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If You're Stuck at Sea, There's An App for That

(NewsUSA) - No one out enjoying time on a boat wants to think about breaking down and needing a tow, but a little preparation can make a big difference.

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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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Sunday 04/22/2018
Reassessing Office Culture - The Demise of The Desk Phone
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 3:37 am

(NewsUSA) - People used to just pick up the phone and resolve work issues on the spot. Today, employees have to choose from among many different communication channels - emails, texts, video calls, chat windows, messenger apps and many more, especially for those who work remotely.

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Over-the-Counter Drugs May Not Be the Solution Pain Sufferers Think
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 3:37 am

(NewsUSA) - Maybe it's because of all the scary news surrounding opioid abuse, but a new study shows Americans now seem to be extremely wary of taking any kind of prescription medicine to relieve pain.

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Friday 04/20/2018
With More Buyers Out There, These Home Upgrades Can Really Pay Off
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 3:37 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - It's time to stop thinking of Millennials as totally uninterested in owning anything just because they were early adopters of Uber.

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Virtual Colonoscopy Is Becoming a Reality for More People
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 3:37 am

(NewsUSA) - Colorectal cancer deaths are slowly declining, but shocking racial and ethnic disparities remain.

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Thursday 04/19/2018
5 Tips for Feeling Fabulous
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) Everyone wants to look and feel healthy, and there are so many easy ways to improve your health. Whether you’re making simple changes to your diet, exercise regimen or stress management techniques, small steps can make a big impact.

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Do You Love Whole Milk?
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 3:37 am

New research suggests you can follow your heart

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Simple Ways to Enjoy Warm-Weather Dining
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) The warmer months can bring a sense of new beginnings. While you’re taking in the sights and sounds of the seasons, it’s the perfect time to give your dining routine some fresh perspective.

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Landmark Alzheimer’s Study Urgently Seeks African American Volunteers
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 3:37 am

Study focuses on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and tracking it over time African Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease

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5 Steps to Creating a Healthier Community
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) Obesity, with corresponding ailments such as heart disease, high cholesterol and diabetes, is a well-chronicled public health issue and has many communities looking for ways to positively impact their residents.

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Effortless Spring Entertaining
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) Spring brings plenty of reasons to celebrate, from holidays to weddings to baby showers. Even a just-because al fresco brunch is a great way to share time with family and friends while taking advantage of a beautiful day.

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5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Life
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) The spring season not only signifies the start of rain showers, colorful flowers and more outdoor activities, it also brings a rise in spring cleaning. Shake off the cold weather blues and revisit the simple parts of everyday life that could use a cleanup.

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5 Reasons to Start Streaming
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 3:37 am

Best new TV shows and movies to watch now

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Road Trip Ready
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) Whether you're planning a cross-country vacation or just a weekend getaway, packing for a road trip doesn't have to be a daunting task. Creating a packing list of essentials can be the first step toward avoiding unnecessary stress and making your trip one to remember.

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Simple Tips to Create a Pure Home
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) When you think about creating a better lifestyle for you and your family, you may first consider factors such as healthy eating and exercise. However, things as simple as a clean kitchen or stocking your pantry with gentle products can create a pure home and help to benefit you and your family’s health and happiness.

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5 Health Tips for Your Feline Friend
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) It’s always a good time to pay attention to your family’s health and happiness, and that includes your feline friends, too. Regular exercise and wholesome nutritional choices can help ensure your cat is happy and healthy all year long.

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Wednesday 04/18/2018
Refresh, Restore and Repair Your Health
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) When it comes to your overall health, taking simple steps to keep yourself in good shape is key. Regardless of age or physical ability, practicing healthy habits can help improve both your physical and mental states, and lead to a happier, healthier lifestyle.

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Super Foods for a Nutritious Diet
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) The health community has long praised the benefits of vitamins and nutrients derived from natural sources. For those looking to improve their health or take preventative measures, these 10 natural super foods can be incorporated into your daily diet to help support your health:

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Monday 04/16/2018
A Simple Test to See If You're Up to Installing Your Own Roof
Updated: April 16, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - Think you're up to tackling the fourth most dangerous job in America? Well, that's what you'd be doing if you decide to install your own new roof.

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Friday 04/13/2018
This Subscription Box Helps People Do Good and Feel Good
Updated: April 13, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - In today's busy world, the convenience of products and services delivered directly to your home makes life easier. But you can receive more than the usual groceries, diapers and dog food. You can get support and encouragement, and bring about positive change to a world in need.

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Thursday 04/12/2018
Ideas On Paper
Updated: April 13, 2018 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—For over 40 years, works by famed sculptor Strong-Cuevas have been acclaimed and enjoyed in major museums and private collections.

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5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Create Great Dental Habits
Updated: April 12, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) That first wiggly tooth indicates a new childhood milestone -- loss of the first “baby” tooth. While this is often a time for cute photos and a visit from the tooth fairy, it should also be an opportunity to reinforce the importance of good oral care with children so that their new permanent teeth stay healthy and last a lifetime.

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Wednesday 04/11/2018
How Parents Can Help Boost Kids’ Financial Literacy
Updated: April 11, 2018 - 3:38 am

(StatePoint) April is Financial Literacy Month, providing the perfect opportunity to actively engage kids on the topic of money.

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5 Ways to Boost Home Wi-Fi
Updated: April 15, 2018 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) In today’s connected world, it’s almost unthinkable to function without an internet connection, and for practical purposes most households need wireless connectivity for everyone to fully enjoy their internet-enabled devices, including smartphones, laptops, tablets, televisions, thermostats, security cameras and even refrigerators.

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How to Safely Dispose Needles and Medical Sharps
Updated: April 15, 2018 - 3:37 am

(Family Features) If you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffers from a chronic illness that requires using needles or sharps outside of the doctor’s office, you may question how to dispose of them safely. There is plenty of information available, but the proper disposal method may be different depending on where you live, work or travel.

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Sunday 04/08/2018
Doing The Right Thing Matters
Updated: April 09, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Equal pay for equal work tops the list of concerns expressed by respondents for Aflac's third annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) survey. Consumers and investment professionals were asked what companies can and cannot do while claiming to be socially responsible. 

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Thursday 04/05/2018
Top Summer Laundry Tips for Fresher, Cleaner Clothes
Updated: April 05, 2018 - 3:38 am

(StatePoint) From grassy picnics to sweaty soccer games to saucy cookouts -- clothes can be particularly vulnerable to all kinds of stains and odors during the warm weather months.

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Wednesday 04/04/2018
Simple Ways to Embrace Snack Cravings
Updated: April 05, 2018 - 3:38 am

(Family Features) While snacking can bring you joy, it can also leave you feeling guilty. There are, however, simple steps that can be taken to help fight this inner conflict and allow you to embrace snack time rather than trying to ignore your wants.

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Budgeting Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle
Updated: April 05, 2018 - 3:38 am

(Family Features) From the cost of gym memberships to prepping healthier meals, living well can be expensive. Before you abandon your goals for a healthier lifestyle, consider these tips that show you don't have to overspend to live a better life.

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5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Spices
Updated: April 08, 2018 - 3:35 am

(Family Features) One area of the kitchen that is often overlooked when it comes to spring cleaning is the area home chefs keep their spices, whether it’s a cabinet, rack or drawer. Keeping your spices fresh and organized is a smart way to create faster, more flavorful meals.

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Small Changes for Better Living
Updated: April 08, 2018 - 3:35 am

(Family Features) A busy schedule doesn't have to prevent you from taking steps toward a lifestyle that fosters overall well-being. There are many easy, small changes you can make toward better living that can make a noticeable impact.

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Wednesday 03/28/2018
How to Get the Best Deals Online
Updated: March 30, 2018 - 3:36 am

(Family Features) There are obvious benefits to shopping online. You can skip the lines and congested parking lots all while taking your time and enjoying the comfort of shopping in your pajamas. One of the biggest draws, however, is the potential money savings.

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Top Tips to Get Ready to Run
Updated: March 29, 2018 - 3:34 am

(Family Features) You’ve made the decision to get in shape, and whether your goal is a full marathon or simply a few laps around the neighborhood, there are a few steps to consider taking before you strap on those shoes and head toward the finish line.

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Spring Cleaning Your Kitchen
Updated: April 01, 2018 - 3:35 am

(Family Features) As days grow longer and temperatures rise, spring cleaning starts to creep to the top of the to-do list for many people. Spring is the perfect time to think about where things can be tidied up, and the kitchen can be a great place to start, especially if you’re looking to make room for healthier options.

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Tuesday 03/27/2018
Helpful Tips for New Parents: Ensure Every Diaper Change is Easy
Updated: March 27, 2018 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) Having a baby is one of the most exciting, yet stressful times of one’s life. And one of the more daunting aspects of this experience for many new parents is changing diapers.

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Friday 03/23/2018
American Winemaking Family Continues with Next Generation
Updated: March 23, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Family businesses, large and small, are vital to the US economy. However, few family-owned businesses make it to the third or fourth generation of family ownership. CK Mondavi and Family has been successful because of its excellent quality, great value and family heritage. It's also a family wine business remains committed to remaining family-owned even after almost seventy-five years. Today, the third, and now fourth generation family members are now at the helm of this US wine legacy, leading this wine brand into the future.

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Thursday 03/22/2018
Boat Insurance Basics May Help You Stay Afloat
Updated: March 22, 2018 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Having the proper insurance may not be the most exciting part of owning a boat, but being savvy matters; the right coverage saves money, time, and hassle in case of an emergency.

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Life's Biggest Moments Take Center Stage in New UP TV Series
Updated: March 22, 2018 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - As warm weather approaches, so does wedding season, and family-focused entertainment network UP TV heads down the aisle with a pair of new, unscripted series set to debut this summer.

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Wednesday 03/21/2018
Scuba Diving Brings Health, Hope to Injured And Disabled
Updated: March 21, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Scuba diving can be an exotic and enriching activity, but for many, it can also be a therapeutic one.

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Budget-Friendly Spring Break Getaways
Updated: March 22, 2018 - 3:39 am

(Family Features) Spring is the perfect time for a vacation. Shake off the doldrums of winter as you transition toward fresh beginnings and warmer days. One tip for planning a fun-filled trip with nearly countless memories: start your planning by deciding what types of things you’d like to do and experiences you’d like to enjoy.

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How to Prepare for Life’s Inevitabilities
Updated: March 22, 2018 - 3:39 am

(Family Features) Spring offers the promise of warmer temperatures, but with spring cleaning, tax season and other responsibilities, it is also a season for planning.

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5 Ways to Promote Gender Equality in the Workplace
Updated: March 22, 2018 - 3:39 am

(Family Features) Although women are making strides in the corporate world, there is still work that can be done to level the landscape.

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5 Tips for Better Shut-Eye
Updated: March 25, 2018 - 3:36 am

(Family Features) Tossing and turning and not being able to fall asleep can be a real-life nightmare. Falling asleep can be a challenge for many Americans, and staying asleep is sometimes even more difficult.

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Kickstart Healthy Habits
Updated: March 25, 2018 - 3:36 am

(Family Features) When it seems that everyone around you is feeling under the weather, you can be your own best line of defense against getting sick. Help ward off sickness for yourself and your family with these self-care tips that help promote healthy habits and fight off illness.

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Tuesday 03/20/2018
What's driving car care and purchases this spring
Updated: March 28, 2018 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - As the weather starts to warm up, Americans will hit the road more often for destinations ranging from family outings to spring vacation destinations. Because cars are such an important part of our daily lives, Hankook Tire examined what drives Americans to keep up with car maintenance, as well as what matters when maintenance can do no more and it’s time to visit the dealership.

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Monday 03/19/2018
6 Tips for Baby's Immune Development
Updated: March 19, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Those first few years of your baby's life are filled with milestones, from their first giggle to their first wobbly steps. Though you can't see it, something important is happening inside your baby as well. Their gut microbiome - the microbes and bacteria that live mainly in their tummy - is busy developing. 

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Cancer Research Focuses on Growing Tumor Cells Outside the Human Body
Updated: March 19, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - One of the great barriers to improving the fight against cancer has been the problem of growing human cancer cells for drug testing so they behave as if they were inside the patient.

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5 simple ways to jump-start fitness goals
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - Fitness is central to your well-being and ability to enjoy life to the fullest, however it's easy to get stuck in a rut. How do you find new interest and motivation so you're ready to maximize the warm weather months?

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Thursday 03/15/2018
5 musts for a low-stress, on-budget DIY home project
Updated: April 24, 2018 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - Owning your own home is a life accomplishment for many adults, and keeping it looking sharp and adding your personal touches brings a sense of pride. It seems there are always things you want to improve, so don’t let a limited budget or lack of know-how hold you back from dreaming. There are plenty of ways to enhance a room or remake a space without breaking the bank, along with many resources out there to show you how.

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Wednesday 03/14/2018
Results are clear: BPA is safe
Updated: March 22, 2018 - 3:39 am

For more than 10 years, U.S. government scientists have been conducting an in-depth research program with the goal of answering key scientific questions and resolving remaining uncertainties about the safety of BPA.
This research so far has shown: that human exposure to BPA is low, that people quickly eliminate BPA from their bodies after exposure and that BPA is unlikely to cause health effects at the low levels to which we’re exposed.
If that’s not enough already, the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) released the results of the capstone study of the full research program, known as the CLARITY Core study. It’s the largest study ever conducted on BPA, and the results indicate that BPA has little potential to cause health effects even when people are exposed to it throughout their lives.
In a statement released in conjunction with the report, Dr. Steven Ostroff, Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noted: “... our initial review supports our determination that currently authorized uses of BPA continue to be safe for consumers.”
In the study, laboratory animals were exposed to a range of BPA doses from pregnancy, through early-life development and continuing through their entire lifetime. As stated in the conclusion of the study report, BPA produced minimal effects that were distinguishable from background.”
The study was conducted by scientists with FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research with funding from NTP as part of the CLARITY program (Consortium Linking Academic and Regulatory Insights on BPA Toxicity). The report was issued in draft form and will next undergo peer-review by a panel of experts organized by NTP. The report will then be finalized and the results are expected to be published in the scientific literature.
Based on the body of U.S. government research already available, the consensus of government bodies around the world is that BPA is safe as currently used. Now with the results of the CLARITY core study, the results validate the FDA’s response to the question Is BPA safe? – Yes."

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