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

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Tuesday 09/19/2017
How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring
Updated: September 19, 2017 - 3:44 am

(StatePoint) An engagement ring is at once a symbol of love and commitment and also a reflection of a woman’s personal style. For the engaged-to-be who hasn’t quite determined the perfect sparkler for herself, articulating an engagement ring style can seem challenging.

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Friday 12/15/2017
Overcoming Isolation And Loneliness
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—If you’ve ever felt lonely, you’re not alone. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that nearly half of older adults in America experience some degree of loneliness.

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Monday 12/11/2017
3 Simple Ways to Give Back This Season
Updated: December 12, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Want to give back to your community during the holidays, but it’s just not in the budget? With total holiday sales forecasted to hit over $1 trillion this season, it’s good to know that there are plenty of ways to give back without spending another dime.

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Monday 12/04/2017
It Pays to Prep Your Tires for Winter Roads
Updated: December 05, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Driving safely in the winter can be a challenge, even for the most experienced driver. In fact, an alarming three in five winter drivers (61 percent) have lost control of their car during winter weather, according to a new winter driving survey by Michelin.

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Michelin Drives the Holidays Home
Updated: December 04, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the third consecutive holiday season, Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin), is recognizing the people in the transportation industry who work "like busy elves" behind the scenes to make the holidays memorable. Michelin marks the season with its #KeepThanksMoving conversation in social and digital media and encourages people to share this appreciation via Facebook and Twitter.

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Tuesday 11/21/2017
Older People Improve Life For Others And Themselves
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:37 am

(NAPSI)—Many older Americans have discovered that sharing their accumulated wisdom with others who need help can be a big win all around.

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Thursday 11/16/2017
Join The Fight, Live United
Updated: November 27, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - For too many people, every day is a struggle. A struggle United Way confronts by working tirelessly with organizations across the world to provide those in need with tools and resources to improve their lives. Like transitional housing and job training that helps families support themselves. 

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Aerospace Industry Uses 3D Printing to Make Parts Safer, Stronger
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - A revolution is brewing in manufacturing, especially in high-tech industries such as aerospace.

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Tuesday 11/07/2017
Gifts That Matter
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, you can join forces with a nonprofit that helps thousands of kids in foster care open a gift with their name on the tag.

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Thursday 11/02/2017
Florida Invests In Seaports, State Is Key Player in Global Marketplace
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Summer may be over, but Florida's economy isn't cooling down.

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Wednesday 11/01/2017
Great Holiday Gifts that Give Back
Updated: November 01, 2017 - 3:37 am

(StatePoint) The holiday season is all about giving. This year, consider combining thoughtful gifts for loved ones with charitable efforts that benefit the larger community. There are many great ways to do so. Here are a few.

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Friday 12/15/2017
Science-based suggestions for self-confidence
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - A recent study shows your perception of your own image has a profound effect on how you present yourself to the rest of the world.

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Women in agriculture are challenging stereotypes
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - About a third of the nation’s farmers are women, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And most of these women are working family farms, since 99 percent of all American farms are family-owned and operated. Just under 1 million women farmers contribute $12.9 billion to the nation’s economy and are responsible for farming more than 301 million acres.

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Thursday 12/14/2017
The most wonderful (and stressful) time of year. Could you be suffering from seasonal anxiety? Find out how to cope.
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Hot cocoa by a crackling fire. The sounds of family and friends’ laughter heard throughout the house. Your favorite holiday movies on the television. This is the idyllic holiday scene. But what’s the reality? Statistics show us that the holiday season, portrayed as the most wonderful time of year, can also be a time when a few uninvited guests come knocking — stress, anxiety and depression.

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Say goodbye to winter blues with vitamin D-rich foods
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Winter got you down? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is estimated to affect 10 million Americans, according to Psychology Today. Another 10 percent to 20 percent may have mild SAD.

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Wednesday 12/13/2017
3 simple tips to get delicious, balanced weeknight meals on the table
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Weekday schedules get crazy, which is why the first casualty of all that chaos is the family dinner.

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Senior guest? How to prepare your home for older visitors
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Whether it's for a special occasion or just because, hosting an older adult in your home can be a wonderful experience with lots of memory-making potential. However, for a safe and successful visit, you may want to make a few adjustments to your home before they arrive to make it more senior-friendly.

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Tuesday 12/12/2017
6 home cleaning tips for pet owners
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Having a pet may seem like the beginning of a never-ending mess, but the key to living with furry friends is preparation. Whether combating odor, keeping surfaces free of dirt and fur or removing pesky stains, taking preventative measures and using the right products can turn any mess into a simple task.

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New Books Offer Retirees The Way To Plan For Retirement
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Social Security, Medicare and supplemental insurance, long-term care, IRAs, life insurance, post-retirement investments and income taxes can all affect the success of your retirement. To that end, an easy-to-understand book and workbook are now available to help guide you in this process.

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5 Must-know Investing and Retirement Tips
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Parents and grandparents typically pass down many things to the next generation — jewelry, furniture and other family heirlooms. But what if the best thing that the preceding generation passed along was their financial wisdom? Through years of investing and saving for retirement, Baby Boomers have experienced a lot and learned many helpful lessons along the way.

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Boomers: 10 reasons to go nuts
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - For the roughly 75 million Americans who make up the baby boom generation, a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons against age-related diseases.

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Friday 12/15/2017
Science-based suggestions for self-confidence
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - A recent study shows your perception of your own image has a profound effect on how you present yourself to the rest of the world.

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Houston-area resident reestablishes running career after total knee replacement surgery
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - In 2009 Tomball resident Carrie Rand started running and hiking to stay active, and it wasn’t long before she found herself competing in 5Ks, 10Ks and half-marathons around Houston. Unfortunately, the wear-and-tear on her right knee eventually led to a meniscus tear, subsequent surgical repair and frequent cortisone shots to diminish the pain.

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How to Recognize Potential Dehydration in Toddlers
Updated: December 15, 2017 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Dehydration in toddlers can occur for a variety of reasons, including illness, vomiting, and diarrhea. The first step is recognizing the indications. If your toddler is extremely tired, has cool, dry and blotchy skin, fewer tears when crying or a dry mouth and tongue, it’s important to quickly replace fluids and electrolytes.

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Thursday 12/14/2017
How does Prostate Cancer Affect Your Bones?
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - This article is sponsored advertising content from Amgen, Inc.

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The 6 carry-on items you never knew you needed
Posted: December 14, 2017

(BPT) - While there’s no place like home for the holidays, a long, crowded flight is one of those unpleasant things many of us need to endure to get there. With long lines at security, bustling terminals and stressed passengers, it’s no wonder that 92 percent of survey respondents agreed the experience “leaves a lot to be desired,” according to Airfarewatchdog.org.

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Living with osteoarthritis of the knee: Tips for managing function and leading an active life
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - Ken Meritt, 71, knew he had a serious problem with his right knee when the pain made it difficult for him to engage in even moderate activity. There was a constant, nagging ache when he walked, climbed stairs, got up from a sitting position or even rose from bed at night. A jogger, Meritt worried that he'd have to give that up, too.

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Wednesday 12/13/2017
Health Trend to Watch in 2018 - Personalized Medicine
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - When scientists first read the entire genetic code of a human being in 2003, the monumental achievement promised a new era in medicine.

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Weed 101: How and why patients use medical marijuana [Infographic]
Posted: December 13, 2017

(BPT) - Medical marijuana has numerous mental and physical effects, but what are they, and what types of patients choose weed as a medicinal therapy? Read on to learn more.

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The Truth About Alcohol During The Holidays: How To Eat, Drink And Be Merry (Responsibly)
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—The holiday season is a time for celebration, renewals of faith, and setting goals for the year ahead. During family and social gatherings, champagne corks may be popped and wine passed as family and friends gather. While holiday parties invoke the spirit of the season, unhealthy alcohol use—drinking over the recommended limit of three drinks for women and four drinks for men per day—can lead to dangerous consequences for yourself and those around you.

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Tips For A Stress-Free Holiday Season
Updated: December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but for many, the holiday season can also be stressful. From holiday parties and endless shopping, to travel and family visits, your holiday to-do list can quickly become overwhelming, and instead of feeling the holiday cheer, you are wishing for the season to be over.

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Tuesday 12/12/2017
6 home cleaning tips for pet owners
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Having a pet may seem like the beginning of a never-ending mess, but the key to living with furry friends is preparation. Whether combating odor, keeping surfaces free of dirt and fur or removing pesky stains, taking preventative measures and using the right products can turn any mess into a simple task.

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Thursday 12/07/2017
5 tips to get in front of the pet hair in your home
Updated: December 15, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - From their loyal ways to their silly antics, pets bring so much joy to homes. While you wouldn’t trade any of the cuddles and welcome-home slobbers, one thing most pet owners don’t find quite as lovable is all the pet hair!

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Tuesday 12/05/2017
5 ways to get in the howl-iday spirit with your dog
Updated: December 06, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - ‘Tis the season to get ready for the holidays! This time of year is known for spending quality time with loved ones, so don’t forget to include your furriest family members in all of the festivities. Whether you’re decorating for the season or celebrating with some of your favorite traditions, invite Fido to join in on the fun. Instagram-famous dog Jiffpom is helping pet parents and their pups put the “howl” in howl-idays this year with five ways to celebrate:

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Tuesday 11/28/2017
Hurricanes harm birds, too: What you can do to help your backyard birds
Updated: December 06, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - Americans in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico suffered through devastating hurricanes this year, and they weren’t alone in their desolation — Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria also caused unparalleled upheaval for wildlife, including bird populations. Many nature experts are worried about the long-term impact the horrific storms will have on migratory birds, from reducing the amount of food available to them and throwing off their migration schedules, to altering migratory courses and even exposing them to a range of man-made toxins.

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Monday 11/27/2017
Cats savor more than just flavor
Updated: November 28, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Because cats become so ingrained in people’s lives, it’s often easy to forget they are animals with specific needs that could be outside of what owners may think is best. According to research from Mintel, cat owners consider taste as the most important factor when buying food for their cats, but science shows that taste is more than just flavor. Great taste is a result of the right nutrient balance, satisfying texture, savory aroma, specific kibble size, adapted kibble shape and desirable flavors.

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
Celebrate fall with healthy new routines for you and your dog
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - The fall season, with its crisp, cool air and beautiful foliage, is the perfect time to create a fresh start and establish healthy new routines for both you and your dog. To help you make this fall your happiest and healthiest season, Beneful has tapped Dr. Kurt Venator, chief veterinary officer at Purina, for some expert advice on how to maximize the health benefits of the season.

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Tuesday 11/07/2017
Care and Control of Pet Diabetes: Spike the Dog's Point of View (with Help from His Friend Sugar the Cat)
Updated: November 11, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Friday 09/29/2017
Helping Your Pet Survive An Emergency
Updated: September 30, 2017 - 3:37 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re like many pet parents, it’s probably crossed your mind lately about what would happen to your animal if a natural disaster strikes.

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Wednesday 09/27/2017
Pet pony, meet pet puppy
Updated: September 28, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - You’re an animal lover, and you’ve dreamed about your dog running through a field alongside a horse or watching your pup play with a pet goat. But how will your companions respond when they meet their new unique sibling?

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Friday 09/22/2017
Pet Owners: Tips to Maintain a Beautiful Home
Updated: September 22, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) For all the companionship pets provide, it’s fair to admit that they can mess up a clean, tidy home pretty quickly.

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