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Wednesday 06/13/2018
Coupling Finances: What All Newlyweds Should Know
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(NewsUSA) - Coupling finances.

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Friday 04/20/2018
Shopping for a Wedding Gift? What to Know Now
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(StatePoint) If your fridge is filled with save-the-dates and wedding invitations, you’re inevitably facing the daunting question: what to give?

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Tuesday 04/10/2018
Popping the Question? How to Select an Engagement Ring
Updated: April 10, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) “Will you marry me?” Be sure to pair these four little words with the perfect engagement ring. While there’s a bit of a learning curve when it comes to selecting the right diamond, the most important thing you can do is find a piece both you and your significant other will love.

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Friday 03/30/2018
Millennials Want to Say ‘I Do’ to High-Tech Wedding Registries
Updated: March 30, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Once upon a time, wedding registries were created so newlyweds would have all the basic essentials to establish their first home. But as technology has evolved, so too has the registry. Gone are the days where registries only include dishware and candlesticks. Couples can now incorporate modern must-haves, like connected lightbulbs, voice assistants and smart showers.

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Thursday 03/22/2018
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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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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Thursday 06/14/2018
How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Incident in Your Community
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(StatePoint) Active shooter incidents are rare. You are 700 times more likely to die in a car crash, for example, than from an active shooter event, according to the National Safety Council. However, these terrifying events are on the rise. Experts say that being prepared can save lives.

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Tuesday 06/05/2018
Scuba Therapy Helps Veterans Heal
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(NewsUSA) - Many of America's military veterans struggle with injuries and disabilities.

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Friday 05/25/2018
Student Preparation Program Yields College Scholarships
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(NewsUSA) - Many high school students who might not have seen college as an option are now ready to pursue advanced education as Dell Scholars, thanks to a unique nonprofit education program.

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Monday 05/21/2018
Summertime Boating Safety Tips for Families
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(NewsUSA) - As summer approaches, many families look forward to more time on the water together.

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Tuesday 05/15/2018
Summer Boating Tips for Safe Fun in The Sun
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(NewsUSA) - Summer weather is finally here, and with it comes more time spent on the water. For boaters in particular, warmer temperatures and sunny skies mean more opportunities to bring family and friends along for the ride.

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Thursday 05/10/2018
'Hamilton' Inspires Youth In Foster Care
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

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Tuesday 05/08/2018
Can Capitalism Be Compassionate?
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(NewsUSA) - The global economy can be confusing and terrifying. Financial experts, policy makers, and everyday citizens want to know: How will government policies impact our families and what can we do about it?

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Thursday 04/26/2018
Large-Scale Efforts Helping Pre-K Teachers Receive Resources; You Can, Too
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(StatePoint) Studies have shown that high-quality pre-K education better prepares children to achieve in school and makes them more likely to strive for higher vocational aspirations. It also has a positive impact on society. For every dollar spent on high-quality early education, society gains as much as $13 in long-term savings, according to a 2016 study by Nobel Laureate, James Heckman.

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Monday 04/23/2018
If You're Stuck at Sea, There's An App for That
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(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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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 06/14/2018
Healthy Summer Hair Care
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) While the sun, pool days and warmer temperatures are often a welcome change come summer, they can be brutal on your hair. It’s important to give your locks some extra love this season.

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Where to Catch Your Favorite Stars this Summer
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:55 am

New and classic shows and movies available in June

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Create an Accessible Lifestyle
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

Enhance independence with mobility in mind

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Make the Most of Summer College Visits
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(Family Features) For students entering their senior year of high school or current college students considering a transfer, there’s no better way to determine whether a college or university is the right fit than a college visit. Summer is a great time to make those journeys, when campuses are less chaotic and the demands of the school year are on hold.

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Summer Learning Activities for Kids
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(Family Features) Summer may be a break from formal education, but keeping kids excited about learning can be an easy way to keep them active and engaged instead of zoned out on screen time.

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A Fit, Fun Summer
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

Make smart fitness choices with post-workout recovery and hydration

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Tips for Safe Summer Travel with Pets
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(Family Features) With warmer weather, people often spend more time on summer trips with family. These trips can be more enjoyable when your four-legged friends tag along, but it can be less of a vacation if your pets are uncomfortable on the road.

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8 Tips for Safer Power Tool Performance
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(Family Features) For many homeowners, a list of seasonal chores and home improvement projects can add up to a whole lot of work. Power tools often get called on for heavy use to whittle away at that list, but the batteries used to power these devices can pose certain risks.

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5 Tips for Raising Resilient Kids
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(Family Features) Parenting, while providing plenty of excitement, comes with a certain set of challenges. With years of outdoor playtime ahead, one of those challenges is ensuring safety while still promoting an adventurous spirit. 

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Cool Summertime Kitchen Hacks
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(Family Features) Summer is a time for relaxing, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Yet for some, the warmer months can be hectic and busy, and often go by too quickly.

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Sunday 06/17/2018
Top tips to help first-timers navigate the fast-paced housing market
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:56 am

(BPT) - Across the U.S., the housing market is picking up pace moving into the peak of the summer homebuying season.

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Friday 06/15/2018
Don't let the summer sun blind you to this lesser-known skin cancer
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:56 am

(BPT) - Most of us look forward to the balmy breezes and cheerful sunshine brought about by spring and summer, especially those of us living in climates where winter is long, gloomy and bitterly cold. Yet as we get our shorts, polo shirts and swimsuits out of storage, it’s important to remind ourselves to stay sun smart and vigilant against skin cancer.

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Thursday 06/14/2018
Are you doing enough to stay protected against germs?
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:56 am

(BPT) - When it comes to avoiding germs, some people take it to an extreme. They are fastidious about using a paper towel to avoid touching the door in a public bathroom, wipe down every square inch of an airplane seat and can hardly go 15 minutes without re-sanitizing their hands. Some habits, like using your foot to flush the handle on a toilet, or giving a fist-bump instead of a handshake, may make good sense. The fact is there are good reasons to avoid germs and embrace the habits of a germaphobe.

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Wednesday 06/13/2018
Five-minute life hack: Tips to boost your career
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:56 am

(BPT) - The rapid pace of change in jobs means the era of one-and-done learning is over. It no longer matters what you learned in the past — to stay relevant you need to upskill. So if you want to improve your marketability and get ahead in your career, it’s time to think about the valuable skills that could open the door to new opportunities. The good news is with tools and online courses on platforms like LinkedIn Learning, you can explore and develop critical skills and interests — right at your fingertips anytime, anywhere.

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3 easy ways to get on deck with the right decking
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:56 am

(BPT) - If The Old Farmer’s Almanac prediction holds true, this summer will be a hot one. The weather forecast anticipates temperatures for the season to be “hotter than normal” across most of the U.S. If you’re ready to kick up your feet and soak in these rays, now is the perfect time to get started on that deck you’ve been dreaming about adding. But before you put hammer to nail, you’ll need to decide on which decking material to use.

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Friday 06/08/2018
4 DIY ideas for upcycling common household items
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:55 am

(BPT) - Crafting is a wonderful way to relieve stress and express your creative side — and fortunately, you don’t have to be a master craftsman — or spend a fortune on materials — to have fun and enjoy the benefits.

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Maintaining a healthy pH balance 'down there': 3 common triggers for elevated vaginal pH and why it matters
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:56 am

(BPT) - Many women do not realize the vagina is an ecosystem that requires a balanced environment to remain healthy; and events like menstruation, sex, and hormonal changes can throw off that balance. The result can be odor and discomfort, according to Lauren Streicher, M.D., Medical Director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause and Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University. Many women never have the benefit of a frank, open discussion about vaginal health and the importance of maintaining a healthy pH balance “down there.” Healthy pH and beneficial lactobacillus are the keys to reducing the risk of vaginal issues. pH refers to the vagina’s acidity level. A vaginal pH of 3.5 - 4.5 indicates that the vagina is populated by good bacteria (lactobacilli) without overgrowth of the bad bacteria that can cause odor and irritation and an elevated pH means that the healthy flora of the vagina may struggle to survive, while harmful bacteria thrive.

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Thursday 06/07/2018
Simple, local nutrition: 5 reasons to feel good about the dairy in your diet
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:56 am

(BPT) - When you sip a wholesome smoothie or savor a slice of cheesy pizza, do you ever wonder who’s behind your favorite dairy foods?

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Tuesday 06/05/2018
Products to improve your home in 2 hours or less
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:56 am

(BPT) - The words home improvement usually conjure up images of major undertakings like tiling your bathroom or kitchen or tearing down a wall, taking hours and hours to complete the project. The fact is there are some meaningful home improvements you can do that can be accomplished in under two hours.

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How homeowners can prepare for summer storm season
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:55 am

(BPT) - It’s that time of year again when unwanted weather patterns like severe thunderstorms, rainstorms and tornadoes can wreak havoc on homes and businesses.

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Friday 06/15/2018
5 things you probably didn't know about women's baseball and the 2018 Women's Baseball World Cup
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:53 am

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Heart Failure Doesn't Take a Summer Vacation
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

(BPT) - While most Americans are excited about a summer full of fun activities like travel, swimming and gatherings with friends and family, for those living with heart failure, their condition doesn’t take a vacation.

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Understanding ovulation and the best days to conceive
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

(BPT) - Many women trying to conceive are confused about their period, the 28-day cycle and when they’re most likely to get pregnant.

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Thursday 06/14/2018
Eat clean this summer: 5 plant-based hacks from a registered dietitian
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:54 am

(BPT) - Jessica Cording, RD Shares Her Tips to Shape Up For Summer

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Healthy Summer Hair Care
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:55 am

(Family Features) While the sun, pool days and warmer temperatures are often a welcome change come summer, they can be brutal on your hair. It’s important to give your locks some extra love this season.

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Where to Catch Your Favorite Stars this Summer
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:55 am

New and classic shows and movies available in June

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Create an Accessible Lifestyle
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

Enhance independence with mobility in mind

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Make the Most of Summer College Visits
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(Family Features) For students entering their senior year of high school or current college students considering a transfer, there’s no better way to determine whether a college or university is the right fit than a college visit. Summer is a great time to make those journeys, when campuses are less chaotic and the demands of the school year are on hold.

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Summer Learning Activities for Kids
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

(Family Features) Summer may be a break from formal education, but keeping kids excited about learning can be an easy way to keep them active and engaged instead of zoned out on screen time.

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A Fit, Fun Summer
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:52 am

Make smart fitness choices with post-workout recovery and hydration

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Tuesday 03/20/2018
How To House-train Your Dog
Updated: March 21, 2018 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—If you're a pet parent to any of the country's estimated 78 million dogs, here's how to make house-training easier for both you and your pet.

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Thursday 03/15/2018
Protecting your pets from pests
Updated: June 18, 2018 - 3:55 am

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Monday 03/12/2018
The best nutrition for your backyard chickens
Updated: March 20, 2018 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - Raising backyard chickens has been a growing trend in the United States over the past several years. Consumers crave choice in their family’s diet, which often includes food they have grown or raised themselves. Raising a backyard flock helps consumers have more control over the eggs their family eats, but bringing home chicks for a backyard flock is just the beginning.

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Thursday 03/08/2018
Help Detector Dogs: Don't Pack A Pest
Updated: March 09, 2018 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—If you've returned to the U.S. from an international trip, you've no doubt seen beagles with blue jackets sniffing luggage in the baggage claim area. Visitors to Hawaii and Puerto Rico may also see these four-legged officers in green jackets helping to find prohibited fruits and vegetables hidden in luggage. As cute as they are, these detector dogs, who work alongside U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials and USDA, are performing an important job. They are helping to keep harmful invasive pests out of our country, including 19 called Hungry Pests, which can severely damage our crops, trees and landscapes.

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Friday 02/02/2018
Hope Unleashed For Pets With Cancer
Updated: February 03, 2018 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—If any of the country's 70 million dogs are part of your family, you know how you feel about your furry friend, how the love and loyalty, playfulness and protection he offers can affect your life. You also know you want to keep him safe and disease-free.

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Thursday 01/18/2018
Bad Breath in Pets Could Be a Sign of Poor Health
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Unfortunately, your pet can get dry mouth too, and it can lead to more serious issues down the line and can also be a sign of more serious current health issues.

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Wednesday 12/27/2017
Major Study: Therapy Dogs Can Help Families Of Children With Cancer
Updated: December 28, 2017 - 3:40 am

(NAPSI)—Dogs have long been called Mankind's best friend, but a major new scientific study now indicates that a dog may also be a family's best friend in times of their greatest need.

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Wednesday 12/20/2017
Dog show myths and facts
Updated: December 21, 2017 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - Dog shows are an extraordinary opportunity to learn more about the nuanced and wonderful things that make dog breeds unique. But while many of us have an idea of what a dog show is — often from what we have seen depicted on television or in movies — there are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to these events. Below are some myths and facts that will hopefully set the record straight.

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Thursday 12/07/2017
5 tips to get in front of the pet hair in your home
Updated: March 17, 2018 - 3:37 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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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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