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Tips for Keeping Baby Safe and Happy in the Car

(StatePoint) When it comes to car travel, families know that keeping baby safe and happy is essential, and understanding the latest expert recommendations is one of the best ways to help keep children as safe as possible.

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 >>

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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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Monday 10/15/2018
Extend the Life of Your Outboard Engine with These Storage Tips
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:11 am

(NewsUSA) - As summer winds down, every boat owner clings to those last few warm days to take his or her boat out on the water with family and friends. Unfortunately, summer doesn't last forever and as the sun sets on another boat season, it is time to start thinking about how to store your boat and outboard engine for those off-season months.

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Even During School Year, Fun Reading Important for Kids
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:10 am

(NewsUSA) - Most young kids love reading, but when the busy school year starts, it can be challenging to find the time to encourage them to read for fun.

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Cultural Center Breathes Life into Historic School
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:10 am

(NewsUSA) - A former Nevada school for Indian children continues its mission of education, but now as a museum and educational center for tribal arts and culture.

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What You Need to Know This Medicare Enrollment Season
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:11 am

(NewsUSA) - It's that time of year when people with Medicare review their health insurance choices and enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug plan for the coming year.

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Thursday 10/11/2018
A Healthy Way to Work
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:12 am

Improve health and performance at the office

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Keep Pets Safe this Halloween
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:12 am

(Family Features) Halloween isn’t just for humans; four-legged friends have plenty of opportunity to get in on the fun, too. However, it’s important to take some pet precautions that allow the whole family to enjoy the holiday safely, as the costumes and excitement can be overwhelming and some of the candy is even dangerous.

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3 Tips for a Healthy Baby
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:12 am

(Family Features) When you’re a new parent, once you’ve successfully navigated the first car ride home from the hospital and the euphoria of this new little life begins to fade, you’re left with one resounding question: now what?

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Eyeing Better Vision
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:12 am

9 tips to maintain eye health

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DIY Halloween Box Costume for All Ages
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:12 am

(Family Features) Candy, pumpkins and costumes are some of the most popular traditions of the Halloween season. This year, rather than searching store aisles for the perfect getup, consider using boxes from your latest deliveries and other items you have on-hand to create a one-of-a-kind DIY costume, or “boxtume.”

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5 Hacks for Holiday Hosting
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:12 am

(Family Features) It may feel impossible to fit even more into already jam-packed days, but when the holidays roll around, entertaining and celebrating always find a way. Fortunately, you can find some shortcuts when hosting that offer plenty of festive style while also helping you avoid stressing over every detail.

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Trick-or-Treat for a Cause
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:20 am

(Family Features) Orange pumpkins on doorsteps and orange candy corn in buckets are iconic staples of Halloween, but the season can be about more than fun and treats.

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There is No One-Size-Fits-All Breast Cancer
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:19 am

(Family Features) Breast cancer. It is a simple phrase representing a complex journey thousands of women travel each year. Even during October, when Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings attention to the disease, many people don’t realize breast cancer is not just one disease; it’s extremely complex and classified into different types. Understanding the many types of breast cancer is important – not just for the 1-in-8 women who will be diagnosed in their lifetime, – but for those who love them, too.¹

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Tips for Turning History into Your Story
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:19 am

(Family Features) If you have ever thought about exploring your family history, now can be the perfect time as October is National Family History Month. To get started, these four simple tips can help you unlock new understanding and make meaningful connections. You can also consider sharing these tips with loved ones so they can join in on the fun, too.

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5 Ways to Show Your Cats You Love Them
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:11 am

(Family Features) Cats take on so many different roles within their owners’ lives and families, such as cuddle buddies, emotional support animals, quiet companions and purring playmates. Each furry feline deserves the best, so as a cat owner, it’s important to shower your pet with love and make him feel special all year round.

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5 Ways the Whole Family Can Eat Healthy
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:11 am

(Family Features) People are understandably conscious about the foods they’re eating and where they come from. The human eating space has seen the rise of whole, clean and natural foods, and in the last couple years, the trend has even moved into pet foods.

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Now is the Time to Address Your Hearing Health
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:18 am

(Family Features) If you find yourself constantly turning up the volume on the TV or asking people to repeat themselves, you’re not alone. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans – nearly 50 million people – ages 12 and older have hearing loss, according to the Hearing Health Foundation.

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4 Tips for Traveling with Your Furry Friend
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:18 am

(Family Features) It comes as no surprise that the “workaholic” mindset of many Americans can affect people’s willingness to take vacation days for traveling. However, work isn’t the only culprit hindering American’s travel. A study by Project: Time Off found the three top reasons why people don’t use their vacation days to travel are cost, children and pets.

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Bringing Baby Home
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:20 am

5 tips to prepare for a newborn’s arrival

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Wednesday 10/10/2018
How to Make Smart Decisions During Benefits Enrollment Season
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:12 am

(Family Features) Every fall, millions of American workers spend time making financial decisions that will affect them for the entire upcoming year.

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Fall Into a Fitness Routine
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:18 am

(Family Features) Fall is notorious for comfort foods like pumpkin spice lattes and game day nachos. Combine these tempting seasonal staples with darker, shorter days and it can be hard to maintain an active mindset. Despite the enticement to indulge, you can keep your active lifestyle going or even kick off a new fitness regime.

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Preparing an Emergency Plan for Your Unique Needs
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:18 am

(Family Features) Disasters such as hurricanes, floods, fires and other emergency situations are all too common these days. In fact, about 4 out of 5 Americans live in counties hit by weather events since 2007, according to disaster declaration data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). That illustrates how these events can impact nearly everyone and the importance of having a plan.

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The Evolution of Pumpkin Spice
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:18 am

(Family Features) Pumpkin spice has become the quintessential symbol of fall. Check out these details about the evolution of the iconic autumn flavor, from holiday pie to lattes and even dog treats, such as GREENIES™ Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Flavor Dental Treats. Find these seasonal treats for your furry friend at Chewy.com.

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Quick Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Fall
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:20 am

(Family Features) As fall weather sets in, many homeowners take advantage of cooler days to spruce up their living spaces since they’re confined indoors. However, fitting all that work into a busy season filled with school, sports and other family demands isn’t always easy.

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A Breath of Fresh Air: 7 ways to refresh your small business
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:18 am

7 ways to refresh your small business

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Be Prepared to Weather the Storm
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:18 am

(Family Features) For many people, inclement weather can be frightening. When the wind is blowing, the rain is pouring and the trees are rustling, it can be hard to remain calm. However, it’s important to remember certain safety tips and how to use tools properly in case of emergency.

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4 Ways to Fall in Love with Fall
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:18 am

Autumn activities for you and your pup

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Monday 10/08/2018
Simple Tips to Streamline Your Morning Routine
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:12 am

(StatePoint) Let’s face it, most people are so used to their morning routine, they may not even be aware of how it’s slowing them down. Here are three ways to save some valuable time every morning.

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Kids Learn Best When Having Fun
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:11 am

(StatePoint) A child’s education begins the moment he or she is born. Little ones have a lot to learn, but you can help them to reach all their important milestones by making learning fun.

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Friday 10/05/2018
Hands-on Ways Kids Can Get Creative at Home
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:11 am

(StatePoint) Want to take play time up a notch at your house? Consider offering kids opportunities to explore their creativity, support STEM learning, and pick up important skills through hands-on experiences.

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Thursday 10/04/2018
Your Attic Can Make Pre-Winter Roof Checkups Easier
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:11 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - If you believe the Farmer's Almanac, it's going to be a brutal winter. Which is all the more reason to check the health of your roof now - using your attic to maybe save you from breaking your neck.

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Five Hot Trends in Hardwood Flooring
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:11 am

(NewsUSA) - More than ever, homeowners are appreciating the added value - aesthetic and monetary - that hardwood floors bring to a home.

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Key to Better Sleep: Cherry Juice
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:11 am

(NewsUSA) - Many busy adults in the United States ignore or downplay sleep problems because they underestimate the importance of quality sleep for overall health.

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Wednesday 10/03/2018
Smart Millennial Uses Down Payment Assistance for New Home
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:12 am

(NewsUSA) - Until this summer, Matt Berna had an unusual tradition: Every year, he moved to a new apartment. After doing this for 9 years, the 27-year-old inside sales professional decided enough was enough.

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Help Kids Falling Short on Nutrients They Need this School Year
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:19 am

Milk is one of the most requested, but least donated items at food banks, meaning children in need may be missing out on essential nutrients

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Healthy Kids Are Better Students
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:18 am

(Family Features) There is a strong connection between academic performance and a student’s health. Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide school-age children (ages 6-18) with the care they need to improve their ability to fully participate in the classroom and fulfill school health requirements.

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It’s Time to Learn More About Your Loved Ones
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:20 am

(Family Features) With days of family picnics, vacations and reunions in the rearview mirror, it’s easy to move full steam ahead into the busy fall season and forget to make time for meaningful conversations with family members.

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Monday 10/01/2018
Technology Breakthroughs Drive Clean Energy Success
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:09 am

(NewsUSA) - Ongoing concerns about reducing carbon emissions and identifying clean energy sources continue to drive demand for clean energy products and support the development of technology that produces them.

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Wednesday 09/26/2018
Demystifying The Mammogram Discussion
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:11 am

(NewsUSA) - Women have been told to get a mammogram every year starting at age 40. Why? What are the downsides to getting checked - or not - each year for breast cancer?

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Where to Get Haunted and Spooked This Halloween Season
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:12 am

(StatePoint) Halloween is a big business industry these days, and the commerce of the holiday in the U.S. will exceed $10 billion this year. But what drives this growing industry?

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How Access to Health Care Coverage Can Improve Academic Outcomes
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:19 am

(Family Features)With each school year, parents dust off their annual checklists that help them organize their needs as their kids head back to the classroom. This school season, make sure one priority at the top of your to-do list is ensuring your children have health insurance.

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Good Friends, Good Food
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:19 am

Dog owners dish on how food factors into pet bonding

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Waking up to go to the bathroom multiple times per night? It’s not because you’re ‘getting old’
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:20 am

(Family Features) It’s a common misconception: the older you get, the more frequently you need to use the bathroom at night. Did you know waking up more than once per night to urinate is a medical condition known as nocturia? Shockingly, 64 percent of American adults do not know.

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Taking Steps to Prevent Falls
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:20 am

(Family Features) When you’re young, an injury from a fall may sideline you for a few days or weeks, but a full recovery is usually quick. As you get older, the consequences of falls can become more serious, setting up a sequence of events that can have longstanding implications on independence and health.

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Science Made Magical
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:18 am

(Family Features) When you see something you can’t explain, it can be easy to mistake those moments for magic, such as a balloon floating into the sky or water disappearing from a surface right before your eyes. However, the truth is these moments aren’t magic but scienceat play. Observing the laws of physics or chemistry can, at first glance, seem too fantastical to be explained, but science can explain a lot.

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At Your Service
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:18 am

Fast facts about service dogs

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Monday 09/24/2018
5 Tips to Soothe a Fussy Baby
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:12 am

(StatePoint) If you’ve ever gone to great lengths to sooth a fussy baby, you may feel like you’ve tried every trick in the book. As most new parents learn quickly, this can be one of the most challenging aspects of caring for a little one.

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Friday 09/21/2018
5 Ways Learning Piano Can Boost Kids’ Confidence
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:12 am

(StatePoint) Learning to play piano can boost children’s confidence in many ways. So, if your family is looking to introduce a new hobby or after-school activity to your children, here are five reasons to consider piano.

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Thursday 09/20/2018
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:09 am

(NewsUSA) - National Hispanic Heritage Month is here! Microsoft shares inspiring stories about Latinos driven by passion, determination, faith, love - and everything in between. Join the celebration sharing your story using #MicrosoftLatinx and #HispanicHeritageMonth. 

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5 Ways to Connect with Your Heritage
Updated: October 16, 2018 - 3:11 am

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