diverse ecosystems, and relish the geographic extravaganza of contrasts. Opportunities to see native, even rare, bird species abound, as does exploring vineyards and wineries. Wildlife and plants fill your senses and extraordinary wines fill your glasses, making each day amazing.

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5 Steps to Selecting the Right Medicare Plan
Updated: November 08, 2016 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For people with Medicare, it's time to select a 2017 Medicare plan. The Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan annual enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. It's the time to research your options and select the plan that best fits your health needs and budget.

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5 Tips for Perfect Wedding Photos
Updated: November 08, 2016 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion -- something to be celebrated and cherished. Planning it, on the other hand, can feel as if you're preparing for war -- between ensuring that Uncle Sal isn't sitting next to his brother, who owes him money, to budgeting for everything you want and need. The one thing you don't want to skimp on is the memories.

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Baby Give Back
Updated: November 08, 2016 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—By giving—or getting—some excellent skin care products this holiday season, you can help feed more than a million people.

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Friday 11/04/2016
Initiative Transforms Libraries into Early Learning Centers for Families
Updated: November 04, 2016 - 3:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Remember your first library card? For many children, the library opened up doors to other worlds and was a haven to study, learn, and explore. And it still is.

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Army Museum To Open
Updated: November 05, 2016 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Over 30 million men and women have served in the U.S. Army since its establishment in 1775.

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