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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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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 >>




Friday 02/01/2019
Pop the Question with the Perfect Song
Updated: March 22, 2019 - 2:35 am

(NewsUSA) - Enhancing a once-in-a-lifetime event, such as a wedding proposal or ceremony, with the right song takes the experience to a whole new level. It adds a personal touch that makes for ongoing memories, as couples have the opportunity to play the song at anniversaries or other special events through the years.

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Thursday 10/04/2018
Touring through the best Italian wines
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:44 am

(BPT) - Dreaming of an Italian vacation? You can experience the country's ancient, romantic regions without even leaving home. The wines of Italy embody the heart and soul of the regions in which they're grown.

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Monday 04/22/2019
ALS Must Not Defeat Us: A Message of Hope
Posted: April 22, 2019

(NewsUSA) - In 2001, Alan Alderman was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Many people know ALS as Lou Gehrig's disease, named after the famous baseball player who got the illness.

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Monday 03/25/2019
A Little Paint Can Work Wonders for Communities
Posted: March 25, 2019

(NewsUSA) - What can a little paint do for communities? Sometimes a whole lot. 

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Friday 03/15/2019
Junior Achievement Reconnects With Alumni for Celebration
Posted: March 15, 2019

(NewsUSA) - This year marks a milestone for Junior Achievement (JA), a non-government organization that prepares youth for future jobs by teaching them about entrepreneurship, money management, and career planning, as it celebrates its 100th anniversary.

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Thursday 03/07/2019
Feature-Rich Dog Parks Are Coming to Towns Across America
Posted: March 07, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Lassie used to run free throughout the town, solving problems and rescuing kids in trouble.

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Wednesday 03/06/2019
Honoring the Achievements of Women in the Military
Posted: March 06, 2019

(StatePoint) The words “veteran,” “hero” and “patriot” usually evoke images of men. Many people are not aware that some 3 million women are currently serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces beginning with the American Revolution. Their stories are largely unknown.

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Thursday 02/14/2019
Helping Heroes
Updated: February 20, 2019 - 2:38 am

(NAPSI)—The Department of Defense reports that 1.3 million Americans serve in the military.

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School Choice: A Lightbulb Moment
Updated: March 02, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Most teachers will tell you that there is nothing more exciting than seeing the "lightbulb moment," when, suddenly, everything clicks and a student understands a new concept.

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Wednesday 01/09/2019
School Choice Opens Doors
Updated: March 02, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - We are just weeks away from the nation's largest annual celebration of opportunity in education. That celebration is called National School Choice Week, and it is taking place in every neighborhood and community, through 40,594 independently-planned events and activities.

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Tuesday 12/18/2018
Don't Make These Mistakes after A Collision
Updated: February 23, 2019 - 2:39 am

(NewsUSA) - In the U.S. alone, there are 10 million car accidents every year, and the tense moments following a car accident, even a minor one, can be scary and stressful for everyone involved.

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Monday 11/12/2018
3 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season
Posted: November 12, 2018

(StatePoint) Want to give back this holiday season? There are many ways to get into the charitable spirit. And if you need some inspiration for how to go about benefitting those in your local and global community, consider the following ideas.

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Tuesday 04/23/2019
If you're feeling stressed and anxious, research says: feed the birds
Posted: April 23, 2019

(NewsUSA) - In today's constant contact, cell-phone celebrated, digital world, most people can go days or even weeks without spending any time in natural sunlight. Instead, we eat breakfast inside, or on the go, only to race to an office, filled with artificial light and plastic plants, for 8 to 10 hours a day. It's no wonder why Americans' mental health is suffering.

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Monday 04/22/2019
Simple Supplement Promotes Deep Sleep
Posted: April 22, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Many people have trouble falling asleep, and there are many sleep supplement products available to help.

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ALS Must Not Defeat Us: A Message of Hope
Posted: April 22, 2019

(NewsUSA) - In 2001, Alan Alderman was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Many people know ALS as Lou Gehrig's disease, named after the famous baseball player who got the illness.

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Thursday 04/18/2019
4 Ways Pets Make Humans Better
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) While pet owners are responsible for taking care of their four-legged friends, they don’t always stop to think about how their pets take care of them in return. From their unconditional love to their ability to combat loneliness and teach empathy, pets provide physical, mental and emotional benefits that can help their owners be better people.

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Making an Environmental Impact
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features)As part of an effort to positively impact environmental change, many consumers care about the effect their shopping decisions may have on the world around them. As a way to aid in that mission, ALDI, which has never offered single-use plastic shopping bags, is aiming to make 100 percent of its private-label product packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. Find more information at ALDI.us.

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Improving Your Children’s Health
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:30 am

3 ways to take a proactive approach

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Give Mom the World this Mother’s Day
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:30 am

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Plan a Stress-Free Group Getaway
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) The arrival of vacation season means it's time to stop daydreaming about that getaway and start making some travel plans.

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Add Joy to Spring Cleaning
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) While spring cleaning can be crucial in keeping your home in tip-top shape, especially for DIYers who find inspiration in the bright season for new home decor projects, the annual ritual can also feel overwhelming.

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Pet Nutrition 101
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:30 am

5 tips to avoid pet obesity

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Tuesday 04/23/2019
Interested in taking a DNA test? Your questions answered
Posted: April 23, 2019

(BPT) - April marks an important anniversary for genome-related discoveries; in April 1953, DNA’s double helix was discovered by Watson, Crick, Wilkins and Franklin and fifty years later in April 2003, the Human Genome Project — an international research project that determined the sequence of the human genome and identified the genes that it contains — was completed.

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5 simple breakfast hacks
Posted: April 23, 2019

(BPT) - Weekday mornings can be rough, trying to get yourself and your family up and dressed, fed, then out the door in time for school and work. It’s tough to make sure everyone gets something healthy to eat before dashing out to start the day. What if there were a few simple things you could do to make your morning routine run more smoothly, all while making delicious breakfast choices?

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3 weekend projects to cut your energy bills
Posted: April 23, 2019

(BPT) - Seasons come and go, but one thing remains the same — energy bills. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the average annual energy cost for a single-family American home is more than $2,000. While some of this cost is due to the rise in electronic usage in homes, there is a much bigger problem driving up energy bills in American homes — poor insulation.

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6 reasons your bathroom needs a high-tech boost
Posted: April 23, 2019

(BPT) - From smart thermostats that help you save energy and keep your home comfortable, to high-fidelity speaker systems that allow you to enjoy your favorite music and movies, there’s no shortage of electronics to upgrade your home. And as technology becomes more integrated into your everyday life, you’ll find you need to add it to every room in your house — even the bathroom.

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Upgrade your space without breaking the bank
Posted: April 23, 2019

(BPT) - Whether you rent or own, a happy home means finding distinctive ways to continuously improve your space. A full renovation or re-design can be pricey, but making your home feel fresh and current doesn’t have to be. We’ve thought through cost-effective solutions to make your home a place you love.

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Your natural teeth are worth saving
Posted: April 23, 2019

(BPT) - The human body is something to marvel at, but sometimes we take it for granted. Some things, like your natural teeth, are truly worth the effort to take care of and preserve. And most Americans agree.

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How to make employee engagement a daily habit
Posted: April 23, 2019

(BPT) - One of the latest business buzzwords this year is EX, or the employee experience. Organizations are beginning to realize that they need to create a positive employee experience in the same way they have focused on the customer experience. In this ever-tightening job market, it's mission critical to keep employees happy, fulfilled and challenged. Only then can they keep their customers happy. Focusing on EX means evaluating an employee's entire life cycle with the company, from before they even apply for a job to beyond their last day. It's so critical that Forbes even dubbed 2018 the Year of the Employee Experience.

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Monday 04/22/2019
Home and office furniture: What you don't know could be toxic
Updated: April 24, 2019 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Awareness of health risks from potentially harmful chemicals has grown exponentially in recent years, leading to a consumer demand for transparency regarding what’s in the food, personal care products and household items we use every day.

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Get ahead of the storm: Check your coverage before hurricane season
Updated: April 24, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Hurricanes provide little advance notice of their arrival, and as landfall approaches, insurance companies may temporarily suspend new coverage and coverage changes.

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Finding new ways to address hepatitis C
Updated: April 24, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, viral hepatitis is a silent epidemic that affects more than 5 million people in the United States. Additionally, more than half of those living with hepatitis do not know they have the virus, putting them at risk for life-threatening liver disease and cancer and, potentially and unknowingly, transmitting the virus to others.

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Tuesday 04/23/2019
If you're feeling stressed and anxious, research says: feed the birds
Posted: April 23, 2019

(NewsUSA) - In today's constant contact, cell-phone celebrated, digital world, most people can go days or even weeks without spending any time in natural sunlight. Instead, we eat breakfast inside, or on the go, only to race to an office, filled with artificial light and plastic plants, for 8 to 10 hours a day. It's no wonder why Americans' mental health is suffering.

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Five Ways To Help Prevent Veteran Suicide
Posted: April 23, 2019

(NAPSI)—It’s a tragedy: Every day, 22 U.S. veterans take their own lives—a needless loss of 8,000 service members a year.

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Monday 04/22/2019
Simple Supplement Promotes Deep Sleep
Posted: April 22, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Many people have trouble falling asleep, and there are many sleep supplement products available to help.

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ALS Must Not Defeat Us: A Message of Hope
Posted: April 22, 2019

(NewsUSA) - In 2001, Alan Alderman was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Many people know ALS as Lou Gehrig's disease, named after the famous baseball player who got the illness.

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5 reasons why egg freezing is right for you
Updated: April 24, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Do you want to have kids? For many, this question isn’t the easiest to answer. Whether you and your partner aren’t ready, if you haven’t found the “one,” or you wish to focus on your career for a bit before calling the stork, the idea of having a baby isn’t always black and white. No matter where you are in life, it’s important to understand your reproductive health and explore your options — because there are options! Egg freezing is one option that many women are seeking, and although it may seem scary to some, the technology offers women and families more flexibility in their pursuit of pregnancy.

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How Pulmonary Rehabilitation Helps COPD Patients Breathe Better
Posted: April 22, 2019

(StatePoint) If you’ve been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) you know that it can impact many different areas of your life. What you may not know is that early and consistent management of the disease can greatly improve outcomes and overall quality of life.

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Thursday 04/18/2019
Tips to Manage Asthma and Avoid Your Triggers
Posted: April 18, 2019

(StatePoint) More than 26 million Americans are living with asthma, including 6.2 million children. While there is no cure, asthma can be managed and treated so that those with the condition can live normal, healthy lives -- indoors as well as outdoors.

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4 Ways Pets Make Humans Better
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) While pet owners are responsible for taking care of their four-legged friends, they don’t always stop to think about how their pets take care of them in return. From their unconditional love to their ability to combat loneliness and teach empathy, pets provide physical, mental and emotional benefits that can help their owners be better people.

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Making an Environmental Impact
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features)As part of an effort to positively impact environmental change, many consumers care about the effect their shopping decisions may have on the world around them. As a way to aid in that mission, ALDI, which has never offered single-use plastic shopping bags, is aiming to make 100 percent of its private-label product packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. Find more information at ALDI.us.

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Improving Your Children’s Health
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:30 am

3 ways to take a proactive approach

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Wednesday 04/17/2019
Glitz, glam and fur: A dog show unlike any other
Posted: April 17, 2019

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Four Tips For Preventing Dog Attacks On Mail Carriers
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Can you picture a member of your family attacking a mail carrier? Of course you couldn't, but it happened 5,714 times last year across the nation.

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Tuesday 03/12/2019
The Benefits Of Hemp, Krill And Salmon Oil
Updated: March 14, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—If yours is among the nearly seven in 10 U.S. households with pets, you may be glad to learn of a good way to keep them healthy. Hemp seed, krill and salmon oil are some of nature’s best sources of natural essential fatty acids: omega-3 and omega-6 (EPA and DHA).

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Thursday 03/07/2019
Feature-Rich Dog Parks Are Coming to Towns Across America
Posted: March 07, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Lassie used to run free throughout the town, solving problems and rescuing kids in trouble.

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Thursday 02/28/2019
End A Threat To Dogs
Updated: March 02, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Recent outbreaks of canine parvovirus (parvo) have pet owners and health professionals seeking a safe, effective solution.

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Thursday 01/24/2019
Tips for Senior Dog Care
Posted: January 24, 2019

(StatePoint) As your dog ages, your care must evolve to meet your furry friend’s changing needs, particularly when it comes to mobility, injury-prevention and recovery.

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Wednesday 01/23/2019
Pets-Come-First Trend Unleashes Happy Results For Homeowner
Updated: March 08, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Some dog lovers show their puppy love with fancy dog food, a special spot on the sofa or toys and outfits.

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Tuesday 12/04/2018
How to Keep Dogs Safe During Cold Weather Walks
Posted: December 04, 2018

(StatePoint) Make winter a wonderland for dogs by ensuring they’re safe when temperatures drop.

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Saturday 10/13/2018
Celebrating Halloween Safely With Dogs
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:39 am

(StatePoint) Over half of pet parents plan to dress up their dogs for Halloween, according to a Wag! survey. 

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Wednesday 10/10/2018
5 things to know to help your pet live a healthier life
Updated: October 30, 2018 - 3:19 am

(BPT) - Pets are part of the family, so it’s important to practice preventative care to support their well-being and help them live long, healthy lives. Just like people, pets can be affected by chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and allergies. That's why it’s always good to stay informed and be proactive to help avoid or at least delay the onset of chronic conditions in pets. Here’s 5 things to know about caring for your pet:

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